Hello and greetings from Brazil, new fellow Kemper user here
Just a little background so you can weight my opinions appropriately: I'm 43, have been playing guitar since I was 11, and my favorite players (and guitar tones) are Eric Johnson and Shawn Lane. My current setup is a Triaxis and a JMP-1 through a custom A/B box and into a G-Major2, plus a custom switcher for auto engaging dirt pedals depending on which patch is currently selected. I also own an Eleven Rack and like it for recording but find it a bit harsh on the top end, which after a while becomes a bit fatiguing to my ears.
Now on to my impressions on the KPA:
At first I was kinda worried that I got a bad unit because the monitor out seemed to be dead. Installed latest firmware, still nothing. After a system reset it was miraculously brought to life, amen!
First thing that strikes me is the quality of the factory profiles, I was honestly floored. Playing dynamically on this thing is a lot of fun, kudos to CK for designing the box and also for his profiles which IMHO are among the best I've tried. BTW I've given Amp Factory profiles a go and honestly didn't like them, too much bite and not a lot of harmonic complexity for my tastes.
I must say the routing flexibility on the outputs is pretty impressive too, that was a very pleasant surprise. Also the lo-fi dirtboxes almost made me drool :p
Now all I'm missing is a ducking delay and a few pitch effects (pitch detune, pitch shift/whammy, harmonizer) and I'll be set.
The relatively long boot time got me thinking, what if I connected a backup battery to the KPA for backing it up in case of short power failures (up to a few seconds)? Thought that would be a very good use for that space in the back of the unit