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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
Posts: 6
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]
lophiomys Offline
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Registered: 03/01/14
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Loc: Austria, EU
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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Loc: Germany
What when a blackout is happening?

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#2444826 - Yesterday at 10:43 AM Re: Kawai ca67 vs acoustic piano [Re: Pleumbluebeans]
David Farley Offline
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Registered: 10/27/13
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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]
kapelli Offline
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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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Registered: 04/18/15
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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]
bennevis Offline
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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 - 5 minutes 47 seconds ago Re: Kawai ca67 vs acoustic piano [Re: Pleumbluebeans]
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Registered: 04/01/15
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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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