Pushes strong, good quality amp here, i had to get something a bit more powerful but this thing is great if ur looking to push a couple small subs.
Showing 44 reviews for Kenwood KAC-7205
San Diego, CA
January 14, 2012
I bought this amp to power my 12" Kicker subwoofer. The cooling fan is a great feature and even through hours of use it still remains cool with little to no heat being given off. As I continue to upgrade my car's audio system, Kenwood will continue to be my brand of choice.
17 of 31 found this helpful
Elk Grove Village,IL.
March 29, 2012
This amp looks nice and works good with my speakers and is good for the price. The only downfall to me is that it has a safety switch built into it, so when it gets too hot, it kicks off. Which is good so you dont blow any fuses, but then the speakers won't work at all. They come back on after a few mins and then go right back off, either the fans in the amp are not working right or I just have bad luck.
19 of 36 found this helpful
January 10, 2011
I purchased this amp to power my Boston acoustics G5 subwoofer which is rated at 450w RMS. It is bridged and should be putting out about 500w RMS. It powers the sub nicely and it is a good all around amp. I also found it easy to use and work with. I have owned the previous model and used and abused it with no problems what so ever (as long as it is used properly durability isnít an issue). The circuitry isnít as beefy as a 700$ amp but it gets the job done well.
/// This was a top pick in this price range because I bought a dual 2 ohm speaker. I wanted and amp I could bridge to save some $. It is wired in series instead of the typical parallel. As a result I have a bridged 4 ohm load going to the amplifier. I expect to have this amp for years to come./// Also the sub sounds great itís only one but its very tight and hard hitting.
9 of 16 found this helpful
San Ardo, CA
Port Orchard, Washington
March 17, 2010
WOW! I'm amazed with this item, im using this amp to power 2 12" Infinity 1252w 4ohm DVC subs. And let me tell you that its so efficient! barely even runs warm since there's cooling fans. Fast installation to my OEM stock deck since the amp has speaker level inputs.
PROS: Speaker-level inputs, bridgeable, bass boost
CONS: 2 channel, no remote
11 of 20 found this helpful
west jefferson, NC
Palm Harbor, FL
Santa Clarita, CA
October 7, 2010
I would highly recommend this product because it got enough power to handle 2 12inch alpine typeS subs. And it is possible to down to 2 ohms which was another plus. Over all I would definitely recommend getting this amp on a low budget project.
8 of 15 found this helpful
December 10, 2010
I have this hooked up to my Kenwood KAC6993PS there are bad a** with this amp loud as **** I also have a amp hooked up front by Kenwood 6404 pushing 4 speakers all Kenwood and the system is also I have the 9105 Kenwood amp for my subs which are Pioneer Premium dual coils and 2 ohm they got the boooooom booooom best system I ever had I all for under 1000 dollars
12 of 24 found this helpful
March 7, 2011
Great product and does exactly what it's meant to. However, dish out the few extra bucks and get the next higher model. All in all, easy installation and manual to go with it. Slick design and easy to make adjustments to.
8 of 17 found this helpful
March 3, 2011
amp has worked exactly. NEVER over heated and went on very long trips with it blastin! very easy to hook up all the wires. true 1000 watt amp. very neat design and still hasnt blown any of its fuses. it simply does work
7 of 15 found this helpful
May 18, 2010
This is a great amp. the first one i have ever owned where you could audibly tell that the adjustable LPF was actually making a difference. I used to own a Cadence ultra Q drive 3000 that put out slightly higher wattage but did not have the SQ i was looking for. it made my MTX subs sound sloppy because it was letting in the high notes. I listen to a lot of metal and when those bass drums start to get fast i like to be able to hear them clearly. This amp will do that no problem with the bass EQ turned down and the gain up. Im going to upgrade my 12" MTX terminators to the alpine type r 10" because it will be tighter and more punchy.
