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Kenwood KAC-9105D

900W RMS Class D Monoblock Performance Series Amplifier

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Kenwood KAC-9105D

KAC Car Amplifiers

Certified Output and Reliable Efficiency

High powered subwoofer applications tend to generate plenty of heat to the amplifier powering them. Music can only be enjoyed when an amplifier is on, and when an amplifier reaches high temperatures it will usually shut off to protect it from damage. The Kenwood KAC-9105D has built-in self-activating fans to protect from high temperatures so your system can play longer without having forced intermissions. That means even under stressful conditions, the built in fans will aid the heatsink to effectively cool the amplifier.

With an impressive output rating of 500 watts RMS x 1 Channel at 4 Ohms, and 900 watts RMS x 1 Channel at 2 Ohms, this amplifier is CEA-2006 compliant so all wattage specifications are true to industry standard. The Kenwood KAC-9104D also has the Capability for a 1-Ohm load to achieve over 900 watts RMS! Combined with their total efficiency and high power output, the Kenwood KAC-9105D is the perfect option for any compatible subwoofer application!


General Features:

  • Performance Series Class D Monoblock Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 500 watts x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 900 watts x 1 chan.
    • 1 ohm: >900 watts x 1 chan.
  • Max power output: 1800 watts x 1 chan.
  • Digital amplifier technology
  • Dual mono driver ready
  • MOSFET power supply
  • LED power indicator
  • Tuned Bass EQ (0-18 dB bass boost at 40 Hz)
  • Stackable operation capable
  • Phase inverter (0°,180°)
  • Speaker-level inputs with signal sensing for automatic turn-on
  • Preamp RCA outputs
  • Line output terminals for extension
  • Short circuit, DC offset, overload, and thermal protection circuitry
  • Aluminum die cast heat sink
  • Built-in cooling fan
  • Gold-plated RCA level inputs
  • Gold-plated screw terminals
  • Variable low-pass filter (50-200 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • Single side exposure terminals for multi-installation
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Frequency response: 5-200 Hz
  • Dimensions: 13-3/4"L x 2-5/16"H x 9-3/8"D
  • 4-gauge power and ground leads recommended. Contact us for information regarding a discount on a select amplifier kit when purchased together.
  • 1-year Sonic Electronix warranty

Product History:

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(previous model, replaced by Kenwood KAC-9106D)
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(previous model, replaced by Kenwood KAC-9105D)
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(previous model, replaced by Kenwood KAC-9104D)
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(previous model, replaced by Kenwood KAC-9103D)

Power Specifications - Subwoofer Channel

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 speaker(s) or subwoofer(s) 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. The 5th channel on these particular amplifiers are usually dedicated for driving subwoofers.
500 watts x 1 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 speaker(s) or subwoofer(s) 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. The 5th channel on these particular amplifiers are usually dedicated for driving subwoofers.
900 watts x 1 channels
RMS Power @ 1 ohm
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 speaker(s) or subwoofer(s) equals 1 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. The 5th channel on these particular amplifiers are usually dedicated for driving subwoofers.
>900 watts x 1 channels

Power Specifications - Full Range Channels

Peak Power @ 4 ohms
This form of power rating refers to the maximum amount of power an electronic device can handle or output in an instant without damage occurring. Often times this maximum is achieved during a brief musical burst, such as a drum accent, or low bass hit.

Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal to consumers. The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison. However, some manufacture's do not provide an RMS figure and therefore one cannot be advertised.

Peak Power @ 2 ohms
This form of power rating refers to the maximum amount of power an electronic device can handle or output in an instant without damage occurring. Often times this maximum is achieved during a brief musical burst, such as a drum accent, or low bass hit.

Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal to consumers. The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison. However, some manufacture's do not provide an RMS figure and therefore one cannot be advertised.

Peak Power @ 1 ohm
This form of power rating refers to the maximum amount of power an electronic device can handle or output in an instant without damage occurring. Often times this maximum is achieved during a brief musical burst, such as a drum accent, or low bass hit.

Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal to consumers. The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison. However, some manufacture's do not provide an RMS figure and therefore one cannot be advertised.

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.

