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by bonettil
06 Oct 2019, 21:05
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Which silent piano? Yamaha MP70N, Yamaha P112N or Kawai K15
Replies: 32
Views: 6749

Re: Which silent piano? Yamaha MP70N, Yamaha P112N or Kawai K15

Ha ha!! I’ll be lucky if I get near the thing. It’s proving VERY popular...! :piano;
by bonettil
04 Oct 2019, 21:51
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Which silent piano? Yamaha MP70N, Yamaha P112N or Kawai K15
Replies: 32
Views: 6749

Re: Which silent piano? Yamaha MP70N, Yamaha P112N or Kawai K15

Ha ha! Thanks guys. If you mean shelf, it is removable - if you mean elf, he is too! 😂
by bonettil
04 Oct 2019, 11:57
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Which silent piano? Yamaha MP70N, Yamaha P112N or Kawai K15
Replies: 32
Views: 6749

Re: Which silent piano? Yamaha MP70N, Yamaha P112N or Kawai K15

What can I say? It’s perfect!! I went for the Kawai K15 ATX in the end - delivered last night - and never have I had such a clear sounding (and in tune) piano in my life. The bass is lovely and deep and the treble is crystal clear - it’s truly amazing and a complete pleasure to play. Very loud thoug...
by bonettil
11 Sep 2019, 14:44
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Which silent piano? Yamaha MP70N, Yamaha P112N or Kawai K15
Replies: 32
Views: 6749

Re: Which silent piano? Yamaha MP70N, Yamaha P112N or Kawai K15

Thanks lissa. Are you interested in getting a silent piano too?
by bonettil
10 Sep 2019, 17:31
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Which silent piano? Yamaha MP70N, Yamaha P112N or Kawai K15
Replies: 32
Views: 6749

Re: Which silent piano? Yamaha MP70N, Yamaha P112N or Kawai K15

Thanks Chris. I did contact Kawai and they’ve given me the details of two local Kawai dealers, who should be able to advise. I did also consider offering the seller £500 or so less to take the piano as is (the extra functions were a bonus rather than a necessity) and getting the issue sorted myself!...
by bonettil
10 Sep 2019, 09:48
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Which silent piano? Yamaha MP70N, Yamaha P112N or Kawai K15
Replies: 32
Views: 6749

Re: Which silent piano? Yamaha MP70N, Yamaha P112N or Kawai K15

Hello again! Well, here’s the latest update. #1) Yamaha MP70N: has now had a new circuit board fitted (to fix the dodgy key) and the seller has discovered that it does have midi! #2) Yamaha P112N: no change #3) Kawai K15: I was able to test this piano last weekend... and I loved it! It was beautiful...
by bonettil
19 Aug 2019, 09:53
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Which silent piano? Yamaha MP70N, Yamaha P112N or Kawai K15
Replies: 32
Views: 6749

Re: Which would you choose?

Thanks Chris. I have read that the action isn’t so good when retro fitted but I’ll certainly take a look at the link. What I really need it to speak to someone who has experience of both the Yamaha P112 and the Kawai 15. Surely plenty of piano tuners on here have... Or to get a piano technician to t...
by bonettil
18 Aug 2019, 22:44
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Which silent piano? Yamaha MP70N, Yamaha P112N or Kawai K15
Replies: 32
Views: 6749

Re: Which would you choose?

Yes, both Yamahas were made in the UK. TBH I feel confident that any of these pianos would suffice on the acoustic side. I’m a little less sure how the respective silent systems compare, as I’ve only heard their latest versions. The benefit of the second and third pianos having midi are that I could...
by bonettil
17 Aug 2019, 15:15
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Which silent piano? Yamaha MP70N, Yamaha P112N or Kawai K15
Replies: 32
Views: 6749

Re: Which would you choose?

I’ve since been offered the P112N for £2000, which puts it back in the running...
by bonettil
17 Aug 2019, 12:06
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Which silent piano? Yamaha MP70N, Yamaha P112N or Kawai K15
Replies: 32
Views: 6749

Re: Which would you choose?

Thanks again. Here’s my current thinking... 1) Yamaha MP70N (1998) Best all round deal and warranty but has developed a sudden problem with one the keys in silent mode. The dealer is confident in getting this sorted (by Yamaha themselves) but might this start happening with other keys? Very basic si...
by bonettil
16 Aug 2019, 21:28
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Which silent piano? Yamaha MP70N, Yamaha P112N or Kawai K15
Replies: 32
Views: 6749

Re: Which would you choose?

Thank you both. Here’s a bit more detail about the pianos: Yamaha MP70N (1998) £2000 From reputable shop. Fully serviced and price includes delivery, tuning, stool, taking away existing piano and 3 years guarantee on piano and electrics. Yamaha P112N (c2004) £2500 Private sale. Well loved and looked...
by bonettil
16 Aug 2019, 17:02
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Which silent piano? Yamaha MP70N, Yamaha P112N or Kawai K15
Replies: 32
Views: 6749

Re: Which would you choose?

Argh! But the Kawai over the Yamaha MP70N??
by bonettil
15 Aug 2019, 22:51
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Which silent piano? Yamaha MP70N, Yamaha P112N or Kawai K15
Replies: 32
Views: 6749

Re: Which would you choose?

Oo, and what about a 9 year old Kawai K15 ATX for £2850? Of course, I should try them all out my self and make up my own mind, but they’re in 3 different parts of the country, I have 3 small kids and I don’t drive! So, expert opinions on these pianos is very much appreciated...
by bonettil
15 Aug 2019, 22:12
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Which silent piano? Yamaha MP70N, Yamaha P112N or Kawai K15
Replies: 32
Views: 6749

Re: Which would you choose?

Thanks Barrie - much appreciated!
by bonettil
15 Aug 2019, 09:50
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Which silent piano? Yamaha MP70N, Yamaha P112N or Kawai K15
Replies: 32
Views: 6749

Which silent piano? Yamaha MP70N, Yamaha P112N or Kawai K15

Hello. I’m looking for a silent piano so the kids can still play at 7am without waking the neighbours (or me!). I’ve seen a Yamaha MP70N for £2000 and a Yamaha P112N for c£2500 (both silent, of course). All things being equal, which would be the more sensible option?! Is there much to choose between...