Lots of people post on this forum to ask which manufacturer or brand should they start looking at when thinking about buying a digital piano. To help give readers or members a starting point, I thought it might be interesting to run a poll to get a general opinion about what is subjectively referred to as "the best digital piano/stage piano brand" based on forum members' personal experiences of past or current digital instruments. As is often stated on this forum, the "best digital piano" depends enormously on the individual. Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but beauty, as far as digital pianos go, is in the eye of the buyer!
Before stating your preference, consider the following points:
> General ease of use
> Sound quality
> Keyboard response
> Additional features (such as MIDI, USB, recording, etc.)
> Customer service and support (if any)
Again, we are stating a personal preference based on our experiences of any of the above mentioned manufacturers for the benefit of current and future members who may be thinking about buying digital. Readers and visitors to the forum should read this poll with a certain degree of open-mindedness as the poll will show the collective views and opinions of owners or users of the above-mentioned names.
Only YOU can decide the best digital piano or stage piano for YOU, but this may give you a good starting point!
I'd definitely avoid getting another GEM 'RealPiano'... the one I have had experience of is a rather poor quality machine. Looks alright, but for example sometimes the damper pedal doesn't actually work.... A yamaha would never do that!!! (or at least, from what I've seen)
The Roland SN sound engine is better than what Yamaha has. Much better.
Kawai keyboard action is king, better than the others.
So take your pick. Yamaha for reliability. Roland for sound. Kawai for the action. Personally ... I use a Yamaha (CLP-240) with a PC-based piano library and external sound system. Best reliability. Decent action. And better sound than any digital piano.
You can enjoy the unrivalled performance as this digital piano offers 128-note polyphony. This offers enough power for the sound not to cut out, even when you are playing with two hands and laying multiple voices over one another.
An acoustic piano would give a heavier touch for the lower notes and for the higher notes, you’ll need a lighter touch. This digital piano is very similar to an acoustic in that respect as it is the same case for the Yamaha DGX650B Digital Piano.