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#316847 - 07/27/08 10:12 PM i like everything about the kawai rx2 except
alleon Offline
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for the LOOKS...

I liked everything about the RX2, the sound, the touch etc..

why does it have to look so bad?? Compared to the yamaha c2 which looks like a hot girl , the kawaii looks like a normal looking girl.

i know personality counts, but im gonna put this in the middle of my living room for maybe 10+ years, i probably want her to look as pretty as possible

Call me shallow , i find it hard to make the final decision due to the looks of the rx2.

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#316848 - 07/27/08 10:42 PM Re: i like everything about the kawai rx2 except
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That's fine. Keep the old C2, or buy a new C2. \:\)

All this talk about tone and touch reigning supreme... there are limits. I like my piano's sound and touch just fine, but I wouldn't have acquired it had it been covered in Barney purple and green polka dots. \:D
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#316849 - 07/27/08 11:10 PM Re: i like everything about the kawai rx2 except
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Picky Picky Picky! \:\)

Yamaha C2

http://www.yamaha.com/yamahavgn/Images/Pianos/Product/Main/C2.gif
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Kawai RX-2

http://www.kawaius.com/main_images/grands/rx_2.jpg
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Are you comparing the C2 to an RX-2 or an RX-2C Conservatory that has a somewhat less ornate cabinet style?

I think that both the C2 and the RX-2 look beautiful.

To each his own! \:\)

Bear
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#316850 - 07/27/08 11:14 PM Re: i like everything about the kawai rx2 except
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Beautiful objects immediately catch our attention, but that doesn't guarantee that they will be more satisfying in the long run.

Tone, touch, appearance, then price. The Kawai scores high in the two most important long term categories. The Yamaha is more appealing to look at. Which is more important to you, playing or looking?

Of course if the Kawai is a real ugger bugger, it's time to renew your search.

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#316851 - 07/28/08 12:49 AM Re: i like everything about the kawai rx2 except
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If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life
Never make a pretty woman your wife
So for my personal point of view
Get an ugly girl to marry you!
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-BTW, why is the rx2 ugly to you?
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#316852 - 07/28/08 01:31 AM Re: i like everything about the kawai rx2 except
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Why is any piano ugly, they all share the basic shape, large and curvaceous....I'm not saying large and curvaceous women are ugly, they are attractive in their own ways, but society would definitely say large and curvaceous was far from hot.....and besides the hotter the girl, the more likely she is to cheat.
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#316853 - 07/28/08 01:35 AM Re: i like everything about the kawai rx2 except
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Am I the only one who can't tell them apart in the pictures that Bear linked to?

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#316854 - 07/28/08 02:00 AM Re: i like everything about the kawai rx2 except
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Aley:
Am I the only one who can't tell them apart in the pictures that Bear linked to? [/b]
Nope. They look like two almost identical shiny mass produced consumer products to me.

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#316855 - 07/28/08 07:28 AM Re: i like everything about the kawai rx2 except
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Originally posted by lilylady:

If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life
Never make a pretty woman your wife
So for my personal point of view
Get an ugly girl to marry you!...
I found the Perfect Woman,
I couldn't ask for more.
She's deaf and dumb, oversexed,
and owns a liquor store!

\:D
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#316856 - 07/28/08 07:47 AM Re: i like everything about the kawai rx2 except
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Am I the only one who can't tell them apart in the pictures that Bear linked to?
Me three.

Not that I'm not sensitive to looks, but those pictures aren't making a case. Perhaps the OP needs a good lighting designer to highlight the parts of the case that work right for him. Or a slight film of vaseline on his glasses, like they do on portrait lenses to make (us) old ladies look a little better.

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#316857 - 07/28/08 09:06 AM Re: i like everything about the kawai rx2 except
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Have a look at the new RX-2H. It replaces the regular RX-2 and is a bit more attractive if that is upmost importance to you inlcuding a nice gold rope around the plate. Sorry, you friends and neighbors won't be able to see the gold rope upon entrance to the middle of your living room. There are other improvements as well.

