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I have an MKI, which I picked up cheap. It's seriously lacks loudness, however, it's not not a bad little amp if you run through a mixer first to boost volume. the MKII is supposedly louder. If you run a clonewheel through a mixer to boost signal, and run the sub out line from the Spacestation to another amp, it makes for a decent virtual leslie with a the stereo effect that really will be noticeable in a small room.

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I have had an MKII for a couple of years.At 200 watts per channel it does get loud.My bandmates for the first time have asked me to turn down!If you want bass you need a sub, since the cabinet is not very big.Some stages will boost the bass.Freq.response is down to 60, just not supported by the small cabinet.Spinning Leslie is much better than through a PA type speaker.Very happy with this little amp.

 

Kurzweil PC3 and the MKII, that's it!

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I have had an MKII for a couple of years.At 200 watts per channel it does get loud.My bandmates for the first time have asked me to turn down!If you want bass you need a sub, since the cabinet is not very big.Some stages will boost the bass.Freq.response is down to 60, just not supported by the small cabinet.Spinning Leslie is much better than through a PA type speaker.Very happy with this little amp.

 

Kurzweil PC3 and the MKII, that's it!

 

Interesting !

Would like to hear an audio demo of both.

Have to find a europaen dealer,- the price in US is unbelievable.

 

A.C.

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I have had an MKII for a couple of years.At 200 watts per channel it does get loud.My bandmates for the first time have asked me to turn down!If you want bass you need a sub, since the cabinet is not very big.Some stages will boost the bass.Freq.response is down to 60, just not supported by the small cabinet.Spinning Leslie is much better than through a PA type speaker.Very happy with this little amp.

 

Kurzweil PC3 and the MKII, that's it!

 

Interesting !

Would like to hear an audio demo of both.

Have to find a europaen dealer,- the price in US is unbelievable.

 

A.C.

IMO, they're way overpriced....
A ROMpler is just a polyphonic turntable.
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IMO, they're way overpriced....

 

Really? What do you think they should sell for?

 

My experience with it was that I thought it was very good for a niche... I thought it was a really nice amp to mate with a clonewheel. Reasonably light, reasonably loud, a tone that seemed to really work for organ, and a nice stereo effect for Leslie for those who aren't strictly mono-gamous. But piano sounded poor, very midrange-y.

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I actually found some notes I made when I played through the SpaceStation Mk II... I A/B'd it with a Motion Sound KP-200S and I felt it was pretty comparable, at half the price (less at the moment) and half the weight. I found that the Motion Sound could go a bit louder if you cranked its stereo expand knob, but that didn't always produce desirable results, it could muddy the sound if you pushed it too much. I felt that both of them lacked bottom, and both were midrange-y, lacking open highs. So, again, piano is what most shows their weaknesses. Of course, organ amplification is what Motion Sound originally became known for, so maybe that's not surprising.

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