Kemper Profiling Amp PowerHead Set

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Kemper Profiling Amplifier Power Rack + Remote Control

Kemper Profiling technology allows the creation of a very precise tonal image (profile) of an existing amplifier configuration (including speaker & miking). Thanks to the many internal editing options, such as: diverse effects unit emulations (up to 4 simultaneously), master effects, EQ, gain, amp definition, power sagging etc., you can edit the sound created far beyond the capabilities of the original amplifier. The Kemper Profiling Amplifier comes with an already large number of outstanding amplifier profiles, which is why the creation of individual ones is not mandatory. Thus it is now possible to map the sound of your own amplifier accurately, and if desired, to modify and have available to practice in the studio or on stage without a lot of lugging about.

  • Incl. 600 W class D power amplifier (600 W at 8 ohm, 300 W at 16 ohm)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 396 x 214 x 165 mm
  • Weight: 6 kg
  • Colour: Black
  • Incl. remote control base board

Connectors:

  • Mic Input
  • Line In
  • Alternative Input
  • Direct Out
  • Monitor Out
  • Master Out (Jack & XLR)
  • S/PDIF digital input and output
  • MIDI In / Out / Thru
  • 2x Foot switches (Jack)
  • Network
  • USB
available since April 2015
Item number 356928
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Power 600 W
Channels 2
Reverb Yes
Sound-Control 3-band
Effects Yes
External FX Loop No
Line Input Yes
Recording Output Yes
MIDI Interface Yes
Headphone connection Yes
Footswitch connection Yes
Incl. Footswitch Yes
Weight 5,4 kg
Design Desktop
Amp Modeling 1
Integrated Effects 1
Headphone Output 1
Direct Out 1
MIDI Connector(s) 1
Connections for Pedals or Switches 1
Aux-Input 1
Aux Input 1
Integrated Tuner 1
USB-Port 1
USB Connection 1
Width 396 mm
Height 214 mm
Depth 165 mm
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Kemper Profiler – say hello to a new generation of guitar amplifiers!

For a long time now, many guitar amp manufacturers have been on a quest to pack the sound of the world’s most legendary amplifiers into a single unit – none of them with any real success until, in 2012, Kemper opened a new chapter in amp history with its Profiling Amplifier. Using the entirely new and unique “profiling” technology, the sound of any desired amplifier can be recorded with a microphone and then further edited and shaped in the Profiling Amplifier PowerHead. The Kemper’s high-performance electronics and high-quality DSP effects, extensive routing options, wide selection of cab and microphone models, and intuitive user interface – styled after that of a real guitar amplifier – let you revive these legendary sounds, enhance them with contemporary features, and store them permanently: An ingenious concept that has ushered in a new era in guitar amplification.

Even better as a bundle

The search for that perfect amplifier ends with the Kemper Profiling Amplifier PowerHead thanks to its profiling technology, which gives guitarists countless amp models at their fingertips and also lets them directly record and preserve the sonic characteristics of any amplifier they want: In other words, the boundaries of flexibility have now been completely re-drawn. Innumerable other digital editing options make the Kemper Profiling Amplifier PowerHead without a doubt one of the most flexible guitar amplifiers on the market. When paired with the right speaker cab, the head’s integrated 600-watt class D power amp is also ready to unleash the fury on stage. This bundle also includes the Kemper Remote floorboard, so now there’s nothing standing between you and the stage.

An ultra-flexible powerhouse for tone-chasers with pro aspirations

The Kemper Profiling Amplifier PowerHead has compact dimensions and is ready for whatever challenges are in store, so there can be no doubt that this is a thoroughly professional piece of equipment. Fans of old vintage treasures can now harness the sound and characteristics of the originals – which are usually ruinously expensive and often very rare – and shape these to suit their own tastes without having to spend a fortune getting their hands on the real thing first. This powerhouse amp will delight tone-chasers and sound nerds alike with its extensive range of features and win over recording musicians with its impressive connectivity, which allows it to replace numerous guitar amps in the studio and ultimately save everyone a large amount of time and effort when it comes to cabling and miking.

About Kemper Amps

German firm Kemper Amps, or rather its founder Christoph Kemper, is no stranger to the music industry. His very first product, the virtual-analogue Access Virus synthesizer, was far ahead of its time and brought the company both unexpected success and an impressive reputation within the music profession. Continuing the momentum of this success, the company then developed the “Profiler” technology, which allows an astonishingly realistic reproduction of the sound of a miked amplifier to be made and thus represents the dawn of a new era in digital amplifier simulation. This technology is currently available in different variants of the Kemper Profiler system: As a basic head, as a top with a powerful Class-D power amp integrated, as a rack-mountable unit, and even as a floorboard.