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#316858 - 07/28/08 10:41 AM Re: i like everything about the kawai rx2 except
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C2 and RX2 does look different in real life. C2 just looks more attractive than the RX2. RX2 is more rough looking. C2 looks more high class.

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#316859 - 07/28/08 01:24 PM Re: i like everything about the kawai rx2 except
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The pereception of roughness will be difficult to overcome. Are there other pianos which you could audition?

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#316860 - 07/28/08 03:05 PM Re: i like everything about the kawai rx2 except
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 Quote:
Originally posted by UprightTooner:
 Quote:
Originally posted by lilylady:

If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life
Never make a pretty woman your wife
So for my personal point of view
Get an ugly girl to marry you!...
I found the Perfect Woman,
I couldn't ask for more.
She's deaf and dumb, oversexed,
and owns a liquor store!

\:D [/b]
Ive been the perfect woman
Don't understand the skew
I cook and clean and do the wash
Yet never too tired to... \:D

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#316861 - 07/28/08 03:25 PM Re: i like everything about the kawai rx2 except
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There comes a time when you envy my old college friend, whose wife became a geriatrician!
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#316862 - 07/28/08 03:39 PM Re: i like everything about the kawai rx2 except
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Those piano pictures look virtually identical. Is this like Ford and Chevy where from a distance the cars look the same?

Besides, if you want a pretty piano either get an artcase piano or go for something pre WWII (or even Pre WWI).
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#316863 - 07/28/08 04:51 PM Re: i like everything about the kawai rx2 except
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I wonder exactly which characteristics are supposed to 'look rough?' Can you quantify? I know that beauty is supposedly in the eye of the beholder, but I'm curious what exactly is it that seems rough to you on the one piano compared to the other.
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#316864 - 07/28/08 05:13 PM Re: i like everything about the kawai rx2 except
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^^
for example,
the rx2 give me a the same feeling when i look into the interior of a honda as compared to c2 which feels like a audi interior.

not a huge difference, but one feels more upscale compared the other to me.

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#316865 - 07/28/08 11:38 PM Re: i like everything about the kawai rx2 except
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Forget the C2. Maybe you should just buy a Audi and put it on display in your living room instead- all shiny and nicely waxed. Ten years is indeed a long time to be staring at something you don't like at least this one you can drive out of the house when you get tired of it. Stick a piano bench in front of it- people will be amazed!
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#316866 - 07/29/08 03:55 AM Re: i like everything about the kawai rx2 except
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Loc: California
lmao,

sry alleon but I have to say when I look at audi interior I always say who the heck design this interior, ugly ( with the exception of A8, S8 and the new hottie )

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. If you think C2 is better looking , go buy it.

I am actually looking at C3 vs RX3, honestly i don't care much about the look. I do prefer the plate color of the C series though.

and If you are trying to get ppl to help convince yourself that C series is better looking than RX series, I think you'll fail on this forum \:\)

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#316867 - 07/29/08 12:22 PM Re: i like everything about the kawai rx2 except
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My eyes tell me that the Yamaha's keyboard is more white than the Kawai. A plus IMO.

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#316868 - 07/29/08 12:56 PM Re: i like everything about the kawai rx2 except
koiloco Offline
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Jerry,

On the C series, they keyboard is actually also off white and almost the same hue as the RX.
I've been looking at RX and C series for the past couple days and that's what I noticed.

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#316869 - 07/29/08 03:39 PM Re: i like everything about the kawai rx2 except
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Hi Koiloco,

Perhaps you are right. My old Yamaha GA1 keys are more white than my Kawai Rx3. Maybe its because the GA1 uses less expensive materials for the key tops.

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#316870 - 07/29/08 10:59 PM Re: i like everything about the kawai rx2 except
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All teasing aside, I think most here will agree that if you like the tone and the touch of both pianos but you like the looks of the C2 better, then the C2 is a better choice for you. It's going to be your piano, and nobody but you has to approve of it; conversely, nobody but you has to put up with it in the living room for the next ten years or more.

The nice thing about your dilemma is that you get to choose between two pianos that are well known for being high quality instruments!

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