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Ben Meynders (zeph12@yahoo.com) writes:
There's only one reason to buy the P 85, its action. It's simply the best at this price point and the piano sound is alright on the internal speakers. Playing the sounds over studio monitors or high-end headphones reveals that all is not well, Although the bass register rolls nicely and the midrange is nice and clear, the treble register sounds harsh and shrill (something the internal speakers mask quite nicely).As with many other Yamahas, I find that they feel somewhat unyieldy. Also, velocity response is barely adequate, but again, for the money it's great value and with a touch of reverb the sound sweetens up considerably. If you need a digital piano in this price range, the P85 is the one to get. For the gigging musician: there's no line outs, so you'll have to make do with the headphone outs and the bottom is not flat so try it with the stand of your choice before you buy it.

Comments About the Sounds:
The P 85 is far from great-sounding. But the piano 1 and ep 2 sound sort of work with the built-in speakers and at the price they are not bad value at all.

(Thanks to Ben Meynders for this info.)

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