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Pearl 665 vs Azumi 2000

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Pearl 665 vs Azumi 2000    22:33 on Friday, October 07, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

ncpnic
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Hi everybody, I'm buying a new flute, my budget is $1300 and I have in mind these flutes: Pearl 665 and Azumi 2000, but both are great, so... can somebody with experience tell me wich one is better and why, please. Because one has an altus silver headjoint, the other has French pointed arms and one-piece core-bar construction, but I have read many good things about both. so please explain me wich one is better. thanks

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Re: Pearl 665 vs Azumi 2000    20:41 on Saturday, October 08, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

ncpnic
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I'm waiting for your answers gentlemen. thanks...

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Re: Pearl 665 vs Azumi 2000    14:50 on Sunday, October 09, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

michaelnguyenflu
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I haven't tried a Pearl 665 yet so I can't give you an opinion on that flute.

I've tried a friend's Azumi 2000 though and it's an excellent flute! I liked the headjoint a lot; it really does make a difference. I've heard that the Pearl "Quantz" flutes aren't worth it, and that if you want to upgrade with a Pearl flute, you should get a "Dolce" series model or better. Probably the same concept as getting a Yamaha flute to upgrade; you wouldn't want to get a 300-400 series flute because those lines will play the same as a 200 series model, so a 500 series Yamaha (or better) would be the smart choice.

Overall I want to say that the Azumi will be the better flute overall, but do try out both if you can! If you have a bit more money to spend, you could get the Pearl 665 body, and find a nicer headjoint to put on it. That'd be ideal!

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Re: Pearl 665 vs Azumi 2000    14:57 on Sunday, October 09, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

michaelnguyenflu
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By the way, were there any other flutes you had in mind? There two are undoubtedly great flutes but it's nice to look into more options.

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Re: Pearl 665 vs Azumi 2000    14:58 on Sunday, October 09, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
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Re: Pearl 665 vs Azumi 2000    15:00 on Sunday, October 09, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Trombi
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I don't know much about Pearl, but I think that the important things are, the player, the headjoint and the remaining part of the flute in that order, and the Altus headjoint is really good.

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Re: Pearl 665 vs Azumi 2000    16:03 on Sunday, October 09, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

ncpnic
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thanks people. I'm going to consider your comments.
Remember that pearl has french pointed keey arms, nither the azumi

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Re: Pearl 665 vs Azumi 2000    16:52 on Sunday, October 09, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

ncpnic
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I have heard good comments about briccialdi flutes, they are handmade.
but haven't tried them

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Re: Pearl 665 vs Azumi 2000    16:59 on Sunday, October 09, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

michaelnguyenflu
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French pointed arms really don't make a world of difference when compared to Y-armed keys. Definitely looks nicer though, in my opinion, but aesthetics are lower on the list when picking a flute.

I'm not sure about Briccialdi flutes. They're everywhere on eBay, and they all seem too good to be true...stick to tried and true brands like Azumi, Pearl, Yamaha, etc.

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Re: Pearl 665 vs Azumi 2000    13:43 on Monday, October 10, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

ncpnic
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thanks, but I'm still unsure!

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Re: Pearl 665 vs Azumi 2000    16:41 on Monday, October 10, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

JButky
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Have you played both? Quite frankly, the one you are most comfortable on and helps you produce the best sound is your choice. Our opinions mean nothing since different people will have differing opinions on how they play. Both are quality flutes and what's important is how YOU sound on them, not somebody else.

You can discuss specs all day long and it doesn't mean squat. The Pearl mechanism is well beyond the Azumi, and as far as headjoint choice and cuts, it's strictly a matter of personal preference and nobody can "inform" you as to which will be better for you. You simply have to play them.

If you can't tell the difference and don't have a preference after playing them without knowing which one is which, then it really doesn't matter which one you get. IF you do notice a difference with one consistently preferring it after playing both back and forth, then that's the one you should get.

Joe B

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Re: Pearl 665 vs Azumi 2000    16:42 on Monday, October 10, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

ncpnic
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ok people, thanks God I bought an Azumi 2000 flute in fluteworld.com
thanks everybody for comment and help me.
Greetings!
blessings!

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Nicolas

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Re: Pearl 665 vs Azumi 2000    18:50 on Monday, October 10, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Bilbo
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I would basically agree with Joe B.
The other thing is that when trying out flutes, some of them have been for sale on the market for some time and so condition is more of a deciding factor. So one model/brand might be better but if doesn't respond to you or if the pads leak....then move on. As already mentioned...try before you buy and do some comparison shopping. See if a store will allow a trial or wait for a local flute festival to try out several new or used flutes. I remember trying out a Powell flute in the $10,000 range at a flute fest and the primary selling point was that it had some of those great Straubinger pads. It didn't seem to bother the seller that some of those pads leaked.

As another point, if you're going to have a long term relationship with your flute education then you will certainly own more than one or two flutes before it's all over. So, part of the ed. process is to learn how to play-test a flute, and then get what flute playing education you can from it and move on to the next flute.

   

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