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4.0
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4.1
Features
4.6
Design
4.4
Usability
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February 12, 2010 Safety Issue - not yet installed
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Review by
Bartman9 from Seattle
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The power and speaker connectors are not insulated. They are exposed and stick out significantly from the amp. The power connector sticks out at least one inch with the 4/0 AWG adapter. I don't have to tell anyone what would happen if a metal object were to contact the power connectors. Yes, the power wire is fused with a 100 amp fuse, but there will still be a lot of sparks on the way up to 100 amps, and some damage.

The other amps I've seen have insulated power and speaker connections. The Kappa Five will require me to fabricate some type of insulating cover to protect all the exposed (and hot) connectors.

Wish I would have paid better attention to that before ordering. My bad. This amp may work well for your installation, but be warned about the exposed connectors and take appropriate action to protect it.

I'll post a further review of operation & reliability if I decide to keep it, if that's possible.

Maybe it doesn't matter so much, but I'm a former aircraft electrician for 20 years in the Navy. I've seen plenty of sparks fly with a lot less current. If I keep this amp, you can bet those connectors will be shielded, and good.

The "2" rating for the design is for the connector issue alone. With insulated connectors, I would give the design a five and bump the other ratings up at least one point.
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