Kemper GmbH/ Ruhr Area/ Germany, August 18th, 2022 (ictw) – Kemper today announce the immediate availability of the new KEMPER Kone™ NEO replacement Speaker for 12“ loaded guitar cabinets. Now the same speaker from the acclaimed KEMPER Kabinets is also available for a wider range of cabinet designs with new lightweight neodymium speakers for guitar tone monitoring with a choice of 19 classic guitar speaker imprints for PROFILER players with their KEMPER PROFILER PowerRacks™ and PowerHeads™.
The KEMPER Kone™ is specially designed for the PROFILER and the 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 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 Kone. Now the Kone is 1,5 kg lighter than before which makes 2 x 12“ and 4x 12“ cabinet designs much easier to log around.
Cabinets loaded with KEMPER Kone Speakers 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.
About KEMPER Kone™
The KEMPER Kone 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 processor to an ultra-linear (full range) frequency response, using a dedicated 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 individual 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, and many renowned other classic brands, and even rare and particular speakers. More speaker imprints may be added via future software updates.
The new KEMPER Kone™ NEO is available as a single unit and as 2 and 4 speaker sets for 2 x 12“ and even 4 x 12“ guitar cabinets. Requests from 3rd party cabinet makers are welcome!
Pricing and availability
The KEMPER Kone replacement speaker is available exclusively from the Kemper Online Store for Euro 150,- USD 180,- GBP 128,-. The prices for multi-speaker Sets below:
270,00€ 191,00 GBP 31.280 JPY 545,00 CAD
480,00€ 337,95 GBP 55.609 JPY 1.040,00 CAD
Dimensions: 30.5 cm (12 inches)
Weight: 2,4 kg (5,4 pounds) vs. prior 3,90 kg (8.60 pounds)
Power Handling: 200W rms
Impedance: 4 ohms
Cut-out-diameter: 28,3 cm (11,14 inches)
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 precisely mimics one of 19 classic guitar speakers. The sound of these imprints should not be mistaken for 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 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 simultaneously. Due to the digital features, the KEMPER Kone and KEMPER Kabinet work exclusively with a PROFILER.
About the KEMPER PROFILER
The Kemper Profiling Amplifier represents a radical new approach to guitar sound. For decades, the electric guitarist has effectively been shackled to the tube amplifier as the only solution for getting “that sound”. This combination may indeed be glorious, but it is far from ideal; achieving consistent results between practice, studio, and touring situations continue to challenge the guitarist, just as it has since the early 1930’s. With the advent of the Kemper Profiling Amplifier, everything has changed. For the first time in history, guitar players are free to create the most unique and individual tones that reflect the very essence of the individual player, and then capture these exact sounds into the digital domain with Kemper’s unique technology.
More information at: www.kemper-amps.com