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#1554242 - 11/09/10 10:14 AM Re: The DPBSD Project! [Re: mucci]
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Originally Posted By: mucci
... playing real music and those isolated single notes (without reverb etc.) is something completely different! Don't rely too much on this.

It's been my experience that 88 wrongs never make a right.

Play lots of short notes, slather on the reverb, layer it, but if you start with crap all you end up with is a crap sandwich.
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#1554280 - 11/09/10 11:52 AM Re: The DPBSD Project! [Re: dewster]
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Originally Posted By: dewster
...if this is a good example of the Kawai layering project, color me rather unimpressed.

You didn't want to get involved in a comparison, right? wink

Okay then for this post: given your or somebody else's clinical, mainly headphone based unnatural (for piano and humans) PC screen environment, I am totally unimpressed with those thin, static, digital sounding engineering samples given in this thread, that's including any boring, lifeless, single piano note recording of whatever source.

People be certain that this has absolutely nothing to do with actually playing and enjoying your musical instrument, either digital or acoustic, e.g. HP307, CA63 or C7. Honestly, I'm having a hard time even recognizing my own preset this way, for the rest I'm doing just fine, thanks: I prefer to actually play my organic and expressive sounding CA93 in dual voice mode with live acoustics every day! thumb
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#1554464 - 11/09/10 05:39 PM Re: The DPBSD Project! [Re: TADutchman]
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Originally Posted By: TADutchman
People be certain that this has absolutely nothing to do with actually playing and enjoying your musical instrument, either digital or acoustic, e.g. HP307, CA63 or C7.

Yes, pay no attention to that loop behind the curtain.
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#1554504 - 11/09/10 06:37 PM Re: The DPBSD Project! [Re: dewster]
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OK, I edited the post to include the layered UPHI.

http://www.pianoworld.com/forum/ubbthrea...tml#Post1550886
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#1554517 - 11/09/10 07:08 PM Re: The DPBSD Project! [Re: mucci]
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Originally Posted By: mucci
Attached you find the whole C1 to C7 set of (almost) full length CA63 Concert Grandeur patch. I for myself can hardly detect any loops, but in real live playing this is virtually neglectible. It's all about the sound signature.
Everyone can build its own opinion from this sample:

http://www.mediafire.com/?yz070u3xobkovp8


Is the new piano in the MP6 based on the same samples as this CA63?

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#1554549 - 11/09/10 07:48 PM Re: The DPBSD Project! [Re: dewster]
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I think dewster's test are very valuable indeed for knowing how a dp will sound. I discovered this when I bought Alicia's Keys and immediately noticed a very limited dynamic range and several dead sounding notes. These problems were immediately apparent when I belately listened to and read dewster's review of AK. At 5:08 into the mp3 you can clearly hear the dead notes. I was playing a slow David Nevue song (Winter Twilight) and the dead E and F notes really ruined the song.

Also here is a list of dynamic ranges as measured by dewster:
Item range (db)
EWQL Gol Bos 23
Kurz PC3X 29
Roland RD700 31
Alicia's Keys 32
Garritan 39
Ivory Bos 40
Kawai MP5 42
Kawai CN33 45
GalaxyII Stein 46
EWQL Bech 47
Roland RD700SN 47
Roland HP307 47
PX330 49
Pianissimo 50
Kawai CA63 51
GalaxyII VG 53
PianoTeq 54
GalaxyII Vint D 55
TruePianos 59
Yam P155 62
Yam CLP330 62
Yam CVP505 66
Yam P120 68

You can see that AK is among the lowest.

In summary I think dewster's tests do predict how a dp or VI will play and I would have saved money if I had read and listened to his report first.


Edited by Edtek (11/09/10 07:48 PM)
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#1554708 - 11/10/10 02:58 AM Re: The DPBSD Project! [Re: Edtek]
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Well, if that's the case, then this comparison makes for an easy decision:

Originally Posted By: Edtek
here is a list of dynamic ranges as measured by Dewster
Item range (db)
...
Roland HP307 47
Kawai CA63 51
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I would have saved money if I had read and listened to his report first.

Yes, the CA63 is lower priced.

