From: isako@mit.edu (Isako Hoshino) Newsgroups: rec.music.makers.piano,rec.answers,news.answers Subject: rec.music.makers.piano FAQ-List of Digital Pianos Followup-To: poster Organization: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Approved: news-answers-request@MIT.EDU Summary: This article contains a list of technical specifications and some mail order dealer information of digital pianos Archive-name: music/piano/digital-pianos-list Posting-Frequency: monthly Last-modified: 17 Oct 1997 Version: 2.1c This is the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) list for rec.music.makers.piano regarding digital piano hardware specifications. This FAQ list is intended to present some hardware information about specific digital piano models. It is posted every month. As manufacturers are coming out with new piano like new cars, it has become increasingly difficult to keep up with the changes. Thus, this list is no longer updated, and is kept for archival/historical benefit. 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CONTENTS: [1] List of Hardwares Covered In This FAQ [2] Technical Specifications [2.1] Explanation of terms [2.2] Digital pianos [2.3] Tech. spec. template for submission to the FAQ [3] Digital Piano Mail Order Companies ___________________________________________________________ [1] List of Hardwares Covered In This FAQ Baldwin: RP1, RP2, GRP3 Grand Kawai: CA330 Kurzweil: RG-200+, Mark 5, Mark 10*, Mark 150* Roland: HP-1300e, HP-230, HP-7700 (grand), HP-330, HP-530, HP-3800 HP-2800G* Technics: PC100, PC200 PR100*, PR170*, PR270*, PR370*, PR303*, PR305*, PR307* PX101, PX201, PX111, PX203, PX204, PX103, PX205, PX106, PX107, PX207 SM-AC1200* (MIDI module), SM-ZS1 (acoustic silencer) Wersi: CT2, CG2 Yamaha: CLP-250 CLP-152S, CLP-153S. CLP-154S, CLP-123, CLP-155, CLP-157 CVP-59S*, CVP-69*, CVP-87A*, CVP-79A*, CVP-89* PF P-100+ ___________________________________________________________ [2] Technical Specifications Following is a list of technical specifications of various digital piano make and models. Specifications may change without notice. An attempt was made to list the models from low- to high-end order within the given manufacturer and series. If you find any error or have updated information please contact the FAQ maintainer at the end of this list. The word "Preliminary" means that the information is based on a pre-release information. Pricing information was intentionally omitted because: (1) retail prices are useless, since digital pianos are never sold at that price, and (2) there is a new and used gear price lists maintained by Casey Palowitch and Neil Bradley. If you want pricing information, I highly suggest you to check out the New and Used Gear Price List at the following WWW URLs, and also, urge you to participate in keeping them up to date. Casey Palowitch's New Gear price list: http://www.princeton.edu/~casey/newgear.html Neil Bradleyıs Used Gear price list: http://www.synthcom.com/cgi-bin/gear [2.1] Explanation of terms model number: "*" after the model number indicates "digital ensemble" (which means, it has *LOTS* of other miscellaneous sounds allowing you to play an ensemble - orchestra) "+" after the model number indicates keyboard-only configuration (optional stand) key: number of keys, type of key action key cover: key cover polyphony: how many notes can be simultaneously played (max. means that not all voice settings will produce the maximum polyphony), type of digital sampling technology Touch sense: alternate touch sensitivity settings Sounds: how many different voices (what kind) Pedals: how many pedals (what kind), sF = sforzando-piano pedaling capability Dig. Effects: sound enhancement effects Dig. Reverb: digital room acoustic effects Brilliance: alternate over all piano sound brightness setting Transpose: range of transposition Sequencer: sequencer MIDI: MIDI Mode set: availability of - Piano tuning (lower pitches are tuned slight lower, higher pitches slightly higher); minimum range (no sound produced when key is played extremely softly); sostenuto (make the soft pedal work as sostenuto pedal); (miscellaneous piano sound adjustment capabilities) Others: phone jacks, etc. Misc: other additional features - adjustments, displays, etc. Output: amplifier power and how many Speakers: speaker size and how many Dimensions: W x H (with music stand up) x D Net weight: weight Year: dates in production (c means circa), and name of replacement model if any. [2.2] Digital pianos BALDWIN (800) 876-2976 RP1 Key: 88 keys, weighted Key cover: Touch sense: Polyphony: 64 notes Sounds: 32 voices (Concert Grand, Honky Tonk, Wurlitzer Electric, Thodex, FM Electric, Vibes, Clavinet, harpsichord, Pipe Organ, Jazz organ, pop organ, choir, strings, acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, electric bass and 16 variations Pedal: 3 (Damper, soft, sostenuto) Dig. Effects: chorus, tremolo, phaser Dig. Reverb: room, stage, hall Brilliance: Transpose: Sequencer: 15,000 events, play/stop and record controls MIDI: in, out thru Mode set: single, layer, split Others: audio in/out, dual headphone jacks Misc: Exterior: Dark Rosewood Output: 2 x 25w Speakers: 2 x 5", 2 x 2" Dimensions: 58" x 34" x 18" Net weight: 140 lbs (64 kg) Year: 1996 - current RP2 Key: 88 keys, weighted rotary hammer action w/ escapement Key cover: Touch sense: Polyphony: 128 notes Sounds: 32 voices (Concert Grand, Honky Tonk, Wurlitzer Electric, Thodex, FM Electric, Vibes, Clavinet, harpsichord, Pipe Organ, Jazz organ, pop organ, choir, strings, acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, electric bass and 16 variations Pedal: 3 (Damper, soft, sostenuto) Dig. Effects: chorus, tremolo, phaser, custom Dig. Reverb: room, stage, hall, custom Brilliance: Transpose: Sequencer: 45,000 events, playback, record, FF, rewind, etc MIDI: in, out thru Mode set: single, layer, split Others: audio in/out, dual headphone jacks Misc: 2 x 16 character LCD display, metronome, 283 piece classical music library (ROM) Exterior: Dark Rosewood, Walnut, high Polish Ebony, Limited Edition wood finishes Output: 2 x 40w Speakers: 2 x 6", 2 x 2" Dimensions: 58" x 36" x 20" Net weight: 195 lbs (88 kg) Year: 1996 - current GRP3 Grand Key: 88 keys, weighted rotary hammer action w/escapement Key cover: Touch sense: Polyphony: 128 notes Sounds: 32 voices (Concert Grand, Honky Tonk, Wurlitzer Electric, Thodex, FM Electric, Vibes, Clavinet, harpsichord, Pipe Organ, Jazz organ, pop organ, choir, strings, acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, electric bass and 16 variations Pedal: 3 (Damper, soft, sostenuto) Dig. Effects: chorus, tremolo, phaser, custom Dig. Reverb: room, stage, hall, custom Brilliance: Transpose: Sequencer: 45,000 events, playback, record, FF, rewind, etc MIDI: in, out thru Mode set: single, layer, split Others: audio in/out, dual headphone jacks Misc: 2 x 16 character LCD display, metronome, 283 piece classical music library (ROM) Exterior: high Polish Ebony, Limited Edition wood finishes Output: 2 x 70w Speakers: 4 x 6", 4 x 2" Dimensions: 54" x 37" x 43" Net weight: 230 lbs (105 