This 525 isn’t moving the needle for me; which might be a good thing for me to stick to ‘imagining instead of buying.’
It seems like you guys paid very little attention to ‘the cabinet,’ but this is the biggest letdown for me; it’s effing identical to the P-515!
And I wonder how did they fit the longer GT-S action in there?
Did Yamaha anticipate using the GT-S in this cabinet when they first released it back in 2018, and, therefore, leave some ‘extra’ space in there, or was it just a coincidence that the exact same depth of the P-515 cabinet would also accommodate the longer GT-S action?
Not a single button was moved; for god’s sake move the volume slider to the other side or something, but to change absolutely nothing whilst the entry-level P-225 got a nice, brand-new cabinet is baffling, to say the least.
I simply cannot look at the same-exact cabinet till the next upgrade (5 years from now), because, it’ll feel like I own the exact-same P-515 that I’ve now owned for almost 5 years (yes, in terms of aesthetics). I’m curious about the “new” samples + modeling, but I have a feeling I’m not going to like the action.
A while back I posted a video of a fairly advanced female pianist whence she played some ‘advanced’ (Chopin and the likes) on a P-515, and it seemed she was enamored with the P-515; she then bought a CLP-745 and stated that she preferred the action in the P-515 (NWX)..…I believe her words were “more substantial.”
I had a similar experience going from an MP-10 with ‘short’ pivots to a CA-95 with ‘longer’ pivots: I hated the latter’s action, for it felt light/fluffy/bouncy (unrealistically so).