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Re: Yamaha NU1X or U1 Silent Piano?! [Re: bsharp77] #2898919
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Originally Posted by bsharp77
I guess i'm a Yamaha man - everyone has different tastes when it comes to piano sounds and key action....no point having a great speaker system if its not playing the sound you like!
I tried a Kawai CA58/78 a few weeks back along with a Yamaha CLP635/645.
I dismissed the Kawai's immediately - hated the keyboards and the sound was not to my taste at all - much too soft.
Coming from a band background and due also to the styles of music I like to play, I love a bright punchy piano sound and a good responsive action.
The upright action and sound of the NU1X seems to actually better suited to the style of stuff I want to play rather than the dearer grand action of the N2X which was quite a revelation to me when I watched the video comparing the 2 side by side.

The CLP645 sounds good enough....and would do fine.....but I need something that gives me a bit more feeling and excitement to sit down and play.
I'm hoping the NU1X will be just the machine for the job.
As mentioned, I guess i'll not know until I actually sit down at one and try for myself - so I will definitely report back once i've had a chance.

With that further description, the N1UX might be perfect for you. But I'm also going to throw out one I've never suggested before, but there is always a first time. Given your taste in music, what about giving the Nord Grand a try? It's about 25% cheaper than the NU1X, won't have as great or authentic as action, but you might like the sounds even better. BTW, just throwing this idea out there.





across the stone, deathless piano performances

"Discipline is more reliable than motivation." -by a contributor on Reddit r/piano
"Success is 10% inspiration, and 90% perspiration." -by some other wise person
"Pianoteq manages to keep it all together yet simultaneously also go in all directions; like a quantum particle entangled with an unknown and spooky parallel universe simply waiting to be discovered." -by Pete14
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Re: Yamaha NU1X or U1 Silent Piano?! [Re: bsharp77] #2898940
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Originally Posted by bsharp77

I'll hopefully get the chance to try the NU1X either this weekend or next - i'll know within 10 seconds if its for me or not, but I'm definitely favouring it over a cheap U1 at the minute.

The usual mantra, don't forget to reset the sounds to factory settings, and if trying by headphone take your own.

I have an NU1 and was curious about upgrading to an NU1X, but when I tried it in a store I was distinctly unimpressed. The dynamics across the keys was all over the place, and the resulting tone, even on the main CFX (which the NU1 has too) was just not right. I even posted about it in the forum here. Anyway after some reflection, I returned, did a factory reset and test played again. Big mistake, now I’m looking at upgrading for sure. grin

Re: Yamaha NU1X or U1 Silent Piano?! [Re: Pete14] #2898956
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Originally Posted by Pete14
If I had to pick between the NU1X and the U1 Silent Piano, I would choose the NV5.


I've never heard or played the NV5, so I'd be very hesitant to just declare it the winner. But that's just me.

It may well be worth waiting a couple of months for the NV5 to be released to compare it directly against both Yamaha options.


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Re: Yamaha NU1X or U1 Silent Piano?! [Re: bsharp77] #2898967
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If you can play it even just sometimes, my vote goes to the U1. The NU1X is a great digital, but it's still not an acoustic.


Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop
Originally Posted by U3piano
Originally Posted by Morten Olsson

I play the U1 late at night regularly on full blast and my wife and kids have gotten used to it and sleep right through it smile
Nice. cool

Morten should include a pic of himself so we know he still in possession of his head. wink

Because in his shoes, I wouldn't be! crazy


Maybe his playing is sleep inducing? smirk

Re: Yamaha NU1X or U1 Silent Piano?! [Re: Gombessa] #2898969
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Originally Posted by Gombessa
Originally Posted by Pete14
If I had to pick between the NU1X and the U1 Silent Piano, I would choose the NV5.


I've never heard or played the NV5, so I'd be very hesitant to just declare it the winner. But that's just me.

It may well be worth waiting a couple of months for the NV5 to be released to compare it directly against both Yamaha options.


........but James says it’s the best! laugh

Re: Yamaha NU1X or U1 Silent Piano?! [Re: Pete14] #2898970
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Originally Posted by Pete14
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Originally Posted by Pete14
If I had to pick between the NU1X and the U1 Silent Piano, I would choose the NV5.
I've never heard or played the NV5, so I'd be very hesitant to just declare it the winner. But that's just me.

