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400W Max 2-Channel/Bridgeable Class AB Performance Series Car Amplifier

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Kenwood KAC-5206 (OPEN BOX COMPLETE)

400W Max 2-Channel/Bridgeable Class AB Performance Series Car Amplifier

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  • General Features:

    • Performance Series Class AB 2-Channel/Bridgeable Car Amplifier
    • RMS Power Rating:
      • 4 ohms: 60 watts x 2 chan.
      • 2 ohms: 75 watts x 2 chan.
      • Bridged, 4 ohms: 150 watts x 1 chan.
    • Total peak power output: 400 watts
    • CEA-2006 Compliant Amplifier
    • Pulse Width Modulated MOSFET power supply
    • Illuminated Red LED Kenwood Emblem
    • Soft start turn-on
    • Speaker-level (high-level) inputs with Auto Turn-On (Harness Included, not shown)
    • 3-way protection circuitry (thermal, overload, and speaker short protection)
    • Heavy duty cast aluminum alloy heat-sink for extreme heat dissipation
    • Nickel plated RCA, Power/Ground and Speaker connections
    • Input sensitivity:
      • Low level: 200mV - 5V
      • High level: 4.0V - 12.0V
    • Frequency Response: 5 - 50,000 Hz
    • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): <1.0 %
    • Signal to Noise Ration: 95 dB
    • Selectable low-pass filter: OFF / 80 Hz (LPF), 18 dB/octave
    • Fuse Rating: 25A x 1
    • 8 gauge power and ground wiring is recommended for installation. Contact us for information regarding a discount on select amplifier kits from our website when purchased together with this amplifier. Click Here for our contact information.
    • Dimensions: 8-7/8" W x 2-3/16"H x 7-1/16" D
    • Authorized Internet Dealer
    • 90 Day Sonic Electronix Warranty


    Check out the Kenwood KAC-5206 Owner's Manual

    Power Specifications - Full Range Channels

    RMS Power @ 4 ohms

    The RMS power rating is the measure of continuous power that an amplifier can output, or a speaker can handle. It is the most accurate depiction of real, continuous power that the industry has so far.

    If the final impedance of your speakers or subwoofers equals 4 ohms, this is how much power this amplifier will supply at that ohm level. The higher the RMS wattage, the more clean and loud your music will sound.

    60 watts x 2 channels
    RMS Power @ 2 ohms

    The RMS power rating is the measure of continuous power that an amplifier can output, or a speaker can handle. It is the most accurate depiction of real, continuous power that the industry has so far.

    If the final impedance of your speakers or subwoofers equals 2 ohms, this is how much power this amplifier will supply at that ohm level. The higher the RMS wattage, the more clean and loud your music will sound.

    75 watts x 2 channels
    Bridged RMS Power

    Bridging refers to combining two channels on an amplifier to create one channel with double the voltage and an increased power output. A 2-channel amplifier will bridge down to 1-channel and a 4-channel amplifier can bridge to create 2-channels. An amplifier is most commonly bridged to drive a subwoofer.

    Remember, once you bridge two channels down to one its final impedance will be 4 ohms unless otherwise specified. This rating lists the RMS power created once an amplifier is bridged.

    150 watts x 1 channels

    Power Specifications - Full Range Channels

    Bridged Peak/Max Power

    Bridging refers to combining two channels on an amplifier to create one channel with double the voltage and an increased power output. A 2-channel amplifier will bridge down to 1-channel and a 4-channel amplifier can bridge to create 2-channels. An amplifier is most commonly bridged to drive a subwoofer.

    Remember, once you bridge two channels down to one its final impedance will be 4 ohms unless otherwise specified. This rating lists the Peak/Max power created once an amplifier is bridged.

    400 watts x 1 channels

    Amplifier Specifications

    Amplifier Class

    An amplifier increases the power of the signal being fed to it by taking energy from its power supply and matching the signal but increasing its amplitude. Amplifiers use many different methods for converting these electrical signals and have been categorized into classes.

    Class A/B: Greater than 50% of the input signal is amplified while the other percentage is “off”. These amplifiers have a small amount of current flowing through the output transistors all the time which almost eliminates crossover distortion. Class A/B has great sound quality but is not as efficient as class D. These amps are most commonly used to drive speakers.

