If you are in the market for a digital piano, you need to know what to look for. The factors to consider with a digital piano are different from an acoustic piano. Looking at the wrong factors can result in you purchasing the wrong digital piano and having a hard time playing it.
The Response And Sensitivity Of The Keys
When looking at the response of the keys, it is important to note that a digital piano will never perfectly mimic an acoustic piano. There are going to be differences, but you can limit this by choosing the right digital piano. The digital piano you choose should have a counterbalanced or hammer-action keyboard.
Some digital pianos will have a graduated keyboard that can be just as realistic. There are some touch-sensitive keyboard pianos that offer the ability to adjust the responsiveness of the keys. This can be helpful as you customize the playing experience to best suit you. Regardless of the sensitivity, you will need to get a digital piano with 88 weighted keys.
There is no point in getting a digital piano that does not have the right tone and sound. If you are a beginner, you may not need high-end tones, but your digital piano is an investment and you will need these tones as you progress. When it comes to sound, more expensive digital pianos will generally do the best.
To determine the sound quality, you will need to listen to the piano being played. If you are new to playing, you should ask someone with more experience of this. Online reviews can also help as people evaluate the sound and tone provided.
Polyphony is the number of notes you are able to play at the same time. Most basic digital pianos have a polyphony of 32 notes. This might seem like enough based on only having ten fingers, but the higher-end models will allow for up to 200 notes.
The Polyphony number is important as you progress to more complicated piano pieces. These pieces will use the sustain pedal to hold bass chords while high notes are being played. If your piano does not have a high polyphony count, you may not be able to play these pieces correctly.
The audio output of your digital piano will be impacted by the quality of the speakers. When looking at the speakers, you have to consider their size, power, and quality.
You also need to consider the volume the speakers are able to handle. In most cases, larger speakers will be better, but only when they are high-quality speakers. It is important to note that larger speakers will increase the overall weight of your digital piano.
Choosing the right piano can be a hard task because there are a lot of models on the market. When looking at these pianos, you will need to consider the sensitivity of the keys and the sound quality. The quality of the speakers is also important as is the polyphony offered.