Hey guys! Long time reader, first time poster.
I am very happy to say that I am now very committed into finding a digital piano for myself after looking around on and off for the past 2 years.
I nearly gave up all together until I found a DP that I thought was perfect for me. I couldn't have found it without you guys posting about it so thank you! This DP is the Kawai ES100. I visited a few of my local piano stores for random DP's to look at and there's a few questions that I was hoping you could help me with.
1. Of the few below $1000 digital pianos I've played, I found that a lot of them had "bouncy" keys, especially on release. As someone who has only played on acoustics, I found it really strange. Will this be a problem, or is this just one of its 'features' that people on a budget are going to have to deal with and probably get used to? I did do some research where some people say it is because the keys are 'light' so that's why there's a bouncy effect. I'm not sure what I think of that just yet.
2. The Kawai ES100 interested me because of its price (of course) and the fact that it is a 2014 model. The favourable reviews from AZpianonews and a few posters here made me want it more. Unfortunately, this piano isn't available in Canada (yet) for me to test. It's interesting because I researched a similar model, the ES6, which had all of the same features as the ES100, but was almost double the price ($1500~). So what are your thoughts on ES100 vs ES6?
Thanks in advance! I'll be sure to post here more often.
Some background info if you're interested...
I consider myself somewhere in-between a rookie and an intermediate. That is I've taken lessons for many years, but my sight reading, technique, etc. has been quite poor. I am a college student, so I am on a budget of $600-1000. I plan to play it as a hobby and that's it. I am not a fan of the Casio for whatever reason. I ruled out Roland because I figured it would be over $1000 for sure. Before the Kawai, my target was the Yamaha p-105 or the p-155.
I found the p-105's action to be questionable (mainly because of that 'bouncy' feel) so I figured I should ask for your input. I felt the p-155 was too expensive for the $1000 price tag considering how long it's been out and how the sound isn't that great. Maybe I'm being too picky, but if I'm going to be spending hundreds of dollars, I wanna know for sure.