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Hi everyone!
Today I've just bought my first digital piano: Yamaha 515P.
I am a self taught keyboard player from Italy, and my previous keyboard was a Yamaha PSR S900.

Unfortunately, I couldn't be able to try Yamaha 515P before buying it because none of the stores in my region had it.
So, I've watched tons of videos and reviews online, and finally decided to buy it online.

It arrived today, and it's superb from every point of view, but... I find the general sound to be really muffled! I mean, it's not limpid, vivid, it's like very dark and hollow... I really can't understand if it's normal or not.
If I compare the sound to what I heard from every video online (even amateur videos), I can notice a huge difference.

I also tried to register a wav example and I notice this huge difference even in the recording.
I can't understand how the simple grand piano sound of my Yamaha Psr S900 can sound a lot more vivid and limpid than all the pianos in Yamaha 515-P!

I am really confused guys, so I definitely need your expert opinions... please help!

Here I'm posting some examples that may be useful for you:

AUDIO:
PSR S900:

515P:


VIDEO:
PSR S900:

515P:

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Welcome to the Piano World. You will probably get more responses if you post this question in the Digital Pianos section of the forum.

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Hi Riccardo92,

Judging from the sound on two of those videos, I would guess that the recording was done using "line out". In other words, you are hearing the sample plugged directly into a recording source from the keyboard. This avoids bad speakers. The 515 is a decent little slab piano, but there is little room for speakers in the keyboard, hence the sound you are describing.

Try using headphones. When we record videos of digital instruments, we intentionally use mics and record the sound coming out of the piano, becuase it gives a more realistic sound. It is EASIER to record using "line out" though.


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