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#237403 - 07/19/05 06:16 AM New Petrof 125 F, Kawai k25 or old Yamaha U1 ?
Mare Offline
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Registered: 07/19/05
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I'm buying a piano for my son.

I am currently deciding between a 10-year-old Yamaha U1 (first owner), supposedly played for about 2 hours a day (price 2800 EUR) and a new Kawai K25 or Petrof 125 (price 3300 EUR).


Any suggestions would be very useful (since neither me nor my wife play piano it's a very hard decision for us).


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#237404 - 07/19/05 09:50 AM Re: New Petrof 125 F, Kawai k25 or old Yamaha U1 ?
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I went through the exact buying process over the last 4 weeks and placed an order for my piano today. I got a Kemble Windsor but the 3 pianos you mentioned were strongly considered in the process. Personal opinion - I prefer the Kawai sound to the Yamaha sound, I also thought the Petrof 125 was more comparable to the Kawai K50 in terms of quality of sound. So if I only had those 3 choices, I vote for the Petrof 125. I am sure others will have a different opinion. By the way, I don't know how much pianos cost in Euros, but the U1 price for a second-hand is 90% what I would pay for brand new one in Singapore.

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#237405 - 07/19/05 09:54 AM Re: New Petrof 125 F, Kawai k25 or old Yamaha U1 ?
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These three piano should differ significantly in price. I would set a budget and look for the best performing piano at that price. That appraoch is much less confusing.
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#237406 - 08/03/06 06:30 AM Re: New Petrof 125 F, Kawai k25 or old Yamaha U1 ?
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Registered: 07/16/06
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Loc: Washington
Well, it is always hard to assess the real qualities of pianos, esp. uprights, but because I have got my own music school, I have tried some Ups and Grands during the years. But I have found out one interesting thing. The first impression gives a lot, because it reveals certain magic, which is present /or not/ in the REAL instruments. I rate Kawai K 25 highly because of the good discants, but Petrof 125 has different and enriched sound in terms of harmonic content. But the last decision lays only on you and your ears.

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#237407 - 08/03/06 10:28 AM Re: New Petrof 125 F, Kawai k25 or old Yamaha U1 ?
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I'd go for the new Kawai myself, but as the others have said, it's ultimately a matter of what sounds and feels best to you.

If you do decide to go with a used instrument, it's a good idea to have it inspected by an independent technician prior to committing to buy it.
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#237408 - 08/03/06 10:42 AM Re: New Petrof 125 F, Kawai k25 or old Yamaha U1 ?
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Registered: 07/06/06
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Loc: Bangkok, Thailand
For what's its worth, I was trying to decide between Petrof P125 M1 and Yamaha U3 only last month. Over here, brand new Yamaha U3 is a tad cheaper than the P125 M1 and used U3 is about half the price. Personally I like the sound of the Petrof better (and I listened to several Yamahas) but I am just a beginner. Another friend tried out both for me and thought that the Yamaha had better action.
I ended up with a Petrof eventually after visiting the store 4-5 times over a few weeks period.
I don't think you can go wrong with either choice really.

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