I just want to share my satisfying purchase on Bose L1 Model II w/T1 for my Roland V-Piano. In home, I use Focal Twin6 Be and I love the clarity of piano sound.
For gigging, I was looking for sound system for V-piano, tried JBL eon 315 (worst in my opinion), RCF 710A was harsh and very artificial piano sounding, I even used with DBX driverack px, which made worse, and tried with Mackie 820i (sounding little better than Soundcraft EFX8).
I was getting frustrated which sound system to get for gigging and wasted enough money for return and restocking fees. Not very many store have Roland V-piano on the floor and bunch of good PA system that I can try and I am not going to carry around near 90lbs. V-Piano for demo sound.
I did research daily for several month and I had some lists of sound system for the V-piano. Ketron MB10, FBT Amico 900, FBT promaxx 10a, HK audio LUCAS performer, HK audio element and these are special order and not returnable. One day, I visited Bose on-line and saw 45-day risk-free trial. Once I got all the system and hooked up with V-piano, YES, I finally found a sound system that would work for V-piano.
I liked the reverb from T1 and it does sound close to studio monitors (I still love my Focal twin6 be) not typical PA's. white noise was better than previous PA's and T1 didn't color too much of piano sound, it was a pleasant sounding and it's good enough for me. Very same day, I got my Bose system, I connected pretty much out of the box and it was much much better than PA's I tried it in the past.
I also have Korg Pa2xpro and it sounds pretty good with most of PA's, because they are sampled? If you haven't tried V-piano, it is really picky on speakers. Works best with studio monitors, brand I tried was Focal, Adams, Mackie, JBL, Yamaha, in general they sounded much better than typical PA's.
Reason I wanted to share my opinion is simply there isn't too much of reviews or experiences that I could find it on the Web. So if you are V-piano owner and thinking sound system for gigging, definately checkout Bose L1 w/T1 system. If anyone compared Bose system with other PA's with V-piano, and better than Bose, I would like to hear about it (similar in price range).
I hope this info helps V-piano owners and if you want to share or educate me, I would be appreciated.
Thanks for the report on your experience with the L1's and the Roland V-piano!
I have not used the V-piano (yet), but I do use a GEM RP/X module, which is "modeled" (rather than sampled) as the V-piano is also modeled. The Bose L1's allow the differences in the two approaches to be clearly heard by the discerning "pianist's ear".
Just out of curiosity, what specific L1 setup do you have? (e.g.: models, components)
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I am still experimenting T1 settings, but my gigging equipments are: V-piano, L1 model II single bass w/T1, Crown CM-311A (just ordered), TC voicelive 2. These setup eliminates conventional 2 x PA stands, mic stand, monitor, and much less cables
I don't gig professionally, classical trained violinist transitioned to electric violin (mark wood 6-strings) violin sounds good through L1 too w/T1' reverb & delay.
I play with my daughter who is gifted young pianist, we play many recitals, local talent shows, and special events as much as we can, non-profit. I am excited to bring Bose system around.
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