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Which keyboard amp should I buy?

Asked by finkelitis (1907points) January 21st, 2009

Getting some stuff for my keyboard—I need an amp, a music stand, and probably more—but I don’t know the first thing about what makes a good amp, and what to expect to pay. I figured before I hit craigslist I should have a sense of what features/brands/etc. are good. Can anyone help me out?

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tennesseejac's avatar

it all depends on what you are using it for, how much you will have to move it, what kind of keyboard you have, how much you want to spend and what do you want out of an amp.

its probably not the best thing, but i have been playing my old crappy keyboard out of an old AMPEG bass amp. it does exactly what i need it to do.

finkelitis's avatar

I’m not looking for perform, so nothing to fancy. Mostly, I just want some sturdy supplies that will sound decent and won’t cost too much.

sndfreQ's avatar

I’d go for a small mixer and a decent pair of powered monitors, if you’re only planning on using this at home or in a home studio. If you’re not mixing/adding microphone or other instruments, you don’t even really need a mixer (provided the keyboard has volume output control).

A good recommendation for monitors is M-Audio’s BXA-5 powered monitors; engineers, musicians and home users can use these, and they plug right in to the wall (the amp is in the monitors, and you plug one into the left output, the other into the right). Hit me up if you have an other questions…

There are other models below the BXA-5’s that are more cost-sensitive that are probably pretty decent as well. Best is to hear them in person if possible.

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