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Re: Personal keyboard amp
Morodiene #2160093 09/30/13 12:49 PM
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Fixed the link:

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/det...pe=&gclid=CK753fnV87kCFSlo7AodJGUAAA

BTW, the OP only needs one at this point, not two, which is why I introduced it in the first place.

Folks, read the reviews on this link from people who have actually used this item. They pretty much echo what I and others on this thread (who have used it) say about it. It is in a class by itself.


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Originally Posted by rocket88
Back for this:

Fixed the link:

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/det...pe=&gclid=CK753fnV87kCFSlo7AodJGUAAA

BTW, the OP only needs one at this point, not two, which is why I introduced it in the first place.

Folks, read the reviews on this link from people who have actually used this item. They pretty much echo what I and others on this thread (who have used it) say about it. It is in a class by itself.


I absolutely agree with you on the Roland CM-30 (I own one, and love it). However, if the OP can spring for an additional $70-80, I think the Yamaha MSR-100 is an even better solution...and you only need one.

Nevertheless, for the OP's intended purposes, the CM-30 is an excellent recommendation, and I can certainly vouch for it.


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Morodiene #2160114 09/30/13 01:52 PM
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Thanks guys for all the info!

My concern re: stereo vs. mono is that I'm not using it exclusively for piano sounds, but for the synth, so there's a lot of effects that really take advantage of the stereo option. However, I do own a decent (IMHO) set of headphones that if I need to hear what an effect does I can always plug those in, and use the monitor for general usage.


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Morodiene #2160133 09/30/13 02:51 PM
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At the moment I'm considering buying something for me for monitoring. My main concern is portability, I'm a freak in this matter since often it may appear that I won't use monitor I took with myself, this is just to secure myself. And I'll travel across the country with that.

I'm considering everything from very expensive AER alpha 40 to Roland AC 33, Roland CM-30 or even Behringer Eurolive B208D smile but AC-33 is so expensive that I'd rather go for used AER than that. Any opinions on the funny Behrigner? smile Or maybe there is another option in between in quality matter?

rocket88, how CM-30 is dealing with the vocal, is the sound natural??


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Originally Posted by rocket88
Just about every performer that I know, including me, has gone thru numerous keyboard amps, dislikes them all, and eventually ends up with some sort of a PA, be it small or large.


How true! Went through numerous jbl powered monitors before settling on a bose l1. For smaller gigs I tried a fostex 630b1 which wasn't bad but eventually switched to a mackie srm150 which I like allot... very flexible with multiple mic (w/phantom), instrument, and rca inputs. But it is mono and a little more expensive than the roland. If you want stereo, you might want to take a look at the m-audio av30 for around $100. I use them for my tv but they are stereo and fairly rugged and not bad sounding. They just don't have multiple inputs, just stereo rca, so you can't plug in a mic and mix vocals like with the mackie or roland.

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In your shoes (which of course is difficult on an internet forum!), if I had a decent set of phones I'd probably try to save up and get some studio monitors, assuming that I didn't miss something and these are for home studio use only. (If for live performance that's a different story). Personally I'd want to monitor in stereo if at all possible. I owned a Motif (your Mox is based on a newer version's sounds) and I know firsthand how different the sounds can be in mono, especially the Performance patches. Whatever you choose, good luck, the Mox has some very good sounds!

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Morodiene, typically you'll want a monitor system. amps suck for keyboards completely. they literally cannot hit the range the keyboard can. think of computer speakers trying to hit some bass notes, won't happen well, same thing.


I had a relatively low budget too. Its not "low" but for this type of equipment its relatively cheap. http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/CM110/
I like them. They are loud, they produce clean sound, but I hurt in the pocket book after for something to kind of make my own "as close to acoustic" feeling....


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Please dont consider this as a critical comment but I am curious.
I think an MOX6 still retails for around $1000
How did you end up with one and only have such a small budget for speakers?

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Originally Posted by Morodiene
Not looking to spend a lot, maybe $50, but I have no idea what the costs are for what. Any suggestions?

I agree with those who said headphones.

Originally Posted by Morodiene
But is it typical to get two monitors to make it stereo, or do you usually just have one?

Stereo is of more interest to some people than others. Especially in live performance (not your situation, I know), lots of people go mono, for a variety of reasons. Regardless, if budget is tight, it's better to get one decent speaker than two crappy ones.

Originally Posted by kiedysktos.
Behringer Eurolive B208D

I think the B208D is surprisingly good for the money. It's not going to push much deep bass, and it's not great for acoustic piano sounds, but for most sounds at moderate volume, not bad at all. I think it's a good budget choice, probably the least expensive piece I would recommend.

The B208D is cheaper than the CM-30 Roland Cube, which I have not heard. I don't know which would sound better at lower volume, but it's a pretty safe bet that you could get more out oomph if you need it out of the Behringer. As people here may know, I don't put too much emphasis on spec sheets, but the specs here are different enough that I think you can draw reasonable conclusions in this respect:

The CM-30 is 30 watts into a 6.5" coax speaker. They don't say whether it's 30 RMS or peak.

The B208D's is an 8"+horn bi-amped system, rated RMS at 135 watts to the woofer and 38 watts to the horn (160 and 42 peak, which is where they get their "200 watt" claim from). Max. 113dB SPL@1m. (No similar spec provided for the Roland.)

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