This was such a smooth experience. Matthew Wheeler was found playing drums and keyboard in Best Buy’s atrium, for want of a better name, and he stopped what he was doing to film me sampling digitals. These were console models: Roland F110, Casio 830, and Yamaha Arius YDP 141.
There are six videos, including a side-by-side comparison of my playing the Roland and Arius. (“Fur Elise”)
You’ll know in an instant which one I favored.
Thank you’s are extended to Matthew and Best Buy for being so welcoming.
Matt is musical director at CMT and Fresno Unified School District. If you’re needing assistance at Best Buy, head over to Matt and he’ll be happy to serve you.
Roland F110 console model digital piano:
Casio 830 console model digital piano:
Yamaha Arius YDP 141 console model digital piano:
Yamaha Arius YDP 141 fast passage clip (Mozart K. 545)
Side-by-side Comparison playing Roland F110 and Yamaha Arius YDP 141:
Revisit Roland F-110 without reverb
Over-all consensus after having reviewed 12 hammer-weighted digital pianos, I would put Yamaha p155 and Yamaha Arius YDP141 at the top of my list.
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