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The situation here is similar ...
Originally Posted by VicPinto
Got a call from my dealer today. ETA for my N1X is April/May time frame.
I can't expect to get a good deal when there are no pianos in stock. So I'm beginning to doubt whether I'll be buying a piano this year. frown

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The piano situation is really not in your favor right now, Mac.


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Originally Posted by MacMacMac
The situation here is similar ...
Originally Posted by VicPinto
Got a call from my dealer today. ETA for my N1X is April/May time frame.
I can't expect to get a good deal when there are no pianos in stock. So I'm beginning to doubt whether I'll be buying a piano this year. frown

Is a "good deal" on an N1X really worth waiting a year?

What would be the difference in price between a good deal next year and a deal this year? Is saving $500 worth waiting a year?

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Originally Posted by David B
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The situation here is similar ...
Originally Posted by VicPinto
Got a call from my dealer today. ETA for my N1X is April/May time frame.
I can't expect to get a good deal when there are no pianos in stock. So I'm beginning to doubt whether I'll be buying a piano this year. frown

Is a "good deal" on an N1X really worth waiting a year?

What would be the difference in price between a good deal next year and a deal this year? Is saving $500 worth waiting a year?

God Bless,
David

In my case at least, it is, since I have a DP that I can still practice on, without losing time. I don't believe I'll hurt my technique too bad if I am not practicing on a hybrid till I can get a good deal on one.


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I'm probably a spoiled kid (well, we were very poor, so not sure where it's coming from, maybe as a grown up I am compensating for being poor as a kid) but I never wait for anything, even if it's unpractical and is very expensive 🤣 The pleasure of acquiring new things is priceless! Consumerism at its best, I know. OTOH, I can die any moment: car crash, cancer, COVID and whatnot, so I better live my life with all the pleasures now.

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Originally Posted by CyberGene
I'm probably a spoiled kid (well, we were very poor, so not sure where it's coming from, maybe as a grown up I am compensating for being poor as a kid) but I never wait for anything, even if it's unpractical and is very expensive 🤣 The pleasure of acquiring new things is priceless! Consumerism at its best, I know. OTOH, I can die any moment: car crash, cancer, COVID and whatnot, so I better live my life with all the pleasures now.

I hear you CG and my situation is very similar, and I have in fact done the exact same thing re:
- Cameras: I bought a Nikon D5 on impulse.
- My first DP - I bought a Korg Grandstage, again on impulse, without proper research.
- My first car even

I grew up poor, then I lived well in a country that went to war, returned poor, and now I am here, so I do want things NOW and I would have bought a hybrid if I didn't have a good DP. The question I am asking myself now is what next? OK, now I have a hybrid, will I be looking for more? Consumerism?


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Nothing is stopping you Mac from "buying a piano this year". I did. Just don't expect immediate delivery.


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Originally Posted by mmathew
The question I am asking myself now is what next?

I'd suggest a mint M6 + Summicron 50mm APO and a huge batch of Fuji Acros.

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Originally Posted by CyberGene
... OTOH, I can die any moment: car crash, cancer, COVID and whatnot, so I better live my life with all the pleasures now.

As a pastor (for over 20 years), I've had to officiate way more funerals than weddings. The older I get the more I'm reminded how fragile life is. When it comes to my happiness and the happiness of others, I try never to wait until tomorrow to do that which can be done today.

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The question I am asking myself now is what next?

I'd suggest a mint M6 + Summicron 50mm APO and a huge batch of Fuji Acros.
LOL

Originally Posted by David B
As a pastor (for over 20 years), I've had to officiate way more funerals than weddings. The older I get the more I'm reminded how fragile life is. When it comes to my happiness and the happiness of others, I try never to wait until tomorrow to do that which can be done today.
Sad but true 😞


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Originally Posted by CyberGene
I'm probably a spoiled kid (well, we were very poor, so not sure where it's coming from, maybe as a grown up I am compensating for being poor as a kid) but I never wait for anything, even if it's unpractical and is very expensive 🤣 The pleasure of acquiring new things is priceless! Consumerism at its best, I know. OTOH, I can die any moment: car crash, cancer, COVID and whatnot, so I better live my life with all the pleasures now.

