Posts by skoczy

    Please explain more.


    What is the role and cabling of the V30 Box, the GPA-400 and the Fryette?

    Are you using the Fryette as a power attenuator or a power amp to the Kabinet?

    Maybe I wasn't clear.

    Once I had GPA-400 and V30 box.

    Today I have Fryette PS-2 as power amp to the Kabinet.

    I think it sounds pretty good on any number of profiles... low or medium gain ones (and even some of the high gain ones sound pretty good to me). Settings may vary from one guitar to another (I'm mainly using a Les Paul with a set of original 59 PAFs, which are on the bright/clear side of the spectrum). Turn the volume way down on your Power Station and try these settings in Rig Manager (bring the volume up to tolerance on the PS) and let me know what you think.


    Thanks will try it with my Ibanez PGM 301 with PAF PRO pickups ( AlNiCo 5, 300mV,8.4kOhm)

    IOW, there's no imprint, only the normal Kemper Cab component of a Profile or a loaded Cab Preset / IR. This is at the Monitor Output, obviously.

    And when I engage "Kemper Kone" (Monitor Cab OFF unselected), this is Kemper's specific FR? But still with Cab Preset/IR?

    One more question, because I haven't found the answer here or in manual..


    Kemper Kone selected + Monitor Cab OFF selected = use of Imprints + amp-in-the-room feel

    Kemper Kone selected + Monitor Cab OFF unselected = Kemper Kabinet in FR mode

    Kemper Kone unselected + Monitor Cab OFF unselected = ???????

    Cab type & construction matters. I'm a high-gain player and the V30 imprint sounds astonishingly accurate in my Port City 2x12. The V30 will sound shrill or ice-picky in the average, typical cabinet. The fact that no one seems to like that imprint in the Kabinet shows you just how accurate it is.

    So you mean, that a cab can make difference ElDoca ? Have you tried other imprints (Jensen) with low gain profiles (Fender, VOX) - do they also sound good to your ears?

    I think the V30 imprint sounds really nice when matched with the right profile and like it just fine the way it is... I'm not a high gain player though and appreciate clarity aver distortion 9 times out of 10.

    What is the right profile ShadowJumper ? Is it from RigExchange or any RigPack? I would like to try myself...

    A classic speaker is supposed to sound like that, when you compare it to the FR sound.

    Nothing weird about that. It's revealing the truth about the difference between FR and cab-in-the-room sound.


    Do you have a guitar speaker available as a comparison?

    Hi ckemper thank you for tuning in.


    I had Harley Benton cab with one V30 in it with Harley Benton GPA-400 power amp to try with Kemper. Well, didn't like it, because all profiles were almost the same. However there was amp-in-the room feel (when compared to DXR10). But my room is 16sqm, not treated acoustically so there was a little margin to play around, to hear satisfactionary level of volume and amplike behaviour.


    One thing I noticed is, then I turn up PRESENCE knob on Fryette PS-2, after some point the profiles with imprints get the blanket out.


    I admit, I was always FR player (now with DXR10), not because I wanted, but because real amp in my room, would be overkill - I think this is the situation, most of us bedroom players experience.


    Nothing weird about that. It's revealing the truth about the difference between FR and cab-in-the-room sound.


    As I said, for Fender and VOX cleanish to hairy profiles, I can hit strings harder, hit them when strings are little palmmuted, I have Kabinet behind my back and the sound is wide and I like this behaviour - probaby it is this amp-in-the room (Jen P12Q/R, Jen C12N Ceramic imprints).


    But with profiles with gain over 5.0 - when only "Kemper Kone" is selected, on many profiles there is fizz, which when tamed with High Cut around 5.5-6 KHz, works out quite good results.


    With "Kemper Kone" and "Monitor Cab Off" selected and V30 Imprint (no EQ, no High Cut) - it depends on the profile I guess. For some profiles this V30 imprint sounded boxy. Until I turned up PRESENCE on power amp. Maybe this is an effect of playing FR for long time. But I'm not sure where amp-in-the-room is. Maybe I am more concerned to listen for the structure of sound and comparing (Monitor Cab OFF selected to unselected).


