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#700913 - 10/19/04 10:32 AM Yamaha CLP vs Suzuki HP
srteal Offline
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Registered: 10/19/04
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Loc: Wisconsin
I'm trying to decide between a Yamaha CLP 115 ($1275) and a Suzuki HP97 ($1364). My daughter is 8 and will be starting lessons and I am also going to take them (I took them years ago also). Any feedback on the models? Thanks!

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#700914 - 10/19/04 02:47 PM Re: Yamaha CLP vs Suzuki HP
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Registered: 06/06/04
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Loc: Ohio, USA
CLP115 may only have 32 polyphony. you need 64 polyphony to be sufficient. so check out CLP120 or above.

#700915 - 10/20/04 04:59 AM Re: Yamaha CLP vs Suzuki HP
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Indeed, you are right about the CLP 115 having only 32 note polyphony. The 120 is not too much more, I just thought the plethora of extra doo-dads would be a distraction for the 8 year old.

Any feelings on Suzuki in general? How about a recommendation for any brand in the $1000- $1500 price range putting basic sound and quality as high priority and any extra functionality as low priority? We just want a good quality but simple model.

#700916 - 10/20/04 12:58 PM Re: Yamaha CLP vs Suzuki HP
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talking about simple and quality, try Yamaha's P120, which is simply enough in its look but a great piano after all. sorry, i don't know Suzuki model.

#700917 - 10/21/04 07:06 AM Re: Yamaha CLP vs Suzuki HP
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Registered: 06/07/04
Posts: 86
Loc: Pensacola, FL
Given your price range, I would choose Suzuki piano if you like the feel of its keys. Specs seem to be ok with me. Try Yamaha YDP223 also.($1450). It has good action, study built and sounds good too. CLP115 is too low end to me.

#700918 - 10/22/04 01:53 AM Re: Yamaha CLP vs Suzuki HP
vgeorge Offline
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Suzukis seem too cheap as compared to Yamaha with similar features.Are they reliable.Anyone with an experience with both of them


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