So, this amp is currently subject for a very, very long thread on another forum for keyboards. Just thought it deserved it's own thread over here with focus on DPs.
I live in Europe so I haven't gotten mine yet, but I'm pretty sure I will as soon as they become available.
For those who hasn't heard of this amp, I encourage you to learn more. It MIGHT just be the source of sound many of us has been looking for.
Would be happy to hear if any members of this forum has some gig reports or other experiences using mostly piano patches. Chime in guys.
It might work better for you with RD800 then it did for me with the brighter CP4. Tone is very personal and subjective.
I used the SS twice on two somewhat varying gigs. Luckily for me , Aspen's studio is only 20-25 minutes from my house , so I was able to swing by multiple times for pick-up and drop-off.
Yes, I preferred the overall tone of my RCF TT08As ($2500 for the pair on open box special) & JMK Audio JM-110 di/preamp ($1000) over it. The clarity, definition, pristine realism , immediacy and weight of sound won out for me over the SS. I also felt the SS amp introduced some unpleasant digital artifacts (which pretty much gave it a harsh sound ) in higher registers on single note lines for jazz. This may, or may not, be less evident with the RD-800.
All that said, you can't beat the convenience of the plug in and play, no extra patch cords , no worrying about placement issues with two stereo speakers --all in one box. And at only $750 US.
Like I said on KC, I never say never. I have one gig coming up next month where I'm going to give it yet another shot. Maybe the third time's a charm !
then I played the songs through my two zxa 1 ev speakers . I think the ssv3 is louder but the electrovoices in my opinion deffinetly sound better..
I haven't heard the 8" ZXAs and SS side by side but I'd probably feel the same way I'm guessing. I think those particular EVs are some of the best sounding inexpensive speakers for piano that I've heard.
Also like I said over there already - this is just one guy's opinion.