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I am a new member from Malta! Great site! I am an adult learner (3 years) and was thinking of purchasing a silent violin. Was looking at the Yamaha series and can't seem to make up my mind between the SV130, SV150 or SV200. I liked the 150 control box but it seems that it will be an annoying pain in the neck and looking around the web people complained that it has a 1/8 jack which doesnt sound good through amplificiation. Though I like the idea that you can have an accompaniment playing at the same time as hearing yourself playing through the earphones.
Any thoughts or advice anyone?
Welcome @quovadisjean - glad you finally got yourself registered ! Cool.
I have an EV ( a cheap Thomann ), but don't know much about the Yamaha EVs - although I had recently been looking at their new 5-string
I have no idea why folks would have any sort of real "problem" with 1/8" jack - I use all sorts of "inline adaptors" - 1/4" ( from my EV ) to 3.5mm ( 1/8th I guess ) to connect into my home surround-sound - even got a 3.5mm splitter in at times if I want to record.
My EV does the same - it can accept an audio input for playa long through its internal electronics and output to either line-out or the headphone.
I suppose the other-side of this is - are you "forced" ( because of the the "noise" you would otherwise annoy other folks with ) to play silent through headphones ? If not - other methods present themselves - I have an old set of active speakers from an old PC - I will play the backing through those from the laptop, and connect up the EV to the surround-sound. It all sounds REALLY different than just "in the ear". Then of course, you'll want to get an effects box ( I use a BOSS ME80 guitar FX - it's fine! )
Dunno - just welcoming you aboard and rambling on about my own findings - probably not a lot of help !
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