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New Yamaha C2X or older DC2?
#2997923 07/02/20 03:36 PM
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Hello, all, just wanted to get some advice. Looking at getting a baby grand for our new house. We have space for up to a 6' piano. Price range I was thinking $10K-$20K (I know, wide range).

I've always liked the Yamaha feel and sound, although the GB/GC series seems really bright to me. There is a new C2X close by, priced $27K but I'm sure I could negotiate a bit lower (store closing). The other option I'm considering is a DC2 Mark II, made in 1998, but well kept. Owner would accept $8,000.

Any thoughts one vs the other? I'd want to upgrade the Disklavier module, so add ~$1500 for the new module. I loved the feel of the C2X, haven't played the DC2 yet.

The "Silent system" would be appealing to me, as I have 2 small kids and I work lots of evenings/overnights as an ER doc. I end up playing late night or early morning with headphones on my electric keyboard, which is wholly unsatisfying.

Thanks! I've been wanting to get a grand piano since I was 10 years old and finally have the space, money and motivation to get one smile

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Re: New Yamaha C2X or older DC2?
J-Net #2998020 07/02/20 08:04 PM
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First try the DC2. If you really like it as much as the C2X, get an independent tech to inspect it and make sure you can upgrade the Disklavier unit. If you much prefer the new C2X, get it and keep your digital for silent practice. I’ve always liked/loved the C and CX Yamaha pianos.
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Re: New Yamaha C2X or older DC2?
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Sorry to hear of any piano store closing. It might be good news for you, though.


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Re: New Yamaha C2X or older DC2?
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If you have always liked the Yamaha sound you won't like the C2X because it does not sound like a C2, with a different scale, different hammers, different soundboard, different scaling and different standards on material procurement.

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Originally Posted by Steve Jackson
If you have always liked the Yamaha sound you won't like the C2X because it does not sound like a C2, with a different scale, different hammers, different soundboard, different scaling and different standards on material procurement.

Steve

Maybe just my ears but the CXs do still have a similar sound to their older relatives the C series. I played a C3 side by side with a C3X and noticed a slight difference, the C3X was a bit warmer and had a bit rounder tone, but not $14,000 dollar increase in price, which is why I bought the C3. I haven’t heard many Yamaha fans that don’t like the improvements made to the CX series. I enjoyed it but just didn’t find it enough of an improvement to shell out the rather dramatic price increase in 2012. I guess everyone‘s ears and taste are different.


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