Relatively speaking, the dynamic range of the Kawai CA93/CA63 in dual voice mode can be even about 3db higher than in single voice mode, depending on the selected preset.
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#1554714 - 11/10/10 03:15 AM Re: The DPBSD Project! [Re: Jake Jackson]
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Originally Posted By: Jake Jackson
Originally Posted By: mucci
Attached you find the whole C1 to C7 set of (almost) full length CA63 Concert Grandeur patch. I for myself can hardly detect any loops, but in real live playing this is virtually neglectible. It's all about the sound signature.
Everyone can build its own opinion from this sample:

http://www.mediafire.com/?yz070u3xobkovp8


Is the new piano in the MP6 based on the same samples as this CA63?


It is my understanding that the MP6 samples are from the previous superceded technology that was in the previous model the CA51.

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#1554742 - 11/10/10 06:13 AM Re: The DPBSD Project! [Re: Jake Jackson]
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Jake, the MP6 uses the same PHI (Progressive Harmonic Imaging) sampling technology that is found in the current generation CN23 and CN33 instruments. However, it should be noted that the MP6 includes additional (new) piano sounds that are not found on the CN models.

I hope this answers your question.

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#1554744 - 11/10/10 06:20 AM Re: The DPBSD Project! [Re: theJourney]
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Originally Posted By: theJourney
It is my understanding that the MP6 samples are from the previous superceded technology that was in the previous model the CA51.


Kawai's sound technology is organised as follows (oldest to newest):

- Harmonic Imaging
- Harmonic Imaging, 88-key piano sampling
- Progressive Harmonic Imaging*
- Ultra Progressive Harmonic Imaging*

* inherits 88-key piano sampling

The CA51 used 'Harmonic Imaging' while the MP6 uses 'Progressive Harmonic Imaging', so in actual fact the MP6's tone generator newer than the CA51 by two generations.

Cheers,
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#1554789 - 11/10/10 08:47 AM Re: The DPBSD Project! [Re: Edtek]
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Originally Posted By: Edtek
I think dewster's test are very valuable indeed for knowing how a dp will sound. I discovered this when I bought Alicia's Keys and immediately noticed a very limited dynamic range and several dead sounding notes.

Edtek, thanks for the feedback! Sorry about your experience. As you say, with Alicia's Keys there is quite a bit of timbre variation from one adjacent note to the next, particularly over the low end, which is rather pronounced. And the dynamic range is firmly on the small side.

Although I don't place dynamic range in the pro or con review sections anymore, small dynamic range often sounds unrealistically loud when played lightly. I'm not sure what to make of the really wide dynamic ranges typically found in Yamaha DPs, but it wouldn't surprise me if there weren't some happy medium that behaves the most realistically. I need to do some experiments on our Young Chang to get some idea of what's what here.
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#1554792 - 11/10/10 08:58 AM Re: The DPBSD Project! [Re: TADutchman]
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Originally Posted By: TADutchman
Well, if that's the case, then this comparison makes for an easy decision...

Ah, if it were only that easy.
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#1554813 - 11/10/10 09:41 AM Re: The DPBSD Project! [Re: dewster]
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Originally Posted By: dewster
I'm not sure what to make of the really wide dynamic ranges typically found in Yamaha DPs

A.f.a.i.k. Yamaha still owns a patent related to 'silent' DP key pressing.
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#1555242 - 11/10/10 09:45 PM Re: The DPBSD Project! [Re: Kawai James]
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Originally Posted By: Kawai James
Kawai's sound technology is organised as follows (oldest to newest):

- Harmonic Imaging
- Harmonic Imaging, 88-key piano sampling
- Progressive Harmonic Imaging*
- Ultra Progressive Harmonic Imaging*

* inherits 88-key piano sampling

James, I don't personally hate you or anything, but the only term I understand there is "88-key piano sampling" which in my terms means no stretching.

It's my special purpose in life lately to grill any and all company reps for actual technical specs, so could you please elaborate on the differences between HI, PHI, and UPHI? This is gobbledygook nonsense to me. And, yes, I understand that everyone does this - could Kawai buck the top secret corporate trend and Do The Right Thing by DP enthusiasts? I think there are many out here who would appreciate some straight talk.
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#1555286 - 11/10/10 11:21 PM Re: The DPBSD Project! [Re: dewster]
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dewster,

Quote:
I don't personally hate you or anything...


Thank goodness - I'll sleep soundly tonight, safe in this knowledge.

Quote:
the only term I understand there is "88-key piano sampling" which in my terms means no stretching.


Correct.

Quote:
could you please elaborate on the differences between HI, PHI, and UPHI?


No, not to the level of detail that would satisfy an engineer such as yourself, I'm afraid. Sorry.

