Random01, may I ask your estimated budget?
If you are on a limited budget (or indeed, even if you are not)
No, I'm not really on a budget, though saving up some money would be good, but I'm really looking at the features and the feel of a piano rather than the price tag.
the Casio Privia range represent excellent value for money. The PX-130 and PX-330 models offer a selection of reasonably good grand piano sounds, with onboard speakers, and an 88-key grade weighted action.
I have looked over some of the Casio Privia models, but I wasn't sure if all of them had weighted action. I also want to ask you what the difference between the PX-130 and PX-330 is.
The Korg SP250 offers the necessary features at a similar price range, while the Yamaha P-155, Roland FP-4/FP-7 and KAWAI ES6/EP3 would also be great choices.
I'll be sure to check out all of those!
My recommendation would be to jump in your car and drive to the nearest musical instrument superstore, such as Musician's Friend, Sam Ash, etc. [/qoute] I live in Canada (BC), and the music stores around me only have limited amount of pianos on display.... (I really wished I had a musical instrument superstore which is near to me.)
Really, looking at online brochures, product specifications, and indeed asking questions on this forum can be a great way to learn about each instrument. However, it is absolutely essential that you also play-test the various models extensively yourself - really, this is the only way that to ensure that you're buying the piano that is right for you.
Good luck with your purchase!
Thanks for your information James! It really helped me.
Oh, one more question, is there a possible digital piano which makes hardly any "thumping" sounds? It really annoys me when I play quietly at night, and the piano makes these weird noises once you press down.... Do all DPs have that sound? Or is there one without/hardly sounding keys?
Thanks once again!