Yamaha YUS3 v YUS5

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Robin66
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Yamaha YUS3 v YUS5

Post by Robin66 » 16 Oct 2014, 13:48

I'm looking to buy a Silent upright and these 2 Yamahas are at the suitable price point new. My question is, is it worth paying a bit more for YUS5? The only upgrade I think I'd really like is the ivorite keys. None of the other upgrades seem that important and I think the front of the YUS5 is a bit ugly although others say it's more ergonomical. I've enjoyed Yamaha digitals for years and have more faith in a factory fitted silent system.

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Re: Yamaha YUS3 v YUS5

Post by Kaj » 16 Oct 2014, 21:15

The keytops are not made of ivory.
It is possible that the higher upright will have a better sound in the bas, but I think you should simply go for the instrument you like the best!
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Re: Yamaha YUS3 v YUS5

Post by joseph » 24 Oct 2014, 11:53

Hi There,

Personally I've preferred the sound of every YUS5 to every YUS3 or U3 that I have played, and I'm not quite sure why that is.

If the YUS3 and 5 are of identical scale design then it must have been down to the preparation of the models I played.

Basically if you're choosing between two pianos that are virtually identical, then go for the one that you prefer, because that is the one you'll have to live with. They're both pretty good pianos and I don't think you'd feel let down by either one.

They're both the same height, the 5 isn't taller than the 3.

While you're at it, you could have a look at the SE series pianos, and the SU7, but the SU7 is far more expensive. I would have a look at them just for fun, because I like to find out what's available.

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Re: Yamaha YUS3 v YUS5

Post by Lauren295 » 17 Nov 2014, 11:36

I would recommend YUS5. Its is better and has much awesome tone quality with touch and tone colour.

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