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Re: Which Amps do you folks like here?

Postby Trifid1958 » 18 Jun 2020, 23:10

Hi all,
one of my customer would like to buy active monitors with a nice sound of piano mainly, but he is drummer too and he has Roland TD25K electronic drum set.
He would like to use something universal for using Nord Stage 3 88 and this electronic drum set together in home for training.. We have tested HH active 12" TESSEN monitor and sound of piano was not clean.
I am thinking about Nord active monitors and add to them some active subwoofer ( there is an output for subbwoofer ) in middle price category ( Yamaha HS 8 is too small I think, whats about dB Technologies SUB 612 A or something like this ?).
For kick ( or for hammond sound ) will be at home 12" speaker good ? Nord unfortunately do not have any subwoofer 10 or 12"...
If you have a good experiences with any different set of 2+1 system for it in similar price, please let me know.
Thank you for your kind help.
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Re: Which Amps do you folks like here?

Postby Robertojazz » 24 Jan 2023, 15:13

Hola , acabo de comprar el Nord Piano 5, estoy entusiasmado con la calidad del sonido. me preguntaba si un amplificador "Aer" , ya que su calidad de sonido acústico es extraordinario, lo utiliza alguien y que opinión tienen. vale la pena gastarse el costoso " Aer" para el Nord?
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Re: Which Amps do you folks like here?

Postby FZiegler » 24 Jan 2023, 15:46

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Re: Which Amps do you folks like here?

Postby FZiegler » 24 Jan 2023, 16:12

An acoustic guitar has a lot smaller range of resonating frequencies than an acoustic piano. The latter needs enough power for the low notes, crisp sounding heights (but not screaming) and well levelled mids. Some say a lot of power for transients is necessary, too. That's not what you will find even in a mixed bass/guitar amplifier all together. So Aer will probably not be the brand you need to look for - even if I never heard one.

I still belive 8'' are best for a piano full range DSP monitor on stage. If you are talking about home use, it may even be a 5'' studio monitor that works best for yourself (but not for any auditory). Cf. the Amplification FAQ on this forum.
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Re: Which Amps do you folks like here?

Postby cphollis » 25 Jan 2023, 00:38

It would not be worth the money for the Aer or similar designs. As @fziegler said, reproducing vocals and an acoustic guitar in a smaller setting is one thing, reproducing the full range of a Nord Piano 5 is another thing entirely. Although the Nord would not sound "bad" through Aer and similar, you might be better served by other alternatives.

If you are considering the Aer, my guess is that you want to perform in a small venue, and not your home or studio. The column speakers (Bose and similar) work well for me there, as its a very natural and dispersed sound. If it's a larger venue or an electric band, consider a pair of powered 8" PA speakers on stands spanning a wide price range :)
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