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Do you think Feurich tone is similar Kawai RX?
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While I was trying Feurich 179cm, I thought the tone was quite similar to Kawai rather than Yamaha.
For me, I think Feurich has slightly more heavier and thicker tone than RX and RX has slightly clearer little more precise in overall and little bit like digital piano in treble note.

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Originally Posted by tony3304
For me, I think Feurich has slightly more heavier and thicker tone than RX and RX has slightly clearer little more precise in overall and little bit like digital piano in treble note.
I would agree with that description.


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I think in these two examples the Kawai definitely wins.
However........

Different pianists
Different music
Different acoustic
Different prep
Different recording set up
Different playback quality
etc

And....I am listening on a different system than you are.
And.......it is likely what I am listening for is different than what you are listening for.

Go play the Feurichs. If you like it best for your budget, go ahead and buy it. It wont be a big mistake. A Kawai RX is fine too, if that is your preference after playing one.


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I agree. Kawai RX has more organised, balanced and refined tone throughout the whole range. The problem is I can't find Kawai RX in this country. For my playing style, Kawai is more suited but Feurich is also fine.

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The Feurich and Kawai sound different.

But apart from the piano, the recording technique used might also make a huge difference. And of course the prep (tuning, voicing etc.)

Here is my Kawai RX-2 (2005) recorded in three different setups:

Close miking to strings with Zoom Q3HD:
https://youtu.be/H5XZkO6btfg

Distant miking with Zoom Q3HD:
https://youtu.be/DWyjpJVaYzc

Distant miking with two Rode NT5 mics:
https://youtu.be/4X11fbPFgcY

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Originally Posted by Hakki
But apart from the piano, the recording technique used might also make a huge difference. And of course the prep (tuning, voicing etc.)
That is certainly the case for the two videos in the original post. The Feurich is in a very large room, yet has no reverb to speak of - which means it is close-miked with little in the way of post-processing.

The Kawai is recorded in a small room, yet has the reverb from a much larger room - which means it has had substantial post-processing done.

So it's hard to get an accurate comparison in these circumstances.

I do agree that the Feurich sounds closer to a Kawai sound than a Yamaha, but that's about as much as I could say.

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Trying to make fine distinctions in tone from random youtube recordings where there is no attempt to record under the same conditions and random amounts of post processing is a pretty pointless exercise. At least try to find videos that attempt a true comparison (and then hope they aren't biased and shading the reviews).


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