Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad) Yamaha CP4 Rebate
Yamaha CP4 Rebate
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
82 registered (BB Player, Anticlock, AZ_Astro, A Guy, 22 invisible), 1098 Guests and 13 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#700323 - 11/14/04 02:48 PM Kurzweil RE-210 vs. Roland HP-103 (or other suggestions)?
aarrigo Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 11/14/04
Posts: 3
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?

Top
(ads) Sweetwater / Roland
Kawai Superb Stage Piano and Controller

Click Here


#700324 - 11/14/04 05:52 PM Re: Kurzweil RE-210 vs. Roland HP-103 (or other suggestions)?
CSG Offline
Full Member

Registered: 11/08/04
Posts: 494
I don't care for the Roland sound when amplified through their speakers but there's no right or wrong on that one.

Have you looked at the Yamaha P-250, the top of their line in stage pianos? About $1800.
_________________________
Pramberger JP-185 Bubinga
Kawai CP155
Yamaha P-120

Top
#700325 - 11/16/04 06:52 AM Re: Kurzweil RE-210 vs. Roland HP-103 (or other suggestions)?
aarrigo Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 11/14/04
Posts: 3
I haven't seen a P-250 yet, nor have I tried any of the CLP's. I'll look into that, thank you.

Top
#700326 - 11/16/04 06:58 AM Re: Kurzweil RE-210 vs. Roland HP-103 (or other suggestions)?
Rodney Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/28/04
Posts: 735
Loc: Caledon ON, Canada
I would seriously consider a P120 or P250 and then if your husband wants even more sound, you can get him an inexpensive pair of powered monitors (speakers) next year. ;-) I especially like the M-Audio BX8's. They just seem to work really well with the Yamaha stage pianos and can be had for less than $500 USD.

BTW:

If you end up going with a stage piano, don't forget to purchase a heavy duty stand, sustain pedal, and bench (oh and a pair of headphones).

Rodney

Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
Shop our Store for Music Lovers!
PianoSupplies.com is Piano World's Online Store
Please visit our store today.
circle of 5ths coaster
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Hal Leonard Teacher VIP
Hal Leonard Teacher VIP Your Source for Piano Music
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
a recording of four nocturnes by Thomas Tellefsen
by Michael Sayers
04/02/15 02:32 AM
Notice Hiromi's jazz ballad meter(s) ?
by rintincop
04/01/15 10:52 PM
Need serious help deciding DGX650 or P115?
by jaketanner
04/01/15 10:25 PM
Piano pedal extender help
by metcarl
04/01/15 10:04 PM
Piano Pedal Extender Help
by metcarl
04/01/15 07:03 PM
What's Hot!!
Trade Regrets: Gary Trafton - Piano Rep
--------------------
Historic Piano Documents
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Forum Stats
78,741 Registered Members
43 Forums
162,926 Topics
2,391,377 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission