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Kenwood KAC-7205

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.

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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.

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March 29, 2012 Nice amp! But...
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John from Smiths, Alabama
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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.
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May 18, 2010 Kenwood KAC-7205
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Tucker from coquille, OR
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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.
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March 13, 2013 Just Installed
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Ryan from Markham, ON, Canada
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Just installed this amp to 2 10" JL's. It's working great, sounds amazing. Fans are noticeable when no music is on and its sitting close to you (mine is mounted on the back of my collapsible seat)
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January 22, 2013 Decent Sub
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Maurice from Camden, DE
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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.
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January 15, 2013 Couldnt have made a better choice
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Jordski from Minnesota
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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.
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December 3, 2012 I use this amp for 8 ohm midrange/midbass speakers and 8 ohm tweeters
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Kevin from Grayson, GA
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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.
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October 3, 2012 Great Value
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Loud subs from Pacific, Missouri
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Upgrading from an old 700 watt amp to this made a huge difference on my 2 10" subs with a ported box. Very good value. A lot of power with clean sound if tuned properly
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July 16, 2012 great amp great price
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jimmy from montevallo, AL
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Great amp. Have it with 2 12"s. Sony sounds great, but drains battery when shut down. Yet, I haven't any power being used per amp meter. I would still recommend.
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June 26, 2012 Kenwood you done it again
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Blak Bettie from Elk Grove Village,IL.
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This has been the second time I've own a Kenwood product and it is doing the job for me.I really like the way it lights up,not to bright and cool blue and red
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April 6, 2012 Not bad!
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robert from marietta, GA
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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.
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February 1, 2012 Great Amp
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dclar4 from Westbrook, CT
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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!
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January 14, 2012 Yet Another Great Kenwood Product
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Jonathan from Xenia, OH
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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.
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January 10, 2012 The car Guy
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Larry from Albuquerque
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I have had these amps for about a month running 2 10" rockford fosgates and these are the best bass I have ever had. Loud crisp and right on the money.
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January 6, 2012 junk
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jjjjjj from iowa
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Crappy as hell keeps powering off and blowing fuses.
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November 17, 2011 kenwood
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chris from Saint Louis, MO
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My best friend has this amp and it is great... the looks are great and it pushes out just about as much as its marketing. It is a great amp for the right sub or subs.
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September 3, 2011 great deal built right
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nathaniel from spokane wa
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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.
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August 5, 2011 Kenwood
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Marcus from Covington, GA
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Very powerful amp.
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July 26, 2011 KAC-7205
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kwood from richmond, va
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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
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July 14, 2011 pretty good
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Joe from San Diego, CA
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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.
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June 16, 2011 Kenwoos KAC-7205
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Jon from West Virginia
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I have had this amp hooked up to two Hifonics 12's for about 6 months now and never once has it gave me any trouble. Great amp.
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June 15, 2011 Kenwoos KAC-7205
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Jon from West Virginia
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I have had this amp hooked up to two Hifonics 12's for about 6 months now and never once has it gave me any trouble. Great amp.
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May 27, 2011 not the best
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antonio from Mayodan, NC
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Its an ok amp but for the same price just get Hifonics this Kenwood isn't worth the money
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May 9, 2011 Great price for an above average receiver
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mmtampa from Tampa, Fl
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I was unsure if this was the right one for me, but it does the job great.
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April 11, 2011 wonderful
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john from west jefferson, NC
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great power and a great price
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March 15, 2011 Incredible
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Tyler from Pennsylvania
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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
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March 7, 2011 A- Quality.
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Jonathan from Williamsburg, VA
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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.
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March 3, 2011 awesome amp
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Austin from jacksonville, FL
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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
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March 2, 2011 Great buy
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Kevin from Fairport, NY
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This amp is awesome! have two 10" focal auditors hooked up to the amp and it rocks the whole car. never had any problems with it. been working great since i installed it 7 months ago
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February 7, 2011 nice amp!
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lavoy from danbury,ct
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I don't care what anyone says this amp is a beast! it pushes my Kicker comps just rite. When I pull up you know a monster is coming! thanks Sonic!!
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January 10, 2011 solid amp for the price
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Alan from Bethlehem Pennsylvania
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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.
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January 10, 2011 Awesome Product
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Maginkieo from FM 96944
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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.
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January 1, 2011 Kenwood
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mr. alba from San Ardo, CA
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for the system i have this amp is perfect but the amp does overheat i am powering 2 crv 12' kickers and if i play it full blast for just 2mins it overheat but this amp does carry a punch
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December 20, 2010 THE BEST
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Joshua from Palm Harbor, FL
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THIS YOU MUST HAVE >>>> SOUNDS BEST ON 12" Subs
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December 10, 2010 back amp
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john from ocala, FL
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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
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December 9, 2010 great value
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ernesto from puerto limon, Costa Rica
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I like this amplifier because it very good quality and it has a fan to cool it down.
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December 1, 2010 Great buy
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Evo from Somerville, NJ
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Really powerful, got it hooked up to a 12 inch Alpine. Lotta thump, I would reccomend buying this.
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October 29, 2010 so/so
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jay from menasha WI
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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.
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October 7, 2010 Bang for your buck
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Rigoberto from Santa Clarita, CA
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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.
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October 5, 2010 good for money
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Antonio from north carolina
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good starting amp it is stable in 2 Ohms bridged believe it or not i haven't blown anything yet. And i'm mecp certified not a dummy. I would recommend this to every sub owner!
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October 4, 2010 very reliable
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Austin from jacksonville, FL
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this product has been awesome. easy install. accepts a lot of abuse. been on many 2-1/2 to 3 hour trips and never overheats. i would recommend this product.
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September 24, 2010 Great Product
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Tyler from Roseau, MN
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I have been using this amplifier for over a year now, and i haven't had any trouble with it. It never ceases to amaze me! It is certainly worth the money!
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May 12, 2010 AMAZING AMP, GREAT PRICE!!!!
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Matthew from Bellevue, NE
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If you are skeptical about buying this amp dont be! It will bump whatever you have harder then your previous amp!!! WONDERFUL ALL AROUND!!!!!
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March 17, 2010 Wow GREAT PRODUCT!
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Cody from Port Orchard, Washington
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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
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