Welcome to Digital Piano Reviews. Pianos come in different types. There is acoustic, electric, electronic, and digital.  Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages. We like to present you some advantages of owning a digital piano over an acoustic (traditional) one. That’s not to say that acoustic pianos are not worthy. We brief compare each type of instrument so you can easily make decisions easily before purchasing one.

What you should know

To start off, let’s talk about the cost and maintenance. It it no doubt that not only are acoustic models are more expensive, but they are also harder to maintain compared to digital pianos. With the exception of using common sense by dusting, keeping away from liquid and direct sunlight, digital pianos are virtually maintenance-free.  The good thing about them is that there are many choices available that you can choose from depending on your budget.

Like no maintenance, there is no requirement for tuning. Acoustic pianos need to be tuned every 6-12 months. Since sounds played on digital pianos are stored within the hardware, they don’t go out of tune. This is excellent since acoustic models often go out of tune even if you move them. No need to worry about getting it tuned every 6-12 months.

Compared to acoustic instruments, digital pianos require much less space and have more portability. Most models weigh less than typical large-sized acoustic models. So you can easily move them around, which is great for apartments. You can even disassemble the major parts of the instrument, and drive it away even in a small car. You probably won’t need to do that. The size is suitable for even smaller cars.

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Then there is the option to play the instrument silently. Headphones can be used to play the instrument as loud as you want whenever you want without producing any sound which others can hear. You can practice and play quietly without any distractions to yourself or others.

Well, this is it for part 1 of this article. Please be sure to check back Digital Piano Reviews for Part 2. Update: we posted part 2 (click here to read it).



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