“The tone of the Kurzweil MP120 is full bodied… it has good resonance and sounds natural. The MP120 emulates an acoustic piano both in touch and sound quiet well. I like this piano and recommend it to anyone learning to play”, Graham Howard
Second hand Kurzweil MP120 is available here. Call 020 8367 5107.
German 9′ Grand Piano Sample (amazing tone, realism and expression, far beyond what was thought possible in a digital piano)
Authentic Feeling Keys (fully-weighted, graded hammer-action keyboard with a triple velocity sensor)
128 Sounds (organ, harpsichord, guitar etc.)
Simple and Intuitive Controls (control panel featuring easy access to all functions)
50 Watt, 4-speaker, stereo sound system
Built-In Lesson Songs (Beyer, Czerny and Sonatine)
Smart Audio Recording (an easy-to-use single track MIDI song recorder with 20,000 note capacity, allows you to record your own music)
Rhythm Accompaniment (14 backing tracks in a variety of styles to play along with)
Keyboard: 88-Note, fully weighted, graded hammer-action with adjustable touch sensitive keys and 3-point velocity sensor
Keyboard Sensitivity: 10 selectable response levels
Display: 5 x 7 Dot Matrix LED
Polyphony: 256 voice
Preset Programs: 128 expressive GM sounds including the new German 9′ Concert Grand Piano
Rhythms: 14 rhythm styles
Demo Songs: 50
Education Songs: Beyer & Czerny 100/30/40, Sonatine
General MIDI: Yes
Performance Modes: Layer, Split, Dual
Transpose: Full transposition to any key, +/- two octaves
Tune: Adjustable range: 427 – 440 – 453Hz
Effects: 6 Reverb types / 5 Chorus types – adjustable levels
Recorder/Sequencer: 1-track, 20,000 note capacity
Audio Recording: SSR (Smartphone Sound Recording / incl. smart recording cable)
Sound System: Dual 25 Watt 4-speaker, stereo sound system
Audio Outs: Stereo left/right RCA line outs (for connecting to external amplification)
Audio Ins: Stereo left/right RCA line ins (for connecting external sound sources)
Headphones: (2) 1/4″ stereo headphone outs
MIDI I/O: via USB
USB: (1) port; “Plug and Play” USB functionality allows MIDI and Audio over USB for connecting to/from an external computer sequencer; no software driver needed
Pedals: (3) built-in switch-type: sustain (w/half-pedal effect), sostenuto, soft
Finishes: Dark Rosewood, Ivory White, Mahogany
Bench: Matching piano stool and headphones included
Dimensions: 85 cm (H) x 140 cm (W) x 43.2 cm (D) or 33.5″(H) x 55.1″ (W) x 17″ (D)
Weight: 52kg or 115 lb.
Power: 100-240V AC 50/60Hz free voltage; external power supply 19V, 3.42A DC
Available Colours: Dark Rosewood, Ivory White, Mahogany
Questions and Comments
Thank you so much for all that information. I am still confused as to what I need.
I visited Allegro music in Chelmsford and really liked the sound of the Yamaha CLP 635.
However, it is rather more than I was hoping to spend.
They will also provide you with a replacement piano should yours need repairing and they are local.
My reservation apart from the price is, do I really need all that spec.
I am 71 years old, played for about 5 years in my thirties and haven’t touched a piano since.
I was disappointed that you didn’t rate the Korg very highly as I like it’s sleek and compact design. It sound good on the internet but that is not much of a guide is it.
Also I haven’t found any companies within travelling distance that stock one.
While at Allegro Music I also listened to the CLP 625 but found it a bit tinny in comparison but is of course cheaper.
So after reading your bible, I am a lot wiser but nowhere nearer a decision.
If you have any thoughts that might help I would love to hear from you.
For now, thank you again for putting so much effort in to clarifying the bewildering information. You must really love your pianos.
Reply/ Hi Ina
With the CLP635 you are paying more for the
extra features and bigger sound.
It’s not really worth all of the extra cost for what
you get over the CLP625.
The CLP625 would be OK. This is the first (budget
model) of the Clavinova range.
It’s a good one to get started on and will take you
up to an intermediate level (at least grade 6).
As an alternative to the Yamaha I recommend the
Gewa DP240G and Kurzweil MP120.
The Gewa DP240G is a newly launched model (made
in Germany) and has a lovely piano tone…
The sound is taken directly from a Steinway concert
grand. It has a warm, resonant and natural tone –
refreshingly different to Yamaha’s bright, hard tone.
What’s more, the DP240G has an extra dynamic level
over the Yamaha CLP625. This makes it suitable for
up to grade 8 level. So it’s a piano you won’t need
to upgrade later.
You can see the DP240G here
The Kurzweil MP120 is another for you to consider.
And this is one of our best sellers in the £1000-£1500
Like the Gewa DP240G, the Kurzweil MP120 is suitable
for up to grade 8. It also has the extra dynamic level.
Kurzweil make really good digital pianos.
Both the sound and feel of the keys are close to a
real, acoustic piano.
The Gewa and Kurzweil pianos all come with a home
warranty. So we come to your home to fix the piano
anywhere in the UK.
Let me know if you have any questions.