kg) Year: 1996 - current -*-*-*-*- KAWAI Kawai America Corp. 2055 E. University Drive Compton, California 90224 (310) 631-1771 (800) 421-2177 product info (800) 421-8048 tech assistance fax: (310) 604-6913 CA330 Key: 88 keys, weighted wooden action Key cover: sliding translucent grey plastic and metal Touch sense: 3 (light, normal, heavy) Polyphony: 15 notes Sounds: 7 (piano 1, piano 2, electric piano, jazz organ, full organ, harpsichord, vibraphone); wood bass only in MIDI Pedal: 3 (soft, sostenuto, sustain) Dig. Effects: none Dig. Reverb: 3 (room, stage, hall) Brilliance: one setting Transpose: yes Sequencer: 2-track MIDI: yes Mode set: preset tempraments (equal, Mersenne pure, Pythagorean, meantone, Werckmeister III, Kirnberger III) Others: main volume, line in, line out, phone jack, pedal input, MIDI (IN, OUT, THRU) Misc: adjustments (fine tune), metronome Exterior: Bleack plastic and metal Output: 20W x 1 Speakers: 5" x 2, 2" x 2 Dimensions: 54.6" x 32" x 19.1" Net weight: 139 lbs. Year: c1993 - current CA440 Key: 88 keys, weighted wooden action Key cover: Touch sense: 3 (light, normal, heavy) Polyphony: 32 notes Sounds: 7 (piano 1, piano 2, electric piano, church organ, strings, harpsichord, vibraphone) Pedal: 3 (soft, sostenuto, sustain) Dig. Effects: chorus Dig. Reverb: 3 (room, stage, hall) Brilliance: one setting Transpose: yes Sequencer: 2-track, 5 songs, approx 5000 notes MIDI: yes Mode set: preset tempraments (equal, Mersenne pure, Pythagorean, meantone, Werckmeister III, Kirnberger III), Dual, dual balance Others: main volume, line in, line out, phone jack, pedal input, MIDI (IN, OUT, THRU) Misc: adjustments (fine tune), concert magic (88 preset songs) Exterior: Dark Wood Grain Output: 20W x 2 Speakers: 16cm x 2 Dimensions: 55.5" x 33.5" x 20" Net weight: 130 lbs. Year: c1996 - current CA640 Key: 88 keys, weighted wooden action Key cover: Touch sense: 3 (light, normal, heavy) Polyphony: 32 notes Sounds: 11 (piano 1, piano 2, electric piano, church organ, jazz organ, strings, harpsichord, vibraphone, wood bass, Electric Bass, Slap Bass) Pedal: 3 (soft, sostenuto, sustain) Dig. Effects: chorus Dig. Reverb: 3 (room, stage, hall) Brilliance: controllable Transpose: yes Sequencer: 2-track, 5 songs, approx 5000 notes MIDI: yes Mode set: preset tempraments (equal, Mersenne pure, Pythagorean, meantone, Werckmeister III, Kirnberger III), Dual, dual balance, split point selection, dual/split balance Others: main volume, line in, line out, phone jack, pedal input, MIDI (IN, OUT, THRU) Misc: adjustments (fine tune), concert magic (88 preset songs) Exterior: Dark Wood Grain Output: 30W x 2 Speakers: 13cm x 2, 5cm x 9cm x 2, Dimensions: 56" x 42.5" x 20" Net weight: 152 lbs. Year: c1996 - current CA840 Key: 88 keys, weighted wooden action Key cover: Touch sense: 3 (light, normal, heavy) Polyphony: 32 notes Sounds: 11 (piano 1, piano 2, electric piano, church organ, jazz organ, strings, harpsichord, vibraphone, wood bass, Electric Bass, Slap Bass) Pedal: 3 (soft, sostenuto, sustain) Dig. Effects: chorus Dig. Reverb: 3 (room, stage, hall) Brilliance: controllable Transpose: yes Sequencer: 2-track, 5 songs, approx 5000 notes MIDI: yes Mode set: preset tempraments (equal, Mersenne pure, Pythagorean, meantone, Werckmeister III, Kirnberger III), Dual, dual balance, split point selection, dual/split balance Others: main volume, line in, line out, phone jack, pedal input, MIDI (IN, OUT, THRU) Misc: adjustments (fine tune), concert magic (88 preset songs) Exterior: Dark Wood Grain Output: 40W x 2 Speakers: 16cm x 2, 5cm x 9cm x 2, Dimensions: 56" x 42.5" x 20" Net weight: 146 lbs. Year: c1996 - current -*-*-*-*- KURZWEIL Young Chang America, Inc. 13336 Alondra Boulevard Cerritos, California 90701-2205 tel: (310) 926-3200 fax: (310) 404-0748 http://www.youngchang.com/kurzweil/ RG-200+ Key: 88 keys, weighted hammer action Key cover: none Touch sense: 7 levels Polyphony: 32 note Sounds: 10 (Grand Piano, Bright Piano, Dual-Strike Electric Piano, Vibes, Harpsichord, Pipe Organ, Strings and Choir; plus Electric and Acoustic Bass as left-split sounds). Dual and multi-layering possible; uses different optimized versions of some sounds (which makes 12 sounds altogether) Pedal: 2 (soft, sustain) Dig. Effects: 2 (chorus, symphonic) Dig. Reverb: 3 (room, stage) Brilliance: yes (change voices). Transpose: yes Sequencer: 6,000 note sequencer; record, play/stop with four non-volatile song memory locations; built-in variable-speed metronome; play-along capability, but no overdubbing MIDI: note on/note off, program change and controller data Mode set: piano tune Others: volume control, line in, line out, headphone jack (disables speakers), MIDI (IN/OUT/THRU), pedal input Misc: adjustments - fine tuning Exterior: detachable notestand and external power supply included; optional detachable stand with built-in soft and sustain pedals and matching bench Output: Stereo (10W x 2) Speakers: 2 x 4.5", 2 x 2.5" Dimensions: 51.8" x 5,5" x 17.7" (without music stand and optional stand) Net weight: 71 lbs. (with optional stand) Year: 1994 - current Mark 5 Key: 88 keys, weighted hammer action Key cover: sliding smoked plastic and metal Touch sense: 7-levels Polyphony: 32 note Sounds: 18 (grand piano, upright piano, modern piano, ragtime piano, electric piano 1 and 2, harpsichord 1 and 2, forteharpsicord, jazz organ, rock organ, pipe organ 1, pipe organ 2, acoustic guitar, 12-string guitar, choir, cathedral choir, fast string, slow string); plus other left-split sounds Pedal: 3 (soft, sostenuto, sustain), sF Dig. Effects: chorus, echo, symphonic Dig. Reverb: 3 (room, hall, stage) Brilliance: yes (change voices) Transpose: yes, +/- 44 semitones Sequencer: none MIDI: yes, extensive Mode set: piano tune Others: volume controls (main, treble, bass), line in, line out, phone jack, MIDI (IN, OUT, THRU) Misc: adjustments (fine tuning) Exterior: black plastic and metal Output: 25W x 2, 15W x 2 Speakers: 6.5" x 2, 1" x 1 Dimensions: 56" x 22.75" x 31.75" Net weight: 176 lbs. Year: c1993 - current Mark 10* Key: 88 keys, weighted hammer action Key cover: sliding cover Touch sense: 7-levels Polyphony: 32 note Sounds: 86 (grand piano, rock piano, ragtime piano, 4-electric pianos, jazz organ, rock organ, 4-pipe organs, harpsichords, choirs, vibraophone, and other full-orchestra sounds); plus other percussion sounds Pedal: 3 (soft, sostenuto, sustain), sF Dig. Effects: chorus, echo, symphonic Dig. Reverb: 3 (room, hall--with EQ, stage) Brilliance: yes (change voices) Transpose: yes, +/- 44 semitones Sequencer: 8-songs; 8-tracks MIDI: yes, extensive Mode set: piano tune Others: volume controls (main, treble, bass), line in, line out, phone jack, MIDI (IN, OUT, THRU) Misc: adjustments (fine tuning), auto-accompaniment, metronome, floppy disk drive Exterior: Output: 60W x 2, 15W x 2 Speakers: 6.5" x 2, 1" x 2 Dimensions: Net weight: Year: c1993 - current Mark 150* Key: 88 keys, weighted hammer action Key cover: sliding cover Touch sense: 7-levels Polyphony: 32 note Sounds: 86 (grand piano, rock piano, ragtime piano, 4-electric pianos, jazz organ, rock organ, 4-pipe