Yamaha C110 Review
I bought the Yamaha C110 in May 2006 from a piano shop in central London. I was very happy with the price and the piano sounded great in the showroom. I have to admit that I was a little dissapointed when it was delivered to my home. It didn’t sound the same as it did in the piano shop! The sound was a lot weeker, maybe it has to do with my small room and heavy curtains and thick carpets, this is what I have been told by my piano tuner. I wish that I had spent a little more and bought a larger piano. This would have given me more volume, maybe the Yamaha U1 would have been the best choice.
Sound Quality 6/10
Value for Money 5/10
Total Score 6.5/10
Yamaha B3 Silent Review
“Though b series is supposed to be for beginners, I am hoping it will continue satisfying me”
Thanks Graham for great tips. I really enjoyed reading the piano book, as
well as various reviews on the website.
Having read through, I went to Chappell to try CLP 340, 370 and 380. While
380 had the best touch, I could not justify paying significantly more for
it than 370, and the kind of price I can get an acoustic. As I used
headphones, I could not tell the difference in the sound. CLP370 had
better touch than 340 with the price gap justifiable for the extra for
myself. Thus I would have gone for 370 if I were to go for digital.
Then I went home and did some more net research.
As some people suggest those (like myself) planning to buy an acoustic piano
eventually should do so now instead, rather than “trading up” from digital,
and some point out those who really want the proper touch should go for
silent piano rather than digital, I went back to Chappell the next day to
try out Yamaha b series, as these caught my eyes for their affordability.
As soon as I touched b1, which is the cheapest in the series costing less
than CLP 380 at just over 3,000 with the silent equipment, I got the
sensation of the real touch of a piano. ( I was a serious player for over
15 years since I was 4, though I did not have chance to practice it again
for the past 20 years).
At that moment I decided there was no way I was going go get a digital.
I ended up buying b3 silent on the day, the best model among the
b series priced at just over 4,000 with the silent switch. You could
easily hear the difference in the depth of sounds between b3 vs b2 or b1.
P or U silent series not only have better sound but much more function
including recording, I could not stretch that much. Though b series is
supposed to be for beginners, I am hoping it will continue satisfying me
even after I catch up with long absence of practice. It will be good for
my daughter to start with her first lessons anyway.
Thanks again for sharing generously of your knowledge.
Reviewed by Nat Okamoto