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#2009419 - 01/05/13 12:01 PM Will the Yamaha CP33 see a successor at NAMM?
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What are the chances? Will the price go up too? When do new NAMM pianos typically become available after announcement?
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#2009438 - 01/05/13 12:29 PM Re: Will the Yamaha CP33 see a successor at NAMM? [Re: adak]
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My guess is that Yamaha will continue selling the CP33 without a direct successor in 2013 and maybe beyond. They already have the CP50. I'll even go out on the limb and say they modify/upgrade the CP50 before we see the end of CP33 sales. The CP33 is popular and is almost certain to be a high profit margin item given how long its been since the engineering and tooling costs to manufacture it have been absorbed into its production.

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#2009555 - 01/05/13 04:54 PM Re: Will the Yamaha CP33 see a successor at NAMM? [Re: hamlet cat]
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You're probably right, ron88, in that, 6 years into its product life cycle, they can still move the CP33 without slashing the price. And given that a lot of it came from the P120, R&D costs have likely long since be recouped. Others have hinted that there's still a significant amount of inventory in warehouses all over.

That being said, I'd love to see a USB-based downloadable firmware / software / sample update made available. I'm completely open to paying a nominal fee for new sounds. I certainly didn't pay a Nord-like premium price when I bought my 33, so I wouldn't expect them to be free.


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#2009560 - 01/05/13 05:06 PM Re: Will the Yamaha CP33 see a successor at NAMM? [Re: adak]
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It has been on sale off and on at Amazon (currently on sale 15% off) if anyone would like to buy one.

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