WNAMM09: Flagship Keyboard Amp From Roland

The KC-880 makes its debut at Winter NAMM      15/01/09
WNAMM09: Flagship Keyboard Amp From Roland


Roland say that the new flagship of the KC amp series is packed with high-performance features and is a portable powerhouse for keyboards, vocals, and more. The KC-880 has five channels of stereo input, 320 watts of power, and Roland's famous DSP effects built in. Here's the details from Roland's website...
  • Flagship stereo keyboard amplifier with five channels of stereo input
  • 320-watt stereo power amplifier, 12-inch woofers and two horn tweeters
  • Built-in stereo effects (Reverb, Chorus, Tremolo, Rotary)
  • Flexible I/O (XLR mic input, stereo XLR line outputs, headphone out), Stereo Link for chaining multiple KC-880s
Versatility
The KC-880 is Roland's most powerful and versatile keyboard amp. Keyboards are only half of the story, however, as the KC-880 can handle an entire band in true stereo. Plug in a V-Piano, a set of V-Drums, a VB-99 V-Bass, a microphone, a guitar or a rhythm machine, even an iPod. The KC-880's full-range stereo design makes any instrument sound big and rich.
Stereo FX
The combination of the KC-880's stereo speakers and effects fill the room with deep, spatial sound. With stereo-chorus technology derived from Roland's world-famous JC-series amps, it provides unmatched depth and stereo imaging. In addition to stereo chorus, the KC-880 also provides tremolo and rotary effects for keyboards, and a lush stereo reverb for vocals and other instruments.
Flexible I/O
With true stereo performance, the KC-880 is a dream for keyboards, vocals, and beyond. XLR inputs are provided for microphones, so vocalists can sing along with the band. Guitars, drum machines, and other electronic musical instruments can be plugged in as well. Connect and jam with 320 watts of pure, clean power.
Stereo Link
The Stereo Link feature allows multiple KC amps to be linked together for use as portable PA system -- great for small-to-medium club gigs, churches, recitals, etc.
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