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Williams Rhapsody 2 88-Key Console Digital Piano Ebony Polish $399

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  • Elegant PVC wood-like finish for great looks in any decor 88 hammer-action, fully weighted keys provides outstanding feel and response 12 high-definition custom sounds on 32 Mbyte sample ROM - (2) Grand Pianos - Grand for classical performances and Bright for rock-n-roll - (2) Electric Pianos - (2) Organs - (1) Nylon Guitar - (1) Upright Bass - (1) Electric Bass - (1) Strings - (1) Synth Pad - (1) Vibes Sustain and Sostenuto pedals for realistic playa
  • The Williams Rhapsody 2 digital piano fills your home or studio with impressive looks, great sound, realistic feel and plenty of features
  • Rhapsody 2 is built around 12 custom sounds crafted from a world-renown grand piano, vintage electric pianos, organs, strings, synths and more
  • The new and improved weighted keyboard provides a higher standard in realistic response and feel
  • Modulation/FX control provides realistic rotary and vibrato effects on select instruments

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how is this one compares to costco $350 one? The brand is superior over casio, right?
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how is this one compares to costco $350 one? The brand is superior over casio, right?
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how is this one compares to costco $350 one? The brand is superior over casio, right?
Casio is a better brand, however at this price with the nice looking furniture piano (not just a wooden stand), Williams might be better.
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how is this one compares to costco $350 one? The brand is superior over casio, right?
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From my experience... I ended up buying the Yamaha DGX-650, but during my quest to find an upgraded keyboard, I spent hours in various local music shops in the Toledo, OH area.

I have found that these Williams brands must use a cheap keyboard and circuitry. My finding was that while playing trills (trills, if you don't know, is the rapid altercation (back and forth) between two notes, repeatedly, for several seconds) some of the notes would not register, or sound off. I also did not care for the sound of the instruments, even though Williams tried to (and they did, just not enough, in my opinion) improve them over their first lineup.

One of the only plus sides about this unit is that it is 64-note polyphony... which means, if you press a bunch of keys at once, you won't have any dropped notes.

In regards to his unit vs the Casio at Costco, I don't remember if that had weighted keys (this Williams does)

BOTTOM LINE: If you're aiming to buy your first digital piano and you don't want to exceed a $399 budget, the Williams Allegro 2 is an OK choice in this price range, thanks to a new sound engine and a complete bunch of features that will allow children, beginners and students to learn the basics while waiting to buy a more complete and professional solution. Just know that for the same amount of money you can get a Yamah P45 on sale at Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-Wei...B00UJ9LNDK)

For this price range (or $50± more), I would choose the following 3 models over Williams: 1. Yamah P45, 2. Casio PX-160, 3. Yamaha P-115 (google search for pricing, usually sweetwater, guitarcenter, amazon, walmart, musicians friend, other local places related to your region of the area you live in)

Youtube has people demo'ing all of these keyboards... but I suggest going to a music store and get yourself familiar with them.

Hope this helps and good luck!
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This is a Guitar Center branded piano. Reviews are just so-so:
https://azpianonews.blogspot.com/...Price.html

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From my experience... I ended up buying the Yamaha DGX-650, but during my quest to find an upgraded keyboard, I spent hours in various local music shops in the Toledo, OH area.

I have found that these Williams brands must use a cheap keyboard and circuitry. My finding was that while playing trills (trills, if you don't know, is the rapid altercation (back and forth) between two notes, repeatedly, for several seconds) some of the notes would not register, or sound off. I also did not care for the sound of the instruments, even though Williams tried to (and they did, just not enough, in my opinion) improve them over their first lineup.

One of the only plus sides about this unit is that it is 64-note polyphony... which means, if you press a bunch of keys at once, you won't have any dropped notes.

In regards to his unit vs the Casio at Costco, I don't remember if that had weighted keys (this Williams does)

BOTTOM LINE: If you're aiming to buy your first digital piano and you don't want to exceed a $399 budget, the Williams Allegro 2 is an OK choice in this price range, thanks to a new sound engine and a complete bunch of features that will allow children, beginners and students to learn the basics while waiting to buy a more complete and professional solution. Just know that for the same amount of money you can get a Yamah P45 on sale at Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-Wei...B00UJ9LNDK)

For this price range (or $50± more), I would choose the following 3 models over Williams: 1. Yamah P45, 2. Casio PX-160, 3. Yamaha P-115 (google search for pricing, usually sweetwater, guitarcenter, amazon, walmart, musicians friend, other local places related to your region of the area you live in)

Youtube has people demo'ing all of these keyboards... but I suggest going to a music store and get yourself familiar with them.

Hope this helps and good luck!
thank you very much for your answer and typing Smilie

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