the t.amp PA4080KB Keyboard Combo Amp Reviews
This is a fairly light and portable 4-channel 80-watt keyboard combo. It has a single 12' Celestion speaker and a high-frequency tweeter in a closed-back enclosure with 3 small circular ports which provides plenty of bass response and clean volume. The amp is mounted on four non-swivelling casters (so it won't creep forwards or backwards on stage!), and as well as a carrying handle on top there is also a neat retractable baggage-trolley-style handle on one side. Each channel has a line-level jack input, an XLR mic input with permanent phantom power, and knobs for volume, reverb level and presence (upper-mid tone). The Master section has controls for volume, bass, mid and treble tone, reverb and aux input level. There are sockets for Line out, FX send and return and reverb footswitch. The back features an external speaker socket, two pairs of phono sockets for aux input and recording, an IEC mains socket (thankfully no captive mains cable!) and an on/off rocker switch. The reverb unit is a pretty unsubtle spring-line, but it does the job if you want to use it. The overall weight is 18kg.
A portable and simple keyboard amp with plenty of clean volume, bass and projection. It could even serve as a small self-contained PA system for a jazz combo or folk group. In fact, Thomann offer the same amp as a PA head with two 1x10' plus horn cabs and a mic for a few pounds more, as the PA4080 Package.
butterfingersbeck rated this unit on 2011-01-18.
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