Omega Baby Grand polished ebony
- 7" color touch screen - This touch screen is big, responds to a light finger touch for easy navigation (just like the much more expensive Kawai CP & Roland RM pianos) is beautiful to look at, and displays useful and easy to understand user info. However, the touch screen can sometimes be a bit unresponsive depending on how you press it.
- 128-note polyphony - This is a good amount of piano tone memory as compared to other pianos in its price range and equals that of many of the Yamaha & Roland digital pianos. Larger amounts of polyphony memory is generally helpful for better piano reproduction as well as proper playback & recording of multi-track songs which demand more note memory, such as higher quality General MIDI song files.
- A smooth playing Fatar graded hammer key action from Italy - This is not the typical lower quality Chinese key actions that I have had problems with before, but Fatar is a well known and Italian company that produces a variety of key actions with some being better than others. The key action on this model is good but it is also a bit noisy when the keys are going up & down.
- Lighted Key Panel follow along teaching system - Up until now, only Yamaha Clavinova CVP digital pianos have had this popular feature and it can be very useful for both children and adults. The built-in panel lights wait for you and show you what notes to play as the music is playing from the internal songs or which be inserted into the piano by using a USB flashdrive. You follow along at your own speed and the lights lead you to the next note using a 2-step teaching process. It's actually fun to use.
- 7-track recording & 16 track playback system for General MIDI songs. This is especially useful for music education and accompaniment songs while learning to play and 7 tracks is more than many of the other pianos out there with only 2-6 tracks.
- 128 instrumental sounds for a full compliment of sounds for playing all popular forms of music. The piano sound is pretty good and the instrument sounds are OK with some being better than others.
- 400 fingered & one fingered chord accompaniment styles of music (with drum patterns) for fun play for both kids & adults. Actually this is the least favorite part of the piano for me. The interactive accompaniments are really very basic and not at all like some of the name brand models. I have played all of the accompaniments on these two pianos and many of them sound very toy-like...not musical and this is likely due to those sounds being designed and/or made in China as opposed to Italy, Japan, or US.
- Twin piano for 4-hand duet play (this splits the piano keyboard into two identical 44-note keyboards for duet play.
- 5 levels of adjustable key touch sensitivity
- Sound Layer and split keyboard functions
- 8 reverb & 8 chorus types of effects
- USB output to computer for access to music programs and music educational technology as well as a microphone input to sing through the piano (incl mic volume control)
- 3 built-in piano style foot pedals
- 80 watt/4 speaker built-in audio system
- Beautiful premium polished ebony cabinets (a satin brown mahogany cabinet is available in the LX505 model) with traditional grand piano "slow close" acoustic grand piano style key cover (big upgrade over most digital pianos)
|LX505 satin brown|
One more brand to consider when it comes to lower priced, but attractive furniture style cabinets that play & sound great would be the Samick brand. I have done a detailed review on the Samick digital grand pianos and would encourage you to read it over while doing your research. In fact there are some aspects of this piano I like better than the Omega brand (including key action and sounds) and the Samick company is a very well known acoustic piano manufacturer with various popular brands as well as as building high quality acoustic & electric guitars. Their digital baby grand pianos also look great and have some pretty impressive technology and amazing sounds. Go to the following link for more info: Samick Digital Grand Pianos.
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