Posts by bluepowder2014

    yeah i hope so. seems like something went wrong with paypal. the transaction is being marked as "fulfilled",
    but the amount hasn't been withdrawn from my bankaccount yet. i have already made an inquiry with them and am awaiting
    further clarification. i hope my order won't get cancelled because of this, with the result of me being sorted away somewhere
    way, way back at the end of the waiting line...


    or maybe it's their normal way of procedure, and they will only take my money once the order has been fulfilled on their part?
    i'm really a bit confused here :/

    thx guys, i settled for the atomic clr cab (active) in the end. i figured i didn't go for second best when buying the kemper in the first place,
    so why should i do when picking the appropriate amplification for the puppy :) can't wait to have the thing delivered and see (or rather, hear)
    for myself wether all the rave and hype is justified. in any case, thx for helping me make up my mind. i think i made the right decision,
    even if it's a couple bucks more than i originally wanted to shell out. at the end of the day, all that matters is to get the best sound possible,
    regardless of looks or pricetag. now wish me luck in explaining that to the missus... :D

    ok, so after rolling over in my sleep and losing lots of hair over the issue, i just caved in and ordered an atomic clr active cab.
    i'm pretty sure it's going to be nothing short of amazing per all the raving reviews on this here site and elsewhere on the web.
    short question for all you guys who ordered from germany, as i did: what delivery time should i expect? i think i read something
    about a waiting list, is that right? if so, is there any guesstimate on how long it's going to take for this thing to arrive at my doorstep?
    or do they have those things in stock and it's not going to take any longer than maybe a week or so?
    that would be amazing, since i've got a couple of gigs coming up and i'm mucho keen on finally putting this puppy to use in a live situation,
    not just for recording purposes.


    in any case, can't wait. expecting to be get my mind blown by this thing. if not, heads will roll, haha :D

    thx for chiming in, guys. i may come across as old fashioned or something, but MAN, do those dxr10 (and/or 12)
    look nasty. they may be the best option sound-wise, and that, of course, is top priority. but i dont know, somehow
    i would really like the look of a good old, trusty cabinet at the back of the stage.


    do you think it would be possible to have them covered in tweed or something like that? or at least black tolex?
    look, i KNOW this must sound crazy to you, it does to me, too :D but that's just how i am, can't help it. i like to look at
    stuff that's easy on the eyes and makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. those DXR's - well, they don't.


    maybe i should consider going for the atomic clr, after all. at least they look a BIT like your classic combo-amp.
    having said all that - of course, in the end, sound and money over looks, all day every day. ingolf, you recommend
    the DXR 10 over the 12, right? for less boxiness?

    Hey guys,


    I'm trying to determine which route to choose regarding the intended future live use of my unpowered KPA.
    with the advent of firmware 3.0, it seems there would be mainly 2 feasible options (criteria to be matched: budget
    well under 1000,- € if possible - hence no clr - and high portability. Mainly to be used on small to medium sized stages,
    mostly for jazz/pop-music, no metal etc.


    options:


    No. 1: yamaha dxr12 (or 10, not sure which one would be best suited for my needs), or
    No.2: ambrosi poweramp plus 1x12 box.


    questions:


    a) do you think one option has clear and and undeniable advantages over the other? If so, which are these, and why do you think so?
    b) is there a 1x12 box (preferable tweed) that you guys would recommend for use in scenario 2?


    thx for chiming in and helping me with the decision :)

    Hey guys,


    I'm trying to determine which route to choose regarding the intended future live use of my unpowered KPA.
    with the advent of firmware 3.0, it seems there would be mainly 2 feasible options (criteria to be matched: budget
    well under 1000,- € if possible - hence no clr - and high portability. Mainly to be used on small to medium sized stages,
    mostly for jazz/pop-music, no metal etc.


    options:


    No. 1: yamaha dxr12 (or 10, not sure which one would be best suited for my needs), or
    No.2: ambrosi poweramp plus 1x12 box.


    questions:


    a) do you think one option has clear and and undeniable advantages over the other? If so, which are these, and why do you think so?
    b) is there a 1x12 box (preferable tweed) that you guys would recommend for use in scenario 2?


    thx for chiming in and helping me with the decision :-)

    i would like to chime in here and say that the customer-service offered by kemper ist among the best, if not THE best i
    have ever had the privilege to enjoy, and that's NOT an exxageration, not by a long shot! my story:


    roughly 2 weeks ago, my kemper died on me for the second time within a period of about 2 months, with the same symptoms.
    having been extremely satisfied the first time around already, i already knew that there was nothing to be worried about.
    what i didn't expect, thoughm was the fact that the very next day after emailing the company that the device had to be repaired again,
    i received an email that they had already consulted with their specialist on my case (their exact words), and that, unfortunately i would have to
    send my beloved KPA in once again (which i already figuired, of course, but still, very nice and prompt reaction on their part).
    plus, and that is the amazing part to me, the very same day, about an hour later or so, o get a call from the head of service department himself,
    APOLOGIZING for the inconvenience, explaining to me that this was most unusual and that, without me even asking for it, they were condisering of replacing
    my unit altogether, should they not be able to root out the failure this time altogether.


    is that amazing or what? when is the last time you had the head of any service department call YOU and apologize for the inconvenience?
    for this fact alone, i would always by a kemper amp again, if if this unit would totally break down on me, explode in my face or whatever.
    with service as awesome as this, you will never ever have to worry about anything in regards to repairs etc.


