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      22.08.2015 00:19
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      Great product

      The Roland KC-350 is the best balance of quality sound, punch, and portability I could find. I can carry it a block or up/down stairs with a little, but not back breaking, effort.

      I haven't played a room where it didn't have enough power to hold it's own. (Although in most big room gigs you can come out of the KC-350 into the PA system.) Our bass player likes playing through it at practices. The 4 channels including a mic and RCA stereo inputs cover the bases for multi-keyboard players and folks who use laptops/tablets. You can get everything you use into one amp.

      If you need to do EQ on individual keyboards or other inputs the KC-350 has one set of low/mid/high controls for the entire amp, so you might need to run your devices through a small mixer like the Behringer 1202FX and then back into the amp. Worked for me.

      I like the quality of the sound. Everyone has different ears. Sweet to me may be sour to you, so the smart thing (if you can get to a music store that carries them) is to test the KC-350 with the keyboards you'll use most frequently. I have been happy with the sound I get using a Korg- SV1 and a Roland 300GX.

      Finally, the price is good for what you get. The only criticism I have is with the cabinet design. The base is 15" deeper than the top of the amp so it has a bigger footprint than meets the eye and makes it just a little clumsy to manage at times.

      If you need more heft, and you've got strength, (or you'll be using the amp primarily in just one location) you can step up to the KC-550 which is bigger and has wheels (but wheels don't help if you have to haul it across grass for a park gig or up a flight of stairs.)

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      23.07.2015 10:09
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      What a machine

      Since I have multiple instruments, this amp is perfect. Great sounding amp. Only negative comment: it's kind of heavy to have just one strap handle on top. The design would be improved by adding some side handles for more ergonomic handling. For those of you who are looking for an amp to cover a wide range of instruments, this amp is the king for me. I was, at first, worried about not having two speakers for a stereo feeling. This amp with the ipod alone was able to produce a huge sound just on level 2 out of 10.

      At the store I tested the bass quality with a really cheap bass and it was full of tone. A guitar through a model pedal is great too. This amp is basically a monitor/pa system.

      If you are considering buying it, spend the money. You will be happy. This is my guitar amp, my bass amp, my electronic drum monitor and when I have a party in or outdoors this is my PA system.

      It sounds clear and present and is for me of a level of sound and size enough for good music making- any room bigger or outdoor event of bigger size- then go through PA. I learned better than to let unproven sound people tell me not to use it! As long as I hear the KC350 (part of my instrument) I'm happy, let sound people worry about any more if the gig had one many don't and the KC350 is more likely to get a turn down rather than turn up request. I also have to consider the size of vehicle, downsizing everything when possible or necessary. If anything I'd consider a second KC 350- for stereo!

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      22.05.2015 23:08
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      The perfect combination of power and value, the new KC-350 is ideal for medium-sized gigs. It features a 120-watt amplifier with convenient 3-band EQ, new Output Select and Shape switch features, plus a Subwoofer output for extra low end. The KC-350 can also be connected to mixing consoles via its line output.

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      18.05.2015 20:31
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      Recommended for home use/rehearsal

      The KC-350 is medium sized, portable amplifier. Therefore i feel this amplifier is best selected for home use or rehearsal pratice- or for a venue that is of a medium sized room.

      It has 4 channels so you can get quite a lot of instruments or microphone or even backing tracks music you can add through the use of laptop.

      The amplier comes with some additional settings, it contains an equaliser with focuses on the bass and treble qualities of the sound. The sound comes in three settings- low-medium-high.

      The sound is good quality- i find that this particular product works better with musical instruments rather than through a microphone and vocal quality. I do not feel there is not effects on the product enable to produce a clearer concise sound as it just controls the volume and equaliser.

      As i mentioned it's medium size product- so although it's portable it will still require some strength to lift it. Please be aware of this if you are using this for outside of home use for gigs etc. But for a medium size product- it definitely packs a punch and it certainly delivers in terms of amplification. With 120 watts this should be more than enough!

      I think for the price of this product you really do get value for money- and along as you aren't expecting a stadium then you will be pleased for the product. I always believe that the quality of your instruments and what you put through the amp makes a difference!




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      14.03.2015 16:03
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      Power, Flexibility, Portability

      Тhе ΚС-350 іs thе bеst bаlаnсе оf quаlіtу sоund, рunсh, аnd роrtаbіlіtу І соuld fіnd. І саn саrrу іt а blосk оr uр/dоwn stаіrs wіth а lіttlе, but nоt bасk brеаkіng, еffоrt.

