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#2006517 - 12/30/12 12:26 PM Re: Avantgrand N1 - Glad I kept it! [Re: Susan_B]
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No, but they both allow jacking off while playing. It's not necessarily recommended but I think it's possible.
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#2006554 - 12/30/12 01:32 PM Re: Avantgrand N1 - Glad I kept it! [Re: Karnevil]
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Originally Posted By: Karnevil
I think we can all (well, most of us smile ) agree on that both the V-Piano and the AvantGrand are flawed in several ways, yet they are the best alternatives available in the digital piano market. Personally I prefer AvantGrand, because I enjoy the most realistic tactile response possible from my DP.

Hmm, wouldn't an AG as a midi controller connected to V-Piano as a sound producer be a killer combination then? :-)
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#2006581 - 12/30/12 02:26 PM Re: Avantgrand N1 - Glad I kept it! [Re: Susan_B]
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Killer plus: Get dewster to transplant the guts of a V piano into an AG. Grand action with V sounds.

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#2006847 - 12/31/12 01:58 AM Re: Avantgrand N1 - Glad I kept it! [Re: EssBrace]
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Originally Posted By: EssBrace
No


Really? I would expect that the V does indeed play off the jack (inasmuch as such a thing is meaningful when there is no jack). Iits cousins the RD700NX and FP7F do, last I heard.


Edited by gvfarns (12/31/12 02:00 AM)

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#2006875 - 12/31/12 04:40 AM Re: Avantgrand N1 - Glad I kept it! [Re: MacMacMac]
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Originally Posted By: MacMacMac
Killer plus: Get dewster to transplant the guts of a V piano into an AG. Grand action with V sounds.


Or, how about transplanting a real Steinway "D" action into a V-Piano Grand?

Since the V-Grand already has "Steinway" sounds...

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#2006972 - 12/31/12 10:19 AM Re: Avantgrand N1 - Glad I kept it! [Re: Kawai James]
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Originally Posted By: Kawai James
Mac, does either piano allow 'playing off the jack'?


The V-Piano does.

I'd say more, but for the present (because I've got The Sound of Music to watch wink ), let's just say that I don't drink alcohol (rots the brain) or soda (rots the teeth). Tea and coffee suits me fine, and their caffeine helps my running (and all my other adventurous activities....).

As does the V-Piano. grin
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#2006982 - 12/31/12 10:32 AM Re: Avantgrand N1 - Glad I kept it! [Re: bennevis]
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Originally Posted By: bennevis
I'd say more, but for the present (because I've got The Sound of Music to watch wink...


Christmas. The death valley of decent television...


Edited by EssBrace (12/31/12 10:33 AM)
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#2006996 - 12/31/12 10:49 AM Re: Avantgrand N1 - Glad I kept it! [Re: EssBrace]
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Originally Posted By: EssBrace
Originally Posted By: bennevis
I'd say more, but for the present (because I've got The Sound of Music to watch wink...


Christmas. The death valley of decent television...

Veering further OT, I sat through 'Calamity Jane' when visiting relatives over Xmas mad

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#2007016 - 12/31/12 11:28 AM Re: Avantgrand N1 - Glad I kept it! [Re: spanishbuddha]
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Originally Posted By: spanishbuddha
Originally Posted By: EssBrace
Originally Posted By: bennevis
I'd say more, but for the present (because I've got The Sound of Music to watch wink...


Christmas. The death valley of decent television...

Veering further OT, I sat through 'Calamity Jane' when visiting relatives over Xmas mad


Why can't we get decent old movies on TV over Christmas/New Year, like 'A Song to Remember', based (very loosely) on the life of Chopin? The scene when he coughs blood from his tuberculous lungs onto the the white keys of the piano during a concert is truly melodramatic... grin
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#2007057 - 12/31/12 01:13 PM Re: Avantgrand N1 - Glad I kept it! [Re: Susan_B]
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Why single out Christmas as the death valley of decent television?

More appropriate, I think: There is no such thing as decent television, save for the VERY rare oasis, always wished for, seldom delivered.

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#2007187 - 12/31/12 07:32 PM Re: Avantgrand N1 - Glad I kept it! [Re: Susan_B]
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Mac, did you ever catch 'Treme'?
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#2007210 - 12/31/12 08:29 PM Re: Avantgrand N1 - Glad I kept it! [Re: bennevis]
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Originally Posted By: bennevis

Why can't we get decent old movies on TV over Christmas/New Year, like 'A Song to Remember', based (very loosely) on the life of Chopin? The scene when he coughs blood from his tuberculous lungs onto the the white keys of the piano during a concert is truly melodramatic... grin


bennevis, you are a true caution.
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#2007353 - 01/01/13 07:03 AM Re: Avantgrand N1 - Glad I kept it! [Re: toddy]
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Originally Posted By: toddy
bennevis, you are a true caution.


Now there's an old fashioned context in which to use the word "caution"! I last heard that in an ancient film which, whilst not featuring blood coughed liberally up over a piano, might have pleased bennevis as Christmas entertainment.

And due to the way he eschews most forms of technology I imagine said film would be watched on apparatus such as:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-iWgbZgkEHyY/UB_hGZ1OqwI/AAAAAAAAH1s/utaRtq56gcM/s1600/Old-TV-Set.jpeg
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#2007563 - 01/01/13 04:32 PM Re: Avantgrand N1 - Glad I kept it! [Re: EssBrace]
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Originally Posted By: EssBrace
Originally Posted By: toddy
bennevis, you are a true caution.


Now there's an old fashioned context in which to use the word "caution"! I last heard that in an ancient film which, whilst not featuring blood coughed liberally up over a piano, might have pleased bennevis as Christmas entertainment.

And due to the way he eschews most forms of technology I imagine said film would be watched on apparatus such as:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-iWgbZgkEHyY/UB_hGZ1OqwI/AAAAAAAAH1s/utaRtq56gcM/s1600/Old-TV-Set.jpeg



Hey!
I'll have you know that I watched The Sound of Music on a modern (circa 1960) black-and-white TV set that I inherited from my grandparents.

If it ain't broke, don't replace it, as the saying goes...... wink
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