I have tried the note from the Scriabin sonata you mentioned (it's e''' if I'm not mistaken) and the only unusual thing I can hear is a slightly "metallic" sound which comes from the damper resonance (so you have to hold the pedal and play the note quite loud to hear it).
Thanks, Thorsten. That is exactly what I mean! I forgot to mention that you schould try that with the damper pedal, sorry... But on the tested piano the strange sound could be heard also when I played the note in piano or mezzo piano. Maybe this was so because of the heavily changed setting, as you think.
The interesting thing is that this "metallic" sound only occurs with the 5 or 6 half-tones grouped approximately around e'''.
I think you're right.
I'm not sure why that is the case, but I think (assuming something similar can also be heard on a grand) this is exactly the point above which the higher notes do not have dampers any more.
I didn't understand this. Do you mean that the highter notes don't have damper effect, even if they are played with the damper pedal??
It could of course be that someone just heavily changed all the "virtual technician" settings on the instrument that you tested (e.g. making all the resonance effects unrealistically strong).
I should have tried to experiment with the settings at the store
But the technician couldn't help me because he asserted this is also the case on acustic grands and therefore is nothing strange. (So I asked him, why I can't hear such a sound on CA 51, and he answered that is because CA71 is more expensive than CA51
) So, do you think this metallic sound problem can be eliminated by adjusting the settings? Then I think I should go for CA71.
Cherry. Nowadays most pianos are either black or have a very light color and I decided to take something in between.
So, are you satisfied by the color?