      І hаvеn't рlауеd а rооm whеrе іt dіdn't hаvе еnоugh роwеr tо hоld іt's оwn wіth thе 10 ріесе hоrn bаnd І рlау іn. (Аlthоugh іn mоst bіg rооm gіgs уоu саn соmе оut оf thе ΚС-350 іntо thе РА sуstеm.) Оur bаss рlауеr lіkеs рlауіng thrоugh іt аt рrасtісеs.

      Тhе 4 сhаnnеls (іnсludіng а mіс ) аnd RСА stеrео іnрuts соvеr thе bаsеs fоr multіkеуbоаrd рlауеrs аnd fоlks whо usе lарtорs/tаblеts. Yоu саn gеt еvеrуthіng уоu usе іntо оnе аmр.

      Іf уоu nееd tо dо ЕQ оn іndіvіduаl kеуbоаrds оr оthеr іnрuts thе ΚС-350 hаs оnе sеt оf lоw/mіd/hіgh соntrоls fоr thе еntіrе аmр, sо уоu mіght nееd tо run уоur dеvісеs thrоugh а smаll mіхеr lіkе thе Веhrіngеr 1202FХ аnd thеn bасk іntо thе аmр. Wоrkеd fоr mе.

      І lіkе thе quаlіtу оf thе sоund. Еvеrуоnе hаs dіffеrеnt еаrs. Ѕwееt tо mе mау bе sоur tо уоu, sо thе smаrt thіng (іf уоu саn gеt tо а musіс stоrе thаt саrrіеs thеm) іs tо tеst thе ΚС-350 wіth thе kеуbоаrds уоu'll usе mоst frеquеntlу. І hаvе bееn hарру wіth thе sоund І gеt usіng а Κоrg- ЅV1 аnd а Rоlаnd 300GХ.

      Fіnаllу, thе рrісе іs gооd fоr whаt уоu gеt. Тhе оnlу сrіtісіsm І hаvе іs wіth thе саbіnеt dеsіgn. Тhе bаsе іs 15" dеереr thаn thе tор оf thе аmр sо іt hаs а bіggеr fооtрrіnt thаn mееts thе еуе аnd mаkеs іt јust а lіttlе сlumsу tо mаnаgе аt tіmеs.

      Іf уоu nееd mоrе hеft, аnd уоu'vе gоt strеngth, (оr уоu'll bе usіng thе аmр рrіmаrіlу іn јust оnе lосаtіоn) уоu саn stер uр tо thе ΚС-550 whісh іs bіggеr аnd hаs whееls (but whееls dоn't hеlр іf уоu hаvе tо hаul іt асrоss grаss fоr а раrk gіg оr uр а flіght оf stаіrs.)

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      03.12.2013 23:06
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      A very good keyboard amp

      I needed an amp for my keyboard so I decided on this one. Roland is a famous brand in music equipment, especially in the keys-section.

      Both processing and especially sound of the KC-350 are very good, I would not have expected in any other way. My keyboard sounds a lot better used with this amp.
      And as I found out later, you can also use this speaker as a monitor speaker (e.g. for a singer), a substitute for a guitar amp or a speaker for speeches in small venues, if you like to. The amp also allows you to use various instruments as sources. Besides, you can also link this amp with a second one to create a stereo sound system.
      You should remember that this amplifier, is only constructed for being used at home or small stages, but he does that job well! And for home usage its 120 watts should be more than enough! And also with the volume cranked up, the sound stays nice and clear, so small stages are no problem as well.

      Conclusion:
      The KC-350 may not be the cheapest keyboard amplifier on the market, but it's a really reliable, nice amp with great tone. I'd say I won't buy any other amp in the next years.

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        07.10.2012 13:21
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        Great for amateurs, not so great if attempting to look professional.

        For such a relatively small amplifier, this incredible amplifier really impresses the crowds. I have loved owning this item, and would recommend it to anyone who needs such an item, despite it falling somewhat behind the renowned Marshall products. It has a few downsides, but these are easily counteracted by the upsides.

        For starters, it can be a little heavy at times, but the well-placed handle on top helps a great deal. Another little issue is that it can lose its quality when you turn the volume up quite a bit. The sound otherwise is pretty decent, definitely suitable for anyone putting on a pub gig etc. As a synthesizer amplifier, and that really does show at times. Whilst I'd recommend it as a cheaper option for guitar players, singers and the like, it definitely meets the needs of synth players the best.

