Kemper Stage is also capable of WIFI connectivity, what makes use of Rig Manager for iPAD and wireless Rigs management.
I forgot to mention - I've had my "Kemper Profiling Amplifier" since 2015.
I had mine since early 2012, though they updated LCD with new colors. It comes out, that eyes see different in real life, than on a picture taken by camera.
Those who use "newer" version of Kemper, which color index is this orange? (SYSTEM Page 3/18)
I don't have such choice, and I wonder why older units don't have this orange backlight color.
I picked one up for when I want to play out on the front deck or even out in the yard. As for tone, personally I don't feel that it's anywhere near my profiler, but it's fine for my purposes.
The profiler itself produces no sound, Yamaha THR30II does it. How do you amplify/monitor your profiler, so that Yamaha is nowhere near the profiler? For me I get better impression with Yamaha, profiler now plays through 4" JBL monitors/speakers.
So, I guess the questions is: If you hate the Kemper so much, then why are you here, on this forum
I never said I hate the Kemper at any point. I am just enjoying THR more than Kemper at this moment.
My Kemper is monitored through Presonus monitors, or custom-molded in-ears. I've never taken it out of the house as of yet. I'm not sure if I'll go with a guitar amp/cab or FRFR when I do. We shall see when the time comes.
The THR sounds much larger than it really should, but in the end, it's not really an "amp." It's really a hi-fidelity surround sound system.
Whatever THR is, I am happy with it. I was never blown away by Kemper's sound, whether on headphones, monitors (had many including 1000Euro Neumans) or Yamaha DXR10. Maybe my is faulty, or I have trash guitars. Now it doesn't matter.
Give us proof and profile it.
I'm lazy I don't have any mic and even if I profiled it, I myself would listen the profile of THR30II, using Kemper on JBL 104BT 4" monitors and I believe it would not sound as good as on source. I'm not saying Kemper is bad. I just have the sound that I like and I like the convenience of THR.
Hi, I haven't compared Waza Air headphones to THR30II. Anyway, I wouldn't compare headphones and closed sound to ambient amp sound. Whatever works for you is fine Syntek.
The benefit that THR30 has over Boss Katana and alike, is the stereo music streaming by bluetooth. This was main selling point for me.
I had VOX Adio few years back - co comparison for me. Yamaha sounds fuller . Not mentioning that VOX looks like old granny's purse
Yes it is pricey, but I don't regret money spent. Because I play it everyday.
Of course. I'm anal about updates & I go through every possible amp/cab/eq/setting possible.
Look, I'm a huge THR fan. I played my 10X each and every day for five years. Wonderful piece of gear! But the Kemper & the Yamaha are two totally different beasts. The THR is basically a wonderfully simple, transportable thing of beauty. But Yamaha overpriced it, and, imo, ruined the high gain amp models. I mean, c'mon - four of the tones are from the same amp, a supposed 5150iii. There's only so many tones in the thing, yet they put four of the same amp in there? That perplexes me.
*Edit* Look, if the new THR works for you, that is all that matters! Sound is subjective. I can tell you the Brown 2 is the best thing Yamaha Music has ever created. My god that amp model is truly incredible, but that took months to get right. The Kemper? Literally seconds after turning it on, my rock-filled brain went "Ummm. Yeah. Ok. Haha. The THR10X is going up on for sale. Like, now."
Five years with an amp & the K comes along and just TKO's the THR. *ding ding*
How you compare Kemper vs THR? THR has its own spekaers, how do you amplify and monitor Kemper?
I bought a THR30iii to replace my THR10X & returned it a few days later. In my opinion, Yamaha went backwords with the tones. Was the amp bigger, louder & with more features? Yup! Did it sound any better than the Green Box of Doom? Not even close.
Frankly, the Kemper through in-ears or studio monitors wipes the floor with the Yamaha stuff...and that coming from a massive fan of those amps!
Have you updated the firmware, so it had "Open" speaker tuning?
Really? It's that good, skoczy ?
It's the best guitar related gear purchase. Meaning, my playing skyrocketed since I got it. It sounds very good, it boots in no time, I can stream backing tracks over bluetooth. I have my favorite factory preset "90s Brown" which sounds huge - you wouldn't say, there are two 3.5" speakers.
One thing to notice, Yamaha has introduced "Open" speaker tuning in firmware update, because when I tried it for 1st time, I didn't like it.
I even returned Marshall Origin 20C which I tried - it was too loud for my apartment, even on lowest power setting.
I am very very satisfied.
Since I got Yamaha THR30II I don't care anymore about profiles. Since I got this device I just play and play. It sounds better than Kemper on my current studio monitors. I may want to even plug Kemper into flat setting on THR30II
Since I bought it, I rarely power on my Kemper.
Since I bought it, I don't mess with settings, I just play.
Since I bought it, my playing got better within one year, that within XY years with all modelers.
Since I bought it, I'm not looking for best for profile for X Y Z style, I just enjoy playing.
