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Kenwood KAC-8105D

Kenwood KAC-8105D

Earlier this month we wrote a blog and discussed the Kenwood KAC-7205. It was a new 2-channel amplifier released at the beginning of 2010. The entire line of this year’s Kenwood amplifiers is definitely a noteworthy set of amps that your entire audio system can appreciate. Today we would like to discuss the single channel amplifiers in Kenwood’s Performance Series. Both the Kenwood KAC-8105D and the Kenwood KAC-9105D are efficient monoblock amplifiers that could be perfect to power your systems subwoofer. The 8105D is designed for a more moderate audio system with a max power output of 1000 watts, or an RMS rating of 500 watts at 2 ohms. The 9105D is made for the higher end mobile audio system with a maximum output of 1800 watts and a continuous power rating of 900 watts at 2 ohms. Being CEA-2006 compliant, we can trust that these amps will perform to the standards that Kenwood states that it will. For those that are looking to really enhance the overall bass of their audio system, either of these Kenwood amps can be the perfect link between the car stereo and the subwoofer. Whether your plans are to retain your factory OEM stereo or upgrade to an aftermarket in-dash receiver, these amps will suit you well. They feature a speaker level input for connecting directly to the factory speaker leads. The built-in cooling fans will ensure that this amplifier is as cool as possible during operations and helps the amplifier keep from overheating.

While this amplifier is great for mid to high-level systems, I have found that the price is comparable to many of the entry-level amplifiers out there. While the prices might be similar, the features are what really set this amplifier apart from all the others. The cooling fan, gold-plated contacts, CEA-2006 compliancy, 4-way protection circuitry, the tuned bass boost, and the dual mono driver are just a few of the many different features that set the Kenwood Performance series a step above the competition. While these amps might be a little too much power for your basic entry-level subwoofer, they are a great solution for the mid-level and higher-end car audio systems.

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Kenwood KAC-7205 Amplifiers

Kenwood KAC-7205

By Seth W. – Product Specialist

Every year the car audio consumer waits with anticipation the release of Kenwood’s new mobile product line. Year after year they release new, innovative products and upgrading the previous years model. One such upgrade is the Kenwood KAC-7205. It is a 2-channel amplifier that is powerful enough for just about any set of speakers or subwoofer on the market. The most notable difference between this amplifier and last year’s model is the all black casing. It gives the amp a smoother look that will blend in the any vehicles interior. To enhance the cooling efficiency of the electrical components inside the amplifier, Kenwood has matched an aluminum heatsink with two cooling fans that will quickly and effectively remove the heat that is generated inside of the amplifier. That heat removal results in a more efficient amplifier that will stay true to its CEA-2006 ratings. Each terminal and connection on the KAC-7205 is gold-plated for the best possible transfer of power or signal. To help this amplifier live up to it’s series name, Kenwood has designed this Performance Series amplifier to be compatible with 2-ohm loads for plenty of power and stability.

For those that look to keep a factory look and stock stereo in their car, the amplifier is great for adding aftermarket components. The speaker level inputs will connect directly to the speaker wire outputs from any car stereo, making installation and OEM integration simple. In conjunction with this, the amp features signal sensing turn-on technology that will automatically power on the amplifier when an input audio signal is detected. For installers, this feature becomes especially valuable. A low-pass filter and bass boost adjustment located on the side of the amplifier make this a perfect choice for getting the best sound out of a subwoofer. The 2010 Kenwood line is full of high-quality components and superior audio products. The Kenwood KAC-7205 2-Channel amplifier is proof that a great amp exists on a limited budget.

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