Yamaha Stagepas 300
I had these Stagepas 300's for 8 months and loved them, great sound and performance. Everything you'd expect from Yamaha. I sold them and thought I'd upgrade to the Stagepas 500's with larger woofer and more power. Not taking anything away from the 500's, they sounded great, however, I liked what I heard actually a bit better from the 300's. The 500 has a bit more bass, and power, but the 300 is NO SLOUCH! I went and bought another set of 300's and did an A/B test. The results were almost impossible to detect any difference, except the 300 had a bit more mids heard. The difference in cost was really not worth it, unless the mixer allowing you to run 2 keyboards simultaneously is worth that much to you. Other than that, sound is almost identical between the 300 and 500, like splitting hairs, just more power and more bass if you turn it up and need it. Great sound systems...whichever you decide to go with!