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The 5 Best Rack Cases for the Kemper Profiling Amplifier

hen The 5 Best Rack Cases for the Kemper Profiling Amplifier

The rack unit version of the Kemper Profiling Amplifier is a great amplifier.  The one problem with the Kemper is it’s expensive, and it’s also tough to transport without a case.  In this article, I will show you the five best rack cases for the Kemper Profiling Amplifier.

Each of these cases will meet the “Safe for transportation” criteria.  Whether you are driving to a rehearsal, a gig, or on a plane, these cases will keep it safe.

 

How Many Rack Spaces is the Kemper Profiling Amplifier?

The Kemper Profiling Amplifier is a 3U unit.  What 3U means is that you need to find a Kemper hard case 3U or larger.  If you have a second unit like a Two-Notes Torpedo or 1 RU wireless kit, then you will need a 4U or larger.  My list will cover hard cases that are the perfect fit for the Kemper Profiling amplifier rack unit.

Kemper Profiling Amplifier Rack Cases
The 5 Best Rack Cases for the Kemper Profiling Amplifier

 

1. Gator Cases Lightweight Molded 3U Rack Case with Heavy Duty Latches; Shallow 14.25″ depth, 3U (GR-3S)

This case is the perfect rack Kemper Profiling Amplifier case.  It not only features heavy-duty construction, but it’s also not too long.  They call this length “Shallow”.  Thanks to Kemper being such a small unit in terms of depth, this makes for a great choice.

The Gator Molded 3U Rack Case also has handles making moving the Kemper around a breeze.  Gator has built up a reputation for quality third-party cases, and if you see these in person, you will know why.  They combine a lightweight and durable carry case that will make transporting your Kemper safe.

Being able to remove the front and back panels makes entry to the Kemper easy.

The only downside to this hard case is the lower surface is not flat.  What this means is there’s less contact with a table surface.  The less surface area touching the table, the easier it would be to move it accidentally. If your primary use is transportation to gigs, then it doesn’t matter.

The Gator Case Includes:

  • Lightweight ABS Construction with Heavy Duty Twist Latches
  • Standard 19″, threaded and field replaceable 7mm zinc-plated steel rack rails.
  • Removable Front and Rear cover for access to Front & rear rack rails
  • One pack of 16 Gator Rack Screws included
  • Compact 14.25″ Rack Depth / 2U Rack Size (5.25″)

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Buy on Sweetwater | Thomann | B&H

 

2. Roto-Molded 3U Shallow Rack

The Roto-Molded 3U case is another excellent sized hard case for the Kemper Profiling Amplifier.  The latch ends on both sides are removable, which makes this unit very convenient.  These recessed latches mean they will not hinder how the case sits on a flat surface and will also keep them out of the way from snags in transportation.

The Roto 3U case is a robust hard case for the Kemper and should provide more than adequate support for the unit. The only issue I have with this unit is that it doesn’t have any non-slip a nonstick surfaces on them. W transportation makes sure they are secured in-between other items to avoid movement.  If it’s resting in the backseat of your car (or similar), it will most likely be a non-issue.

The Roto 3U Shallow Rack features:

  • Roto-molded for strength and durability
  • Front and rear Gasketed covers
  • Interlocking stacking ribs
  • Recessed latches
  • Heavy-duty flush-mount handles
  • Shock-absorbing rubber feet
  • Rackmount hardware included for secure mounting front or rear.

Buy it on Sweetwater | Thomann | B&H

 

3. XSPRO XS3U-10 3 Space 3U ATA Effects Rack Flight Case Front and Back Rails – 19″ Wide

 
The XSPRO XS33 case is another great option for a Kemper Profiling Amplifier. This Kemper case lower priced than the Gator Case, and considering the price; it has a lot of positives. One of the benefits of the XSPRO XS3U-10 is it will sit flush on a flat surface.  Having the ability to sit this case flat isn’t necessary to everyone, but having more of the case touching a surface will decrease unwanted slide.
One noticeable downside is that the handles are on the lids and not the main rack body. What this means is you will need to double (or triple) check the covers are fully secured before lifting or moving the case.  This might be a deal-breaker for some, so consider yourself warned.
 
The XSPRO XS3U features:
 
  • Designed to hold effects
  • Plywood with black laminate and tongue and groove metal railing
  • Industrial Rivets
  • Spring-loaded handles
  • Front and rear rack rails

Kemper Rack Case

 

4. Gator Cases Pro Series Rotationally Molded 3U Rack Case with Shallow 13″ Depth; Made in the USA (G-PRO-3U-13)

The Gator Case Pro is the best of the best within this price range.  If you’re looking for a case that ticks all the boxes for your beloved Kemper, then this is it. This Kemper Profiling Amplifier rack case is one of the most durable on the list.

One frequent praise of this case is how well it stacks with other cases and in general with other gear.  Another popular feature of this Pro case is how light it is.  The locks are very durable and also recessed below the exterior side of the case.

The only downside to this case is this: Make sure you first open it outside. There’s a lot of people complaining their Gator Pro case needed a vacuum as soon as you first open it. There’s something in the manufacturing process that ends up leaving small bits of plastic inside the case.

This is not a huge deal, but it’s perhaps worth noting this, so you don’t make a mess inside your house or room.

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5. Crossrock Stackable 3U Rack Case, Strong Molded with Heavy Duty Hardware, Standard 19.25″ Depth (CRA8603U)

This is another solid case from a company called Crossrock.  It is very similar to the Gator case in terms of visuals, but it’s quite a lot less expensive than it.  The exterior build quality is fine, and it will survive any car or bus trips you throw at it.

The side carry handle is recessed in between some molded legs allowing the handle to keep safe from

I have heard complaints about the rails not aligning properly when you go to screw in your Kemper.  This isn’t an issue for everyone, just some people, so it’s worth mentioning.  If you’re on a budget, this will get the job done.

  • Strong Molded PE exterior with heavy-duty hardware.
  • Twist latches and two handles.
  • Standard 19″ rack space, with Gasket, sealed.
  • Removable front and rear cover with two front rails for rackmount.
  • One pack of screws included.
  • For 3-unit rack (5.25″) and 19.25″ rack depth.

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Also Note:

These cases are not very deep so that you won’t have any issues with wasted space in the back of them. If you use a Wireless rack kit, then you will need a 4U case instead of a 3U, but these will all fit the Kemper profiling amplifier perfectly.

Each of these cases has enough space for the kemper to fit in them without it hitting either the front and removable backside of the Kemper.

Most of these cases will get the job done without breaking the bank.  Check the links posted for more user reviews. These are the 5 Best Rack Cases for the Kemper Profiling Amplifier that I am currently aware of without breaking the bank.

If you are flying with your Kemper, definitely check out my guide to flying with music equipment.  I wrote it with guitars in mind, but it will also apply to the Kemper Profiling Amplifier.