Thanks very much for that - I think I would have indeed expected you to have heard the buzzing from those four Nords, if the problem had definitely been with every Nord, so from reading what you wrote, and what Cee said - and the fact mine seems to not be annoyingly buzzing like the Nord I sent back, it leads me to believe that it's not a problem on every single Nord.
It was hard for me to compare the three Nord pianos I've had, as I've not had them at the same time, and I went days without them in between returning them.
When I had the second Nord Piano, after being replaced for the OS error, I did have suspicions that the buzzing I could hear from it was louder than when I first received a Nord a couple of weeks before. But I obviously couldn't compare properly.
In fact I wished I'd recorded the buzzing, not that I could have done something with scientific accuracy...but I could have at least placed a mic right by the power at the back, and recorded it at the same gain, as I would then do later when I received my third Nord Piano. That probably wouldn't have been good enough for scientific proof, but if the difference had been noticeably substantial it would have least possibly pointed towards me just having a 'more buzzy' piano on the second time, than now, on my third Nord.
Even though I sent the second Nord back because of a slight defect on the top metal bit, I was secretly hoping that the replacement would come back less buzzy. And it did. And I still can recognize the buzzing sound when I listen to it, it's familiar, but it just doesn't seem as loud, it doesn't seem intrusive like it seemed before.
I certainly wouldn't have written about the buzzing of my last Nord if I hadn't been upset by how loud it was, and as soon as I realised my replacement Nord was not annoying me with the buzzing sound, and that I can barely hear it this time, I felt compelled to write here again and report that things are fine now.
And like I said, maybe the fact I'm in a different room is making it different, but apart from that, there's no differences, I have the same laptop with computer fan whirling away, and no other obvious noises here (or in my previous place) that would be drowning out the buzzing.
Maybe just some of them come with slightly noiser power units. This might explain why some people are moaning about the buzzing on the internet, and yet, others are saying it's fine and not too loud at all. And I'm saying both of these two things myself - for two different Nord Pianos! Clearly enough people were complaining to Nord about it, hence them having it on their FAQ page...but still that does not mean everyone was complaining to Nord about it, and that does not mean all Nords have the problem - and as you've said, you've been happy with your last four of them, regarding buzzing sounds (or lack of them rather!).
Either way, these are just my unscientific findings, should anyone else feel their Nord buzzing is too loud, and you've just bought it and have a chance to return or at least compare with the one in the shop somehow (would probably be difficult with the noises of other things turned on there I imagine), then maybe it's worth a shot. Because, a few weeks ago, I was convinced that every single Nord had very loud buzzing, and it doesn't seem to be the case now. You can definitely expect some buzz...especially if you put your ear closer to it, but from what Hanon and Cee say, and also, from what I can hear (or not hear) myself, it should not be too loud at all, to the point of it annoying you.
Last edited by MrMark1977
on 31 Jul 2012, 12:23, edited 2 times in total.
- The author MrMark1977 was thanked by: