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#670232 - 07/11/04 04:47 PM Anyone familiar with the Korg sp300???
brenbw Offline
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Registered: 07/11/04
Posts: 13
Loc: Kentucky
Hello all! I'm new here and I'm so excited that I found this site!!!
I've been very interested in purchasing a Korg sp300 -- and I was wondering if anyone had one and what they thought of it. -- Or how it might compare to a Yamaha p60.
I'm an adult piano player who has recently started taking piano lessons again after a few years. I currently own a Wurlitzer upright (approx. 30+ years old --It doesn't have the greatest sound, but does it's job for a student). My piano instructor has a Korg sp300 (among the atleast two more pianos she owns) and I am really envious of it!!!
However, I'm quite ignorant of what to look for in an electric piano. Some of the features that I really like so far of what I've seen about the Korg are the fact that it seems to have great speakers, and the sound affects that can be added (especially the choir). My instructor seems to have the opinion that, over-all, this Korg sp300 seems to have the best sound and overall best value for the price -- compared to Yamaha or Roland. I wanted to get more opinions, if possible before purchasing such an item. Any input would be great! Thanks a bunch!

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#670233 - 07/11/04 04:49 PM Re: Anyone familiar with the Korg sp300???
brenbw Offline
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Registered: 07/11/04
Posts: 13
Loc: Kentucky
....and...just so you know...the price that this Korg sp300 is going for is between $1000 and $1299. -- not including the stand, pedal, or bench.

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#670234 - 07/11/04 08:47 PM Re: Anyone familiar with the Korg sp300???
Kenpcola Offline
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Registered: 06/07/04
Posts: 86
Loc: Pensacola, FL
Hi there,
Buying a digital piano is like buying an artificial flavored drink..example strawberry..
They never will match good condition real piano..
Different one has plus and minuses .. Those digital pianos(not electric piano though) are just clones.
My advice is if you are happy with one particular model, buy it. Why?
Different person will give you different advice based on his or her opinion. I came across many people who listened to such advices and bought a digital piano. Later .. they just don't enjoy with their purchases..
digital pianos are still a musical instrument..
Music is still an art.
The bottom line is "Do you like it?"
Try other digital pianos at local musical stores(like Roland MP60, Yamaha P120, Suzuki, Casio. etc.) and see if they still meet your taste.

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#670235 - 07/12/04 05:50 PM Re: Anyone familiar with the Korg sp300???
brenbw Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 07/11/04
Posts: 13
Loc: Kentucky
Thanks for the advice!! I guess what I really need to think about are what options I really want to have. (First of all, I think I was wrong about my previous post...I think this model does include a pedal) -- I wonder if I should go for the Korg sp500 only because of it's recording capabilities. But because of my ignorance on what to look for, I guess I'm being quite dependable on other's opinions. Especially for sound quality and durability. My piano instructor seems quite confident that this model has the best sound for the price, and I've heard it's pretty durable as well. I guess it's a "live and learn" deal. Just hoping that my, first impression opinions of trying out different models will still hold true for a while after I decide on what to purchase.
Thanks again!!

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#670236 - 07/20/04 06:50 AM Re: Anyone familiar with the Korg sp300???
dannheisser Offline
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Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 3
Bren:

I have a new sp300 that is too big for my daughter's dorm. If you would like to buy it contact me.
Tom Dannheisser
tdannheisser@cox.net

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#670237 - 07/22/04 07:24 PM Re: Anyone familiar with the Korg sp300???
p120Man Offline
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Registered: 05/21/04
Posts: 57
Loc: USA
The Korg SP300 has Poor Acoustic Pianos, and a poor action. The Yamaha P60 is superior to the Korg SP300.

-P120Man-
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The Yamaha P120 is da bomb! It rocks! It is superb, fantastic, awesome!

*Yamaha P120 Stage Piano*Yamaha CS1X Synthesizer

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#670238 - 07/25/04 04:39 PM Re: Anyone familiar with the Korg sp300???
brenbw Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 07/11/04
Posts: 13
Loc: Kentucky
p120Man --

Thanks for your comments!! I really need other's advice who is familiar with the Korg sp300 and how it does compare with others.
I've noticed since my last post that the Yamaha p120 is closer in price range to the Korg sp300, and seems to have some features that I'd want where the p60 seems to lack them. (I haven't really looked that in-depth when I first posted -- and still haven't). I'm assuming by your name that you are familiar with the Yamaha p120. (?? maybe??). If so, can you tell me more about it, and also what you might think of the built in speaker system, durability, etc.
Thanks a bunch!!

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#670239 - 07/25/04 04:42 PM Re: Anyone familiar with the Korg sp300???
brenbw Offline
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Registered: 07/11/04
Posts: 13
Loc: Kentucky
(to P120Man)
...duh!!...I just noticed your signature....of coarse you're familiar with the Yamaha P120!!!
Silly me!
You seem pretty confident in that piano. I'm also wondering what other digital pianos you may have compared it to. I'd love to hear your input!

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#670240 - 07/25/04 05:52 PM Re: Anyone familiar with the Korg sp300???
p120Man Offline
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Registered: 05/21/04
Posts: 57
Loc: USA
 Quote:
Originally posted by brenbw:
(to P120Man)
...duh!!...I just noticed your signature....of coarse you're familiar with the Yamaha P120!!!
Silly me!
You seem pretty confident in that piano. I'm also wondering what other digital pianos you may have compared it to. I'd love to hear your input! [/b]
lol. I can tell you about the Yamaha P120. First off, the Clarity, Acoustic Pianos, Action, etc. are superb. The keys connect perfectly to the sound.

The Onboard speaker system is very good for practicing, but I have it hooked up to Yamaha MSP5 Studio Monitors, and it sounds superb. I keep the onboard speakers on so they send vibrations through the keys. Also, it has a graded Damper Pedal, so the more you press on it, the more the sound will sustain.

The build quality is excellent. The Wood finish makes it look wonderful, also. It is also only 40 pounds, so it is pretty light. The user interface is also excellent, and it is very simple. The layout is excellent.

Now, if you can't afford the p120, I am going to recomend the p90, which has Very Good Acoustic Pianos and action, but it has less clarity than the p120, and it has no onboard speakers. It is also 3 pounds lighter. If you have any more questions, please, fell free to ask. I hope I have been of some help!

Regards,
p120Man
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The Yamaha P120 is da bomb! It rocks! It is superb, fantastic, awesome!

*Yamaha P120 Stage Piano*Yamaha CS1X Synthesizer

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