Amp or loud speaker..

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Amp or loud speaker..

Unread post by Mouse » Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:50 am

Hi all.... wondering what people are using for amps...
I play in a band and run my MODX7 through a Peavey kb4..
It's loud enough and gets me heard. But when I compare to playing through my hifi at home, it doesn't sound good at all..
Thanks for any advice.
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Re: Amp or loud speaker..

Unread post by Saul » Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:33 am

Hi Mouse

The Peavey KB4 is a really nice amp/pa but if I am not mistaken it is mono...it has just one 15" speaker?

A mono amp is not ideal for keyboards like the MODX because a lot of the presets are meant to be heard in stereo so perhaps this is where you are hearing the difference when played through your home hi-fi?
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Re: Amp or loud speaker..

Unread post by Mouse » Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:53 am

So are there stereo amps around or is it a case of buying 2..
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Re: Amp or loud speaker..

Unread post by Saul » Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:59 am

There are stereo amps but most people playing live will feed the left and right outs from the keyboard into separate channels of a mixer/PA system.

For home use a pair of active monitors such as Yamaha's HS7's will do the job :)
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Re: Amp or loud speaker..

Unread post by Mouse » Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:11 pm

At the moment I use the amp for rehearsal and live..going from the amp to the mixer to FOH .. I was just a bit surprised at how much quality sound was lost through the amp...
Thanks for the info.🍻
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Re: Amp or loud speaker..

Unread post by Les Turnbull » Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:10 pm

I played rhythm guitar in a band and around mid 1986 started adding a keyboard on some songs , at the time my main amp was a H-H IC 100 to get stereo for the keyboard I added another H-H IC 100 , 200 wats on tap I never struggled for volume but they were a lot to lug around , Later when the singer got a decent PA i played trough it .
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