Williams Rhapsody 2 88-Key Digital Piano (Discontinued)
Williams offer a small line of digital pianos that many users are raving about, including the Rhapsody 2, a full featured digital piano mounted on a furniture stand.
NB: Williams have discontinued the Rhapsody 2 - you can find alternatives in our guide toThe Best Digital Piano Keyboards.
Because of its wood-like finish and elegant stand, this digital piano can aesthetically fit into any room, and it looks similar to acoustic pianos, without the bulk and extra cost. It's not just about the looks either, because Williams equipped the Rhapsody 2 with 88 fully weighted hammer action keys and high-definition sampled sounds. They also added nifty rotary and vibrato effects for adding old school vibe to your sounds. Other features include expanded connectivity options (5-pin MIDI and USB), built-in metronome, and a 2-track recorder.
- Keys: 88 Fully Weighted Hammer Action Keys
- Touch Sensitivity: Piano Style
- Speaker System: 2 x 10W (6.3" x 3.1" x 2.1" elliptical speakers)
- Pedal: Sustain and Sostenuto
- Presets: 12 Tones, 12 Demo Songs
- Effects: Modulation (Rotary and Vibrato)
- Polyphony: 64
- Functions: 2-track recorder, split/layer, transpose, metronome
- Audio Output: 1 x 1/4", 1 x Stereo Output, 1 x Headphone Output
- MIDI I/O: 5-Pin MIDI and USB
- Power Supply: Built-in
- Stand: Furniture
- Dimensions: "20 x 20" x 20"
- Weight: 94.8 lbs
Most of the reviews are from parents who bought this for children who are learning to play the piano, and they have mostly good things to say about the Williams Rhapsody 2. Many pointed to its elegant look and piano-like playability as its strong points, while others were happy with the sound quality. Some of the students themselves also commented that the unit made practice and playing more inspiring.
Some more experienced users commented that the sound quality degrades as they played faster, or with more notes. A few were not too happy with the piano sound, but still found the overall value and experience of playing the Rhapsody 2 to be a generally positive one.
The Williams Rhapsody 2 is ideal for those who want an elegant looking full-featured digital piano that will not drill a hole in your pocket. This was one of the keyboards that we used to recommend however it has been discontinued - to see our current recommendations please read our guide to The Best Digital Piano Keyboards.