Cheers,
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#1555496 - 11/11/10 09:57 AM Re: The DPBSD Project! [Re: Kawai James]
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No, not to the level of detail that would satisfy an engineer such as yourself, I'm afraid. Sorry.

Thanks for replying - and I really mean that.

I wasn't asking necessarily for sensitive engineering info, though that would certainly be most welcome - think of me more as an interested consumer looking for more information about a product before deciding on a purchase. Not so much for myself obviously, but for my wife's church and students. If a Kawai DP offers the best keys and sound at a certain price range I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. But say I've narrowed it down to two different Kawai DPs, one with older sound and one with newer: how do I judge the dollar value to me of the difference?

I get that HI / PHI / UPHI this is something of a good / gooder / more gooder product sound technology tiering, but how will I perceive this if I play the various versions?

PHI is somehow progressive. How or what is progressive?

And UPHI, being ultra, is somehow an improved version of PHI. How or what is improved?

Any info at all that might differentiate these categories would be appreciated. I'm not trying to spar with you or pin you to the mat or anything, I'm actually just very interested in this subject.
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#1555524 - 11/11/10 10:43 AM Re: The DPBSD Project! [Re: dewster]
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dewster, I tend to use (some might say overuse...) the term 'expressiveness' when describing the different levels of Harmonic Imaging. I believe Rimmer's recent post comparing the CN33 and CA63 (PHI and UPHI respectively) summed it up nicely - it's difficult to put your finger on quite what is different, but the UPHI sound is just somehow more 'expressive'.

Unfortunately, that's not the kind of thing that be observed in a Youtube clip or MP3 demo (even one that's been transcoded...) - you really need to 'feel' the subtle changes in timbre. That's why I'm always recommending consumers play-test instruments 'in the flesh' before making any purchasing decisions. I realise this may mean require extra leg-work seeking out a dealer, but it's really the only way to be absolutely confident that the instrument you're buying is the right one for you.

Cheers,
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#1555537 - 11/11/10 11:01 AM Re: The DPBSD Project! [Re: dewster]
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Originally Posted By: dewster
Originally Posted By: Kawai James
Kawai's sound technology is organised as follows (oldest to newest):

- Harmonic Imaging
- Harmonic Imaging, 88-key piano sampling
- Progressive Harmonic Imaging*
- Ultra Progressive Harmonic Imaging*

* inherits 88-key piano sampling

James, I don't personally hate you or anything, but the only term I understand there is "88-key piano sampling" which in my terms means no stretching.

It's my special purpose in life lately to grill any and all company reps for actual technical specs, so could you please elaborate on the differences between HI, PHI, and UPHI? This is gobbledygook nonsense to me. And, yes, I understand that everyone does this - could Kawai buck the top secret corporate trend and Do The Right Thing by DP enthusiasts? I think there are many out here who would appreciate some straight talk.


According to this post: http://www.pianoworld.com/forum/ubbthrea...tml#Post1511408 UPHI uses twice the memory of PHI.

Now, whether that's more velocity layers, longer samples, higher bitrate or something else entirely I don't know; but there's a little more information for you at least.

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#1555568 - 11/11/10 11:36 AM Re: The DPBSD Project! [Re: Deffie]
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Okay, I'l take a shot at this.

At this link ---

http://www.kawaius.com/main_links/digital/harmonic_imaging.htm

it says:

"Since each dynamic level of the piano carries a unique harmonic signature, our engineers created extremely accurate stereo 'maps' of the entire dynamic range for each key. Next, Kawai developed a proprietary new process called Harmonic Imaging™ to transform this vast 'harmonic portrait' into a vibrant re-creation of the EX Concert Piano. Harmonic Imaging faithfully reproduces the rich dynamic range of the original piano, from delicate pianissimos to thunderous fortissimos."

It sounds to me like Harmonic Imaging is a kind of modeling, applying algorithms to what is probably a single layer, in order to simulate the variations in tone that occur over a key's dynamic range. That's how I'd interpret taking a "harmonic portrait" of a note's response from ppp to fff and applying it to actual samples.

At this next link --

http://www.kawaius.com/main_links/digital/Features/harmonic_imaging.html

it says:

"Progressive Harmonic Imaging allows for even more harmonic content to be employed"

More harmonic content could mean brighter when hit harder and/or a revised "harmonic portrait" created from a greater number of "steps" between ppp and fff, or captured at a finer resolution.

I couldn't find anything with any description of what Ultra adds. I would guess it is probably "more of the same" (i.e. even more steps in the model between ppp and fff for smoother and more accurate dynamic transitions, or even more detailed harmonic analysis of each step to be used in the modeling).

