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#2262667 - Today at 04:00 PM Question about monitor speakers with keyboard
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Good afternoon to all...
I have just purchased a pair of jbl 308 studio monitors. I have hooked them up to my Korg Krome keyboard. The sound quality of the monitors is great but I had hoped for more volume (especially with piano sounds). I know they are near field monitors but I have both turned up full volume with the keyboard at full volume. I am wondering if the output of the keyboard itself is weak. If I would like a bit more volume what might be a good suggestion or add on. Thanks ahead of time to all.
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#2262672 - Today at 04:09 PM Re: Question about monitor speakers with keyboard [Re: peabody]
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Monitors like that should be very loud (too loud for practical purposes) at full volume. Have you tried attaching some other sound source? Does the Korg have a line out volume control knob or software setting?

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#2262682 - Today at 04:38 PM Re: Question about monitor speakers with keyboard [Re: lolatu]
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Originally Posted By: lolatu
Monitors like that should be very loud (too loud for practical purposes) at full volume. Have you tried attaching some other sound source? Does the Korg have a line out volume control knob or software setting?


Agree. You may also want to test the power of the sound from the headphone output as opposed to the line out.
My Roland, for instance, has a weaker sound coming out of the line out than that of the headphone out. On the contrary my Korg Kross has a stronger sound from the line out than from the headphone out...
Having said that, thanks for mentioning these speakers, from what I have seen and listened on the internet they sound clearly better than the Rokit 8 while being at the same price or even cheaper.
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#2262685 - Today at 04:43 PM Re: Question about monitor speakers with keyboard [Re: peabody]
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Registered: 01/14/12
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Check the position of the Input Sensitivity switch on the back of the JBLs. The -10dB setting may give you more oomph, since IIRC the Krome has unbalanced 1/4" outputs.

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#2262686 - Today at 04:45 PM Re: Question about monitor speakers with keyboard [Re: peabody]
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I do believe that the headphone out jack is louder... at least when wearing headphones. If that is the case what should I do?
Also, since the Krome does not have xlr outs I am using a quarter inch to xlr adapter and then running the other end of xlr into speaker... not sure if that matters either
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#2262689 - Today at 04:55 PM Re: Question about monitor speakers with keyboard [Re: peabody]
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Originally Posted By: peabody
... I am using a quarter inch to xlr adapter and then running the other end of xlr into speaker... not sure if that matters either

You don't need the XLR adapters. The LSR308s have TRS 1/4" inputs which you should be able to connect directly to the Krome's outputs using either balanced (TRS) or unbalanced (TS) 1/4" cables. Again, the -10dB input switch setting should give you more gain.

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#2262690 - Today at 04:59 PM Re: Question about monitor speakers with keyboard [Re: peabody]
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I am already using the -10db setting
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#2262700 - 40 minutes 30 seconds ago Re: Question about monitor speakers with keyboard [Re: peabody]
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Registered: 02/04/14
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Originally Posted By: peabody
I do believe that the headphone out jack is louder... at least when wearing headphones. If that is the case what should I do?
Also, since the Krome does not have xlr outs I am using a quarter inch to xlr adapter and then running the other end of xlr into speaker... not sure if that matters either


Well, if there is no other solution (but it seems really strange) you could use an audio interface in between either the headphone out and the monitors or (to add gain) the line out and the monitors
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