14 of 29 found this helpful
January 22, 2013
Decent amp....first time putting a system in my car and I should have gone with a Mono amp for a little bit more bang but it does the job pretty nice. Overheats quite a bit on songs that are heavy on the bass. Gonna try 0/1 gauge wire and actually putting a capacitor on see if that stops the overheating like some people suggested. But overall I'm happy with what I got. Powers my Power Acoustik P3-15W pretty decently. Issue might need a better sub but my kenwood blew so went with the Acoustik.
13 of 28 found this helpful
January 15, 2013
My friend had a Kenwood amp and i went off of his referall, and i couldnt have made a better choice, easy to install, and when i went to bridge em it had it labeled, for my first amp this works great and its a great value.
14 of 30 found this helpful
September 3, 2011
I bought it about 8 months ago and still works great. i have the bass boost set at 8 out of 12 and it is plenty. anything more would be too much. is pushing my 1000watt orion and have never had a problem. i recomend it, especially for the price.
12 of 26 found this helpful
December 3, 2012
I know a lot of people use this amp for a subwoofer, but i actually use it for mids and highs. i use this amp to power 4 8ohm cadence fx6m8 midrange speakers and 2 8ohm cadence xt20 tweeters. I have 2 speakers and 1 tweeter wired to a 2.67ohm load on 1 channel on this amp and the other 2 speakers and 1 tweeter on the other channel on this amp. The midrange speakers push 75RMS each and the tweeters push 75RMS each. So this amp is running at 225RMS at 2.67 ohms per channel. This amp pushes my speakers and tweeters really loud, my car counds like a rolling house party or club.
Overall, this amp has never given me any problems. It never went into protect mode, and it has never gotten hot nor even gotten warm. Also, this amp is CEA compliant so you can have peace of mind.
11 of 25 found this helpful
February 1, 2012
GREAT AMP! It really rocks my car!! Couldn't be happier and the price is more than worth it! Great sound, durable, easy wiring and tuning to get that perfect sound. I love it, I would recomend to anyone looking for a great sounding amp for a great price!
7 of 17 found this helpful
July 26, 2011
Great amp like all the adjustable settings on it. very easy to set up and set to anyones perfered settings. i had this running two kenwood 12s at one time and and i never had a problem never over heated or cut off. later on i added another 12 and i ran all three of this amp i know it was very under powered but it still got down. very very pleased
12 of 27 found this helpful
March 15, 2011
If you are doubting this product, DO NOT. This product will amaze you. It will push anything you've had louder and harder than before. One of the main reasons I got this amp was because of all the reviews, and I can see why so many left reviews. I encourage anyone looking to buy a new amp to seriously consider this. This amp is vastly underrated, I'm pushing close to 300 watts each through two 12" Rockford Fosgates.
Pros: Power, Quality, Bass boost
Cons: No remote
11 of 25 found this helpful
January 10, 2011
I will highly recommend this to any music fanatics like myself who likes the low bass either via one speaker (bridge) or two. This product is so robust that even when I accidentally touch the body of the amplifier with the positive plate, since I connected a capacitor to it, it just zapped and nothing was shorted ???
I have boasted much about it that pretty soon I will be purchasing at least two more for friends. The other good thing about it is the fact that it could be placed anywhere within the car, as its two ventilation fan keeps it cool no matter how hard you are using it. For me, it is all praise for this item, and thus, I highly recommend it to any music lovers.
The bonus is the fact that it comes well packed and with expedited transportation.
6 of 15 found this helpful
October 29, 2010
this amp is great for just pounding but if u really wanna punch ur sub to the max (like most people) the amp will do it, just it will overheat within 5 min. i have this amp bridged at 2 ohms to my 1000w mtx sub and it overheats too easily i would not recommended it to any with a 1000w sub. but it has more then enough power to blow any 1000w and under sub.
6 of 15 found this helpful
April 6, 2012
I have had better but this amp hasnt failed me yet ....well on one or two ocasions but it was my fault... it does make some heat for sure but it has great power for the money i have it powering two Polk Audio db840DVC 8in subs and it does the job well.
8 of 21 found this helpful