Yamaha Nocturne N100 Price

Posted by: Oblacone

Yamaha Nocturne N100 Price - 04/25/09 09:37 AM

Hey people!... again

I have been looking at the N100 before but now.. I'm just totally confused because i found out what the price was.
so here was the specs that i got:
it has GHE and merely 64 notes polyphony!
It has three pedals : sustain Sostenuto and soft pedal..
it looks totally awesome but not too many sounds - not that everyone needs them.
a sweet key-cover - not sliding
but for the price of 2300...
Isn't that a bit much when you think of the action... and polyphony?
Posted by: sparx

Re: Yamaha Nocturne N100 Price - 04/25/09 10:41 AM

We don't have that model in the UK. Yamaha recently unveiled the Avantgrand range which currently has only two models: the N2 and the N3 but these have very sophisticated features such as 256 note polyphony and spatial acoustic sampling as well as a spatial acoustic sound system built in... leaving this model light years behind. It looks more like an over-stated CP-300.

The yamaha page seems to emphasise that the sound system helps emulate the sound of a square grand piano. But with only 64 note polyphony, only 3 levels of dynamic sampling... it would appear to be lagging behind the current CLP/CVP ranges and even the CP-300!

It is an attractive looking article and I could picture in being used in many different contexts. However, unless the sound system (which is in the keyboard and the stand too) really makes a huge difference to the overall tone... I really don't see what they are charging so much money for either... and even then the sound quality alone wouldn't account for the extortionate price.
Posted by: xand83

Re: Yamaha Nocturne N100 Price - 04/25/09 01:33 PM

I really liked the look of the Nocturne N100 too. The max poly wasn't a deal breaker, but when you think about, they are wanting $2k+ for a large, nice looking piece of plastic. The whole case/stand is plastic. Ehhhhh
Posted by: Horwinkle

Re: Yamaha Nocturne N100 Price - 04/25/09 01:42 PM

Originally Posted By: Oblacone
I have been looking at the N100 before but now. I'm just totally confused because ...
It has GHE and merely 64 notes polyphony!
But for the price of 2300 ...
Isn't that a bit much when you think of the action... and polyphony?

Yes and yes.

I recall saying here some months ago that the N100 seems to be aimed at the "trendy" market. It's all about the modern look. I wouldn't consider it seriously as a piano, especially considering the excellent other choices in its price range.
Posted by: Oblacone

Re: Yamaha Nocturne N100 Price - 04/25/09 06:47 PM

certanly the avant grand sounds and looks awesome but i think its a bit more pricy than 2300$

oh well i just think over all yamaha can be a bit overpriced.. like the modus series:
Yamaha Modus H01-AG digital piano, 88 keys natural wood keyboard (real wood on white keys only), 10 sounds, 64 voices polyphony for 7000 EUR approx. O.o
Yamaha Modus F-11 PB designer digital piano, 88 touch response natural wood keys with hammer,moving keys,128 voices polyphony - 7500 € don't like the thought of burning such a big hole in my wallet :P
Posted by: jpapas

Re: Yamaha Nocturne N100 Price - 04/25/09 07:59 PM

A bit overpriced? I'd say way overpriced.
I really like the new Modus R01, but @ 4760 euros.
I rather keep my Casio PX-120.
Posted by: Oblacone

Re: Yamaha Nocturne N100 Price - 04/26/09 03:32 AM

Originally Posted By: jpapas
A bit overpriced? I'd say way overpriced.
I really like the new Modus R01, but @ 4760 euros.
I rather keep my Casio PX-120.


Haha smart choice