Yamaha P250--mono compatibility

Posted by: Rob Shrock

Yamaha P250--mono compatibility - 08/07/04 06:22 PM

I've heard there are some negative mono summing issues with the P250. Is this true?

What does the P250 sound like when onky a single mono output is taken? Does the left/right collapse well or does it sound hollow and phase-y?

I need a good stage piano, but some of the venues I play are strictly mono house. In all other areas I love the P250, but I've never heard it strictly in mono through a keybord amp or wedge.

Any comments from owners?

Thanks. Rob
Posted by: Rob Shrock

Re: Yamaha P250--mono compatibility - 08/10/04 11:25 PM

Does nobody have anything to add to this? Weird...
Posted by: mark2048

Re: Yamaha P250--mono compatibility - 08/11/04 06:19 AM

There were some very intense and sometimes obsessive discussions of p250 and mono on harmony-central.com and musicplayer.com.
Posted by: rintincop

Re: Yamaha P250--mono compatibility - 08/11/04 07:56 AM

I have a P250 and a P120 and the acoustic piano sounds in particular do sound weird and a little phasey when played thru a single mono sound speaker. Their piano samples were designed to be played back in stereo and therefore are less than ideal when played in mono.
Posted by: Rob Shrock

Re: Yamaha P250--mono compatibility - 08/18/04 03:02 AM

I bought the P250--love it!!!

The mono compatibility issue is not a problem. There is a slight artifact, but no more than with any good stereo source that is collapsed into mono. It's actually fine, and it records and performs great in mono.

Rob
Posted by: rintincop

Re: Yamaha P250--mono compatibility - 08/19/04 08:40 AM

In my opinion the Yamaha P250, P120 and P90 all suffer when summed into mono, they sound somewhat hollow and artificial.
Posted by: Rob Shrock

Re: Yamaha P250--mono compatibility - 08/21/04 03:27 AM

>>In my opinion the Yamaha P250, P120 and P90 all suffer when summed into mono, they sound somewhat hollow and artificial.<<

Yeah, it's a little phase-y, but most pianos [real] sound like this, or worse, when summed to mono.