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Kenwood KFC-W2512

10" KFC Series Single 4 ohm Subwoofer

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Go Ahead, Feel The Bass

Kenwood has been around for a long time, so we know what to expect when it comes to their subwoofers. The Kenwood KFC-W2512 is no exception to the long standing Kenwood tradition for excellence. This 10" woofer is a high performance sub with a long stroke design that can belch out low notes without a sweat. The silver textured pattern Polypropylene cone is strong and rigid reducing flex and distortion. For maximum excursion, urethane foam is used on the surround to keep the voice coil linear with the magnet. For maximum power, a double stacked magnet is used to to produce powerful linear movement for the deepest of notes. For those who care about the flare of their installation, the reversible trim ring allows you to reverse the mounting of the woofer to show off the magnet structure. For a high performance woofer that pounds out threatening low bass without reduced sound quality, the Kenwood KFC-W2512 hits a home run every time.

  • 10" Single 4 Ohm KFC Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 1000 watts
    • RMS: 300 watts
  • Polypropylene cone woofer
  • Urethane foam surround
  • Super linear spider design
  • 2-Layer voice coil design
  • Double stacked magnet creates a powerful linear motor with increased excursion
  • Frequency response: 37-300 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 83 dB
  • 1-year Sonic Electronix warranty

Product History:

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(previous model, replaced by Kenwood KFC-W2513PS)
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(previous model, replaced by Kenwood KFC-W2512)
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(previous model, replaced by Kenwood KFC-W2511)

Subwoofer Specifications

Subwoofer Series
Each subwoofer manufactured is part of a series. This is the name of the subwoofer's series.
Subwoofer Size
Refers to the diameter of the subwoofer, measured in inches.
10"
Peak Power Handling
Peak power handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle during a brief musical burst. The RMS power range figure is a much more reliable rating for determining the speaker's power requirements. The Peak power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
1000 watts
RMS Power Handling
The RMS power is the amount of power the speaker requires to operate safely and properly. RMS Power Handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle on a continuous basis. We recommend powering your speakers or subwoofer with 80%-120% of its recommended RMS rating. The RMS power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
300 watts
Voice Coil(s)
Dual voice coil subs have more wiring flexibility than single voice coils subs; however, single voice coil subwoofers provide easier hookup options for wiring multiple subwoofers in parallel or series. You may also run a dual voice coil (DVC) sub in parallel, series, or combination. A quad voice coil has four voice coils and is equal to two dual voice coil subwoofers as far as wiring goes.
Single
Impedance (Per Voice Coil)
The load value (in ohms) that the speakers present to the amplifier per voice coil - the amount of resistance to the current flow. This is a key specification as subs wired in parallel or low impedances can create problems with your amplifier and potentially void all warranties. We encourage you to ask our support department prior to purchase if you do not understand which impedance level will suit your application best.
4 ohms
Voice Coil Diameter
Diameter of voice coil, usually measured in inches.
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
37 - 300 Hz
Sensitivity
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
 
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
83 dB
Xmax (millimeters)
Typically measured in millimeters, the Xmax value is the measure of a speaker cone's maximum excursion in one direction while maintaining a linear behavior.
12.9 mm
Subwoofer Design
This is the design of the subwoofer or the opening of the subwoofer enclosure. Each design has it's own benefits, whether it is a square, circle, or oval.

Round/Circle: This is the typical and common subwoofer design. They have a round cone and are a circle in design.

Square: These woofers are able to achieve a greater cone area in a smaller space. Because of the greater surface area, some square subwoofers will be louder than a round subwoofer of the same size.

Round / Circle
Main Cone Color
This is the color of the speaker's or subwoofer's cone.
Dark Gray
Woofer Composition
Lightweight woofer cone materials are essential for efficient operation. Poly cones produce exceptional sound and are sturdy against various changes in temperature. Paper cones are very efficient, and when treated for moisture resistance, will perform at a high level. Poly refers to polypropylene, which is thermoplastic or fibers that are polymers of propylene. IMPP refers to injection molded polypropylene, a commonly used process and material in speakers.
Polypropylene
Woofer Surround
A speakers surround is part of the suspension system. The surround protects the cone and prevents it from being displaced as it flexes out from the basket. It is usually made of a durable material like treated foam or rubber in order to withstand the strenuous job of producing bass frequencies.
Urethane
Magnet Structure
Defines the overall structure of the subwoofers magnet.
Subwoofer Grille
Most subwoofers are able to accommodate a universal grille; however, some subs include a grille and others have a specific, optional grille available for purchase separately. If "yes", then the subwoofer includes a grille. If "optional (sold separately)" the matching grille will need to be purchased in addition to the sub.
No
Re-Cone Kit Available
Some higher end subwoofers have replaceable cone assemblies. In case of a blown woofer, a recone kit allows for a simple replacement, as opposed to purchasing an entire new subwoofer.
No

Recommended Enclosure Specifications

Recommended Enclosure Type
This is the recommended type of enclosure that the subwoofer should be installed into. Some subwoofers are specially designed for particular enclosures.

