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Schimmel CC213 vs. Kawai RX6 #288324
07/05/04 12:02 PM
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I am a new comer and hoping you can share some of your experience and thoughts with me.
To make a long story short, I went down to a dealer ready to purchase a new Kawai RX6. Upon arriving at the store, the dealer (wonderful person to work with by the way) played a Bosie (6') and a Schimmel CC213 for me. I was immediately struck by the Schimmel which I have no prior knowledge about. I loved the Schimmel sound over that of the Kawai. The Bosie was out of my price range even though I like it the most (I do prefer the deeper bass of the Schimmel over the Bosie which is 1' shorter.)
I personally prefer a dark sounding piano than a bright one and thus chose Kawai over the Yamaha. I have spent hours reading the forums on this site and in many cases the Schimmel was refered to as a "brighter" sounding piano which contradicts my own limited experience. But I also read in some forums that the new Schimmels are quite different tonaly than their earlier production, being darker sounding.
Can any one comment on the Schimmel CC213 vs. Kawai RX6 or shared some of your own thoughts and experiences?
Thanks in advance for your help!

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Re: Schimmel CC213 vs. Kawai RX6 #288325
07/05/04 12:25 PM
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(the french man)... No help !! The Schimmel is a great piano and you liked it !! So buy it !! (lol)

Re: Schimmel CC213 vs. Kawai RX6 #288326
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Can someone comment on the difference between the "new" Schimmel 213 vs. the "old" 213? I've read some posts here that stated the 2 are SIGNIFICANTLY different in tone. The one I listened to is manufactured in 2003 and I have not had any experience with the updated model which supposely have a wider tail - more in tune with the 169 and 189 models.
According to Schimmel North America the tail change is for production reason and does not change the sound significantly.

Re: Schimmel CC213 vs. Kawai RX6 #288327
07/05/04 07:36 PM
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My experience has been that RX-6's are "darker sounding" than CC213's. And between Yamaha C6's and CC213's, that's a toss-up, depends on the particular instruments.

But, "dark vs. Bright" does not completely describe the sound, thinking you like "dark sounding" piano does not mean you will actually like the "darkest sounding" piano the best.

With acoustic musical instruments, you won't really know what sound you like until you actually hear it. Once you heard the sound you like, don't let "dark vs. bright" stand in your way -- you know what you have heard, you like what you like.

(Similarly, don't fret too much between new vs. old Schimmel 213 either -- if you've found the sound you like, you've found the sound you like. wink )

Both RX-6 and CC213 are good pianos and either one will serve you well.

If you cannot decide yet, go hear the instruments some more, perhaps play the pianos yourself and see if you might prefer one piano's touch over the other's. IMO, RX-6 and CC213 do not sound alike and do not "feel" alike, spend more them with both, take your time to compare them, and I suspect your preference will become very clear before long.

Good luck! smile

Re: Schimmel CC213 vs. Kawai RX6 #288328
07/13/04 07:27 PM
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Thanks all for your help. I did end up purchasing the Schimmel CC213. Ultimately I have to trust what I hear with my own ears. Cheers!

Re: Schimmel CC213 vs. Kawai RX6 #288329
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Congratulations on the new piano! thumb

Re: Schimmel CC213 vs. Kawai RX6 #288330
07/14/04 04:26 AM
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WOW! Congratulations! Do post pictures when you get your Schimmel smile


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