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I am buying a kewboard (piano)

Discussion in Help Desk started by Jenos, May 22, 2011

Which one?

Yamaha Psr-E413 Portabletable Kb 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Yamaha Npv60 Piaggero 1 vote(s) 100.0%
Yamaha DGX-630/YPG635 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Yamaha MM8 Synth/Workstation 0 vote(s) 0.0%
  1. Mar 25, 2011
    So I'm buying a keyboard piano. I plan on buying something from Yamaha (i trust that company for instruments). Max amount of money I'm willing to spend is $500, maybe $600. I've found two candidates at a local shop (daddys.com), the first one is:


    This is the Yamaha Psr-E413 Portabletable Kb
    The Psr-E413 doesn't offer the amount of keys i would like, but it's cheap ($229.99)

    My second option is this:

    This is the Yamaha Npv60 Piaggero

    My third and final option is a suggestion from you. I am looking for a key board with a large range of sound (alot of voices and styles), split and dual function, headphone jack and a jack for a pedal, must also have speakers, must be buy-able in a shop in Rhode Island, Connecticut, or Massachusetts, and has to have at least 70 keys (Yamaha psr-E# being the exception.

    Thanks to anyone who helps.
  2. Mar 22, 2011
    Neither of those have weighted keys so go with the 76-key. You'll regret it when learning a song and not having enough octaves.

    But if you can find a weighted key keyboard with at least 61 keys, go with that.
  3. Mar 25, 2011
    After a lot of consideration and studying, I've decided to raise my budget to $1,000 (with the help of a few friends). This opened up 2 new options:

    The Yamaha DGX630/YPG635 (they're both the same thing). It comes with built in speakers, and is the same kind that i originally learned keyboard with (and want to branch away from). The stand is also built on the keyboard, so all i would need is a seat.

    Or what I aim to get, the Yamaha MM8 Synth/Workstation. Unfortunately there are not built in speakers, but i have my own speakers. This piano is excellent when it comes to variety in sound but i will have to buy my own stand and seat. The benefits seem to beat the drawbacks in my opinion.

    What do you think?
  4. Dec 29, 2006
    Weighted keys are a must.