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to spend i am not very advanced yet i only got to grade 2 when i was 16 i am now 48 and have decided
i would enjoy learning again.I am not bothered abount fancy features on a piano.just a good action and feel to the piano thanks
For about £110, I would recommend you compare a CLP320 hammer action with the GH3 hammer action on the CLP330. If touch is a major concern for you, you should definitely compare them in a shop setting. The CLP320 is the entry level of the the CLP range. It is good but their are some better features - like the keyboard action to mention one - that appear in the CLP330 and CLP340 which may be worth considering.
The CLP320 features and very similar to the slightly cheaper YDP160 which may also be worth looking into. This is a very brief overview but it's late and I see you waiting around for my response. Read this and think about it and post back if you need more info.
I checked online and found that is has a GH hammer action whereas as the CLP-330 has a GH3 hammer action which means that the CVP will not feel as realistic as the CLP. The CVP has more polyphony than the CLP-330 but that is because of the CVP's other features.
Remember that the CVP is Clavinova's versatile range so there are other things in there such as drum kits, accompaniments, songs and simple recording features. There is a flopy drive installed - nowadays not an overly useful/common feature (depending how you look at it) but this may suit you also.
Pricing around £1000 seems okay allowing for depreciation of digital instruments over time. Side by side, the CVP has more polyphony, more voices and more other features such as sounds and accompaniments. Unless I am wrong, there does not appear to be the 3 levels of dynamic sampling which may make the CLP-330 a better sound instrument; coupled with the CLP-330's GH3 hammer action keyboard, you may find the other action slightly sluggish.
The GH action still exists in the stage pianos today. My CP300 stage piano has a GH hammer action and it is fine for what I need. It has a positive feel and the action is realistic. I would just be slightly concerned if the GH hammer action had evolved since the time of the CVP-207. If you really like the GH3 action then think carefully before you take a leap! Can you get a chance to try out the keyboard?
does this piano have weighted keys. Also ANother person i no is selling a yamaha p70 FOR 350 ALSO which would be the better buy
The technics were good in their day, but todays Clavinovas are far superior. Incidentally the CP300 is coming down in price as it has been superseded. I'd try and find one of them if you can. I have one and it is incredible. The actual tone is more realistic than most of the Clavinova 300 series (apart from the 380), even though it only has 3 stage sampling. This is where someone tells me that its the same sound processed differently . . . .but my perception is that it sounds better than the CLP370.
I now have the LP3 stand for it too, which makes a huge difference to its feel. Much more solid and real.
You would be hard-pushed to find a new CP-300 for less than £1500. When I got mine, they were just released and I paid £1300! In the last few months they seemed to have increased in value but I wondered if that had anything to do with Yamaha rise in profile in the world of acoustic pianos.joseph wrote:Incidentally the CP300 is coming down in price as it has been superseded. .
Either way, the CP-300 is a stage piano range and is not in competition with the Clavinova range. The Clavinovas (in the top range) were always offering better sound samples and keyboard action than what the CP-300 has provided. The problem with the heavier and more realistic keyboard action is that it adds to the overall weight of the instrument.
So I wouldn't say that Clavinovas have technically "superseded" the CP-300 (although I am anticipating an updated model on the horizon!) they are just offering more than before within their range. The CP-300 offers a competitive touch and sound quality when compared with any other stage piano in its range - IMO of course!
i am very limited in space abd they seem not to bulky any adice please or any one used any of these models thanks steve
I have heard others mention a heavy and realistic keyboard action for the price offered by Classenti. I have found others threads where people who have tried or who currently own one have commented on their Classenti instruments. See if this adds anything to your interest:
http://www.uk-piano.org/piano-forums/vi ... nti#p29307
http://www.uk-piano.org/piano-forums/vi ... nti#p21161
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