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- does this sound correct? Does anyone have a Roland FP8 and feel that the internal speakers alone sounds rich and full? Unfortunately, I can't find another FP8 to compare this one to. I asked the guy if changing the internal speaker would help and he said no (i.e. that it's simply very small and thus won't give off much bass).
- if it does indeed need to be hooked up to something else, what should I be looking for? An acoustic/keyboard amp? External powered speakers? A bass cabinet? Does wattage matter? Any suggestions? I'm just a bedroom player and won't be playing out with it.
You need to look out for a stereo-powered speakers (as in Left and Right split - not radio speakers) in order to get a full sound. A guitar amp has a more mid and upper level and virtually not bass, at least not one capable of carrying the bass of a keyboard. It takes usually only one channel and you'll just end up with a nonchalant mono tone.
Surely it must be possible to make a connection to your hi-fi amp and speakers, with the piano's amp acting as a pre-amp to help drive the whole thing?
Unfortunately my hi-fi amp and speakers are not connected yet (recent house move) so I can't test it but surely someone out there has?