Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!


SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
(ad)
Modern Piano Moving
Modern Piano Moving
(ad)
Virtual Sheet Music
Download Sheet Music Instantly
Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads
Sheet Music...
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Spring 2017
(ad)
Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restorations and sales
Who's Online Now
108 registered members (AlanB, Adam S., anotherscott, BachToTheFuture, ando, barbaram, 24 invisible), 1,798 guests, and 11 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords & Scales
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#662425 - 06/11/05 06:12 PM Roland KR-5 vs Yamaha CLP-150 vs Yamaha PF1000  
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 1,031
Dan Offline
Dan  Offline


Joined: May 2001
Posts: 1,031
Colorado
Right now, after a bit of playing and price shopping, I can get the Roland KR-5, or either the Yamaha CLP-150 or FP1000 all for about the same price. (Around $3200).

While I haven't played the FP1000, the specs seem to indicate it has the same GH keyboard as the CLP-150 (which I did play). I also played the Roland KR-5.

The Roland and the FP1000 both have the score display and nicer display.

Nothing I've played comes close to my grand's action. But they're not bad feeling keyboards, just different.

Any thoughts between those 3 models?

Thanks,
Dan

(ad) ROLAND

Click Here

#662426 - 06/11/05 06:32 PM Re: Roland KR-5 vs Yamaha CLP-150 vs Yamaha PF1000  
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 26
cem Offline
Full Member
cem  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 26
NH, USA
One major difference between the PF-1000 and CLP-150 is in the Piano samples. The CLP-150 has Sympathetic String Resonance, and the PF-1000 does not.

Chris

#662427 - 06/11/05 06:48 PM Re: Roland KR-5 vs Yamaha CLP-150 vs Yamaha PF1000  
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 1,031
Dan Offline
Dan  Offline


Joined: May 2001
Posts: 1,031
Colorado
Thanks for pointing that out Chris. I thought there had to be some difference besides the display, but I hadn't put my finger on what it was.

A quick check of the KR-5 specs shows that it does have the sympathetic resonance samples.

#662428 - 06/11/05 07:01 PM Re: Roland KR-5 vs Yamaha CLP-150 vs Yamaha PF1000  
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 26
cem Offline
Full Member
cem  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 26
NH, USA
Also, each model has a different amount of polyphony.

CLP-150: 128 Note Polyphony
PF-1000: 96 Note Polyphony
KR-5: 64 Note Polyphony

Chris

(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#662429 - 06/11/05 07:43 PM Re: Roland KR-5 vs Yamaha CLP-150 vs Yamaha PF1000  
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 1,031
Dan Offline
Dan  Offline


Joined: May 2001
Posts: 1,031
Colorado
Thanks again. I had noticed that difference, but honestly could not discern a difference while playing KR-5 vs the CLP-150.

#662430 - 06/12/05 12:02 PM Re: Roland KR-5 vs Yamaha CLP-150 vs Yamaha PF1000  
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 4,683
FogVilleLad Offline
4000 Post Club Member
FogVilleLad  Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 4,683
San Francisco
Dan,

If playing piano is what's most important, make keyboard feel your number one criterion. In general the Roland actions are lighter than Yammies'. (I'm a Yammy guy). If your lady will be practicing with you, make sure you get two headphone jacks;-)

In practice, polyphony count becomes important when you're using the accompaniments feature and/or making lightning fast runs with the sustain pedal continuously down.

I've yet to hear a digital piano whose sustain pedal didn't make me think of Quasimodo(Sp?) in his bell tower. And I own or have owned a Yammy P-80 and P-200 and a Bachmann GRPT140. The Bachmann's sustain pedal is *continuous," rather than on/off. That should translate into partial sustain. If it does, I can't hear it, either when playing the included sounds or the piano samples stored as an app on the computer.

IMO, the sostenuto is much more useful in the digital realm. Puts a tonal floor under subsequent notes, while still permitting players to hear individual notes instead of a tonal blur. Based on limited personal experience and comments I've read by other posters, I suspect that most salespeople don't have a clue about how sustain and sostenuto may differ from damper and sostenuto. And since you'll usually be releasing the pedal between measures, note stealing---which happens when you run out of polyphony---won't be an issue. Hope you'll try the middle pedal, and let us know what you think.

DavidH


Moderated by  Piano World 

Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


(ad)
Pianoteq
Grotrian Concert
Royal
for Pianoteq out now
What's Hot!!
Why Do You Play The Piano?
-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Used QRS midi strip /Pianodisk midi strip
by Marc NY. 06/22/17 09:42 AM
1899 Knabe Concert Grand
by Keith D Kerman. 06/22/17 09:29 AM
Returning to Piano after awhile
by acdyer23. 06/22/17 06:38 AM
Perfect Pitch
by Wayne2467. 06/22/17 06:06 AM
KAWAI MP7: Generic Touch feature ???
by Nor. 06/22/17 04:24 AM
(ad)
Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics180,387
Posts2,638,156
Members88,153
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
Check It Out!
There's a lot more to Piano World than just the forums.
Check It Out!
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers


 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2017 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0