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#674146 - 06/16/08 01:27 PM Re: Roland RD700GX/Kawai MP8II/Yamaha CP300 etc.  
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Thanks for the well presented thoughts on these three great pianos. I know more now.


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#674147 - 06/16/08 03:31 PM Re: Roland RD700GX/Kawai MP8II/Yamaha CP300 etc.  
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MICHAEL SCOTT: what are the external powered speakers you chose for your RD700GX? I need something decent, and not boxy sounding.


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#674148 - 06/16/08 11:09 PM Re: Roland RD700GX/Kawai MP8II/Yamaha CP300 etc.  
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These are the powered monitors:
http://www.zzounds.com/item--MDOBX5A

Guitar Center has them for the same price also. They are not top of the line by any means, but quite a lot of sound for the buck.

#674149 - 06/22/08 06:50 PM Re: Roland RD700GX/Kawai MP8II/Yamaha CP300 etc.  
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Hi Guys! I too have a Roland RD700GX, just came May 29th.

Am a 53 yr old intermediate beginner. So gigging is not for me, at least not in the near future.

Love the Ivory Feel keys! Was going to get Yamaha P-140, then Roland FP-7 but waited a year to save my pennies. SO glad I did! Demoed at GC on Yam MP-5's, now discontinued, sounded good to me. Phone ordered from a friend of rintincop.

Ordered Quik Lok Z-716L stand with all the extras but not here yet so the RD700GX is still on our diningroom table with boxes sitting around.

My M-Audio BX-8A's, arrived June 20, 2 days after I Bought-Them-Now from Unique-squared on eBay. Great deal since these are recently discontinued also, came with Whirlwind XLR 20' cords no extra charge and free shipping for only slightly more than the 5A's. Totally love the sound and in answer to others on other threads sounds better IMHO than through headphones or Yam MP-5's.


It is never too late to be what you might have been. George Eliot

1919 Weber Duo-Art upright, Roland RD-700GX,
1918 Chickering Ampico 5'8", 1923 Steinway Duo-Art 6'4"

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#674150 - 06/23/08 11:47 PM Re: Roland RD700GX/Kawai MP8II/Yamaha CP300 etc.  
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My first post! Hi, everybody.

I am first and foremost a guitarist. But I like to play the piano too, all by ear.

I bought the Yamaha CP300 a few weeks ago to replace an old DP which I donated to a church. The Roland RD700GX was also an option. It was a tough decision, but I finally went for the CP300. I preferred the keyboard action and I just love the piano sound. When I plug it into a pair of KRK active monitors, it sounds even better. To my ears, it sounds like a mic'ed acoustic grand piano. I love that sound.

#674151 - 06/24/08 10:40 AM Re: Roland RD700GX/Kawai MP8II/Yamaha CP300 etc.  
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Hi Pip!

Welcome! The people here are great! Have been a member a little more than a year. Don't post often but read whenever I can. Belong to a couple other forums but have gotten the most and best info here. Hope this thread is not too old for others to also welcome you.

Any type of keyboard you can get you will find a thread here. I have a 1920 Duo-Art Weber upright player piano as well.

Have learned SO much and also got the lead to get my Roland for a great price from two PW members.

Truly was a hard decision for me too, pondered for a year, until I felt the keyboard on this one, very similar to my Weber which was what I was after.

Sincerely hope you enjoy your new toy! Best RAGards, Linda


It is never too late to be what you might have been. George Eliot

1919 Weber Duo-Art upright, Roland RD-700GX,
1918 Chickering Ampico 5'8", 1923 Steinway Duo-Art 6'4"

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#674152 - 06/26/08 02:29 AM Re: Roland RD700GX/Kawai MP8II/Yamaha CP300 etc.  
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#674153 - 06/26/08 12:10 PM Re: Roland RD700GX/Kawai MP8II/Yamaha CP300 etc.  
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#674154 - 07/22/08 04:50 PM Re: Roland RD700GX/Kawai MP8II/Yamaha CP300 etc.  
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#674155 - 10/16/08 05:40 PM Re: Roland RD700GX/Kawai MP8II/Yamaha CP300 etc.  
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I have had my Roland FP8 (the red one) for 15 years and been happy with it. I played the new 700GX, touch is great but I didn't like the piano sounds. May be suitable for jazz or classic, but not for playing pop-rock on gigs.

Then I tried Yamaha CP300, sounds were great. Don't need to be more than 2 layers on the same time. Mostly I have used Piano 2 or 3 and Strings 1 with my FP8. I have also FX-pedal and with that I can control the strings layer volume while playing piano sound. Does anyone know if this is possible also with CP300?

FP8 has also speakers. They are just great on gig as monitors and bringing more acoustic piano feel.

I have also Nord Electro 2 and Korg X3 on my old Invisible stand.

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