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Hi guys!

So I own a new Roland LX705. With headphones on, it sounds amazing. Without, not so. Well, it still sounds good, but I'd love there to be a way to make the internal speakers sound like what it sounds like wearing headphones. I know headphone sound will never match speaker sound, but you get my point.

The thing is, with the internal speakers, the piano sound (European Grand V2) sounds too dull, a bit keyboard-like, if you will.

Changing the individual tone characters all to +2, as I tried earlier, made the sound much better, but not for all notes; especially in the extreme lower and higher notes. As someone justly pointed out, all notes set to the same character doesn't sound natural.

I tried out some presets in the library in the app, and I'm fond of the concert piano setting by Hugo Veryzer ... with headphones on. Again, without headphones, this sounds really dull. I tried adding +1 or +2 to all note characters starting from this preset, but it just doesn't seem to work out.

I know that sound is a very personal and subjective thing, but I wondered whether there's anyone else out here with an LX700 series DP, and who's experienced the same thing, but found out how to make the perfect settings combination; especially the individual note characters, for the internal speakers, as I'm afraid I don't know too much about grand piano sounds to figure it all out myself.

Changing the speaker setting to Dynamic 2 helps a tiny bit, but won't do the trick. Changing the overall sound brilliance neither; setting the brilliance too high makes it sound very artificial.

So, does anyone have a "perfect" settings/setup file, with individualised note characters?

Thank you very much in advance.

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.... and so another new chase for optimized/tweaked sound begins !
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Your newer Roland may have a headphone feature similar to the one on mine that is/was known as “3 D Ambience effect”. I only mention this as a possible clue to help you figure out where to begin and how to find which of the many parameters affecting sound characteristics may need tweaked so that the sound via built-in speakers gets closer to matching what you have already found sounds so good, by default settings, through headphones.

Good luck on this journey!

PS. One person’s “perfect set up file” may be perfect for them but not others.

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Here is another potential bounty of clues to finding settings ideal for you.

http://forum.pianoworld.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/2966714/roland-lx-series-best-sound-settings.html

I suggest a methodical approach starting with keeping track of the settings you currently have that you find dull through the internal speakers, then try some of the settings others have tried, but try them gradually while also keeping track of the changes so that you know if/when you may be getting closer to or farther from what you prefer so that you can gradually adjust forwards or backwards any of them to get closer .... and closer to what you like.


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I have the LX706, so my experience might be quite different. I did not do any scientific measurements on the internal speaker performance, but just judging by ears alone it is severely lacking in upper bass/lower mids. Shockingly poor for the price if I must add. That’s how the drivers are, it can’t be EQed, not without severe distortion. That’s why the differences between natural, dynamic and dynamic2 are not great.

The only way to augment the sound is to add external speakers to it. I have an old stereo setup with a pair of Quad 11L which has excellent upper bass/mids, which very much fills in the missing frequencies when used together with the internal speakers. By itself the Quads has non-existent lows, and somewhat rolled off highs, so the Roland covers the lows and adds the sparkle and brightness in the top end. I position them behind my sitting position, but that depends on your setup and room. A speaker setup that is good enough to replace your internal DP sound will probably cost more than your DP itself.

Probably the above is not the answer you are looking at, but these days I’m quite content with the piano sounds by itself. It is quite a joy to play with overall. If for some reason I wanted to hear my own playing (3rd party feedback or such) I would record in GarageBand and playback over other means.

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In case you were wondering, the upper bass/lower mids affects how full or dull, or hollow or boxy the sound is the most. For settings only, you can try soundboard 3 lid 6. But there’s only so much you can push it to do something it physically cannot do.


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