|Samick national headquarters-Nashville|
|Ebony NEO with closed key cover|
|Ebony NEO with hidden control panel|
The pedals on this piano are a full functioning set of Samick piano pedals with soft, sostenuto, and sustain-damper control over tone and digital string vibrations. The pedals are solid and well built and are a part of the normal pedals on a regular acoustic piano cabinet which is nice. The sustain-damper pedal also has half-pedaling control to give the player control over the amount of sustain applied to the notes when playing a song unlike other digital upright style pianos I have played which only have on-off control (such as the Kurzweil brand). Pedals and how they work is an important feature to consider when shopping for a piano especially as you progress in your music complexity and playing skill level. Based on my playing experience with this new piano, the Ebony NEO has the pedaling functions which will allow you to have a higher degree of playing satisfaction when it comes to pedaling and the things it can do for your music.
|Full size ribbed soundboard|
|Easy to use control panel buttons|
|back side connector array|
The Ebony NEO measures 41" tall x 19" deep x 56" wide so it is compact enough to fit into small spaces. The cabinet design, high polished ebony finish, and unique chrome hardware and pedals give it an elegant contemporary look that I really like (few other digital pianos I have seen offer chrome hardware) and the key cover is a special "soft-close" cover that will come down slowly and cover the keys while keeping fingers from being squashed... a great feature for younger kids. Even the top of the piano will be able to open up using a built-in mini grand piano lid prop so that the sound can come out of the top as well as through the bottom speakers and soundboard. Considering that this new compact hybrid digital piano piano looks quite elegant in its design and finish, plays very nicely with a smooth and responsive Fatar advanced key action, sounds big and full and has useful digital features, never goes out of tune, can be played silently with headphones, allows you to record what you're doing and play it back, can connect to a variety of devices, has a hidden control panel allowing the cabinet to look like an organic, natural upright style piano, and you can have fun connecting to other devices if you choose to, the new Samick Ebony NEO has many of the important features people are looking for at a reasonable price. The next nearest pianos in price which offer an elegant looking polished ebony piano style cabinet with impressive piano sound and key action would be the Yamaha CLP585, Roland LX17, or Kawai CS10, but they retail near or over $7000US.... a $2,000 minimum difference. The other brands do offer more piano playing realism with more features & functions, but as I said earlier, that will cost you more money. If you are looking for a good digital piano that actually looks like a piano in a beautiful polished ebony finish with some cool features, then the Samick Ebony NEO may be the best choice for you.
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