Can anyone shed light on whether there is some reason why you can't play an 88-note keyboard through monitor speakers?
I am a keyboard player and do a lot of work with ballet companies in schools. At the moment I lug two twelve inch speakers around or a combo amp with a 10" speaker and no tweeter that sounds terrible.
Called in at the last moment to a job I ended up playing through one Yamaha powered monitor speaker. The speaker could have been no more that 5" but it sounded - to my ears - fine for what was required. The volume was enough too.
I was told from an early age not to play instruments through hi-fi speakers because those speakers are designed to play heavily compressed music and couldn't handle the frequency range and spikes from a live instrument.
But presumably monitor speakers are different. In a studio environment they could be playing back a compressed radio-friendly mix but they could just as easily be reproducing a live instrument with its extremes of frequency. So presumably they are geared up to handle wider frequency ranges.
Getting a pair of these powered monitors could make my life a lot easier! But if there going to blow after a couple of weeks of 88-note piano there would be no point.
Any feedback appreciated.