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#677468 - 05/16/04 01:22 PM newbie to digital pianos
keys21 Offline
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Registered: 05/16/04
Posts: 1
Hi there,

I'm looking for a basic digital piano for use in my 1000 sq ft condo. I'm a novice player playing for recreation. The 3 digitals that I'm looking at right now are the Yamaha P60($750), the Yamaha YDP113($999), and the Roland F100($1000 floor model). I've played all three in the stores and like the feel and sound of all of them. The major difference I see (but admittedly couldn't hear) is that the Roland has 64-note polyphony compared to 32 for the Yamahas. The Roland also has a few more "voices" and a record function. Anyone have thoughts on these three machines (or anything else in the $1K or under range)? Thank you!

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#677469 - 05/16/04 04:33 PM Re: newbie to digital pianos
petros Offline
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Registered: 05/12/04
Posts: 17
The polyphony is not really an issue, 32 notes is enough, you will never notice a drop out.
The piano tone, the action, and how they behave is most important.
The Yamaha is considered the best in its class for pianistic behavior, i.e. action, tone and dynamic response.

I recommed:
P250 (best)

All use triple strike samples for their piano notes except the P60 which only uses a single strike, therefore it has less expression.
Gear owned: Yamaha P250, P120 and P90. Stand: Quik-Lok WS-550
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#677470 - 05/16/04 09:14 PM Re: newbie to digital pianos
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The Yamaha P90 has 64-note polyphony and costs $995.
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#677471 - 05/16/04 11:33 PM Re: newbie to digital pianos
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32 note polyphony is a little thin don't you think?
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