Actually I `m normally not pleased when my 3rd car or my 2nd piano get bashed verbally: The former is a 2001 Yaris, the latter a 1997 CVP 98 - both with lots of mileage already done and much more to come.
Ask me, what the repair costs of those were: Besides regular maintenance USD/EURO 0 on the first ( 246 Thsd km) 180 € for felt relacement and keyboard maintenance on the second (incl travel within the very expensive Hamburg area).
This my cvp 98 still is wonderful, I made my "personal" piano mixture, and the sound produced via its sound system is really .... vooom.
Unfortunately using a VST via its special midi implementation is not a viable choice - unlike the cvp409 which has proper usb connections.
This lead me to more investigations, the 409 being the first cvp to use triple sensors, not much different from the 509, as Yamaha often makes just small marketing upgrades.
Concerning the CLPs, those don`t use the tyros engine (from 2 generations before) but a keyboard 1 generation ahead of the cvp.
I was myself interested to get one for my Hamburg home as it brings the sound to listeners in a wonderful way, unlike my dutch MP-11/speakers solution.
Unfortunately this add is too far from my homes, otherwise I would have tried to get it for below 2k starting at 1.5k €https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s...n-neuwertigem-zustand/1613018948-74-7689
Kind regards - to all the fans of overpriced lousy serviced teflon S&S who despise old japanese gear as well