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Re: Which 800ish digi piano? #697328
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Wot would you guys reckon to look at compared to the HP101, i.e. something you feel like you are sitting at a piano, unlike the stage pianos.

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Re: Which 800ish digi piano? #697329
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Any of the Yamaha CLP Clavinova range should suit you if you liked the HP101. I suggest you try them?


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Re: Which 800ish digi piano? #697330
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cheers cobs, though the dealers are not very good around here. Will have to go further a field.


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Re: Which 800ish digi piano? #697331
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London is the best place at the moment for dealerships if you can get there; there are at least 5 within a mile radius including the store I'm working at currently, and you can find nearly every model of every brand nearby.


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Re: Which 800ish digi piano? #697332
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cheers but a bit to far for me. Costd 47 per person to get there alone frown


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Re: Which 800ish digi piano? #697333
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Wow, I love privitised trains don't you?


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Re: Which 800ish digi piano? #697334
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Looking around I have a number of options, price wise:

Roland HP101RW 715 - Tried and was impressed
Yamaha CLP115 735 - Not tried and only has 32 polyphony

Now not sure if we want a stage piano or one like the above. With the above least you feel like you are sitting at a piano!

Roland RD170 699 - Not tried, looks more keyboardy than piano.
Casio PX100 450 - Tried, was ok for the money
Orla - Tried, about the same as the Casio, though not enough info about them
Yamaha P120 745 - Not tried

Any others I have missed?

We really need to find a good shop in the area!

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J


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Re: Which 800ish digi piano? #697335
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Wow, I love privitised trains don't you?
Yep, it is a joke. Used to commute to London every day costing me 6000 a year in train and underground fares frown


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Re: Which 800ish digi piano? #697336
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Any thoughts guys on the above ?


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Re: Which 800ish digi piano? #697337
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Have you tried them all yet?

The P120 is certainly the best out of those for piano sound/feel/value for money


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Re: Which 800ish digi piano? #697338
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I think you need to decide whether it's a console style piano or a stage piano you want. If you want a piece of furniture and great sounding patches, then something like the Roald HP series or the Yamaha Clavinova (CLP) is what your after.

Stage pianos are more for the gigging person, looking for light weight and portability. The technology for both is identical, so given proper amplification, a stage piano will sound as good as, or better than your living room variety. But don't expect the stage pianos with their own built in speakers to sound like the big cabinet sound coming from the mor furniture-y models.

Also, learn what is the entry level vs more advanced level instrument, and make your comparisons accordingly. Don't expect a Casio PX 100 to compare with a Yamaha CLP 120. they're not in the same class. Whereas a CAsio PX 100 and a Yamaha P60 are - they're both entry level instruments, are both stage pianos, etc.

If you have dealerships in the area, consider Korg and Kawai as well.

I think you've got a bit more research, some decisions to make with regard to exactly what it is you want, and a lot more shopping to do. Take your time and have fun with this, and enjoy it.

Jamie


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Re: Which 800ish digi piano? #697339
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But, a stage piano of the same price as a furniture piano will always sound better. For example the P120 and CLP115, P120 is technically far better. For this reason I'd recommend the stage piano for value for money.


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Re: Which 800ish digi piano? #697340
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The P-120 is far superior to the CLP-115 sound-wise. The P-120 uses a completely different technology.

Chris

Re: Which 800ish digi piano? #697341
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Some intresting points guys, many thanks. The stage piano sounds promising. I have read the RD300SX gives the P-120 a run for the money!


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Re: Which 800ish digi piano? #697342
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I have read the RD300SX gives the P-120 a run for the money!
Well, it depends on your personal preference.

The RD300sx and Yamaha P-120 sound, feel and respond completely different. Each has it's own unique sound and feel. I personally prefer the P-120 for many reasons.

Remember, don't pay attention to the specs on paper. Go try it out yourself and get what you love.

Chris

Re: Which 800ish digi piano? #697343
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frenchja:
Some intresting points guys, many thanks. The stage piano sounds promising. I have read the RD300SX gives the P-120 a run for the money!

I've ordered one from here......

http://www.soundsmusical.com/produc...X%20Digital%20Stage%20Piano&cl=Black


It should be arriving in a week or so. Will let you know what it's like. Feel free to pm me if I forget.
It was a toss up between this and the P120. I chose this because of the weight and the lighter action.


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Re: Which 800ish digi piano? #697344
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Yes the RD300sx is certainly a very good competitor, I haven't tried it myself yet but on paper it looks good.

If you preferthe Roland sound/feel then that's probably the one to go for, if you prefer the Yamaha sound/feel then the P120 is the one for you. To summarise the difference, Yamaha sounds brighter and feels heavier.


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Re: Which 800ish digi piano? #697345
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One advantage of the P120 though, is that it has built in speakers. RD300sx does not.


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Re: Which 800ish digi piano? #697346
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RD300SX is more expensive than P120 as well, which i saw selling about $1400 on a site.

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The RD300SX isn't really designed to go head-to-head with the P120. It's a different price point, and a different features set.

The RD300SX has 128-voice polyphony
The RD300SX has 88-note individually sampled grand piano waveforms
The RD300SX has a built-in USB MIDI interface

Is that worth the extra couple hundred? I'd say yes. But this stuff is important to me. Ultimately it depends on your needs.


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