Best keyboard amplifiers according to redditors

We found 30 Reddit comments discussing the best keyboard amplifiers. We ranked the 5 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Keyboard Amplifiers:

u/sharkamino · 3 pointsr/vinyl

All in ones with speakers built in are terrible.

Lowest budget decent to start with entry level turntable is Audio Technica LP60XUSB £119. Or look for a better used vintage turntable for possibly less.

Low budget speakers: Mordaunt Short M10 £59 with low budget amp IMG Stageline SA-50 £59 or SMSL SA-50 £63 mini amp. Add speaker wire: AmazonBasics 14-Gauge or similar, then 4 Ways to Strip Wire - wikiHow.

Or powered speakers: Tibo PLUS 2.1 £149.

Or look for a used integrated amp, stereo or AV receiver and a pair of used bookshelf speakers for less.

u/ctfrommn · 3 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

Lets assume you can buy from

Speakers - $100

Subwoofer - $100

Amplifier or this or this. - $60

Will sound much better than PC speakers.

u/Son_of_Sophroniscus · 2 pointsr/synthesizers

It will be fine. Also, here's the same amp for 10 bucks less

u/noicedream · 2 pointsr/synthesizers

i suggest a mixer, but if you don't have that much gear, maybe you can use just a keyboard amp with multiple channels, such as this 3 channel amp:

that will be your monitor/home use and you can do line out of that into a PA or DAW audio interface. if your mixer has usb, you can go mixer to pc (no extra audio interface) and monitor using headphone output on the mixer.

3 channels is really not enough though. i would suggest a combination of a keyboard amp and mixer.

u/Therathos · 1 pointr/audiophile

I need an amp for two Gale Gold monitors speakers (6ohms nominal), bi-wireable. Something small and cheap (but not too cheap). What should I get?
Is this good enough or a waste with those speakers ?

u/prustage · 1 pointr/audiophile

Pre-amps in general are there to turn the low level signals needing a range of equalisation curves that you might get from a variety of devices into a consistent level output that is correctly formatted to be fed into a power amp that will then amplify the signal to a level that will drive loudspeakers. They dont make the sound any louder. As an extra, they often offer tone controls filters or graphic equalisers since this processing is easier to do at the pre-amp level.

In your case buying a preamp would be a waste of time since it wouldnt give you the extra volume that you require. A power amp would be better since it is designed to boost volume, but there is also no guarantee that it will accept the kind of signal that comes from your devices.

I'm guessing that there is a jack plug output from all of your devices (the thing you plug headphones into). If this is the case your best best is to get the cheapest integrated amp you can find and use that. Here is an example, here is another one. These are the cheapest I could find but if you have the money there are many better options.

u/nemuuu · 1 pointr/piano

I have a Peavey KB2 that has served me pretty well so far. I haven't needed to use it with the P255 yet, but I use it with other keyboards when I play out and it's been great for that.

u/TheWardenShadowsong · 1 pointr/piano

Well, on a budget, I see three digital pianos that stand out. The Yamaha P-115, the Kawai ES100 and the Roland F-20. They have around the same specs. The differences are the number of voices, styles, speakers and polyphony and MIDI support and most importantly, Tone. They all support the three pedal assemblies sold separately and come with one. Also stay away from Casio. Their action and Tone are inferior.

Voices and Styles don't matter if you are playing the piano because a piano is not a keyboard.

As for Speakers, the Yamaha and Kawai have 2 7W speakers and the Roland has 2 6W speakers. This means the Yamaha and Kawai will probably be louder and will sound possibly better. I've only compared the higher end Yamahas and Kawais and not these particular models but i find their digital piano sound quite comparable. This will not matter if you practice with headphones or are planning to buy a separate keyboard amp which can go from an extra 100 to 300 dollars.

Polyphony in a nutshell is the number of keys you can press simultaneously that will be played through the speakers. The Kawai and the Yamaha are 192 while the Roland is at 128 but this shouldn't matter. 128 is for most people much more than needed.

The Kawai has a MIDI input and output port for digital recording as well as the usual headphone ports. The Roland has a USB port for digital recording and can connect to a computer. The Yamaha has just a USB to host connector which can record MIDI to your PC but no MIDI in unlike the other two. Here, I like the Rolands features the most and the Yamahas the least. None of this will matter if she records via AUX and MIDI does not matter to her.

Now Tone. I find Yamaha and Kawai to be very similar on tone and I prefer Roland to them. It sounds warmer to me which I like. Get your girlfriend to try one/any digital piano from each company to see which she prefers.

Overall, Id get the Roland because its more or less equal to the Kawai and the Yamaha but the 100 bucks more than the Yamaha gets me a tone I prefer. Then I'd get the Kawai because of MIDI IN/OUT. Else, I would have gotten the Yamaha. But the Yamaha is the cheapest and only loses features you possibly may not care about and has a very nice Tone too.

Here are the Kawai and the Yamaha with the furniture stand, the furniture bench and the three pedals in a combo. I recommend you get one of these.

And here are some good Keyboard amplifier to have a better and louder sound

u/number42 · 1 pointr/keys

Guitar & Bass amps will be okaaay. But not great. They're not designed to reproduce the range of sounds that keys (or e-drums) make. However if you're going for a retro sound maybe a guitar amp will give you a cool sound! If you're going for a clean sound but don't need much power, computer speakers are a pretty decent workaround as well.

All that said, I love my Behringer Ultratone 450, and it's little brother is only $90:

u/[deleted] · 0 pointsr/piano

If you just want to hear your playing, go with a good set of neutral studio headphones like the Audio Technica M40x for under $100.

If you don't want to mess with headphones, look at powered keyboard amps. NOT guitar amps - they color the sound by design. Keyboard amps are designed to accurately reproduce the source like the studio headphones.

Something like this, just choose how big:

No other box necessary, just plug keyboard line out into amp.

Edited to add: If you just want to clearly hear all the nuances of your playing, the headphones are probably your best bet. They cut out ambient noise, sound fantastic, can be amplified for about $100 if they're not loud enough for you, and are much cheaper than the keyboard amp.