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DP selection #660096
08/10/07 11:58 PM
08/10/07 11:58 PM
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I'm a musician who will be going to college in a couple of years and I see it is just about a necessity to learn the piano before going to college. I went to the local piano dealer and I was looking at differnt models of clavinovas. The CLP230 had a bit heavy action IMO and I dont remember how I liked the 270 (but what do I know, I don't play piano). I was also looking at the CVP301 and I liked the action - I don't think it had the GH3 though, just GH. I do compose quite alot using Sibelius and see some use for the extra features in the CVP line. I don't think they carried the CVP400 series yet, so I will hold off on buying for a while. Looking online I saw the CVP405 and have my eye on it, I should wait to try it, but I can only immagine what the pricetag is like eek . I do plan to keep playing the piano even after college, I love music, not just woodwinds. Any thoughts on buying a DP for my needs? Any prices on the 400s? help Thanks - Alan

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Re: DP selection #660097
08/11/07 04:19 PM
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To give you some idea of price and performance
of digitals, here is my experience with them.
I had many yrs. of classical piano lessons
as a child, and back then I played only on
acoustic uprights and grands. Now, I play
only digitals, and I've owned three:
a Korg C-800 console that I bought new in
a store in 1989 for $1700.00; a Casio AP-24
console bought new online in 2005 for
$700.00; and my current piano, a Korg SP-250
lightweight console purchased new online in
2006 for $900.00. I've been satisfied with
them all and have found them to be a good
approximation of an acoustic piano. I've
played all kinds of music on digitals, including
concertos. My favorite of the 3 digitals
I've owned was the Casio, the least
expensive one.

Re: DP selection #660098
08/11/07 06:18 PM
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See possibly if you have a chance to test Roland HP-200 series.

Re: DP selection #660099
08/12/07 02:22 AM
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I've visited several showrooms over the past few weeks, and haven't spotted a single Clavinova 400 series in that time.

As mentioned by White Bear, the Rolands are worth trying out, but personally I prefer the Clavinovas. I liked the action and the sound is brighter, less muffled IMO.

For cost reference, keep checking the DP Price Paid thread. :-) Someone's bound to get a 400-series model eventually.


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Re: DP selection #660100
08/12/07 06:39 AM
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Will try a Roland. Unfortunately the dealer closest to me didnt carry any rolands anymore because of the popularity of the clavinovas. As for the 400 series I've seen someone buy a CVP407 on the price paid thread, so now I'm getting a general idea of the cost. On ebay (in europe) I've seen a CVP-405 for $5500 for the buy price. I dont think it is available in america yet. I'll keep checking around though. Thanks for your advice guys.


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