Roland KC-200 - 100W 4-Channel Keyboard Amp
Gearank High Notes
- October 2020: Highest Rated Keyboard Amp Under $500
This is part of the revamped range of keyboard amps Roland released in late 2017, and although the new range was at first slow in gaining traction in the market, the KC-200 is now getting strong reviews and its improved ratings mean that we are happy to recommend it.
In addition to a dynamic mic input for using it as a small PA, it also has a Sub Out jack which allows you to connect it to a powered subwoofer for increased bottom end if its 12" woofer isn't enough for you.
It is suitable for use as a practice amp but has enough power to be used on stage as a monitor or your main amp at small to medium venues.
- Output Power: 100 Watts.
- Number of Channels: 4.
- Inputs: 1 x Dual XLR & 1/4", 3 x 1/4", 1 x 1/8" (aux) and a Stereo RCA input.
- Outputs: 2 x 1/4" (line, sub)" and 1 x 1/4" (headphones).
- Speakers: 12" woofer and 1" Tweeter.
- Tone Control: 2-band EQ.
- Frequency Response: Not specified.
- Size: 17.1" x 18.9" x 11.6".
- Weight: 33.1 lbs.
- Manufacturer Warranty: 2 years (With Sweetwater)
It gets good reviews from a range of musicians using it for keyboards from practicing to small venues as well as other musicians who using the mic input for vocals and other instruments such as saxophone.
It lacks Roland's Stereo Link feature so can't easily be used in a stereo setup.
If you want a reliable $500-ish amp from a company known for solid builds and roadworthy amps, then put this on your shopping list.
This was previously on our recommended list for sub-$500 keyboard amps but was removed due to a price increase. You can see our current recommendations in our guide to The Best Keyboard Amps.