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Originally Posted by lorez
So, about the speakers...I’ve determined the main issue causing the lack of crispness in the sound is that the samples of the 515 kind of suck. I own the American D on the Korg Module on my iPad and it sounds better to my ears. I even tried listening to the Synchron and Garritan CFXs demos and they sound really good through the 515 speakers. Not amazing, but good enough. So my next purchase will be a laptop capable of running either CFX. Read the new thread on the Synchron and it received a lot of praises so I may end up buying that. In the meantime I’ll play the Steinway model D. I thought the quest for a piano was finished, but it’s just begun.


Have you tried changing the eq, and also, tried the sound boost on setting one?

The one thing i' m also trying to figuire out, if it is possible to change individual note volume, as it shows in the smart pianist app, only problem is i haven't been able to connect to the smart pianist app yet.


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Nope. After testing the Garritan I’m even more convinced the samples used by Yamaha are not that great.

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Having lived with my P515 for a few weeks now I'm really surprised by those who say the action is even remotely heavy. I find it lighter than the CP4 and actually have a few concerns that it might not be heavy enough to facilitate good strength training. My hands whizz up and down on scales/arpeggios with very little resistance. I'd be keen to hear the thoughts of other owners on this.

As on overall package it's still impressive, though. The speakers do the job for me and the CFX sample is great...I almost never use the Bosendorfer, which sounds artificially soft and woody to me. The EPs are also really good if that's your thing.

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If you think p515 action is light , the fp90 and es8 actions are even lighter, not sure which actions are heavier in this class of pianos or if there even is


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Originally Posted by sh1
Having lived with my P515 for a few weeks now I'm really surprised by those who say the action is even remotely heavy. I find it lighter than the CP4 and actually have a few concerns that it might not be heavy enough to facilitate good strength training. My hands whizz up and down on scales/arpeggios with very little resistance. I'd be keen to hear the thoughts of other owners on this.

As on overall package it's still impressive, though. The speakers do the job for me and the CFX sample is great...I almost never use the Bosendorfer, which sounds artificially soft and woody to me. The EPs are also really good if that's your thing.

I was surprised by the heavy action comments as well.
Anything lighter, would be too light for me.


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Originally Posted by sh1
Having lived with my P515 for a few weeks now I'm really surprised by those who say the action is even remotely heavy. I find it lighter than the CP4 and actually have a few concerns that it might not be heavy enough to facilitate good strength training. My hands whizz up and down on scales/arpeggios with very little resistance. I'd be keen to hear the thoughts of other owners on this.

As on overall package it's still impressive, though. The speakers do the job for me and the CFX sample is great...I almost never use the Bosendorfer, which sounds artificially soft and woody to me. The EPs are also really good if that's your thing.

I was surprised by the heavy action comments as well.
Anything lighter, would be too light for me.



have you tried actions that are heavier if so which ones?


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Originally Posted by jeffscot
Originally Posted by sh1
Having lived with my P515 for a few weeks now I'm really surprised by those who say the action is even remotely heavy. I find it lighter than the CP4 and actually have a few concerns that it might not be heavy enough to facilitate good strength training. My hands whizz up and down on scales/arpeggios with very little resistance. I'd be keen to hear the thoughts of other owners on this.

As on overall package it's still impressive, though. The speakers do the job for me and the CFX sample is great...I almost never use the Bosendorfer, which sounds artificially soft and woody to me. The EPs are also really good if that's your thing.

I was surprised by the heavy action comments as well.
Anything lighter, would be too light for me.




+1
(though somedays I do like the Bosendorfer...)


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I've been playing a over a year, and am wondering whether to get an FP30 with stand and pedal (£500) or stump up more (£1500) for the p515.

Is the p515 worth the extra cash in terms of value?

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Originally Posted by ahumdrumoflife
I've been playing a over a year, and am wondering whether to get an FP30 with stand and pedal (£500) or stump up more (£1500) for the p515.

Is the p515 worth the extra cash in terms of value?

I have played both, they are in a different class of pianos, p515 definitely sounds better.

Interms of action, though p515 comes back up faster, but not sure if it heavier/lighter, its been a while. Also, p515 is easier to play into though keyboard, i.e if you are playing closer to fall board on a real piano...

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It’s heavier than the Roland FP-90 for sure, I played them side by side at a local music store. And the action of the FP-90 seems to be highly praised. I personally found it heavy in the beginning because I came from a non weighted synth action midi keyboard (the Korg Microkey Air 49, which also has mini keys). Now, after not even a month of two hours daily practice, it’s completely fine to me.

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P515 - made in japan? made in china?


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Originally Posted by Hitry Plan
P515 - made in japan? made in china?


„The product wears a YAMAHA brand and is made in a YAMAHA factory. The quality meets YAMAHA standards and carries a YAMAHA warranty.“
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Originally Posted by Hitry Plan
P515 - made in japan? made in china?


Mine says Made in Indonesia. The label is under the keyboard so I had to crawl under the stand.

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I'm loving mine, don't much care where it's made. Now, I'm jonesin' for the backordered furniture stand so I can use my triple pedal assembly.

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Originally Posted by Bobby Simons
I'm loving mine, don't much care where it's made. Now, I'm jonesin' for the backordered furniture stand so I can use my triple pedal assembly.


You can use a couple of bungee cords to attach it to your existing stand. That’s how I attached it to my Z stand. I have the furniture stand but need to rearrange my apartment to put the piano in its final place so I haven’t set it up yet.

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Originally Posted by Bobby Simons
I'm loving mine, don't much care where it's made. Now, I'm jonesin' for the backordered furniture stand so I can use my triple pedal assembly.


Where did you order from? I recently ordered from Kraft Music and they originally projected the stand would ship in June, but I just found out it should be here Monday. My original order was around 4/19

Excited to get this thing on the furniture stand, though it was really nice of the store to ship a free x-stand so I could start playing right away.

It has been taking me a bit to adjust to the different sound of the P515 coming from a px150, but overall I have been very happy with it. Trying to focus on getting back to practicing instead of fumbling with settings, but its a struggle smile

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I'm loving mine, don't much care where it's made. Now, I'm jonesin' for the backordered furniture stand so I can use my triple pedal assembly.


Where did you order from? I recently ordered from Kraft Music and they originally projected the stand would ship in June, but I just found out it should be here Monday. My original order was around 4/19

Excited to get this thing on the furniture stand, though it was really nice of the store to ship a free x-stand so I could start playing right away.

It has been taking me a bit to adjust to the different sound of the P515 coming from a px150, but overall I have been very happy with it. Trying to focus on getting back to practicing instead of fumbling with settings, but its a struggle smile

Also from Kraft, on 4/25. I will send a hopeful email to Jake, my salesman.
Any new instrument is an adjustment - still acclimating my fingers to the feel of the new action, but I'm loving it! In my case, I have deliberately left everything else turned off in my music room and play only the Yamaha through it's own speakers.
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@Bobby Simons only: Was that picture taken in a showroom? Or is that your own equipment? It the latter ... why so many keyboards?

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Originally Posted by MacMacMac
why so many keyboard?

Guitar Acquisition Syndrome. wink


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why so many keyboard?

Guitar Acquisition Syndrome. wink


You mean Gear Acquisition Syndrome.

Can you give us a tour of the keyboards?

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