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#3127665 06/14/21 11:48 AM
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can anyone recommend a portable digital piano ? i am looking for something i can take away when traveling with build in speakers .

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What are your size/weight/budget considerations?

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Does it need to be a proper piano with hammer actions keys?

Are all 88 required or would ~6 octaves do?

From the "established brands" Casio makes the most compact 88 key hammer action digital pianos with speakers. (The CDP-S and PX-S models)

Roland RD-88 might be the second in compactness.

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What are your size/weight/budget considerations?
Well i am not sure on the weight but hoping it would be lighter that most, i have played on mp7se although it not really portable its to heavy to move around all the time . the price i will would pay what it takes for a good portable piano

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Originally Posted by clothearednincompo
Does it need to be a proper piano with hammer actions keys?

Are all 88 required or would ~6 octaves do?

From the "established brands" Casio makes the most compact 88 key hammer action digital pianos with speakers. (The CDP-S and PX-S models)

Roland RD-88 might be the second in compactness.
88 required , action i don't take to much notice to but open to all brands i have played on the Korg D1 and
mp7se, the mp7se had the better action but i am open to other brands as this is about it being portable with built in speakers .

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I'd probably get a Kawai ES110. At 26.5 pounds / 12.0 kilos, it's a nice combination of low weight and well-regarded keyboard.


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If weight is more of a factor than the quality of the keyboard, I guess you could also look at the Roland GO:PIANO88, which weighs a mere 15.5 pounds / 7.0 kilos, and costs about half of what the ES110 goes for.


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S/he wants built in speakers...


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Originally Posted by SeaDrive
If weight is more of a factor than the quality of the keyboard, I guess you could also look at the Roland GO:PIANO88, which weighs a mere 15.5 pounds / 7.0 kilos, and costs about half of what the ES110 goes for.
In this category, not hammer action, 61 keys, the Casio CT-S1 is better value for money, maybe better 'fullstop'. Useful for someone who can switch from piano to keyboard and back without blinking, otherwise the action might be a problem.

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In this category, not hammer action, 61 keys, the Casio CT-S1 is better value for money, maybe better 'fullstop'. Useful for someone who can switch from piano to keyboard and back without blinking, otherwise the action might be a problem.

The OP specified 88 keys, which is why I didn't mention the Yamaha P121, which I think is a great travel piano.


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Originally Posted by SeaDrive
If weight is more of a factor than the quality of the keyboard, I guess you could also look at the Roland GO:PIANO88, which weighs a mere 15.5 pounds / 7.0 kilos, and costs about half of what the ES110 goes for.

It's so cheap, and light, because it has spring-action keys. There seems to be a minimum weight of around 24 pounds, for any DP that has 88 fully-weighted keys and loudspeakers. My 8-year-old PX-350 weighs 25.5 lbs.

Better would be the Yamaha P-121 (73 keys, 22 lbs (10 kg), "GHS" action) or the previously-mentioned Casio CDP-S and PX-S models.

The length of an 88-key DP is considerable -- it won't fit crossways into my Ford Focus rear seat. Travelling with a 73- or 61-key model would be easier.


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