Japanese keyboard‑stand company Sequenz, who announced worldwide distribution via Korg in the UK and US at NAMM 2018, have launched another nicely thought-out piece of kit to complement their range of stands, cases and bags for gigging keyboard players.
The SonicBar is a powered, stereo, 50W keyboard-width amplification system with four built-in speakers. Designed to fit ergonomically under your keyboard on the company’s Standard series stands, it can amplify and play back two instruments simultaneously for monitoring purposes — or, as the manufacturer suggests, it could even be turned towards your audience and used as your PA system if you’re playing solo and have no other amplification. If you’re part of a larger ensemble, there’s also a thru jack to pass the amplified keyboard outputs on to your band’s PA system.
It is available now for £349 in the UK$399.99 in the US.