organs, harpsichords, choirs, vibraophone, and other full-orchestra sounds); plus other percussion sounds Pedal: 3 (soft, sostenuto, sustain), sF Dig. Effects: chorus, echo, symphonic Dig. Reverb: 3 (room, hall--with EQ, stage) Brilliance: yes (change voices) Transpose: yes, +/- 44 semitones Sequencer: 8-songs; 8-tracks MIDI: yes, extensive Mode set: piano tune Others: volume controls (main, treble, bass), line in, line out, phone jack, MIDI (IN, OUT, THRU) Misc: adjustments (fine tuning), auto-accompaniment, metronome, floppy disk drive, treble and bass volume control Exterior: Output: 80W x 1, 20W x 6 Speakers: 12" x 1, 6.5" x 2, 5" x 2, 1" x 2 Dimensions: Net weight: Year: c1992 - current -*-*-*-*- ROLAND PIANO DIGITAL RolandCorp US 7200 Dominion Circle Los Angeles, CA 90040-3647 (213) 685-5141 fax (213) 722-0911 Rolands have "HP" series which emphasizes on acoustic piano capability. They also have "KR" series which adds symphonic orchestration capabilities (digital ensemble). "G" denotes internal floppy drive playback capability. HP-1300e Key: 88 keys, Weighted Action Key cover: Touch sense: 3 (light, medium, heavy) Polyphony: 28 notes Sounds: 6 voices (piano, electric piano, harpsichord, strings, vibraphone, pipe organ) Pedal: 2 (soft/sostenuto, sustain) Dig. Effects: chorus (6 levels) Dig. Reverb: reverb (6 settings) Brilliance: Transpose: yes -6 to +5 half steps Sequencer: 1 track, approx. 2000 notes MIDI: yes Mode set: Others: MIDI, phone jack, line out, MIDI (IN, OUT), pedal, volume Misc: adjustments (+/-50 cents) Exterior: Simulated Rosewood Output: 15W x 2 Speakers: 6" (16cm) x 2 Dimensions: 56 9/16" x 32 1/16" x 18" Net weight: 104 lbs (47.3kg) Year: c1996 - current HP-230 Key: 88 keys, Oil-damped Action Key cover: yes, sliding simulated wood grain Touch sense: 3 (light, medium, heavy) Polyphony: 28 notes, Advanced SA Sounds: 6 voices (piano, electric piano, harpsichord, strings, vibraphone, pipe organ) Pedal: 3 (soft, sostenuto, sustain) Dig. Effects: chorus (6 levels) Dig. Reverb: reverb (6 settings) Brilliance: Transpose: yes -6 to +5 half steps Sequencer: 1 track, approx. 2000 notes MIDI: yes Mode set: Others: MIDI, phone jack, line out, MIDI (IN, OUT), pedal, computer interface, volume Misc: adjustments (+/-50 cents) Exterior: Simulated Brazilian Rosewood Output: 20W x 2 Speakers: 6" (16cm) x 2 Dimensions: 56" x 33" x 17 5/16" Net weight: 130 lbs (59.3kg) Year: c1996 - current HP-7700 (grand) Key: 88 keys, Hammer Action Key cover: yes Touch sense: 4 (light, medium, heavy, full) Polyphony: 32 notes Sounds: 8 voices (piano 1, piano 2, electric piano, honky-tonk, harpsichord, strings, vibraphone, pipe organ) Pedal: 3 (soft, sostenuto, sustain--half-pedaling) Dig. Effects: chorus (7 levels) Dig. Reverb: reverb (7 settings) Brilliance: Transpose: yes -6 to +5 half steps Sequencer: 2 tracks, approx. 5000 notes MIDI: yes Mode set: standard, stretched, equal, pythagorean, just (major & minor), mean tone, werckmeister, kirnberger, baroque Others: MIDI, phone jack, line out, MIDI (IN, OUT), pedal, volume, DC out Misc: adjustments (+/-50 cents) Exterior: High gloss black finish Output: 100W x 2, 60W x 1 Speakers: 10" (25cm) x 1, 5" (12cm) x 4, 3" (8cm) x 2, 1" (3cm) x 2 Dimensions: 59 1/16" x 35 3/4" x 37" Net weight: 286 lbs (130kg) Year: c1996 - current HP-330 Key: 88 keys, Hammer Action Key cover: Touch sense: 3 (light, medium, heavy) Polyphony: 64 notes, Advanced SA Sounds: 9 voices (piano 1, piano 2, electric piano 1, electric piano 2, honky-tonk, harpsichord, strings, vibraphone, pipe organ) Pedal: 3 (soft, sostenuto, sustain--half-pedaling) Dig. Effects: chorus (7 levels) Dig. Reverb: reverb (7 settings) Brilliance: Transpose: yes -6 to +5 half steps Sequencer: 2 tracks, approx. 5000 notes MIDI: yes Mode set: standard, stretched, equal, pythagorean, just (major & minor), mean tone, werckmeister, kirnberger, baroque Others: MIDI, phone jacks, line out, MIDI (IN, OUT), pedal, computer interface, volume Misc: adjustments (+/-50 cents), metronome, LED display (7-segment, 3-digit) Exterior: Simulated Brazilian Rosewood Output: 30W x 2 Speakers: 8" (20cm) x 2, Dimensions: 56 15/16" x 32 7/8" x 19 15/16" Net weight: 130 lbs (59.2kg) Year: c1996 - current HP-530 Key: 88 keys, Hammer Action Key cover: Touch sense: 3 (light, medium, heavy) Polyphony: 64 notes, Advanced SA Sounds: 9 voices (piano 1, piano 2, electric piano 1, electric piano 2, honky-tonk, harpsichord, strings, vibraphone, pipe organ) Pedal: 3 (soft, sostenuto, sustain--half-pedaling) Dig. Effects: chorus (7 levels) Dig. Reverb: reverb (7 settings) Brilliance: Transpose: yes -6 to +5 half steps Sequencer: 2 tracks, approx. 5000 notes MIDI: yes Mode set: standard, stretched, equal, pythagorean, just (major & minor), mean tone, werckmeister, kirnberger, baroque Others: MIDI, phone jacks, line out, MIDI (IN, OUT), pedal, computer interface, volume, microphone jack Misc: adjustments (+/-50 cents), metronome, LED display (7-segment, 3-digit) Exterior: Simulated Brazilian Rosewood Output: 30W x 2 Speakers: 8" (20cm) x 2, 2" (5cm) x 2 Dimensions: 56 5/8" x 35 1/16" x 19 15/1620 11/16" Net weight: 140 lbs (63.6kg) Year: c1996 - current HP-3800 Key: 88 keys, Hammer Action Key cover: sliding simulated wood Touch sense: 3 (light, standard, heavy) Polyphony: 28 note, Advanced SA Sounds: 8 (piano 1, piano 2, harpsichord, vibraphone, electric piano, pipe organ, strings, honky-tonk piano) Pedal: 3 (soft-multi level, sostenuto, sustain-multi level) Dig. Effects: chorus (7 types) Dig. Reverb: 7 levels Brilliance: yes Transpose: yes Sequencer: 2-track, 2500 notes MIDI: yes, extensive Mode set: piano tune Others: volume, MIDI, line out, line in, pedal, MIDI (IN, OUT, THRU), headphone, 9V DC power output jack Misc: metronome, adjustments (fine tune), preset temperaments (equal, Phthagorean, Just, mean-tone, werckmeister, Kimberger) Exterior: simulated Walnut finish Output: 40W x 2 Speakers: 8" (20 cm) x 2, 2" (5 cm) x 4 Dimensions: 57-1/2" x 33-7/8" x 21-13/16" Net weight: 175 lbs. (79.5 kg) Year: c1993 - current HP-2800G* Key: 88 keys, Hammer Action Key cover: yes, sliding simulated wood grain Touch sense: 3 (light, medium, heavy) Polyphony: 28 notes, Advanced SA Sounds: 5 major groups (piano, electric piano, harpsichord, strings, vibraphone), total of 85 tones; percussions; lots of MIDI sounds Pedal: 3 (soft, sostenuto, sustain) Dig. Effects: chorus (10 levels) Dig. Reverb: reverb (10 settings) Brilliance: mellow to bright (sliding scale) Transpose: yes -6 to +5 half steps Sequencer: 5-track (one for rhythm); 1-song 21,000 notes; floppy drive (HD) MIDI: yes Mode set: muting, floppy playback Others: MIDI, phone jacks, line out, MIDI (IN, OUT), pedal, computer interface, volume Misc: adjustments (fine tuning - 415.4Hz to 466.1 Hz), metronome Exterior: Rosewood Grain Output: 30W x 2 Speakers: 8" (20cm) x 2 Dimensions: 56.8" x 33" x 19 2/3" Net weight: 136.4 lbs (62.0kg) Year: c1993 - current -*-*-*-*- TECHNICS DIGITAL PIANOS Technics One Panasonic Way Secaucus, NJ 07094 (201) 392-6140 fax (201) 348-7954 All Technics piano sounds are sampled off of Steinway