But one thing seems consistent in all the descriptions: It has to do with capturing sonic differences within the dynamic range of a given note from ppp to fff. Each step apparently captures or simulates this range in finer detail.

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#1555612 - 11/11/10 12:48 PM Re: The DPBSD Project! [Re: dewster]
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Just for balance, and I'm not having a go at you Dewster given your love of SuperNatural, but the term SuperNatural is just about as bad as it gets and certainly worse than PHI, UHPI, etc IMHO. I mean come on 'supernatural' - puke! smile


Edited by spanishbuddha (11/11/10 12:52 PM)

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#1555625 - 11/11/10 01:05 PM Re: The DPBSD Project! [Re: spanishbuddha]
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Originally Posted By: spanishbuddha
Just for balance, and I'm not having a go at you Dewster given your love of SuperNatural, but the term SuperNatural is just about as bad as it gets and certainly worse than PHI, UHPI, etc IMHO. I mean come on 'supernatural' - puke! smile

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#1555635 - 11/11/10 01:24 PM Re: The DPBSD Project! [Re: spanishbuddha]
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Is SN for supernatural... or super natural? They sound more supernatural than super natural to me.

Originally Posted By: spanishbuddha
Just for balance, and I'm not having a go at you Dewster given your love of SuperNatural, but the term SuperNatural is just about as bad as it gets and certainly worse than PHI, UHPI, etc IMHO. I mean come on 'supernatural' - puke! smile


Edited by Hideki Matsui (11/11/10 01:25 PM)
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#1555643 - 11/11/10 01:37 PM Re: The DPBSD Project! [Re: dewster]
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"...you really need to 'feel' the subtle changes in timbre. That's why I'm always recommending consumers play-test instruments 'in the flesh' before making any purchasing decisions. I realise this may mean require extra leg-work seeking out a dealer, but it's really the only way..."

It might also require time travel. Comparing the past models with the present (unless you have one) is a problem, and comparing anything with the MP10 would require time travel into the future.

I wouldn't mind hearing a bit more of a technical explanation. It also seems to me that a demo that shows off these 'subtle changes in timbre' in at least CD-quality isn't beyond today's recording technology, the limitations of bandwidth, or what a set of decent headphones or speakers could reproduce. Especially since retail outlets are few to find and many will be ordering them from mail-order outfits. 'Ship it back in 30 days if you don't like it' is a lot easier to say than to do.

It's understandable to me that makers' and retailers' marketing materials are intended to conceal more than they are to reveal, but as a consumer it's not much of a help--- I might as well believe Gyro. Anyone who's seen more than one cycle of marketing puffery can remember when yesterday's breathless description of the latest and greatest, turns into "We had so many user complaints about the weaknesses of the former flagship product" (insert a few damning specifics here) "that THIS latest and greatest release is so much better you can't even compare it."

It would be nice to go beyond that. Releasing the user manuals online does help. Not every maker goes so far. Of course, absorbing that information requires a kind of time travel, too... when you could be saying, "Yeah--- that sound--- that's what I want." And no printed page will ever tell you that.


Edited by Jeff Clef (11/11/10 01:40 PM)
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#1555685 - 11/11/10 02:38 PM Re: The DPBSD Project! [Re: spanishbuddha]
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Originally Posted By: spanishbuddha
Just for balance, and I'm not having a go at you Dewster given your love of SuperNatural ...

"Love" is incorrect. More like "the only game in town".

Originally Posted By: spanishbuddha
... but the term SuperNatural is just about as bad as it gets and certainly worse than PHI, UHPI, etc IMHO. I mean come on 'supernatural' - puke! smile

No, there is a huge difference between what Roland and Kawai are doing. Roland comes right out and very boldly says that SN guarantees no layer switching, stretching, or looping. They even made videos explaining these things, with phase scope shots and everything for the technically challenged. I really don't care what they name it as long as that name actually has some real meaning behind it.

If Roland offered SuperNATURAL, "Progressive SuperNATURAL", and "Ultra Progressive SuperNATURAL" with essentially no explanation as to the differences I'd be trying to pry any and all info I could out via the DPBSD and hectoring company reps, but that isn't the case thank goodness, at least so far.
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#1555686 - 11/11/10 02:38 PM Re: The DPBSD Project! [Re: Jeff Clef]
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Originally Posted By: Jeff Clef
I wouldn't mind hearing a bit more of a technical explanation. It also seems to me that a demo that shows off these 'subtle changes in timbre' in at least CD-quality isn't beyond today's recording technology, the limitations of bandwidth, or what a set of decent headphones or speakers could reproduce. Especially since retail outlets are few to find and many will be ordering them from mail-order outfits. 'Ship it back in 30 days if you don't like it' is a lot easier to say than to do.

