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Re: Yamaha P-515 vs. DGX-660 (Ownership Comparison)
major_key_minor #2982769 05/23/20 10:24 AM
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How does the action feel different between the DGX-660 and the P-515? I have a P-115 (which has the same GHS action as the DGX-660) and wondered if the P-550 action is heavier than that? I tend to like a heavier action.

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Re: Yamaha P-515 vs. DGX-660 (Ownership Comparison)
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the P-515 is quite a bit heavier but in a more "realistic" way. The feedback feels much better

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and significantly longer keys...


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Re: Yamaha P-515 vs. DGX-660 (Ownership Comparison)
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Everything about the 515 action is better than that on the DGX.
Except for one thing.

It is not as fast. That has affected my playing of certain tunes, one of which is Schumann's "Italian Sailors", Love that one. Drives me crazy playing it at speed. But I'm getting there.

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major_key_minor #2982821 05/23/20 12:18 PM
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My student has the 515 and it's fine if you like a heavier stiffer action. I prefer the lighter action on the ES110 .


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One thing i forgot to add; the P515 action is a tiny bit noisier than the DGX-660. The NWX action is by no means loud but the GHS action is very quiet.


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Re: Yamaha P-515 vs. DGX-660 (Ownership Comparison)
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Originally Posted by peterws
Everything about the 515 action is better than that on the DGX.
Except for one thing.

It is not as fast. That has affected my playing of certain tunes, one of which is Schumann's "Italian Sailors", Love that one. Drives me crazy playing it at speed. But I'm getting there.

Ok, now I have to listen to a recording of "Italian Sailors"! grin

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Originally Posted by 88/10
Originally Posted by peterws
Everything about the 515 action is better than that on the DGX.
Except for one thing.

It is not as fast. That has affected my playing of certain tunes, one of which is Schumann's "Italian Sailors", Love that one. Drives me crazy playing it at speed. But I'm getting there.

Ok, now I have to listen to a recording of "Italian Sailors"! grin

Here's my unworthy effort fwiw . . . .couldn't manage the last few notes to speed. Still can't

https://youtu.be/bY81mXMOEvU


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Re: Yamaha P-515 vs. DGX-660 (Ownership Comparison)
peterws #2984297 05/26/20 04:38 PM
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Hey, I like it!! Nice job and beautiful sound by the way! Thanks so much for the feedback on the P-515.

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The P515's internal speakers depend on where you put it. Big rooms are obviously the best. Still, they're not as good as the DGX-660's speakers. (Also the headphone jack is 6.3mm which is annoying).


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Originally Posted by 88/10
Hey, I like it!! Nice job and beautiful sound by the way! Thanks so much for the feedback on the P-515.

That was the DGX650 btw . . .


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I too had concerns about p515 speakers. Particularly I thought brightness was not there.
This was in the beginning , however after tweeting settings I’m quite happy,speakers are way better than my old p515

Try these settings :

Touch: soft1
Brilliance: 5-7
High eq: 2
Low eq: 2
Mid eq: 1
Reverb :10 or 15
Ambiance: concert hall


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Re: Yamaha P-515 vs. DGX-660 (Ownership Comparison)
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Originally Posted by Jitin
I too had concerns about p515 speakers. Particularly I thought brightness was not there.
This was in the beginning , however after tweeting settings I’m quite happy,speakers are way better than my old p515

Try these settings :

Touch: soft1
Brilliance: 5-7
High eq: 2
Low eq: 2
Mid eq: 1
Reverb :10 or 15
Ambiance: concert hall


You talking about the equ to the right of the piano? I've never used that yet. There was a slider equ on the FP60, and 90 which i tried and they worked brilliantly, giving those slabs a distictly un-slab-like sound . . . .


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Originally Posted by peterws
Originally Posted by Jitin
I too had concerns about p515 speakers. Particularly I thought brightness was not there.
This was in the beginning , however after tweeting settings I’m quite happy,speakers are way better than my old p515

Try these settings :

Touch: soft1
Brilliance: 5-7
High eq: 2
Low eq: 2
Mid eq: 1
Reverb :10 or 15
Ambiance: concert hall


You talking about the equ to the right of the piano? I've never used that yet. There was a slider equ on the FP60, and 90 which i tried and they worked brilliantly, giving those slabs a distictly un-slab-like sound . . . .

Yes,you could set it to flat/ mellow/bright/ user... go to user to change the individual high/ mid/ low frequencies , and make sure the touch is soft1 and lid position in piano designer is open all the way, let me know how it works for you


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Finally upgraded the speaker setup. Went with the Polk S15 that i was using with my PC. I actually ordered Polk S20s but upon receiving them, realized they were too big so using them with my computer instead. The amp is SMSL SA100. First impression is it sounds very good with a very "meaty" mid-range. Much much better now.

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The P-515 is a really good looking DP. I put my equalizer at low + 3, medium + 1 and high + 2. Lid full, brightness 4/5/6, touch med and reverb concert hall 20.
https://imgur.com/a/flNuHSM

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