I'm overdoing it a bit with the title... but that's ultimately what I'm looking for, and after scouting around the web and landing on these forums on more than one occasion, I'm still non the wiser and thought I'd drop the question to you guys directly!
Let me explain briefly, I'm about 14 hours short of selling my Kawai CA95 because I'm moving into a new apartment and can't take it with me (too big).
Before the CA95 I had a CLP-280, this was a good trade-in, I definitely don't regret it. There's a significantly different sound and feel to the Kawai, but something about it had me locked.
Now, my new apartment is quite small; it's not tiny, but you'd struggle to get out of breath by running from one end to the other. So I need something pretty compact, but at the same time I want something elegant with the touch and sound of a grand piano (ideally a Bösendorfer, but you can't have everything).
I don't particularly want to spend more than £1,500 (that is a GBP symbol - I'm in the UK!), but if the right piano is recommended and the cost goes above this, I will almost definitely consider it.
So far I've narrowed my search down to these three models:
- Yamaha Arius YDP-S51
- Roland F-120
- Korg LP-380
None of them are close to perfect but each of them have features that make them great. I am probably most partial to the Arius. I love the elegance of the compact cabinets in all of these, although the Korg is probably the cheapest looking of the three.
I think the keyboard action and sound are likely to be superior on the Arius too, but I haven't tried any of these three yet and will not until I'm absolutely sure that these are my only options. I specifically want this kind of cabinet/body.
I'm not too fussed about speaker quality as I mostly practice with headphones.
So the ultimate question here, does anyone know of a another piano close to what I'm looking for?! Many thanks in advance!