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Roland KC-110 Battery-Powered Keyboard Amplifier   

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With the KC-110 stereo keyboard amplifier, Roland adds another great amp to its lineup as well as another "World's First" title to its pedigree. The ...Read More

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Battery-powered stereo keyboard amplifier with high-quality digital effects built right in.

With the KC-110 stereo keyboard amplifier, Roland adds another great amp to its lineup as well as another "World's First" title to its pedigree. The Roland KC-110 is the first fully stereo, pro-quality keyboard amp that can be powered by eight "AA" batteries. Take this keyboard amplifier anywhere, plug in, and experience the rich, spatial sound that has become a Roland trademark.

True Stereo Sound
The Roland KC-110 delivers pure, rich stereo sound with spatial projection that encircles the room. Its dual-power design (15W + 15W) enables brilliant stereo/multi-band chorus with "Wide" mode, plus gorgeous stereo reverb that will enhance any instrument or voice. The Roland keyboard amp's built-in tilt-back stand allows optimal placement and projection.

Onboard Effects
Enhance your keyboard and voice with the Roland KC-110's onboard high-quality digital effects. EQ, reverb, and chorus are provided, plus Wide mode for deep, dramatic stereo imaging. For handsfree operation on stage, the effects on/off can be activated with an optional footswitch.

Versatile I/O
Whether you need to amplify a single instrument or a trio, the Roland KC-110 keyboard amp is built to handle a variety of situations. Three channels are provided, each with independent volume control. Channel 1 is a Mic/Line channel, with XLR and 1/4" inputs; channels 2 and 3 offer stereo line inputs. You can also connect an MP3/CD player to the Roland keyboard amp's AUX input for play-along practice or performance. Master stereo outputs are provided, as well as a headphone out.

FEATURES
  • "AA" battery-powered stereo keyboard amp
  • Runs on eight "AA" batteries, eight "AA" rechargeable batteries, or AC power (adaptor included)
  • Highly efficient 30 watts (15W+15W) stereo amplifier with two 6.5" (16cm) speakers and two tweeters
  • High-quality stereo digital effects built in: reverb, chorus, "Wide" chorus, and EQ; effects on/off can be controlled with optional footswitch
  • Three independent channels with volume control
  • XLR Mic/Instrument input, two stereo inputs, stereo AUX input, stereo line outputs, and headphone output
  • Mounts on a speaker stand (sold separately)
  • Built-in tilt-back stand

Now you can play and be heard wherever you want. Order this handy Roland keyboard amp today!

SPECIFICATIONS

KC-110 Battery-Powered Keyboard Amplifier

  • Rated Power Output:
    15W + 15W (when using the AC adaptor)
    10W + 10W (when using the Alkaline batteries)

    Nominal Input Level (1kHz):
    CH 1 (MIC/LINE): -50 to -20dBu
    CH 2, 3 (LINE): -20dBu
    AUX IN: -10dBu

    Nominal Output Level
    LINE OUT: -10dBu

    Speakers
    16 cm (6.5 inches) x 2
    Tweeter x 2

    Controls
    Channel Control: CH1 Volume Knob, CH2 Volume Knob, CH3 Volume Knob
    Master Control: EFFECT Knob, (Equalizer) LOW Knob, HIGH Knob, VOLUME Knob
    Aux In: LEVEL Knob
    Power switch

    Indicator
    Power

    Connectors
    CH1 Input Jacks (XLR type, 1/4" phone type)
    CH2 Input Jacks L/MONO, R (1/4" phone type)
    CH3 Input Jacks L/MONO, R (1/4" phone type)
    AUX IN Jacks (RCA phono type, Stereo miniature phone type)
    LINE OUT Jacks L/MONO, R (1/4" phone type)
    PHONES Jack (Stereo 1/4" phone type)
    FOOT SW Jack (1/4" phone type)
    DC IN Jack

    Power Supply
    AC Adaptor (included, DC 13 V),
    Dry battery LR6 (AA) type (alkaline) x 8, or
    Rechargeable battery HR6 (AA) type (nickel metal hydride) x 8

    Current Draw
    550 mA

    Expected battery life under continuous use
    Alkaline: about 7 hours
    Nickel-metal hydride: about 8 hours
    These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.

