Need quick advice! Yamaha Clavinova CLP 550

Posted by: Amber84

Need quick advice! Yamaha Clavinova CLP 550 - 12/29/09 09:50 PM

Is this a good model? Need advice quick!Is it worth it or should I go for the YDP 160?
Posted by: MacMacMac

Re: Need quick advice! Yamaha Clavinova CLP 550 - 12/29/09 10:15 PM

I could not find the age of the CLP550. But its user manual has a MIDI Implementation Chart dated June 1988.

If this piano dates from that era, then it's ancient. Skip it.
Posted by: snazzyplayer

Re: Need quick advice! Yamaha Clavinova CLP 550 - 12/29/09 10:44 PM

You're right on, Mac...it was introduced in 1988.

Indeed an oldie...one of earlier AWM models, with only 16 note polyphony.

Snazzy
Posted by: ChrisA

Re: Need quick advice! Yamaha Clavinova CLP 550 - 12/29/09 10:46 PM

Originally Posted By: Amber84
Is this a good model? Need advice quick!Is it worth it or should I go for the YDP 160?


The 550 was built in 1988, over 20 years ago.

I might be usable as a MIDI keyboard controller and maybe the audio amp and speaker are still good. So it might be usable with a computer. I certainly would not pay much for it, maybe $150.
Posted by: Amber84

Re: Need quick advice! Yamaha Clavinova CLP 550 - 12/29/09 10:56 PM

Thanks for your quick responses. Wow only a 16 note polyphony?!? That is the info I was looking for-I couldnt find that on the net. The seller states it is in excellent condition and it is a very reasonable price, but I think the YDP 160 may be the better choice.