It may well be worth waiting a couple of months for the NV5 to be released to compare it directly against both Yamaha options.
........but James says it’s the best! laugh

Actually, that would be rather uncharacteristic of James to declare anything the best... except for Pianoteq.


across the stone, deathless piano performances

"Discipline is more reliable than motivation." -by a contributor on Reddit r/piano
"Success is 10% inspiration, and 90% perspiration." -by some other wise person
"Pianoteq manages to keep it all together yet simultaneously also go in all directions; like a quantum particle entangled with an unknown and spooky parallel universe simply waiting to be discovered." -by Pete14
Re: Yamaha NU1X or U1 Silent Piano?! [Re: U3piano] #2898986
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Originally Posted by U3piano
If you can play it even just sometimes, my vote goes to the U1. The NU1X is a great digital, but it's still not an acoustic.


Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop
Originally Posted by U3piano
Originally Posted by Morten Olsson

I play the U1 late at night regularly on full blast and my wife and kids have gotten used to it and sleep right through it smile
Nice. cool

Morten should include a pic of himself so we know he still in possession of his head. wink

Because in his shoes, I wouldn't be! crazy


Maybe his playing is sleep inducing? smirk


Hey ! smile

Re: Yamaha NU1X or U1 Silent Piano?! [Re: Tyrone Slothrop] #2898988
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Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop
Originally Posted by Pete14
Originally Posted by Gombessa
Originally Posted by Pete14
If I had to pick between the NU1X and the U1 Silent Piano, I would choose the NV5.
I've never heard or played the NV5, so I'd be very hesitant to just declare it the winner. But that's just me.

It may well be worth waiting a couple of months for the NV5 to be released to compare it directly against both Yamaha options.
........but James says it’s the best! laugh

Actually, that would be rather uncharacteristic of James to declare anything the best... except for Pianoteq.


All threads lead to Pianoteq! All they need do now is produce the multi-gigabyte version to keep everyone happy . . .

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Re: Yamaha NU1X or U1 Silent Piano?! [Re: Morten Olsson] #2898993
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Originally Posted by Morten Olsson


Hey ! smile


Because it's so smooth and soothing, I mean. blush whistle eek

Re: Yamaha NU1X or U1 Silent Piano?! [Re: bsharp77] #2899017
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Haha smile

Actually my 8 year old likes to go to sleep to me playing wink
The last couple of weeks where I had both the acoustic and the ES8 I put the ES8 in her room and practiced there in the evening while she went to sleep smile

Re: Yamaha NU1X or U1 Silent Piano?! [Re: Morten Olsson] #2899020
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Originally Posted by Morten Olsson
Haha smile

Actually my 8 year old likes to go to sleep to me playing wink
The last couple of weeks where I had both the acoustic and the ES8 I put the ES8 in her room and practiced there in the evening while she went to sleep smile

Obviously you weren't practicing the 3rd movement of the Appassionata



across the stone, deathless piano performances

"Discipline is more reliable than motivation." -by a contributor on Reddit r/piano
"Success is 10% inspiration, and 90% perspiration." -by some other wise person
"Pianoteq manages to keep it all together yet simultaneously also go in all directions; like a quantum particle entangled with an unknown and spooky parallel universe simply waiting to be discovered." -by Pete14
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Indeed I was not.
At my current level easier Chopin pieces are where I’m at smile

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Originally Posted by Morten Olsson
Indeed I was not.
At my current level easier Chopin pieces are where I’m at smile

Some day I'll be at your level smile


across the stone, deathless piano performances

"Discipline is more reliable than motivation." -by a contributor on Reddit r/piano
"Success is 10% inspiration, and 90% perspiration." -by some other wise person
"Pianoteq manages to keep it all together yet simultaneously also go in all directions; like a quantum particle entangled with an unknown and spooky parallel universe simply waiting to be discovered." -by Pete14
Re: Yamaha NU1X or U1 Silent Piano?! [Re: bsharp77] #2899598
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Everyone will have a different preference.
I tried Kawai CA, CLP & NU1X plus Casio GP
I might start another thread on this.
Nothing can compare to a real acoustic. There is a silent piano Yamaha,U1SH2PEQ SILENT
They gave you the best of both worlds.
I will personally go for the U1 silent.
All the so-called advanced modeling is to imitate what an acoustic piano sound and feel. Why don't we just get the real thing!

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Originally Posted by Ppff

Everyone will have a different preference.
I tried Kawai CA, CLP & NU1X plus Casio GP
I might start another thread on this.
Nothing can compare to a real acoustic. There is a silent piano Yamaha,U1SH2PEQ SILENT
They gave you the best of both worlds.
I will personally go for the U1 silent.
All the so-called advanced modeling is to imitate what an acoustic piano sound and feel. Why don't we just get the real thing!


I would have chosen K300aures instead of U1silent in this case, to enjoy acoustic&digital soundboard driving.
Unless you have a particular preference for Yamaha products.


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