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Tried the YUS5 today and my daughter quite liked it, surprisingly more than we expected. Though the tone can't beat the Bechstein, it was extremely good, and not bright like most yamahas. The action, response, ability to get the full range of dynamics was also very good.

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Originally Posted by Scschneider
Tried the YUS5 today and my daughter quite liked it, surprisingly more than we expected. Though the tone can't beat the Bechstein, it was extremely good, and not bright like most yamahas. The action, response, ability to get the full range of dynamics was also very good.

I quite like the YUS5. To my mind, it’s a Japanese-German hybrid acoustic piano. It is certainly more affordable than the German pianos.

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I tried Peterof , YUS5 and Sauter and of course the Sauter German I like the most, but I do like YUS5 and it's not bright as other Yamaha used to be. At last I am getting YUS5 . Peterof comes close though.

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Originally Posted by fibbi
I tried Peterof , YUS5 and Sauter and of course the Sauter German I like the most, but I do like YUS5 and it's not bright as other Yamaha used to be. At last I am getting YUS5 . Peterof comes close though.


If you like the YUS5 and it is in budget I suggest also listening to the SE132 as well - the one we played had a quite lovely and intriguing tone which I would like to hear someone else's uninfluenced opinion of so I won't try to describe it in detail.

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I tried Peterof , YUS5 and Sauter and of course the Sauter German I like the most, but I do like YUS5 and it's not bright as other Yamaha used to be. At last I am getting YUS5 . Peterof comes close though.


If you like the YUS5 and it is in budget I suggest also listening to the SE132 as well - the one we played had a quite lovely and intriguing tone which I would like to hear someone else's uninfluenced opinion of so I won't try to describe it in detail.
Would be my first choice too at level of tone, by far.

OP indicated above however that daughter did not like Seiler tone. And that’s not the only issue here.

I must wonder how a 10 year old of average height could comfortably reach keys and pedals on a SE132.
I am 6 ft tall and found myself struggling as the keys are so high up (ended up with SE122 instead). Saw a device once on EBay for short children with short legs to reach pedals on a grand (a pedal extender?)... but that is likely better used for a recital setup, not your regular home practice.

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I tried Peterof , YUS5 and Sauter and of course the Sauter German I like the most, but I do like YUS5 and it's not bright as other Yamaha used to be. At last I am getting YUS5 . Peterof comes close though.


If you like the YUS5 and it is in budget I suggest also listening to the SE132 as well - the one we played had a quite lovely and intriguing tone which I would like to hear someone else's uninfluenced opinion of so I won't try to describe it in detail.


You mean Seiler SE132 right? I tried Seiler ED 126 I do like it, the only concern is that ED series is made in Indonesia, which I'm not too fond of...In all the store I have shopped there is no SE132 to compare with.

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Originally Posted by Windjammer
I must wonder how a 10 year old of average height could comfortably reach keys and pedals on a SE132.
I am 6 ft tall and found myself struggling as the keys are so high up (ended up with SE122 instead). Saw a device once on EBay for short children with short legs to reach pedals on a grand (a pedal extender?)... but that is likely better used for a recital setup, not your regular home practice.


I believe OP's daughter is probably a teenager (he mentioned that she's in RCM grade 10) who'll move out of the home in a few years' time.

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I tried Peterof , YUS5 and Sauter and of course the Sauter German I like the most, but I do like YUS5 and it's not bright as other Yamaha used to be. At last I am getting YUS5 . Peterof comes close though.


If you like the YUS5 and it is in budget I suggest also listening to the SE132 as well - the one we played had a quite lovely and intriguing tone which I would like to hear someone else's uninfluenced opinion of so I won't try to describe it in detail.


You mean Seiler SE132 right? I tried Seiler ED 126 I do like it, the only concern is that ED series is made in Indonesia, which I'm not too fond of...In all the store I have shopped there is no SE132 to compare with.

Sorry, I meant the Yamaha SE132 and suggested also trying that as you like the YUS5. The SE132 seems less known as a model but I thought it a bit special.

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Is the Yamaha SE132 available in Canada?


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Is the Yamaha SE132 available in Canada?

They are listed here yamaha canada so yes, presumably available.

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I wish we could try a Sauter, but unfortunately there are no dealers anywhere.

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