    Class D: Also known as switching amplifiers, class D amps have output transistors that are completely turned “on” or “off”. This means that when the transistors are on, there is almost no voltage across them but when they are off there is significant voltage but no current flowing through it which makes these amplifiers very efficient at the cost of sound quality. These amps are most commonly used to drive subwoofers.

    Other Classes: You may see classes such as GH, bD, X, FD, etc. by some manufactures. These amplifiers tend to be either class A/B, D or a hybrid of the two but with improvements to their designs that can make them more efficient or offer better sound quality.

    AB
    Number of Channels
    Each channel on an amplifier will power one speaker using a positive and negative cable. There are various types of amplifiers, each designed to power a certain number of speakers. Monoblock amplifiers, also known as single channel, are designed to power one or more subwoofers. These amplifiers often have very high power ratings. On the other hand, multi-channel amplifiers power multiple speakers, usually at lower power ratings. 2-Channel and 4-Channel amplifiers can power car speakers or low powered subwoofers. Occasionally you might see a 5 or 6-channel amplifier that can power speakers and subwoofers at the same time. The most common setup is a monoblock amp to run subwoofers and a 4-channel amp to run door speakers. Check out our Knowledge Base for more information.
    2
    Total Peak Power Output
    The total peak power output is measured as the wattage per channel multiplied by the number of channels, and is calculated at the lowest level of operating impedance.

    It is measured during a brief musical burst, such as a sudden drum accent. Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal.

    The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison.

    400 watts
    Total RMS Power Output
    Total RMS power is measured by multiplying RMS power per channel by the number of channels, and is calculated at the lowest level of operating impedance.

    RMS power is the amount of continuous power, measured in watts, that an amplifier produces is called RMS power. The higher the RMS figure, the louder and cleaner your music sounds.

    The RMS output figure is much more accurate than the peak rating when comparing products.

    150 watts
    Maximum Input Gauge Size
    This is the largest gauge wire that will fit into the power and ground terminals of this device. The lower the gauge number, the thicker the wire is. For example, a 4 gauge wire is thicker than an 8 gauge wire and thus has higher current carrying capacity. Always do your best to get this size wire to reduce the risk of damage to your components.
    Any Gauge with use of Spade Terminal AWG
    Minimum Impedance Unbridged
    The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is not bridged.
    2 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Bridged
    The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is bridged.
    4 ohms
    THD at Rated RMS Power
    The amount of change in harmonic content of the signal as it is amplified. A lower figure indicates less change and a more accurate amp. THD below 0.10% is inaudible.
    <1.0%
    Speaker Level Inputs
    Speaker level inputs are commonly referred to as high-level inputs and vice versa. This input type allows you to get your audio signal directly from the speaker wire in your vehicle, instead of using RCA cables. The advantage of this is factory integration, as most stock radios do not have RCA outputs to run amplifiers.
    Yes
    Built-in Crossover

    A crossover is a type of filtering system that permits only certain frequencies to play. A Low-Pass (LP) crossover allows only frequencies below its setting to get through which is good in the case of some subwoofers. A High-Pass(HP) filter allows frequencies above its setting to pass through, this is normally used on speakers.

    When a crossover is set to FULL it means no filtering is added and the full frequency spectrum is allowed through the amplifier. Filtering is important because feeding a speaker frequencies it cannot reproduce effectively creates distortion.

    Low-Pass (LP)
    Low-Pass Crossover Frequency
    The low-pass crossover frequency is typically used for subwoofers. It can be a fixed crossover point or a variable crossover range. A variable low-pass crossover allows you to select a specific crossover point which allows frequencies below the set crossover point to pass, while making frequencies above the set point gently or harshly roll-off, depending on the steepness of the slope.

    The steepness of the roll-off slope is measured in dB/octave and refers to the rate of attenuation (lowering of volume) outside their pass bands.

