Editor choice

Roland KC-550

picture of Roland KC-550The best keyboard amp we reviewed, for a variety of reasons. Ultimately, though, this amp is the best because it strikes the perfect balance between power, ease-of-use, portability, and flexibility.

The amp is rated at 180W, which sound low in comparison to the other amps we are reviewing today. Don’t let that fool you – the amp will go plenty loud enough, and will do so with so little distortion that we were truly surprised.

In addition, the sound it produces is crystal clear, and so the people we talked to for this review reported that they had no problems using this amp in large venues. It will easily cover a hall that seats 150, for instance, and do so without compromising on sound quality.

This amp is built around a 15” woofer and a horn tweeter, and this combination provides excellent sound. In addition, the EQ functions on the amp ensure that you can easily get exactly the sound you desire.

If you are looking for a keyboard amp that will put up with years of gigs, can be easily moved around, and will consistently deliver great sound, this is the one for you!

Roland KC-550

The best keyboard amp we reviewed, for a variety of reasons. Ultimately, though, this amp is the best because it strikes the perfect balance between power, ease-of-use, portability, and flexibility.

In addition, of course, the Roland KC-550 offers plenty of extra features:

9.5 Total Score
Roland KC-550

The best keyboard amp we reviewed, for a variety of reasons. Ultimately, though, this amp is the best because it strikes the perfect balance between power, ease-of-use, portability, and flexibility.

Durability
9.5
Design
9
PROS
  • The EQ options on this amp are great. There is a 4-channel EQ built in to the amp, which allows you to quickly find the sound you’re looking for. A “shape” switch makes things even easier, affording you a number of pre-set sounds, all of which are nicely balanced.
  • The frequency spectrum covered by this amp is outstanding. We are not sure how Roland have achieved this without a mid-range horn, but we don’t care! Everything from deep bass to keen highs is covered in great detail.
  • This amp has been designed with gigs in mind. Whilst a little more heavy than some other options, it is really built to last. It feels solid, even when lugging it around, and loading it in and out of your truck, and we are confident that you will get many years of service from it.
  • The amp features four inputs, including a balances XLR microphone jack. This is perfect if you are the kind of player who needs to plug in a lot of gear! In addition, the amp has outputs that can be used to tie it into a PA system if you are playing huge venues, and this flexibility is extremely useful.
CONS
  • In truth, none. If you are looking for a great keyboard amp that will deal with anything you throw at it, get this one.
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