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Yamaha CLP-665 vs CLP-695

Posted By: vara411

Yamaha CLP-665 vs CLP-695 - 05/06/19 10:37 PM

My neighbor has asked me to help decide on a digital grand piano (and yes, she's insistent she wants a grand cabinet). She used to be an intermediate-advanced pianist but let it fall by the wayside due to raising little ones... she wants to get back into it and possibly get her kids into some lessons.

I recently acquired my Yamaha N3X (which I absolutely love) but that's out of her budget. She can spring for the CLP-665, possibly even the CLP-695 if she pushes it. Bottom line: is the extra premium for the CLP-695GP worth it over the CLP-665GP?

The obvious advantages for the CLP-695 I see are:
- Much better speaker system (she lives in a house, not apartment)
- Far more powerful speaker system with spruce cone speakers
- 480 XG voices (not sure how often she'd use these)
- Grand Touch action with wooden keys, counterweights, linear graded hammers (some argue this action is too heavy vs GH3X on CLP-665?)
- Far better looking (subjective I know, but most would agree)

The potential advantages I see for the CLP-665 are:
- Much cheaper (about $2-3K less)
- Smaller cabinet is much easier to accommodate
- Some say the GH3X action is easier on the fingers than the Grand Touch...?

Anything I'm missing, here? I have personal experience playing the CLP-665 but not the CLP-695. Anyone own either of these pianos want to chime in here? I'd greatly appreciate it.
Posted By: MacMacMac

Re: Yamaha CLP-665 vs CLP-695 - 05/06/19 11:36 PM

For many generations of the Clavinovas there has been a CLP-x65 and CLP-x95.

In general the x65 has been equivalent to the cheapest Clav CLP-x2x or CLP-x3x of that generation ... in a mini-grand cabinet.
The x95 has been the equivalent of the top-end Clav CLP-x8x of that generation ... in a mini-grand-cabinet.

Buy the x65 if you really like the cabinet. But you can spend a mere $2000 or so for the same piano guts in a plain console cabinet. So IMO the x65 is a waste of cash. There are scads of better pianos for MUCH less money.

Buy x96 if you like the cabinet AND you want the best Clavinova in the line.
Posted By: Lotus1

Re: Yamaha CLP-665 vs CLP-695 - 05/06/19 11:59 PM

Considering her experience (intermediate-advanced at one point) and the fact that she lives in a house, I would suggest that she buy an acoustic grand, unless she needs the silent practice capability of a digital with headphones. I just did this, having considered various Clavinovas along the way.

See my story here:
http://forum.pianoworld.com/ubbthre...stic-couldn-t-decide-so.html#Post2845043

If set on a grand cabinet Clavinova, I suggest that she try out the two alternatives several times. As an intermediate-advanced player, even if it was a while ago, she would easily feel the difference in touch between GH3X and GrandTouch. There are many who don't like GrandTouch but I quite did, though Kawai's Grand Feel II (no grand cabinet options) was far superior.

I valued the 480 XG voices of the CLP-685/695 because I sometimes use MIDI files for orchestral accompaniment while I play the lead piano (or other voice). But in the end, I kept my Yamaha DGX-660 with its 554 voices (some of which are far better than XG voices) and added a Kawai acoustic grand.

The speakers/sound difference between the CLP-695 and CLP-665 should be easily noticeable.

There is a big difference in the way Yamaha approached the AvantGrand line. Most would agree that your N3X has significantly better speakers and sound, and touch with its Ivorite keys and TRS, vs. the N1X, for example. Similarly, the N2 is better than the N1.