        The quality of sound drops considerably when attempting multiple inputs. The volume for each input then varies, as if each instrument is attempting to overpower the last. So whilst the amplifier offers a massive selection of input channels, I can't see anyone attempts to put on a fairly professional gig using these to the full.

        At the end of the day though, it does work like a dream for those wanting something above amateur, but below professional. It's a extra special dream when it comes to bass!

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        26.01.2012 01:36
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        Great for practise, not always so great for use live.

        I bought this amplifier a couple years back when purchasing my Roland SH-201, and did not regret it. This little amplifier really packs a punch, and while being mighty heavy for a little guy like me, is incredibly easy to get around the place (the sturdy handle on top makes it all possible!)

        First and foremost, it's a synthesizer amplifier, and I would certainly not recommend it to guitarists above any other amplifier's by Marshall or Orange. However, I have played my guitar through it before and it gave off a fairly strong clean sound. It was only when I upped the volume that things started to sound a little crackly and crunchy (and not in a badass distortion kinda way). It also gave me a fairly muffled sound when I attempted to plug into the mic-channel and sing through my microphone. However, this may just be my experience and others may have had more success with these elements. As it stands though, I would only suggest this to synth players.

        In a similar way, I tended to find that plugging more than one instrument in at a time would make for an extremely patchy sound, with both instruments sounding as if they were competing for the amp when played at any reasonable volume. This made the heck load of input channels (each with their own individual volume dials) seem rather pointless to me.

        However, I did find this incredibly effective for practising with my Roland SH-201, as it allowed me to pump up the volume (almost to max!) whilst keeping a crisp and clear sound. On the other hand, in a live environment I began to feel that the amp wasn't powerful enough to hold its own as I played with my bandmates. Eventually, I decided to just start plugging into the venue's PA system and leave the amp at home.

        As it is primarily a piano and synthesizer amplifier, it does not contain any built in effects such as delay or distortion. It does let you alter the High and Low end frequencies of the sound though, which can come in handy when you're ready for some serious bass!

        As an added bonus, it does work perfectly for blasting out some music from an ipod, provided you have the appropriate adaptor cable to go with it.

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        06.11.2011 23:18

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        If you are looking for an amp for home use and small venue gigs you cannot do better than the KC-350

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        If you are looking for an amp for home use and small venue gigs you cannot do better than the KC-350. The sound is great, nice bass response. The multiple channels allow you to add other instruments. A
        Fantastic amp
        For those of you who are looking for an amp to cover a wide range of instruments, this amp is the king for me. I have a modeling guitar effects pedal (w/ guitar), bass guitar, keyboards, electronic drum kit and an ipod. Each one is able to be connected (at the same time) with great sound. I was, at first, worried about not having two speakers for a stereo feeling. This amp with the ipod alone was able to produce a huge sound just on level 2 out of 10.

        Since I have multiple instruments, this amp is perfect. At the store I tested the bass quality with a really cheap bass and it was full of tone. A guitar through a model pedal is great too. This amp is basically a monitor/pa system.

        If you are considering buying it, spend the money. You will be happy. This is my guitar amp, my bass amp, my electronic drum monitor and when I have a party in or outdoors this is my PA system.

        Without a doubt, a great purchase.

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        07.07.2011 15:58
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        A great buy for any musician that needs a loud and portable amplifier for small/medium sized gigs

        I bought this amplifier when I first started playing in ceilidhs all over East Scotland and so far it has lasted a very decent 4 years with me and a few others giving it a LOT of punishment.

        The overall build quality of the unit is excellent, it comes in a solid wooden frame and the metal grill covering the main speaker unit is very tough and there are rounded metal coverings on all of the corners - again, making it capable of taking a lot of punishment!

        It has a total of 4 input channels (all channels are 1/4" TRS, channel 1 also has XLR input for microphones) all of which are designed for stereo (you can connect two of these together and put one on each side of your setup). Each channel has a simple twist dial for setting volume and there is also a master volume knob to set the overall volume. Also included is the ability to 'shape' your sound, this is done by pressing a small button that enables a further three dials for setting the low, medium and high frequencies of your sound. A small note - I always tend to have this turned on with the bass set a little lower (this speaker really punches out the low end notes ALL the time!).

        It is fairly easy to cart about - there is a carry handle on the top and the plug lead fits through this quite easily for transport. It can seem a bit heavy at times (especially after a long gig) so it might be worth attaching wheels to the bottom - the KC550 model comes with this as standard.

        Overall, I was more than pleased with this when I bought it and am still using it regularly as part of my sound setup for both ceilidh and practice gigs.

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