    Accessory
    Owner's Manual, AC Adaptor, AC Cord

    Size and Weight (Excluding batteries)
    Dimensions: (WxDxH) 420mm x 244mm x 320mm (16-9/16" x 9-5/8" x 12-5/8")
    Weight: 7.3kg, 16lb. 2 oz.
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RolandKC-110 Battery-Powered Keyboard Amplifier
 
4.2

(based on 10 reviews)

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71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Portable (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Travel (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Bought as a back up but using more

I play many beach weddings and had another brand which was loud and great sounding, but the battery died, so I bought the Roland as a back up while waiting for repairs. Although...Read complete review

I play many beach weddings and had another brand which was loud and great sounding, but the battery died, so I bought the Roland as a back up while waiting for repairs. Although only rated 30 watts, there have been few venues where it wasn't perfectly suited. Also, if you need batteries for power you can buy an 8 pack at the discount store and you are ready to go; no need to send off for expensive repairs. Although it is not quite loud enough for a windy beach wedding, I have used it outdoors near a pool, surrounded by shrubs, and even a large recital hall with NO distortion or problem with acoustic guitar. You can also plug in the vocal mic. and patch it into a PA. This was supposed to be a back up, but I now use it for 80% of my jobs. Also, I hurt my back and had hernia surgery last year, and this thing is light... no problems carrying. I also bought a back pack and carry it in there. I am very pleased with this purchase and have made an excellent return.

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Yes it's portable, but I'm disappointed

The sound is very tinny especially with grand piano sounds. It's hard to find a balance between the bass and treble end. However - that said, that could be said of its...Read complete review

The sound is very tinny especially with grand piano sounds. It's hard to find a balance between the bass and treble end. However - that said, that could be said of its "big brothers" too, for instance the 100W KC-350 doesn't sound that different at ALL. And all keyboardists and pianists know this - when you need to replicate those gorgeous Motif/Fantom/etc sounds live, you need a good PA system to do so. Roland says that it has a "very efficient 30 watts"...I would say that it distorts pretty easily, just as you would imagine - especially with bass heavy sounds like Rhodes el-p or B3 organ. As a personal monitor, it gets the job done. As an amp, you'll be struggling. Then again, you can connect it to a PA system and be just fine. And you won't break your back carrying it there.Roland has priced it in the same ballpark as the KC-350, and you might as well buy that, because at least you won't "run out of watts". It really only comes down to whether portability is a big issue.

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3.0

Overall, I would consider something else..

By Tan Man

from Raleigh, NC

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Portable

Cons

  • Poor Sound Quality
  • Weak

Best Uses

    Comments about Roland KC-110 Battery-Powered Keyboard Amplifier:

    I purchased this keyboard amp from Musicians Friend with high expectations after reading and watching numerous positive reviews. I will also say that it happened to be on sale for two hundred less when I purchased it. I loved the idea of something small I could use in my room for my bass and also as a speaker for my computer. After playing around with it for a few days however, I became skeptical of how much it would be able to handle during jams, because I felt I had to crank it quite a bit if I was just playing by myself. - Just for reference, I live in a town house, so I'm speaking of limited volumes that I can play at in the first place.

    The real test was when I went to my buddies house to play. He has a nice digital piano and at first I was playing through the amp and realized that I could not keep up with his volume, even with with all volume nobs turned up! It also was distorting at this point and producing a strange rattling sound that was almost like a whistle. This sound was coming from the back panel and any ports on the unit where there was a chance for air to escape. Now I realize that I was using this with a bass, but reviewers mentioned that this amp was great for keyboard and bass and that the only drawback was in the highs (thin sound). As a test, I plugged his piano up to the amp to see if that would be a more suitable setup and turned the bass and treble back to flat "0". Well, this still didn't produce the volume we were looking for and certain notes would again produce this whistling sound.

