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#2078649 - 05/07/13 03:39 AM Played the Yamaha CLP-S408 on Saturday
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Registered: 07/13/12
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What a beautiful key action and instrument, the keyboard feel was so tactile you could actually feel the hammer action and it bottomed out nicely, not too soft or hard, sounded good too.

Only got a short go on it but first impressions were very good indeed, I will be taking another look at this one in future.

I also had a go on the Korg Kronos 88 and have to say the keyboard was also extremely good with true piano feel and tactile feedback, much better than my Krome 88 the Piano sound was exactly the same as there was a Krome right by it so I could compare them directly.

Very tempted by both the Yamaha and the Kronos, just wish I could afford either of them or better still both of them. crazy




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#2078650 - 05/07/13 03:49 AM Re: Played the Yamaha CLP-S408 on Saturday [Re: MFBlueFly]
Kawai James Offline
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MFBlueFly, just out of curiosity, what brand/model of digital piano to you currently own and play on a daily basis?

Employed by Kawai Japan, however the opinions I express are my own.
Nord Electro 3 fan & occasional rare groove player.

"Richard, none of us could forget you have a CLP-990." - EssBrace, 2014

#2078655 - 05/07/13 04:28 AM Re: Played the Yamaha CLP-S408 on Saturday [Re: Kawai James]
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Hi James

At the moment I've got the Korg Krome 88 which is very good but the keyboard isn't anywhere the quality of the Yamaha or the Kronos, don't get me wrong it's a very playable keyboard which I'm quite happy with but the one's I played the weekend were far superior.

Of course as always it's a very personal thing, I had the Kawai MP4 for a short while and I quickly got used to that keyboard, I have yet to try the top end Kawai's like the CA95 etc, there's only one place near that I think do them so I'll have to pay them a visit soon.




#2078666 - 05/07/13 06:02 AM Re: Played the Yamaha CLP-S408 on Saturday [Re: MFBlueFly]
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Registered: 01/07/13
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Well, the CLP-S is just a slim version of the regular CLP model, which has a weighted, natural wood keyboard. smile Yamaha use fairly heavy-weighted keyboards. I have tried them out myself and I think I could learn to live with a Yamaha DP but those models are 2 years old and the market offers some, dare I say, more interesting alternatives.
-- Zbynek N.

Learning to play the piano since 06/2013 on a Kawai CA-95.

Music is what feelings sound like. ~ Author Unknown

#2078674 - 05/07/13 06:42 AM Re: Played the Yamaha CLP-S408 on Saturday [Re: MFBlueFly]
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Loc: The Netherlands
"I also had a go on the Korg Kronos 88 and have to say the keyboard was also extremely good with true piano feel and tactile feedback,"

Interesting. Especially compared to the Yamaha. I can understand the Kronos may give better feedback than the Krome , but compared to the Yamaha of another 'real' DP keybed I wonder...

Was it a Kronos X by the way ?

#2078709 - 05/07/13 08:28 AM Re: Played the Yamaha CLP-S408 on Saturday [Re: JFP]
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It was the standard Kronos but the keyboard had the Made in Japan sticker on it which I believe is the better quality one.

It was every bit as good as the Yamaha BTW, I was really impressed with both instruments just can't afford either one. frown





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