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tdk



Finland

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Dec 18th, 2010 03:43 PM        

Im a guitarist and know little about keyboards. I got my kids a drum set 5y ago and they are getting pritty good at it. They hate guitars by the way.... Anyway, now I was thinking of buying a cheap keyboard for my 9y old. I know that the real thing is what I should buy but Im not going to waste 500-1000Eur for an entry level e-piano. And I dont have any space. So I was thinking of buying a cheap keyboard that he can have in his room and play with. In the range of 100-200Euro (130-250USD). It obviously need to have speakers and play along features. Quality tangents would also be nice.<br /> <br /> Here is a couple of options:<br /> 1. Seconhand Yamaha DGX-220.... 200USD<br /> 2. New Yamaha YPT210.... 170USD<br /> 3. New Yamaha YPT220.... 200USD<br /> <br /> Just a few examples. If you guys have any input on the models I would be very happy. Or any other of the better YPT models. On the other hand it could be any brand. Or should I go for something else in the link below?<br /> <br /> Tom



garp

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Dec 19th, 2010 08:21 AM        

They&#8217;re all good options as starter keyboards. My preference would be for the pre-owned DGX-220 &#151; as long as it&#8217;s in great shape &#151; because it has a couple of features lacking on the YPT models you cited:<br /> &#183;&nbsp;76 touch-sensitive keys (the YPTs are 61 keys)<br /> &#183;&nbsp;Pitch bend wheel<br /> &#183;&nbsp;USB connectivity



tdk



Finland

HELP! Population less than 100 000 000!
Dec 19th, 2010 12:49 PM        

Thanks garp. I think the dgx was sold today so that one is out of the question. But I have annother keyboard that is more pianolike that you can also see under the same link. The yamaha np30. Or the better model npv60. I know we are going a bit over my budget but I could strech if it was a matter of life and death. It looks like the np30 has no midi out. Sounds strange. Not that my kids need it but I might ;).



garp

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Connecticut USA

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Dec 23rd, 2010 09:48 AM        

From what I&#8217;ve been able to discern based solely on U.S. documentation, the NP30 *does* have a MIDI in/out jack, but the NPV60 has only a USB port. In any event, they both look like excellent starter keyboards.



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