The other way to looking at this problem.
If I want to stack two Kabinets does it look better to do one Power and one Unpower? or two Unpowered? Or wait and pray that someday Kemper will make B version?
Stacking infers both cabs are on one output.
The powered Kab needs a line/guitar cable output, and the unpowered needs a regular speaker cable/output.
Can't stack 'em.
On the other hand I can get a Power Kabinet and then I am not limited to Kemper
The Kabinet (powered or not) is definitely tied to the Kemper.
Not sure it would do well with anything else.
I've been wanting/looking for a backup for about a year now.
Half of me wanted a serviceable backup (Bluguitar, Hotone Britwind, etc "in case something happened". The other half just wanted a spare Kemper.
Found a recent/decent Kemper toaster on CL this week and finally went for it.
As I have 2 Kabinets I can finally leave one system at the practice studio, and one at home. No more need to transport.
Well... almost... I need to send my first unit off for a clock battery replacement, so after that returns I'll be free.
Pays to keep an eye on CL. The one I pounced on is a newer unit that just says "Profiler" and has the higher line count around the knobs.
Cloned the new one with a backup of the old. Tested and good to go.
I think I'd pick the mod by BA. It'd be simpler to operate.
That said the two different Kabs would be faster to get/do I bet, and for sure would work well.
I use Bandhelper as well.
I use a Yamaha bluetooth to Midi adaptor. Each song has the location to the rig in a performance embedded in it.
This way I don't have to arrange my performances.
Understood. Ok, so the Kone is superior to the Celestion choices it sounds like? If it cleans up the fizzy sound of most high gain rigs I'd be happy.
What high gain rig are you referring to?
^^^What Alan said.^^^
Loading Kones into your 2x12 is exactly why they sell them as singles, pairs, or 4 together.
The only caveat being that the 2x12 won't work well for a regular amp any more.
I see, so no matter what there is no looking back and the cab is dedicated for the Kemper and no longer good for a regular amp?
Is the sound a quantum leap different than using 30w's?
Well that would be somewhat subjective I suppose.
A good FRFR type of speaker will open up a world of tones that a regular guitar speaker just can't/won't do.
FRFR will let you hear the speaker that the rig was profiled with, so much more versatile to be sure.
The Kone goes a step further, letting you pick the speaker type of your choosing, or let you choose a speaker imprint of your choice per rig.
And... the Kabinet gives you the amp in the room feel back that most FRFR speakers don't provide.
All three speakers are built for modelling devices, with the Kone being exclusively Kemper for the Imprints.
I don't think any of them would be a good choice for a regular guitar amp.
That being said I'm a fan of the Kone. I bought a Kabinet and got another cabinet made to house a Kone.
Camplifier 180 (2x90w) or Powerstage 700. Both are awesome.
I have a Camplifier 180 (2x90w) and with the Amp Power Boost at around 75% the Kabinet is very loud. More than enough to keep up with a loud drummer with headroom to spare.
Something is wrong.
Welcome and congrats!
Well here is the thing I don't get, I'm testing out one of the free rigs from sinmix's website and his amp comes with what it looks like a MB 2x12 rectifier HO or something (?) which must be embedded in his profile because it does not appear in the choices I have when I go into the browse mode.
That would have been the cab he used to profile the rig I suppose.
When you are using Monitor cab off, that means you're using a real outboard guitar cab.
Monitor cab on is for a PA, FRFR type speaker, which uses the cab that was profiled.
You don't happen to have Kemper Kone on do you? You wouldn't want that on with a real guitar cab either.
Hi ST, thank you for quick response, only problem is there is a noticeable difference in sound if I shut off the CAB Module, definitely more grainy and fizzy with it off using a high gain amp profile. just tested it and with cab module off it has the the same sound as turning off the "Monitor Cab Off"... hmmm
What speaker are you using when you choose Monitor Cab Off?
***EDIT*** Doh! I see your using a standard cab.
That vid is from 2012