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Connect yourself

The Hi-Z input makes sure every nuance of your playing comes through, and that your volume and tone pot settings work just as you would expect. This is also why your trusty old stompboxes work so well in front of the Kemper Profiler.

Just grab a knob...

14 endless analogue potentiometers allow quick and easy control over the sound, without the irritating 'gear ratio' feeling.

The way to 're-amping'

The Kemper Profiler has a built-in analog splitter that mirrors your DI signal to the direct out. Record this dry signal to a separate track, and you can re-amp it later, should you desire to do so.

No more buzz

In case you're encountering nerve-wracking hum due to ground loops, use one of the four ground-lift switches to eliminate the problem. This is especially helpful should you want to use the '4 Cable Method' (4CM).

Play it live

The monitor output supplies a cab sim free signal for your power-amp and cabinet on stage, while the FOH receives your signal with the cab sim intact.

Augmented reality

80dBs of available gain for the amp simulation lets you clean up a distorted profile or push a clean profile into overdrive.

Color coded

Distortions are red, a chorus is blue... Effect types are represented by different LED and display colors, for a intuitive editing experience.

Add effects

Accurate models of classic, retro modulation effects and famous overdrive/distortion pedals. Wah, tremolo, delay, reverb and much more. Add up to eight effects at the same time.

Quiet when it should be

The smart & transparent noise gate is easily adjustable via the front panel.

Integrate external gear

Use the effects loop to integrate stompboxes or rack effects in your rig, at any point in the signal chain.

Smooth transitions

Automatic spillover lets delay and reverb decay naturally when you change rigs.

Lock it!

Lock any number of modules to keep their exact settings when you change rigs. This is ideal if you're curious to hear what your favorite Screamer setting sounds like in front of other amp profiles, for example.

Future proof

Our frequent firmware updates will always be free of charge and a new OS version will never alter the sound of your existing rigs.

Echo and reverb routing

Delay and reverb can be adjusted from serial to parallel configuration - and to anywhere in between.

 

No fan

Since the unit is cooled passively, there is absolutely no fan noise to disturb you, even in the quietest of studio environments.

Sounds of the professionals

Right from the start the Kemper Profiler comes equipped with more than 200 profiles, featuring vintage classics, modern high-gain amps and rare boutique items. These profiles were made by top engineers and producers in premiere studios around the world.

Share your profiles, download new amps

The KPA user community has already created and shared hundreds of profiles, all of which are easily accessible via the Kemper homepage.

Digital gurus

Developed by the designers of the Access Virus synthesizer - 15 years of innovations in audio.

 

Do I have to profile my amps to use the Kemper Profiler

No. It ships with over 300 profiles, created in studios around the world, featuring vintage classics, modern high-gain amps, and rare boutique items.

Does the Profiler react to different guitars, pickups or tone/volume changes like a real amp?

Yes. The profiles don't crush your tone, like so many other digital processors do, but bring out the sound of your fingers, pickups etc.

Can I disable the cabinet simulation and use the Kemper Profiler with a poweramp and cabinet?

Yes - and even better, you can have it both ways at the same time: use the stereo XLR outs to send your signal to the front of house (FOH), and use the dedicated monitor out to feed your power amp and cabinet with a signal that bypasses the cabinet simulation.

Is it possible to profile a bass amp?

While this hasn't been a primary concern during the development of the Kemper Profiler, users have already made excellent profiles from bass amps.

Is it possible to profile a solid state amp?

Yes. As a matter of fact, the Kemper Profiler comes with four factory profiles taken from one of the best-sounding solid state amps in history: the Roland JC-120

Can I profile an amp with one cabinet and the change the cabinet later on?

Yes. A profile consists, basically, of an amplifier portion and a cabinet portion.


Technical Specifications

Dimensions

Head/PowerHead:
Height: 21.7 cm (8.54 inches)
Width: 37.8 cm (14.88 inches)
Depth: 17.3 cm (6.81 inches)

Rack/PowerRack:
Height: 13.9 cm (5.47 inches),
3 HE (3 RU)
Width: 48.3 cm (19 inches)
Depth: 22 cm (8.66 inches)
 

Weight

Head::
5.32 kg (11.73 pounds)
Rack::
5.00 kg (11.02 pounds)
PowerHead::
6.50 kg (14.33 pounds)
PowerRack::
6.18 kg (13.62 pounds)
 

 

Analog Inputs

Front Input:
¼ inch TS unbalanced, dynamic range >108dB,
impedance 1 MegOhm
Alternative Input:
¼ inch TRS balanced with ground lift,
dynamic range =105dB
Return:
XLR balanced, ¼ inch balanced with ground lift,
dynamic range =105dB

 

 

Analog Outputs

Master L and R Outputs:
XLR balanced, ¼ inch TS unbalanced
with ground lift max. output level: XLR +22dBu,
TS +16dBu
Monitor Output:
¼ inch TS unbalanced
with ground lift max. output level: +16dBu
Direct Output/Send:
¼ inch TS unbalanced
with ground lift max. output level: +16dBu
Output Dynamic Range:
>108 dB
Dedicated Headphone Output:
¼ inch TRS stereo, 33Ohm

 

 

 

Power Amp

PowerHead and PowerRack:
600 Watts at 8 Ohm
300 Watts at 16 Ohm
 

 

Control and Data Interfaces

Midi:
5-pin DIN commectors for In/Out/Thru
Switch/Pedal:
Two 1/4 inch TRS, each for
mono/stereo switch or expression pedal
(10kOhm min, 100kOhm max. impedance)
Network:
RL45 connector
USB:
USB 2.0 (FS) compatible device,
USB-A and USB-B connectors
 

 

Digital Inputs and Outputs

S/PDIF In/Out 44.1 kHz (24 bit)
with RCA Phone connectors
(Master only)


Electrical Requirements

Line Voltage::
Head/Rack 100-240V AC, max. 0.5 A
PowerHead/PowerRack 100-125 or 190-245V AC, max. 10 A
Frequency:
50Hz to 60Hz, single phase
 

 

 

 

Environmental Requirements

Operating Temerature:
10° to 35° C (50° to 95° F)
Non-operating Temperature:
-20° to 47° C (-4° to 116° F)
Relative Humidity:
5% to 95% non-condensing
Maximum Altitudet:
3000 m (10,000 feet)