Hello. I know there have been a number of questions posted along these lines but I'll try to make mine easy by giving some specific criteria. I am looking for the piano that will serve for a few years while determining if anyone in the house will stick with it. I have a real tendancy to over-analyse purchases and get caught up in research so it is my hope that there might be some consensus here on a few models that might suit my needs.
The wish list:
- Budget $1,500 - $2,000
- Must be digital as I am most likely to practice after West Wing.
- Most important feature is action as this is intended to be a launch-pad to an acoustic.
- Don't care if it sounds like a dump truck as long as it's MIDI
- Bells and whistles not required. Outside a volume control, a headphone jack and (probably) MIDI, it doesn't need to have anything an acoustic doesn't. The last time I checked, Steinways didn't come with reverb controls.
- 64 voices min
- Has to be a consumer model as it will "live" in the living room. The fine furniture look isn't necessary but my wife won't go for a pro stand w/speakers.
Question 2: I've read in several posts that digitals suffer swift depreciation. If this is true, why not buy a good used one?
Thank you very much,