Kemper has announced the immediate availability of the new Kemper Kabinet. With just around 10 kg (23lb) of weight, it is lighter than its predecessor, features the built-in slanted stand, known from the Kemper Power Kabinet, and comes with a dust cover.
The Kemper Kabinet is specially designed for the Profiler. The Kemper Kabinet is a combination of the new Kemper Kone NEO neodymium loudspeaker and an exclusive and unique speaker tone mining technology developed by Kemper, making it possible to digitally "imprint" various speaker characteristics onto one single cabinet.
For the new build-in Kemper Kone NEO speaker, Kemper replaced the conventional magnet with a modern lightweight neodymium magnet, providing the identical magnetic field and identical sound of the "classic" Kemper Kabinet.
The acclaimed 2022 Tec Award nominated Kemper Power Kabinet already features that same Kemper Kone NEO speaker already since day one, making it one of the lightest active cabinets for guitarists.
The Kemper Kabinet can be driven by the power amp of a Profiler PowerHead or PowerRack, as well as by utilizing any external solid-state power amp. When using external stereo amplifiers, driving two Kabinets in stereo is possible. The unpowered Profiler models like Rack, Head, and Stage require also external power amps for driving the Kabinet NEO.
- Height: 42 cm (16.54 inches).
- Width: 51 cm (23.62 inches).
- Depth: 23 cm (9.06 inches).
- Weight: 10,5 kg (23,1 lb).
- Power Handling: 200W RMS.
- Impedance: 4 ohms.
About the Kemper Kone technology
The Kemper Kone NEO is a 12" full-range speaker which is exclusively designed in cooperation with Celestion for Kemper. The Kone is controlled and driven by the Kemper Profiler's DSP to an ultra-linear (full range) frequency response, using a dedicated DSP algorithm. In contrast to the conventional idea of a full-range system, the radiation pattern of the Kemper Kone has been narrowed towards the physics of a classic guitar speaker chassis, so that even the full-range sound carries a distinct guitar speaker character, unlike regular PA speakers or monitor speakers. To season the speaker behaviour to the player's taste Kemper offers the unique "Sweetening" and "Directivity" Parameters for detailed adjustment.
The 19 included speaker imprints offer the finest choice of well-known guitar speakers from Celestion, many renowned other classic brands, and even rare and particular speakers. More speaker imprints may be added via future software updates.
About Speaker Imprints
By simply activating the Profiler's well-known Monitor CabOff function the Kemper Kone is switched from full-range mode to the Speaker Imprint Mode, which then exactly mimics one of 19 classic guitar speakers. The sound of these imprints should not be mistaken with the mic'ed cabinet simulations of a Profile. They rather bring back the good old "amp-in-the-room" sound.
Since the intelligence of the speaker lies in the DSP of the Profiler, you will be able to switch individual speaker imprints along with your favorite rigs, without needing to do extensive editing. Whenever you switch to a full-range sound, for an acoustic guitar, for example, the Kemper Kone will switch to full-range mode automatically.
Music that is fed into the Profiler through the Aux Input will be played back in full-range mode, even when you play your amp with a Speaker Imprint, both at the same time.
Due to the digital features, the Kemper Kone and Kemper Kabinet work exclusively with a Profiler.
Price: Euro 449,- USD 540,- and GBP (excl. VAT) 316,19 from the Kemper Online Store and at dealers worldwide.
NOTE: The neodymium version of the Kemper Kone replacement speaker will also be available in the near future. However, due to omnipresent sourcing challenges, the production run cannot be precisely scheduled yet.