Now that I have your attention I can tell you that you cannot save 50% off these particular pianos. BUT...you can spend 50% less to get the same piano tones and key action touch of these top of the line Roland & Kawai pianos by purchasing their portable versions instead. That's the point I'd like to make.
The biggest (but not the only) difference is between the portable and cabinet piano versions are the internal speaker/audio systems and full size cabinets on the home versions. However, in many ways the portable versions have more sound flexibility because they can produce customized acoustic piano and instrument sounds that you can design for your particular tastes as opposed to mainly factory preset piano sounds for the cabinet pianos. There can also be differences in the total amount of extra instrument tones one way or the other on these instruments.
I have played all of these Roland & Kawai portable piano versions and I can tell you it's a great way to get that top-of-the-line- digital piano experience while saving big money in the process. The pros have been doing it that way for years. Many non-professionals (families, students, etc) think the portable "stage versions" would be more difficult to operate and to figure out. In years gone by that would have been true, but no more. These new portable pianos are user friendly and intuitive for the most part and once you start playing on them you'll see what I mean.
There is another lower priced portable Kawai piano called the MP6 and it's a very nice piano, although not near as refined as the Kawai MP10 for piano touch and tone. But with the MP6 at $1000 less than the MP10, it's definitely a great piano at that price. I have reviewed the Kawai MP6 (below left with stand) in another blog article so please check that out when you have time because it's a fine instrument that I highly recommend (I believe it's a "best buy" for it's high quality) and it's just $1499 internet price:
If you are the type of person who wants a good looking full size cabinet in their home with a powerful internal audio system, and don't mind spending the extra money for it, then that's understandable and paying the extra money might be worth it for you. Cabinet models can be beautiful and certainly look more substantial. But as far as I'm concerned, if I don't want to compromise my piano quality and expectations but am willing to look for ways to save money, this is a very practical way to do it. And...you can actually move these portable piano versions very easily as they are much lighter and easier to get around when you need to:). Who knows, you might get so good or become so popular you'll have to take the piano with you when you go out on your "gigs":)
One more thing, dollar for dollar, I believe the new Kawai digital pianos outperform the Roland pianos in both piano sound and key touch based on my experience with them although both brands are quite nice to own and you would be happy with either one. If you want to know more about that, please contact me directly.