Roland recently came up with its newest keyboard amplifier- KC880. I am thinking about buying it. It’s bit pricey ($995) and bulky (97 lbs), however delivers great power (320 watts).
I am very much looking forward to buy KC880. However, as per user reviews from certain websites (e.g. musiciansfriends.com & others)
http://keyboards-midi.musiciansfriend.com/product/Roland-KC880-Stereo-Keyboard-Amplifier?sku=580414), I am really thinking whether it’s worth buying this. The reviews are “mixed”, eg..
---lots of inputs and outputs (+)
--crystal clear sound (+)
--need bigger wheels (-)
--Roland’s weak attempt at imitating real stereo amp like K4 by Traynor (-)
--Not massive transformers (-)
--it can’t handle aggressive punch, it distorts quickly (-)
--with this amp, you need additional subwoofer (-)
One reviewer’s feedback was to stick to Roland’s KC550 amp (which has less wattage than KC880 but supposedly offers better punch)
I currently own Roland KC350 model and have been satisfied with it. I routine use it to plug-n-play my electronic octopads (Roland SPD20, Handsonic, DR 880 drum machine etc). Perfectly satisfied so far but it has 120 watts power (which is good for small gigs). I’m looking for adding more “juice” and hence considering the next models such as KC550 or KC880.
I would like to ask if any one has any experiences with KC880 amplifer? Or will I be better off buying KC550, instead?
Thank you in advance.