Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
Latest Pianoteq add-on instrument: U4 upright piano
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
PianoSupplies.com (150)
Piano Accessories Music Related Gifts Piano Tuning Equipment Piano Moving Equipment
We now offer Gift Certificates in our online store!
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Piano
Quick Links to Useful Stuff
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano Accessories
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#1788898 - 11/14/11 04:06 PM yamaha ypd-101 vs md audio dcp200
jbitt Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 11/01/11
Posts: 1
I've managed to end up with two digital pianos: an MD Audio DCP-200 and a Yamaha YDP-101. I'm just learning to play, so i have no idea which one to keep and which one to get rid of. To me, the MD Audio's keys seem a bit clunky vs the Yamaha. It is my understanding that the MD Audio has graded hammer action keys while the Yamaha utilizes their Action Effect technology. Other than that, the MD has 64-note vs Yamaha's 32-note polyphony and the MD audio is brand new.

Can anyone offer any suggestions as to which piano to keep and which to sell? Thanks in advance for your help!

Jamie

Top
(ads) Sweetwater / Roland
The Right Mic Makes all the Difference. Piano Mics at Sweetwater

Click Here


#1789063 - 11/14/11 09:02 PM Re: yamaha ypd-101 vs md audio dcp200 [Re: jbitt]
ChrisA Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/28/08
Posts: 3841
Loc: Redondo Beach, California
Originally Posted By: jbitt
I've managed to end up with two digital pianos: an MD Audio DCP-200 and a Yamaha YDP-101. I'm just learning to play, so i have no idea which one to keep and which one to get rid of. To me, the MD Audio's keys seem a bit clunky vs the Yamaha. It is my understanding that the MD Audio has graded hammer action keys while the Yamaha utilizes their Action Effect technology. Other than that, the MD has 64-note vs Yamaha's 32-note polyphony and the MD audio is brand new.

Can anyone offer any suggestions as to which piano to keep and which to sell? Thanks in advance for your help!

Jamie



It's hard to say the Yamaha bust be at least 10 years old and I don't think it was top of the line when new. The M-Audio is not on anyone's "A List". However for your purposes either would work fine. In a year you can trade up to something else.

Both pianos make an attempt at having a piano-like key action but neaither is top-line.

Yamaha certainly has a reputation for reliability. M-Audio's reutation is mixed they make both some great gear and some junk.

Don't worry about polyphony. If you are just now starting it will be some time before you can need to play 8 to 16 notes all at he time time. Look at the music at the end of the next book. I doubt there are 16 notes before the pedal comes up. You can look and count. Even if you go past "note stealing" is only slightly annoying

I'd have to say to play the piano you like. You can like it for any non-logical reason. The point is that you will practice more on an instrument you like and that is what matters.

No one keeps digital pianos everever. Think of them like cell phones and computers. Play either one and in 6 months you will be educated enough to know what you like.

Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
What's Hot!!
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Interesting books about the piano, pianists, piano history, biographies, memoirs and more!
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
ad (Casio)
Celviano by Casio Rebate
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Piece ID
by IstvánE
Yesterday at 10:14 PM
Pre purchase inspection
by mellie62
Yesterday at 10:00 PM
Do Parents want to hear the truth anymore?
by chasingrainbows
Yesterday at 09:28 PM
DEBUSSY- 'The terrace for moonlit audiences'
by Hal Freedman
Yesterday at 07:49 PM
Baldwin PS2500 ram battery
by mooh320ps
Yesterday at 07:47 PM
Who's Online
47 registered (bennevis, Altair, alfredo capurso, beet31425, 7 invisible), 891 Guests and 14 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
76281 Members
42 Forums
157681 Topics
2316085 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
(ads by Google)

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission