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CLP 735 vs CA49 vs HP704
#3052077 12/02/20 02:49 PM
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So yeah. I cant decide. i think theres good and less good with all of them. Roland has a 10 year warranty here while the kawai and the yamaha only has 2 years. Does anyone have experience with these 3 dp's?

I tried all of them several times and i think its between the CA49 and HP704..

The roland is the cheapest one with the kawai close after and then the clp735 being the most expensive.

Thank you!

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If you find them to be relatively equal, and the Roland is cheapest, and has the best warranty, then I think that's your answer.


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Originally Posted by terminaldegree
If you find them to be relatively equal, and the Roland is cheapest, and has the best warranty, then I think that's your answer.

Very good point actually.. just having a very difficult time since im a student and its a pretty hefty sum for me laugh

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Einaudio #3052099 12/02/20 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by terminaldegree
If you find them to be relatively equal, and the Roland is cheapest, and has the best warranty, then I think that's your answer.

Very good point actually.. just having a very difficult time since im a student and its a pretty hefty sum for me laugh
I know your feelings but really in the end, the only opinion that matter is yours and what you feel AND hear when trying them out. I tested so many while deciding for my own piano moving from a grand to digital and indeed it can be confusing specially since listening environment can change how an instrument sounds so much. I personally was NOT a fan of the 735, 745 (or even 785 for that matter) but when i tested those I was mainly focusing vs the CA79 and 99. I have not had a chance to try the 704 though.


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I had the occasion to try the HP-704 and I was very impressed with the key action.
Sound was good. I wasn't bother by the modelling of the sound. The Roland Cabinet was gorgeous.
One thing I disliked is that the HP-704 wont accept audio to the DP over USB. That is something I love about my P-515 as it makes everything very simple since the DP will act as a midi keyboard and speaker for the PC with a single usb cable. I believe Yamaha's call it Steinberg USB and it needs a special driver on the PC to work. But it is lifechanger for my use.
I believe you can do kind of the same thing on the Roland by using an aditionnal cable from the audio out of the PC to the audio in of the Roland. So that might not be a show stopper for you.


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Einaudio #3052213 12/02/20 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Einaudio
So yeah. I cant decide. i think theres good and less good with all of them. Roland has a 10 year warranty here while the kawai and the yamaha only has 2 years. Does anyone have experience with these 3 dp's?

I tried all of them several times and i think its between the CA49 and HP704..

The roland is the cheapest one with the kawai close after and then the clp735 being the most expensive.

Thank you!
I was selecting between 745 and 706 just a week ago and ordered 745. Did it because I was able to try 735 hands-on, while LX series were not on stand that time. From reviews I have seen there is a decent number of people still saying that Roland modeling still sounds too synth for them, although I like modeling more as a concept. For Kawai - I liked action, it seemed on-pair by enjoyability with 735, but I did not like mellow SK EX sound of their samples - Yamaha CFX extra bright sound was much better as for me.

Also you can get 5 years extended warranty on Clavinovas, in EU at least.
https://europe.yamaha.com/en/support/warranty/avantgrand-nu1-clavinova-extended-warranty.html

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Thanks for your answers i really appreciate it!

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Originally Posted by Einaudio
So yeah. I cant decide. i think theres good and less good with all of them. Roland has a 10 year warranty here while the kawai and the yamaha only has 2 years. Does anyone have experience with these 3 dp's?

I tried all of them several times and i think its between the CA49 and HP704..

The roland is the cheapest one with the kawai close after and then the clp735 being the most expensive.

Thank you!
I was selecting between 745 and 706 just a week ago and ordered 745. Did it because I was able to try 735 hands-on, while LX series were not on stand that time. From reviews I have seen there is a decent number of people still saying that Roland modeling still sounds too synth for them, although I like modeling more as a concept. For Kawai - I liked action, it seemed on-pair by enjoyability with 735, but I did not like mellow SK EX sound of their samples - Yamaha CFX extra bright sound was much better as for me.

Also you can get 5 years extended warranty on Clavinovas, in EU at least.
https://europe.yamaha.com/en/support/warranty/avantgrand-nu1-clavinova-extended-warranty.html
Just a quick piece of info, you can always make the sound brighter if so desired with the virtual technician. Plenty of options there including Bright 1 and 2 for example among others.
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