Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This Search is powered by Google
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Pianoteq
Grotrian Concert
Royal
for Pianoteq out now
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyers Guide
Who's Online
65 registered (alwatson, AZNpiano, AJB, ando, AprilE, 20 invisible), 1240 Guests and 8 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#2406843 - 04/05/15 06:51 PM Buy Casio PX-350 or wait for PX-360?
greensky Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 04/05/15
Posts: 4
I've decided I'm either going to buy a Casio PX-350 this week or wait six months for what I think will be called the Casio PX-360. Right now the only keyboard I have is a Yamaha PSR500 with a few keys that output a higher volume than the others when played. Judging by the 2012 release of the PX-350, I'm guessing that the new model will be released at the end of September if they announce it at Summer NAMM 2015. With the PX-760 and PX-860 getting "partly new" tones and a hall simulator and this new model possibly getting a bump up from 128-note polyphony to 192 like the Yamaha P115 did, I'm wondering if these are features worth waiting for and paying $100 more?

Top
(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#2406848 - 04/05/15 06:58 PM Re: Buy Casio PX-350 or wait for PX-360? [Re: greensky]
ElmerJFudd Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/07/10
Posts: 1413
Whether it's computers or cars, this is an endless conundrum. Make a solid educated decision, but buy what you need when you need it and get a fair price. There is always something newer and "better" around the corner. The music will bring you joy, the instrument is just the tool.

Top
#2406872 - 04/05/15 08:58 PM Re: Buy Casio PX-350 or wait for PX-360? [Re: ElmerJFudd]
Sand Tiger Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/25/12
Posts: 1339
Loc: Southern California
I vote buy now. If and when the new model comes out, it may be a while before it is actually available. It might be announced in September but may not ship until later.

In the case of the Kawai VPC some people had to wait a year or more, after it was "announced" to get delivery. To actually try that one in person? Very few got that chance, most bought based on the reviews. If a new unit comes out, and people don't like the new unit so much, then maybe you just wasted that time waiting.

You are speculating on a $100 increase. What if it is more like $200 or $300 at release time, with the older model(s) possibly on clearance? Will you want to pay that much for what may be an incremental improvement? Or might you still consider the older model?

The general public doesn't know when the new unit is coming out. It might be this year, but might be next year, or perhaps even the year after. What then?

So my vote is to buy now. There is certainty. You can try the unit, hands on, not just reviews. If and when a new unit comes out, a person can usually sell for maybe 70% to 80% of the new price after using it, depending on price paid.
_________________________
my piano uploads

Top
#2406880 - 04/05/15 09:53 PM Re: Buy Casio PX-350 or wait for PX-360? [Re: Sand Tiger]
fizikisto Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/13/12
Posts: 1532
Loc: Hernando, MS
+1 I agree completely. The only caveat is that I think the Musikmesse trade show is happening in a couple of weeks. It might be worth waiting just to see if anything worthwhile is announced there. But only because that event is so close. In general, waiting for the next best thing is a fool's game.

Originally Posted By Sand Tiger
I vote buy now. If and when the new model comes out, it may be a while before it is actually available. It might be announced in September but may not ship until later.

In the case of the Kawai VPC some people had to wait a year or more, after it was "announced" to get delivery. To actually try that one in person? Very few got that chance, most bought based on the reviews. If a new unit comes out, and people don't like the new unit so much, then maybe you just wasted that time waiting.

You are speculating on a $100 increase. What if it is more like $200 or $300 at release time, with the older model(s) possibly on clearance? Will you want to pay that much for what may be an incremental improvement? Or might you still consider the older model?

The general public doesn't know when the new unit is coming out. It might be this year, but might be next year, or perhaps even the year after. What then?

So my vote is to buy now. There is certainty. You can try the unit, hands on, not just reviews. If and when a new unit comes out, a person can usually sell for maybe 70% to 80% of the new price after using it, depending on price paid.
_________________________
Nord Stage 2 HA88
Roland RD800

Top
(ad) ROLAND

Click Here

#2406888 - 04/05/15 10:36 PM Re: Buy Casio PX-350 or wait for PX-360? [Re: fizikisto]
Brahms88 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 01/12/15
Posts: 106
Originally Posted By fizikisto
I think the Musikmesse trade show is happening in a couple of weeks. It might be worth waiting just to see if anything worthwhile is announced there. But only because that event is so close. In general, waiting for the next best thing is a fool's game.


This is good advice; specifically, when Musikmesse and/or NAMM are within a month away, I'd wait to see what they have to offer.
_________________________
Casio PX-5S

Top
#2406891 - 04/05/15 10:56 PM Re: Buy Casio PX-350 or wait for PX-360? [Re: greensky]
ElmerJFudd Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/07/10
Posts: 1413
True, but it will delay a purchase by more than the wait until Messe. Whatever new stuff they show won't likely be available to the public good sometime after the show. And it'll ship with 1.0 firmware.

Top
#2406930 - 04/06/15 02:42 AM Re: Buy Casio PX-350 or wait for PX-360? [Re: greensky]
Charles Cohen Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/26/12
Posts: 3446
Loc: Richmond, BC, Canada
128-polyphony is _lots_ of sound.

