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My Yamaha Disklavier
By Larry Kellogg

I'm sorry I missed submitting my information for the solenoid piano
survey.  I'll provide a short summary here.  I've had a Yamaha MX100II
for almost two years.  I love the piano and listen to it every day.  I
have noticed some pedal noise but calibration has made it better.  Other
than that, I haven't found any problems with the piano.  I would
definitely buy another one; maybe a grand one of these days.

I get music from the Internet, Stahnke, PG Music (good collection,
reasonable price).  I listen mainly to classical stuff.  I never seem to
tire of listening to music on my piano.  Sorry, I'm not interested in
pumping my music.  I like being able to listen to Chopin while I do work
around the house.  You can hear the piano from any room!

> Best record system, best pedal handling.  Only available on Yamaha
> pianos, can only play Disklavier diskettes and CDs (rumors say the
> latest software release allows playback of SMFO Standard MIDI Files).

The new XG Disklavier series of pianos support Yamaha ESEQ format and
both kinds of MIDI files: Type 0 and 1.  The older Mark II pianos only
supported MIDI Type 0 files.  Not a big deal, and there is a $50 program
that will convert between any of the formats (  The new
XG pianos come with a 700 voice synthesizer, but I have resisted the urge
to combine digital sound with real piano sound.  Maybe I'll upgrade in
the future.


Larry Kellogg

(Message sent Sat 4 Oct 1997, 03:30:15 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

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