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Hello, I'm trying to decide between a Kawai kdp110, and a yamaha CLP-635, in my country, both of them are like the only 2 available from good brands, and at this time I can't go visit the store and try them myself, which is why I'm looking for opinions between these two. I know that it is not a "reasonable" comparison considering the price and lineup range, but as I said those are the only 2 available.Also I don't really care about looks so that shouldn't be a deal breaker for me. So pretty much Im looking for opinions specifically in the action and piano sound. I know the kdp110 has the RCHII action, and the yamaha the GH3X. So between those 2 actions which one is better for you??, despite their own place in each brand range. And also, the second area is the piano sound, which has the richer and greater piano sound? I know the yamaha has 2 piano sounds, but still in youtube videos I found the sound coming from the kdp110 a little bit crispier and clearer. So what is your opinion? Thanks so much for the help. Greetings from Perú! blush

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Does the store not have the CLP-735 yet?


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No it doesn´t, and I don't think they will for a very long time :/, so those are my main 2 options primarily

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I have tried both.

Very generally I think, Yamaha has the snappier action, Kawai is a lot softer and gives more freedom.

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What’s the price difference in your country? The 635 is better, but your budget, ability level, and personal preference matter...

I have a lab full of 635s that have proven to be durable and well liked by the students. The only shortcoming I have found is the inability of the USB hub to charge an iPad. It just doesn’t have enough power.


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Originally Posted by nicknameTaken
I have tried both.

Very generally I think, Yamaha has the snappier action, Kawai is a lot softer and gives more freedom.

Thanks for the reply, what do you think about the tone?

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What’s the price difference in your country? The 635 is better, but your budget, ability level, and personal preference matter...

I have a lab full of 635s that have proven to be durable and well liked by the students. The only shortcoming I have found is the inability of the USB hub to charge an iPad. It just doesn’t have enough power.

The difference is 500 dollars, but both are inside my budget. I'm a begginer and I just love the kawai tone, not saying yamaha clp635 tones are bad, I just prefer kawai's, but as I am no expert, I was wondering which of the action of these 2 pianos is better, for a begginer, and well the main features that sets one apart from the other in terms of which is better. That's why I'm mainly relying on personal opinions from different people smile

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This is isn't even a question, go for the Yamaha Clavinova and leave the barebones KDP for someone else.


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I was wondering which of the action of these 2 pianos is better, for a begginer, and well the main features that sets one apart from the other in terms of which is better. That's why I'm mainly relying on personal opinions from different people smile
This is the difference 500 dollars give you:

Yamaha:

CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial piano samples
CFX Binaural sampling
Improved VRM (Virtual Resonance Modeling)
Smooth Release
Key-Off samples
String Resonance
Damper Resonance
256-note polyphony
36 Voices
GH3X (Graded Hammer 3X) keyboard with synthetic ebony and ivory keytops
Escapement
128 x 64 full dot LCD
Dual/Split/Duo
Digital effects (Reverb/Chorus/Brilliance/Effect)
19 Voice Demo Songs + 50 Piano Songs* + 303 Lesson Songs (*The Clavinova comes with a book of music scores)
20 rhythms
16-track recording
USB Audio Recorder (Playback/Recording: WAV)
USB TO HOST and USB TO DEVICE
Dual headphone jacks
30 W x 2 amplifiers
16 cm x 2 speaker system
Acoustic Optimizer
Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC)
Stereophonic Optimizer
Music braces
Optional wireless connection to iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch** (** For wireless connection, optional UD-WL01 is required)

Kawai:

Harmonic Imaging™ Sound Technology
Shigeru Kawai SK-EX Grand Piano Sounds, Full 88-key Sampling
New 3-sensor Responsive Hammer Compact II Keyboard Action
Flexible Virtual Technician Function with Smart Mode Feature
Convenient Bluetooth MIDI and USB-MIDI Connectivity
192-Note Polyphony
Enhanced SHS Headphone Sound with Headphone Type Settings
Grand Feel Pedal System
Sliding Key Cover
Powerful 40 Watt Stereo Amplifier and Speaker System
Compact Design in Premium Rosewood Finish


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