Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad) Yamaha CP4 Rebate
Yamaha CP4 Rebate
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
125 registered (anamnesis, accordeur, 36251, Angela62213, Al LaPorte, 29 invisible), 1495 Guests and 10 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#2002913 - 12/22/12 12:42 AM Best way to amplify Yamaha CP-70
Swiftwinter Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 12/19/12
Posts: 1
I picked up a Yamaha CP-70 from 1977 at a used items store for $100 the other day (they had no idea what they had) and everything is in working condition. It does needs a tuning, though. The only amps I have at the moment are for electric guitars, and they don't make the piano sound too great. Maybe it's just because it's out of tune, but I don't know. Regardless, I plan on buying a proper speaker to amplify the piano and need some advice on what kind of speaker to purchase, so here I am asking you guys! What would be the best speaker(s) to buy?

Top
(ads 568) Hailun Pianos

 

#2004626 - 12/26/12 01:55 PM Re: Best way to amplify Yamaha CP-70 [Re: Swiftwinter]
Sparky McBiff Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/09/10
Posts: 1112
Loc: Toronto, Ontario
You should probably ask this in the Digital Piano section since this section deals only with acoustic pianos.
_________________________
Hailun 198







Top
#2004631 - 12/26/12 02:09 PM Re: Best way to amplify Yamaha CP-70 [Re: Swiftwinter]
Steve Chandler Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/18/05
Posts: 2839
Loc: Urbandale, Iowa
Any good keyboard amp would do the job fine. You don't need the overdrive you'd get in a guitar amp and you need higher quality speakers (full range). All things you'd get in any good keyboard amp.

Top
#2004729 - 12/26/12 09:51 PM Re: Best way to amplify Yamaha CP-70 [Re: Swiftwinter]
Bob Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/01/01
Posts: 3940
I'd have it tuned, first, then re-evaluate. Make sure you get a tuner who has tuned these before - and can tune by ear. You got a great deal - they have been around 1 k here, with parts missing. Pick up or pre amp issues can make for poor sound on these as well.
_________________________
www.PianoTunerOrlando.com






Top
#2004731 - 12/26/12 09:58 PM Re: Best way to amplify Yamaha CP-70 [Re: Swiftwinter]
Pianolance Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/28/09
Posts: 1192
Loc: Nashville, TN
Yamaha used to make a speaker that was amplified with a 15" white cone speaker and a horn, that was a fantastic speaker to amplify the CP70, but alas, they are near impossible to find now. JBL Eon speakers are great as well as other high quality self amplified PA speakers, even Bose 802's were amazing for this application. Best of luck with it, I hope it turns out to be a real gem.
_________________________
Knabe 5'2" Louis XV Walnut circa 1927
Very part time piano broker.

Top
#2004777 - 12/27/12 02:31 AM Re: Best way to amplify Yamaha CP-70 [Re: Swiftwinter]
WeatherTheLizard Offline
Full Member

Registered: 07/04/09
Posts: 142
Loc: NY, US
Most of the owners I've come across have a Fender Twin Reverb for it. But I agree a keyboard amp should work too. I personally use studio monitors for it, but want to upgrade.
_________________________
Elizabeth
@->-->--

Kimball 4520, Yamaha CP70-B, Yamaha PSR-150

Top
#2004794 - 12/27/12 04:45 AM Re: Best way to amplify Yamaha CP-70 [Re: Swiftwinter]
backto_study_piano Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/28/10
Posts: 600
Loc: Australia
The higher you drop them from, the louder they are.
_________________________
Alan from Australia (and Clara - my Grotrian Concert - she's 7'4" long and ebony) & 2 Allen Organs [long story - the first is for sale] - MDS312 and CF-15.

Top
#2014349 - 01/14/13 10:56 AM Re: Best way to amplify Yamaha CP-70 [Re: Swiftwinter]
Dr Popper Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/30/09
Posts: 1722
Loc: Hancock Park LA (not again)
Try a QSC K12
_________________________
"I'm still an idiot and I'm still in love" - Blue Sofa - The Plugz 1981 (Tito Larriva)
Disclosure : I am professionally associated with Arturia but my sentiments are my own only.

Top
#2014455 - 01/14/13 01:33 PM Re: Best way to amplify Yamaha CP-70 [Re: Swiftwinter]
Rickster Online   content


Registered: 03/25/06
Posts: 8601
Loc: Georgia, USA
I have a Roland keyboard amp that does a very nice job. Don't recall the model (150 maybe)?

Anyway, it has a 15 speaker with the tweeters and has lots of power/volume. It also sounds pretty nice with a microphone as a PA system as well.

By-the-way, I think you can amplify an electric/digital piano through a good PA system as well.

Congratulations on your find, and welcome to Piano World!

Rick
_________________________
Piano enthusiast and amateur musician: "Treat others the way you would like to be treated". Yamaha C7. YouTube Channel

Top

Moderator:  Ken Knapp, Piano World, Rickster 
Shop our Store for Music Lovers!
PianoSupplies.com is Piano World's Online Store
Please visit our store today.
circle of 5ths coaster
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Hal Leonard Teacher VIP
Hal Leonard Teacher VIP Your Source for Piano Music
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Casio & Technics
by JEB NYC
31 minutes 39 seconds ago
Fingerings on sheet music
by paradice
Today at 07:11 PM
Improvisation - taking the plunge
by Music Me
Today at 06:58 PM
Legato
by tirafesi
Today at 05:09 PM
Things Top Practicers Do Differently
by Riddler
Today at 04:31 PM
What's Hot!!
Trade Regrets: Gary Trafton - Piano Rep
--------------------
Historic Piano Documents
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Forum Stats
78,696 Registered Members
43 Forums
162,814 Topics
2,389,921 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission