500 bucks for a 1x12 cabinet seems a little too much to me. I can get a marshall 4x12 for that. But I already have a marshall 4x12, so I bought a kemper kabinet. I think we use 4x12 cabinets out of tradition but it makes sense to me to use just one 200 watt speaker instead of 4 30-75 watters. How many gigs does the average musician really need a 4x12 cabinet for? For one thing a 1x12 cab is a lot lighter. Given that you can use 1 kemper kone for a kemper kabinet but you need 4 speakers to fill a marshall the kemper is more cost effective, though it has a much higher price than a v30, greenback, etc. Also, those kemper kabinets are really stylish. They look great. It would look cool onstage to have a wall of kemper kabinets behind you.
But anyway, to those that have one, does it solve the "amp in the room" issue that digital units have?