That is not the case with the "grand piano" Clavinovas, the CLP-665 being a CLP-635 in a grand cabinet and the CLP-695 a CLP-685 in a grand cabinet, at significantly higher prices. Yes, the CLP-645 is better than the CLP-665! For that reason, I never considered the CLP-665/695 in my long and arduous search for the right piano.
Posted By: vara411

Re: Yamaha CLP-665 vs CLP-695 - 05/07/19 01:48 AM

Thanks all for the great feedback. I actually agree with the acoustic grand sentiment but I forgot to share that she has the same dilemma I did: a small living room. She wouldn't be able to fit anything larger than a 5-foot grand, which is why she would like a digital grand.

Unfortunately we do not have a KAWAI or ROLAND dealer here in San Antonio. frown

I think I will wait until both the 665 and 695 make it to our local showroom and have her try them both out. Ultimately it will be her playing the darn things.
Posted By: MacMacMac

Re: Yamaha CLP-665 vs CLP-695 - 05/07/19 01:59 AM

If space is at a premium I wouldn't get the mini-grand. I'd be paying thousands extra just for a curvy-backed cabinet.
Originally Posted by vara411
... she has the same dilemma I did: a small living room. She wouldn't be able to fit anything larger than a 5-foot grand, which is why she would like a digital grand.
I'd put that same money into a console and get a better piano.
Posted By: Lotus1

Re: Yamaha CLP-665 vs CLP-695 - 05/07/19 03:17 AM

PianoBuyer online -- click the link near the top left corner of this forum page -- has a number of useful, free articles.

Here is one on small grand pianos:
https://www.pianobuyer.com/Articles...G-A-GRAND-PIANO-LESS-THAN-FIVE-FEET-LONG

Small grands have come a long way in scale design and quality of construction in recent years, partly due to Chinese manufacturers. Some European companies manufacture in China, but many German-sounding names are just brands of Chinese companies -- not necessarily bad, just a marketing strategy. Established Japanese companies have responded well by improving their entry-level grands.

All in all, I found healthy competition in the acoustic grand market, with only a few manufacturers resting on laurels won in days gone by.
Posted By: Chrispy

Re: Yamaha CLP-665 vs CLP-695 - 05/07/19 05:07 AM

The action in the 695 is better enough it's worth the consideration if she's willing the spend the money. As someone who just traded in a CLP-685 for an N1X, it's a shame she is so stuck on the grand case, the AvantGrand's are so much better than the CLP's.
Posted By: peterws

Re: Yamaha CLP-665 vs CLP-695 - 05/07/19 05:50 AM

Originally Posted by vara411
Thanks all for the great feedback. I actually agree with the acoustic grand sentiment but I forgot to share that she has the same dilemma I did: a small living room. She wouldn't be able to fit anything larger than a 5-foot grand, which is why she would like a digital grand.


Yamaha do a very nice 5 footer acoustic (GB1) with a lovely deep tone . . .around £8k
Posted By: johnstaf

Re: Yamaha CLP-665 vs CLP-695 - 05/07/19 11:09 PM

Originally Posted by Chrispy
The action in the 695 is better enough it's worth the consideration if she's willing the spend the money. As someone who just traded in a CLP-685 for an N1X, it's a shame she is so stuck on the grand case, the AvantGrand's are so much better than the CLP's.


I wonder if Yamaha see the CLP 695 as a cheaper alternative to the N3X. Most "normal" people are probably unaware of the difference in actions in the different lines.
Posted By: johnstaf

Re: Yamaha CLP-665 vs CLP-695 - 05/07/19 11:10 PM

Originally Posted by peterws
Originally Posted by vara411
Thanks all for the great feedback. I actually agree with the acoustic grand sentiment but I forgot to share that she has the same dilemma I did: a small living room. She wouldn't be able to fit anything larger than a 5-foot grand, which is why she would like a digital grand.


