A Minimalist's Dream
By: Jerald Franklin Archer from Indianapolis, Indiana USA, email@example.com
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
The quality is very good. Sturdy constructions and workmanship.
What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could?
The best feature is actually the built in speakers, which were better sounding than I thought they would be. I enjoy the minimalist aspect of the keyboard, as I never would need the sounds that more "fancy" keyboards would have. I bought the keyboard mainly for this reason, and am very satisfied with the features it has. I would add, however, that the piano sound is not as good as I expected, and one cannot seem to split the keyboard when using the foot pedal, which only typically produces a sustain. which must be used tastefully. I would like to have seen more piano sound variations available.
Ease of Use
How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be?
Very easy to use.
How is the tone?
Overall, the tone is fine, but an EQ would have been a plus in the features, particularly when playing it in piano mode. I remedy the problem with an external system (an amp with a wide range EQ) and the problem is solved. The harpsichord and organ sound is fantastic! I have heard a great deal of real harpsichords and have never been very satisfied with the harpischord setting on many higher priced keyboards. Those who heard the keyboard were more amazed at the realistic quality of the organ than any other sound. I believe the piano sound needs some improvements, but a professional musician will know what to do to make it so. Other than that, the keyboard is a great product for the traveling musician, the teacher and the student who are looking for a lightweight keyboard that delivers a surperb sound at a very reasonable price. I cannot recommend this new Yamaha product enough.
Was this item an overall good value?
A value for the price paid. I would suggest this keyboard for the professional, the student and especially teachers.