pianos. The PX series is basically devoted to the "piano" aspect of the instrument. The exteriors are simulated wood-grain finish (unless noted), with a choice of black or mahogany color and gold pedals. They also have the PR series, which belongs in the "digital ensemble" group. SM is their add-on module of some sort. I'm not sure what the PC series stands for, but probably suggests their low-end line. sx-PC100 Key: 76 note, weighted/velocity sensitive key action Key cover: none Touch sense: one setting Polyphony: 32 note max, Digital PCM Sounds: 5 (grand piano, upright piano, electric piano 1 electric piano 2, harpsichord, pipe organ); Pedal: none Dig. Effects: Digital Celeste Dig. Reverb: 3 (room, hall, stage) Brilliance: none Transpose: yes G - C - F# Sequencer: 1 track, 4000 notes MIDI: yes Mode set: Piano Tuning Others: phone jack x 2, Line in, line out, MIDI (IN, OUT, THRU) Misc: adjustments (manual tuning) Exterior: black plastic Output: 15W x 2 Speakers: 4 23/32" (12cm) x 2 Dimensions: 48 7/32" x 36 7/32" x 16 21/32" Net weight: 50.7 lbs (23 kg) Year: c1993 - current sx-PC200 Key: 88 keys, Dynamic Action Key cover: none Touch sense: 3 (light, normal, heavy) Polyphony: 32 note max, Dynamic Acoustics Sounds: 5 (grand piano, rock piano, electric piano 1 electric piano 2, harpsichord, pipe organ); Pedal: 3 (soft, sostenuto, sustain) Dig. Effects: Digital Celeste Dig. Reverb: 3 (room, hall, stage) Brilliance: one setting Transpose: yes G - C - F# Sequencer: none MIDI: yes Mode set: Piano Tuning Others: phone jack x 2, Line in, line out, MIDI (IN, OUT, THRU), pedal in Misc: adjustments (manual tuning) Exterior: black simulated wood Output: 25W x 2 Speakers: 5 1/2" (14cm) x 2 Dimensions: 54 1/16" x 38 5/16" x 17 27/32" Net weight: 97.7 lbs (44 kg) Year: c1993 - current sx-PR100* Key: 76 note, weighted/velocity sensitive key action Key cover: folds back to create music stand Touch sense: one setting Polyphony: 12 notes (always holds notes such as the bass note so that the limited polyphony is less noticeable) PCM Sounds: 5 piano voices (grand piano, upright piano, E. Piano 1 & 2 (Rhodes & DX), Harpsichord); 12 other 'orchestral' voices, with several more for the left hand only, such as acoustic bass. Pedal: 2 (Sustain and Soft) Dig. Effects: chorus (on/off) Dig. Reverb: none Brilliance: one setting Transpose: +/- half an octave Sequencer: Four tracks; 2 x 1100 notes, 1 x 550 notes, bass (monophonic) x 380 notes. MIDI: yes Mode set: Piano Tuning, Sostenuto Others: phone jack (on front), Line in, line out, MIDI (IN, OUT, THRU) Misc: rhythm/accomp section (72 styles), adjustments (manual tuning), 3-digit LED display Output: Unknown (25W x 2?) Speakers: guestimate (12cm x 2, tweeter x 2, bass reflex system in stand) Dimensions: Net weight: Year: c1989 - ? sx-PR170* Key: 88 keys, Dynamic Action Key cover: none Touch sense: 5 (light2, light1, normal, heavy1, heavy2) Polyphony: 32 max Sounds: 30 total: 5 piano (grand, upright, rock, E piano 1 & 2), harpsichord, 3 guitar, vibraphone, glocken, 4 brass, sax, clarinet, flute, oboe, 2 organ, 6 bass Pedal: 2 (one programmable-as one of sostentuo, soft, intro&ending, cound&fill in, start/stop, glide, panel memory increment; one sustain) Dig. Effects: yes, effect varies depending on the selected sound Dig. Reverb: 3 (room, stage, hall) Brilliance: one setting Transpose: +/- half an octave Sequencer: 8 tracks, 7400 notes total MIDI: yes Mode set: piano tuning, sostenuto, minimum range Others: 2 headphone jacks, line out, aux in, midi in out thru Misc: rhythm (60 styles), auto accomp (3 modes, 150 styles) metronome, panel memory (3 settings), keyboard percussion, 16x2 LCD display Exterior: Simulated wood grain Output: 20W x 2 Speakers: 16cm x 2, 6.5cm x 2, 2 monitor speakers Dimensions: 137.2 x 97.2 x 55.0 cm Net weight: 56 kg Year: ?? current model sx-PR270* Key: 88 keys, Dynamic Action Key cover: sliding plastic Touch sense: 5 (light2, light1, normal, heavy1, heavy2) Polyphony: 32 max Sounds: 40 total, 6 piano (grand, upright, rock 1 & 2, E piano 1 & 2), harpsichord, 5 guitar, vibraphone, glocken, banjo, harp,6 brass, 2 sax, clarinet, accordian, flute, oboe, 2 organ, 2 strings, 2 synth, 6 bass Pedal: 3 (sustain, sostenuto, soft) Dig. Effects: yes, effect varies depending on the selected sound Dig. Reverb: 3 (room, stage, hall) Brilliance: one setting Transpose: +/- half an octave Sequencer: 8 tracks, 7400 notes total MIDI: yes Mode set: piano tuning, sostenuto, minimum range Others: 2 headphone jacks, line out, aux in, midi (in out thru) Misc: rhythm (60 styles), auto accomp (3 modes, 150 styles) metronome, panel memory (6 settings), keyboard percussion, 16x2 LCD display, floppy disk drive Exterior: Simulated wood grain Output: 50W x 2 Speakers: 16cm x 2, 6.5cm x 2, 2 monitor speakers Dimensions: 143.3 x 101.7 x 59.3 cm Net weight: 73 kg Year: current sx-PR370* Key: 88 keys, Dynamic Action Key cover: sliding plastic Touch sense: 5 (light2, light1, normal, heavy1, heavy2) Polyphony: 32 max Sounds: 58 total, 7 piano (grand, upright, rock 1, 4 electric) harpsichord, cembalo, 7 guitar, vibraphone, glocken, marimba, banjo, harp, steel drum, 9 brass, 3 sax, clarinet, accordian, 2 flute, oboe, 3 organ, 3 strings, 2 synth, vocal, 9 bass Pedal: 3 (sustain, sostenuto, soft) Dig. Effects: yes, effect varies depending on the selected sound Dig. Reverb: 3 (room, stage, hall) Brilliance: one setting Transpose: +/- half an octave Sequencer: 8 tracks, 7400 notes total MIDI: yes Mode set: piano tuning, sostenuto, minimum range Others: 2 headphone jacks, line out, aux in, midi (in out thru), mic Misc: rhythm (60 styles), auto accomp (3 modes, 150 styles) metronome, panel memory (6 settings), keyboard percussion, 16x2 LCD display, floppy disk drive Exterior: Simulated wood grain Output: 50W x 2 Speakers: 16cm x 2, 6.5cm x 2, 2 monitor speakers Dimensions: 143.3 x 103.8 x 59.3 cm Net weight: 84 kg Year: current sx-PR303* Key: 88 keys Key cover: Sliding plastic, simulated woodgrain Touch sense: yes Polyphony: 32 notes Sounds: 165 voices, + rhythm section Pedal: 2 (soft, sustain) Dig. Effects: yes Dig. Reverb: 3 (room, stage, hall - adjustable) Brilliance: yes Transpose: yes G-C-F# Sequencer: yes, 16 tracks MIDI: yes Mode set: piano tuning, pitch adjustment Others: 2 headphone jacks, MIDI ports Misc: LED, LCD displays, floppy drive Exterior: Walnut or ebony simulated woodgrain Output: 25w x 2 Speakers: 16cm x 2, 6.5cm x 2 Dimensions: 56 1/16" x 40" x 23 7/32 Net weight: 116.8 lbs Year: 1995 - current sx-PR305* Key: 88 keys Key cover: Sliding plastic, simulated woodgrain Touch sense: yes Polyphony: 32 notes Sounds: 180 voices, + rhythm section Pedal: 3 (soft, sostenuto, sustain) Dig. Effects: yes Dig. Reverb: 3 (room, stage, hall - adjustable) Brilliance: yes Transpose: yes G-C-F# Sequencer: yes, 16 tracks MIDI: Full MIDI capabilities Mode set: piano tuning, pitch adjustment Others: 2 headphone jacks, MIDI Misc: LED, LCD displays, floppy drive Exterior: Walnut or ebony simulated woodgrain Output: 60w x 2 Speakers: 16cm x 2, 6.5cm x 2, monitor speakers x 2 Dimensions: 55" x 40 7/8" x 22 17/32" Net