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#2055340 - 03/27/13 09:10 PM Cheaper pianos with sensitivity settings?
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I am looking for a piano that has the sensitivity settings like the yamaha arius 181. I played the 181 at a store and one of my favorite parts of it was the ability to change the sensitivity settings. I am just looking for a cheaper piano with this option. I realize that the arius 161 also has it but it is still a little to expensive. I wouldn't mind if it was a different popular brand but I don't think any brands other than yamaha have it. Are there any other brands that have touch sensitivity? Thanks!

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#2055344 - 03/27/13 09:19 PM Re: Cheaper pianos with sensitivity settings? [Re: zbryanz]
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The ability to adjust the touch response settings is a standard feature on most, if not all, digital pianos - this includes the most inexpensive Yamaha P35 and Casio PX-150.

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#2055510 - 03/28/13 07:35 AM Re: Cheaper pianos with sensitivity settings? [Re: zbryanz]
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Heck even my old home keyboard has the ability to change touch response!


Edited by LarryShone (03/28/13 07:36 AM)
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#2055662 - 03/28/13 12:44 PM Re: Cheaper pianos with sensitivity settings? [Re: zbryanz]
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Ok thanks I didn't realize that the other pianos had that option. Quick question why don't pianos like the yamaha arius 141 or 142 have that option?

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#2055707 - 03/28/13 02:05 PM Re: Cheaper pianos with sensitivity settings? [Re: zbryanz]
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Its a very simple implementation isn't it where the output volume is adjusted accordingly?

I have this feature on my Clavinova but was disappointed because its not like the action is in reality any different.
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#2055795 - 03/28/13 05:28 PM Re: Cheaper pianos with sensitivity settings? [Re: zbryanz]
Kawai James Offline
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Originally Posted By: zbryanz
Ok thanks I didn't realize that the other pianos had that option. Quick question why don't pianos like the yamaha arius 141 or 142 have that option?


They do.

Check the specifications - this feature is referred to as 'Touch Sensitivity'.

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#2055805 - 03/28/13 05:46 PM Re: Cheaper pianos with sensitivity settings? [Re: zbryanz]
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The DGX 640 series will have the sounds of the Arius pinos plus a lot more voices, and touch sensitivity too. Around £570 or under $900. But it looks bloody awful . . . I`ve got the earlier model, so I know.

Touch sensitivity is a misnomer. The keys are no lighter, but the sound is brighter/softer depending on whether you use the soft or hard setting. I had a Clavinova which also had a tonal setting. It did exactly the same job . . .
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