Sealed: These enclosures completely enclose the air inside the box. These boxes produce a tight bass.

Ported/Vented: These enclosures have a slot of air to escape from the box. The result is a sound that has more "boom".

Bandpass: These are a combination of both sealed and ported enclosures. They can be very efficient, but require tuning for the best response.

Ported / Vented
Sealed
Minimum Sealed Box Volume
This value indicates the minimum sealed box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
0.6 cubic feet
Optimum Sealed Box Volume
This value indicates the ideal sealed box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
Maximum Sealed Box Volume
This value indicates the maximum sealed box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
1.5 cubic feet
Minimum Ported Box Volume
This value indicates the minimum ported box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
.75 cubic feet
Optimum Ported Box Volume
This value indicates the ideal ported box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
Maximum Ported Box Volume
This value indicates the maximum ported box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
1.75 cubic feet
Top-Mount Depth
The depth when installed on top of the mounting surface. Measured from the bottom of the speaker's magnet to the bottom of the mounting holes on the rim of the speaker.
5-5/16"
Cutout Diameter
The actual diameter of the hole you will need to cut out if you are creating a new mounting location for this speaker, or if you are mounting a subwoofer in a box.
9-3/16"
Shallow Mount Installation
This means that the subwoofer/speaker is designed to be installed in areas that do not have a lot of space. Shallow mount subwoofers are typically found under a seat or behind the seat in some trucks.

Shallow mount speakers will typically have a mounting depth of 2" or less, while shallow mount subwoofers will typically have a mounting depth of 3" or less.

No

Electromechanical Parameters

Free-Air Resonance (Fs)
The free-air resonance frequency of the subwoofer, measured in Hz. At this frequency the weight of the moving parts is perfectly balanced with the subwoofers suspension system.
Equivalent Compliance (Vas)
This is the amount of air that has the same stiffness as the subwoofers suspension. The greater the rating, the lower the stiffness and larger recommended enclosure. It is measured in Liters.
Total Speaker Q Value (Qts)
This is the subwoofers relative damping (Q) at the resonance frequency (Fs), including all dimensionless losses. Essentially, a high Qts value (closer to 1.0) means the subwoofer is great for sealed enclosures and a low Qts value (closer to 0) means the woofer is great in vented enclosures. A Qts of around 0.45 means the woofer will work decently in either enclosure type.
Electrical Q Value (Qes)
The subwoofers relative damping (Q) at the resonance frequency (Fs), including electrical losses. Also called the mechanical damping of the subwoofer. The unitless measurement usually varies from 0.5 10.
Electrical Resistance of Voice Coil (Re)
Amount of DC resistance of the subwoofer when measured with an ohm meter. Typically, this will read less than the impedance rating of the subwoofer.
Mechanical Q Value (Qms)
This is the subwoofers relative damping (Q) at the resonance frequency (Fs), including mechanical losses. Also called the mechanical damping of the subwoofer. This unitless measurement usually varies from 0.5 10.
Efficiency Bandwidth Product (EBP)
This number represents the trade off between having an efficient woofer and one with a wide bandwidth. To calculate this number, take the Fs and divide it by the Qes. If the number is below 50, the woofer is designed for a sealed enclosure only. If it's between 50-100 it can be used in either. Lastly, if it's greater than 100 it's designed for vented enclosures.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
58%
4 Star
32%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
5%
1 Star
5%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.2
Value
4.4
Features
4.1
Design
4.5
Usability
4.7
kid

sanford nc

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great speaker

June 18, 2011

Does a good job!! great bass! good price too!

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Paul

Tewksbury, MA

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caution...

June 2, 2011

This sub is a SINGLE 4 ohm voicecoil so be careful when purchasing a single one of these and an amplifier. However if you purchase two they can wired down to 2 ohms (prefered) and almost all mono amps can easily run at 2 ohms. other than that great quality subwoofer

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Funkman

Cincinnati, OH

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Great sound - durability issues

May 31, 2011

I bought these as part of a package for my Son for Christmas and they installed easy, sounded great but one blew within 3 months. We weren't pushing a lot of power at the time, they just seem to be for people who want great sound quality at lower volumes. I wouldn't buy them again.

