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#2264554 - Yesterday at 01:01 PM clavinova clp 115
rochoula Offline
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Registered: 04/20/14
Posts: 2
Loc: greece
hi, I am considering buying a used clp 115. The owner is asking 800 euros for it, after coming down from 900. I have looked at a 13 model (arius YDP 162 R) to buy new for 1050 euros, and like it a lot.

I used to play as a girl growing up, and have dabbled only a little over the years since. I have since moved to Europe and miss my piano. I realize that the intended use is just to practice and brushen up on my own, and eventually introduce to my children.

I can afford the new model, but don't want to splurge if I don't have to. Any suggestions? I am by no means a pianist, but I want to get a good value for my money. thanks for all feedback in advance, I appreciate it!

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#2264601 - Yesterday at 02:50 PM Re: clavinova clp 115 [Re: rochoula]
peterws Online   content
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Registered: 07/21/12
Posts: 3147
Loc: Northern England.
The CLP 115 is of 2003 vintage. It`s probably 12 years old, and won`t have any benefits over the new model you`re considering, which is a tried and trusted safe option. With the usual guarantees. I would forget it. Happy fishing!
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#2264608 - Yesterday at 03:01 PM Re: clavinova clp 115 [Re: rochoula]
MacMacMac Offline
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Registered: 09/24/09
Posts: 3672
Loc: North Carolina
Peter's right. This is an old (2003) model, and bottom of the line. Not a very good piano in any case (32 note polyphony, one-level sampling). So the price quoted is much too high.

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#2264727 - Yesterday at 08:35 PM Re: clavinova clp 115 [Re: rochoula]
Kawai James Online   content
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Registered: 09/06/07
Posts: 8401
Loc: Hamamatsu, Japan
Yes, I agree with Peter and Mac.

The YDP-162 is quite a nice entry-level console piano. I would also consider the Roland F20 and Kawai KDP90/CN14 or CN24.

If you do not require a furniture style 'console' digital piano, you may also wish to consider a portable instrument such as the Casio PX-150, Yamaha P105, or Kawai ES100/ES7.

Kind regards,
James
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#2264828 - Today at 04:14 AM Re: clavinova clp 115 [Re: rochoula]
rochoula Offline
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Registered: 04/20/14
Posts: 2
Loc: greece
thanks for the feedback so far. A few questions after reading all these forums.

I see the word "longevity" used more than once-how long do these last if maintained properly?

Also, for a basic user who really only wants it to practice, can someone explain to me what the 32 polyphony means? And why for a basic user it is so important to have better than that?

Also, I get that 800 euros is asking too much. What would be a reasonable asking price? 400/500? or less?

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#2264838 - Today at 04:51 AM Re: clavinova clp 115 [Re: rochoula]
peterws Online   content
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Registered: 07/21/12
Posts: 3147
Loc: Northern England.
What is coming through here is you seem to be justifying the old Clav. Please bear this in mind.

New digitals are updated to higher spec, and the cheaper ones often display features undreamt of years ago. Like, a decent playing action; increased polyphony (the ability to sound several notes at once without losing any of them) and of course, recording to USB stick, not CD.

It makes little sense to buy that old Clav. The keyboard it used will have a limited life before stiffness etc sets in. Do you really want that?

Hope you make the right decision. The YDP 162 is a good choice. There are others too.
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