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Kurzweil PC3x #2847614 05/12/19 06:34 PM
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I have a kurzweil pc3x which I have had for quite few years. I find that she’s a temperamental machine when it comes to going though a sound system or even a powered speaker. Sounds great through my stage monitors at home but sounds cheap when taken out and about.

Anyone else have this problem with this model or anyone suggest a troubleshoot?

I am at the point of considering selling and going for maybe a Nord Stage 3 or going back to my Yamaha roots if that’s what it takes to get a consistent tone and sound.

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Re: Kurzweil PC3x [Re: sparx] #2847682 05/13/19 06:56 AM
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Never had one, but always been curious about them. How do you find it for designing your own sounds? Are the old libraries it's compatible with it worthwile?

I read recently a new PC4X version will come out.

Yamaha's hardware sure has some great sounds, hard to go wrong with Yamaha.

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Re: Kurzweil PC3x [Re: sparx] #2847991 05/14/19 05:02 AM
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I’ve had a Kurzweil Forte for the last 4 years. It’s been the main board in my rig. In many ways it is very similar to the PC3 series. I think this extends to the outputs.
My experience with the Forte has shown it has very hot audio outs.
In the early days with it I had a lot of trouble getting a good clear sound. It was when I bought a digital mixer that the issue of the Kurzweil’s outputs became clear. With the Behringer X18, I have to run the gain trim at -6db in order to avoid clipping. Having the digital mixer really highlighted this is issue because digital clipping sounds horrible. Never got a good sound at home. My setup at home uses a good old analog mixer. Once it’d backed off the gain, the home setup sounded pretty good too!
May be this is your issue too?

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