Yamaha do a very nice 5 footer acoustic (GB1) with a lovely deep tone . . .around £8k


I remember playing one of these a while ago. I was amazed by the value for money.
Posted By: vara411

Re: Yamaha CLP-665 vs CLP-695 - 05/08/19 03:39 AM

When I purchased my Yamaha N3X, there was a GB1K right next to it. It's a delightful piano and being an acoustic, it indeed had better a spatial sound envelope than the N3X. However, being over a foot deeper than the N3X, it simply would not have fit in my living room. If I could level one criticism at the GB1K it would be the fast decay of the bass spectrum. I expected this, but when I went back and forth vs. the N3X (with its sampled 9 ft concert grand... no fair!) is when it was most apparent. Bang away at the low notes all you want, but they're just gonna decay quicker due to physics.

I agree though, it does a better job than many other baby grands, and for the money it's a fantastic piano. Had it fit in my living room, I might have had a much tougher decision... (I bought my N3X for $13,999... they had a GB1K with silent piano module for $13,499)
Posted By: vara411

Re: Yamaha CLP-665 vs CLP-695 - 05/21/19 07:33 PM

Finally had the chance to play the CLP-695GP in the store. I played for about an hour (brought my headphones and everything), bouncing back and forth to the between it and the CLP-665GP in the showroom. The short version: in my humble opinion, it's worth the $2K premium over the CLP-665GP. It's simply better in every single way.

LOOKS:
Whereas the CLP-665GP looked a bit diminutive and almost toy-like sitting next to the acoustic grands in the store, the CLP-695GP held its own with its beautiful glossy wood speaker cabinet and more traditional shape. It is a full foot deeper than the CLP-665GP, and it shows.

KEYBOARD ACTION:Based on my reading, the action on the CLP-695GP is quite polarizing. Some people love it, others hate it. I didn't much care for the mushy feeling of the CLP-665GP's plastic keys: I had a harder time articulating expressive passages, and trills were no fun. The CLP-695GP, by contrast, felt much more natural and realistic, albeit on the heavy side, which I adjusted to quickly. You can really feel the quicker rebounding of the keys from the counterweights, making quick runs and trills a rewarding experience. I also had a much easier time with dynamic range, playing soft pieces like Gymnopedie No. 1, one of my favorite pieces for testing a digital piano's mettle. It was indeed heavier and louder than the CLP-665GP, but those are minor niggles compared to what the upgraded action provided in my testing.

SOUND:
The Achille's heel of the CLP-665GP is its weak four-speaker cabinet. I don't know what happens in the middle register, but it sounds so digital and fake I can't bring myself to ever get fully engaged with the instrument. (This all goes away with the binaurally-sampled CFX in the headphones though.) The 300W 6-speaker system on the CLP-695GP was orders of magnitude better. Compared to my 12-speaker N3X, it still sounded a little less natural than what I'm used to hearing (the lack of spatial sampling found on my N3X probably was the main culprit), but compared to the CLP-665GP? It wasn't even close.

HONORABLE MENTION:
The CLP-665GP is pretty bare-bones when it comes to voice selection, but the CLP-695GP has a much bigger suite of voices (including 480XG voices) that will allow for streaming of MIDI files. This is honestly not that big of a deal to me, but thought it was worth mentioning.

VERDICT:
In closing, beginner to intermediate players may find the CLP-665GP to be adequate for their needs; it fills a niche and handles the basics, but will likely be outgrown over time as skills improve. For the aspiring pianist with a bigger commitment planned, the CLP-695GP, will provide a more rewarding experience and make playing more fun... that's what it's all about as far as I'm concerned.
Posted By: MacMacMac

Re: Yamaha CLP-665 vs CLP-695 - 05/21/19 08:29 PM

What were the prices quoted for those two pianos?
Posted By: vara411

Re: Yamaha CLP-665 vs CLP-695 - 05/21/19 08:55 PM

Originally Posted by MacMacMac
What were the prices quoted for those two pianos?


Sorry I'd meant to mention that...

Yamaha's online pricing:
CLP-665GP: $5,499
CLP-695GP: $7,499

Store's quoted price:
CLP-665GP: $4,449
CLP-695GP: $6,399
Posted By: MacMacMac

Re: Yamaha CLP-665 vs CLP-695 - 05/21/19 10:25 PM

Based on prior experience, and based on your posts above ...

