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Digital Piano Yamaha CP73 Full Review. Is it a good piano?

Digital Piano Yamaha CP73 Full Review. Is it a good choice?

Yamaha Corporation is a Japanese company with a wide range of products and services, mainly musical instruments and electronic devices. Today we will look at the Yamaha YDP — S52 digital wall piano, which is very interesting. Now we are going to analyze the Yamaha CP73 which costs around €1.644/£1,498

  • 73 Keys with Balanced Hammer Action (The weight of the keys on an acoustic piano that digital pianos try to imitate to match the touch of a real acoustic piano. The keys in the high register are heavier and in the high register less. This is a different concept of sensitivity on the keyboard that serves to regulate the volume of the note. But a hammer action keyboard always has sensitivity on the keys.)
  • 80 Sounds (Different sounds of piano and other instruments)
  • 128-voice polyphony with AWM2 technology
  • All functions directly accessible – optimized for live gigs
  • Seamless Sound Switching (SSS) for uninterrupted transitions
  • Sound generation: AWM2, 128 voices (Different sounds of piano and other instruments)
  • 57 Voices (10 piano, 14 electric piano, 33 subs)
  • 160 Live set sounds (80 presets)
  • 23 Insert effects, 2 delay effects, reverb (Reverberation effect which is a reflection effect of the sound), 3-band EQ
  • LC screen
  • Line output (jack and XLR)
  • Headphones output
  • External stereo input (6.3 mm jack)
  • Footswitch and sustain pedal (the most important pedal of a piano or keyboard is the sustain pedal and is used to keep the note playing even if you stop pressing the key, (pedal: the most important pedal of a piano or keyboard is the sustain pedal and is used to keep the note playing even if you stop pressing the key.)
  • Standard MIDI input/output (MIDI allows you to do such wonderful things as connect the keyboard to the computer, record a soundtrack and with certain programs pass with a click what you have played to musical notes in a score. MIDI tracks store information from musical notes)
  • USB to Host (It’s a more modern MIDI connector. MIDI allows you to do such wonderful things as connect the keyboard to the computer, record a soundtrack and with certain programs pass with a single click what you have played to musical notes in a score. MIDI tracks store note information)
  • USB to device
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 1086 x 355 x 144 mm and a weight of 13.1 k

Now that we’ve listed and described the features of this digital piano there’s no better than taking a look at the following video where they tell us more about the Yamaha CP73 and you can hear the different sounds of this piano.

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Now let’s compare the Yamaha CP73 with its more common alternatives. Also at the end of the post, you will find a section with the best shopping possibilities for this digital piano. But you can go directly to that part of the post by pressing the following button.

Yamaha CP73 vs Yamaha CP88

The digital piano Yamaha CP73 which costs around €1.644/£1,498 and the Yamaha CP88 €2.069/£1,498.

Take a look at their differences:

  • The Yamaha CP88 has 88 weighted Keys made of the weighted and synthetic ivory top layer, 128-voice polyphony, and 80 sounds (same as the Yamaha CP73), all functions are directly accessible – optimized for live musicians, seamless Sound Switching (SSS) for uninterrupted sound changes and sound generation with AWM2.
  • It has 57 Voices (10 piano, 14 electric piano, 33 subs, as the Yamaha CP73 does), 160 Live set sounds (80 presets), 23 Insert effects, 2 delay effects, reverb, 3-band EQ, Pitch bend, and modulation wheel, LC screen, Split and layer function.
  •  It sounds and inputs/outputs, the Yamaha CP88 has a stereo output (6.3 mm jack and XLR), Stereo headphone output (6.3 mm jack), External stereo input (6.3 mm jack), Foot pedal 1 & 2 (6.3 mm jack), Footswitch and sustain pedal (6.3 mm jack). Pedals are not included.
  • Both keyboard pianos have no difference in their standard MIDI input/output, USB to Host and USB to Device connections.
  • However, their dimensions and weight are different (W x D x H), as the Yamaha CP88 has 1298 x 364 x 141 mm and a weight of 18.6 kg, which means it is larger and heavier than the keyboard piano Yamaha CP73.

And below a video of the Yamaha CP88

If you want to know more about this model do not miss our Yamaha CP88 review.

