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I’m seriously considering buying a Yamaha P 515 instead of a 645. What would be a fair price to pay for this? Probably going later today to make the deal. I also need the stand and the 3 pedal accessories. I don’t need a bench. Anything else I should consider?

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Picked mine up about 5 weeks ago and paid $1499 locally and they threw in a free Gator piano cover. Unfortunety I had issues with the middle two octaves and had to replace it with a new one. This is why I bought locally on a bulky item as shipping back to an online dealer would have been a PITA. All of the stands I looked at didnt work for me so I went with a Sit Stand desk from Ikea, its awesome! Any height on demand.

https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/idasen-desk-sit-stand-brown-dark-gray-s89281011/

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The original Yamaha stand for the P515 is much cheaper (and good looking compared to that ikea table):

https://www.thomann.de/it/yamaha_l_515_b.htm

and it's perfect if you use the original Yamaha 3-pedals accessory:

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In the Prices Paid thread there are recorded four sales in the US:

ly95. . . . . . . USA. . .Jul-18 . . 1545 . .Kraft Music online
sherrycherrysc. . PA . . .Apr-19 . . 1499 . .Musicians Friend online
JJHLH . . . . . . TX . . .Mar-19 . . 1499 . .Kraft Music online
pwl . . . . . . . CA . . .Jul-19 . . 1199 . .Santa Clara, CA Guitar Center

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Built a three tiered hutch to go behind the piano to hold music and speakers. I looked at that yamaha stand and its pretty cheaply made, needed something sturdy for my personal setup. Didnt want to be limited to one position for playing...

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Of course Yamaha doesn't use solid cherry wood to make that stand. But it does the job and it looks very nice with the P515 and the 3 pedals accessory.

I'm curious to see your finished work with the stand and that hutch behind the piano (with the speakers too). wink

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Hello Stoneyarder --

Can you explain what the issues were with the two middle octaves? I realize that some owners - including myself - feel the middle area of the keyboard have a somewhat harsh/unrealistic sound and was wondering if your issue went beyond that.

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Originally Posted by magicpiano
Of course Yamaha doesn't use solid cherry wood to make that stand. But it does the job and it looks very nice with the P515 and the 3 pedals accessory.

I'm curious to see your finished work with the stand and that hutch behind the piano (with the speakers too). wink


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Still talking with the engineers at Adam audio to figure out the best setup for what I want to do. Will update...

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Hello Stoneyarder --

Can you explain what the issues were with the two middle octaves? I realize that some owners - including myself - feel the middle area of the keyboard have a somewhat harsh/unrealistic sound and was wondering if your issue went beyond that.


Yes. When I played the notes openly holding them down until full decay, starting with middle C, the note would start out flat, then go sharp. then flat again. I went through the entire menu trying to adjust for it with no success, drove me nuts. Then I did a few factory resets and that still did not help. It was out of tune and had to do with the internal electronics. I heard it when I first played but it seemed to get worse over the next few weeks. At which point the wife was able to finally hear it. The speakers on the 515 are junk, which made it all the worse when trying to listen intently. They cannot handle the full range of dynamics an 88 keyed keyboard can deliver. I have noticed that at the factory settings on the new one the tones are "bright" so turning down the brightness and also setting the EQ to "user" it seems neccesary to adjust the mids to where you like them, it helps. The best way to desribe the speakers on it are like taking a full blown CFX and putting it into a tiny closet and expecting symphony hall sounds. Not going to happen... The reverb seems to make things worse. Try a factory reset then, CFX, turn reverb off, then hit EQ> USER> and adjust the lows, mid and hi. Hope that helps. If not, let me know what you hear that you dont like... Stone

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This just dawned on me after watching a piano tuning video. The original 515 on the middle two octaves seemed like one of the three strings was tuned correctly and the other two were off...

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Originally Posted by Stoneyarder
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Still talking with the engineers at Adam audio to figure out the best setup for what I want to do. Will update...

That's nice. It would be better if the table top was more dark, as the other elements you made above it. As for the piano, I think it should be placed at the very start of the table to make it more similar to a cabinet-style piano.

P.S.: you messed up with the tags for the picture in your post...

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Just got the furniture stand for my P515. It's very sturdy and looks nice. No wobbling. I'd say it's a bit overpriced though.


Started playing piano in early 2017. My YouTube channel:
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I you don't mind the question ... how much?
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Just got the furniture stand for my P515. It's very sturdy and looks nice. No wobbling. I'd say it's a bit overpriced though.

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a lot of money. too much


Started playing piano in early 2017. My YouTube channel:
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I ordered the P 515 yesterday but have to wait until the store receives them...a few days to a week maybe. Then they will deliver and set it up, and remove my old Technics DP that no longer works. Total cost for the P515, the stand, the 3pedal option, a cover, a clip-on light, delivery and removal of my old DP, and sales tax is about $1875. Much cheaper than buying the 645 which was my other choice. I’m good with that!


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