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Fame Grand 200 digital
#2892401 09/20/19 04:21 PM
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Hi all,

I'm Michael, from Liège, Belgium.

I play piano but I especially like composing music.
songs or movie music.

here is my site to listen to my compositions.
http://www.michaeldubois.be/

I already had used acoustic pianos, but since I live in an apartment,
it's difficult

I am interested in this piano.
the Fame Grand 200.
https://www.musicstore.com/fr_BE/EUR/Fame-Grand-200-Digital-Grand/art-EPI0000850-000

https://youtu.be/e1uXwdjrQwk

it's a Medeli piano.
I read negative or mixed reviews on this brand.

It is so bad?

this piano would serve me to play variety, a little jazz and compose

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I know someone which has return a Medeli digital piano because the soundboard effect (damper pedal down) was buggy (white noise or something like this).


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Originally Posted by monsieurmickey
It is so bad?

To be honest ... yes.

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monsieurmickey #2892530 09/21/19 01:49 AM
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why musicstore or thomman sell these pianos?
they must have only returns

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monsieurmickey #2892543 09/21/19 04:23 AM
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These Medeli/Ringway/Dynatone and other "mystery pianos" are a difficult topic.

Many people here might not actually have any personal experience of them. I don't.

Still it's common to think and say that they are crap. Which they might be.

So, an easy solution is simply to stick with Yamaha/Roland/Kawai/Casio/whatever else is considered as an "established manufacturer" that has the "stamp of approval" from Piano World Forum members. wink

The list might also include e.g. Korg, Dexibell and Gewa.

Medeli is very quiet on any technical details on their products. Recently they have removed some older models from their own website and there's no more anything similar to the Fame. It could be one of the older models with a low 64 note polyphony and awful sounds. Problems could include audible sample looping and unnaturally short decay.

It's funny that it takes German music stores rebranding Medeli pianos to even "leak" the name of the hammer action inside. Medeli does sometimes mention if the model has their K8 action. Otherwise nothing. We know there's a K6 that Kurzweil also sometimes uses and a German music store has "leaked" that some models have a mysterious "HA-88 S500", unless it's a name they made up.

So, there isn't that much useful information around. There are very few sound samples on Medeli's site, a few more on the sites of German music stores (Thomann, Kirstein, Musicstore...), Gear4Music and some videos on YouTube.

The sounds and actions could be "good enough" for many and there are also positive reviews. It would be easy to say that those people are just ignorant.

But if your expectations are not too high then maybe you could live with a Medeli(?)

What it is in that model that interests you?
- The shape?
- The number of various sounds?
- The backing rhytms?
- The price?

There may be better options.

Since you are in Benelux and adventurous with "lesser" brands, you can have a look at https://digitalepiano.be/SGP600.php too:

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It sounds like an older Clavinova. And the touch is...a mystery. laugh Some higher end Dynatones have several distinctively different piano sounds. But they are not quite at Yamaha/Kawai level.

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monsieurmickey #2892545 09/21/19 04:26 AM
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The Medeli SP-4200 for example doesn't seem completely hopeless, but I'm sure we'll soon have a long list of all the problems people can point out in the sound:


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thank you very much for your clarification.
thank you also for the Dynatone link.
I had seen it under the mark "classenti" and the importer uk told me that it was no longer manufactured.

yes I like the form and the price.
yamaha and roland are very expensive.

I will try Fame in Cologne but now
I will learn about the dynatone.

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Hi all,

Finally, I bought the Fame Grand 200
I took a risk, it's true.
I ordered it from musicstore without trying it.

I have had it for 1 month and I am very satisfied for the moment ...

It has a beautiful finish, the sound is very correct.
The keyboard is quite realistic and pleasant.
I already had a Yamaha keyboard and a Casio, and it's the best.

We'll see over time...

I post some pictures

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Looks very nice. Thanks for posting. I would love to listeng how it plays.

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I just did a quick demo of the piano to give you an idea of the sound

Fame Grand 200 Demo

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