Yamaha MODX6 from Roland E15

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Yamaha MODX6 from Roland E15

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Just upgraded my 30 year old Roland E15 to the Yamaha MODX6 with the same 61 keys.
Surprised to notice no built in speakers.
Awaiting Jack converter so that I can used headphones.
I played piano from age 8 til 16 gaining Royal School of Music exams up to Grade 3 both practical and theory.
I reckon this switch will be an astonishing difference in performance from my original Roland E15.



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Re: Yamaha MODX6 from Roland E15

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Given your background, do you think 61 keys would be enough?
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Welcome to the forums Russ :)

Yes, that is quite a step up from the Roland E15 Arranger type keyboard to the MODX (Y)

Synths generally do not have built-in speakers. A good set of monitor speakers might be an investment.

I use the Presonus Eris 4.5's which are inexpensive and sound good too.
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Re: Yamaha MODX6 from Roland E15

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mick_n wrote:
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Given your background, do you think 61 keys would be enough?
I had thought about that before purchasing the MODX6, perhaps to go for the 7 or 8 version, although I was so used to the Roland E15, so just went for the 6 version.

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Saul wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 1:29 pm
Welcome to the forums Russ :)

Yes, that is quite a step up from the Roland E15 Arranger type keyboard to the MODX (Y)

Synths generally do not have built-in speakers. A good set of monitor speakers might be an investment.

I use the Presonus Eris 4.5's which are inexpensive and sound good too.

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Thanks for that information. I may well invest in those ones as reasonably priced as you say. This would save always having to wear headphones.

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RUSSCAMPBELL11 wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 6:10 pm
Saul wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 1:29 pm
Welcome to the forums Russ :)

Yes, that is quite a step up from the Roland E15 Arranger type keyboard to the MODX (Y)

Synths generally do not have built-in speakers. A good set of monitor speakers might be an investment.

I use the Presonus Eris 4.5's which are inexpensive and sound good too.

Presonus Eris.png
Thanks for that information. I may well invest in those ones as reasonably priced as you say. This would save always having to wear headphones.
Got those monitor speakers for a good price cheaper than on Amazon for £115

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Glad to hear that you bought those speakers. Shame you couldn't buy them through Amazon though. All purchases via the Amazon links help fund the site but of course where there is a price difference of £15? then yes I would definitely expect people to buy elsewhere. Can you let me know where you bought them?
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Never realised Amazon adverts funded this forum.
I purchased them from www.scan.co.uk

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RUSSCAMPBELL11 wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 7:46 am
Never realised Amazon adverts funded this forum.
I purchased them from www.scan.co.uk
Well, they should but obviously they don't :lol:

No worries. I don't expect people to pay over the top for something on Amazon just because it generates a small commission for the site. It is Amazon that is the problem. Prices should match other retailers. Although to be fair it is a LOT easier to return something to Amazon and get a refund than it is to return to some retailers. You may never need to do that of course but that safety net is probably why so many use Amazon.
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No worries. My speakers arrived tonight so I will set them up tomorrow hopefully.

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RUSSCAMPBELL11 wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 7:42 pm
No worries. My speakers arrived tonight so I will set them up tomorrow hopefully.
Let me know how you get on with them (Y)
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