I'm the reverse. I like the anticipation, the research, and the hunt for good deals. I'm at a stage in life where the $ doesn't have much meaning so if I just buy whatever and whenever I wanted I find my emotions are flatlined and I don't really treasure the purchase. I don't care for materialistic things much, but I do miss the feeling of being a kid where you saved $ for a long time to buy a video card and when you finally get it it's like the best feeling in the world.

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Most problems and big questions in life have a simple and easy answer: surfing.

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woppa, I agree, what you say is true to a certain degree, or maybe completely smile However I can't change anymore. As I said, it's a psychological thing but the thought that I have to wait for a better deal just (even though I have the money) makes me feel miserable. I have friends who constantly think how to save a few cents here, and a few there, yet they are not poor. Not that it's bad but like with many things in life it becomes an obsession and I hate to go out with those people because they tend to talk mostly about deals, savings and stuff and that is too boring smile

I rarely buy something without researching it though. What I mean is, I purchased the N1X the moment it appeared at Thomann and a few weeks later it was €500 off and well, that's not insignificant, yet I don't care laugh I have my dream instrument and had it as soon as possible and I knew it would be good already.


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At the end of the day, it boils down to what we value more - the cash, or the item smile


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I may have posted this in another thread but saw Richard Clayderman uploaded more videos of his playing on a Yamaha N1X!


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Originally Posted by Harpuia
I may have posted this in another thread but saw Richard Clayderman uploaded more videos of his playing on a Yamaha N1X!

That was nice, but it was difficult for me to hear the piano clearly at times. I wonder how he recorded it?

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@David B: My guess is that he :
1) feeds the line-out of his piano into the mixer which you can sometimes see behind his head (most clear at 1:35).
2) feeds the line-out of his audio setup into the mixer - Right before he starts playing at around 1:16 you can see him turn on the music.
3) hear the music through the monitors of both piano/audio and use output of mixer to record on pc or recorder/whatnot

btw: Can you guys shed some light on why you bought the N1X and not the NV10? Or maybe even NV5? I've tried them all, but still cannot choose (also have the CA99 still on the shortlist). Appreciate the sound & quality no hassle approach of the N1X. Action is different, might like NV10 slightly more - but have some concerns on Kawai quality control/longevity.

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btw: Can you guys shed some light on why you bought the N1X and not the NV10? Or maybe even NV5? I've tried them all, but still cannot choose (also have the CA99 still on the shortlist). Appreciate the sound & quality no hassle approach of the N1X. Action is different, might like NV10 slightly more - but have some concerns on Kawai quality control/longevity.

I chose the N1X because the store didn't carry NV10 =) N1X has a 5-yr warranty so that's pretty sick. My unit had a creaking pedal, got a brand new unit straight from Japan, they sent a technician over and got it replaced under warranty.

But really, it's down to personal preference, if you've tried them both then get the one that you want, I don't think you'll be unsatisfied with either.

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Originally Posted by rmnd
@David B: My guess is that he :
1) feeds the line-out of his piano into the mixer which you can sometimes see behind his head (most clear at 1:35).
2) feeds the line-out of his audio setup into the mixer - Right before he starts playing at around 1:16 you can see him turn on the music.
3) hear the music through the monitors of both piano/audio and use output of mixer to record on pc or recorder/whatnot

btw: Can you guys shed some light on why you bought the N1X and not the NV10? Or maybe even NV5? I've tried them all, but still cannot choose (also have the CA99 still on the shortlist). Appreciate the sound & quality no hassle approach of the N1X. Action is different, might like NV10 slightly more - but have some concerns on Kawai quality control/longevity.

That's pretty impressive. I didn't observe any of that. It wasn't until you pointed everything out that it all makes sense now. Thanks for sharing.

I tried both the N1X and NV10 and chose the N1X for the following reasons (not in any particular order).

1. Price (N1X less expensive)
2. Action (felt better on the N1X. Ironically, it felt more like the Kawai acoustics I'm used to playing)
3. Onboard audio interface (This is one of my favorite features. I use it regularly. NV10 didn't play nice with my computer, i.e., Buzz)

God Bless,
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I'm going into week 14 of my wait here in the UK. I was told that it would be here provisionally by February/March but now if it got here by April it would be good by the sounds of it.

There is an ex demo one for sale here in the UK but not sure if it's a great price when compared to a brand new N1X, only about £250 less than a brand new N1X.

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