My geek side would like technical detail as well, but really, that's not so important. Lots of things sound good on paper that don't necessarily translate to real world performance anyway. But some kind of sound demo would be helpful.

Maybe James can convince them to send Dewster a DPBSD file! Eventually someone should be able to do that, and at least then we'd have some kind of both audible and quantitative way to experience at least some aspects of the differences.

You're right that trying via mail-order isn't practical for something of this size. Freight both ways can easily be over $100, which is a lot to pay to try it out.

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#1555756 - 11/11/10 04:40 PM Re: The DPBSD Project! [Re: Kawai James]
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Originally Posted By: Kawai James
... it's difficult to put your finger on quite what is different, but the UPHI sound is just somehow more 'expressive'.

This really isn't helping me, the consumer. Doesn't Kawai patent their technology? If so, then isnt it already out there for anyone to see? I find it hard to believe Kawai isn't proud of their technical innovations. So I don't understand this inability to put into words the relative qualifications of something I might want to pay good money for.

Originally Posted By: Kawai James
... you really need to 'feel' the subtle changes in timbre. That's why I'm always recommending consumers play-test instruments 'in the flesh' before making any purchasing decisions.

This is good advice when purchasing any DP, not just Kawai. But if I demoed one with PHI, what would motivate me, the consumer, to go to the trouble to seek out and demo a Kawai DP with UPHI?

I'm probably not the first person to ask these sorts of questions, and I don't mean to pepper you with them James. Could you perhaps put me in touch with someone who normally deals with this sort of inquiry?
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#1555758 - 11/11/10 04:46 PM Re: The DPBSD Project! [Re: anotherscott]
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Originally Posted By: anotherscott
Maybe James can convince them to send Dewster a DPBSD file!

AFAIK I've never received one directly from a company or company rep. That will most likely never happen as they wouldn't be comfortable with having so little control over the review contents (though I've been doing my best lately to run the reviews by the people who submit DPBSD MP3s).
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#1555766 - 11/11/10 04:58 PM Re: The DPBSD Project! [Re: dewster]
kishonti Offline
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Registered: 07/30/10
Posts: 68
Originally Posted By: dewster
Originally Posted By: anotherscott
Maybe James can convince them to send Dewster a DPBSD file!

AFAIK I've never received one directly from a company or company rep. That will most likely never happen as they wouldn't be comfortable with having so little control over the review contents (though I've been doing my best lately to run the reviews by the people who submit DPBSD MP3s).


You should make your piano tests as a standardized benchmark resulting a "Final Score" and publish the results on a dedicated website. I would probably add some kind of key quality tests as well. BTW, why don't you visit some big piano stores and get the samples of all major brands/models?
Directly comparable (consumer understandable) scores would give more power to your tests and believe me if you'd create a "pro test" for money they would buy it.

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#1555771 - 11/11/10 05:16 PM Re: The DPBSD Project! [Re: dewster]
Kawai James Online   content
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Loc: Hamamatsu, Japan
Hello dewster,

Originally Posted By: dewster
...if I demoed one with PHI, what would motivate me, the consumer, to go to the trouble to seek out and demo a Kawai DP with UPHI?


Well, if you were at a Kawai dealer, demoing an instrument equipped with PHI (such as a CN33), I doubt it would be too much effort to walk across the room and try a model equipped with UPHI (such as a CA63). After a few trips back and fourth trying both classes of instrument, I expect you would be able to appreciate the differences.

Originally Posted By: dewster
I'm probably not the first person to ask these sorts of questions, and I don't mean to pepper you with them James. Could you perhaps put me in touch with someone who normally deals with this sort of inquiry?


Sure, try these addresses.

Cheers,
James
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#1555888 - 11/11/10 10:08 PM Re: The DPBSD Project! [Re: Kawai James]
dewster Offline
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Registered: 12/07/09
Posts: 4345
Loc: Northern NJ
Originally Posted By: Kawai James
Sure, try these addresses.

Thanks! Who do you think I'll have better luck with, "Products and Sales - Digital Pianos" or "Technical Support - Electronics"?
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