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#1305026 - 11/13/09 06:31 PM Realistic Volume on a Yamaha Clavinova
timbo0151 Offline
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Registered: 11/12/09
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Hi all, new to this forum.

I was just wondering what you would consider what volume on a Yamaha Clavinova would sound most realistic compared to a normal piano?

Thanks
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#1305138 - 11/13/09 09:07 PM Re: Realistic Volume on a Yamaha Clavinova [Re: timbo0151]
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Probably the maximum position on the volume slider. However, even then, I doubt this would match the volume potential of an acoustic.

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James
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#1306380 - 11/16/09 12:02 AM Re: Realistic Volume on a Yamaha Clavinova [Re: Kawai James]
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I think it sounds the best around 75% , which is not laud enough but anything above that starts to sound too harsh. I am not sure how to articulate that.
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#1306398 - 11/16/09 12:54 AM Re: Realistic Volume on a Yamaha Clavinova [Re: pocoloco]
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Distortion?

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#1306500 - 11/16/09 09:56 AM Re: Realistic Volume on a Yamaha Clavinova [Re: Kawai James]
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Originally Posted By: KAWAI James
Distortion?

James
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I keep my Yamaha DP master volume low enough that I don't get that very abrupt percussive start to the note.

I don't know what you call that kind of distortion. It's not the usual timbre variation you'd see with speakers.
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#1306613 - 11/16/09 01:30 PM Re: Realistic Volume on a Yamaha Clavinova [Re: TimR]
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Nearly impossible to overdrive a Clavinova sound system.
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