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KORG SP-170SBK Digital Piano - Black
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- A total of ten sounds are provided, including electric pianos, harpsichord, organs, strings, and more
- Our new natural weighted hammer action (nh) faithfully reproduces the touch of an acoustic piano
- The key touch control offers three levels of sensitivity to match the keyboard response to any playing style
- The new speaker system features improved speaker quality and enhanced resonance
- Reverb effect adds depth and spaciousness to the sound; chorus adds warmth and motion
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Keyboard 88 notes, Natural Weighted Hammer Action (NH) Maximum Polyphony 120 notes /60 notes (Stereo) Sounds 10 Total, Piano x 2, E. Piano x 2, Harpsichord, E. Clavichord, Vibraphone, Pipe Organ, Electric Organ, Strings Effects Reverb, Chorus (Effect depth is preset for each sound) Demo Songs 10 songs (1 per sound) Functions Key transpose Pitch control MIDI Channel MIDI Program Enable/Disable Jacks Headphone/Line output x 2, MIDI OUT, Damper Pedal connection Sound System Amplifier: 9 Watt × 2 Speakers 10cm x 5cm Oval x 2, Bass Reflex housing Power supply DC 12 V Power Consumption 9 W Accessories AC adapter, Music stand, Pedal Dimensions 51.65 x 12.8 x 5.24 (1312 x 325 x 133 mm) Weight 26.68 lbs (12,1 kg) Options Stand Black : 130198
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The piano essentials, captured in an easy-to-use instrument
New SP-170S digital piano – simple, stylish, and easy to use
- Keyboard: 88 notes (A0–C8), Natural Weighted Hammer Action (NH)
- Touch Control:Three Level(Light, Standard, Heavy)
- Sound System: Stereo Sampling
- Maximum Polyphony: 120 notes / 60 notes (Stereo)
- Width: 1,312 mm
- Height: 325 mm
- Depth: 144 mm
- Weight: 12 kg
The simple SP-170 piano achieved popularity thanks to its focus on the pianistic essentials of sound and playing touch. Now, the SP-170S moves the rear-mounted power switch and volume knob to the front panel, ensuring easy operation by those who may be using a digital piano for the first time. Two new buttons – Sound and Piano Play – have been added. Pressing the Sound button lets you access and select one of the ten keyboard sounds; the Piano Play button quickly selects the Piano 1 sound, so great piano sound is always just one button press away.
Ten exquisite new sounds, highlighted by an exhilarating grand piano
The SP-170S features a duo of concert grand piano sounds, each lavishly recorded with meticulous care. Numerous velocity layers are used to capture nuances of playing dynamics, allowing the instrument to respond expressively to every delicate touch. In addition, sounds such as electric piano, harpsichord, and organ are also provided, delivering a total of ten premium sounds at your fingertips.
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To sum up. You need to be sure Korg have received your extended warranty and don't expect it to last with a five year old, even if they take great care. Treat the keyboard like the fragile thing it is.
For myself, the most important thing it needed to have were weighted keys. After reading quite a few reviews and even testing out the SP170s I felt it gave me as close to real a piano as I could get for my budget. The keys respond very well to your pressure, and although palsticky in feeling, I didn't feel that my fingers slipped across the keys. My only criticism about the weighted keys, is that no matter how little pressure I apply, it will always make a sound, which is not the case with a real piano.
The integrated music stand works great and allows about 4 pages of sheet music to be displayed at a time. The speakers give a full and rich sound and do go to quite a high volume. I mostly use the piano with headphones as I don't want to upset the neighbours - there are two 3.5mm head jacks on the back for dual listening if there are two players. The sustain pedal works flawlessly and is very compact. The piano comes with several other sounds effects, but these are really just for a bit of fun.
My only criticism of the piano is that when I unplug my headphones the speakers don't always kick in, but I believe this to be an issue with my unit and not across the board.
When coupled with a stand and stool, it makes a great beginner's piano and doesn't take up very much room. I will definitely be upgrading in years to come and there is nothing like a real piano, but I will be keeping this one if ever I want to do any performances as it is [reasonably] portable.
On the negative side: The piano sounds are absolutely atrocious, both sound like they were recorded from a very poor sounding upright being played in a small cupboard full of socks. The reverb is very minimal and adds so little reverb that I had trouble even hearing the effect at all. The sustain ads a very muted short amount of sustain to the sound. So the effect is to make the piano play like a dull cheap Casio keyboard, it doesn't sing like a good piano should.
So, if you want a great MIDI controller keyboard with great weighted keys then buy it. If you want a good piano sound from your digital piano then avoid this and save up for a better one, or get this and also an external sound module to plug in to get decent sounding piano.
Mostly used by our 6 year old son doing Suzuki method lessons, but I'm also bass and guitar player who's picked up a bit of piano.
One thing that I have still not quite got to grips with yet is the way you have to use the actual keys to control particular settings on the piano, although this does not prove to be a huge problem for me because I generally just use it as a piano and don't adjust anything. If I want to, I have to get the instruction manual out to find out how to do it.
Overall, though, this doesn't lessen my love for this piano - a great purchase!
Mine has had 15 months of use now, with an average of three hours per week practice, and some of the keys are now getting a bit clicky on release. I believe this is not uncommon on this model.
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