Williams must be a secret gem in the line of pianos. The brand has been slowly building a fan base in what would otherwise be considered a saturated market. That Williams is getting mentions in an industry that contains big players like Yamaha means they must be doing something right.
The manufacturer began by exploiting the low-end market- mostly beginners- and is gradually scaling the heights with improvements in every release. The Williams Rhapsody 2 88-Key Console Digital Piano review is among the brand’s piano upgrades.
This review takes an in-depth look at the Rhapsody 2 with the aim of providing potential buyers with a detailed guide.
The Rhapsody 2 is one of the big pianos in Williams’ line of production. It is a 37 kg instrument with 88 weighted keys and 12 custom sounds. The keys are arranged in piano style and appear in full size. They have a highly responsive feel and a prolonged sound release during play.
This piano is built with the inspiration of a grand piano so you can guess that it tries to achieve big musical objectives. 12 pre-set demo songs are available to fill in during playing breaks.
It ships from the seller with an attached stand and a music-notes holding pad. It is powered by an AC power source (Adapter cable included) but does not have a battery option.
Aesthetically, the Rhapsody 2 is the best looking Williams’ gadget. It has a beautiful wood-like PVC coating that makes it sleek and a beauty to look at. The going market price for the Rhapsody 2 is around $500.
There are 88 keys arranged in piano style. All keys are full size and fully weighted. The Rhapsody offers a comfortable balance on both the higher and lower ends, with the key weight causing a prolonged sound at the end of every strum.
The inbuilt speakers offer a great sound quality- arguably the best of all Williams’ gadgets. There are 12 sounds available to choose from. These include two grand and two electric pianos, two organs and one each of Electric Bass, Vibes, Synth, Upright Bass, Strings and Nylon Guitar. All these sounds are hi-definition (on a 32MB ROM) and have a sixty-four voice polyphony.
By playing around with the FX controls, these sounds can be layered or split for greater effect.
The Rhapsody 2 supports MIDI, USB, and audio output connectivity. A quarter audio jack output makes it possible to use headphones for silent practice. A USB storage feature is also available.
Common piano effects are available on the Rhapsody 2.
The piano measures 60.4 inches (153.4 cm) in width, 21 inches (53.3 cm) in height and 13.6 inches (34.5 cm) in depth. It weighs approximately 83.2 lbs (37 kgs) which may rise to 95lbs (43 kgs) depending on the particular stand. The attached stand comprises a standing board and two or three-foot pedals.
– High-quality sound
– A variety of control features that put it in the league of big pianos
– Has a power adapter cable included, unlike most other Williams pianos
-Expensive. The $500 price tag, although fair, is edging it out of the league in list of best digital piano under 500$.
– Does not have a battery use power option
The Williams Rhapsody 2 88-Key Console Digital Piano Review is a great gadget in Williams’ improving line of musical instruments. It is an upgrade from previous models which edges towards the league of big pianos without hiking the price too much.
This piano is ideal for intermediate players who feel they have had a good run at the beginner level. It wouldn’t hurt professionals either, especially people who want to move around but still need a sizeable machine with great ability.