Yamaha NP30 Reviews
1) "Ideal for piano beginner with a reasonable investment even if
playing piano is only a hobby"
I've had my new keyboard for around a month and it is really helping me to
develop one of my habits in term of practicing piano everyday.
Well, honestly, being a new piano starter, I don't have a deep knowledge
about piano but then I'm willing to share some personal opinions about my
new one. As far as what i have experienced from my digital keyboard, in
general, I feel satisfied with my choice up to now. I will highly recommend
this piano for people who are at the very first step of getting to know
piano (really good for kids) and limited in budget such as students.
- The best part of this may be its price. I bought it for AUD400 - amazing
- Although it is digital, I'm quite surprised about its sound. It actually
overcomes of some organ sound and imitates closely the real piano sound.
- Its keys are piano-imitated keys in term of design and size.
- It is light weighted which I think quite ok for people to start.
- It does have touch sensitive keys which is very important to piano players
- It also have a little bit of the graded hammer action though it may not
explicitly be recognized.
- The metronome function is quite useful which you can change the tempo
- It is light, portable.
- 10 different voices are available plus 10 songs
- It fits perfectly in a small space.
- Its design looks quite simple but elegant and modern. It has 2 choices for
its colors but I think black will be much much better.
- Sadly, it doesn't have the record functionality.
- The piano itself can't produce the string resonance so that it is
essential to have the portable sustain pedal as the complement. Frankly, it
will help to make the sound much more similar to a real grand piano.
However, for starter like me, I think this may not a big problem to practice
with the keyboard without the pedal first.
- The queer thing about this keyboard is about its volume. If I keep it in
medium or above but not reaching the maximum, its sound is pretty ok (as I
described above). If it reaches the maximum, it now loses part of the warm,
realistic and sensitive kind of sound and becomes rather dry and lifeless
with a little cracking sound (maybe coming from the speaker - I don't
Overall, for AUD400, I'm absolutely satisfied with my new digital piano.
This one, in my opinion, is an ideal for piano beginner with a reasonable
investment even if playing piano is only a temporary hobby and you are not
so serious to become a professional player in the future.
Reviewed by: Linh Dang (31/08/2010)
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