Reviews and Problems with Korg SP170 88 Key Digital Piano
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A very good deal for the price.
4 January 2012
Summary: I received this item within 3 days of making the order despite choosing the free shipping which was a very pleasant surprise. So far I have to say that I am very impressed. The sound is good and the keyboard to my huge surprise is lightweight. At first I worried that this would mean that the keys don't have the hammer action but they are piano like enough for me. The hammer action is not the best but it is passable enough.
Summary: I helped get this as a birthday present for my brother, whose a fantastic pianist but had a ratty old keyboard, and let me tell you, this sounds phenomenal! We've use this in our band for 2 gigs and practice at our home with it all the time, and it sounds like heaven itself. I won't go too much into detail, but you can switch the key, and change from a variety of 10 amazingly realistic sounds, from organ to strings.
Summary: This piano has been great. It has a very accurate representation of a grand piano (feel, sound, weighted keys, ect). It comes with 10 distinct sounds, and having 2 headphone jacks that are compatible with regular iPod earbuds is convenient (I could play at 2 in the morning and no one would know). I scored it for $399.99 from Sam Ash on amazon.com. If you're gonna buy it, I recommend buying it at that price instead of $449 or $500.
Summary: We were looking for a piano for my daughter who had outgrown her synthesizer and was progressing in her piano lessons. We didn't want to spend too much since kids go through stages and may very well oppose playing in a few years. This one was a good option because it had full keys, didn't include a bench (which we already had) and had no frills to distract my daughter with. She has been playing successfully and enjoying it.
Summary: Just a couple of years ago, a digital piano with this feel and sound would cost over $1500. I bought the unit so that I could practice with headphones and not annoy my wife. It has been great. The only criticism I have about the instrument is that the sustain foot pedal was a little small button. I spent and extra $25 and purchased a full size foot pedal.
Summary: this is a great digital piano for its price, dont think you could get something better for that price. the keyboard feel is amazing, the built in sounds arent the best it seems like if the soundcard isnt that good, but its ok for its price you get a full hamered keys which is great for some aplications, plus you can always conect it to your audio interface with the midi output to control any vst. very recomended.
Summary: Not a bad 88-key e-piano for the money, but I was surprised at how poorly the samples were captured. Most are unusable - better strings, organs, harpsichord are available with most computer-based samplers, so a midi controller with 88 keys would serve you better if you're after those sounds. The 2 piano sounds available are okay at attack, but fade into digital fuzz after a few seconds, so sustained notes are a problem. Was sample storage (file size) an issue? Obviously.
Summary: If you're looking for a versatile keyboard synth, this is not it. This is a piano. The other sounds are fun (Fender Rhodes is great), but that isn't why I bought it or what I plan to do with it. Two things I was looking for: awesome piano samples, and a realistic touch. This Korg does those very well, even better (IMHO) than the Yamaha P95.