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Thanks everyone for the thoughtful feedback; I appreciate it all.

I went with the PR 170 as I feel the price on the C2x was not great--- just 7% off the SMP (it's crazy to hear of the variance in prices for this model). The PR on the other hand is 28% off of the SMP. I also acknowledge that y'all are right, I should compare pianos at price point first, not size.

One thing I learned from this experience is that piano buying is intense as it could be the second largest purchase you make next to a house or a car... and even though one may have the money to spend there is always an opportunity cost. 30k can buy a lot of things (vacations, home improvements, cars, etc.).

The piano arrives tomorrow and I really hope it works out. I'm pretty sure my John Thompson Book 1 and Christmas tunes will sound great on either option lol

Good news is my local shop advertises that if you don’t like your new purchase for ANY reason, they will make a one time exchange of the piano within 30 days of your purchase when the item is returned. I'm not getting the PR with the intention of exchanging it, but it does relieve a bit of my anxiety just in case I absolutely hate it and realize it is just not the right piano for me. So we shall see. I'll post tomorrow with a sample piece in the appropriate forum to let you know how it sounds in my space.

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Congratulations! 🎊🎉🎈
I hope you enjoy your piano very much, and for a long time!

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Good choice.

When one piano costs 3 times the price of another one, and still you have doubts about wich one you prefer, that means the cheap one is the correct choice.

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Wow that was fast! Congratulations on your new piano!!


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Thanks to you and the community . Everyone has been very helpful.

And yes, I act fast - haha ! Leo Sun / Aries Moon for those that are into that stuff.

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Originally Posted by Ubu
Good choice.

When one piano costs 3 times the price of another one, and still you have doubts about wich one you prefer, that means the cheap one is the correct choice.
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Congratulations, so exciting!!!


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Congrats! happy musicmaking!

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cygnusdei, love it! The piano chooses the pianist!
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Congratulations on your new Pearl River 170! I wish you many happy years playing.


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Originally Posted by cygnusdei
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The wand chooses the wizard!
That is true! (It may make a good title of a thread though cygnusdei?)


My piano's voice is my voice to God and the great unknown universe, and to those I love.In other words a hymn.That is all, but that is enough.Life goes on, despite pain and fear.Music is beautiful,life is beautiful.


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Update:

Here is the new piano in place.

[img]https://imgur.com/gallery/rkGthf8[/img]

I love the size and look. The sound is okay, wish it was warmer, but hoping to add a rug and some more sound dampening items in the room to help it out. The action is okay, but not bad at all. I do still feel like I'd prefer the Yamaha, but maybe that will be my treat in a few years after I recommit myself to learning piano!

It is nice to have an acoustic instrument in my place again as it seems to change the energy in the room. I've already spent hours playing this thing today (when I could pry my hubby's hands off of it). No more TV in the living room!

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yay, congratulations!!!

You may indeed benefit from adding some things to the room, including a rug under the piano, heavy drapes.

You might also ask the tech if voicing or other prep would help.

Also, does it have a half stick or short stick for the lid? If you can put the lid lower without closing it, you might like that better.

Remind me, is this piano brand new or did you buy it used?


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Agreed, I need a rug under the piano and will add in the castor cups now that I won't be moving it around anymore. It does have a half stick a well and I have played around with that. It's brand new.

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Since you have hardwood floors, I would recommend adding a thick (1/2) pad underneath the rug. The pads are much more reasonably priced than a thick rug.


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Well a week later, I am in like with my PR, but not in love. Headed back to try some more Yamahas & Kawais on Friday.

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Originally Posted by PianoGamer
Well a week later, I am in like with my PR, but not in love. Headed back to try some more Yamahas & Kawais on Friday.
Please keep us in the loop !!!!


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Originally Posted by PianoGamer
Well a week later, I am in like with my PR, but not in love. Headed back to try some more Yamahas & Kawais on Friday.

Yes I would love to hear your feedback after you have tried more pianos. I have more is less narrow down my search to Yamaha C1X/C2X or Kawai GX-1/GX-2 with silent systems.

It’s always interesting to hear other people thoughts about these pianos ☺️

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Originally Posted by PianoGamer
Well a week later, I am in like with my PR, but not in love. Headed back to try some more Yamahas & Kawais on Friday.

Yeah, I agree, you want to be *love* with your instrument if at all possible!!

Keep us posted!!


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