Famous for its keyboard amps, Roland have introduced its flagship: the KC880. With a serious punch of 320 watt power, this amp sits at the forefront of all of the range, producing sound through two 12” woofers and two horn tweeters. On-board DSP effects allow the power of the sound to produce surprisingly mellow tones, making it a versatile onstage companion.
The KC880 comes complete with a 3-band low/middle/high equaliser, and master effects can be turned on or off, according to preference, on any of its four channels. Available effects include Reverb, Chorus, Tremolo, and Rotary (Rotary including a speed control setting). Four channels allow you to connect lots of different gear at any one time, each channel including stereo line inputs, and a microphone can even be connected into the first channel.
It is unlikely that you would need any more power from such a commanding amplifier. Nonetheless, Roland have prepared for this event by including a stereo link, meaning that a second 320 watt amp can be connected, allowing you to easily double your sound!
In most cases, you would struggle to find such a well-rounded amp which was also portable. Roland have nonetheless dramatically reduced the weight of this amp, to 97lb, and furthermore have included casters, allowing for ease of transportation for tours and gigging musicians. Roland's KC-880 320-watt keyboard amplifier certainly offers up serious power for the stage!
2 x 160 watt amplifiers
2 x 30cm speakers
2 x horn tweeters
Nominal input level for channel 1 (mic/line): -50 to -20 dBu
Nominal input level for channel 2-4 (line): -20 dBu
Nominal input level for stereo link input: 0 dBu
Nominal input level for aux in: -20 dBu
Nominal output level for line out: +4 dBu
Nominal output level for stereo link output: 0 dBu
Ch1-4 volume pots
3 x EQ pots (low, mid, high)
4 x EFX buttons
GND lift switch
Master volume control
CH1 input connector: XLR type
CH1-4 input L/MONO, R: jacks socket 1/4” phone type
AUX 1 Input (L/MONO, R): jack socket 1/4” phone type
AUX 2 Input (L/MONO, R) jack socket RCA phono type
AUX 3 Input: jack socket, stereo miniature phone type
PHONES: jack socket, stereo 1/4” phone type
Stereo Link Out L, R: jack socket, 1/4” phone type
Stereo Link In: jack socket, 1/4” phone type
Line Out L, R: jack socket, 1/4” phone type
Line Out L, R: jack socket XLR type
Footswitch: TRS phone type
Manufacturer's warranty: 5 years