Williams Allegro 88-Key Digital Piano Review

Williams Allegro 88-Key Digital Piano
One of the great things about digital pianos is they come in all different types, all of which are made for completely different people. There are digital pianos made specifically for performers. There are digital pianos made for professional music producers. There are also digital pianos made for people on a tight budget, one of which being the Williams Allegro.

If you’re looking to get a cheap digital piano, or are looking for a solid first digital piano for a new player, the Williams Allegro may be what you need. Here is our review on the Williams Allegro 88-Key Digital Piano.

Design

The Williams Allegro is designed in a similar way to that of many other digital pianos in its price range. While it still looks like a professional, high quality instrument, the piano itself is made out of a mid-quality plastic. This obviously isn’t the best material one would hope to see the piano made out of, but it’s sturdy enough to avoid breaking from fall damage or heavy use. After all, the cheaper materials of the Williams Allegro is what allows Williams to keep the price of the Allegro digital piano so low. The Williams Allegro is not an expensive piano, and it is not intending to be.Williams Allegro

The piano itself weighs 43.2 pounds, which makes it light enough to carry around by yourself. The Williams Allegro doesn’t come with a designated stand, so if you buy a standard double x digital piano stand, it’s extremely easy to transport the piano to different houses as well. When I was teaching my nephew piano, I would transport this piano back and forth in the back seat of my car without any problems. Both a standard double x stand and the piano can be comfortably carried in one trip, which saves a lot of time and hassle.

Feel Of The Piano

For only $200, the Williams Allegro does a great job at mimicking the feel of a real acoustic piano. The keys are accurately weighted, with the lower keys being heavier than the higher ones. This instantly puts it far above most digital pianos and keyboards in its price range, which often do not future weighted keys at all. Weighted keys are extremely important to play on if you ever plan on transferring over to an acoustic piano, or more expensive digital piano. The fact that the Williams Allegro has weighted keys is a huge plus in its favor, making it a great option for people learning the piano who are looking to transfer over to acoustic in the future.

As far as the quality of the keys go, they aren’t the best. Of course, they aren’t trying to compete with the higher end digital pianos on the market. As far as digital pianos in the Allegro’s price range goes, the keys on it won’t be beaten.

Sound Of The Williams Allegro

Unfortunately, this is where the Williams Allegro suffers the most. The sound quality of the Williams Allegro is mediocre at best. This is not to say it sounds bad. After all, it is still significantly better than most keyboards and digital pianos in its price range. Although it sounds better when plugged into an external amplifier, nobody will want to use the Williams Allegro as a performance piano. Listen to a sample of the Williams Allegro in the video below and you’ll see what I mean.

As you can see, the Allegro will be sufficient for learning and practice, but serious performers will need something a bit richer and fuller than the Allegro if they want people to take them seriously.

Additional Features Of The Williams Allegro

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8 Splittable Voices

The Williams Allegro has 8 voices, including: 2 pianos, 2 electric pianos, church organ, rock & jazz organ, strings, and upright piano. These voices can be split, allowing you to play two different voices at once.

Built In Metronome

The Williams Allegro digital piano features a built in metronome, which has a range between 20 and 280 beats per minute. This makes it easy to practice staying in rhythm.

Transposing

The keys on the piano can be transposed up or down several octaves, or can be further transposed 12 whole steps up or down.

2-Track Song Recorder

The Williams Allegro features a two-track song recorder. This allows you to record the first track, and then overlay the the track with a 2nd track directly from the piano. No external software or equipment needed!

MIDI In/Out

MIDI support makes the Williams Allegro easy to connect to a computer or other hardware. This allows it to easily work with software such as Garageband and Synthesia.

Williams Allegro Digital Piano Specs:

Size: 45 x 12.2 x 20.27 inches

Weight: 43.2 pounds
Number Of Keys: 88

Weighted: Yes

Polyphony: 64

Voices: 8

Preset Songs: 8

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Conclusion

The Williams Allegro is a solid choice for anyone looking to purchase their first digital piano, or who is looking for a cheap digital piano to learn and practice on before moving onto a better one. The piano is also decent for hobbyists, who have no real intention of performing in front of crows. Serious piano players may consider looking into a more expensive digital piano, as the Williams Allegro will be outgrown quickly and you’ll end up looking for a better digital piano in the future anyway. Why not save the money and get a better digital piano from the start? We recommend the slightly more expensive Yamaha P35, or if you have a bigger budget, the Yamaha P105. Still, for digital pianos in this price range, the Williams Allegro can not be beaten.

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