Just started back playing again after a long break after having a heart attack (Smoking!). Going back to my Blues/Rock roots and not playing MOR in Late Night Singles Bars anymore. Decided I needed something new for my now main gigging board (Hammond XK2) and I purchased this and out of the box it blew me away! I can now hear the sound and the distortion of the Hammond thru a Neo Ventilator, especially with the Hammond swell pedal, that the Roland KC 550 nor a Mackie Mini Mixer thru a QSC 12 monitor could not get anything near (all up for sale!). It is very expensive for what it is, but well worth it. Then, guitar players, like myself, think nothing about buying expensive boutique amps! So why should a keyboard player feel guilty. To have a roaring Hammond behind you at a gig gives me a buzz that nothing else can
Just an update on my last review. I have gone back playing in an 80's Classic Rock Band and purchased a new Nord Stage 3 Compact as my main board (as it has Drawbars for the Organ). Besides the NS3 been brilliant, the sound of it through the Motion Sound KP-500S is really mind blowing. The sound is perfectly crystal clear and if you closed your eyes, you would think that you were playing an original Hammond B3. The pianos and synths in Stereo Mode also sound amazing. Well worth the money!