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Excellent for a first digital piano - Not necessarily for serious pianists
on April 23, 2011
I will be the first to admit, this is not the top of the line piano- that being said, this is still a pretty substantial digital piano. Basically, this has everything that the mid-level piano player needs and even some things that are nice to have.
Out of the box, it took me about 30 minutes to assemble everything (they keyboard, stand, and bench). Assembly was simple, and didn't really require the instructions. The only tool needed was a philips screwdriver. Also, the high notes don't sound great with the default voice.
I have to agree with everyone else- the hammer action is not 100% realistic, but I find it adequate for my use and it is definitely something that you get used to. The key weight is decent, and this is definitely a step up from most portable keyboards.
A feature that is really nice to have on this is the MIDI in and out. May use it in the near future!
Overall, this digital piano is great- it is light enough to move around the house when you need to, but small enough to take up a minimal amount of space. The playing is nice and comfortable, but you will probably have to get used to the hammer action- I found that once I did, I didn't really have any problems.
Given the price difference to the next model up, this is a great value, and I would totally buy it again. If you are a serious pianist, I would have to recommend throwing in the extra couple hundred dollars for the next model- but if you are a mid-level player who only plays for fun, this is a decent digital piano!