The CLP665 is a poor value. The price ($4449) is higher than Kawai's top CA model (CA98) but its performance is inferior.
Note: I'd bet you could get that CLP665 for $3800, which is 30% off list. But that's still higher than the CA98. frown
So ... as has been true for over a decade ... the CLPx65 model is a bottom-of-the-line Clav in a mini-grand cabinet. Nice cabinet. Crappy piano.

The CLP695 at $7499 is pretty pricey. I wonder what the CLP685 sells for? (Same piano, less the mini-grand cabinet.)
Posted By: vara411

Re: Yamaha CLP-665 vs CLP-695 - 05/22/19 12:12 AM

Originally Posted by MacMacMac
Based on prior experience, and based on your posts above ...

The CLP665 is a poor value. The price ($4449) is higher than Kawai's top CA model (CA98) but its performance is inferior.
Note: I'd bet you could get that CLP665 for $3800, which is 30% off list. But that's still higher than the CA98. frown
So ... as has been true for over a decade ... the CLPx65 model is a bottom-of-the-line Clav in a mini-grand cabinet. Nice cabinet. Crappy piano.

The CLP695 at $7499 is pretty pricey. I wonder what the CLP685 sells for? (Same piano, less the mini-grand cabinet.)


Totally agree with you on the CLP-665GP. Not worth it, IMO.

Unfortunately we have no Kawai dealers nearby. She's also pretty adamant about getting a grand cabinet (small enough to fit in her living room) but doesn't want to pay N3X money. Frankly the only choice at the $6400 price point (+ $50 delivery) is the CLP-695GP. I think that price is pretty fair for what you get... do you think she could dicker the price down further?? CLP-695GPs aren't exactly ubiquitous.
Posted By: MacMacMac

Re: Yamaha CLP-665 vs CLP-695 - 05/22/19 12:52 AM

You could offer $5200 for the 695 model. I think that's fair.
Originally Posted by vara411
Frankly the only choice at the $6400 price point is the CLP-695GP. I think that price is pretty fair for what you get... do you think she could dicker the price down further?? CLP-695GPs aren't exactly ubiquitous.
Ubiquity has nothing to do with it.
Pianos are NOT SCARCE. But buyers like you ARE. Use that to your advantage.

You don't try to reduce the dealer's asking price.
Instead, you make an offer. And you allow the dealer to try to raise your price.

The dealer wants your money more than you want his piano. Never forget that.

I generally make only one offer. Deal or no deal.
Posted By: vara411

Re: Yamaha CLP-665 vs CLP-695 - 05/22/19 08:23 PM

Originally Posted by MacMacMac


Pianos are NOT SCARCE. But buyers like you ARE. Use that to your advantage.

The dealer wants your money more than you want his piano. Never forget that.



MacMacMac, your words are most wise. Thanks. I'll pass them along.
Posted By: johnfred

Re: Yamaha CLP-665 vs CLP-695 - 05/29/19 02:58 AM

Originally Posted by vara411
Originally Posted by MacMacMac
Based on prior experience, and based on your posts above ...

The CLP665 is a poor value. The price ($4449) is higher than Kawai's top CA model (CA98) but its performance is inferior.
Note: I'd bet you could get that CLP665 for $3800, which is 30% off list. But that's still higher than the CA98. frown
So ... as has been true for over a decade ... the CLPx65 model is a bottom-of-the-line Clav in a mini-grand cabinet. Nice cabinet. Crappy piano.

The CLP695 at $7499 is pretty pricey. I wonder what the CLP685 sells for? (Same piano, less the mini-grand cabinet.)


Totally agree with you on the CLP-665GP. Not worth it, IMO.

