Williams is not the biggest piano manufacturer out there, but they have taken it upon themselves to go up against big boys like Yamaha and Casio. At least in the lower end niche of the market. The manufacturers have a line of pianos that qualify them to be labeled experienced.
That said, every product in a line of production stands alone- with its own benefits and shortcomings. This review examines the fine details of the Legato 88-Key Digital Piano from Williams. It looks to lay bare the good and the not-so-good of the instrument in a way that helps potential buyers make an informed decision.
This digital piano is an 88-key machine with inbuilt speakers. It is easily portable and ideal for practice and small performances. It provides most features that will be found in other pianos although some of them are only to a basic extent.
The piano comprises five inbuilt voices that can be selected to play separately or layered to produce a dual-sound. A split mode allows two sounds to play at the same time, one on each speaker. The available sounds are piano, bass, Synth, Electric Piano, and Organ. The sounds can reach a 32-note maximum polyphony output.
Reverb and chorus effects are available for use in any of the five sounds. The effects, once applied, are saved and can be used even after the piano is switched off and on again.
It supports MIDI, USB, line out and headphone connectivity.
The piano is powered by six dry cell batteries or an AC power source whose adapter is sold separately. The batteries are also bought as a separate package from the piano.
The Williams Legato comprises 88 full-size semi-weighted keys arranged in a piano style. The keys are velocity/after-touch sensitive.
The digital piano has a height of 3.5 inches (8.89 cm), a width of 50 inches (127 cm) and a depth of 11 inches (27.94 cm).
– Fair Price
For a price of $200, the Williams Legato 88-key Digital Piano review is one of the best budget pianos in the market.
– Easily portable
Its size and weight make it easy to move around hence suitable for mobile use.
– Lacks vital accessories
Buyers have to get basic working accessories like the stand, batteries, power adapter and sustaining pedals separately. Buying each item on its own adds an extra cost and negates the whole idea of a cheap piano.
– Basic features limit performance
Many of the Legato 88-key digital piano’s features are only available to a limited extent. The speakers, for example, can only produce a limited sound. This makes it unsuitable for performers. The absence of a recording and playback features is a turn off for composers.
The Williams Legato 88-Key Digital Piano is a great instrument for players who are starting out the piano journey. It’s one of best digital piano under 500 USD! Its simple outlook makes learning easy while at the same time offering a basic aspect of the features that are found in more sophisticated machines. The low cost does not necessarily translate into a compromise in performance quality.
It is a great point to begin from for people looking to scale musical heights through the keyboard. Seasoned players can also add the instrument to their collection as it is easy to haul for practice during trips or such other movements.