    i am most pleased with my overal experience, is the least i can say!

    hmmmh... anyone noticed the box on the picture at the bottom of this page? http://us2.campaign-archive1.c…ae3145b0d06&id=323fde76ec
    you know... the one with the kemper-logo on it? could it be that there's something in the pipeline that we don't yet know about?
    judging from what thomas wendt was hinting at over at musotalk the other day, i'm getting the impression that we might be
    in for some very nice surprise. for all those who didn't catch it, it was roughly something like: "this (the remote) will be presented at namm, plus
    something i can't yet talk about". so it really makes you wonder (me, at least) if THAT might be what he was talking about.
    if so: what's your take on it? kemper box - yay or nay? i personally am hoping that IF they do something like this, it's not going to be heavy as a ton of bricks.
    soundwise, i think it's safe to say that it should be the optimal solution, better than CLR or yamaha dx 10 or whatever have you, since it's obviously going
    to be optimized for the KPA, by the guys that BUILT the kpa, amiright? anyway, curiousity-level going through the roof right now, haha :)


    edit: for clarification: this is the video i'm talking about. sorry guys - german only :( but for all those who understand the language, have a look :)
    edit2: ok, looks like i indeed jumped the gun, haha :) i hadn't watched the vid again before posting, but upon re-checking he clearly states that the thing-to-still-be-announced
    has to do with the profiling itself. so... no kemper-cab, i guess. i still would very much like the guys to develop one, eventually. after all, i think it's only logical to get everything out of one hand, if you can.

    question: will the mission pedal work in such a way that it can be used like a normal volume pedal,
    and when you kick the switch works as a wha? can't find anything on the matter anywhere, and/or am too dumb to look correctly.
    thx for claryfiyng :)

    while possibly true, that's not the issue at hand here ;)
    the issue is: should a device such as the KPA, for reasons of reliablity, be desinged in a way that allows the user to
    fix at least common kinds of problems like a blown fuse etc by himself, on the spot? and i surely and strongly think so :)
    on a sidenote: one important point for quite a bunch of people when deciding for the KPA is the considerable
    reduction of gear they have to haul around for each gig. which makes the point of "always having a replacement ready"
    a bit moot, to be honest. besides... if you'd still be lugging around that 'ol trusty marshall fullstack, and the head would all of a sudden stop working,
    would you really have had a second head readily available? always? in any case? or wouldn't you rather... gasp... CHANGE THE FUSE?
    THAT is point i'm making, and i'd appreciate if everybody stayed on topic.

    well... what's "normal" conditions? will a sudden peak in power still blast the supply and leave you with nothing in hand?
    wouldn't you, in that kind of situation, be glad that instead of the PS, the (hypothetical) FUSE would have blown,
    and that you'd be able to simply change it and carry on as usual? i sure as hell would... all that being said,
    i must admit that i know jack shit, honestly absolutely nothing when it comes to electronics, electrics and such, so this might very
    well all be some kind of uneducated drivel. everybody is more than heartily invited to educate me on the matter
    and set the record straight, or explain to me why the existing solution is better than "the traditional way" with a fuse.
    i for one don't see any benefit to this, only the exact opposite... :(

    hey guys,


    last week i had to have my kemper repaired (blank display upon power-up, no powerat all whatsoever). got it back yesterday (yay!), and have since talked back and forth
    with the uber-friendly technician @synthesizerservice (achim lenzge) about the reason for the defect. he told me that the culprit was
    the power supply (as was to be somewhat presumed). upon asking him about the not-self-servicable fuse (which i thought must be hidden
    somewhere inside the KPA, since it's nowhere to be seen at the back or front), he replied that there is no fuse, but that the power supply itself
    has an electronical safeguard against overcharge.


    i now ask you: what do you do if something like this happens directly before or even during the gig, on site?
    that's not far fetched at all, has happened to me before, and was quickly remedied by simply replacing the fuse in question. easy enough.
    but now, if you rely solely on your KPA, chances are that one of these days, you're going to be standing in the rain with no amp to use and no possibility of a quick,
    self-servicable solution. i truly think that this is a major design-flaw, and that kemper should urgently consider to have the devices's design redone in the manner
    which i have just described.


    clarification: i still love my kemper madly, it's just that from now on, i will always enter stage with that naggin' feeling that it might break on me
    JUST right before or even in the middle of the gig, with nothing that could be done about it other than replacing it with some other kind of gear (if you're lucky enough
    to be able to borrow some on the fly or have some kind of replacement ready just in case). in short, as it is right now, the KPA is to be considered unreliable for live usage.
    sorry to have to say it, but it's the truth (in my most humblest of opinions).


    what do you guys think? discuss! :)

    Ingolf: yeah, thx for the input :) right after posting my question (of course...), i found the other thread where you're
    discussing the very same thing. so, i won't be going that route. on the subject on the dxr 12: it may very well sound excellent, i'll take your word on that any time,
    but to be honest i would prefer something a bit more "cab"-like looking. do you perhaps have any recommendation with that criteria in mind?
    oh well, it ain't easy being green.... maybe i should try and see how things turn out if i plug the KPA directly into my trusty old fender blues deluxe's poweramp section, you never know...


    mDan: yep, i figured as much. bugger... :/