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#2011998 - 01/10/13 12:25 AM Placing a digital piano by a window with drawn curtains
Gomtorus Offline
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Registered: 01/23/12
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The window get sunlight in the mornings only. The curtains are drawn to prevent direct sunlight from shining on the piano. My concern is that in the immediate vicinity of the curtains, the temperature seems a few degrees higher.

Will subjecting a digital piano to such a temperature fluctuation on a daily basis effect its longevity?

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#2012003 - 01/10/13 12:54 AM Re: Placing a digital piano by a window with drawn curtains [Re: Gomtorus]
LesCharles73 Offline
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Shouldn't be a problem. Direct sunlight isn't great but it sounds like you've got that covered - so to speak.
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#2012617 - 01/11/13 05:09 AM Re: Placing a digital piano by a window with drawn curtains [Re: LesCharles73]
Gomtorus Offline
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Here's the setup:



There's 15 cm space between the piano and the curtains, and 30 cm space between the piano and the wall:


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#2012629 - 01/11/13 06:49 AM Re: Placing a digital piano by a window with drawn curtains [Re: Gomtorus]
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Loc: Madrid, Spain
Originally Posted By: Gomtorus
Here's the setup:

There's 15 cm space between the piano and the curtains, and 30 cm space between the piano and the wall:



Don't know what material the curtains are made of... but I wouldn't like to have those power strips just under them.

Carlos

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#2013207 - 01/12/13 04:11 AM Re: Placing a digital piano by a window with drawn curtains [Re: Gomtorus]
bluebilly Offline
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Here in England I would love to have warm sunshine coming through my windows. cry

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#2013236 - 01/12/13 05:58 AM Re: Placing a digital piano by a window with drawn curtains [Re: LesCharles73]
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Why not put up a short curtain which would protect the piano whilst allowing light to travel over the top? Say, a foot or so . . .Then you`ll be able to see what`s going on outside if you`re nosy like me!
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#2013249 - 01/12/13 06:44 AM Re: Placing a digital piano by a window with drawn curtains [Re: Gomtorus]
mabraman Offline
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Loc: Valencia, Spain
You just need to take care of the max. temperature when sunlight/heat is strongest and you are playing. Usually, electronic devices have an internal max. temp. service rank (which might be specified in the manual). Place som thermometer there and check it's not higher than appropriate. For example, I don't like my TV to be sun exposed at noon 'cause it gets hot. But my home is facing SW and in Spain, so that means 40ºC at 3 p.m. during the summer.
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#2013625 - 01/12/13 07:26 PM Re: Placing a digital piano by a window with drawn curtains [Re: Gomtorus]
o0Ampy0o Offline
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That piano looks beautiful in the soft light of the window.

I am sure it feels good having the view of open space instead of a wall.

An adviser once recommended that I place my painting easel so I have the wall at my back and face the open space to take advantage of a commanding position of the workspace. It is much better but you need a large room so you have space between the easel and wall. Otherwise the easel will be in the middle of the room and feel too close to the wall on the other side thus nullifying the effect.

The outlet strip is interesting. What country are you in?

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#2013777 - 01/13/13 04:27 AM Re: Placing a digital piano by a window with drawn curtains [Re: o0Ampy0o]
floydthebarber71 Offline
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Registered: 12/07/12
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Loc: South Africa
Originally Posted By: o0Ampy0o
That piano looks beautiful in the soft light of the window.


Agreed! That Yamaha looks amazing and oh-so-inviting smile

I think if you don't have direct sunlight hitting it, you'll be fine.
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#2016309 - 01/17/13 07:46 PM Re: Placing a digital piano by a window with drawn curtains [Re: Gomtorus]
o0Ampy0o Offline
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Registered: 11/18/12
Posts: 473
I just stumbled upon this in my Casio DP manual to consider:

Avoid the following locations for this product:

•Areas exposed to direct sunlight and high humidity.
•Areas subjected to temperature extremes.
•Near a radio, TV, video deck or tuner.
•The above devices will not cause malfunction of the product, but the product can cause interference in the audio or video of a nearby device.

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#2016361 - 01/17/13 09:32 PM Re: Placing a digital piano by a window with drawn curtains [Re: Gomtorus]
leokatero Offline
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Registered: 01/17/13
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Loc: Banned
Here in England I would love to have warm sunshine coming through my window
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#2016512 - 01/18/13 04:12 AM Re: Placing a digital piano by a window with drawn curtains [Re: Gomtorus]
mabraman Offline
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Registered: 12/24/12
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Loc: Valencia, Spain
Sure smile but what is warm during the winter becomes hot in the summer. I won't dare to place my DP (nor myself) by the living-room window in the summer.
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