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My 1982 Steinway B has just been delivered! She now sits together with my Yamaha N3X now. By placing a 7' Steinway besides the wall, the bass feels over powered and overwhelmed the room a little bit.

My room is bare wall with a rug underneath. I'm trying to see if I can have a curtain on the bass side to damper the sound a little bit.


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Looks great.

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Looks fabulous, but you are going to spend a lot of time carefully treating that room, I bet.


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Congrats Harpuia. It looks great. Is there any way you could angle the tail into the corner or away from it so the piano is not parallel to the wall? I have my B in a smaller room. I didn't want mine parallel to a wall due to the size and layout of the room. There are 2 large openings on adjacent walls. So I played with the angle of the piano until I got it right. We have a very open floor plan with 9' ceilings and a 2-story foyer near the piano, so I know that help the piano project.

Also, play around with blankets, pillows, etc., in the room to see how it affects the acoustics before spending a lot of money on specialized treatments. Have someone else play the piano too so you can get a sense of how the piano sounds from the listeners perspective.

Post recordings when you can. I'm anxious to hear how it sounds and if it sounds anything like mine, since I have a 1981.

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Congratulations on your beautiful Steinway piano !

This will probably drive you crazy but I would have put the Steinway where the Yamaha is. Yes voicing the room should balance out the tone. Otherwise your room looks very nice .Enjoy many hours of making music.

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Congratulations on your new Steinway! Beautiful!

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Congratulations!


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Thank you tend to rush, SonatainFSharp, GC13 and Lady Bird.

GC13, I've taken a look at the photos you uploaded in other posts before. The angle of your piano does help projection the sound. If I want to do that, I need to have the tail other way around, like what is being suggested in the piano buyer article. I'll try to see if that's possible but moving the angle of the Steinway means that I also need to move the Yamaha.

Yes I've had a search on some sound treatments materials and they are pretty expensive. There might be cheaper and hack solutions.

Lady Bird, thanks for the congrats and suggestions! I would love to put the Steinway away from the wall but that will make it closer to the bathroom and the kitchen. There was one technician said boiling water nearby could make the tuning unstable.

All right a little video clip of me playing the new piano:



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I saw Tiffany Poon is also having a Steinway B in a small apartment and it sounds good from the microphone. So it is definitely possible to achieve a clean sound.


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Beautiful sounding piano and well-played Mozart. To my ears, it doesn’t sound overwhelmed by the room
Best wishes for many wonderful playing hours


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I have two large grands in a small room. Those pianos do well in the space. I had others that did not. Enjoy, it sounds fantastic.

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Congratulations! Beautiful piano and beautiful playing! wink

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Congratulations! Beautiful pianos and room arrangement.

I too have two grand pianos in the same room, and they work fine together.


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Wow. You have my two most favorite pianos. Congrats.

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Congrats!! What if you angled the Steinway with the tail in the corner and also angled the Yamaha next to it? Kinda like diagonal parking spaces? smile


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Wonderful.

To help the bass, you can put dense cushions under the piano where the floor meets the wall, and also put something in the corner from the floor up the wall. You can really control the sound this way.

If you put something at ear height on the wall, it will help your left ear. If I play a grand piano against a bare wall, my left rear starts ringing after a while, which is extremely bad for the ears.

The reflections from the bare wall can also have an effect on the quality of the sound you hear. If you close your eyes and concentrate on the difference between the right and left ear, you'll probably hear what I mean immediately.

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congratulations! beautiful piano


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