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Monitors for my CVP 309 Clavinova!
« on: April 07, 2019, 08:52:16 AM »
I proudly own a 309 Polished Ebony, still an advanced keyboard (just mention the two USB input, aux in and out, and others convenient features).

After a long study and search, both on the web and visiting many music stores, I finally bought a pair of Yamaha Hs8 powered monitors.

The result is a completely different instrument!
It is not a matter of adding volume, but of reaching a sound that the internal speaker could never deliver. In facts, I "discovered" the real sounds of CVP.

I'm using the monitors TOGETHER with the CVP speaker system, with the following balance: 1/3 CVP, 2/3 Hs8. And the result is amazing.

I had considered the smaller Hs7 also, but the low frequencies warmness is completely better on Hs8.
Also, on Hs8 is amazing how you can distinguish very clearly each voices when playing styles.


If you compare the price of a CVP 9  and the price of a pair of Hs8 (I paid 580 Euro), and you consider what an improvement, this is an excellent purchase.

In order to get the best effect, I also ordered a pair of very study Konig & Meyer stands for the monitors, to have the monitors tweeters at the same height of my ears (as suggested by the Hs8 User Manual).

Big recomendation to CVP owners.

Ciao  :D
Yamaha Genos, Clavinova Cvp309PE, Hs-8, Hammond Xm2.
Past: Farfisa Minicompact, CompactDeLuxe; Elkarapsody; Hammond L122R&Leslie142; CasioCz1000; Roland D50, E20, ProE, Juno106, JX8P, Ra90; Technics Kn800, 1000, 2000; Korg M1, i3, i30, Pa1x, Pa3x; others.
 

Offline mikf

Re: Monitors for my CVP 309 Clavinova!
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2019, 12:03:52 AM »
The internal speakers on the clavinovas are pretty good, but no doubt that a pair of even 6 inch quality monitors are a significant sound improvement. I have never heard the HS8s but they get good reviews. I have MAudio and they are good, as are KRKs and a couple of others, all similarly or even a bit lower in price than the Yamahas. I have placed mine on top of the CVP which puts them at the right height.
Mike

Offline andre.antunes

Re: Monitors for my CVP 309 Clavinova!
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2022, 01:00:34 PM »
I'm using the monitors TOGETHER with the CVP speaker system, with the following balance: 1/3 CVP, 2/3 Hs8. And the result is amazing.

How do you control the volume of the aux out? I didnít find it in the Mixer display.
Home studio: Yamaha CVP-809GP, OnSong, Yamaha Reface DX, Roland MV-1, Synthstrom Deluge
Keyboard live setup: Nord Stage 3, OnSong
Guitar live setup: Godin xtSA, Boss SY-1000, Voicelive 3 Extreme, Aeros, Beatbuddy, OnSong
 

Re: Monitors for my CVP 309 Clavinova!
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2022, 04:13:56 PM »
Dear Andre,

it is very easy, and you don't need to do that in Mixer view.

Just use the main Volume knob that you would use to set the volume when playing without external speakers/monitors.

Ok?

Ciao,

Angelo
Yamaha Genos, Clavinova Cvp309PE, Hs-8, Hammond Xm2.
Past: Farfisa Minicompact, CompactDeLuxe; Elkarapsody; Hammond L122R&Leslie142; CasioCz1000; Roland D50, E20, ProE, Juno106, JX8P, Ra90; Technics Kn800, 1000, 2000; Korg M1, i3, i30, Pa1x, Pa3x; others.
 
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Re: Monitors for my CVP 309 Clavinova!
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2022, 04:17:20 PM »
,,,,, and, in order to balance the volume of the external monitors vs the volume of internal speakers system, you may adjust the volume od the external monitors using their volume controls.

Any time you move the main volume knob on Clavinova, that will affect both the internal and the external speakers at the same time.
Yamaha Genos, Clavinova Cvp309PE, Hs-8, Hammond Xm2.
Past: Farfisa Minicompact, CompactDeLuxe; Elkarapsody; Hammond L122R&Leslie142; CasioCz1000; Roland D50, E20, ProE, Juno106, JX8P, Ra90; Technics Kn800, 1000, 2000; Korg M1, i3, i30, Pa1x, Pa3x; others.
 
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Offline andre.antunes

Re: Monitors for my CVP 309 Clavinova!
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2022, 07:54:49 PM »
Great, Angelo!

Thank you!
Home studio: Yamaha CVP-809GP, OnSong, Yamaha Reface DX, Roland MV-1, Synthstrom Deluge
Keyboard live setup: Nord Stage 3, OnSong
Guitar live setup: Godin xtSA, Boss SY-1000, Voicelive 3 Extreme, Aeros, Beatbuddy, OnSong