weight: 249.9 lbs year: 1995 - current sx-PX307* Key: 88 keys Key cover: Sliding plastic, simulated woodgrain Touch sense: yes Polyphony: 32 notes Sounds: 200 voices + rhythm section Pedal: 3 (soft, sostenuto, sustain) Dig. Effects: yes Dig. Reverb: 3 (room, stage, hall - adjustable) Brilliance: yes Transpose: yes G-C-F# Sequencer: yes, 16 tracks MIDI: full MIDI capabilities Mode set: piano tuning, pitch adjustment Others: 2 headphone jacks, MIDI Misc: LED, LCD displays, floppy drive Exterior: Walnut or ebony simulated woodgrain Output: 50w x 2 Speakers: 16cm x 2, 6.5cm x 2, monitor speakers x 2 Dimensions: 56 13/32" x 41 3/16" x 23 9/32" Net weight: 167.6 lbs year: 1995 - current sx-PX101 Key: 88 keys, Dynamic Action Key cover: simulated wood-grain sliding cover Polyphony: 32 notes, Dynamic Acoustics Touch Sense: 3 (light, normal, heavy) Sounds: 6 voices (grand piano, upright piano, electric piano 1, electric piano 2, harpsichord, pipe organ) Pedal: 2 (soft/sostenuto, sustain) Dig. Effects: Digital Celeste Dig. Reverb: 3 (room, hall, stage) Brilliance: one setting Transpose: G - C - F# Sequencer: none MIDI: multi timbre, local control, omni on, program change, transpose Mode set: piano tuning, minimum range, sostenuto Others: power switch, main volume, MIDI terminals (IN, OUT, THRU), pedal in, aux in (R/R+L, L), line out (R/R+L, L), 2 phone jacks, AC in, initial key Misc: none Output: 25W x 2 Speakers: 5 1/2" (14cm) x 2 Dimensions: 54 1/16" x 38 5/16" x 17 27/32" Net weight: 97.0 lbs. (44 kg) Year: c1993 - current (being replaced by PX201?) sx-PX201 Key: 88 keys, Dynamic Action Key cover: simulated wood-grain sliding cover Polyphony: 32 note (max.), Dynamic Acoustics Touch sense: 3 (light, normal, heavy) Sounds: 6 voices (grand piano, upright piano, electric piano 1, electric piano 2, harpsichord, pipe organ) Pedal: 2 (soft/sostenuto, sustain) Dig. Effects: Digital Celeste Dig. Reverb: 3 (room, hall, stage) Brilliance: one setting Transpose: yes, G - C - F# Sequencer: none MIDI: multi timbre, local control, omni on, program change, transpose Mode set: piano tuning, minimum range, sostenuto Others: power switch, main volume, MIDI terminals (IN, OUT, THRU), pedal in, aux in (R/R+L, L), line out (R/R+L, L), 2 phone jacks, AC in, initial key Misc: none Output: 20W x 2 Speakers: 5 1/2" (14cm) x 2 Dimensions: 54 1/16" x 38 5/16" x 17 27/32" Net weight: 98.0 lbs. (44 kg) Year: 1995 - current sx-PX111 Key: 88 keys, Dynamic Action Key cover: smoked grey acrylic sliding cover Polyphony: 32 note (max.), Dynamic Acoustics Touch sense: 3 (light, normal, heavy) Sounds: 6 voices (grand piano, upright piano, electric piano 1, electric piano 2, harpsichord, pipe organ) Pedal: 2 (soft/sostenuto, sustain) Dig. Effects: Digital Celeste Dig. Reverb: 3 (room, hall, stage) Brilliance: one setting Transpose: yes, G - C - F# Sequencer: 2 track, 4000 notes MIDI: multi timbre, local control, omni on, program change, transpose Mode set: piano tuning, minimum range, sostenuto Others: power switch, main volume, MIDI terminals (IN, OUT, THRU), pedal in, aux in (R/R+L, L), line out (R/R+L, L), 2 phone jacks, AC in, initial key Misc: none Exterior: black, smooth simulated wood Output: 25W x 2 Speakers: 5 1/2" (14cm) x 2 Dimensions: 56 1/16" x 40" x 23 7/32" Net weight: 110.2 lbs. (50 kg) Year: c1993 - 1995 (being replaced by PX203) sx-PX203 Key: 88 keys, Dynamic Action Key cover: simulated wood-grain sliding cover Touch sense: 3 (light, normal, heavy) Polyphony: 32 note (max.), Dynamic Acoustics Sounds: 6 voices (grand piano, upright piano, electric piano 1, electric piano 2, harpsichord, pipe organ) Pedal: 2 (soft/sostenuto, sustain) Dig. Effects: Digital Celeste Dig. Reverb: 3 (room, hall, stage) Brilliance: one setting Transpose: yes, G - C - F# Sequencer: 2-track, approx 4000 notes, real-time recording MIDI: multi timbre, local control, omni on, program change, transpose Mode set: piano tuning, minimum range, sostenuto Others: power switch, main volume, MIDI terminals (IN, OUT, THRU), pedal in, aux in (R/R+L, L), line out (R/R+L, L), 2 phone jacks, AC in, initial key Misc: none Output: 25W x 2 Speakers: 5 1/2" (14cm) x 2 Dimensions: 54 1/16" x 39 1/2" x 19 9/32" Net weight: 108.7 lbs. (49.3kg) Year: 1995 - current sx-PX204 Key: 88 keys, Dynamic Action Key cover: simulated wood-grain sliding cover Touch sense: 3 (light, normal, heavy) Polyphony: 32 note (max.), Dynamic Acoustics Sounds: 8 voices (grand piano, upright piano, rock piano, electric piano 1, electric piano 2, harpsichord, vibes, pipe organ) Pedal: 3 (soft, sostenuto, sustain) Dig. Effects: Digital Celeste Dig. Reverb: 4 (room, hall, stage, concert) Brilliance: yes Transpose: yes, G - C - F# Sequencer: 2-track, approx 4000 notes, real-time recording MIDI: multi timbre, local control, omni on, program change, transpose Mode set: piano tuning, minimum range Others: power switch, main volume, MIDI terminals (IN, OUT, THRU), pedal in, aux in (R/R+L, L), line out (R/R+L, L), 2 phone jacks, AC in, initial key Misc: LCD display, metronome Output: 40W x 2 Speakers: 5 1/2" (14cm) x 2, 2 9/16" (6.5cm) x 2 Dimensions: 54 9/32" x 40 1/4" x 19 9/32" Net weight: 136.7 lbs. (62kg) Year: 1995 - current sx-PX103 Key: 88 keys, Dynamic Action Key cover: simulated wood-grain sliding cover Touch sense: 3 (light, normal, heavy) Polyphony: 32-note, Dynamic Acoustics Sounds: 8 voices (grand piano, upright piano, rock piano, electric piano 1, electric piano 2, vibraphone, harpsichord, pipe organ) Pedal: 3 (soft, sostenuto, sustain), sF Dig. Effects: Digital Celeste Dig. Reverb: 4 (room, hall, concert, stage) Brilliance: 5-level Transpose: yes, G - C - F# Sequencer: 2 track, approx 4000 notes, real-time recording MIDI: multi timbre, local control, omni on, program change, pedal effect, transpose Mode set: piano tuning, minimum range Others: power switch, main volume, MIDI terminals (IN, OUT, THRU), pedal in, aux in (R/R+L, L), line out (R/R+L, L), 2 phone jacks, AC in, initial key Misc: Adjustments (reverb depth, string resonance), Metronome, 3-digit LED display, foldable music stand Output: 40W x 2 Speakers: 5 1/2" (14cm) x 2, 2 9/16" (6.5 cm) x 2 Dimensions: 54 1/16" x 39 1/2" x 18 29/32" Net weight: 133.8 lbs (60.7 kg) Year: c1993 - 1995 (replaced by PX205) sx-PX205 Key: 88 keys, Dynamic Action Key cover: simulated wood-grain sliding cover Touch sense: 3 (light, normal, heavy) Polyphony: 32-note max, Dynamic Acoustics Sounds: 8 voices (grand piano, rock piano, strings, electric piano 1, electric piano 2, vibraphone, harpsichord, pipe organ) Pedal: 3 (soft, sostenuto, sustain), sF Dig. Effects: Digital Celeste Dig. Reverb: 4 (room, hall, concert, stage) Brilliance: 5-level Transpose: yes, G - C - F# Sequencer: 2 tracks, approx 4000 notes, real-time recording, one-bar precount MIDI: multi timbre, local control, omni on, program change, pedal effect, transpose Mode set: piano tuning, minimum range Others: power switch, main volume, MIDI terminals (IN, OUT, THRU), pedal in, aux in (R/R+L, L), line out (R/R+L, L), 2 phone jacks, AC in, initial key Misc: Adjustments (reverb depth, string resonance), Metronome, 