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#1987263 - 11/15/12 09:54 PM In the market for a dp
WhomanBeans Offline
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Registered: 03/21/12
Posts: 12
Hey, I was wondering, since I don't have a local music store, what Dp is best? I am only interested in piano sounds. I need something that feels realistic, or semi realistic just so I can practice effeciently. That's my main concern, since I'm using a little keyboard with no dynamics. I want to be able to practice effeciently. I was looking into the Casio PX130, Korg SP120 and SP250, the Yamaha P105, but am open to other suggestions within that price range. I was also considering the Yamaha P155, but unless it's truly lightyear better than those, I'd rather save my money. Thanks guys.

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#1987266 - 11/15/12 10:10 PM Re: In the market for a dp [Re: WhomanBeans]
mitzysman Offline
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Registered: 10/27/10
Posts: 283
the p105 is a really nice piano for the price
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#1987273 - 11/15/12 10:22 PM Re: In the market for a dp [Re: WhomanBeans]
gvfarns Offline
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Registered: 04/16/07
Posts: 3474
Loc: Pennsylvania
Based on the reviews so far, I think you should scratch off the PX130 and replace it with the PX150. The latter is the newer version and apparently is a significant improvement in many dimensions. Based on the pianos you have suggested, I'd say look at the following:

Yamaha P105
Yamaha P155
Yamaha CP33
Kawai ES3
Casio PX150

The P105 is a step up in terms of sound from its predecessor (the P95), but has a cheaper action than the P155 and CP33.


Edited by gvfarns (11/15/12 10:42 PM)

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#1987318 - 11/16/12 03:40 AM Re: In the market for a dp [Re: WhomanBeans]
EssBrace Offline
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Registered: 12/01/09
Posts: 2330
Loc: Suffolk, United Kingdom
Yamaha P105 or Casio PX-150.
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#1987350 - 11/16/12 07:20 AM Re: In the market for a dp [Re: gvfarns]
pv88 Offline
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Registered: 08/31/10
Posts: 2503
Originally Posted By: gvfarns
Based on the reviews so far, I think you should scratch off the PX130 and replace it with the PX150. The latter is the newer version and apparently is a significant improvement in many dimensions. Based on the pianos you have suggested, I'd say look at the following:

Yamaha P105
Yamaha P155
Yamaha CP33
Kawai [ES3]*
Casio PX150

The P105 is a step up in terms of sound from its predecessor (the P95), but has a cheaper action than the P155 and CP33.


@gvfarns,

You did mean Kawai EP3, right?

It's easy to make those typing errors, I know...

*[The "ES3" does exist, as an older model.]

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#1987374 - 11/16/12 09:18 AM Re: In the market for a dp [Re: WhomanBeans]
Temperament Offline
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Registered: 09/19/10
Posts: 424
Loc: Hun,EU
There have been different Model Names/Numberings in Europe, but even then EP3 corresponds probably to ES6 (not to ES3) which itself now is beeing replaced by ES7 (at least in Europe)... but I am not 100% sure.

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#1987386 - 11/16/12 09:44 AM Re: In the market for a dp [Re: WhomanBeans]
Kawai James Offline
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Registered: 09/06/07
Posts: 8393
Loc: Hamamatsu, Japan
The EP3 is a reduced specification version of the ES6, with sound and features similar to that of the ES4.

Kind regards,
James
x
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#1987650 - 11/16/12 11:12 PM Re: In the market for a dp [Re: Kawai James]
pv88 Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/31/10
Posts: 2503
Originally Posted By: Kawai James
The EP3 is a reduced specification version of the ES6, with sound and features similar to that of the ES4.

Kind regards,
James
x


@James,

Thanks, for clarifying those details.

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#1987670 - 11/17/12 12:18 AM Re: In the market for a dp [Re: WhomanBeans]
gvfarns Offline
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Registered: 04/16/07
Posts: 3474
Loc: Pennsylvania
Sorry, I actually meant the EP3. Somehow I can never keep the ES and EP lines straight.

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