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Old 25th July 2007, 04:46 PM   #1
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Default help! running keyboard amp through fender 2X15

so i started playing keyboard in a band... (i use to play guitar mesa boogie half stack) so i'm use to a big wall of sound... sooooooo i decided to make a big wall of sound again,

(now i know everyones gunna tell me, if you play shows with a keyboard the venue is gunna want to run it through a DI box and it will sound a billion times better... but sometimes we play shows where the sound guy sucks or the PA is crap so i just need something impressive)

anyhooo... i have a keyboard amp... a roland KC-350... and i bought a cab fender 2X15... now i know NOTHING about hooking the two up... i'm pretty sure i can't actually ... the outs on the KC350 can't power the cab...

so i'm wondering what should i do! should i buy some sort of amplifier to power it ? and what kind? so sorta rack thing? i went to guitar center and sam ash and they're stuff is ment to power huge speakers like a full pa ... i just want something for the two speakers, i don't need to power a full PA... plus is there a something that i can get that can tweak the EQ a bit....

sorry ... i'm a bit lost... any suggestions?
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Old 25th July 2007, 05:08 PM   #2
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The roland KC-350 allready has a speaker and it doesn"t have a external Speaker output so I don"t understand what you are trying to do.......

If you want to use the Roland with the 2x15in speakers you will have to get a Power amp of some sort and use the Line out or stereo Link out on the Roland to connect to the Power amp and then from the Power amp to the Speakers, this way you can use all the features of the Roland like the EQ and still have a Big sound......

The line out of your Roland can act as a DI and plug directly into a Live sound environment, You could also mic the Roland for live use......

Does this help?

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Old 25th July 2007, 05:15 PM   #3
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yeah, i guess i just want to know about power amps... like what would be great for this project or whats over kill ... what i should look into getting to complete the project
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Old 25th July 2007, 05:22 PM   #4
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Well how many watts can your speakers handle?? and do you want to run both speakers in mono (both speakers outputing the same mono channel) or do you want to run each speaker seperately in stereo (Useing the Stereo link on your roland)??

I would look into an amp that can output about as many watts as your speakers can handle (underpowering speakers can be worse than Overpowering them).... I would maybe look into a Power amp that is stereo but can be bridged for double power into mono......

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