    Honestly, I wanted to love this thing but I cannot see it being useful for any real situation. The price is way too high for the performance of this amp, even when purchased on sale. With that being said, I understand that it is true stereo and in this price range you are limited, but you may want to consider something like the Eden Electronics EM275.. I hope this was helpful to you

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    5.0

    Great portable amp

    By John

    from Rhode island

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Roland KC-110 Battery-Powered Keyboard Amplifier:

      The amp sounds great.

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      3.0

      Distorts/clips too easily.

      By John David Eriksen

      from Gainesville, FL

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Roland KC-110 Battery-Powered Keyboard Amplifier:

          I love the portability of this amp as well as the flexibility of its inputs and mixing section. The sound quality, however, I was not impressed with. At low volumes it sounds a bit tinny and compressed. At high volumes it distorts rather easily. It worked fine for practice situations or for home entertainment, but at a small coffee shop gig it distorted way too easily. Pretty disappointed with this purchase, but maybe the lack of headroom is to be expected due to the low wattage that this amp is rated at.

          I used to own a Roland KC350 and loved it but replaced it with this amp due to the 350's excessive (for me) weight. I will try the KC150 next, perhaps.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Little Amp! Punchy, Personal & Portable!

          By Bizmuth

          from Rochester, NY

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Battery Power
          • Easy to Use
          • Full-range Sound
          • Lots Of Inputs
          • Portable
          • Versatile
          • Well-built

          Cons

          • Cumbersome Power Supply

          Best Uses

          • Demoing
          • General Music Playback
          • Laptop Companion
          • Practicing
          • Synthesizers
          • Travel

          Comments about Roland KC-110 Battery-Powered Keyboard Amplifier:

          I love this little amp. It's really well-made, has tons of inputs, is versatile, and sounds great. I have used it mainly for listening to my music collection at home or at friends' places, with synthesizers in a practice setting, and as a "laptop companion" for demoing/rehearsing new ideas. I can bring this amp with me almost anywhere. It's super easy to carry in one hand with my gig bag slung over my shoulder and still have a hand free. The EQ knobs do need a bit of tweaking to get the best sound for particular tracks. I find that about 8 o'clock on the "LOW" and 1 o'clock on the "HIGH" to be about right for moderate listening. It's plenty loud enough for what I use it for, and haven't had a reason to turn it even close to all the way up yet. The power supply is a bit of a pain, but I feel that way about all external power supplies. Highly recommended.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          good features, 3 channels

          By Julio in Denver

          from Denver

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • 3 Channels Are Great
          • Easy to Use
          • Portable
          • Rugged

          Cons

          • Not Very Loud

          Best Uses

          • Small Venue
          • Travel

          Comments about Roland KC-110 Battery-Powered Keyboard Amplifier:

          Got this for the features: line out, three channels, effects, nice style and rugged, portable with battery power. We compared the volume/power to our dieing Fender Bullet amp with our electric Harp, and the Roland is about 1/3 or less of the power. We're still keeping the Roland and will get a preamp or take the line out to the PA, but it isn't powerful enough to use as a monitor in a normal low volume rock band (we're not loud).

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          5.0

          Love it!

          By suekeys

          from ARoutback

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Balanced Sound
          • Light-weight
          • Stereo Output

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Monitor Or Speaker

            Comments about Roland KC-110 Battery-Powered Keyboard Amplifier:

            When accompanied with my Roland keyboard, the balance of lows and highs becomes possible. My previous amp made me sound heavy on the bass, light on the treble. What a wonderful difference in my keyboard sound. Now this new amp is half the weight of my old one, not a Roland.

