The Korg SP170s 88-KEy Digital Piano, Black is a gorgeous looking digital piano. It comes with its own stand and is suitable for players of all abilities. The piano enjoys a very simple style, sleek and sophisticated and the emphasis is placed upon quality rather than quantity, offering a small range of well reproduced sounds over hundreds of effect noises.
One of the most enjoyable features of the Korg SP170s is Korg’s specially designed Natural Weighted Hammer Action technology. This new innovation means that the keys react in the same way as an acoustic piano and you even have the option of adjusting the settings to one of three sensitivity settings to match your playing style.
The Korg SP170s 88-Key Digital Piano, Black samples two gorgeous concert grand pianos and faithfully captures their sound for your playing enjoyment. In addition to this, the piano includes the option to switch to one of ten other playing modes, including harpsichord, organ and electric piano. As it is a digital piano, there is also the option to add reverb and chorus effects to help bring different sounds into your playing. At any point, you are always a button press away from returning to the main piano sound, should you need to return.
This piano makes for a perfect teaching tool as well, as it comes with two headphone sockets. This allows for student and teacher to play together without disturbing their surroundings, or really any sort of duet arrangement. If you do not need to worry about keeping quiet, then you will be pleased to know that the built in speakers produce an exquisite quality of sound, as befits this brand.
It seems I am not alone in enjoying this piano as most users report being very pleased with the piano. Many of them also make mention of the wonderful sound quality, though a tiny number of customers report a buzzing noise after a very long period of use. They are very much in the minority though. A lot of people pay particular attention to the feel of the keys, likening them to the concert grands that the Korg SP170s is hoping to replicate.
One demographic that pops up frequently amongst customer reviews are parents looking to get their children started on a quality instrument. These people are all incredibly pleased with how wonderful their child is finding the piano and a few parents have been convinced to try it themselves once they saw it in person.
Where to buy
The Korg SP170s can be found at a number of online stores at a great price, it is currently retailing on Amazon for $499.99. eBay purchases are an unknown quantity and many music stores outsource their deliveries to third party couriers, which is not a risk you want to take with a new instrument. Amazon enjoy a reputation as a reliable supplier for a reason.