Power Specifications - Subwoofer Channel

Peak Power @ 4 ohm
This form of power rating refers to the maximum amount of power an electronic device can handle or output in an instant without damage occurring. Often times this maximum is achieved during a brief musical burst, such as a drum accent, or low bass hit.

Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal to consumers. The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison. However, some manufacture's do not provide an RMS figure and therefore one cannot be advertised.

Peak Power @ 2 ohms
This form of power rating refers to the maximum amount of power an electronic device can handle or output in an instant without damage occurring. Often times this maximum is achieved during a brief musical burst, such as a drum accent, or low bass hit.

Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal to consumers. The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison. However, some manufacture's do not provide an RMS figure and therefore one cannot be advertised.

Peak Power @ 1 ohm
This form of power rating refers to the maximum amount of power an electronic device can handle or output in an instant without damage occurring. Often times this maximum is achieved during a brief musical burst, such as a drum accent, or low bass hit.

Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal to consumers. The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison. However, some manufacture's do not provide an RMS figure and therefore one cannot be advertised.

Amplifier Specifications

Amplifier Series
This designates the series of the amplifier. Many amps are available in a litany of different wattage and channel configurations, but maintain consistent features throughout the product line.
Performance (Kenwood)
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.

D
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.
1 - Mono
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.

1800 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.

900 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.
4 AWG
Minimum Impedance Unbridged
The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is not bridged.
1 ohms
Minimum Impedance Bridged
The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is bridged.
Not Bridgeable
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.
0.8%
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
Preamp Outputs
Many amplifiers are equipped with RCA preamp outputs which pass the original music signal from the source to additional amplifiers. This is known as daisy chaining because the source connects to the first amp, and the first amp connects to the second amp, etc. The advantage to daisy chaining is you only need one 2-channel RCA cable to transfer the signal from the head-unit to the amplifier, and then one additional cable for each amp being daisy chained.
1 pair
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.

50 - 200 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.
75 dB
Bass Boost
The objective of the bass boost is to get more kick out of your subwoofer. It is a circuit that emphasizes the lower frequencies at a given point. The bass boost should always be set first before setting the gain. This feature is known for destroying subwoofers and is commonly used incorrectly, so be cautious.
0 - 18 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
Fan Cooled
A great feature to have if an amp generates a large amount of heat. Cooling fans can help regulate the temperature to prevent the amp from overheating (burning).
Yes
Fuse Rating
The amperage and the number of fuse(s) an amp requires.
30A x 2 
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

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
74%
4 Star
15%
3 Star
8%
2 Star
2%
1 Star
3%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.4
Value
4.7
Features
4.3
Design
4.6
Usability
4.6
Jose

Jerome, ID

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Awesome product

February 20, 2014

It really hits hard and works perfect. I recommend for subs 700 watts rms or higher

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john

ocala, FL

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December 10, 2010

This sounds as good as it gets I have this amp hooked up with 2 Pioneer 2 ohm dual coil subs that are 3000 watts each and it pumps out the sound just hook them up positive to negitive on each sub and then one sub positive and the other nagitive and then coming out of your amp one positive and the other negitive do not hook them up like there two seperate speakers hook them up in series they are loud as ****

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john

yellowsprings, oh

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October 1, 2013

worked good i would buy another one have three in my truck

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Thad

Canyon, TX

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pounds

November 23, 2010

Sounds great running 2 Kicker CVR's, turned up it will make your head hurt, doesn't drain alot from car electrical system, just wish the control dials were under the removable plate instead of on the side with the connections

Just a note tho, running at 2ohm load this thing gets pretty warm after 45 minutes to an hour, make sure it has ventilation

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Diesel

Toppenish,WA

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Kenwood Enthusiast

April 4, 2011

I have owned this amp for almost a year now and have had no problems with it. I have it pushing 2 Kenwood 12" KFC-3011s at 4ohms and this thing is a BEAST! I have owned a few other amps, but nothing like this one, it has the same power as any other amp in its category at a lower price. I also own a Kenwood KAC-8404 4-channel that is pushing 2 Kenwood 6x9s in the rear and 2 Kenwood 6x8s in the front doors and its pure Sound Quality all the way around. Definitely recommend this amp for anyone looking to build a beginner to intermediate system.