    80 Hz
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio
    This spec compares the strength of the signal to the level of background noise. A higher value indicates less background noise.
    95 dB
    Bass/Gain Remote
    If the amp comes with a bass/gain remote you will be able to control the level of your bass from your dashboard. Typically bass remotes also include a 16-20 ft. wire for installation.
    No
    Fuse Rating
    The amperage and the number of fuse(s) an amp requires.
    25A x 1 
    Strappable
    Some amplifiers can be "strapped" together in order to increase the output of a single audio channel. These amplifiers feature RCA preamp outputs, allowing you to pass the signal directly from one amp to the other to ensure consistency.
    No
    CEA-2006 Compliant
    Amplifiers that have been tested to meet specific standards. When a car amplifier meets these standards, you can be sure that it will be able to produce the amount of power specified by the official CEA-2006 rating. Usually, these rating consist of the following items:
    • RMS Power
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio

    This rating applies to both external car amplifiers, as well as the amplifiers inside of in-dash stereos.

    Yes
    Sonic Certified Amplifier
    Sonic Certified amplifiers have been tested by the experts at Sonic Electronix to meet or exceed the wattage ratings provided by the manufacturer. If this is marked as Yes, then you can trust the wattage ratings. If marked as No, then we have tested the amplifier and it did not meet the advertised wattage ratings. If marked as Not Tested, then the Sonic Electronix experts have not yet been able to test the amp.
    Not Tested
    Hi-Res Audio Compatible
    This feature refers to if the product is capable of Hi-Res Audio (HRA) playback.

    Warranty and Return Policy

    Parts Warranty Duration
    90 days
    Labor Warranty Duration
    90 days
    Warranty Provider
    Sonic Electronix

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    Sonic Electronix Store
    Great for my subs plus they are both same manufacture
    Eduardo T on Nov 28, 2016
    It was cheap
    Keith M on Nov 20, 2016
    To install it on my car
    Javier G on Nov 25, 2016
    good brand
    BRISEIDA r on Jun 17, 2016
    My head unit is a Planet Audio P9742B that doesn't have a remote on. Will it work with this amp?
    Nick P on Mar 15, 2015
    Best Answer: It can work if you can find a switched power source. If the car you are installing in does not provide power to the radio when the car is off, you can connect the remote on to the power source for the radio. My car did provide power to the radio even when the car was off. You can test that by seeing if you can interact with the radio (e.g. can you remove a cd while the car is off). I ended up solving it by buying a 12v charger that plugs into a cigarette lighter and writing the remote on to the positive and ground to ground for the power in. It's ugly but functional. There was a cigarette lighter near where I installed the amp that switched on and off with the car. If you can't find a way to switch the amp off, it will likely kill your battery.
    Reply · Report · Andrew M on Mar 15, 2015
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    i'm not a genius when it comes to two channel amps, I never used them. Now i want to upgrade my door speakers and power them trough 2 channel amp. This amp does 75 watts x 2 chan. @ 2ohms.. Does that mean that each channel gets 75W or is the 75W divided between Left and right?
    vadikz on Sep 2, 2015
    Best Answer: you will get 75 watts out of each channel. I've got mine running two MVX 6 and a halfs, and it's a pretty good amp. if you're just running 2 small speakers it's okay, but I think that I could have done with a better amp. you don't get very much control from the output to the speakers unless all you're looking for is base. I personally needed more mid range, but all I can get out of that amp his high highs and low lows
    Reply · Report · Will H on Sep 2, 2015
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    what wiring kit does this use?
    A shopper on Dec 6, 2014
    Best Answer: Hello,

    There isn't a Proprietary Amp Kit, it simply asks for - at most - 10gauge wiring, whether you wish to run the amp at 2ohms or 4ohms. 10gauge isn't very common, so your options are limited. Below is a link to the 10gauge Amp Kits we currently have.

    http://www.sonicelectronix.com/cat_i140_10-gauge-amp-kits.html
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    Product Summary

    Manufacturer

    Model Number

    KAC-5206

    Weight

    3.30lbs

    Internal SKU

    LS-kac5206-OBCRA233423

    Internal Product ID

    106213

    Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

    Wiring Diagram Legend

    Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

    Product Name: Kenwood KAC-5206 (OPEN BOX COMPLETE)