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            5.0

            Bought as a back up but using more

            By Arturo

            from Milton, FL

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            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Can Link To Pa
            • Easy to Use
            • Full Sound
            • Nice Effects
            • Portable
            • Reliable
            • Responsive / Good Action
            • Store Bought Batteries

            Cons

            • No Case Or Cover

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Acoustic Guitar
            • Concerts
            • Travel

            Comments about Roland KC-110 Battery-Powered Keyboard Amplifier:

            I play many beach weddings and had another brand which was loud and great sounding, but the battery died, so I bought the Roland as a back up while waiting for repairs. Although only rated 30 watts, there have been few venues where it wasn't perfectly suited. Also, if you need batteries for power you can buy an 8 pack at the discount store and you are ready to go; no need to send off for expensive repairs. Although it is not quite loud enough for a windy beach wedding, I have used it outdoors near a pool, surrounded by shrubs, and even a large recital hall with NO distortion or problem with acoustic guitar. You can also plug in the vocal mic. and patch it into a PA. This was supposed to be a back up, but I now use it for 80% of my jobs. Also, I hurt my back and had hernia surgery last year, and this thing is light... no problems carrying. I also bought a back pack and carry it in there. I am very pleased with this purchase and have made an excellent return.

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            (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Well made Like most Roland Gear

            By Dc

            from Des Moines, IA

            Comments about Roland KC-110 Battery-Powered Keyboard Amplifier:

            This thing is built to last and it does pretty good at driving sound for my GR-55 guitar synthesizer though I wish they would have put a bass sub out on it. I have a Roland AC-30 acoustic amp that has a sub out and I was thinking this would have one too. The AC-60 has a stereo XLR line out and the keyboard amp only has 1/4" stereo out, which means you have to have 2 direct boxes to run it to the house.

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            (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Decent Job

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Roland KC-110 Battery-Powered Keyboard Amplifier:

            I own this as well as the new AC-33.Although it's marketed as a Keyboard amp, I use it as a full-range amp for guitars, vocals and keybaords. It's louder than I expected as Roland are notorious for claiming power outputs above what the amps can faithfully reproduce. I found the KC-150 and KC-350 well short of producing the output claimed by Roland without distortion, with only the KC-550 producing a decent level, but that puppy's heavy!That being said, this thing is not that loud. It's fine for practice or small Jams, cafe's, etc. I haven't had it distort on me and the only thing I haven't put through it is Bass. The AC-33 designed specifically for acoustic guitar mid-range type stuff distorts Bass quite noticeably when an electric guitar is played though it and cranked up (presumably caused largely by the limitations of the smaller enclosure).If you want a full-range amp, with usable volume, some mixing and portability thrown in, this thing does a nice job, with a very clean response. The lack of distortion when pushed is nice, cause sometimes you need all 30 Watts. Overall, I'd definitely recommend it if the features suit you.

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            (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Yes it's portable, but I'm disappointed

            By James B.-OeR3g

            from Miami, FL, USA

            Comments about Roland KC-110 Battery-Powered Keyboard Amplifier:

            The sound is very tinny especially with grand piano sounds. It's hard to find a balance between the bass and treble end. However - that said, that could be said of its "big brothers" too, for instance the 100W KC-350 doesn't sound that different at ALL. And all keyboardists and pianists know this - when you need to replicate those gorgeous Motif/Fantom/etc sounds live, you need a good PA system to do so. Roland says that it has a "very efficient 30 watts"...I would say that it distorts pretty easily, just as you would imagine - especially with bass heavy sounds like Rhodes el-p or B3 organ. As a personal monitor, it gets the job done. As an amp, you'll be struggling. Then again, you can connect it to a PA system and be just fine. And you won't break your back carrying it there.Roland has priced it in the same ballpark as the KC-350, and you might as well buy that, because at least you won't "run out of watts". It really only comes down to whether portability is a big issue.

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