Wow - A post directed right at me! I'm touched!
Yes, I still use the pa800 exclusively, and I never shut the internal speakers off ... that's the whole point of why I own the pa800!
That's the truth - there are keyboards that I prefer the styles and keyboards I prefer the tones, but NONE give me the vocal monitor and live capability that the 800 does. It's such a perfect fit with the new Bose Compact - plenty of sound, plenty of clarity and I can hear every whisper.
Here's my current EQ settings:
2.5 -2 2.5 5
I have my master vol at one line past 1/2 way and I usually favor the arranger side of the balance just a touch over the lead sound which is almost always a Rhodes or Whurlie sound. If I use the acoustic piano, it's mostly as a solo instrument layered with strings - I like the blend of the electrics with the arranger drums best... but I always was, and always WILL BE - a Rhodes fanatic.
(Thanx again Russ!)
Hope this helps.