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Richter

Englewood, Ohio

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This amp is a knock out!

September 18, 2013

This amp is another one of kenwoods best. I have it powering one 12' alpine type R at 950 watts RMS @ 2ohms. This amp is one of the best i have owned so far (4 years) and I can see my self using it on many more sub builds. I wasnt big into kenwood until I plugged this amp in but man I am a fan now!

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jowel

phoenix azure

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A lot of boom for your buck

March 3, 2013

I have two of these pushing two Fosgate 12in. P2 2ohm woofers. Also a kinetic power cell. These amps hit hard. Take a minute to tune it and it will pound. Clean loud bass no distortion no clipping no issues what so ever. Need a bass amp don't want to spend $$$$$$ get one or even two of these.

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Hawk17

Tennessee

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Good Amp

October 25, 2012

Really great amp, i had it hooked up to 2 Sony 12s. And they pounded my little cobalt. But my friend had the same amp hooked up to 2 15 mofos, and it was stupid loud. I've read a few reviews that said they over heated bad and stuff, but that never happened to me.

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Joe

Burton, MI

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Great Amp

January 11, 2012

This amp is very powerfull, but at the same time makes clean, clear bass. I am running this with 2 15" kicker comp subwoofers at 4ohms and if tuned properly will pound hard.

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Boos

Sayville, NY

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Great Amp!!

January 6, 2011

This is one of the best amps I have ever owned. I have had this amp for over 6 months now. It has been running at 1ohm pushing its maximum power out for all of those months. I have not had any problems with it. This is for daily driving to so it has a lot of time running. I would highly recommend this amplifier!

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Steve

ny

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Will never buy again!!!!

February 23, 2014

i bought this amp as my first amp, and it lasted about 9 months before something burnt out or got raddled loose inside the amp. It stopped working and randomly while driving the bass would turn on for a couple seconds and would turn back off. so i bought another one of this amps sense it was good for powering my 2 12 inch p3s rated at 500 watts rms. And the exact same thing happened with my new amp after only 2 months of owning it! I was terribly disappointed with this. i will never buy another kenwood amp again!!!!!!

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Jones94

Niagara Falls, NY

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Worth the money, won't find a better amp for price

November 14, 2013

Needed a better amp was running a little 350 with two 12" kenwoods.

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Donovan

COLUMBIA, SC

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Awesome

August 2, 2013

I have never been disappointed with a Kenwood product. Greatly improved sound

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smitty

grand rapids, MI

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Do not buy

July 28, 2013

Blew two of these in two months, does not put out rated. power shuts off goes into protect mode all the time

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Anthony

Denver, CO

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Great Value

August 27, 2012

Friend had gotten amp from quality auto sounds and I looked it up and found it here at a Fraction of the price and couldn't pass up on it. So far no issues (6 months later) and love the value for it.

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hornyhemi

mt vernon indiana

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Good amp bang for buck

August 23, 2012

Haven't had aany problems no volume faid like I've read and i have no cap. Hasn't missed a beat yet in 6 months. People who complain about it not having two fans. Well there's a reason. It doesn't need it. Besides one fan is loud enough when its under your passenger seat.

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Anand

Bakersfield, CA

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Best Amp for price and power

August 17, 2012

This amp set for 500w rms at 4ohms (2 x 8ohms parallel) on two PowerBass XL-12D 600w max 300w, shakes the car and produces clear and accurate bass response. It has a great set of features such as cooling fans and being a class D; and it is CEA-2006 Compliant.

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Chevelle0107

Buxton, ND

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Great Amp!

August 8, 2012

I got this amp six months ago and have been nothing but happy with it. I am using it currently to power a 12" Kicker L7 which peaks at 1500 watts so this amp is more than enough to handle the sub. I would suggest this amp to anyone looking for a good, reliable amp. The only problem I ran into with it was that I had to get a new wiring kit when I got it because the set up I had wasn't able to provide enough power to the amp to keep it going. Other than that it has been well worth the buy and I am more than pleased with the decision I made six months ago.

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Freddy

Canada

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Awesome Amp & Buying Another One!!!

