Peavey believes that innovative, reliable and top quality equipment is critical in the bid to attain musical and audio perfection. It has continued to challenge itself and indeed its many users by frequently introducing highly innovative products. With a massive presence in over 130 countries and patents for over 180 designs, Peavey has surely carved a permanent place for itself in this industry.
The Peavey KB 1 20W Keyboard Amp is a compact amp and speaker combo designed for personal practice and small spaces. With a power rating of 20 watts, it delivers enough sound to fill the acoustic needs of a small room or practice space. Its compact design and its full sound make it the keyboardist's ideal companion at rehearsals and small gigs. Its other features include:
Depending on your power needs, you have five options to choose from: 20 watts, 50 watts, 60 watts, 75 watts and 100 watts, with varying numbers of channels depending upon the model.
BEHRINGER came on the scene with one single purpose in mind: to offer high quality equipment at affordable prices. From its inception in 1989, this has been its focus, and if the number of its products currently in circulation is anything to go by, we can confidently say that it has been successful in its mission.
The Behringer Ultratone Keyboard Amp gives you the tools you need to shine. It has 3-channels that allow you to simultaneously connect 3 different instruments and control them with separate controls. This allows each input to operate independently of the other. In addition to this, it also has on-board effects which can be controlled with each dedicated fx control per channel. This further allows you set each channel without affecting the others. With this keyboard amp, you can step up your sound. It has other great features, some of which are listed below:
Every musician knows Roland and has at one time or another used Roland gear. This is a name that many musicians have come to trust. This brand is where it is today through the combination of innovation and a dogged desire to make a difference in the world of music technology. Today, it is a leading brand with its gear trusted worldwide to deliver professional quality every time.
The Roland 4-Channel Keyboard Amplifier is a pro-level amplifier that offers 180 watts of raw, clean sound. Its output is powerful enough for use as a keyboard monitor on any concert stage. It also features a 2-way speaker system which includes a 15-inch speaker and a tweeter horn. These two combine to deliver a fuller and wider ranged sound.
This is a serious amp/speaker combo for serious musicians. Its other features include:
When Lyndon Laney decided in 1967 to start designing amplifiers that had a unique tonal coloring, different from what was widely obtainable then, he had no idea that his venture will become a worldwide phenomenon. Today, Laney has not only grown into a global brand that helps musicians achieve their dream tone, it is one brand that has had a significant influence on the tones that have formed today's musical history.
The Laney 3-Channel Multi-Instrument Amp provides a level of convenience and versatility to the professional musician. Being multi-instrument, it is ideal for keyboards, electronic drums, voices and other sound sources. It delivers 80 watts of rated power, making it ideal for studios, small and medium sized events. It can also be used on a live stage as a personal monitor with sound sent to the main house mix via the line output. This keyboard amplifier has other great features. Find some of these below:
Coolmusic Tech Company is committed to researching, developing and producing quality musical instruments and accessories that meet international standards of quality and performance. Within its 10 years of existence, it has already made its mark in this highly competitive industry with its products now marketed worldwide.
It’s important to get the best from your personal practice, and the Coolmusic Personal Monitor Amplifier excels in aiding this. It features a 35-watt output that is more than sufficient for personal listening and for use in small spaces. It is multi-instrument and so can be used with a variety of instruments. Its 2 channel input makes this easy, allowing for a higher level of functionality and versatility. You may look at some of its features as listed below:
“Hey! I can’t hear myself! Give me some more volume.” “Give me some more volume too, I can’t hear either.” “The drums are too loud.” “The bass is over-shadowing my keyboard.” These and more are complaints that any audio engineer will not be a stranger to. Musicians are generally nice people, but they can get very touchy and irritable when they can’t hear themselves on stage. This has led to the design of various monitoring systems that can help musicians hear themselves with all the noise on stage. One of these is the keyboard amp.
We are glad to say that the relationship between musicians and sound engineers has greatly improved with the introduction of some of these monitoring systems. There are now fewer fights and less pouting and animated gesturing while on stage. This is particularly great because long term animosities and quarrels have been known to arise from some of these on-stage squabbles. Musicians can now devote their creative minds to creating great music and not devising how to get even with that engineer who did not give him/her enough volume.
