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#673677 - 07/03/03 09:30 PM Re: Digital Piano advice
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Registered: 08/09/01
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Loc: Argentina
Thank you, Ryan!

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#673678 - 07/03/03 11:17 PM Re: Digital Piano advice
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Registered: 06/04/01
Posts: 1995
Loc: Colorado
You are welcome.

Just so you know, I use a mixer. But I run a CD player and soon to be second module through it. Actually, I also run the DVD player through it and use the powered speakers as our home theater system:) Anyway, the mixer is handy for routing all of those different inputs to the speakers.

I also wanted to note that the speakers I mentioned are very flat. They don't sweeten up the signal at all, so you may want to keep that in mind.

Ryan

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#673679 - 08/26/03 11:32 AM Re: Digital Piano advice
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Registered: 08/24/03
Posts: 25
Loc: louisville ky
I play several different Yamaha digital pianos and the best advise I can give is to play them through a well balanced stereo PA system. No other type of amplification system even comes close to the quality of a good stereo PA. I have two systems that I use for gigging. One is a huge DJ type system with an 8 channel amp with 400 watts per side. The other is a portable Peavey PA system. It packs up into a 60 lb. wheeled box that has everything you need for playing small gigs or at home. I tried keyboard amps, bass amps and guitar amps but nothing did it for me till I got a stereo PA. Try it, you'll like it!

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#673680 - 04/30/04 06:15 AM Re: Digital Piano advice
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Registered: 04/29/04
Posts: 3
Loc: Porto, Portugal
I would appreciate if someone could help me choosing the best portable digital piano, according to my needs.
I’m an amateur player who studied classical piano for 5 years, a long time ago. I’m looking for an instrument that should have an 88 notes hammer action keyboard with a heavier feel in the lower range and a lighter feel in the high range, for a touch that is just like that of an acoustic piano, and fine piano sounds – Grand piano, piano, electric piano, vibraphone. It should also have pedal inputs, headphones outlets and incorporated speakers. All the rest is superfluous for me.
Thank you very much.

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#673681 - 06/06/04 11:04 AM Re: Digital Piano advice
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Registered: 06/06/04
Posts: 35
Loc: Antwerp
German,

For keyboards/digital piano give the Yamaha MSP5(A)'s a try.I own a P-250 piano and tried many of the available active monitors here in Belgium :Fostex PM1, Phonic P8A, Event TR8...
I ended up with the Yamaha's because they make my piano sound really good... and they are only 5 inch speakers.They don't have the deepest (subwoofer) bas but the basses they can handle are tight, dynamic and nice sounding.I know for shure that the Yamaha 5 inch woofer can handle bas response much better than many 8 inchers in the same pricerange. Good luck with your choice !

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#673682 - 06/06/04 11:17 AM Re: Digital Piano advice
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Registered: 06/06/04
Posts: 35
Loc: Antwerp
castroman,

I think a Yamaha P-120 is a great value if you like that typical Yamaha sound.Because you are classical trained i think you need the graded Yamaha keys.
The Roland RD170 has a nice grand piano sound but i think the keys are too light for a trained pianist and has no inbuild speakers.Good luck with your choice !

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#673683 - 06/07/04 02:02 PM Re: Digital Piano advice
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Registered: 04/13/03
Posts: 433
Loc: CS, Texas
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Originally posted by lvercaut:
castroman,

I think a Yamaha P-120 is a great value if you like that typical Yamaha sound.Because you are classical trained i think you need the graded Yamaha keys.
The Roland RD170 has a nice grand piano sound but i think the keys are too light for a trained pianist and has no inbuild speakers.Good luck with your choice ! [/b]
The RD170 does NOT have progressively weighted keys. As far as Roland (in that price range) goes, look at the FP2 (as was stated in castroman's "My Perfect Instrument!" thread).

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