Yamaha CP73 vs Korg Grandstage 73

The digital piano Yamaha CP73 which costs around €1.644/£1,498 and the Korg Grandstage 73 costs around €1.599/£1,499

These are the differences between both of these keyboard pianos:

  • The digital piano Korg Grandstage has a 73 RH3 Weighted Hammer Action Keyboard, includes five grand pianos plus an Upright piano (Berlin, German, Austrian, Japanese, and Italian), 7 different sound engines with up to 128-voice polyphony, 500 Sounds, 3-Band EQ and 4 insert effects and Reverb/Delay section.
  • Also, it has 2 OLED Displays, a split and layer function, a pitch bend and modulation wheel, a USB port for pen drive, 2 Line outputs XLR CANON L/R balanced and two line outputs jack.
  • Both have in common the USB to HOST, sustain pedal included and damper and also switch pedal input, stereo headphone output jack, and has a piano stand included.
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 1099 x 359 x 140 mm and a weight of 17 kg. The Korg Grandstage 73 remains with only 4 kg. over the Yamaha CP73, and is only a few mm. larger.

And below a video of the Korg Grandstage 73

If you want to know more about this model do not miss our Korg Grandstage 73 review

Yamaha CP73 vs Roland RD 2000

The digital piano Yamaha CP73 which costs around €1.644/£1,498 and the Roland RD 2000 costs around €2.299/£2,090.

Let’s compare the features of each of these pianos to see their differences:

  • The keyboard piano Roland RD 2000 has a PHA-50 weighted keyboard made of wood and plastics, 128-voice polyphony (as the Yamaha CP73 does), 2 independent sound engines and modern controller features and 1113 sounds (a lot more of sounds than the Yamaha CP73).
  • It also has 8 knobs with LED status indicators and nine sliders for real-time control of sounds and effects, 8 fully assignable zones for combining internal sounds and external sources, recreations of vintage analog effects, including the BOSS CE-1 Chorus, Roland Dimension D (and more) and also 2 wave expansion slots for loading additional sounds from Roland’s Axial website.
  • The Roland RD 2000 has 100 Scene memories for saving and recalling setups with one touch, Traditional Roland pitch/mod controls, 2 assignable wheel controllers, 24-Bit/192 kHz USB audio/MIDI interface, Line output (L/Mono, R) Jack and XLR, 3.5 mm stereo jack input, sustain pedal input and others (DAMPER, FC1, FC2, EXT) inputs and sustain pedal not included.
  • As the Yamaha CP73, it has standard MIDI input, USB to HOST, USB memory port and headphones jack output.
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 1412 x 367 x 140 mm and a weight of 21.7 kg. The Roland RD 2000 has plenty of difference in size and is considerably heavier than the Yamaha CP73.

And below a video of the Roland RD 2000

If you want to know more about this model do not miss our Roland RD 2000 review

Yamaha CP73 vs Korg SV1 88

The digital piano Yamaha CP73 is usually about 220 € more expensive than Korg SV1 88.

The keyboard piano Korg SV1 88 is very different to the Yamaha CP73:

  • It is a keyboard with hammer action RH3 and 88 keys, 8 velocity curves, 8 tuning curves, fine tuning and transpose (every key +/- 12 semitones), EDS sound generation (Enhanced Definition Synthesis) and RX (Real eXperience) technology, 80-voice polyphony and 36 Sounds.
  • Also, it has 8 favourite switches for quick control panel registration, tube in pre amp (1 x 12AX7), 36 demo songs, sustain pedal input, headphone input, 2x 6.3 mm Jack sound inputs, line outputs jack unbalanced and 2x XLR balanced, perfect for live music.
  • It has a standard MIDI In/Out, USB Host and a especial Korg DS-2H sustain pedal included.
  • The measurement of the Korg SV1 88 is larger than the Yamaha CP73 does and is also heavier. (1353 x 347 x 154 mm and a weight of 20.5 kg).

And below a video of the Korg SV1 88

If you want to know more about this model do not miss our Korg SV1 88 review

Where to buy Yamaha CP73

Thomann

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  • Full warranty. If you have any problems, they take care of everything.
  • 100% reliable payment.
  • Leader in trouble-free shipping.
  • Usually Best price.
  • Best Reputation: They are the leading online store in Europe and have the best catalogue and information.

Amazon

  • Free Shipping and possibility of shipping in one day with Amazon Premium.
  • Full Guarantee but they are no experts in music equipment.
  • Sometimes a better price.
  • He’s got worse stock than Thomann.

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