Common mistakes in purchasing pianos

Updated: Dec 24, 2019

One of the misunderstandings: the higher the piano, the better the sound.

Many consumers simply think that the higher the piano, the longer the strings, the bigger the sound board, so the better the sound.

In fact, the difference of sound quality between two pianos from different manufacturers may be large even if the piano height, string length and soundboard size are exactly the same. Because, in addition to the length of the strings and the size of the soundboard, the arrangement size of the strings, the height of the pillow, the curvature, thickness, positioning, the radian of the soundboard and the effective vibration area, the position of the hammer striking the strings, and other key data, slightly different pools, there will be a "millimetre difference, thousands of miles of arrows" effect, not to mention the strings. The materials of the homophone board are quite different, and the technological level is also uneven.

Regular large factories have special technology to dial the above sound source and resonance system, repeated sampling, calculation, analysis and comparative experiments to determine the design scheme, and in the long-term practice of constant correction and improvement. The irregular small factories just put together the accessories purchased everywhere. The piano fittings assembled are not accurate in size and can not match each other, even if the piano is made to a higher level, it is useless. In order to fool consumers, some products even claimed to be "German master design" details, only to find that it is pure fiction.

Objectively speaking, when choosing and purchasing pianos, if the height of the piano is involved, the more accurate understanding is: in the same manufacturer, the same brand, the same series of pianos, the higher piano should be shorter piano sound better.

Second, the luxurious shell, an antique piano is the high-end piano.

Some manufacturers, aiming at the popular taste of "European antique piano", customize the shell to furniture factories, blindly seek novelty, change and curiosity in the appearance, attracting consumers'attention to the appearance.

In fact, the outer shell of the piano is the coat of the piano. Although it is very important, it is by no means the standard to determine the grade of the piano. Like the world-famous Japanese "YAMAHA" German "Steinway" piano, it has always followed the principles of simplicity, simplicity and dignity in appearance, but has made great efforts to improve and improve its internal quality.

Myth NO 3: The brighter the piano, the better.

Some manufacturers produce pianos with poor resonance and sound quality. In order to cover up these fatal defects, manufacturers add excessive hardeners to hammers to make the sound very crisp and bright, misleading consumers to think that this is called gorgeous sound quality and good resonance. Consumers buy this kind of piano home, the more they play it, the more they feel harsh, irritable and unable to play a sweet, mellow and pleasant voice at all.

Myth No. 4: Imported materials make good piano

Some piano dealers will tell consumers: "The key materials of this piano are imported, such as: strings are imported from Germany, felt materials are mostly imported..."

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