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I use a subwoofer to supplement the built-in speakers of my Yamaha P515. The difference is like night-and-day: Boxy and weak thru the internal speakers, broad and powerful when the sub kicks in. And it’s not even an expensive sub - it’s an ancient Yamaha YST-MSW10 from a 1990’s multimedia PC rig. Works a treat.

Use can gauge how bad your speakers are using this frequency sweep:


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This proves to me that I can no longer hear beyond 9 kHz.
I'm pretty sure these headphones can handle more than 9. But my ears won't.
It's called OFD.

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Originally Posted by MacMacMac
This proves to me that I can no longer hear beyond 9 kHz.
I'm pretty sure these headphones can handle more than 9. But my ears won't.
It's called OFD.

Like i said, lifer pianist are some of the deafest bastards I know of. grin

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I did not realize that this last-year thread of mine had been resurrected, but I now can add that my recent ordering of a Kawai NV5 was entirely caused my frustration with the speaker/amplification shortcomings of the Roland LX 706, and generally all the former generation of digitals. I believe Kawai recognized the issue, and its deal with Onkyo shows its willingness to deal with experts and put serious money into that side of their digital pianos. The market is ready to spend, and the appearance of electronically excited soundboards a marketable plus.

Now the problem is to get the pianos out of the factory and into dealerships...


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Originally Posted by EinLudov
Like i said, lifer pianist are some of the deafest bastards I know of. grin
+1

...and still they keep pounding Rachmaninoff out o’ them acoustics.....!

This is akin to slamming your body into a concrete wall repeatedly, and expecting that the wall will somehow soften at some point.......newsflash, it won’t.



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Please don’t bring up your quantum physics and how it is not only possible to soften a concrete wall by persistently slamming into it, but that one could potentially go through that wall and end up in another dimension.

This is only ‘theoretically’ possible and has not, as of yet, been duplicated in a lab!

So yes, my ‘proven’ theory stands unless you can prove yours in a lab!

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Originally Posted by EinLudov
Like i said, lifer pianist are some of the deafest bastards I know of. grin
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...and still they keep pounding Rachmaninoff out o’ them acoustics.....!

This is akin to slamming your body into a concrete wall repeatedly, and expecting that the wall will somehow soften at some point.......newsflash, it won’t.

Earplugs and/or Digitals should be standard for practice. Performance on acoustics sure, but do you really need to blow out your ears during practice ?

Oboe and flute players wear earplugs, so should pianists.

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