Need some opinions:
I'm planning on surprising my husband with a digital piano for Christmas (recreational, in-home use, piano). I would like to stick around the $2000 range, give or take a few hundred. My husband is sort of an audiophile, so my main objectives are quality stock speakers/amp, clarity/authenticity of sound, and dynamic range. Action is next in importance, while voices are not really an interest (except as a tie-breaker).
To give you a better idea of what I'm not looking for, here are some examples of models I didn't like, mostly because of speaker quality:
Yamaha P120, YDP223 (max volume was pathetic)
Roland HP-2 (HP-103 is better), FP-2, FP-5
Now, here's what I'm considering, but would like more opinions or ideas:
Roland HP-103 (best price, $1795): I was impressed immediately with this instrument. Excellent piano sound quality, not too many bells & whistles, and I LOVE the "dynamics emphasis" effects.
Kurzweil RE-210 (best price, $1688): Have not found any reviews on this instrument. At first, I wasn't impressed at low volume or when standing off to the side, but sounded great at high volume. Very user friendly, and other voices were better than HP-2 or YDP-223 (haven't compared HP-103 voices).
Pretty sure I like the HP-103 better, but I haven't had the chance to compare them equally, side-by-side.
Any opinions or other suggestions? Has anybody ever played the RE-210, or heard anything about it?