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#280860 - 02/04/10 03:14 PM PA800 Question for UD
JCkeeys Offline
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UD you still have the PA800?
Quick question ... The "Internal" speakers how do they handle the vocals along with the harmonizer? Are you satisfied with it? If so please share the Master EQ settings you use.

Thanks

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#280861 - 02/10/10 05:55 PM Re: PA800 Question for UD
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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.
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#280862 - 02/10/10 06:20 PM Re: PA800 Question for UD
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Good info Uncle Dave ...
Ciao,
Jerry

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#280863 - 02/10/10 07:32 PM Re: PA800 Question for UD
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Thanks UD!! Almost gave up on 'Ya!!

I have the PA2x now ...wanted to sell and get the PA800. What you said is exactly what I wanted to hear!! I also have two Bose compacts. Having the internal speakers would be ideal, as you have stated.

Thanks UD!! Nice to see you on the forum! Your posts are always helpful.

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#280864 - 02/10/10 08:49 PM Re: PA800 Question for UD
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Maybe someone can answer me how is the keybed of the pa800, is it more or less like the psr series and pa50 or more solid than that ?

thanks
MJ
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#280865 - 02/11/10 03:22 PM Re: PA800 Question for UD
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MJ. That is one thing I want to check out? It has been awhile since I played a PA800. I currently have a PA2x which is nice. I know I would be giving up a better KB but from what I remember (INMO) better than the PSR line.

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#280866 - 02/11/10 04:00 PM Re: PA800 Question for UD
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MJ,
The Korg keybed is stiffer and more expressive than the Yamaha PSR lineup ... even the Tyros line. This topic always ends badly, so I won't say if it's better or worse, but I WILL say that it's stiffer with a longer throw to the resting position. I am able to play more expressively on a Korg synth action. I don't use weighted action ever unless I'm on an acoustic instrument.
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#280867 - 02/11/10 04:02 PM Re: PA800 Question for UD
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Quote:
Originally posted by Mystic Jammer:
Maybe someone can answer me how is the keybed of the pa800, is it more or less like the psr series and pa50 or more solid than that ?

thanks
MJ


The PA800 keys are better than the PSR, and slightly , if any better than the Pa50...Still a poor key feel for me...

I don't know how you can switch from the top Korg to the lessor model...Keys alone would make me sick...and so few of them...
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#280868 - 02/12/10 06:48 AM Re: PA800 Question for UD
JCkeeys Offline
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Fran I hear "Ya!! But honestly 15 minutes after playing even a crappy keybed you adapt ... at least I do. I may prefer the G70,Pa2x,Sd1 keybed(I have owned all)but listening to Dave's comments to have the internal speakers would be worth it.

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#280869 - 02/12/10 07:02 AM Re: PA800 Question for UD
cgiles Offline
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Registered: 09/29/05
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Loc: Roswell,GA/USA
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Originally posted by JCkeeys:
Fran I hear "Ya!! But honestly 15 minutes after playing even a crappy keybed you adapt ... at least I do. I may prefer the G70,Pa2x,Sd1 keybed(I have owned all)but listening to Dave's comments to have the internal speakers would be worth it.


If I already owned a PA2x, I would consider 2 Podium 802's (or similar) with some creative mounting options, before I'd trade 'down' just for the internal speakers. It's gotta sound better and certainly play better. Just a thought.

chas
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