A piano is more than just a piece of furniture, especially if you’re planning to take piano lessons or in case you’re already a professional piano player and intend to practice as well as create fresh tunes for the purpose of entertainment.
Nevertheless, whatever your reasons for purchasing a piano, there are certain things that you must take into consideration before buying one. For instance, what exactly are your sound/musical requirements? Apart from this, one must also keep features such as key touch, keyboard, and a number of keys as well as sophistication and elegance of a piano when it comes to purchasing one.
A digital piano is certainly a good option for those who do not wish to invest excessive amount into one. Here, I have compared two distinct pianos including Yamaha P115 and the Yamaha DGX-660 digital piano. As already stated above both the pianos are manufactured by the Yamaha Company, however, they are distinct in terms of features and sound quality. In this article, I have compared both the pianos in different categories including features, design, sound and their respective pros as well as cons.
Let’s take a look at what each one of them has in store for you.
The design of a piano is certainly one of the key aspects that must be kept at the back of the mind while purchasing one. A piano should have an appealing and responsive design. Besides, it must also be attractive so that it only enhances the overall appearance of your indoor space. While, both Yamaha P115 and Yamaha DGX-660 are different from each other in terms of looks, they are pleasing and attractive in terms of looks and appearance.
First, we’ll take a sneak peek at Yamaha P115. This one comes with an attractive touch screen controller and is stylish as well as compact, which is something truly great for piano owners who do not want their piano to occupy a lot of space within their abodes or rooms. It weighs around 3.94 pounds and is 18 x 15 x 13 inches in terms of size and dimensions. The piano is heavier on the low end and lighter towards the higher end. The matte look of its keys means your fingers won’t slip while playing the piano even for longer durations. Apart from this, Yamaha has also improved the position of the tweeter and it is now in line with the performer’s ears.
The Yamaha DGX660 digital piano, which is meant for players of different skill levels, comes with 88 keys and is meant for all those who love to play, share and learn piano music. It weighs around 93 pounds and is available in 59x59x59 inches in terms of product dimensions. The DGX660 comes with a stand, sustain pedal as well as the piano bench, which is definitely a plus for those who specifically search for pianos with cool and easy to use accessories.
There is no better piano manufacturer in the digital piano industry other than Yamaha. In fact, the company leads the industry in terms of technology and sound quality. That’s exactly why when you first listen to the Yamaha P115, you’ll want to play the sound over and over again. The piano offers Yamaha’s immensely popular CFIIIS 9′ concert style sound.
Additionally, it also provides excellent dynamics, impressive melodies, and expressive treble passages. The piano also offers an amazing speaker system and the Pure CF Sound Engine. In fact, it produces a sound similar to that of an acoustic style piano. I would recommend you to buy this one, in case you’re searching for a piano with exciting sound quality and tons of voices.
On the other hand, the Yamaha DGX-660 piano comes with songs that have been beautifully pre-recorded, which is simply great if you are new to piano music/playing. In addition to this, it offers different instrument sounds and music such as that of guitars, saxophone, harmonica and other sounds.
Simply put your headphones on and enjoy the music it has to offer.
The piano has the bass feature to the left on the keyboard as well as dual voices on its right portion. This allows you to layer two different voices and change the split.
The Yamaha P115B 88 Key Graded Hammer Standard Piano comes with a Knox Keyboard Stand as well as Knox Bench. The standard can be easily adjusted to match your requirements. Additionally, the piano comes with 192-note polyphony that enhances its overall performance and music quality.
The piano boasts of Intelligent Acoustic Control that allows users to control the volume as per their individual preferences. What is truly remarkable about this particular model is that it comes with an all new and terrific piano controlling app.
In the case of Yamaha DGX-660, users get to select different acoustic and piano settings for creating their very personal style of music. The piano also lets you record music or your own performance into a USB gadget, which you can easily share with your near and dear ones.
Pros and Cons
|Yamaha P115||Yamaha DGX-660|
|PROS: Best weighted piano with an excellent keyboard / Comes with Knox Keyboard Stand and Knox Bench / 192-note polyphony / Intelligent Acoustic Control / Features Duo mode for side by side practice / the piano controller application.||PROS: The piano comes with 88-note weighted GHS Keyboard / USB Audio Recording/Playback / Pure CF Sampling / Makes lyric and score reading very easy / The piano comes with an AC adapter, allows one to change the split and layer two distinct voices.|
|CONS: The product isn’t very easy to assemble, specifically the tool / manufacturer doesn’t provide enough details on the pedal.||CONS: The piano does not come with all the three pedals viz. sustain, damper and soft.|
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If you are searching for a piano that offers exciting features and is simple and quick to set up then I recommend you get the Yamaha DGX-660. The piano looks amazing and offers impressive sound/music. You’ll also love its keyboard, which is pretty easy to use. On the other hand, the Yamaha P115 is an inexpensive options and offer useful features/accessories. However, its sound quality is not as impressive as the DGX-660.