Considering a purchase kemper unpowered head

  • personal taste applies everywhere Dan 😆


    whatever, sounds good to the person playing is good. For me I’ve spent 35 years gigging and being frustrated by having to use guitar cabs on stage. Getting the Kemper and some IEM was a revelation that finally freed me from that and allowed me to hear myself on stage and also sound more like the studio sound I like. However, I understand I am a bit of a weird fish and in the minority in that respect.

    I don't see that as "weird" at all. I agree 100% - using a really good monitor on stage or in studio allows you to get the benefit of the cabinet profiles rather than just getting the pre-amp profile from the Kemper.


    Simply put, if you play the Kemper through a nice 4x12 cabinet, every profile you select will still sound like that 4x12. If you play through a monitor, it will sound like whatever cabinet was used when the profile was made. This gives you a MUCH wider range of possible sounds.

  • Excellent! Let us know how you get on!!

  • Only sometimes :)

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    The Focusrite 2i2 and the 4i4, don't have separate headphone power, they run off USB power.


    Get the 6i6 instead, it comes with S/PDIF RCA for the Kemper, and a separate power supply, for better headphone volume.

    thanks mate for the info will do, I mentioned 4i4 only because I had read somewhere that the spdif didnt work very well on the 6i6 but no idea myself :-)

  • Simply put, if you play the Kemper through a nice 4x12 cabinet, every profile you select will still sound like that 4x12. If you play through a monitor, it will sound like whatever cabinet was used when the profile was made. This gives you a MUCH wider range of possible sounds.

    thanks for the info mate this is reinforcing the rest of the great advice I've been getting here, thanks

  • I have been using Event 20/20 monitors for home use and a pair of Line 6 L2Ms for live. The Kemper Kone will change that.


    I plan using a 150 watt stereo solid state amp (Acurus A150) with a pair of custom 1x 12 Kemper Kone cabs. The rig will take the stereo output from my non powered Kemper rack, and feed each side of the A150. So the rig will be stereo.

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    thanks mate for the info will do, I mentioned 4i4 only because I had read somewhere that the spdif didnt work very well on the 6i6 but no idea myself :-)

    Maybe the 1st generation 6i6 had S/PDIF problems, the newer generation ones definitely don't.

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