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This section has dried up a bit.
Anyone find their Roland sounds really different through headphones.
I prefer the headphone sound - it might be better the other way round.
 

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Probably depends on what your headphones are like (I just use the basic Roland ones and find them fine) or how you set up your mixer to feed the amplifier.

I've taken to feeding all the Roland Outputs(MIDI and the R&L digital channels) into my BK-7m if I want to listen to myself sans headphones and you can get more or less exactly what you want that way.

If you can tempt a reply from JimD you'll get the absolute best advice (though he's not that keen on the BK-7M!)
 

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dunlustin said:
This section has dried up a bit.
Anyone find their Roland sounds really different through headphones.
I prefer the headphone sound - it might be better the other way round.

Hmm I agree...I have an FrX 1 and I think that the onboard speakers are a bit rubbish......I have not hooked it up to an external output source yet, but am looking forward to doing so :twisted: Rock and roll here we come!! H/Phones are a pain cos I trip on the cable or step on it and pull the plug out...tho fastening the wire under the bottom bellows strap helps stop that...I just fall flat on my face :shock:
 

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Are there such things as wireless headphones that are useful for your Rolands? would avoid the cable salad.
 

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Glenn said:
Are there such things as wireless headphones that are useful for your Rolands? would avoid the cable salad.


Good call....there are and I may just get me a pair....Nice one Glenn...
 

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What I have found is that I don't prefer the headphones as much as connecting my FR3x to my roland KC-550 amp and turning off the internal speakers.
There is something about the KC that just makes every accordion sound better to me.

What I like (or rather what the family likes) about the headphones is that when I cannot sleep I don't wake up the entire house.
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Which is why I needed to buy a Roland.....needed to ....not really wanted to :roll: ......oh I lie like a cheap carpet......I need to get to grips with it more tho' as it offers so much more than a silent practise tool :b :ch {}
 

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Nice to have some responses.
I have Roland 'phones and think they are excellent.
I like the sound but also like that they are sturdy - a proper-sized jack and curly cable that won't break if you stare at it too hard.
I agree about the speakers - they always were the dud bit in cheap music systems but there's no excuse for that today is there?
From two comments I suspect the box is meant to be put thr' an amp. To date I've put this off - too much else to try/learn and I'm not good at avoiding cables either.
Anybody noticed any difference using the mains supply? I never do - more cables!
The trouble with wireless is you still need somewhere for the transmitter. Also I had one I used with the pc and it ate batteries.
Last query: If I use a mono out do I get both sides merged or is each output one side/ I Know I could try - just being idle.
The other last query: Why doesn't JIMD like the BK-7M?
Jarvo, it is clearly more than a silent practice tool but isn't it great to be able to pick it up at anytime and have a blast.
 

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Yes if you plug in mono (either left or right) you get both sides of the accordion.
One thing is that you cannot completely isolate the left from the right with the outs, as with an acoustic there is some bleed between the bass and treble in the output channels.
 

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Hi All; I've been extremely busy lately and have only time to read the posts here and not have time to respond to many subjects posted. I will take some time to respond to some topic's this evening, but in the meantime don't misunderstand my comments on expanders as to dislike the Roland BK-7 . Many musicians are fortunate to have short pockets and long arms and the BK is the best choice on the market. But like many of of us in these economic times we find that when we want to upgrade or add to our musical toys, we find we have short arms and deep pockets. I recommend used expanders such as Solton, Kentron,Orla and Roland only because they can be found used and affordable for 1/10 the price of a new BK and perform well. Keep playing and have fun; JIM D.
 

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I ought to have said that from previous contact I know that he prefers an earlier version. It is therefore not accurate for me to say that he dislikes the current BK and I apologise for this misleading statement.
 

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Glenn said:
Are there such things as wireless headphones that are useful for your Rolands? would avoid the cable salad.



Ah ...I have just spotted the problem.....you still have to hook the ackordeen into the transmitter unit.........and these are even bulkier ..........but nice try ...there may still be an answer here somewhere....there is wireless technology to hook guitars to amps .....Angus Young (AC/DC) was a pioneer of this in the 70s to allow for his outrageous but fun antics onstage......kept his transmitter in the satchel of his schoolboy outfit.......
 

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Ive been using a simple wireless unit with good results with a unit similar to this one -- http://www.parts-express.com and part # 242-5920. You simply set the receiver on your amp and I put the transmitter in a cell phone case and wear in on my belt. JIM D.
 

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As far as I can tell this is a mono device. I assume the Roland is stereo.
 

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Glenn said:
As far as I can tell this is a mono device. I assume the Roland is stereo.

Both one lead mono, two leads stereo....but one lead will carry both bass and keys......
 

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Thanks JimD - to the point as ever!
In the UK (Europe) the wireless is available at Amazon AKG WMS40 Mini Wireless Instrument Set ISM3 System .
There are lots of ++ reviews
I may well be tempted.
 

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Good call....about the lowest priced one I have seen...then plug amp to a
cordless h/phone and bobs your uncle for silent practice ......
 
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