The DP only has 88 keys. So to run out of notes, you must be using layered tones, not straight piano.

I've played with my forearms on the keys -- it's tough to make notes drop out on a PX-350.

. Charles

PS -- the question to ask is perhaps:

. . . Is the PX-360 sound going to be better than Pianoteq ?

If it's not, there's no good reason to wait. Just get the PX-350, Pianoteq, and enjoy playing.

PPS -- I use an X-stand, my piano hasn't fallen off yet:

https://on-stage.com/products/view/28613/116978

the triple-pedal is tied to the bottom.
_________________________
. Charles
---------------------------
PX-350 / microKorg XL+ / Pianoteq / Lounge Lizard / Korg Wavedrum / EV ZXA1 speaker

Top
#2406996 - 04/06/15 07:57 AM Re: Buy Casio PX-350 or wait for PX-360? [Re: greensky]
ElmerJFudd Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/07/10
Posts: 1413
When boards jumped to 128 polyphony it was a blessing for sure. However, running out of voices is not only a matter of using layered sounds. Heavy use of the sustain pedal eats up voices quickly. Particularly when performing virtuosic technics.... glisses, trills, 64th/128th notes, etc.

Top
#2407102 - 04/06/15 01:53 PM Re: Buy Casio PX-350 or wait for PX-360? [Re: Charles Cohen]
fizikisto Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/13/12
Posts: 1532
Loc: Hernando, MS
Originally Posted By Charles Cohen


PS -- the question to ask is perhaps:

. . . Is the PX-360 sound going to be better than Pianoteq ?

If it's not, there's no good reason to wait. Just get the PX-350, Pianoteq, and enjoy playing.

PPS -- I use an X-stand, my piano hasn't fallen off yet:


Well, pianoteq isn't an option for a lot of people, or at least is a very inconvenient option. If your computer is in a place where your keyboard won't fit, or if it's shared among members of the household, or if you don't have a computer, it can be a significant additional expense to get a dedicated computer just for the keyboard, or an inconvenience if you are sharing.

But yes, in principle you can always replace the sounds of your DP with something better if you have access to a computer and are willing/able to spend the money on a good virtual piano. smile

Also, I had an X stand and couldn't stand it (no pun intended). I kept banging my knees against it. I replaced it with a Z stand and was much happier. When I got my second digital piano, I splurged on a table top style stand, and enjoy it even more (though I wish it were just about an inch lower at its lowest setting). But obviously X-stands work great for a lot of people. So one's mileage may vary.
_________________________
Nord Stage 2 HA88
Roland RD800

Top
#2407349 - 04/07/15 03:20 AM Re: Buy Casio PX-350 or wait for PX-360? [Re: greensky]
greensky Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 04/05/15
Posts: 4
Thank you for the responses. I think I'll wait a week to see what news Musikmesse brings.

Top
#2407375 - 04/07/15 05:10 AM Re: Buy Casio PX-350 or wait for PX-360? [Re: greensky]
CarloPiano Offline
Full Member

Registered: 03/21/12
Posts: 182
I now partially regret buying the Casio Px-135 in march 2012 because the Px-150 was released just a few months after and it was a huge improvement over the former one: a much more comfortable and playable action, better decay... But it's the same story as always, you have to decide to buy in one moment because there always will be room for improvements, at least on something as improvable as a digital piano is (they can always design a better, more acoustic like action, more memory for samples, better resonance/decay/etc mathematical modelling...). You could be waiting forever...

Regarding Casio, this time (it's my guess) I don't think there's going to be such a dramatic improvement as it was form 130/135/330 to 150/350. But I think it's worth to wait a week to see what's coming next.

Top
#2407381 - 04/07/15 05:55 AM Re: Buy Casio PX-350 or wait for PX-360? [Re: ElmerJFudd]
Jasper E. Offline
Full Member

Registered: 02/22/15
Posts: 96
It might delay further. In case there is going to be something really convincing to wait for, in the category and in the price range.
I guess the OP was thinking about wait for better informed decision. These 1-2 weeks might worth for the information what is coming, especially if the manufacturer you are looking for had no new models for some years in the category you are looking for.
_________________________
Kawai KDP-90

Top
#2589013 - 11/21/16 04:16 PM Re: Buy Casio PX-350 or wait for PX-360? [Re: greensky]
Filipe Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 08/23/15
Posts: 1
Loc: Brasil, Rio de Janeiro.
So, which one did you buy? Are you happy with the 360? I'm planing to buy the 360.
_________________________
Filipe Paiva
Saluton. Mi ludas panderon.

Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


(ad)
A. Geyer Pianos
A. Geyer Pianos
(ad)
Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restorations and sales
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Kids and all their activities
by Candywoman
02/21/17 12:57 AM
Bargaining tools when buying a new piano
by greg88rx
02/21/17 12:13 AM
Who gave them (Russian) that right that talking about Gadzar
by Maximillyan
02/20/17 11:12 PM
Steinway D 92'`hammers
by QPS
02/20/17 10:51 PM
Losing your old teacher
by Piano*Dad
02/20/17 09:57 PM
(ad)
Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Forum Stats
86,738 Registered Members
44 Forums
178,622 Topics
2,600,355 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2017 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission