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KOrg G1 air: any complaints?

Posted By: tiger015

KOrg G1 air: any complaints? - 05/21/19 12:35 PM

Hi Everyone,

I am looking forward to buy Korg G1 air. I am wondering fi anyone has this piano and are there any complaints? I heard about some problem with clicking keys. Is this a serious problem?

If you don't like this model, can some one recommend something else in same price range? I am getting it for $1500.

This will be my first DP. basically buying it for family and would like a model which emulates acoustic action pretty well and lasts a long time.

Thanks
Posted By: kj85

Re: KOrg G1 air: any complaints? - 05/21/19 01:01 PM

Originally Posted by tiger015
can some one recommend something else in same price range?Thanks


Not a recommendation.

You will find a lot of nice DPs in the $1200-1800 price range:

* Korg C1 Air (same RH3 action as the G1 Air)
* Kawai ES8
* Roland FP60
* Yamaha P515
* Kawai MP7SE
* Roland FP90
* Yamaha YDP 163/164

Ideally, you should visit some stores and do some playtesting before you buy something like a DP.
Posted By: tiger015

Re: KOrg G1 air: any complaints? - 05/21/19 01:53 PM

Thanks. But what are the issues against G1 air?

Are you recommending C1 air and not G1 air? I have read that G1 air is superior in tech.
Posted By: kj85

Re: KOrg G1 air: any complaints? - 05/21/19 02:24 PM

Originally Posted by tiger015
I have read that G1 air is superior in tech.


I have looked at the specs. There are some differences. It sure is more expensive.

Originally Posted by tiger015
Are you recommending C1 air and not G1 air?


I don't do recommendations. I simply listed various options in a certain price range that you could also consider, if you haven't already done that. If you feel the G1 air is what you like, then go for it.

Originally Posted by tiger015
But what are the issues against G1 air?


I don't know. I am in the process of choosing a DP myself. Based on availability, warranty and other issues in my country/city, I cannot consider Roland and Korg and have to choose between select models by Casio, Kawai and Yamaha.
Posted By: dmd

Re: KOrg G1 air: any complaints? - 05/21/19 02:27 PM

Originally Posted by tiger015
Thanks. But what are the issues against G1 air?

Are you recommending C1 air and not G1 air? I have read that G1 air is superior in tech.


You will read a lot of things.

There will be no end to the good and bad points for each one.

I will tell you to go for the ES8 and I could give you some reasons.

Someone else will recommend a different one for some reasons.

All that matters is what you think when you play one.

You should play them and then decide for yourself which one you prefer.

Good Luck
Posted By: Morten Olsson

Re: KOrg G1 air: any complaints? - 05/21/19 03:30 PM

Someone here mentioned the C1 or G1 having terrible dynamic response - I would probably stead clear.
Posted By: Michael P Walsh

Re: KOrg G1 air: any complaints? - 05/21/19 03:47 PM

You tried one Morten?
Posted By: Morten Olsson

Re: KOrg G1 air: any complaints? - 05/21/19 04:30 PM

Indeed I have - I chose a Roland F140 after comparing it with a C1 for half an hour or so. This was when I was a complete beginner so I didn’t have much to go on but the feel, sound and build quality seemed better on the Roland.
I recall another user on this forum being quite clear on the issues with the dynamics issues - I believe he actually gave the thing away to be rid of it.
Posted By: RobG

Re: KOrg G1 air: any complaints? - 05/21/19 04:58 PM

Hello
I own the Korg G1 Air and I completely love it. The action is very nice and the piano tones are also pleasing especially the Austrian
Grand for classical music. That Austrian Grand and the fact that it has 4 speakers ( two tweeters
up top in addition to the larger speakers down below) are the differences between it and the C1Air
There are no issues so far and I have had it for more than 6 months playing at least 2 hours per day
For the price it is pretty amazing
See Tim Praskins Arizona Piano Reviews on line-- he give a very in depth review and he was very
much recommending it
Posted By: DavidJHB

Re: KOrg G1 air: any complaints? - 05/21/19 05:04 PM

Originally Posted by tiger015
Hi Everyone,

I am looking forward to buy Korg G1 air. I am wondering fi anyone has this piano and are there any complaints? I heard about some problem with clicking keys. Is this a serious problem?

If you don't like this model, can some one recommend something else in same price range? I am getting it for $1500.

This will be my first DP. basically buying it for family and would like a model which emulates acoustic action pretty well and lasts a long time.

Thanks

Please read my post "Korg G1 Air Hiss". The piano has been returned to the supplier and i am awaiting their feedback. I will keep you posted.
Posted By: tiger015

Re: KOrg G1 air: any complaints? - 05/21/19 05:31 PM

Thanks! I have narrowed down on G1 air because of Tim Praskin's reviews and Youtube videos.
Posted By: Beardog

Re: KOrg G1 air: any complaints? - 05/21/19 06:24 PM

I have one, and it is a very good DP. We can tend to sink into “analysis paralysis”, based on what somebody else says on a forum, or what someone reports that someone else said. Before you know it, something is “not recommended”, so beware of herd mentality. The G1 Air has a great warranty, to boot. No clicking or any other problems on mine. I do wish that it had an audio-in port, but most DPs in this price range don’t. I use mine with and without a couple of VST’s, on both my iPhone and iPad. I have no use for anything except for the acoustic piano sounds, and am happy with those on the G1 Air. It works fine with and without headphones, too. No complaints here.
Posted By: Tyrone Slothrop

Re: KOrg G1 air: any complaints? - 05/21/19 07:28 PM

Originally Posted by tiger015
Thanks. But what are the issues against G1 air?

Are you recommending C1 air and not G1 air? I have read that G1 air is superior in tech.

The RH3 in the G1 Air is graded but only has 4 zones.
Posted By: Bosendorff

Re: KOrg G1 air: any complaints? - 05/22/19 12:45 PM

The korg RH3 is very well made and very solid. I have my Korg Kronos with a 88-key RH3 action since 2,5 years, play advanced classical repertoire about 3 hours daily on it and everything works perfectly. Fast repeats are easy for me and the feel is just right. I sold my previous digital instrument with a Fatar action because the keys started to give up after less than a year with similar practice.
Posted By: EssBrace

Re: KOrg G1 air: any complaints? - 05/22/19 02:07 PM

Originally Posted by Morten Olsson
I recall another user on this forum being quite clear on the issues with the dynamics issues - I believe he actually gave the thing away to be rid of it.


Good memory! That was me. Yes, I gave it away due to the dynamics and jarring velocity layer switching. But in fact two or three keys had also started abnormal clicking within a couple of weeks of ownership, which was a further annoyance.

I couldn't possibly recommend the G1 Air I'm afraid.

References to Tim Praskins reviews should also be tempered by the fact he is a salesman, not, (as he purports to be) an independent reviewer.
Posted By: Morten Olsson

Re: KOrg G1 air: any complaints? - 05/22/19 02:17 PM

Thanks for chiming in EssBrace - I had started to think that I might have gotten things mixed up in my admittedly fuzzy memory and I couldn't fine your post through search.
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