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Originally Posted by Mickey_
Finally, an ES520 review (in German, but with English subtitles):

To me, the black & red-shirt's duo reviews are always the same, as their shirts (btw, aren't they cold with just a shirt in these times?). At first the red-shirt man is the one playing... He plays some jazzy things using the main piano sound of the instrument, then the black-shirt guy intervenes with some very little excerpts from Beethoven, Schubert, Debussy and Grieg pieces, and finally the red-shirt guy returns with other jazzy or pop things but this time using electric pianos and other sounds.

Unfortunately, in this ES520 review there was no Debussy and no Grieg. He played these pieces even in a review of a very cheap Thomann DP-28 but not in this review... frown cry

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Here's another ES520 review, from Alamo Music Center:



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Available "ship to store now," but no demo models in stores yet (LA).


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Originally Posted by Mickey_
Here's another ES520 review, from Alamo Music Center:


Thanks for posting!

I quite enjoy the banter between these two guys.

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Now, this video might be of interest to some:



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I like this guy, plain and simple.



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I like the bald guy's accent, it just makes you trust him. He's like, yea this has all this stuff, I don't use it, it's probably good but whatever, I just like the piano. laugh laugh

OMG, he says what everyone was thinking, price the 520 @ $700, 920 @ ~$1000..

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Originally Posted by jeffcat
I like the bald guy's accent, it just makes you trust him. He's like, yea this has all this stuff, I don't use it, it's probably good but whatever, I just like the piano. laugh laugh

OMG, he says what everyone was thinking, price the 520 @ $700, 920 @ ~$1000..

Well, not quite .... he said 700 pounds and 1000 pounds

That works out to $950 and $1350.


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Originally Posted by dmd
he said 700 pounds and 1000 pounds

That works out to $950 and $1350.

Don't want to get into a price discussion to hardcore, I think $700 is a good bracket for the 520. If they're building these in china, the BOM shouldn't be more than $100 tops.

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he said 700 pounds and 1000 pounds

That works out to $950 and $1350.

Don't want to get into a price discussion to hardcore, I think $700 is a good bracket for the 520. If they're building these in china, the BOM shouldn't be more than $100 tops.

No. No discussion necessary.

I was just correcting your statement.


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Just got the white ES920 for couple weeks. So far:
- Overall great sounding out of the internal speakers. I like the EX Concert Grand sound than the SK Concert Grand. The SK sounds soft.
- Action is decent but not as smooth as acoustic, maybe I have to adjust the sensitivity of the sensor. A touch lighter would be perfect.
- I wish they had include some guitar and flute sounds.

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Does anyone know if there is a way to use the 3 pedal unit F-302 with bluetooth to use a page turner i.e. program a pedal to change page using one of the bluetooth page turners? The manual doesn't suggest it, but just in case anyone knows differently?

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I know why they are the way they are but the never ending retailer “reviews” that are actually just reading through the marketing brochure with some pretty examples of a few different sounds get a bit nauseating after a while. Actual critical reviews with pros/cons and a frank comparison between models and brands are amazing if you can actually find any.

Anyway id absolutely love to try an ES920 but as far as I can tell there isn’t any in my city and probably won’t be for many months so... Similarly no es8 or mp7se. So yeah not sure where that really leaves me. Learning the art of patience I guess. Hope the supply situation improves this year.

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It's very unlikely you'll find a real "review" from a retailer. They have to sell what they "review" so they cannot be totally honest (i.e.: they cannot tell all they would like to say). It's exactly for this reason that I dislike videos where the retailer is too much talk "blah blah blah" and few playing. It should be the opposite to be useful to me. But IMHO some of those videos, when they are good quality ones, are useful to compare the quality and character of piano (or other) sounds from different brands.

In its price range the ES920 is a DP with good features. From videos, you can feel how it sounds in headphones, but to really understand how it feels when you play (and compare with similar products from other brands) you should just try it yourself.

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This might be a silly question, but anyway...is there any risk at all in damaging a digital piano (I have the ES92) from playing it too hard, i.e. hammering away on a really heavy rock type piece - could too much pressure on the keys damage the digital piano compared to a normal piano or do I not need to worry? Thanks.

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“You cannot mindlessly pound on something and then expect that thing you pound on not to wear and tear, for it is the same tear and wear my aging corpse now bears; the same wear and tear our planet, your planet, will ultimately succumb to, I say, if the sun does not cease to pound on it”. -by Billy Butcher.

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“You cannot mindlessly pound on something and then expect that thing you pound on not to wear and tear, for it is the same tear and wear my aging corpse now bears; the same wear and tear our planet, your planet, will ultimately succumb to, I say, if the sun does not cease to pound on it”. -by Billy Butcher.


Indeed! But what about non mindlessly, how much strong playing can digital pianos take - is heavy playing likely to wear out keys over a couple of years, or am I unduly worrying. Thanks.

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