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KC-150 keyboard amp for modeling??

psyandy

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Hey guys
Anyone have any experience using a keyboard amp to power and perform with an 11 rack or other modeler?? I used an old keyboard amp with my vg guitar synth years ago with good success.
 

guitarnet70

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I'm using a Marshall Keyboard Amp with my KPA, but only for jams or bar gigs (50W SS).
By far not FRFR, but I like the color that it add. In all other cases FOH + QSC K-10.
 

brain21

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I had one once and used it for modeling. I didn't like it. I'm not totally satisfied with my Tech21 Power Engine, but the Power Engine was SO much better to my ears than the Roland KC keyboard amp. To my ears, the KC sounded like it had a blanket over it compared to the PE.

At the time (this was like 10 years ago) I was running a VG-88 through it.
 

Geiri

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I tried the kc 350 with an me 70 extesively also comparing it through various amps. For my ears the kc was the winner and is on my list as next purchase for my modelling rig.
 

paulmapp8306

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Really? I tried a KC350 a couple of years back and thought it was harsh harsh harsh. Id NEVER use that outide a rehersal room - and only inside if there was nothing else.
 

GLDP

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Any of you guys ever tried a Traynor K4?? It works very well with modelers and it's plenty loud.
 

jayjerry

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I have a KC-350 that I use for electronic drums.

I have tried PODs and the Axe Fx through it and I was never very impressed.
 

scotchtape800

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I have owned the KC 350 as well.
Sold and good riddance!

IMO:

DO NOT BUY THIS.

Seriously. Harsh and crappy with modelers. Seemed to be very directional too (well, definitely very "amp" like in that respect). AVOID!!!!!
 

psyandy

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Wow. The overall opinion I'm hearing is avoid this amp. Thanks!!! I'm hoping to find a cheaper way to run my 11 rack as a rig until my number comes up for the axe 2. I don't want a full FRFR setup yet since the costs have to be managed over the next year for my rig.
 

scotchtape800

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What's your budget?
There's a huge FRFR thread around somewhere...

I think the top picks were obviously the QSC K10 and the EV ELX112p. But those are like $700 each.

I've read OKthings about the cheap Mackie Thump series so you might want to try those, although there are also a lot of haters so who knows...

If it's just for home use get some cheapo studio monitors (Behringer, KRKs etc) and call it a day. Maybe you can even just get one instead of a pair!
 

psyandy

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Presently my budget is $200 for something to play at home or at a friend's small studio. I had access to a cheap Roland keyboard amp.

Now I'm thinking monitors. I'll want an Atomic when I go axe.
 

psyandy

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Any specific suggestions?? I'm thinking a pair would be nice for stereo like sound ;).
 

scotchtape800

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Search for monitor threads...

But if you're looking for more affordable ones:

Lots of people like the iKey ones. I'm assuming these are more hifi like speakers (not super accurate but sound good).

KRK Rockits are also popular and "cheap". I have the 6's, they're fine.

Lots of people also like the Yamaha HS series. (HS80m, HS50m).

Not familiar with the cheaper Behringer stuff but I've think they're not all bad for this sorta thing? Also Alesis...

If you're not actually looking for anything super check CL, probably someone that wants to unload on something :)
 

brain21

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Presently my budget is $200 for something to play at home or at a friend's small studio. I had access to a cheap Roland keyboard amp.

Now I'm thinking monitors. I'll want an Atomic when I go axe.
The Alto's are $299, and sometimes end up on HelloMusic.com for somewhere around $225 (well they have twice so far). Go check out the thread on the Fractal Audio amps and cabs forums. Its a little coax speaker in a wedge cab. It does have issues (what do you expect for the price), but it also compares favorably to some powered monitors that cost more than twice that (opinions being subjective and all). Can't remember the model number. Just search that forum for Alto or hellomusic.com
 




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