Unfortunately we have no Kawai dealers nearby. She's also pretty adamant about getting a grand cabinet (small enough to fit in her living room) but doesn't want to pay N3X money. Frankly the only choice at the $6400 price point (+ $50 delivery) is the CLP-695GP. I think that price is pretty fair for what you get... do you think she could dicker the price down further?? CLP-695GPs aren't exactly ubiquitous.
Posted By: johnfred

Re: Yamaha CLP-665 vs CLP-695 - 05/29/19 03:08 AM

I went around to about 4 different Yamaha dealers in my area, and got the following price quotes. 1st $6500 2nd $5999 3rd $7500 and 4th $4800.

The last quote did not include shipping, but definitely one heck of a deal. I am still waiting for it to be shipped to store and should have in in a few more weeks. I would shop around more as there is a lot of wiggle room in these prices. Find the smallest (private) Yamaha dealer you can, and ask them for their best price. You should be able to do better than $6400.
Posted By: vara411

Re: Yamaha CLP-665 vs CLP-695 - 05/29/19 01:22 PM

Originally Posted by johnfred
I went around to about 4 different Yamaha dealers in my area, and got the following price quotes. 1st $6500 2nd $5999 3rd $7500 and 4th $4800.

The last quote did not include shipping, but definitely one heck of a deal. I am still waiting for it to be shipped to store and should have in in a few more weeks. I would shop around more as there is a lot of wiggle room in these prices. Find the smallest (private) Yamaha dealer you can, and ask them for their best price. You should be able to do better than $6400.


Woah woah woah are you referring to the CLP-695GP with those price quotes???
Posted By: johnfred

Re: Yamaha CLP-665 vs CLP-695 - 05/29/19 04:45 PM

I am referring to the Clp 695. Trust me, I couldn’t believe it either! Small dealer in WI told me he has very low overhead for his business, and was able to do that price. It was the only reason I decided to sell my Clp 465 and put the 1k down.

The store owner did tell me his price would be impossible to beat, and I would agree .
Posted By: vara411

Re: Yamaha CLP-665 vs CLP-695 - 05/30/19 06:25 PM

Originally Posted by johnfred
I am referring to the Clp 695. Trust me, I couldn’t believe it either! Small dealer in WI told me he has very low overhead for his business, and was able to do that price. It was the only reason I decided to sell my Clp 465 and put the 1k down.

The store owner did tell me his price would be impossible to beat, and I would agree .



Wow, I salute you on that incredible find! So I'm assuming you now have the CLP-695? How do you like it? I was quite impressed.
Posted By: MrKaramba

Re: Yamaha CLP-665 vs CLP-695 - 05/30/19 09:18 PM

Originally Posted by peterws
Originally Posted by vara411
Thanks all for the great feedback. I actually agree with the acoustic grand sentiment but I forgot to share that she has the same dilemma I did: a small living room. She wouldn't be able to fit anything larger than a 5-foot grand, which is why she would like a digital grand.


Yamaha do a very nice 5 footer acoustic (GB1) with a lovely deep tone . . .around £8k


Actually it's quite horrible instrument and wouldn't take one even for free
Posted By: vara411

Re: Yamaha CLP-665 vs CLP-695 - 05/30/19 10:04 PM

Originally Posted by MrKaramba


Actually it's quite horrible instrument and wouldn't take one even for free


Wow, really? Other than the lack of low-end resonance, I liked it just fine (but we're all entitled to our opinions)... what didn't you like about it?
Posted By: johnfred

Re: Yamaha CLP-665 vs CLP-695 - 05/31/19 12:39 PM

Originally Posted by vara411
Originally Posted by johnfred
I am referring to the Clp 695. Trust me, I couldn’t believe it either! Small dealer in WI told me he has very low overhead for his business, and was able to do that price. It was the only reason I decided to sell my Clp 465 and put the 1k down.

The store owner did tell me his price would be impossible to beat, and I would agree .



