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Roland KC-550

Keyboard Combo

The KC-550 provides 180 Watts of powerful sound via a 15" speaker and horn tweeter. In addition to its four input channels, this flagship amp has an Output Select switch for selecting the monitor sound destination, a Shape switch for quick sound adjustment and an XLR Line output for direct connection to a mixing console.

  • Power: 180 Watt
  • 4 Channels
  • 15" Speaker + tweeter
  • Output select switch for selecting the monitor path
  • Output selector switch and shape switch for quick sound adjustments
  • XLR Output for connecting to a mixer
  • XLR Mic input for micro or acoustic instruments
  • Stereo Link function to synchronize two KC-550 for stereo sound
  • AUX input for CD / MD player
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  • Clavinet
  • Organ
  • E-Piano

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Power 180 W
Internal Effects No
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Roland KC-550

clearskiesahead, 17.05.2014
For synth applications, the KC-550 is a brilliant sounding combo amp with plenty of power. Its stereo capability allows serious keyboardists to realise the full potential of their sound when coupled with another amp, and its connectivity options are comprehensively universal.

I found the monitoring option (channel 4; switchable between headphones only, headphones and amp, or headphones, amp, and line out) particularly useful, although the lack of a midrange speaker cone makes it difficult for a vocal signal to cut through. This drawback also applies to piano sounds, which can sound quite tinny and lacking in body.

Portability is an issue with this amp. The single handle on the top of the unit makes it awkward to lift due to its hefty weight, and I ended up adding two aftermarket side handles to make lifting easier (for one or two people). The casters are a bit too small, so negotiating some door thresholds and carpet edges can be frustrating. On the plus side, the wheels detach easily, so extra tilt can be attained by removing the two rear wheels if the amp is positioned on the floor.
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Great amp

07.06.2016
A brilliant amplifier. I use this for my Kurzweil k2000 and it sounds super.
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