3-digit LED display, foldable music stand Exterior: Simulated dark cherry, black Output: 40W x 2 Speakers: 5 1/2" (14cm) x 2, 2 9/16" (6.5 cm) x 2 Dimensions: 54 3/8" x 41 13/16" x 19 31/32" Net weight: 132.3 lbs (60 kg) Year: 1995 - current sx-PX106 Key: 88 keys, Dynamic Action Key cover: simulated wood-grain sliding cover Touch sense: 3 (light, normal, heavy) Polyphony: 64-note, Dynamic Acoustics Sounds: 8 voices (grand piano, upright piano, rock piano, electric piano 1, electric piano 2, strings, vocal, vibraphone, harpsichord, pipe organ) Pedal: 3 (soft, sostenuto, sustain), sF Dig. Effects: Digital Celeste Dig. Reverb: 4 (room, hall, concert, stage) Brilliance: 5-level Transpose: yes, G - C - F# Sequencer: 2 track, approx 4000 notes, real-time recording MIDI: multi timbre, local control, omni on, program change, pedal effect, transpose Mode set: piano tuning, minimum range, reverb depth, string resonance Others: power switch, main volume, MIDI terminals (IN, OUT, THRU), pedal in, aux in (R/R+L, L), line out (R/R+L, L), 2 phone jacks, AC in, initial key Misc: Adjustments (reverb depth, string resonance), Metronome, 3-digit LED display, foldable music stand Output: 40W x 2 Speakers: 5 1/2" (14cm) x 2, 2 9/16" (6.5 cm) x 2 Dimensions: 54 9/32" x 40 9/32" x 18 31/32" Net weight: 134.5 lbs (61 kg) Year: c1993 - current sx-PX107 Key: 88 keys, Dynamic Action, Dynamic Let-Off Key cover: simulated wood-grain sliding cover Touch sense: 3 (light, normal, heavy) Polyphony: 64-note, Dynamic Acoustics Sounds: 10 voices (grand piano, upright piano, rock piano, electric piano 1, electric piano 2, strings, electric grand piano, vibraphone, harpsichord, pipe organ) Pedal: 3 (soft, sostenuto, sustain-8 levels), sF Dig. Effects: Digital Celeste Dig. Reverb: 4 (room, hall, concert, stage) Brilliance: 5-level Transpose: yes, G - C - F# Sequencer: 2 track, approx 4000 notes, real-time recording MIDI: multi timbre, local control, omni on, program change, pedal effect, transpose Others: power switch, main volume, MIDI terminals (IN, OUT, THRU), pedal in, aux in (R/R+L, L), line out (R/R+L, L), 2 phone jacks, AC in, initial key Misc: Adjustments (reverb depth, string resonance), Metronome, 3-digit LED display, foldable music stand Output: 60W x 2 Speakers: 5 1/2" (14cm) x 2, 2 9/16" (6.5 cm) x 2 Dimensions: 54 19/32" x 40 5/16" x 20 1/32" Net weight: 154.3 lbs (70.0 kg) Year: c1993 - 1995 (replaced by PX207) sx-PX207 Key: 88 keys, Dynamic Action, Dynamic Let-Off Key cover: simulated wood-grain sliding cover Touch sense: 3 (light, normal, heavy) Polyphony: 64-note max, Dynamic Acoustics Sounds: 10 voices (grand piano, upright piano, rock piano, electric piano 1, electric piano 2, strings, vocal, vibraphone, harpsichord, pipe organ) Pedal: 3 (soft, sostenuto, sustain-8 levels), sF Dig. Effects: Digital Celeste Dig. Reverb: 4 (room, hall, concert, stage) Brilliance: 5-level Transpose: yes, G - C - F# Sequencer: 2 track, approx 4000 notes, real-time recording, one-bar precount MIDI: multi timbre, local control, omni on, program change, pedal effect, transpose Others: power switch, main volume, MIDI terminals (IN, OUT, THRU), pedal in, aux in (R/R+L, L), line out (R/R+L, L), 2 phone jacks, AC in, initial key Misc: Adjustments (reverb depth, string resonance), Metronome, 3-digit LED display, foldable music stand Exterior: Simulated dark cherry, black Output: 60W x 2 Speakers: 5 1/2" (14cm) x 2, 4 23/32" (12cm) x 2, 2 9/16" (6.5cm) x 2 Dimensions: 54 19/32" x 43" x 20 1/32" Net weight: 145.5 lbs (66 kg) Year: c1995 - current SM-AC1200* (MIDI orchestra module) Key: n/a Key cover: n/a Touch sense: n/a Polyphony: 32 max Sounds: 200 Pedal: n/a Dig. Effects: yes Dig. Reverb: yes Brilliance: n/a Transpose: n/a Sequencer: 16 tracks, 19,000 notes MIDI: Full MIDI capabilities Mode set: initial, foot sw & foot controller setting, GM mode set, etc etc. Others: MIDI, DC-10V, AC adaptor, headphones, exp pedal, foot controllers, foot sw, floppy drive Misc: LCD screen (40 char x 2 lines) Exterior: Output: n/a Speakers: n/a Dimensions: 14 1/2" x 2 3/4" x 9 27/32" Net weight: 2.1 lbs (1kg) Year: c1995 SM-ZS1 (acoustic piano silencer, Japan model) limited installable acoustic upright models. contact Technics for more details. Key: n/a Key cover: n/a Touch sense: n/a Polyphony: 32 notes Sounds: 6 voices (grand piano, upright piano, harpsichord, Electric piano 1, electric piano 2, vibraphone) Pedal: n/a Dig. Effects: none Dig. Reverb: 3 (room, stage, hall) Brilliance: one setting Transpose: none Sequencer: none MIDI: yes (In, OUT) Mode set: tuning adjustment (A 427.3 - 453.0 Hz) Others: headphone jacks x2, sound out, volume, silencer on/off lever Misc: DC-10V adaptor, AC adaptor, headphones Exterior: n/a Output: n/a Speakers: n/a Dimensions: n/a Net weight: n/a Year: 1995 - current -*-*-*-*- WERSI Wersi Electronics, Inc., USA 1720 Hempstead Road, P. O. Box 10096, Lancaster, PA 17605-0096 (717) 299-4327 Wersi GmbH, Germany Industriegebiet W-5401 Halsenbach 0 67 47 / 1 23-1 96 Wersi Electronics, UK Ltd. 2+3, Royal Oak Centre, Brighton Road, Purley Surrey CR2 2BG (081) 763-1142 Please note that all of the phone numbers above are "local" phone numbers (meaning, if you are dialing internationally, you'll have to figure out the country code, city code, etc.) Wersi digital pianos are hard to find. The best bet seems to contact Wersi directly. They also come out with free ROM upgrades as they come out, to Wersi digital piano owners. Something one may want to think about. CT2 Key: 88 keys, hammer action. Minimal force factory preset. Key cover: sliding wood veneer finished panel Touch sense: 5 (very heavy to very light) + 3 special ones (2 linear response, 1 peak response) Polyphony: 64 notes, D-ART full tone sampling system Sounds: Grand Piano, Honky Tonk, 2 Stage Pianos, 3 Elec. Pianos, Cembalo, Clavinet Pedal: 3 (Una Corda, Sostenuto, Sustain), with half pedalling on the Una Corda (3 steps) and Sustain (8 levels). Dig. Effects: chorus Dig. Reverb: 7 settings (3 rooms, echo, long reverb, med. reverb, and short reverb) at 4 intensities (and off). Brilliance: 12 different types, also alters the tone. concert grand (c.g), bright (bg.) c.g., brilliant (bi) c.g., dominant (dom.) c.g., voluminous (v.) bg. c.g., v. bi. c.g., v. dom. c.g., soft bar piano, special Clavinet, br. pop piano, bi. pop piano, dom. pop piano. Transpose: Yes. Range unknown. Sequencer: Yes. 1-track, 2500(?) notes MIDI: Yes. Mode set: 4 tunings (well-tempered, grand piano, Bach, Kimberger). Others: Pitch, Line in (L/R), Line out (L/R), two headphone jacks. MIDI (in, out, thru). Misc: Exterior: Wood veneer finishes of walnut, black, rosewood, and white on top of corewood. Output: 100W X 2 Speakers: 8" x 2, 4" x 2, and 3" x 4 Dimensions: 33" X 53" X 21" Net weight: 175lb. Year: late 1994 - current Latest ROM version August 1995. CG2 Key: 88 keys, hammer action. Minimal force factory preset. Key cover: sliding wood veneer finished panel Touch sense: 5 (very heavy to very light) + 3 special ones (2 linear response, 1 peak response) Polyphony: 64 notes, D-ART full tone sampling system Sounds: Grand