Wow, I salute you on that incredible find! So I'm assuming you now have the CLP-695? How do you like it? I was quite impressed.




I have not received the piano yet. Still waiting for it to be shipped to store. Should be about two more weeks until it arrives.
Posted By: MrKaramba

Re: Yamaha CLP-665 vs CLP-695 - 05/31/19 02:08 PM

Originally Posted by vara411
Originally Posted by MrKaramba


Actually it's quite horrible instrument and wouldn't take one even for free


Wow, really? Other than the lack of low-end resonance, I liked it just fine (but we're all entitled to our opinions)... what didn't you like about it?


It's very bright and harsh. Has limited resonances, unpleasant action, limited dynamics and gives at all no pleasure to play. If you com from digital, it may sound fine, it also costs a tine fraction more than NV10. I know it's small, isn't any good by any measure. It's main and only advantage is look .
Posted By: johnfred

Re: Yamaha CLP-665 vs CLP-695 - 05/31/19 06:35 PM

Originally Posted by MrKaramba
Originally Posted by vara411
Originally Posted by MrKaramba


Actually it's quite horrible instrument and wouldn't take one even for free


Wow, really? Other than the lack of low-end resonance, I liked it just fine (but we're all entitled to our opinions)... what didn't you like about it?


It's very bright and harsh. Has limited resonances, unpleasant action, limited dynamics and gives at all no pleasure to play. If you com from digital, it may sound fine, it also costs a tine fraction more than NV10. I know it's small, isn't any good by any measure. It's main and only advantage is look .


Are you guys discussing the CLP 695 here? I am a bit confused as something called the GB1. Was mentioned above.
Posted By: MacMacMac

Re: Yamaha CLP-665 vs CLP-695 - 05/31/19 06:49 PM

Yes, we were discussing the 695 ... until peterws threw in a comment about the GB1 acoustic piano ... and others followed on that comment. Which took the thread off the track.
But that's typical. It happens all the time.
Originally Posted by johnfred
Are you guys discussing the CLP 695 here? I am a bit confused as something called the GB1. Was mentioned above.
Posted By: vara411

Re: Yamaha CLP-665 vs CLP-695 - 06/01/19 12:09 PM

Originally Posted by MacMacMac
Yes, we were discussing the 695 ... until peterws threw in a comment about the GB1 acoustic piano ... and others followed on that comment. Which took the thread off the track.
But that's typical. It happens all the time.
Originally Posted by johnfred
Are you guys discussing the CLP 695 here? I am a bit confused as something called the GB1. Was mentioned above.



Yes the THREAD is about the CLP695 but I was under the impression MrKaramba was saying the GB1K acoustic was the horrible instrument. I just wanted to hear his reasons...
Posted By: Sleepydoc77

Re: Yamaha CLP-665 vs CLP-695 - 07/17/19 12:45 PM

Hi guys. I am new to this forum. My wife has been playing for years and my kids are starting to play pretty well it also. I had a acoustic baby grand is quite old and we recently got rid of it. I’m interested in the Yamaha 665, 695. The above prices seem really great for the 695. If somebody could help me get a good price on the 695 that would be awesome. We only have one dealer in our area. They have no reason to compete on price, Although I’m sure they will see this post.
Posted By: MacMacMac

Re: Yamaha CLP-665 vs CLP-695 - 07/17/19 01:04 PM

Do you really need that mini-grand cabinet? You pay a LOT for it.
Keep in mind that the CLP665 is no better than the cheapest CLP625 or CLP635 ... except for the cabinet. Nice cabinet, cheap piano.
In contrast the CLP695 is the same as the top model CLP685 ... except for the cabinet. Nicer piano.

As for the dealer competing on price ...
Every dealer has to compete. You are the competition. He has to hope you'll spend it at his store.
And keep in mind that you must never pay MSRP and you must pay the dealer's tag price.
I suggest that your offer price should be quite a bit lower.

