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#701277 - 09/28/07 05:43 PM Yamaha PSR-230 help. Also what new keyboard should I get?
Cyph3r Offline
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Registered: 07/21/07
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Loc: Shropshire, UK
Hey all. Didn't really want to make two seperate threads. So right now I'm using an old Yamaha PSR-230. And I wanted to know if theres a way to make the sound of a key 'keep going' after I've let go of the key. I'm looking to get the same effect as pressing the furthest to the right pedal on a normal piano. Becuase right now, when I let go of a key, the sound pretty much stops immediately after I let the key go, and thats on full reverb! So if anyone can help me with that, that'd be amazing. =]

Also, I'm getting a new DP on christmas, but which one? I was looking at a Casio PX-110. Which is around £350. Is there any other DP's around that price range which are better than the PX110? Thanks in advance =]

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#701278 - 09/28/07 06:07 PM Re: Yamaha PSR-230 help. Also what new keyboard should I get?
Triryche Offline
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Registered: 08/11/06
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You would need a sustain pedal.

The PX-110 is considered by many one of the best values at the lower price point.

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#701279 - 09/29/07 10:18 PM Re: Yamaha PSR-230 help. Also what new keyboard should I get?
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Registered: 07/21/07
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Alright, thanks Triryche, I'll be picking up a sustain pedal soon =]

Also, which would be best out of these:

Casio PX-110 (Inc Stand): £400
Casio PX-310 (No Stand): £400
Casio PX-200 (Inc Stand & Pedal Board): £500
Casio PX-700 (Inc Stand & Pedal Board): £485
Yamaha P-70 (No Stand): £400
Yamaha YDP131R (Inc Stand & Pedal Board): £500
Yamaha YDP-S30 (Inc Stand & Pedal Board): £500

Right now I'm leaning towards the PX-110. Becuase it's cheap and it comes with a stand (I don't have one right now) Or if I can stretch to £500, it seems the PX-200 is the best. Would everyone agree with this?

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#701280 - 09/29/07 10:23 PM Re: Yamaha PSR-230 help. Also what new keyboard should I get?
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Loc: Ohio, USA
i would think PX200 is of the best value among those.

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#701281 - 09/29/07 10:25 PM Re: Yamaha PSR-230 help. Also what new keyboard should I get?
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Loc: Shropshire, UK
Yeah it seemed the PX200 was the best, but it's alot of money =[ Particulary seeming that I don't want to take piano playing as a career or anything, I just like playing it.

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#701282 - 10/01/07 06:28 AM Re: Yamaha PSR-230 help. Also what new keyboard should I get?
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Loc: Shropshire, UK
So is the PX-200 worth the extra over the PX110?

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#701283 - 10/01/07 03:11 PM Re: Yamaha PSR-230 help. Also what new keyboard should I get?
signa Offline
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if you're short of money, then get a PX110, otherwise, get a PX200 (which i would go for if i were you, considering PX200's 128 polyphony vs. PX110's 32).

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#701284 - 10/01/07 03:26 PM Re: Yamaha PSR-230 help. Also what new keyboard should I get?
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Hurm yeah, the PX200 seems so much better, but damn, its expensive D:

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#701285 - 10/02/07 05:30 PM Re: Yamaha PSR-230 help. Also what new keyboard should I get?
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Registered: 07/21/07
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Loc: Shropshire, UK
Hey all, got my sustain pedal today, a Yamaha FC4. Works great =]

But while i was at the piano shop, i asked about the PX-200 and the guy said it was crap basically. And something like the Yamaha DGX620 would be better. On paper the PX-200 seems ALOT better. So what would you say?

PX-200 or DGX620?

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#701286 - 10/02/07 05:53 PM Re: Yamaha PSR-230 help. Also what new keyboard should I get?
Triryche Offline
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Registered: 08/11/06
Posts: 1456
Loc: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
IMHO they are both decent boards at that price point.
Sales people crack me up when they say something is crap, take it with a grain of salt, sometimes it just means they won’t make as much money on it as opposed to their suggested “better buy”.
If you are able to, try out both boards for yourself, and try them with a decent set of headphones, and also read consumer reviews on both.
For me, it was just as difficult to decide how much to spend as it was to decide which board to buy.
Good Luck!!

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#701287 - 10/02/07 08:13 PM Re: Yamaha PSR-230 help. Also what new keyboard should I get?
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Registered: 09/24/07
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Loc: Columbus, Ohio, USA
I spent much time looking at the DGX620 but ended up getting the PX200. I also considered Korg SP250, Williams, M-Audio ProKeys 88, Yamaha P70, and other Casios in the sub US$1000 category. Each one had merits and Williams was the only brand that I thought was poor quality.

You really should try them all out and take your time. Don't let us or the salespeople tell you what's best for you.

I personally liked the action (heavier and less clunky), connections (separate pedal, outputs, headphones), trimmer and lighter case, and lower price of the PX200 over the DGX620. If price is the main issue then the PX110 is the lowest price decent hammer action DP right now IMO.

Hope that helps a little. Good luck!
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#701288 - 10/02/07 08:16 PM Re: Yamaha PSR-230 help. Also what new keyboard should I get?
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Registered: 07/21/07
Posts: 99
Loc: Shropshire, UK
over here the DG620 is around 50-80 £ cheaper than the PX-200. its just spec wise the PX200 seems so much better, so i may just go with that.

also, why is the PX-200 better than the PX-700? The naming scheme doesnt make sense? Shouldnt the PX-200 be at the bottom of the range? not equal to the PX-800 ?? :S

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#701289 - 10/02/07 08:24 PM Re: Yamaha PSR-230 help. Also what new keyboard should I get?
ohitpro Offline
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Registered: 09/24/07
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Loc: Columbus, Ohio, USA
The PX700 has the older technology. I don't understand the naming, either...

PX200/800 are same boards except for stand/pedals.

You can probably get the PX200 cheaper online than the DGX620. Definitely shop around.
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