The Profiler is up for anything

Whether it’s right next to the mixing desk in your studio rig, on stage with 600 watts of pure power behind it from the integrated class D power amp, or in your living room for some quiet practice, the Kemper Profiling Amplifier PowerHead’s outstanding flexibility means that the amp’s potential knows no limits other than those of the player’s imagination. The wide range of connection options include on-board digital interfaces, such as an S/PDIF input and output and two USB outputs, which make it easy to record the Profiling Amplifier PowerHead’s signal to a DAW with zero loss in the studio. The Kemper Profiling Amplifier PowerHead comes with presets of many of the best amplifiers of all time already installed, however, so your quest for the perfect tone can begin right away.

In the spotlight: Profiling

In fundamental terms, the Kemper Profiler is primarily a highly specialised measuring device which, by means of a complicated algorithm, is capable of precisely replicating the tonal characteristics of a signal chain. Generally, this chain first and foremost includes the amplifier that is to be emulated, the cabinet to which this is connected, and the microphone that is placed in front of it. This standard setup can additionally be expanded by adding pedals, which can also be profiled as part of the chain if desired. An “amp only” profile can of course be created, however, by connecting the amplifier to a DI box instead of a conventional speaker cabinet. To determine the characteristics of the individual signal chain, the Kemper then sends various measurement signals through the amplifier that is connected, on the basis of which it then creates a so-called “profile” – which even professional musicians have difficulty in distinguishing from the original in terms of sound and dynamics. The user can subsequently customise this profile by fine-tuning a range of different parameters before naming and saving it. In this way, players can archive their entire amplifier collection virtually without restriction and take it with them to gigs and into the studio.

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Best thing I've bought
James1980 03.01.2018
This seems expensive, but I've now had this a couple of years and have probably saved as much money in valves, amp servicing, patch leads, power blocks, batteries, velcro, hinges... chiropractor (I ain't joking). I have also sold a few of my pedals.
As well as playing semi pro, I also engineer and often take my Kemper for guitarists to use because its so much easier and sounds better than rigging multiple cabs. They always look a little scared at all the lights and knobs but always and the gig by saying they wish they had one.
Serious kit. Serious fun. Seriously do not regret a penny.
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Unbelievable
eamo1 19.03.2019
I have this about a month now and I am still only scratching the surface of what it can do. The definition of the tone is superior studio quality and its versatile beyond description. The peddle is also a great addition to the Kemper.

The only bad thing about the Profiler is that if you have a cheap guitar or pickups aren't wired properly, it becomes extremely noticeable very quickly. I hadn't noticed any noise with my previous rig but the definition of sound is so precise that it demands perfection from all elements of your set up. Which can only be a good thing really!

I had to adjust the truss and rewire pickups on one of my guitars but now everything sounds amazing. There is a good noise gate on the Kemper as well but be mindful not to over use it (as this can also cause buzzing - depending on your guitar)

The only other thing i noticed was that the sound from the headphone jack in the Kemper sounded way better then if using the headphone jack in an interface. You have to change settings in the kemper in order to fix this issue. Small problems! The thing is a beast. Buy it.
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Erdna Eduan 27.05.2019
After countless You Tube videos, I still can't quite grasp how they do it but I'm not complaining. This thing is amazing and I will now wrestle with which order to sell my amps...
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Absolut geniales Teil
Roman3316 28.11.2017
Die Klangvielfalt, der Sound, die Ausstattung mit Effekten, das Pedalboard... Da passt einfach alles.
Also gekauft, aufgebaut und losgelegt und: Riesenenttäuschung. Über den Kopfhörer nur ein einzoger Klangbrei, die hohe E-Saite war gar nicht zu hören. Eine Katastrophe. Nach einigem hin- und her fand ich heraus, dass es am Kopfhörer lag: Jungs, es geht kein 'normaler' Handykopfhörer. Es sollte einer mit 250 Ohm sein, dann wird der Klang erste Sahne. Klar, differenziert... Einfach nur ein Traum.
Danach in den Proberaum. Vorher das Pedalboard eingestellt. Und:
Ich kann nur eins sagen: Ich habe am gleichen Tag meinen alten Amp (Blues Deluxe) abgebaut und mit nach hause genommen. Der wird jetzt vertickert.

Fazit: Hier hat Kemper einen Volltreffer gelandet. Sounds ohne Ende, super Effekte, einwandfreie Konfigurierbarkeit und lebenslange Updates. Was will man mehr? Ich jedenfalls nix.
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