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#683349 - 10/01/03 04:09 PM Digital Piano Problem! Please Help!
pianopop9 Offline
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Registered: 10/01/03
Posts: 5
Hi guys,
I'm a professional pianist about to head out on the road for tour and need to find the best portable digital piano I can find. When I say portable, I don't mean TOO compact, but rather...not quite a baby grand. I currently own the Yamaha P80 and the Yamaha P200. I want something a little meatier in appearance than the P80 and the P200 which sounds great through my built-in speakers, sounds like crap through any kind of sound system. It appears that my outputs my need work. I love the sound of Yamaha products, but I've had MAJOR problems with keys breaking on me. I can repair them myself but they are not very durable by any means. I've recently been told good things about the Kawai MP9500. I've also been looking at some of the new GranTouch Yamaha's that are out (PF500). Can anyone make any suggestions or shed some light on the problems I've described above? Thanks so much for your time!

Brian

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#683350 - 10/01/03 04:25 PM Re: Digital Piano Problem! Please Help!
pianopop9 Offline
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Registered: 10/01/03
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Maybe a better way to phrase my question would be - if money was no object, and you needed the BEST digital piano you could get....but need something that is SOMEWHAT portable (not a full-sized Clavinova) but not too compact either (like the P90 I already own), what would you buy?

Thanks again!

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#683351 - 10/01/03 07:14 PM Re: Digital Piano Problem! Please Help!
Christopher Colby Offline
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Registered: 09/15/03
Posts: 34
Loc: Northern California
From the little I've experimented, I'd want a hybrid of the Kawai MP9500 action and the Generalmusic Promega 3 sound engine. Point your browser to the shootout and hear for yourself how much better the Promega sounds than everything else out there. But the Kawai action is very nice indeed.

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#683352 - 10/02/03 08:09 AM Re: Digital Piano Problem! Please Help!
SteveY Offline
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Registered: 11/06/01
Posts: 1820
Loc: NJ
Congrats on the road gig!

If you're looking for something that's roadworthy, I'd recommend that you look at professional keyboards instead of consumer models. You'd be hard pressed to find a pro using a Yamaha Grantouch, for example. And you'll want to put just as much research into a good road case as well.
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