    I'm not saying this is bad. This is new for me, and has also some options to play with (like only Kemper Kone and Kemper Kone + Monitor Cab Off).


    For sure cleanish profiles with proper imprints got life. Maybe it is that profiles with gain will miss amp-in-the-room feeling because of the distortion.


    When I get time, I will try compare DXR10 with Kabinet head to head.

    Flat monitor EQ, Directivity at 5, profiles coming from Michael Britt, TopJimi, Lars Luettge, Lasse Lammert & Tone Junkie. All of them have this muddy & supercharged in medium & low medium aspect that I do not have with a DXR12...

    So I guess, it was Kemper Kone selected and Monitor Cab Off selected as well?

    What settings were you using with "Kemper Kone" and "Monitor Cab Off" - both selected? What kind of profiles did you try (gainy or cleaner)?

    I am seeing a lot of reports that the Kabinet doesn't really work much for high gain.


    That is a huge bummer, if it is true. I have seen some videos where they say it's great, but I've seen more reviews that it is not up to the mark.


    Perhaps you want to switch the Kabinet to FRFR mode as Mr CK suggested in another post? Could you report back after that please?

    What do you mean by FRFR mode? I tried with selected "Kemper Cone" and selected "Monitor Cab Off" - sounded so so... then I tried with selected "Kemper Cone" and unselected "Monitor Cab Off" was really fizzy - had to set High Cut around 5500Hz. With unselected "Kemper Cone" and unselected "Monitor Cab Off" it was dull. I'm having hard time to judge it.

    I picked up a Seymour Duncan Powerstage 700 yesterday and it sounds very promising. I like it because you can run Stereo out of the KPA through the 700 into two speaker kabs. The Fryette PS2 (which I have and really like) will only allow a mono signal in. I haven't used it out on a job yet so reserving all out positive message until I do.

    But on stereo out you don't have Kone technology and imprints, right?

    So played with Kemper + Fryette PS-2 + Kabinet.


    Thoughts:

    Fender amps / Vox amps with imprints (Jen P12R, Jen C12N Ceramic) sound definitely amp-in-the -roomish (Kemper Cone and Monitor Cab Off selected in OUTPUT menu). This I could not get with Yamaha DXR10.


    High gain amps... this is tough to say. With "Kemper Cone" and "Monitor Cab Off" selected in OUTPUT menu I could not hear amp in the room so much (I heard it maybe once in guitar shop...) - well it was maybe there, when I set VOLUME on PS-2 to noon, but then my neighbours have to like metal music as well. But I don't find as much distinction between imprints, as it is on cleaner rigs.


    I will compare once again with DXR10, but on cleaner profiles it sounds flat.

    So played with Kemper + Fryette PS-2 + Kabinet.


    Thoughts:

    Fender amps / Vox amps with imprints (Jen P12R, Jen C12N Ceramic) sound definitely amp-in-the -roomish (Kemper Cone and Monitor Cab Off selected in OUTPUT menu). This I could not get with Yamaha DXR10.


    High gain amps... this is tough to say. With "Kemper Cone" and "Monitor Cab Off" selected in OUTPUT menu I could not hear amp in the room so much (I heard it maybe once in guitar shop...) - well it was maybe there, when I set VOLUME on PS-2 to noon, but then my neighbours have to like metal music as well. But I don't find as much distinction between imprints, as it is on cleaner rigs.


    I will compare once again with DXR10, but on cleaner profiles it sounds flat.


    One thing Fryette PS-2 has a fan, which is audible when I don't play and it is silent. When I play anything in normal volumes it tends to be lost within the guitar sound... however I was not aware of this. I wonder if Kemper's poweramp (I have unpowered unit) or Ritter's retrofit amps do the same amp-in-the-room on cleanish profiles....