Posted By: jfl
Comparing the Avantgrand N3X sound to Yamaha C6 - 11/10/17 12:16 AM
I have a serious interest in the next gen Avantgrands.
YouTube trolling found me the following two amateur performances of the same Chopin nocturne (op 9 #2).
First on an AG N3X in a what appears to be a church (music school?) hall.
Then a home recording on a Yamaha C6.
Putting the relative strengths of the two pianists to the side and concentrating on the piano sounds, I have to say that I did prefer the acoustic sound. The AG sound is quite clear and rings out nicely, but it seemed a bit unrealistically bold in the base and much brighter overall than the acoustic recording.
Is this a fair comparison? Obviously the first recording is going through a miked PA system and that affects the tone. Does anyone actually own an N3X who can comment on the tone quality?
I've played this piece on a Yamaha conservatory grand (in a smaller studio room). I'm not sure but I think I recall the sound being closer to the acoustic recording than the N3X above. I'm don't object to the N3X sound, it's just different and maybe a little less subtle? I'm wondering if part of that is just the extra amplification of the PA system.
(I'm also not trying to start a religious war on the relative general merits of digital vs acoustic here - just trying to get some feed back on the N3X specifically from anyone who's spent significant time with it, preferably in a normal sized living room),
Also if you own an N3X: why did you decide to purchase it instead of the lower priced N3?