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#683898 - 03/21/05 02:27 PM Best Digital
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What is the best digital piano to buy for appx 3k? Needs to have accompany capabilities and a great weighted touch. Portable would be best.

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#683899 - 03/21/05 02:35 PM Re: Best Digital
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Roland fantom X 88
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#683900 - 03/21/05 02:58 PM Re: Best Digital
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The Fantom X is great (I have one). But it doesn't have the kind of "accompanying capabilities" that I suspect you're looking for. The Fantom is a "pro" keyboard. Accompaniment capability is more of a "home/consumer" feature. I'd start with keyboards in that category. Others around here would be better at pointing you in the right direction than I...
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#683901 - 03/21/05 03:32 PM Re: Best Digital
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What about the Yamaha CVP 303? That looks nice.

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#683902 - 03/21/05 03:55 PM Re: Best Digital
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Is there a Yamaha portable with the same capabilities as the CVP 303?

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#683903 - 03/21/05 03:58 PM Re: Best Digital
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What about those good deals on E-bay. Has anyone bought one? Does the warranty default if you dont' buy from a dealer?

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#683904 - 03/22/05 08:19 AM Re: Best Digital
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I'm a fan of the Yamaha CVP line but Roland and Kawai also make excellent home units (i.e. not portable).

I'm not aware of any manufacturers making a portable/stage piane (i.e. weighted action) with accompaniment features. There are dozens of consumer models and a few really good (pro) models with synth actions:

Yamaha Tyros
Roland G-70
GEM WK2000

Your other option is to go with a good stage piano and a laptop running accompaniment software:

http://www.1manband.nl/

Rodney

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#683905 - 03/22/05 02:55 PM Re: Best Digital
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There are two:

Yamaha PF1000, and Roland KF7.
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#683906 - 03/23/05 07:42 AM Re: Best Digital
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At 94lbs, I wouldn'd exactly call the PF1000 a portable or stage piano. ;-)

The Kf-7 is only 66lbs without the stand so you might get away with that one.

Rodney

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#683907 - 03/23/05 11:32 AM Re: Best Digital
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The PF1000, like the PF500 (same, but with different set of "extras"), weighs 67 lbs. w/o stand.
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