It has immense sound for it's size. Put some hi-gain, turn gain and master, set volume to more than "allowed", turn around, close your eyes, and play - it doesn't seem to be that third amp. It roars.
The clean sound that I get, I never got on Kemper (I always had studio monitors with Kemper). It's so 3D.
I can quickly play backing track using Bluetooth on it and play along to it - this is how I learned blues within one year. I play now with my eyes closed.
It is also battery powered, so you can take it with you wherever - friend, hotel, beach - however haven't used it yet. But still you can take it to other room.
It looks so sweet
Don't get me wrong, I'm not bashing Kemper, it's with me for over 9 years .
But I have never felt "tubiness" or amp-in-the-room. I had unpowered Kabinet with TC Electronic BAM200 and FRYETTE PS2 - didn't get with it.
I have no intention of selling Kemper. Or maybe I should... this is not that important now however, because:
Now I enjoy playing guitar, no more frustration, no more "it doesn't sound good", no more putting away guitar, when my heart wants to play.
This is the best piece of gear, that I ever bought. Except this lovely PGM300 off course
Hej, ja jestem chętny. Ostatnio byłem także, ale chyba nie dostałem linka do zooma (*_*)
Yeah I read about all this somewhere already. Thats why I want to get monitors for at least 2-3 weeks to try
if I am not satisfied I will somehow try to get Kemper Kab and see for myself.
But honestly I feel like a whole new chapter opened in my life because of the KPA
At first I plugged it into FX Loop of my Peavey 6505 - I could hear characteristics of real amps when checking different profiles however I was not blown with this. That is until my 2nd attempt in the late evening when I plugged headphones. Oh boy! I didnt notice when 2hours passed I could even feel chugs in my chest when playing heavy riffs which never happened with my tube amp - not unless I cranked it which was never possible in the apartament.
If you tried Kemper in the FX Loop of my Peavey 6505 and then you buy studio monitors, you will be dissapointed.
Czekam na kable i zobaczę jak się na tym na moim denonie. A co lepiej kupić monitory czy kolumnę FRFR?
Miałem monitory Neumann kh120a + DXR10 i tą Yamahą jakoś to brzmiało. Same monitory wg mnie nie nadają się do grania.
Od marca jestem użytkownikiem wersji Profiler Stage.
Na chwilę obecną słuchawki DT 770 pro 80ohm i gra to całkiem fajnie, pobrałem profile od sinmix i jest w czym wybierać.
Planuje kempera podłączyć pod ampituner denon i dalej na głośniki hi fi taga harmony, ciekaw jestem efektu. Jeśli nie zadziała chcę spróbować Yamaha HS8. Co o tym sadzicie?
Oprócz tego posiadam:
Mesę combo singiel rect-o-verb 50W (gra to zajęliście)
Marshall dsl 1 + hesu 112 (tutaj planuje wymianę głośnika na greenback 25)
Wcześniej miałem peavey 6505 mh 20W + orange ppc 212 (niestety waliło kocem, a na emg to już tragedia była)
Gibson (explorer, LP classic oraz V)
Jackson (rrxmg oraz dk2 z 96 roku)
LTD iron cross
Jestem z Katowic
Gram w mieszkaniu w bloku, od 8 lat nie gram koncertów i nie zamierzam do tego wrócić.
Hej przerabiałem już chyba z 10 sztuk monitorów, łącznie z HS8. Jak dla mnie w pokoju 16m2 bez adaptacji akusytycznej, dudniły. Potem miałem Neumanny KH120A które już lepiej brzmiały, ale cały czas to nie to. Sprzedałem. Teraz gram na zestawie stereo DENON RCD M38 i jest trochę "gorzej" niż na tych monitorach, ale...
Odkąd mam Yamahę THRii30, Kempera rzadko włączam. Poza tym kupiłem klawiaturę/aranżer Yamahy (takie coś do grania z akompaniamentami) i wróciła stara miłość do klawiszy
Maybe this could be of some help for those, like me, who are searching for a nice little matching cabinet.
First of all, this is just for my home studio. I don't move my Kemper around. Although it's built good enough for a practice space or live setting.
For months I've been looking at different options for a matching cabinet. I thought of FRFR cabs, Kemper cones but in the end I figured it wasn't for me.
Today my Marshall Origin 2x12 arrived and I'm very happy with it!
It's a budget cab priced at 300 dollars, 270 euros and is totally worth the money. It holds 2 Seventy 80 Celestions.
And the main reason I bought it: It matches my Kemper perfectly IMO. Because of the vintage look with similar colors.
The Seventy 80's always get crapped on on the internet but I love them. I've had them before so I knew what to expect.
I have all sorts of amps and cabinets so this is just one of the options in my studio. And I'm super glad to have them. I'm getting awesome old Marshall tones through them.
If you only play modern metal I would buy something different though. But for anything rock, blues and clean they sound just great.
Here's the pics:
Do you play thorugh this cabinet with studio profiles or without cabinet portion? Or maybe as Kone with imprints?