Equipment like the keyboard amp combo allows the keyboardist to do some personal mixing on his amp and set his volume while sending a signal to the engineer for the house and full stage mix. This puts the initial monitoring under the control of the keyboardist. This has been a great innovation. Right now, the keyboard amp is as important as a keyboard stand, keyboard pedal and other accessories a keyboardist may need. It is also important for personal practice.
In this guide, we will help you choose a keyboard amp that is just right for you. If you are getting one for personal practice, we will help find one that you can plug in your headphones for personal practice and even connect your mp3 player to jam along to your favorite music. This will surely improve your on-stage and off-stage performance.
Keyboard amps have a wide price range. Their price can be affected by its power output, size, number of channels and number of speakers in the cabinet, among other factors. It is, therefore, important that you decide exactly what you need from your keyboard amp so you can get one that is best suited for you.
We found generally that with $15 to $650 you can get a good keyboard amp. Like we stated earlier, the price depends on what exactly you need in your keyboard amp. You should of course know that some keyboard amps with more power and features will cost way beyond this range, and you can, of course, go for those if they are best suited to your needs. It is, however, important that we advise that you to avoid cheap keyboard amps as they may be just a waste of your funds.
To choose the keyboard amp that will serve you best, it is important that you consider some features and how they will affect your proposed use of the amp. Considering these features will help you make the best choice. Some of the features to consider include:
Let’s now take a closer look at these.
The very first thing that many people consider when choosing a keyboard amp is its power output, which is usually stated in watts. The higher the wattage of the amp, the more volume you can achieve without the sound clipping (getting distorted). If you want a keyboard amp that will have a far reach or serve in a large space, then you need to go for the highest wattage you can find. If, however, you need something that can be used in a small space or for your personal practice, then you don’t need much power.
Another thing to consider is the type of keyboard amp you want. Some keyboard amps offer added versatility that allows you connect a microphone, an electronic drum or other sound sources. This type of amp will be useful to keyboardists who are solo performers and need to sing and play along to a soundtrack or drumbeat. If this is important for your needs, then look for keyboard amps with multi-channels. They are also listed as multi-instrument amps. In addition to being multi-functional, some include on-board effects that help you add more color to your overall sound.
One thing other than power output that can also affect the volume you achieve is the size of the cabinet. A big cabinet is, among other things, an indication of a bigger speaker and acoustic space. It is almost standard that the bigger keyboard amps have more power and are therefore louder. So we are saying that without even checking to see the amp’s power output, merely looking at its size can give you an indication of what to expect in terms of power output.
Another reason why the size of the amp is important is this. If you need a keyboard amp for personal practice, it is unlikely that you will like something big and heavy. Your best bet will be a small and compact model that will be easier for you to move around. There are even some that are battery powered, meaning they are not only compact but also mobile as you do not need to power it through a wall socket.
When choosing a keyboard amp, it is important that you consider its controls. The more the control you have over its different features, the better. For example, if a keyboard amp has 3 channels and on-board effect, it will be helpful if its controls include separate ones for each channel. This will help you manage each channel independently of the others.
Your keyboard amp’s input and output channels are very important. Some compact amps have only headphone outs, making them only suitable for personal practice. A keyboard amp can be put to many uses depending on the type of input and output it has. Many amps have aux inputs in addition to the regular inputs. What this means is that you can easily connect a CD or mp3 player so you can play along with a song.
The output is also as important as the input. A keyboard with a subwoofer out can be connected to a subwoofer to achieve even lower frequencies. An amp with a DI out or line out can be connected directly to an external mixer so the sound can be fed to the house speakers. This same output can be used to send your audio signal to a recording device, making it useful in studios.
Finally, some keyboard amps offer cabinet designs that make them versatile on stage and off stage. Some offer two different positions: they can stand upright or at a wedged angle. This gives you options, especially on stage where other instrument sounds are competing for the available space. Placing your keyboard amp at an angle where its sound is directly coming at you will mean you can hear your sound more easily without having to push the volume so much.
Apart from the angle of placement, the construction of an amp’s cabinet will determine its suitability for certain applications. Most big and heavy amps have handles and castors that make them easy to move. To make a keyboard amp suitable for road tours and other heavy uses, you will find some that are constructed with metal edges to ensure they can withstand some abuse. Look through all these considerations and decide what works best for you.