Piano, Honky Tonk, 2 Stage Pianos, 3 Elec. Pianos, Cembalo, Clavinet Pedal: 3 (Una Corda, Sostenuto, Sustain), with half pedalling on the Una Corda (3 steps) and Sustain (8 levels). Dig. Effects: chorus Dig. Reverb: 7 settings (3 rooms, echo, long reverb, med. reverb, and short reverb) at 4 intensities (and off). Brilliance: 12 different types, also alters the tone. concert grand (c.g), bright (bg.) c.g., brilliant (bi) c.g., dominant (dom.) c.g., voluminous (v.) bg. c.g., v. bi. c.g., v. dom. c.g., soft bar piano, special Clavinet, br. pop piano, bi. pop piano, dom. pop piano. Transpose: Yes. Range unknown. Sequencer: Yes. 1-track, 2500(?) notes MIDI: Yes. Mode set: 4 tunings (well-tempered, grand piano, Bach, Kimberger). Others: Pitch, Line in (L/R), Line out (L/R), two headphone jacks. MIDI (in, out, thru). Misc: Exterior: Wood veneer finishes of walnut, black, rosewood, and white on top of corewood. Output: 100W X 2 Speakers: 8" x 2, 4" x 2, and 3" x 4 Dimensions: 33" X 60" X 31" Net weight: 255lb. Year: late 1994 - current Latest ROM version August 1995. -*-*-*-*- YAMAHA CLAVINOVA Yamaha Corporation of America 6600 Orangethorpe Avenue Buena Park, CA 90620 (800) 854-1569 (714) 522-9011 fax (714) 522-9301 all Yamaha Clavinova piano sounds are sampled off of Yamaha Concert grand pianos. The exterior is simulated dark rosewood grain finish with gold pedals. The "CLP" series emphasizes the acoustic piano capabilities. The "CVP" series adds symphonic orchestration capabilities (digital ensemble). Yamaha also has " Yamaha Silent Series" which is an acoustic piano (both upright and grand) with sound-silencing mechanism and digital piano sound (through headphones only) capabilities added. CLP-250 Key: 76 Key cover: Plastic Touch sense: Only one setting Polyphony: 8 notes, Yamaha AWM (advanced wave memory) Sounds: 3 (Piano, Electric Piano, Harpsichord) Pedal: 2 pedals (damper-2 modes normal/extra sustain, soft/sostenuto) Dig. Effects: none Dig. Reverb: none Brilliance: one setting Transpose: +/- 6 semitones Sequencer: none MIDI: Yes Mode set: sostenuto Others: headphone jack, midi in/out, external amp jack Misc: Exterior: ? black paint? Output: 20W x 1 Speakers: 2 x 16cm (6 2/7 inches) Dimensions: 1253 x 467 x 804 mm Net weight: 38kg (83.8 lbs) Year: c1988 CLP-152S Key: 76 keys (Eb - G6), Action Effect Key cover: none Touch sense: one setting Polyphony: 28 note (max.), High-Resolution Advanced Wave Memory Sounds: 5 (piano, Clavinova Tone, electric piano, organ) Pedal: 2 (soft/sostenuto, sustain) Dig. Effects: none Dig. Reverb: none Brilliance: one setting Transpose: yes Sequencer: 1-track, 1300 note MIDI: yes Mode set: Others: volume, MIDI/transpose, pitch, power switch, 2 phone jacks, line out (L/L+R, R), line in (L, R), MIDI (IN, OUT) Misc: Metronome Output: 20W x 2 Speakers: 6 3/10" (16cm) x 2 Dimensions: 47 3/5" x 32 3/5" x 18 1/2" Net weight: 108 lbs. (49.0 kg) Year: c1994 - current CLP-153S Key: 88 keys, Action Effect Key cover: none Touch sense: one setting Polyphony: 28 note (max.), High-Resolution Advanced Wave Memory Sounds: 5 (piano, Clavinova Tone, electric piano, organ) Pedal: 2 (soft/sostenuto, sustain) Dig. Effects: none Dig. Reverb: none Brilliance: one setting Transpose: yes Sequencer: 1-track, 1300 note MIDI: yes Mode set: Others: volume, MIDI/transpose, pitch, power switch, 2 phone jacks, line out (L/L+R, R), line in (L, R), MIDI (IN, OUT) Misc: Metronome Output: 20W x 2 Speakers: 6 3/10" (16cm) x 2 Dimensions: 54 1/10" x 32 3/5" x 18 1/2" Net weight: 119 lbs. (54.0 kg) Year: c1994 - current CLP-154S Key: 88 keys, Action Effect Key cover: none Touch sense: 3 (hard, medium, soft) Polyphony: 32 note (max.), High-Resolution Advanced Wave Memory Sounds: 6 (piano1, piano 2, Clavinova Tone, electric piano, organ) Pedal: 3 (soft, sostenuto, sustain) Dig. Effects: none Dig. Reverb: 4 (room, hall 1, hall 2, cosmic) Brilliance: 3 levels Transpose: yes Sequencer: 2-track, 4600 note MIDI: yes Mode set: Others: volume, MIDI/transpose, pitch, power switch, 2 phone jacks, line out (L/L+R, R), line in (L, R), MIDI (IN, OUT, THRU) Misc: Metronome, adjustments (reverb depth) Output: 20W x 2 Speakers: 6 3/10" (16cm) x 2 Exterior: Dark rosewood grain Dimensions: 55 7/10" x 35" x 20" Net weight: 136 lbs. 11 oz (62.0 kg) Year: c1994 - current CLP-123 Key: 88 keys, Action Effect Key cover: sliding translucent grey acrylic Touch sense: 3 (hard, medium, soft) Polyphony: 32 note (max), High-Resolution Advanced Wave Memory Sounds: 8 (piano1, piano 2, Clavinova Tone, harpsichord, vibes, strings, electric piano, organ) Pedal: 3 (soft, sostenuto, sustain-2 levels), sF Dig. Effects: none Dig. Reverb: 4 (room, hall 1, hall 2, cosmic) Brilliance: 3 levels Transpose: yes Sequencer: 2-track, 4600 note MIDI: yes Mode set: Others: volume, MIDI/transpose, pitch, power switch, 2 phone jacks, line out (L/L+R, R), line in (L, R), MIDI (IN, OUT, THRU) Misc: Metronome, adjustments (reverb depth) Output: 30W x 2 Speakers: 5 1/10" (13 cm) x 2, 1 9/10" (5 cm) x 2 Dimensions: 56 3/4" x 32 3/4" x 18 1/2" Net weight: 136 lbs. 11 oz (62.0 kg) Year: c1993 - current (precursor model of CLP-155) CLP-155 Key: 88 keys, Action Effect Key cover: sliding dark rosewood grain Touch sense: 3 (hard, medium, soft) Polyphony: 32 note (max.), High-Resolution Advanced Wave Memory Sounds: 8 (piano1, piano 2, Clavinova Tone, harpsichord, vibes, strings, electric piano, organ) Pedal: 3 (soft, sostenuto, sustain-8 levels), sF Dig. Effects: none Dig. Reverb: 4 (room, hall 1, hall 2, cosmic) Brilliance: 3 levels Transpose: yes Sequencer: 2-track, 4600 note MIDI: yes Mode set: Others: volume, MIDI/transpose, pitch, power switch, 2 phone jacks, line out (L/L+R, R), line in (L, R), MIDI (IN, OUT, THRU) Misc: Metronome, adjustments (reverb depth) Output: 30W x 2 Speakers: 5 1/10" (13 cm) x 2, 1 9/10" (5 cm) x 2 Dimensions: 55 7/10" x 35" x 20" Net weight: 136 lbs. 11 oz (62.0 kg) Year: c1994 - current CLP-157 Key: 88 keys, Action Effect Key cover: sliding dark rosewood grain Touch sense: 3 (hard, medium, soft) Polyphony: 32 note, High-Resolution Advanced Wave Memory Sounds: 10 (piano1, piano 2, piano 3. Clavinova Tone, harpsichord, vibes, strings, electric piano 1, electric piano 2, organ) Pedal: 3 (soft-8 levels, sostenuto, sustain-8 levels), sF Dig. Effects: detune, chorus, tremolo Dig. Reverb: 4 (room, hall 1, hall 2, cosmic) Brilliance: 3 levels Transpose: yes Sequencer: 2-track, 4600 note MIDI: yes Mode set: Others: volume, MIDI/transpose, pitch, power switch, 2 phone jacks, line out (L/L+R, R), line in (L, R), MIDI (IN, OUT, THRU) Misc: Metronome, adjustments (reverb depth, micro tuning,) Output: 50W x 2 Speakers: 6 3/10" (16cm) x 2, 3 9/10" (10 cm) x 2, 1 9/10" (5 cm) x 2 Dimensions: 56 3/5" x 35 3/5" x 20 1/5" Net weight: 153 lbs. 3 oz (69.5 kg) Year: c1994 - current CVP-59S* Key: 88 keys, action effect Key cover: none Touch sense: 5 (hard 1 & 2, normal, soft 1 &2) Polyphony: 32-note max Sounds: 172 + persussion Pedal: 2 (damper, sostenuto/soft/assignable) Dig. Effects: 11 Dig. Reverb: 1 (hall 1 & 2, room 1-3, stage 1 & 2, plate, white room, tunnel, basement) Brilliance: