Originally posted by 88Key_PianoPlayer:
I've been looking off and on at getting a digital keyboard. What would I be able to find for $500 - $750?
touch sensitive keys
weighted keys (a big plus but not the end of the world if it doesn't have high quality ones)
a good quality piano sound (as realistic as possible) (examples of pianos I might want it to sound like: Steinway D, Yamaha CFIIIs, Fazioli 278 or 308, Bosendorfer 280 or 290)
a way to hook it up to a computer
64 or better polyphony ( here\'s some recordings of me playing on my current acoustic upright
I don't need extra features, like built-in recording, auto accompaniment, extra voices, but that would be plusses if it did have them.
One that is in my price range if I decide to get one sometime is the Yamaha DGX500 (but last one I played didn't sound as good and didn't have weighted keys, but did have a bunch of other features which are nice but I don't really need).
Basically, I'd like something into which I can plug headphones so as to be able to play without other ppl hearing me when they don't want to, and something portable that I can take places with me.
Oh, I almost forgot: I can't stand the sound of the Yamaha P-80. It doesn't have a full enough sound for my taste. And another thing -- this is the type of sound I would like.