hello everyone there, i`ve playing piano for long now, and im going to buy a digital piano, because when i go to play with bands i carry my korg x50 and it just sounds awfull, maybe because im not used to play in it or im used to play in a piano, anyway, i want some advice on wich digital piano to buy, my price range is no more than 1500 dollars, i heard the new casio privia models are pretty good, but i want more advice before moving forward!, i will apreciate every comment!
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the casio privia is a decent keyboard for the price.  however if you want to spend $1500, you can probably get yourself a yamaha s90es - that's the one i use and it's a super sweet keyboard.  has the best piano feel, in my opinion, and if you hook it up to a right and left monitor/pa system (you must have right and left speakers or all your keyboards are going to sound bad) it sounds amazing.

the previa is very light weight and i think it has built in speakers that work well for casual solo piano gigs.  that's the real plus about the casio. it's also cheaper in price, if i recall.
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thanks fot the advice, i`ll buy the keyboard this week, any tip on the monitors though? i would apreciate it a lot!
ok this is bad, i cant find the yamaha es anywhere, the thing is that i have to buy it online throught paypal or visa, because i live in peru and the only 2 ways to get the piano i want shipped here is by those ways, anyway ill go out to search for the yamaha in local stores, hope i find it
for  monitors i use mackie 450's but you can use mackie 250's or anything.  if you get the previa you won't need monitors because of the built in speakers.  it's a balance between ease of use and how much equipment you want to carry around.

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are you still looking for monitors? i use a yamaha msp5 powered monitor for the right channel (which has incisive treble) and anything else (with at least a 10" speaker) for the left channel. my idea here is that it is you who must hear the stereo effect and that the most difficult thing is to hear the mid-high notes clearly. depending on the stage set-up, you might hear some of your bass end through the pa or pa monitors anyway, in which case the little msp5 monitor placed on your right is all you need to supply. and if you want to use the same speakers for yourself and for the public in a modest-sized venue, then point your right monitor (msp5 or whatever) more at yourself and the other speaker more away from you. the msp5 is surprisingly powerful. it does help if you can raise your right monitor off the ground. the msp5 (designed for studios) does not have a slot for stands, but i managed to bolt one on. maybe this model has been withdrawn by now anyway, but yamaha and other brands must have something similar.
thanks for the advice, and yes im still looking for monitors, i`ll need one small for the synth and another for the e-piano. its easier for me to get yamaha where i live so thanks! as soon as i get the money ill start doing more research.
i agree as to the yamaha.  i used a p80 for 12 years and it finally gave out.  i am now using a p90 and running it through a pa for bigger jobs or a barringer keyboard amp for smaller venues.  the yamaha powered monitors are also super for sound and one can be used for each channel if you want to travel fairly light.  
i also have a privia that i use as backup nursing home gigs because it is light and i can plug in and go.  it is sufficient in a pinch but doesn't come close to the yamaha.
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