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#2133344 - 08/15/13 12:19 PM Korg Sp-250
jdhampton924 Offline
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I have had to turn down a lot of gigs because I did not have a good stage piano. The korg sp-250 seems both affordable and pretty decent piano.

My price range is pretty limited(at most can spend 700 dollars). Is the Korg worth it?

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#2133353 - 08/15/13 12:33 PM Re: Korg Sp-250 [Re: jdhampton924]
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If you can deal with the weight, the Korg is a pretty decent $700 piano, especially if you will be relying on the internal speakers, where the Korg has the edge. (Though the SP-250 has been replaced by the SP-280.) At that price, other possibilities would be the Yamaha P-105 which most people will probably say sounds better, or Casio PX-350 which most people will probably say feels better. If you don't care about the speakers and don't need anything more than piano out of it, the cheaper PX-150 will work about as well as the 350. Yamaha also has the cheaper P-35.

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#2133358 - 08/15/13 12:46 PM Re: Korg Sp-250 [Re: jdhampton924]
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I just can't see getting a 250. It's so old and very bulky. The Yamaha P-105 IMO should be it.

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#2133368 - 08/15/13 01:10 PM Re: Korg Sp-250 [Re: jdhampton924]
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THe 105 does seem to have a sound closer to the yamaha acoustic pianos. What I love about the Korg is the stand the piano comes on(with the place for the piano). Also it seems the bundles come with more then the bundles of the yamaha(not a big fan of casio).

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#2133373 - 08/15/13 01:20 PM Re: Korg Sp-250 [Re: jdhampton924]
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Is the stand appropriate for tranport? Are you shopping Kraft with a x-stand bundle?
Why are you looking at a 250 ?
Pretty much across the board except for the keybed, the 105 is more appropriate and better.

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#2133397 - 08/15/13 02:21 PM Re: Korg Sp-250 [Re: jdhampton924]
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The Korg seems to have a good playing action, on paper at least. It felt good to me, and sounded good through it`s own speakers. For a gig, you`d need an external amp set up probably which means a "line out" although headphone socket would do at a pinch.(The Korg`s about 20 W per channel but these things usually are misleading)

Check how it comes apart, is it easy/convenient to carry? I lugged a Clavinova about some time ago. Not clever when you`re older ha ha
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#2133456 - 08/15/13 04:27 PM Re: Korg Sp-250 [Re: jdhampton924]
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The Korg SP-280 replaced the 250. It appears to be the same as the older 250 although with the NH action instead of the RH3. I played 2 SP-280's and think they are nice pianos. The feel is close to the Yahama P-105. I would recommend you check out the P-105 also. Only other contender in this price range is Casio which you don't seem to like. If I were you, I would take a look at the Casio also because it has a heavier action. This will help you decide what kind of touch you prefer. Action is the most important thing on a digital piano. You can always change the sound using software pianos.


Edited by galaxy4t (08/15/13 04:28 PM)

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#2133464 - 08/15/13 04:43 PM Re: Korg Sp-250 [Re: jdhampton924]
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I see the 280 has nice legs.
I have the Privia Px5s which I use live. I use it with another piano module layered with it. It's a modeled virtual piano which provides great sustain and resonance when you need it.
By itself as a solo instrument I like the Px5s but playing in a group I think I would have to recommend the Yamaha over it.

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#2133583 - 08/15/13 09:08 PM Re: Korg Sp-250 [Re: emenelton]
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I have the SP-280 and love it- it has what I am looking for in a home piano; speakers, steinway sample and decent non-piano sounds.

However- I find it difficult to move. A P105 is easier to transport and has a smaller footprint as does a PX-130
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#2133983 - 08/16/13 06:14 PM Re: Korg Sp-250 [Re: jdhampton924]
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Well the good news, was I was able to up my budget, and found a keyboard that I was smitten with. A korg krome 88.

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#2134250 - 08/17/13 08:50 AM Re: Korg Sp-250 [Re: jdhampton924]
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good choice

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#2134508 - 08/17/13 07:48 PM Re: Korg Sp-250 [Re: emenelton]
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congrats! I have the Krome 61 and it is fantastic..
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#2136031 - 08/20/13 02:13 PM Re: Korg Sp-250 [Re: jdhampton924]
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Thanks, I got to try itout, had many more features that I wanted, as well as just felt better to play on.

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