July 30, 2012

Love the amp! Pushes my dual 12" MTX subwoofers with ease and still have plenty of room to play with, definitately recommend it! Buying another one soon for my gf's car!

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Tyy,Tyy

monahans,tx

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Amazing product!!

July 17, 2012

This amp is worth every penny spent! It pushed my 2 10" Kicker Solo Barics like a champ! I recommend this amp highly to everyone looking for power! And its got two built-in fans to help cool!

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Shawn

barboursville, WV

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Simply amazing

June 15, 2012

This amp is the single greatest amp for the cost. I crank out all 1800 watts to my two 15" kickers and it hits amazingly hard.

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JOSE

SAN JUAN, PR

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powerfull great soud

June 1, 2012

It is the perfect size and its got a powerfull sound.

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NIN B

Lacenter, WA

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May 28, 2012

I recommend this product because its a great amp and puts out all the power it says. Just make sure it works before tearing up the box it came in.

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mandeep

Canada

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good

May 28, 2012

It is a good product. I heard about it cutting out but does not on mine. It draws lots of current, i have an accord 105 amp alternator 0 gauge wire all over and 800 watts rms 2 jackhammer 12 inch at 2 ohm but still make my lights dim when bass hits. Please note 0 gauge does not fit in as reviewed by other and it has 90 amp fuse. Highly recommend the product, makes the subs pound hard!!!!

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Eriberto

Ontario, CA

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Kenwood KAC-9105D

April 8, 2012

I have had this amp for 6 months now, its great.

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NIN

HHHHHHH

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THIS AMP SURPRISED ME

February 26, 2012

Other than the chinsy termanls this amp is honestly good, I would recomend this amp to anybody who wants about 700-900 rms, great amp, last long, has great sq.

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Lance

Saunemin, IL

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Nice amp

January 17, 2012

I used this on a compition sub and it works great never letting me down.

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andrew

Randolph, MA

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great amp and great price

January 6, 2012

I have 1 of these amps pushing 2 Kenwood KFC-W3013PS 12" Single 4 ohm Performance subs and they hit hard. The price is good. Too bad i didnt know about Sonic until after i got this amp because i got mine at b*st b*y for 300$. This is a great price.

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Everedee

Red Wing, MN

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way powerful at 2 ohms

October 22, 2011

I have this amp with a 10" alpine type x, and this amp seemed almost too powerful; until I figured out that you have to match the input sensitivity with your deck. I've had this setup for a month now and it sounds better everyday, I can turn up the gain higher now that the sub is broken in. The amp has never cut out and the fans keep it nice and cool. Great amp for the money. Just remember to match your input sensitivity from your deck to your amp.

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Greg

Nottingham

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So so amp

August 8, 2011

I had this amp wired to two ohms driving two kfc w3012s. It banged decently but it had problems with cutting out on low or powerful notes when it was really turned up. I replaced it with a kicker zx750.1 and wow the kicker has so much more power with the gain and bass boost not even half way up then the kenwood could get maxed out. I actually blew out one of my subs with the kicker. Save your money and go with the kicker.

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Jeffrey

Silver Spring, MD

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Great amp for a great price

June 27, 2011

I bought this amp to put with my 1100w RMS Audiobahn sub, after the 1000w amp I had started overheating. Within 2 weeks, I blew out the sub (which should have been able to handle it). Afterwards, I bought 2 Polk audio subs to go with this amp, and haven't looked back. This is a very powerful amp that shakes everything in the car. Not for those with sensitive ears. Great amp, and cheap too. Will recommend to anyone who wants a loud system in their car

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rob

tx

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good buy

March 9, 2011

I have had this amp for about 6 months and it is a very good amp I got this amp hooked up to a JL W6 and let me tell u this amp has plenty of power to push lookin to upgrade to the eXcelon Kenwood to power to W6. But this amp is a really good amp.

