Hybrid / Condo Digital Pianos - Only At Merriam Music
More people than ever are enjoying the benefits of downtown living, and for most of us, that means ‘condo life’. However, when condo, townhouse, or apartment units are stacked or placed adjacent to one another, noise bleed is almost inevitable. For piano owners this has been a sore spot, and we frequently hear about horror stories involving forced piano sales, face-offs with neighbours and condo boards. So how does a pianist still enjoy the experience of a great instrument, without creating stress and tension with your neighbours?
Until recently, there weren’t many options. Even the best digital piano would send a piano player running for cover, and any digital conversion of an acoustic piano frequently ran into the $10,000’s. However, there have been great strides in the digital piano industry by a few key manufacturers, and for customers where the quality of experience is important, there are now some superb solutions.
What makes Hybrid Pianos the best digital pianos?
A hybrid piano is an instrument which uses elements of both digital and acoustic pianos. There are very few examples on the market, and not surprisingly, they are dominated by companies which build both acoustic and digital pianos. They are arguably the best digital pianos on the market. Some of the industry’s best known ones would be the Kawai CS10 and CA95, as well as Yamaha’s NU2 and NU3. There are some fantastic comparison reviews available on these models.