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#2144492 - 09/05/13 08:16 AM NY Times features front page article on Yamaha hybrid pianos
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#2144506 - 09/05/13 08:59 AM Re: NY Times features front page article on Yamaha hybrid pianos [Re: pianoloverus]
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Who would have thought a piano review would be on the front page?

Thanks for sharing the link. There are some familiarities in Pogue's review to the more in-depth look we presented a while back:

http://www.pianobuyer.com/spring13/53.html
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#2144512 - 09/05/13 09:16 AM Re: NY Times features front page article on Yamaha hybrid pianos [Re: terminaldegree]
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I think the NU1 actually looks better than the other hybrid pianos they have but I have held off on getting one because my understanding is that it had an "upright action" which was inferior to the "grand action" that most digitals have. Is that true? (Novice pianist here)

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#2144575 - 09/05/13 11:34 AM Re: NY Times features front page article on Yamaha hybrid pianos [Re: andal]
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Originally Posted By: andal
I think the NU1 actually looks better than the other hybrid pianos they have but I have held off on getting one because my understanding is that it had an "upright action" which was inferior to the "grand action" that most digitals have. Is that true? (Novice pianist here)


I dont think any digital pianos have real grand actions like the Yamaha hybrid. Most of the digital pianos I've played felt like they have the same up/down weight on the keys which felt fake, with few exceptions being the Yamaha hybrids, and the DGT2/7

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#2144578 - 09/05/13 11:39 AM Re: NY Times features front page article on Yamaha hybrid pianos [Re: Orz]
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Originally Posted By: andal
I think the NU1 actually looks better than the other hybrid pianos they have but I have held off on getting one because my understanding is that it had an "upright action" which was inferior to the "grand action" that most digitals have. Is that true? (Novice pianist here)


I don't think any digital pianos have real grand actions like the Yamaha hybrid. Most of the digital pianos I've played felt like they have the same up/down weight on the keys which felt fake, with few exceptions being the Yamaha hybrids, and the DGT2/7
Mu understanding is that "hybrid" is the special term used for digital pianos with real piano actions. So by definition digitals don't have real piano action.


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#2144591 - 09/05/13 12:07 PM Re: NY Times features front page article on Yamaha hybrid pianos [Re: andal]
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Originally Posted By: andal
I think the NU1 actually looks better than the other hybrid pianos they have but I have held off on getting one because my understanding is that it had an "upright action" which was inferior to the "grand action" that most digitals have. Is that true? (Novice pianist here)


It does have an upright action, but I found it to be pretty similar in feel to the U1, which is a very capable upright action. I also agree that it is a good looking instrument.


Edited by terminaldegree (09/05/13 12:27 PM)
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#2144600 - 09/05/13 12:14 PM Re: NY Times features front page article on Yamaha hybrid pianos [Re: andal]
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Originally Posted By: andal
I think the NU1 actually looks better than the other hybrid pianos they have but I have held off on getting one because my understanding is that it had an "upright action" which was inferior to the "grand action" that most digitals have. Is that true? (Novice pianist here)


Not true. Real upright action is way better than fake grand action.
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#2144602 - 09/05/13 12:19 PM Re: NY Times features front page article on Yamaha hybrid pianos [Re: pianoloverus]
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I enjoy watching David Pogue as the host of the PBS NOVA Science NOW program with my family. It's one of our favorites. He is a very funny and extremely articulate. I didn't realize he did commercials, but Faust Harrison couldn't have found a better TV personality for theirs.
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#2144713 - 09/05/13 04:44 PM Re: NY Times features front page article on Yamaha hybrid pianos [Re: pianoloverus]
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Has anyone else played the NU1? I played one recently but went to the dealer hoping to play the N3 or N1, they just sold theirs.

But I felt like the NU1's action was strange. To me, when pressing down on the keys other than softly, it felt like it hits a hard stop, like the keys were hitting into a hard key bed or that the hammers were hitting a hard wall that doesn't give and bounce a bit like strings. I thought it was something Yamaha simulated (like the vibrating pedals) but the dealer said it wasn't.

And yes, the speakers were a bit lacking. I wonder really how expensive it would be to put in some extra speakers and give the amp some extra watts. But then, that might start to take sales away from the larger hybrids or even their pianos.

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#2144753 - 09/05/13 05:59 PM Re: NY Times features front page article on Yamaha hybrid pianos [Re: pianoloverus]
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Hardly the front page of the NY Times. It is only a lead in for a fluff piece buried well within the "real" paper. It's a teaser, nothing more, and the article is of no substance.
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