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#2444810 - Yesterday at 09:09 AM Kawai ca67 vs acoustic piano
Pleumbluebeans Offline
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Registered: 04/18/15
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Which is better between Kawai CA67 which has a wooden key with ebony and ivory touch and a sampling of 3 Kawai grand piano OR a used acoustic piano in same price rate. Thanks

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#2444813 - Yesterday at 09:32 AM Re: Kawai ca67 vs acoustic piano [Re: Pleumbluebeans]
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IMHO go for the acoustic.

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#2444818 - Yesterday at 09:48 AM Re: Kawai ca67 vs acoustic piano [Re: Pleumbluebeans]
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What when a blackout is happening?

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#2444826 - Yesterday at 10:43 AM Re: Kawai ca67 vs acoustic piano [Re: Pleumbluebeans]
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We need to know something about the acoustic you're considering. From your past postings, it looks like you've been comparing various digital pianos for a couple months.

And... Are you calculating in the ongoing cost of maintaining that acoustic? Is your situation one where you can practice on the acoustic any time you like?

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#2444861 - Yesterday at 12:54 PM Re: Kawai ca67 vs acoustic piano [Re: Pleumbluebeans]
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IMHO, unless you will get a real gem, acoustic will be much less fun for you to play than digital of quality of the CA67.

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#2444965 - Yesterday at 06:42 PM Re: Kawai ca67 vs acoustic piano [Re: Pleumbluebeans]
Pleumbluebeans Offline
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Well, now what I need is a piano to practice but i really like the feature of digital piano such as recording and many sound ,but if the touching or a sound of acoustic is better for practising, then I'll go for acoustic. So i want to know what you guys think

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#2444972 - Yesterday at 07:07 PM Re: Kawai ca67 vs acoustic piano [Re: Pleumbluebeans]
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Originally Posted By Pleumbluebeans
i really like the feature of digital piano such as recording and many sound ,but if the touching or a sound of acoustic is better for practising, then I'll go for acoustic. So i want to know what you guys think

If you play classical music, the acoustic is better.
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#2445072 - Today at 04:51 AM Re: Kawai ca67 vs acoustic piano [Re: Pleumbluebeans]
tabber Offline
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For the same price range, i'm not sure an acoustic would be better. To give you an idea in the UK, Yamahas entry level (but prety decent) upright (The U1) is £6k new, compared to CA67 which is £1,700. A reconditioned U1 is about £3k from a dealer. You could pick up a cheap second hand acoustic for £1,700, but is it going to be as good as a brand new high end digital of the same price? I would say probably not. But then this is the digital piano forum :-)

The best thing to do is to go to a second hand piano shop, try an acoustic in that price range, then go and try the best digitals on offer from the major brands and compare yourself.

However, if you want USB recording (Which you mention), you obviously wont get that on an acoustic.

I swapped from a fairly cheap upright to a CA97, and there is no way on earth I would swap back now. Not just for the convenience things like headphones, or USB recording, or different voices, but it just feels, plays and sounds so much better.
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#2445077 - Today at 05:28 AM Re: Kawai ca67 vs acoustic piano [Re: Pleumbluebeans]
Hoppyfrog Offline
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Registered: 06/24/14
Posts: 10
Loc: UK
I wasted loads of time trying to decide on this very issue.
I tried loads of digitals, and a few acoustics.
I liked the feel of the Kawai CA65, but honestly at this level, they're all very very good.
I don't use any of the toys, and it doesn't sound quite like an Yamaha U1/U3 acoustic, because it sounds like a CA65
Actually it's more than fine.
After a year on it, I don't record, I don't use more that two sounds, I just play, and it feels and sounds lovely.

The main choice should be based on what you want to do, play or learn. I spend a lot of my time learning new boogie woogie riffs, which involve hours of repetitive playing. I need headphones, or I'll get put into the garden.

Everyone is happy when I play, but practising, with headphones, in a house where I'll disturb everyone at 10pm meant a good digital was a no brainer.

And honestly, it's a really nice instrument, maybe when I don't want to learn any more, or I have a house big enough to not disturb others, I'll get a nice acoustic. Until then, these digitals are superb.
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#2445093 - Today at 07:31 AM Re: Kawai ca67 vs acoustic piano [Re: bennevis]
CyberGene Offline
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Registered: 04/04/07
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Loc: Sofia, Bulgaria
Originally Posted By bennevis
Originally Posted By Pleumbluebeans
i really like the feature of digital piano such as recording and many sound ,but if the touching or a sound of acoustic is better for practising, then I'll go for acoustic. So i want to know what you guys think

If you play classical music, the acoustic is better.


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