Top 3 Digital Pianos Under £1000.00
When you raise your budget when buying a digital piano, you will almost certainly be greeted with a noticeable rise in quality. The three pianos that I will recommend are the cream of the crop, the wheat from the chaff. These should be primary candidates when considering which keyboard to buy.
Yamaha Arius YDP-142 Review – Number 1
The first piano I would recommend is the Yamaha Arius YDP-142 (CHECK PRICE!). This is the absolute pinnacle when it comes to weighting in the keys. Although the previously mentioned DGX650 also features great key weighting, the Arius YDP-142 is so realistic to the point that the lower keys are firmer to touch while the higher keys are lighter, just like a real piano. The pedals are also integrated into the sleek mahogany design of the Arius YDP-142 to give it a more complete feel. Some may even be believed into thinking it is a normal baby grand.
This piano also comes with some other items to sweeten the deal. A free piano stool, with a compartment, free Chase CH-20 headphones as well as a free tutor book that comes with a CD and a DVD all help make the price tag easier to stomach. When you are buying keyboards at this price, you are going for premium quality, and you can’t get more premium than this.
KORG LP-380 Review – Number 2
The second piano I’d recommend is the KORG LP-380. The KORG LP-380 may not look like much when you first lay eyes on it, but you must look deeper in order to understand its truly phenomenal inner workings. The piano has a slim, mahogany black, low profile design, designed to fit into any modern pianist’s home and the sleek piano cover makes this jet black dynamo of musical intricacy an essential part in any interior design.
Its speakers reproduce the earth shattering sound of the grand pianos found in many ball rooms throughout the world, but is far more portable. The KORG LP-380, at a mere 26 cm in depth can fit almost anywhere and can be brought with you easily for performances. The unique brand of KORG also implements its famous RH3 key bed which helps the pianist crank out a truly expressive performance.
Yamaha DGX650 Review – Number 3
The third piano I’d recommend is the Yamaha DGX650. Although it is somewhat rustic in its appearance, it is imperative that you do not judge this book by its cover. The wooden furnishing contrasts vibrantly with the bright LED screen that will let you access the countless voices and sounds that are available to you if you purchase the DGX650. You will get a staggering 552 voices and 195 backing styles for you to play along to.
The DGX650 also features precisely weighted keys so when you play it feels like you are playing the real thing.
Every single key also comes with sensitivity weighting, meaning that depending on how hard you hit the note, how harsh the noise will be, again, just like the Yamaha grand piano which the DGX650 was based on. The DGX650 is also relatively compact, so if you need to take it on the move you will have little to no problem.
When you are investing this much money, you want the best of the best, and although the KORG LP-380 has some truly impressive features, the Yamaha Arius YDP-142 reigns supreme as the obvious choice, blending a classic design with remarkably weighted keys, the Arius is the closest you’ll get to playing a real piano without laying a finger on one.