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Yamaha CP300 Digital Stage Piano

The first thing you’ll notice about the CP300, Yamaha’s latest and greatest stage piano, is that it’s heavy. Extremely heavy. As in, you-can’t-really-lift-it-by-yourself without-getting-a-hernia heavy. The second thing you’ll notice, provided you survive the set-up ordeal, is that it’s exceptionally easy to use, and the acoustic-grand-piano sound is amazingly realistic.

One of the principal reasons for the heaviness is the fact that the keyboard comes with two gigantic built-in speakers. This feature is primarily useful for two different groups of customers that exist at opposite ends of a spectrum: beginners and amateur hobbyists will find the speakers to be more than adequate for use at home (eliminating the need for pesky amps, speakers and cables), while pros touring with roadies will be able to use the speakers as an onstage monitor, cutting clutter and leaving the PA to get the sound out to the audience.

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