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Obviously I'd like something that sounds good, multiple samples, string resonance, at least 64 note polyphonic in stereo, etc... no unnecessary bells or whistles. The piano will get used for only a few lectures each week, and some of those will be minimal usage, plus occasional practice use outside of normal hours, so it's not going to get absolutely hammered. I don't have a budget yet, but I don't want to pay the kind of price you can get a nice U3 for!
I'm looking at the new-ish Yamaha CLP-440 with interest. The last digital I owned was a Technics with about 12 note polyphony but a fairly decent speaker system. I've played more recent ones that have much better samples but much worse speakers.
So - anyone played a 440? Are they likely to have decent enough speakers for a classroom sized room? Should I or could I go up or down a model or two, depending on what the budget turns out to be? Any budget bargains out there?
The part-ex CVP309 can be very cheap. I don't think I can put prices on here so please email me at email@example.com if you think this might be of interest.
Ah, no. The amplification is inadequate for more than practice use, and we don't want something that will go walkabout, so something substantial is better. There's nowhere convenient to store it nearby so having something portable wouldn't actually work. We have a P-60 so have some experience with that kind of thing. The non-fixed pedal is always a problem as well, tends to drift with use.markymark wrote:If you only need the instrument for a few lectures a week, would you not consider something more portable or light weight such as a Yamaha P-155?
There wasn't the budget for this in the end before the deadline so I have a chance to make a slightly more considered purchase.
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