Roland KC-350 Reviews4.5/5.0 based on 14 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 the KC-350's price range.
Man, I'd buy one of these if my original Roland KC-300 (predecessor of the KC-350) didn't still work so well! The new KC-350 is even more powerful and has a smoother repsone than the KC-300 AND it's less expensive. Now, that's progress!
May 3, 2013Music Background:
Awesome amp!!Sounds great at any volume..Plenty of power...It's not light but at 48lbs it can moved around for rehearsals without too much trouble, wouldn't be comfortable with anything heavier.
from Palm Bay, FL USA
October 13, 2012Music Background:
Roland KC-350This is a great little amp with loads of power. Use it anywhere. Plug your gear into it and use the headphone jack and not disturb anyone. Very quiet, can't even tell it's on till you hit a key. I use it a gig's every weekend. No problems just thrills!
from Fulton, NY USA
July 6, 2011Music Background:
Great Value!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 good quality product.
from Pittsburgh PA
June 13, 2008Music Background:
Fantastic ampFor 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.
from Springfield, Mo.
January 26, 2007Music Background:
Have played keyboards for 50+ years. Professionally for 35+.
Very nice amp for keyboards.I purchased this amp from Jon Gauthier at Sweetwater. I am using the Roland VK-8M Organ Module with a Motion Sound Pro-3 Rotating horn along with two Edirol M-80 controllers for my Organ sound.(Also purchased from Jon G. at Sweetwater). I use the Roland KC-350 amp as the low rotor simulator. It sounds GREAT !!!!!!!Has a very nice Clear low end. SWEETWATER ROCKS !!!!!
from San Francisco, CA
October 3, 2012Music Background:
Love this thing!Prior to buying the KC-350, I was using a generic amp, not one designed for keyboards. Once I plugged this in and started to play, it was like I owned a completely different keyboard. Unbelievable how much better everything sounded. The people I play with were as blown away as I was.
from Nashville, TN
September 22, 2012Music Background:
Gigging musician for over 40 years.
Roland KC-350I have had two Roland keyboard amps. The first was a KC-150 which I still have and replaced it recently with the KC-350. I got the 350 when I purchase the Hammond SK1. The Roland has always been a solid workhorse for me. I like the multiple channels in stereo, and the 350 has twice the power of the 150 (120 watts). I have played many gigs with the Roland, and I expect the 350 to be a great amp.
from Boston, MA USA
April 6, 2012Music Background:
Hobbyist musician and sound engineer
Great keyboard ampThis is a fantastic sounding amp that packs a big enough punch to work in pretty much any sized room short of a gigantic concert hall. I only have two complaints:
-It's often TOO bass heavy. Not a complaint you often get from this size of speaker cabinet! Running a Roland RD-300NX into it, I have to turn the bass EQ on both the keyboard and the amp all the way down, but then it sounds fine.
-It's extremely heavy. The handle is only useful for getting it up off the ground and onto a cart, not for carrying it any distance at all.
from Washington, DC
February 1, 2012Music Background:
Professional Classical Musician
One Amazing Speaker!finally got to try out my new Roland KC-350 this weekend at a concert, connected to my Yamaha CP-300. Tried the speaker system at the hall first to see if it would work. then switched to the KC-350, the difference was profound! The Roland had such a warm mellow timbre as opposed to the bright twangy sound of the speakers in the hall, and we're talking one roland KC-350 as opposed to four speakers in the hall. The singer I was with is a dramatic baritone, so he has a huge voice and was having trouble hearing the hall speakers, with the KC-350 no problems whatsoever.
September 3, 2011Music Background:
- songwriter - composer -
KC-350 has excellent soundThis amp has great highs and full lows. I was concerned at first by the size....I thought it would be smaller, but sound quality is very, very good. Now I'm glad I did not go with a smaller size. Keyboards sound true. Sweetwater delivered this product in record time with no shipping. Excellent sales service and there seems to be no question they cannot answer.
from Vancouver, WA. USA
November 10, 2006Music Background:
Guitar playing pastor of Music
Sounds great with guitar modelers as well!I run my Vox Tonelab SE thru the KC 350. I'm very happy with the sound.. the KC 350 allow the amp/cabinet styles to sound as close as possible. I play my Yamaha Motif ES8, thru it as well, and grand piano, B3 patches sound clear. Its more than loud, I use it as a fold-back monitor, and line-out thru our house PA. As a wotship leader, I need to cover a wide variety of muscial styles... the KC 350 is a great rig!
from Washington, DC
December 12, 2008Music Background:
KC-350I bought the 350 in 2006 for my FP-3 piano and it has been ok but the sound is not great. I am now going to upgrade to the 550. Be very careful with these units, they are extremely sensitive to moisture and by this I mean hunidity.
March 29, 2006
Roland KC-350 Keyboard Amp reviewI disagree with the first reviewer, only comment as to the KC-550 from trying it out in the store, was that it was way too loud to try and see where its limits were. I felt bad for all other customers for trying it out at the leve i did go to which was like 3/4 on the volume knob. that is dangerously loud. for a keyboard player near their monitor. I got the KC-350 and took it to a gig the very next day. I play with in a very loud rock band, both the guitarist and the bass player go through 4 speaker cabnits with tons of wattage. my single 12" set at my side was more than plenty to let me hear myself, as well as triggering looks from the guitarist when my licks were tasty to his ears. has a out to go to the mains so what more could i ask for. my keyboards sounded true, and clear, no distortion or atrifacts, no radio station buzz. its small enough and light enuf to carry and fits perfectly ontop of a 19" keyboard gig rig rack.
Wes 'The Nipper" Nagy
from Martha's Vineyard, MA
July 1, 2005
Roland KC 350 vs KC 550 Dissappointed for sure.I had bought the big brother of the Roland KC 350 first, the KC 550,much heavier and louder, but I loved it. I bought the 350 to play in stereo and use for smaller club gigs as it IS lighter (but surprisingly has NO wheels!). The inputs are similar as are the controls, but that is where the similarity ends. The sound is thinnish and totally significantly different than the 550's clear balanced tone. The 350 kills piano sounds and distorts quite easily even at regular gig volumes. Forget doing battle with a guitarist's twin reverb! The tonal difference between the KC 550 and the 350 is so different that stereo setups are too weird to do.Stay with the Roland KC 550, unless you want to play really quietly and have some weird EQing to get the right timbre!