one setting Transpose: Sequencer: 16-track MIDI: yes Mode set: 100 one-touch setting Others: headphone jacks, MIDI in/thru/out, aux in, aux out Misc: Floppy drive, 240x64 dot LCD display, disk orchestra 4-language help display, Exterior: dark rosewood woodgrain Output: 30w x 2 Speakers: 16 cm x 2, 5 cm x 2 Dimensions: 55 15/16" x 22 5/16" x 32 11/16" (139.6 x 56.6 x 83 cm) Net weight: 144.4 lbs (65.5 kg) Year: 1995 - current CVP-69* Key: 88 keys, action effect Key cover: sliding Touch sense: 5 (hard 1 & 2, normal, soft 1 &2) Polyphony: 32-note max Sounds: 172 + persussion Pedal: 3 (damper, sostenuto, soft/assignable) Dig. Effects: 11 Dig. Reverb: 1 (hall 1 & 2, room 1-3, stage 1 & 2, plate, white room, tunnel, basement) Brilliance: one setting Transpose: Sequencer: 16-track MIDI: yes Mode set: 300 one-touch setting Others: headphone jacks, MIDI in/thru/out, aux in, aux out Misc: Floppy drive, 240x64 dot LCD display with contrast adjust, 4-language help display, disk orchestra Exterior: dark rosewood woodgrain Output: 60w x 2 Speakers: (16 cm + 5 cm ) x 2, 5 cm x 2 Dimensions: 55 13/16" x 23 1/4" x 33 3/8" (141.7 x 59 x 84.8 cm) Net weight: 157.6 lbs (71.5 kg) Year: 1995 - current CVP-87A* Key: 88 keys Key cover: plastic, sliding Touch sense: yes Polyphony: 32-note Sounds: 60 voices Pedal: 3 (sustain, sostenuto, soft) Dig. Effects: Dig. Reverb: 4 (room, hall1, hall2, cosmic) Brilliance: one setting Transpose: 6 semitones Sequencer: 30 tracks MIDI: yes Mode set: Others: 2 phone jacks, disk orchestra Misc: LED for each key Exterior: dark brown Output: 40W x 2 Speakers: 5 1/8" x 2, 2" x 2 Dimensions: 55.75" x 39.5" Net weight: 142.6 lbs Year: 1994 - current CVP-79A* Key: 88 keys, Action Effect Key cover: sliding Touch sense: 5 (hard 1 & 2, normal, soft 1 &2) Polyphony: 64-max, 32-note stereo Sounds: 192 voices + persussion Pedal: 3 (damper, sostenuto, soft/assignable) Dig. Effects: 30 Dig. Reverb: 12 (hall 1 & 2, room 1-3, stage 1 & 2, plate, white room, tunnel, canyon, basement) Brilliance: one setting Transpose: Sequencer: 16-track MIDI: yes Mode set: 400 one-touch setting Others: 2-headphone jacks, aux in, zux out, MIDI in/out/thru, exp. pedal, volumes, control buttons and more Misc: Floppy drive, 240x64 dot LCD display with contrast adjust, 4-language help display, disk orchestra Exterior: dark rosewood woodgrain Output: 60w x 2 Speakers: (16 cm + 5 cm ) x 2, 5 cm x 2 Dimensions: 55 13/16" x 23 1/4" x 33 1/6" (141.7 x 59 x 84cm) Net weight: 149.9 lbs (68 kg) Year: 1995 - current CVP-89* Key: 88 keys, Action Effect Key cover: sliding translucent grey plastic and metal Touch sense: 3 (hard, medium, soft) Polyphony: 32 note (stereo) + 32 note, High-Resolution Advanced Wave Memory Sounds: 60 voices (full orchestra and voices), 44 (59 optional) percussions, 128 general MIDI voices Pedal: 3 (soft-8 levels, sostenuto, sustain); pedals also act as various other control for orchestra and rhythm controls Dig. Effects: chorus, "soundboard effect" (piano mode only) Dig. Reverb: 4 (room, hall 1, hall 2, cosmic) Brilliance: 3 (default, bright and soft) Transpose: yes +/- 6 semitones Sequencer: 10-track + rhythm track; memory enough for 2.2Kb notes; built-in floppy drive (DD) MIDI: yes, extensive Mode set: split keyboard, full keyboard, fingered, single finger, solo styleplay, setting memory to/from floppy Others: main volume, rhythm volume, chord 1 volume, vhord 2 volume, bass volume, MIDI/transpose, pitch, power switch, 2 phone jacks, line out (L/L+R, R), line in (L, R), MIDI (IN, OUT, THRU), microphone, external pedal output Misc: Metronome, adjustments (reverb depth, individual key tuning), floppy, 50 rhythm selector/controls, 2-line x 24-character LCD, LED indicators, tempo up/down, Exterior: Polished Dark Rosewood, Polished White Gloss Output: 50W x 1, 25W x 2 Speakers: 7" (18cm) x 2, 5 1/8" (13cm) x 2, 3 1/10" (8cm) x 2, 1" (2.5cm) x 2 Dimensions: 56 1/2" x 33 3/10" x 26 1/5" Net weight: 183 lbs. (83.0kg) Year: c1994 - current PF P-100+ Key: 88 keys, Weighted AE System Key cover: None Touch sense: Velocity, No Aftertouch Polyphony: 32 (Mono) or 16 (Stereo) Advanced Wave Memory sound generation Sounds: 10 voices (2 Pianos, 2 Electric Pianos, 2 Basses, Clavinova Tone, Vibes, Strings, Organ) Pedal: 3 (Sustain, Soft, Sostenuto -or- Volume/MIDI foot controller, Pitch, Modulation Wheels) Dig. Effects: Chorus, Symphonic, Tremelo, 3 Band EQ Dig. Reverb: Room, Stage, Hall Brilliance: one setting Transpose: +/- 24 Semitones (four octaves) Sequencer: None MIDI: In, Out, Through Mode set: Single, Dual, Split keyboard Others: Stereo Line In, Stereo Line Out, Headphone Jack Misc: Built-in aplification and speaker monitor system. Exterior: Plastic case on wood base. Output: 20W x 2 Speakers: 13cm x 2 Dimensions: 1385mm X 424mm X 157.5mm (54-1/4" X 16-3/4" X 6-1/4") Net weight: 34Kg (75lbs) Year: ?? [2.3] Technical specification template for submission to the FAQ Brand: Model Number: Key: Key cover: Touch sense: Polyphony: Sounds: Pedal: Dig. Effects: Dig. Reverb: Brilliance: Transpose: Sequencer: MIDI: Mode set: Others: Misc: Exterior: Output: Speakers: Dimensions: Net weight: Year: ___________________________________________________________ [3] Digital Piano Mail Order Companies Following is a list of mail order companies known to sell digital pianos. As a rule of thumb, please try not to tell them that they are listed here. This is to discourage any full-fledged advertisement campaigns from flooding the newsgroup. A simple, "I was referred by a friend" should suffice if they want to know where you found out about them. These companies are also listed in magazines that feature pianos. If you come across other dealers which sells digital pianos, or have any poisitive or negative experience with them, please let the FAQ maintainer know at the e-mail address at the end of this FAQ. Jim Laabs Music Stevens Point, WI tel: (800) 657-5125 last update: May 1995 sells: digital pianos and other keyboard instruments note: nice, courteous service Rich Music somewhere in Texas tel: (800) 795-8493 Sam Ash Music Stores 401 Old Country Road Carle Place, NY 11514 tel: (800) 4-SAM-ASH (516) 333-8700 fax: (516) 333-8767 last update: May 1995 sells: digital pianos, sheet music, rentals, repairs note: known to match prices of competitors, somewhat over- enthusiastic sales tactics ************************** end Digital Piano Hardware List This document is copyright (c) 1995, 1996, 1997 by Isako Hoshino. It may be freely distributed in its entirety provided that this copyright notice is not removed. It may not be sold for profit nor incorporated in commercial documents without the author's permission. This article is provided "as is" without express or implied warranties. While every effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this article, the maintainer assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions, or for damages resulting from the use of the information contained herein. Isako Hoshino rmmpfaq@yahoo.com ==========================================================
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