I am using NU1 speakers and yes, I have set the velocity curve and the appropriate volume. And from the same computer and on the same speakers RECORDINGS of fine concerts (e.g. CDs, yes I still use those) the recorded grand pianos sound like grand pianos, unlike the digital instrument. It's not subtle difference: it's like knocking on fine wood furniture, vs knocking on a plastic slab: totally different sound.
Indeed. A good system isn't going to make something sound more like a piano if it doesn't sound like one in the first place.
Last I heard were moves afoot to refine or diminish at least some of the resonances (which nobody asked for) of Fine Elite Pianos. They will one day succeed, to the sounds of very great rejoicing.
Such instruments, such work of incomparable complexity and devotion, will no doubt carry a hefty price tag.
We lucky lucky guys on this wonderful forum already have such. and what are we attempting to do?
Yes, well; the steam trains are still wonderful, living things which ovoke emotion and enthusiasm from old and young and they smoked heavily on occasions.
And I too would wish they'd never stopped using 'em.
But even steam locos would be very different now with refinement commensurate with modern requirements.
One day we might get back to playing music insted of playing the piano. One day we might be able to travel on trains and expect to arrive somewhere . . . .and on time.
The beer's good tonight. A smoky taste and full of resonances.