I received my Kemper last Wednsday. I bought a new one from Musicians Friend, unpowered Head in black with the footswitch/controller. I’ve played it a bunch, read the manuals and watched the tutorials. I loaded the software on my computer, sync’d with the head, bought some profiles and set up the foot switch. I have the Kemper going straight into my powered mixer. It’s a pro-grade set up as the mixer is high powered and the speakers pro quality. I’m not using any other effects but what I can pull out of the kemper. I will post some pics later. Bottom line: All the things other people have said about this being revolutionary change is correct. The factory loaded profiles and the additional profiles I ordered are outstanding. You literally have professionals dialing in your tone from just about every iconic amp, cab and pedal out there. I’ve got some great, truly amazing amps, and my jaw dropped after playing the kemper. There are little to no compromises and most people, me included, are challenged to dial in such perfection. The good: I could rave about this all day. First off, the amp arrived updated with the latest firmware upgrade. Yeah! I went through every factory preset...over 200 of them. There were dozens I loved. All the iconic Marshall, Fender, and Vox profiles are there. Beyond that, Dumble, Soldano, Engl, Mesa, Bogner, Diezal, Carvin.... even Egnator are there. Setting up and tweaking rigs is intuitive and easy. The footswitch is feature rich and you can configure it with five patches per song or as I do it by tonal family....British, American , etc. Best of all, the variety of tones and quality are pro quality. It’s an amazing tool. To me the footswitch was expensive. I was on the fence. No more - the footswitch is a must. It’s very easy to connect and set up. You can control effects, the looper, patch selection, and tuner. In performance mode you can set up to five patches per song. It’s amazing because of the versatility of the amp. That’s a great feature for a working and gigging musician. I advise you to bite the bullet and get the footswitch. Considering how well it works, how intuitive it is, I now think it’s well worth the money. I’m glad I bought the unpowered Head. I was going to buy a powered head and a FRFR cab. I decided since my live sound rig is so good I’d use that. I did try it briefly through my Friedman BE loop into the Friedman 4x12 cab. It sounded great but it colored the tone. The Bad: None. I thought it was pricey before the purchase but now that I have it I can see how it actually saves money and time. It’s well worth the cash. I did read comments about the “amp in the room” sound being absent. I’m not noticing that but again I have superb live sound set up. The one thing I will say is you have to read the manual and watch the online tutorials. Going at it cold turkey will fuck you up. But after reading the manuals and watching a few tutorials it all came together quickly. Invest the 1 hour. Road ahead: Kemper is a game changer. Pro grade tones, by the Titanic boatload are now at your finger tips. The tweaking is minor. It will save the typical guy hours. It’s light weight, easy to use, and tones to die for. All the messing around with cabs, speakers pedals, and even tube heads is now a thing of the past. I’ve decided I’m going to sell off most of my amps and focus on guitars. Staying for sure are my 3 Engl’s — other than that I will be moving most of my kit next year. I will post some pics tonight. 5 Stars!