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2011 Kenwood eXcelon Subwoofers With Shallow Mounting and Larger Cone

Kenwood eXcelon Subwoofers

Subwoofer drivers seem to be getting smaller and smaller every day. What’s difficult about manufacturing a subwoofer with shallow mounting depth is retaining the heavy impacting, quality filled bass that you can get from a larger subwoofer driver. This year at CES 2011 Kenwood announced the introduction of two new high-performance shallow subwoofer models engineered and produced as part of the eXcelon high-end exclusive Kenwood line. These subwoofers help make it easier for you to fit a subwoofer that can really bump into even the smallest applications.

The Kenwood XR-W12F is a 13-inch subwoofer model that can be installed in a standard 12-inch subwoofer enclosure due to unique basket geometry that provides extra mounting area for the cone and surround assembly while maintaining a standard 12-inch cutout diameter. The oversized carbon glass-fiber cone is held in place by a heavy-duty rubber surround, and this combination allows for better control of cone excursion under high power operation. A new dual ventilation system provides exception heat dissipation and allows for extremely shallow applications even if the vented pole piece is partially obstructed by the enclosure. Unlike most competitive woofer designs, the dual ventilation system works together with the aero-shaped basket to allow air to move freely away from the back of the cone assembly, further reducing the distorting effect of trapped air and resulting in a very linear bass response. The W12F is reequipped with push-style terminals that can accept 8 gauge-sized premium speaker cable. Power handling capability of the XR-W12F is a 450 watts RMS at 4 ohms 1,500 watts peak.

The 11-inch version of the XR-W12F is the XR-W10F which can be installed in a standard 10-inch subwoofer enclosure. The XR-10F has all of the features, materials and technologies of XR-W12F but in a smaller package. Power handling capability of the XR-W10F is 350 watts RMS and 1,200 watts peak.


Kenwood’s Reference Fit Mobile Power Amplifier Included In 2011 Product Line

Kenwood XR Amps

Fitting aftermarket audio equipment into small spaces is crucial in car audio. Amplifier manufacturers know this, and are continually developing new ways to make their amplifiers smaller and smaller. Kenwood introduced a new 5-channel amplifier this year that will make saving space issues a thing of the past, the Kenwood eXcelon XR-5S. Thanks to digital amplifier technology, the XR-5S has an extremely small chassis and allows for installation in very small spaces without any sacrifice in power or audio performance.

Some of the technology that allows this to be possible is the four-layer circuit board for ultimate versatility. Also featured is a new surface mount device technology to further help with the amplifiers mounting versatility. Another great addition to the Kenwood eXcelon XR-5S is a new thermal management system which really makes the high output, compact design possible. The XR-5S has continuously variable low-pass and variable high-pass filters that allow for easy tuning and sound tailoring of multiple speaker systems from one compact location.

There are two other amplifiers that also fall into the “Reference Fit” series lineup introduced by Kenwood this year. First of the two is the Kenwood eXcelon XR-1S, which is now Kenwood’s smallest monoblock amplifier ever. This compact package delivers 600 watts of RMS power at 4 ohms, and 700 watts of certified RMS power at 2 ohms. It has a maximum power rating of 1,600 watts. The other Reference Fit Mobile Power Amplifier is the Kenwood eXcelon XR-4S. This is a 4-channel, full range power amplifier solution. It’s power rating is 120 watts of RMS power to each of the channels at 4 ohms, and 150 watts of RMS power to each channel at 2 ohms. If the amplifier is bridged together, it will push 300 watts of RMS power to two channels at 4 ohms.


Kenwood Authorized Dealers

Kenwood and Kenwook eXcelon Authorized Dealers

By Seth Wilde – Product Specialist

Since the company’s founding, Kenwood has been a leader in many of the electronics industries.  Anyone who has purchased one of their car stereos, amplifiers, subwoofers, speakers, car portals, or other mobile electronic has come to realize why Kenwood is among the best.  Purchasing from an authorized Kenwood dealer is just as important as the unit itself.  Authorized Kenwood dealers receive up-to-date information about all the products.  They can be trusted to have accurate information and all the latest product manuals.  Full manufacturer warranties are available only through authorized dealers.  Kenwood makes sure that they take care of their authorized dealers.  Sonic Electronix is proud to be one of those authorized internet dealers that proudly offers the full line of Kenwood electronics.

For those that are not familiar with the line of Kenwood products, they offer an extensive collection of mobile electronics that are designed for use in the car.  Most famous for their advanced and sophisticated in-dash car stereos and GPS Navigation units, Kenwood is a leader in the car multimedia unit industry.  Partnered with Garmin, they are able to provide the most accurate and up-to-date maps and guidance routes.  The displays are also bright, clear, and detailed.  Only the finest can be expected from a company with the legacy that Kenwood has.  Recently, Kenwood has release a new line of digital Class-D amplifiers that feature an incredibly small chassis. This XR Reference series include the impressive Kenwood eXcelon XR-5S 5-channel amplifier that will power the entire car audio system.  For those that need to have it all, be sure to check out the Kenwood eXcelon DNX9960 if you haven’t already.  The GPS navigation unit features Garmin navigation, voice control, built-in Bluetooth, and much more.  With Kenwood, you will always be able to find the features you want and need in a car audio system.  Just remember to look for the Authorized Kenwood Dealer logo and you can be confident in your purchase.