Alto Kick12

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This is a really great keyboard amp, with incredible sound and power.

Of the keyboard amps we are reviewing today, this is the most powerful. Whilst any of our recommendations will provide enough power for the vast majority of musicians and situations, the extra power offered by this amp comes with some advantages. If you are regularly playing huge halls with crappy PA systems, having a 400W amp means that you can be sure you are producing enough volume to always be heard.

Even at the limit of its power, this amp sounds great. It has been designed specifically for keyboards, and as a result delivers a great response to a really wide frequency range. If you love to make use of unusual sounds in your music, and to play really loud, this is the amp to get.

This amp also offers great flexibility, in that it can also function as a personal PA in addition to being an instrument amp. In this mode, it has a 4-channel mixer included, making sure that you always get the sound you want.

Alto Kick12

Even at the limit of its power, this amp sounds great. It has been designed specifically for keyboards, and as a result delivers a great response to a really wide frequency range. If you love to make use of unusual sounds in your music, and to play really loud, this is the amp to get.

In addition, is has these great features:

9 Total Score
Alto Kick12

Even at the limit of its power, this amp sounds great. It has been designed specifically for keyboards, and as a result delivers a great response to a really wide frequency range. If you love to make use of unusual sounds in your music, and to play really loud, this is the amp to get.

Durability
9
Design
9
PROS
  • The circuity in this amp is a marvel. Alto have broken new ground with this amp, which provides a true bi-amped design. The signal to the woofer and tweeter are separately amplified, which results in great sound quality. If you have been using a guitar amp up until now, plugging your keyboard into this amp will be a real eye-opener!
  • The range of effects offered by this amp also make it stand out from the crowd. It has 16 different effects, and 16 variations on each, meaning that a full 256 effects are available to you. After getting the amp, there are many hours of fun to be had just messing around with these effects.
  • The amp, like all the best keyboard amps, has been built with gigging in mind. It will stand up to years of abuse, no matter how crazy things get on stage!
  • The range of inputs and outputs on this amp is great. The advantage of this is that the amp is really flexible. Use it on its own, surround it with microphones, or plug it into an existing PA – it will sound great in all situations!
CONS
  • Very few. The people we spoke to for this review said that the only disadvantage they could see with this amp is that the sound quality was so good it revealed the deficiencies of their keyboard! No matter – upgrading to this amp is the perfect excuse to also upgrade your instrument!
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