The Roland KC-880 Stereo Keyboard Amp is the flagship of the KC amplifier series, and it's packed with high-performance features. With 5 channels of stereo input (4 stereo channels and stereo aux in),... Read More
The Roland KC-880 Stereo Keyboard Amp is the flagship of the KC amplifier series, and it's packed with high-performance features. With 5 channels of stereo input (4 stereo channels and stereo aux in), 320W of power and Roland's popular DSP effects already built in, the KC-880 is a portable powerhouse for keyboards, vocals, and more. The Roland KC-880 Stereo Keyboard Amplifier's I/O includes an XLR mic input, stereo XLR outputs, a headphone out, and a Stereo Link for chaining it with other KC-880 amps.
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This amplifier sounds Excellent at lower or louder volume levels. I tested it in a large church sanctuary using the Roland RD-700NX. There was a bass and a lead guitar. They both had their own amps. There was also a drummer, vocalists and a very loud Hammond B3. This amp held its own loud and clear with no problem. It got complements from the other musicians. I recommend this amp because of the quality and sound clarity. It?s larger than I expected. If you?re a petite female keyboardist you might have to use a portable hand dolly. It weighs about 97 pounds and could be a challenge to move it up and down stairs. I give it five stars!!
So far, I'm very happy with this amp. Time will tell how well it holds up to road life although it seems to be very solidly built. My chief complaint with Roland keyboard amps in the past has been their flimsy horns as they seemed to blow consistently with out playing overly loud. We'll see how these dual tweeters hold up. It sounds great but the built in effects are absolutely worthless to me and most keyboard players as the keyboard effects are usually fine. Also, you have little control over the effects as they are for the most part on or off. They could have left off the effects and brought the price down a bit. And this thing is heavy, weighing in at just shy of a hundred pounds. It's not the heaviest amp I've owned but it's the clumsiest because of it's shape but I don't know how fixable that is without effecting the overall sound. But as I said, for the most part I'm very pleased with this amp and if weight is the trade off for it's clarity and definition then it is a small price to pay. I only gave this 4 stars because of the useless and not very good sounding effects.
This amplifier sounds wonderful. I've owned the KC500 and 550 in the past and my biggest complaints were that the tweeters were prone to blowing out easily on both of them and the 550 was muddy and bottom endy. I wanted something that sounded good in medium and large venues and the KC880 fits the bill nicely. They are still using the same cheesy tweeters on this but I don't have to crank this amp nearly as much and so blowing the tweeters shouldn't be the issue that it was on the KC880's little brothers. The sound is punchy and well defined. The effects section has little use to me as I normally use what is available from the keyboards or external effects. My chief complaint is that even though it appears to be built like a tank, it also weighs about as much as one at nearly 100 pounds but that's a small trade off for good sound. Only time will tell if the tweeters hold up better then in the smaller models. As always, (to me anyway), the things that aggravate me about Roland products are small in comparison to the satisfaction.
I use this amp with my Yamaha Motif ES8 and Hammond XK3. The amp has plenty of power and worked great at both a recent small gig and and outdoor blues festival. It has all the right features including the stereo xlr outs to run to the main board. (ground lift worked great eliminating line noise) Having 4 channels has been a real plus with multiple keyboards. Only downside is the weight. My music room is upstairs and it gets awkward when I'm moving equipment downstairs to travel to the gigs. I have the same problem with my weighted keyboard. Maybe I should invest in a light weight keyboard Keyboard but I hate to compromise my sound. I highly recommend this keyboard for both small and large venues. You will not be disappointed. It is a quality piece of gear. I don't play Roland keyboards but I have to admit they made a great keyboard amp.
Packed with high-performance features!. With4 stereo channels, stereo aux inputs, and 320W power into 2-12" woofers and 2 horn tweeters, the KC-880 guarantees your keys will be heard in all their proper glory!. With Roland's famed DSP effects built-in (reverb, chorus, tremolo, rotary), plenty of I/O including XLR mic input, and with the stereo link for chaining multiple KC-880s, you can use it as a PA!!!!!.