Normally I'd suggest you look at pianobuyer.com for retail prices, and at the prices paid thread here on Piano World to see actual selling prices.
But neither one lists the CLP695.

For the money I'd expect the CLP685 to be a better buy. Much better.
But if you're in the mood to spend large on a CLP695, look instead at the Yamaha N1X or Kawai NV10.
Both are supposedly better than the CLP series pianos. And they go for around $8000.
Posted By: peterws

Re: Yamaha CLP-665 vs CLP-695 - 07/17/19 02:20 PM

It'd be good to hear the difference the grand cabinet makes. I'd expect there to be some which'd go someway to justify the price increase and space needed. Both pianos probably sound and play great until you compare them!

I'll not mention the GB1 nice sounding acoustic 5 foot grand anymore . . . . .
Posted By: Romar

Re: Yamaha CLP-665 vs CLP-695 - 07/17/19 02:33 PM

As many have stated before, I too came to the conclusion that the CLP 665 is just a CLP 635 with better speakers. However, after testing one at the dealers, I was BLOWN away by the sound preformance. I had previously tried a CLP 635 and immediately rejected it due to it's plastic keys, but with the 665, I was so preplexed with the sound that it more than compensated the lack of a better key action. I'd even say that in that initial moment, it felt better than the CA78 that I had just tested moments before. Had the 665 come with NWX key action (and if I had had the room for it) I probably would have strongly considered the 665 rather than the CA78
Posted By: vara411

Re: Yamaha CLP-665 vs CLP-695 - 07/18/19 01:07 PM

Sleepydoc77, if your wife and kids are experienced pianists and want a realistic piano playing experience, I also recommend that you check out the hybrid pianos like the Yamaha AvantGrand N1X or the Kawai Novus NV10. They may not be grand cabinets but don't look like uprights either and have a very elegant shape. They sound great, and feel very much like an acoustic - much more so than even the CLP-695.

If you (and/or your wife) are committed to a GRAND cabinet, I personally feel after having extensively auditioned the two models that the CLP-695 is way more piano for the money -- thanks to a more powerful speaker cabinet and more elegant design. The keyboard actions on the CLP-665 vs CLP-695 are very different and you'll have to decide for yourself which is better. Again, I preferred the 695, but that's me.

I echo MacMacMac's sentiments - NEVER pay MSRP or the "online" price, or the dealer's tag price. Always offer lower, and maybe even see if you can get free delivery. Folks are not waltzing in and snatching up pianos left and right. You are a rare gem... which means you have the power. Don't be afraid to walk out and leave your number in case they change their mind. The worst that can happen is that they don't call you and you pay the lowest quoted price after your negotiations.
Posted By: Sleepydoc77

Re: Yamaha CLP-665 vs CLP-695 - 07/19/19 10:13 AM

Thank you for the replies. It helps a lot. We tried a Roland GP609 and wow, what a huge difference. Even I could tell the key action was significantly more realistic and the sound was much deeper and complex. We are leaning towards that now. I would sincerely appreciate your thoughts on the decision.
Posted By: vara411

Re: Yamaha CLP-665 vs CLP-695 - 07/19/19 12:05 PM

Originally Posted by Sleepydoc77
Thank you for the replies. It helps a lot. We tried a Roland GP609 and wow, what a huge difference. Even I could tell the key action was significantly more realistic and the sound was much deeper and complex. We are leaning towards that now. I would sincerely appreciate your thoughts on the decision.


I've heard great things about it and would have thought to recommend it to you but we don't have a Roland dealership where I live so it didn't occur to me. Sounds like a great choice! thumb Keep us updated.
Posted By: vara411

Re: Yamaha CLP-665 vs CLP-695 - 09/24/19 07:12 PM

Cunningham Piano now has video reviews of both pianos, for those interested...

Here's the CLP-665GP:




Here's the CLP-695-GP:

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