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Old 27th July 2015, 15:52   #16
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Hello,

Need your inputs on the purchase of Yamaha I425 or I455.

Teacher recommends either one, not sure on the technical aspects of the same.

Need it for princess, who started tuning her skills !

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Is this her first keyboard? If you are upgrading from a smaller one, bigger is always better and I would suggest the I455. Big I mean having better capabilities and nothing to do with size. If this is the first keyboard then the 425 will be easier to use and navigate since it has lesser features and functions.
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Hello,

Need your inputs on the purchase of Yamaha I425 or I455.

Teacher recommends either one, not sure on the technical aspects of the same.

Need it for princess, who started tuning her skills !

Ram P
Is she learning to play the piano or the keyboard?

If she's learning to play the piano, (acoustic instrument) try getting a DGX series portable grand which has 88 keys, just like the original acoustic instrument. But going by the teacher's words, I think she might be learning the electronic keyboard and in that case, the 61key digital keyboards in the PSR series would be better.

Anyways, out of the two, the I455 is newer and comparatively better in features as well as in sound generation but not quite worth the price difference. Go for i425 now. As it costs nearly a 8k less than i455 and has everything that the 455 has except some voices and styles aka rhythms.

later when she is more advanced you can sell it and with the price difference plus another 15k or so you can get a workstation for her, and she'll never feel like upgrading.

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Anyways, out of the two, the I455 is newer and comparatively better in features as well as in sound generation but not quite worth the price difference. Go for i425 now. As it costs nearly a 8k less than i455 and has everything that the 455 has except some voices and styles aka rhythms.

later when she is more advanced you can sell it and with the price difference plus another 15k or so you can get a workstation for her, and she'll never feel like upgrading.

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Yes, Guys, Thanks for the help

It will be the first electronic keyboard.

I425 and I455 appears to be similar, except for USB input in I455 and additional tunes. Not sure, if I am wright !

I425 retails at 17000 INR and I455 at 21000 INR. Yamaha does not honor warranty when bought online. Need to get it from authorized showrooms only And the worst part is, I455 is not in stock.


Umesh, I know, I have to plan for the pocket money on it !
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i had brought CASIO CTK6600 last year for my 7 years old daughter.
wonderful piece of equipment.
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Yes, Guys, Thanks for the help

It will be the first electronic keyboard.

I425 and I455 appears to be similar, except for USB input in I455 and additional tunes. Not sure, if I am wright !

I425 retails at 17000 INR and I455 at 21000 INR. Yamaha does not honor warranty when bought online. Need to get it from authorized showrooms only And the worst part is, I455 is not in stock.


Umesh, I know, I have to plan for the pocket money on it !
Go for the I425 if that's going to be the first keyboard. Warranty is for three years IIRC and its better you buy it at an authorised shop to keep it valid.
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I425 retails at 17000 INR and I455 at 21000 INR.
Wow! 17000 for I425.! Is the prices for both keyboards from the same retailer? Check some other retailers before finalising. I feel it is too much. Then, I'd say the 455 is value for money. If 425 costs 17000, then 21000 for 455 is very reasonable . In TVM, from the authorised retailer you'll get these for Rs.14700 and Rs.22500.


Btw I just checked the Yamaha website , the psr i425 was launched a long time ago. These keyboards are touch sensitive, and there is a long rubber sheet under the keys with undulations which recreates the spring like effect and also the contact making in the circuit, just like our PC's keyboard. If left unused for a long time, they will get messed up, so check the manufacturing date before buying as problems with sensitivity may crop up later on.
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