Last week I got to try out a model that I haven’t had too much experience with in the past and that is an Adagio Digital Piano. While I am very apprehensive about trying digital pianos from smaller companies I had to sit down at my friend’s music store when he got a trade in Adagio piano. While Ethan, the music store owner, doesn’t get excited too often he was able to get his hands on an Adagio 88 Note Piano for virtually nothing. While it may sound like a new name, Adagio has been making pianos for over 60 years and with this track record I figured they were bound to at least have a decent product.
One great thing about networking and becoming friends with music store owners is that I get a chance to try out a variety of pianos that I would never get to use. Besides this I also get to find cheap digital pianos and discounted pianos for students that are looking to buy models at a low price. With this being said, the Adagio 88 Key piano was one that I tried for the first time last weekend. Here is my review.
Sound: I was quite surprised of the quality of the sound of the Adagio. While it didn’t have the crisp, solid sound of a Korg stage piano, it did compare very well with a comparable Yamaha or Casio in the same price range. Ethan had this model hooked up to two smaller speakers and it lit up the music store with a nice solid sound. I would rate the sound at about a 7/10 overall which is very good for the beginning piano player.
Feel: Apprehensive at first, the overall feel of the keys and pedal was pretty consistent throughout the time I played the model. The piano keys had a quick, snappy feel to them at first but they stayed consistent as I used this model for well over 20 minutes. One thing that I did like about this model was that the key placement and quality of the outer keys sounded great as I tried some more advanced music. I would rate the feel at 6/10, but this comparing it to a typical stage piano that I use.
Extras: Despite being an Adagio digital piano, this model offered some decent extras. The LED display was a good perk to have on this and the demo songs were very cool. One thing that I also liked about this model was that it has a really good look to it. Sitting next to other acoustic pianos and a similar Yamaha digital piano, the Adagio blends in perfectly and could be the centerpiece of a home. I would give the extras an 8/10 and would give high remarks for the look.
After playing the Adagio 88 Note Hammer Action Digital Piano I can say that I was quite surprised at the overall look and feel of this model. Also, since this model is not a common name like Korg or Casio digital pianos it can often be purchased for a lower price. To see full reviews from others who have tried these pianos please click the link above.