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Nord Piano 2 has never sounded great

Postby Kevonthebay » 11 Oct 2018, 02:35

Since purchasing my Nord Piano 2 about 5 years ago, I’ve been very disappointed in the sound to the point that I was planning to sell it before my next gig. Whoever, when I put my headphone into the jack and not use the output jacks; the board has the sound that I thought that I sampled in the store. I’ve used multiple amps and powered speakers, but no success. Can someone help?
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Re: Nord Piano 2 has never sounded great

Postby NoDirection » 11 Oct 2018, 10:18

I see this is your first post, so welcome to the forum!

There are lots of threads discussing amplification - have you tried the QSC K8.2 that so many on the forum recommend?
At home I use Yamaha HS-7 - They work OK, I especially like the sound of the Bøsendorfer. When I bring my own amp I use the SpaceStation SS3 - good on organ, not so good on pianos - I would have bought the QSC today.

Hope you find something that sounds good for your pianos...
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Re: Nord Piano 2 has never sounded great

Postby baekgaard » 11 Oct 2018, 15:18

Are you playing stereo or mono through your PA? Makes a big difference for the sound you get.
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Re: Nord Piano 2 has never sounded great

Postby dhbp-nord » 11 Oct 2018, 15:30

I just got my band to switch over to IEMs for partly this reason.

Running your keys through FOH in stereo will make a huge difference as noted.

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Re: Nord Piano 2 has never sounded great

Postby baekgaard » 11 Oct 2018, 23:32

Yes, for monitoring, IEM (fed a stereo signal of your own keys) are hard to beat!
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