In their promotional material, Seiler say that their Primus range of pianos are manufactured ‘without compromise’ ! If you have the chance to play this piano, we feel sure that you will agree with this statement. Its 116cm height belies the quality of tone that it produces. So here we have another small piano that proves the point that ‘good tone’ is a direct relation to good design. P.O.A
Founded in 1845 the Ronisch manufacturing criteria of ‘Good Design, Good Quality at an affordable price,’ has prevailed for more than 150 years. The 118 displays classic German characteristics, including its Piano tone (albeit a little brighter than the Reid Sohn). If you are looking for a ‘German toned’ piano, that airs on the bright side, then perhaps this could be the one! P.O.A.
Reid Sohn 126
Designed by Samick Corporation of Korea, this piano is now Reid Sohn’ s ‘top of the range’ Asian made upright piano. Design specification is the same as all the smaller Reid Sohn’s (German Scale) so it is endowed with sweet sounding, ‘German Piano Tone’ characteristics. The use of computer controlled machines (CNC) in production, ensures a very high level of build quality. P.O.A.
The use of better quality materials makes the YUS1 piano tonally superior to the Intermediate level Yamah U1. Specially selected hammer felt and selected strings both contribute to the improvements. The YUS still retains the ‘Yamaha style’ tone, though now nicely refined. Well balanced throughout its compass and as always with Yamaha, a fast, efficient, key action. P.O.A