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Digital Pianos Buyer’s Guide
There’s a lot of technical terms being thrown around in these reviews, so it may benefit you to brush up on some of the features to look for when purchasing the best digital piano for your needs. Here’s a quick breakdown of some terms you’ll often see and how they relate to your best digital piano experience.
Action: The piano’s action is the mechanical assembly translating the depression of the keys into the rapid motion of a hammer, which creates sound by striking the keys. The design of the mechanism determines the feeling of heaviness or lightness when the player touches the keys.
Full Keyboard: The standard number of keys on a piano is 88. Smaller pianos with 76 or 61 keys are available, but it is easier to stick with a standard size so that you can play all types of music.
Maximum Polyphony: The maximum polyphony is the number of individual notes the digital piano can produce at one time. Anything below a 36-note maximum polyphony is not desirable. 64 is acceptable and 128 is typically best.
Portability: All digital pianos may be transported if you detach the keyboard and fold up the stand; however, many digital pianos are designed specifically for traveling.
Touch Response: The touch response pertains to the resistance the player feels when he or she presses down on a note and the resulting sound level, so, if you press the key harder, the sound will also be louder.
Weighted Keys: The weighted keys on a digital piano aim to mimic the feeling a player gets when striking the keys on an acoustic piano. Fully-weighted keys will make playing feel more real.
Keep these terms in mind when comparing prices and features to find the Best Digital Piano!