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A piano which does not come in one piece (like CA99), models which are assembled - CA 79, Roland LX-706 etc which consist of two parts - can fit a minivan or even an SUV. Look around that is available in Ontario (or other provinces) - and rent a minivan or a truck and bring from there.

Other suggestion, if you can find a store which is ready to deliver from the US - I did not purchase pianos from the US, but I purchased smaller items, from my experience the duties are equal to local GST / HST, American sales taxes do not apply, so I ended up paying less ordering from the US in a few occasions than I would have paid in Canada, but the warranty won't likely work in Canada for a piano purchased in the US though.


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I completely agree that it is not worthwhile to wait so many months for any piano IF it means not having a piano at all. I DO have a piano, albeit not a very good one (an aging Casio Privia).

The upgrade to a CA-99 is indeed a big one, and I am inclined to favor the "available" over the "unavailable" models

I am leaning towards one of the Roland models, and I had a look at the (relatively) new FP-90X which seems to cover all my requirements. For example when compared with the LX-705, it is hard to find any differences (except larger "song" library in the LX-705, and naturally a wooden keyboard cover).
The sellers at the stores I have been to have all been shocked by the idea that I am considering a portable (with fixed stand and fixed triple pedals) for home.
I was not convinced that in the small room I intend to place the piano, I will appreciate the acoustic difference of speakers in a wooden cabinet. If I would like to hear the "grand" sound with reverb ("ambiance") effects, I would have the same result when listening through headphones. The ability to move the piano around the house if needed (once in a...) is a plus.
(btw, in terms of cost difference, the lx-705 is only about 15% more expensive than the fp-90x with stand and pedals. so, while there is a cost difference it is not a substantial factor)
In one store, I was offered Roland's DP-603 as a compact upright digital piano. Other than the wooden keyboard cover, it looks inferior in all regards to the FP-90X (modeling engine, number of speakers,...)

I guess I am looking for someone to tell me that it is not that unreasonable to purchase a portable for home playing, or convince me otherwise

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Personally I prefer portable slab pianos. I’m the one who has to move things.

If the piano is out in the living room and a centerpiece I could see a full console or a even a grand piano style,

At 50 lbs for a fp90x that is about my limit on portable pianos.


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I completely agree that it is not worthwhile to wait so many months for any piano IF it means not having a piano at all. I DO have a piano, albeit not a very good one (an aging Casio Privia).

The upgrade to a CA-99 is indeed a big one, and I am inclined to favor the "available" over the "unavailable" models

I am leaning towards one of the Roland models, and I had a look at the (relatively) new FP-90X which seems to cover all my requirements. For example when compared with the LX-705, it is hard to find any differences (except larger "song" library in the LX-705, and naturally a wooden keyboard cover).
The sellers at the stores I have been to have all been shocked by the idea that I am considering a portable (with fixed stand and fixed triple pedals) for home.

I guess I am looking for someone to tell me that it is not that unreasonable to purchase a portable for home playing, or convince me otherwise

I have an FP-90 with a wooden stand and pedals, it looks good, I also have an acoustic upright and two consoles are too much in one place. The smaller piano fits better in the same space, and I do not see why someone won’t have it at home.
The main concern a slab may sound worse with headphones, and it will sound worse through speakers. I do not use speakers, as for headphones, I have a reference headphone amplifier connected to lines out. Also a fabric dust cover I cover piano for the night is less cute when a lid on a console, but in the dark at night only my cat can tell the difference.


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