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Piano Disc Cons?
#2961531 03/29/20 12:41 PM
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Hello - I am considering purchasing a 20-year-old Steinway M with the Piano Disc system. Are there any disadvantages to having a player system from a technical or maintenance standpoint? How does a player system affect the resale value? Are there any disadvantages to this particular player system? Any advice is much appreciated.
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Ebjc #2962077 03/30/20 11:44 PM
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The important question is if the Pianodisc system is 20 years old or if it was added later. If the Pianodisc system is 20 years it is very much outdated. Think of it this way, try using a 20 year old cell phone or run a twenty year old computer. If it is a newer system, the newer the better. Some of the older Pianodisc systems are not supported any more, so no easy way to get repair parts. This is in no way a knock on Pianodisc. Try and take a 20 year old cell phone to Verizon and see if they will repair it. That being said it could be upgraded to a new Pianodisc system if you like the concept of hearing it play. Many of the necessary modifications to install a new system have already been made to this piano. If the Pianodisc was installed correctly it should not take anything away from the pianos performance but especially 20 years ago the quality of installations was dependent on the experience and skill of the installer. Never a bad idea to have a good piano technician who knows Pianodisc systems take a look.


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Thanks for your advice, Larry. The outfit selling the piano is going to update the system. Is there anything negative or anything in particular I should be aware of about Steinway Ms of this era?


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