Roland KC-150 Reviews4.3/5.0 based on 6 customer reviews
Roland has long been making the clearest, loudest, and most useful keyboard amps in the industry. It's rare that I sell any other keyboard amp in this price range.
April 8, 2013Music Background:
Good sound quality, very portableI own this model and also a KC-350 120W model. The KC-150 is easy to tote and sounds great. I find it a bit noisy at higher volumes, but suppose that is expected of a smaller amp. I use it at home and also when heading out to play with others. Roland makes great keyboard amps so you really can't go wrong with this model if it fits your needs.
from Traverse City, MI
August 22, 2011Music Background:
Great smalll ampThe KC-150 is a great keyboard amp for small events that portability is a priority. I had the KC-60 which needed to run a higher volume level than I liked and was prone to distort. The KC-150 is only 3 lbs. heavier and offers a much fuller sound. It does improve if you use a speaker stand to elevate the amp. My keyboards are the Roland FP-7 and a Casio Privia 330.
November 25, 2009Music Background:
Old bluesman playing worship.
Great little workhorseI use the big brother, KC-550 at church and have no desire to lug it home each week. I use this amp to duplicate my set-up for practice at home. I play a synth access guitar and run my RP-1000 and GR-20 through separate channels. I can pop in the headphones and jam at any hour. With multi channels, I can run a line out from my studio and practice against what I'm recording over with a truer mix feel. The 65 Watts is more than enough for most situations, although if you're a keyboardist, the larger unit will give you more bottom end.
My only drawback is the same with all the KC series. I know it's a keyboard amp, but it's billed as a mixing amp and it really ought to have a modest amount of FX - C'mon guys, it's got a mic input, would a touch of reverb have killed the design?
All in all, a great amp. If I play out somewhere, I still keep the big unit at church and take this wherever I go.
from Haverhill, MA
June 19, 2012Music Background:
Nice ampThe best feature of this amp is the multi-channel input. It's no problem to run 2 keyboards and a mic at the same time. As a vocal amp, it's very dry - you'll want to add your own reverb or other vocal processing to avoid sounding like a high school public address system.
Its master and volume sweet spot seems to be between 2 and 7. Anything over 7 starts to break up, and it's not the good distortion like a tube amp - just noisy.
For a solo act, it's plenty loud. You'll be very happy with it. In a band situation it's a little weak. It's not really loud enough to compete with drums and guitar amps of similar wattage.
The look is sort of dated as it is black & blue with a cheap looking black screen and gold letters. Roland should consider an upgrade to all black or black & silver. Or take a cue from Fender and consider different tolex or front screen.
Despite the slight criticism, I would recommend this amp. It does the trick at a fair price. And it's a Roland. 'Nuff said.
from Edmonds, WA USA
August 17, 2011Music Background:
A Compact PowerhouseFor a traveling keyboardist/vocalist, this amp. works well. It has presence and works well in open settings with my small combo.
March 2, 2011Music Background:
Great for KeyboardI use this with my keyboards with sampled grand piano sounds. It is clear , does not crack and brings out the bass notes! This is the only amp I would ever use with my keyboards!