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Manchild

Lp FL

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Great Sub

May 23, 2011

When i saw this i was skeptical and i read reviews and the majority of em were good so i went ahead and ordered it and some matching speakers for mids and highs and i was very impressed. My gf had a lanzar before i got her this and this one sound soo clean on every note. good price and fast shipping from SE.

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John

Citrus Heights, CA

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Great product for the price!

May 12, 2011

I originally wanted the Pioneer TS-W253R sub since my deck is a Pioneer DP6000 and my amp is a Pioneer Pioneer GM-3300T to keep it all the same brand (for no apparent reason really..) but the one I wanted was out of stock so I got this sub instead. I'm very pleased with the performance, it sounds great in my hatchback. I have the gain just under the normal setting on the amp and wow, its a nice clean sound and hits decently hard. The box I ordered from Sonic had a little chip on one side probably happened during shipping but a little super glue made it look un-blemished. Thanks Sonic, I will be a return customer for sure on my next project.

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cow man

New Jersey

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Awesome!

May 5, 2011

I bought these subs as my first subs that I have ever had. I'm only running 125 RMS into each one (I have 2) and they bump pretty good. I'm getting a 2 channel 250 RMS amp when I get more money but I already the amp I'm using right now (yes I know they subs are being underpowered but they still bump). My friends have 2 12 inch subs with double the RMS mine have and I still hit harder. Recommend these to anybody.

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Stripes

Harvest, Alabama

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Great sound for the price

February 9, 2011

I got one of these from a friend after he upgraded his system. even hooked up to a low-end VR3 amp, it sounds GREAT! Very little distortion unless I turn the stereo all the way up, but I haven't set the gain on the amp yet. For a smaller sub it really pushes the bass. (in a sealed box playing electronic music)

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shawn

Fresno, CA

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Good for bass response

January 2, 2011

Dont listen to the other peoples reviews. I have been around car audio forever. I have been affiliated with Auto Sound Lab and they say that these subs have excellent bass response and hit hard for a ten inch woofer. The only thing that i had problems with were the voice coils. I ripped them on the center coil. This was due to not letting the subs break in before high volumes. 500 watts rms is a perfect power limit.

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BEARLOCSTARR

bakersfield

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they where alright

December 30, 2010

i like them they are ok i mean i did get the 10 not the 12s i like them they are ok but they not too deep on the base

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Xhadow

San Francisco, CA

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Great Thump

November 8, 2010

Exceptional sound quality for the price in comparison to other major brand name.

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Dylan

Livingston, MT

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good

October 9, 2010

i bought 2 of these, they sound good when tuned right, i got them hooked up to just above 600W rms through a ssl 1500w mono amp. there are a lot louder sounding subs out there but for the price, i was shocked. the only weird thing is, is one broke in more than the other one did, so it hits the backing plate before the other sub is so i have to turn it down just for the one. but overall great product and i would recommend these to anyone wanting a good deal

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Zippy

Canada

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Awesome sub

September 22, 2010

this sub is awesome. hits hard very clear. had no problems setting it up. i recommend this to anyone looking for a cheap but good quality system.

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Marky Mark

New York

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Good Value

September 22, 2010

Great sub for the price. The carbon fiber look is great. Kenwood has been around for years. Very reliable product as I expected. I recommend.

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parx13

Northridge, CA

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Great amp! great buy!

September 2, 2010

It's a great amp installation was easy and so far I haven had any problems with it. It's the cheapest deal online but it wouldn't been nice to be a little cheaper in price. But over all it's worth it!

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Matt

Elgin,SC

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great sub

August 27, 2010

this sub is great! it hits hard and doesn't have a lot of distortion. nice clean bass.

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Spuds

luxemburg, WI

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Very surprised

August 16, 2010

I actually got 2 of these subs in a trade. They're in a sealed box and I currently have them hooked up to a 1200 watt Sony xplode 2-channel amp. They pound pretty hard and are very clear. They hit the highs well as well as the deep lows. I would suggest these to anyone whose on a budget. They also sound pretty good inverted and look really cool.

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MIKIE BAILEY

MINERAL BLUFF, GA.

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THUMP IN MY TRUNK!!!

