Options for monitoring pianosound

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Jens
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Options for monitoring pianosound

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Hello there!

When I play my CP73 through headphones, I get the most wonderful sound.

When I play through my Headrush FRFR108 speaker (guitar branded PA speaker to use with my Line6 helix guitar pedal), the sound is terrible. When I play through classic big PA-monitors or studio monitors, i still find the sound lacks the high definition quality of the headphones.

THe only thing I didn't try is a dedicated keyboard speaker like the Roland KC series or a Behringer one. What do you guys think is the best option for having that pristine piano sound in a room?


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Re: Options for monitoring pianosound

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Hi Jens

Have you checked the frequency response range of the keyboard against the Headrush FRFR108? Also check the spec of your headphones and compare. Guitar amps, pa speakers etc often don't have the range and response to faithfully reproduce everything a keyboard can put out.


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Re: Options for monitoring pianosound

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I just got a Behringer Ultratone 450 for my birthday...

Still sounds a bit distorted to be honest when you hit full chords... But so does the headrush and so do my studio monitors...

Would more power be the option here? Seems like I'm missing headroom...


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Well, something definitely isn't right. I am currently using a couple of Presonus Eris 4.5 active monitors and they are fine. But then my hearing is not what it once was so perhaps a few others could weigh in here?


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I must say that I'm disappointed in the way that my clavinova sounds brilliant when using the built in speakers. Hooking up the cp to the clavinova inputs, it sounds muddy. Using the Behringer keyboard Amp is much better, but not as pristine, clear or transparent as the clavinova...


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