Loud keys Nord Wave 2?

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Loud keys Nord Wave 2?

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Dear...
Just got my NW2 as a ex display from music shop.
The keys are very noisy - fill plastic like cheap Casio keyboard....
my old fantom or korg fill like premium compare to the nord...
I did a quick movie on youtube
its that normal or that nord its already been used to hard?



still have a week to return
Thanks for help!
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Re: Loud keys Nord Wave 2?

Post by DJKeys »

Hi-

I would return it. I have had mine for 3 years and it still is one of the smoothest keybeds I have played. None of those noises exist in mine, especially that weird side to side noise. My keybed has a little of that movement, but none of that sound. The original Nord Wave and the Wave 2 have two of the best synth keybeds Nord has put in an instrument, in my opinion.

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DJKeys wrote:...and it still is one of the smoothest keybeds I have played. (...) and the Wave 2 have two of the best synth keybeds Nord has put in an instrument, in my opinion.
I can only confirm that. I only had the Wave 2 for a few weeks, but I immediately noticed the much quieter and smoother keyboard when I played it - especially compared to the Stage 3 Compact, which I had at that time (the Stage 4 Compact is also louder, but by far not like in your video).

I would also make a complaint, even if it was a display model!
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Post by busterkeys »

no, it's not supposed to sound like that. it sounds like it has about 300 years of playing time on it. definitely return it, unless you bought it for 1/3 the price of a new one and want to replace all the key bushings.
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Post by gitarrenzupfer »

The sound of the keys in your video reminds me of my old Yamaha CS2x, which was transported or stored in a semi-trailer for years at temperatures between -10 °C and 50 °C. I think that the plastic and rubber of the keyboard suffer a lot from this.

It's a shame about the Wave2's keybed, which I actually find to be very good (for a non-hammer keybed).

I would therefore also recommend returning the device.
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The Wave 2's keybed is normally pretty quiet and feels very nice to play. I would not keep this unit.
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Post by Bjosko »

That sounds like the crappy keyboard on my Lead A1 ( otherwise excellent synth ). It might be a really stress-test to be a demo board in a shop. Still, your sounds like something is really off, more than wear.
My first Nord was the Stage classic, also bought from a shop as a demo unit. The pitch stick had to be replaced ( covered on warranty ) after a month after I bought it. I have never had to do it again on that or my newer Nords.
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Post by doctorkeys »

I just went in and checked my NW2 (2020/21 model). It is quiet and smooth as silk.
You must have acquired one built on a late Friday afternoon. Or, it has been played roughly by many hands.
Please let us know how this was resolved.
Good luck !
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