March 21, 2010

SONIC ROCKS! FAST DELIVERY, EXCELLENT WEBSITE, AND MORE PRODUCT PICTURES THAN ANY OTHER WEBSITE! THESE SUBS ARE IN A 2003 SATURN ION IN A 0.85 CUBIC FOOT BANDPASS BOX. I HAVE A ALPINE CDE-103BT HEAD UNIT, LANZAR VIBE 286 AMP, KENWOOD KFC-W2512 SUBS, BOSS 3.5 FARAD CAPACITOR, LEGACY LXR4 CROSSOVER, WITH HITRON WIRING. THEY HIT VERY HARD, PLAY FOR HOURS, AND ARE GETTING PURE 300 WATTS RMS. MY FRIEND WHO IS "KICKER THIS, AND KICKER THAT" HAS $2,000.00 IN HIS CAR. I HAVE $640.00 DOLLARS EVEN. NOW, WE ALL KNOW WHOSE SYSTEM SOUNDS A LITTLE BETTER. BUT FOR $1,360 CHEAPER, THAT LITTLE DIFFERENCE ISN'T EVEN NOTICED! NO CONS, ALL PRO'S !!!!!

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Brandon

Vermillion, SD

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Ick

March 27, 2011

Very weak speakers. Bought through a package deal on this site. One speaker blew out within a month at normal volume levels. They are not very loud speakers nor can they handle much power at all. They bottom out very easily making a lovely metallic twang. If you are looking for something to fill in some of the lows in your music these would work. If your looking for something to POUND in your car then avoid these. You will break them.

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jason waggone

salt lake city' utah

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awesome sub for the price

March 3, 2011

I have 4 of these and 1 JL Audio w3 15" and it hits hard. Get four of these and you should out bump almost any 2 12's. Still have not found a system that comes close

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Accessory Tools and Products

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25 ft. of Streetwires 12 Gauge Speaker Cable

You'll need speaker wire to hook up that new subwoofer!

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Belva 23 ft. of 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

Ultra-flexible PVC blended jacket for easy installation.

Your Price $14.99

20 Square Feet of Sound Dampening Material

NVX Sound dampening is thicker than competitors, eliminates rattles and gives you bigger bass!

Your Price $59.99

Dynamat Sound Dampening Trunk Kit

Did you know sound dampening will reduce those annoying rattles and even increase your SPL?

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Stinger Sound Dampening Trunk Kit

Stinger's Roadkill sound dampening series is sure to kill unwanted road noise and rattles! Enough sound dampening for your whole trunk!

Your Price $69.99

12 oz. Can of Adhesive Spray

Spray adhesive used for adhering carpet to subwoofer boxes without bubbles.

Your Price $6.99

Spring Post Terminal Cup

Makes adding a spring post terminal to an enclosure simple! Banana clip ready!

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40" x 15 Ft Piece of Premium Un-Backed Automotive Trim Carpet

Durable design for long life-span, available in many colors and shades.

Your Price $39.99

Gold Plated Dual Terminal Banana Plug Connector

Enables an expandable, secure connection accepting up to 8 gauge wire.

Your Price $1.99

Car Stereo and Speaker Installation Tool Kit

Includes Test Light, Crimp/Splice Tool, Multi-bit Screwdriver and more.

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Xscorpion 9-Piece Nylon Plastic Pry and Chisel Tool Set

Easily removes dash/trims, door clips, panels and pins, rubber grommets and vehicle emblems.

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Cordless Multi-Functional Heat Tool Soldering Iron Kit

Continuous working lock allows you to work without holding down trigger.

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4 Ft of 1/4" Thick Black Heat Shrink Tubing

Provides abrasion resistance and added protection for your cables.

Your Price $3.99

2" Universal, Professional Heavy Duty Roller for Sound Damping/Dampening

Universal rubber roller to make it easy to install sound dampening.

Your Price $7.99

1mm All Purpose Solder

Solder is all purpose for use on most projects where solder is needed.

Your Price $8.99

Universal 10" Subwoofer Grille

Keep your subwoofer safe from accidental damages with this amazing grill.

Your Price $13.99

10" Protective Waffle Subwoofer Grille

Keep your subwoofer looking amazing while keeping it safe.

Your Price $4.99

Impedance Meter / Signal Generator

Easy to locate tuning frequencies of passive radiators and ported enclosures

Your Price $299.99

1 Kenwood KFC-W2512 Subwoofer

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

2 Kenwood KFC-W2512 Subwoofers

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp

4 Channel Amp - Bridged

3 Kenwood KFC-W2512 Subwoofers

4 Channel Amp

4 Kenwood KFC-W2512 Subwoofers

Mono Amp

Mono Amp - Option 1

2 Channel Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

4 Channel Amp

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

KFC-W2512

UPC

019048183002

Weight

12.00lbs

Internal SKU

kfcw2512

Internal Product ID

19486

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 KFC-W2512