Korg SP 250 or Yamaha P-85

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Relica
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Korg SP 250 or Yamaha P-85

Post by Relica » 12 Nov 2009, 18:52

Hello I am new and looking forward to meeting you in the forums.

I created a thread on the international piano forums until a kind person over there directed me here.

I have two questions relating to digital pianos.

I have a budget of £500 and I have decided between either the Korg SP 250 or Yamaha P-85. The most important aspect to me is the weighted keyboard and want to be able to move from the digital to an acoustic for when I take grades.

So which piano has the best action most closely linked to an acoustic?

Secondly, does anyone know where I can try out both models together in the North East Midlands/Lincolnshire/Yorshire area.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Korg SP 250 or Yamaha P-85

Post by markymark » 15 Nov 2009, 14:58

Personally, I prefer the keyboard action and sound of the P-85. I don't think the SP-250 has a realistic piano sound at all - just kind of okay but not as as good as Yamaha. If I remember rightly, the P-85 has rounded bottom which can make it feel less solid or robust when being played but with the right stand it should be okay.

Have you tried them yet yourself?

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Re: Korg SP 250 or Yamaha P-85

Post by Relica » 15 Nov 2009, 23:34

Thanks for the advise. I think the Yamaha P85 had the better sound but the keyboard action of the Korg SP 250 was better even to my limited knowledge.

I have since ordered the Korg Sp 250 so here hoping everything is OK.

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Re: Korg SP 250 or Yamaha P-85

Post by markymark » 27 Nov 2009, 00:28

So long as you got a chance to try it for yourself and are not relying solely on other peoples' opinions.

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