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#1354143 - 01/20/10 02:14 PM Yamaha DGX 500
Seven Offline
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Registered: 12/26/09
Posts: 16
So I've been offered the Yamaha DGX 500 relatively cheap and I wondered if it's any good. I am looking for a practice DP and was looking at the Yamaha p85 and the Casio px-130. How does the DGX 500 compare to these? Is it worth looking into?

All replies are very appreciated.

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#1354155 - 01/20/10 02:23 PM Re: Yamaha DGX 500 [Re: Seven]
ChrisA Offline
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Registered: 12/28/08
Posts: 3841
Loc: Redondo Beach, California
Originally Posted By: Seven
How does the DGX 500 compare to these? Is it worth looking into?


The "500" lacks weighted keys. The PX130 and P85 both have hammer action weighted keys.

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#1354165 - 01/20/10 02:33 PM Re: Yamaha DGX 500 [Re: Seven]
snazzyplayer Offline
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Registered: 07/26/09
Posts: 983
Loc: Earth
Howdy Seven,

You can check out user reviews of the DGX-500 on Harmony Central.

http://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Keyboard+And+MIDI/product/Yamaha/DGX-500/10/1

If you like having lots of extra sounds, along with a decent lightly weighted action keyboard, and a pretty good piano sound, the DGX is a good buy...just make sure of it's condition (all keys work, buttons are in good shape). try to find out it's history...were there little kids banging on it, was it in a smoking environment.

I'd go with the P-85 as opposed to the Casio PX-130...I have two P-85's and they are fine reliable instruments, with a nice weighted GHS graded hammer action, very good piano sounds, layering ability (piano and strings for example), and effects (reverb)...make sure you get the optional stand.

Snazzy
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#1354172 - 01/20/10 02:37 PM Re: Yamaha DGX 500 [Re: snazzyplayer]
Seven Offline
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Registered: 12/26/09
Posts: 16
Oh it doesn't have weighted keys? I must've confused it with another Yamaha line then.

The annoying thing about buying instruments in Europe is that they're so expensive over here. In the states you can get a piano for almost half the price that we have to pay. ;/

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#1354256 - 01/20/10 04:17 PM Re: Yamaha DGX 500 [Re: Seven]
galaxy4t Offline
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Registered: 08/28/08
Posts: 851
Loc: Lakewood, CA
Steven,
DGX 500 has unweighted synth keys. Has good sounds, however if you want more than just the standard voices most DP's come with, look into the YPG 635/DGX630 to pick up weighted keys, but it is Yamaha's cheapest action (GHS). Some on this forum like the Yahama P-85, but I think the piano sample is limited as it is just a single layer. It sounds OK but there are better alternatives. It depends on your budget however and what you are looking for. Contrary to other opinions, I don't think the Casio PX130 is that bad. You just have to realize it is built to a price and has some flaws that might annoy you if you are expecting extremely high quality. It's good enough for a first piano.


Edited by galaxy4t (01/20/10 04:20 PM)

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