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#1734964 - 08/17/11 09:44 AM Yamaha P155 4 Level Sampling Yes or No ???
musicmad Offline
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Registered: 05/25/09
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Loc: London England
Hi

Just wondering what peoples views are on Yamahas new P155 (4-level AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling) i recently sampled the P155 and didn't think the 4-level AWM sampling was as realistic compared to the P120s 3 level AWM sampling, just my opinion. The P120 seems to offer a much more rich expressive and authentic sound especially on piano strings and choir. Also there was a variation for each sound on the P120 giving it more expession but not on the P155, does anyone agree?.





Edited by musicmad (08/17/11 10:22 AM)
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#1735302 - 08/17/11 06:07 PM Re: Yamaha P155 4 Level Sampling Yes or No ??? [Re: musicmad]
EssBrace Offline
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I think the old three level sample is bolder, and yes, perhaps richer sounding than the four level version.

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#1735320 - 08/17/11 06:24 PM Re: Yamaha P155 4 Level Sampling Yes or No ??? [Re: musicmad]
PianoZac Offline
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Well it's supposed to, but I agree with Steve, the sound in my older CP300, which was a 3 layer sample, sounded better than what I've heard from the P155. Sometimes newer isn't always better.
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#1735400 - 08/17/11 08:29 PM Re: Yamaha P155 4 Level Sampling Yes or No ??? [Re: musicmad]
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i think the same thing - the P250 I have has more bite - I've played the p155 and i think the p155 sample over all is a little better, but it's hard to get forte out of it.
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#1735564 - 08/18/11 02:28 AM Re: Yamaha P155 4 Level Sampling Yes or No ??? [Re: musicmad]
Guoguodi Offline
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Registered: 09/08/09
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I've always regretted not buying a P-120 when I had a chance a few years ago. Instead, I now own a P-155. I think the general consensus among those who have tried or heard both is that the P-120's piano sound is a lot nicer sounding, richer, more rounded and pleasant -- despite being only three sample levels as opposed to four. I agree with this view.

Just another example of where specs don't mean everything.


Edited by Guoguodi (08/18/11 02:29 AM)

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#1735586 - 08/18/11 04:00 AM Re: Yamaha P155 4 Level Sampling Yes or No ??? [Re: Guoguodi]
Belger1900 Offline
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Registered: 09/30/10
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I´ve tried out a lot of digitals.
Personally I could never make out the difference between 2 instruments in the same price category. They all sounded the same from Yamaha crazy
And as far as I know AWM is still beeing used. Maybe it´s (due to marketing reasons) called differently, but it still is the same thing.

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#1735675 - 08/18/11 08:25 AM Re: Yamaha P155 4 Level Sampling Yes or No ??? [Re: musicmad]
reza Offline
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Registered: 12/03/08
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Can anybody compare its sound quality also with Yamaha CLP-340, based on specification, these two modesl share almost the same sound board. Is it true to say that the P155 is the stage version of the CLP 340? Thanks.


Edited by reza (08/18/11 08:26 AM)

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#1735680 - 08/18/11 08:33 AM Re: Yamaha P155 4 Level Sampling Yes or No ??? [Re: reza]
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Originally Posted By: reza
Is it true to say that the P155 is the stage version of the CLP 340? Thanks.


Yes, pretty much.
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#1735742 - 08/18/11 10:57 AM Re: Yamaha P155 4 Level Sampling Yes or No ??? [Re: EssBrace]
PianoZac Offline
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Registered: 02/22/10
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Originally Posted By: EssBrace
Originally Posted By: reza
Is it true to say that the P155 is the stage version of the CLP 340? Thanks.


Yes, pretty much.


I assume Winter NAMM 2012 will bring us updates to the CP lineup as well as perhaps a P160 that incorporates the newer sound technology from the CLP400 series? Both would be welcomed. Of course the CP lineup will only be 2 years old in 2012, so maybe that won't get an update.
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#1735784 - 08/18/11 11:48 AM Re: Yamaha P155 4 Level Sampling Yes or No ??? [Re: musicmad]
musicmad Offline
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Quote:
I think the old three level sample is bolder, and yes, perhaps richer sounding than the four level version.
Quote:

The sound in my older CP300, which was a 3 layer sample, sounded better than what I've heard from the P155. Sometimes newer isn't always better.
Quote:

I've always regretted not buying a P-120 when I had a chance a few years ago. Instead, I now own a P-155. I think the general consensus among those who have tried or heard both is that the P-120's piano sound is a lot nicer sounding, richer, more rounded and pleasant -- despite being only three sample levels as opposed to four. I agree with this view.

Thanks for your response everyone, I'm not alone then.

Zachary explaines it well... Sometimes newer isn't always better.










Edited by musicmad (08/18/11 12:06 PM)
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#1736009 - 08/18/11 05:21 PM Re: Yamaha P155 4 Level Sampling Yes or No ??? [Re: PianoZac]
reza Offline
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Registered: 12/03/08
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Loc: Tehran, Iran
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I assume Winter NAMM 2012 will bring us updates to the CP lineup

I hope Yamaha/Roland/Kawai also follows the Nord path so hopefully we could have more than one option for a digital piano with updatable samples.

I also wish to see more digital pianos from Nord. Why we cannot have a Nord Piano with a decent action like MP10? Or a Nord piano including a recorder?

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