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Crate KX220 Keyboard Amp   

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A huge-sounding, stereo keyboard amp for every conceivable application. 4 stereo channels give you potential for eight independent mono inputs, inclu...Read More

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Sterling stereo, total control, infinite possibilities.

A huge-sounding, stereo keyboard amp for every conceivable application. 4 stereo channels give you potential for eight independent mono inputs, including inputs for a Lo-Z mic and a standard instrument (a bass, for example) on channel 4. Each stereo channel has its own level, pan pot, and reverb/effects send controls. Channels 3 and 4 can be isolated from the line-out bus so you can hear them but the house can't”perfect for a click track, metronome, or other signaling system. Full-range eight-band graphic EQ lets you tweak the tone with unprecedented accuracy. Internal mono 160W power output drives a 15" Crate custom-design speaker and 4" x 4" bullet horn for room-filling presence. When you're running an outboard speaker, it goes up to 220W. Post-EQ stereo preamp out lets you run true stereo with another amp. Limiter eliminates distortion even when you're running full bore.

FEATURES
  • 4 channels full stereo w/ independent pan pots and reverb
  • Lo-Z mic and instrument inputs with independent level controls
  • Line-out select switch lets you remove channels 3 and 4 from the line-out bus
  • Eight-band graphic EQ for perfect tone control
  • 220 watts of crankin' clean power!
SPECIFICATIONS

KX220 Keyboard Amp

  • Output power rating:
    160 watts RMS minimum @ 5% THD @ 4 ohm internal speaker
    220 watts RMS with 4 ohm extension speaker
    Maximum signal accepted:
    Channels 1, 2, & 3: right/mono / left”6 volts peak to peak
    Channel 4: instrument”28 volts peak to peak; microphone”4 volts peak to peak
    Effects return: right/mono”27 volts peak to peak; left”27 volts peak to peak
    Nominal input impedance:
    Channels 1, 2, & 3: right/mono / left”30dB
    Channel 4: instrument”220k ohm; microphone”600 ohm
    Gain:
    Channels 1, 2, & 3: right/mono / left”30dB
    Channel 4: Instrument”37dB; microphone”64dB
    Power amp: 36 dB
    Channel 4 EQ: low”+/- 10 dB @ 50Hz; high”+/- 10dB @ 10kHz
    Master EQ: +/- 12 dB @ 40 Hz, 100Hz, 225Hz, 625Hz, 1.6kHz, 4kHz, 8kHz, 15kHz
    Line out/line in levels: 1 volt RMS typical
    Input power requirements:
    120VAC, 60Hz, 205VA
    100/110VAC, 50/60Hz, 205VA
    230VAC, 50/60 Hz, 205VA
    Limiter range: 20dB, maximum distortion 1%
    Speakers:
    Low frequency: 15" Crate custom design, 2.5" voice coil, 56 oz. magnet
    High frequency: 4" x 4" bullet horn, 1" voice coil, replaceable phenolic diaphragm
    8 oz. magnet
    Size: 20.5" x 20.5" x 17.5"
    Weight: 73 lbs.
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5.0

Best amp ever made

By Stevie Keys

from Boston

I bought a Crate kx-220 when I was 15 years old and 10 years later it finally died on me. I have been touring with it continuously for all 10 years using it as a PA, a bass amp, a keyboard amp and it always delivered. What power! There is NO keyboard amp on the market today that reflects the quality, durability, and performance of this amp. The Roland KC-550 is a good amp too, but when you line them up next to each other, the Crate will pull off more low end and give you a louder volume with a steady EQ. I've noticed that when using the Roland kc550, certain frequencies drop in volume when you push it with two keyboards at the same time. For instance, if I play a bass line on one synth it will sound fine, but when I add in a mid or high range synth like a Rhodes patch or clav you will loose some of the lows in the bass. It's like the amp is drawing away power from the low end to compensate for the new frequencies. Over the length of my career as a musician, I have learned there are not many high quality instruments out there. It's that one amp or guitar that you buy when you're a kid and it ends up shaping your whole career. I wish they were still making these work horses. I guess I'll have to start searching for spare parts....If you have one and you want to sell it, shoot me an email!

 
5.0

Almost 10 years later - it still kicks butt

By 70x7

from Pittsburgh

I've had this amp for nearly ten years. It is basically a P.A. system in one powerful box, and it has performed flawlessly for me on the road with a touring band, at home in the churches where I am music director, on 48x32' stages where it was a keyboard monitor, and in small venues where it was the whole p.a. for keyboards, bass, guitar and vocals. Everybody who hears it is impressed by the HUGE bottom end that it delivers, and the EQ allows me to get the perfect setting for whatever I'm running through it. I've even hooked up an external speaker to it and used it as a DJ RIG! I never had a problem with this amp until just recently when one of the input jacks on channel one started making some noise. But considering how many hundreds of times this amp has been plugged in, it's certainly due for a new input jack! The wheels are nice and sturdy, and I've never been shy about piling stuff on top of it and using it as a dolly. Now if I could only figure out a way to get 10 years worth of dog fur out of the fabric...

 
5.0

Crate vs. Peavy

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

After Peavy fooled me into to buying that KB5, I knew that there had to be something 5 times better. I have the Crate and the difference is unbelievable.

 
1.0

Sorriest Damn Amp I Could Shake a Stick At

By Marco8701

from Georgia

I play at a church. I've been playing for over 13 years. I bought this amp 2 years ago, and there is so much hissing crackling popping and everything coming from it. I even took it to get it repaired, and PAID for it. This amp still is terrible. My advice, get a roland kc-550 or a peavey kb-5. You'll thank yourself later.

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