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#1336616 - 12/29/09 09:50 PM Need quick advice! Yamaha Clavinova CLP 550
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Registered: 12/22/09
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Loc: Pacific NW
Is this a good model? Need advice quick!Is it worth it or should I go for the YDP 160?

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#1336634 - 12/29/09 10:15 PM Re: Need quick advice! Yamaha Clavinova CLP 550 [Re: Amber84]
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Registered: 09/24/09
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I could not find the age of the CLP550. But its user manual has a MIDI Implementation Chart dated June 1988.

If this piano dates from that era, then it's ancient. Skip it.

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#1336657 - 12/29/09 10:44 PM Re: Need quick advice! Yamaha Clavinova CLP 550 [Re: MacMacMac]
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You're right on, Mac...it was introduced in 1988.

Indeed an oldie...one of earlier AWM models, with only 16 note polyphony.

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#1336658 - 12/29/09 10:46 PM Re: Need quick advice! Yamaha Clavinova CLP 550 [Re: Amber84]
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Originally Posted By: Amber84
Is this a good model? Need advice quick!Is it worth it or should I go for the YDP 160?


The 550 was built in 1988, over 20 years ago.

I might be usable as a MIDI keyboard controller and maybe the audio amp and speaker are still good. So it might be usable with a computer. I certainly would not pay much for it, maybe $150.

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#1336666 - 12/29/09 10:56 PM Re: Need quick advice! Yamaha Clavinova CLP 550 [Re: ChrisA]
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Registered: 12/22/09
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Thanks for your quick responses. Wow only a 16 note polyphony?!? That is the info I was looking for-I couldnt find that on the net. The seller states it is in excellent condition and it is a very reasonable price, but I think the YDP 160 may be the better choice.

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