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Sam

Iowa

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Kenwood 1800 watt

March 2, 2011

Would recommend for a lot of different subs. i run 2 type r 12's at 4 ohms and works good. I also know someone who runs 4 12" kenwoods @ 2 ohms each so each are getting 750watts with no problem. Make sure ground is good and if you arent 100% on install let a professional do it. It may cost around $75 but is worth it to have the warrreny through sonic and the installer

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Ry

Jackson, MI

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Great amp for price

December 19, 2010

Bang for your buck and i ran at 1 ohm no problem for a few hours straight but i mostly run it at 4ohms for the safety of the amp. and it does true power!

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Shawn

Breinigsville, PA

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When they say >900 rms they mean it

December 11, 2010

This amp is awesome. you can fine tune it to whatever sound you like if you want it to hit hard or lighter. best amp for the money

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Nate

Brookfield, WI

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This amp is sweet

December 8, 2010

Nice amp especially for the price. All 5 stars. Hooked up two Kenwood 12's to it and it sounds sooo clean. Would buy again

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BJ

prattville, AL

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great product and good value

December 6, 2010

This amp was what I needed plus some. would recommend to anyone looking for a good product at a good price. I also do a lot of stereo installs a recommend to my customers

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DJ

Indiana

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Fair for the price

September 30, 2010

I bought it for 200$ at the time, I guess the prices go up and down a lot on here. But it gives out about 400 watts at 13.8 which is a realistic car voltage. Not the 14.4 that's advertised. So if you want 300-400 watts, buy it. If you need 500+ go with something else.

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Beau

Colcord, OK

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decent amp, good value

August 1, 2010

This amp drives my two cvr tens pretty well. Sounds good and setting the gain is easy. But I have it wired at one ohm and it fades out every now and then. I don't know why but it gets a little bit annoying. It will be pounding and sounding really good one minute then the next it will be way quieter. Overall a pretty good value though.

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Zachary

ocala, FL

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Good amp

April 22, 2010

Have it wired down to 1 ohm on 2P312D4s. Sounds pretty dang loud. Cuts out every now and then because it pulls so much current. But if looking for a strong amp stick with rockford. Cant go wrong there. On the other hand this thing is pretty strong, as of right now. Subs still pull to much power from this amp even at 1 ohm. If short on money just wire to 1 ohm and sounds amazing. Dont know how long it will last at 1 ohm but will find out.

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Mike

Boise, Idaho

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best deal ive ever had

September 18, 2013

My mission in writing this review is to help someone pull the trigger on this amp. 900 watts at 2 ohm, I challenge someone to find this type of power for the money. This amp doesn't get too hot after ive been abusing it either. I used to have a radar detector mounted on my windshield but not anymore cause this amp slaps it down onto my lap and it wont stay up. When you open this amp up you will be amazed at the girth of this thing. Intake and outtake fans needed for my black car. Please don't be scared to buy this "cheap" amp and run it at 2 ohms!! I have it pushing only one 12" Rockford p3. Only one sub and its almost too loud. Don't spend a lot of money on two subs, no need. buy this amp and a 12" Rockford P3 and you will be happy and have plenty of overkill bass to spare. I have had multiple "bigger" systems and this setup sounds far better.

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Michael

Breezy Point, MN

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Great Bang for the Buck

September 5, 2013

I originally installed this amp in my 06 Civic with 1 Kenwood KFC-W3013PS subwoofer wired at 4 ohms for a 500 watt load. I had also bought a 1.4 cube single sealed sub box from Sonic. And of course a wiring kit – you can’t beat the prices here. This amp has a really cool feature that allows you to feed the signal straight from your other speakers with no need for a remote turn on wire. Perfect for an install like mine where I kept my factory head unit and didn’t have to figure out how to run a remote wire. It senses the signal coming from the speaker wires to turn itself on. Even though this pounded pretty loud, I soon decided to get the most out of the amp and buy another identical sub and a new double sealed box from Sonic. Now wired at a 2 ohm load for the full 900 Watts RMS. I was already running a capacitor but that wasn’t enough (Headlight dimming). Since my starting battery with that car was kind of weak (Honda seems to think a 400 CCA battery is appropriate for Minnesota winters) and I can’t find a more powerful one that fits in the engine compartment without modifying things, I bought 2 Kinetik HC1200 (1200 cranking amp each) batteries from Sonic. I replaced my starting battery with one (Just cut a board that I put on the battery tray for the battery to sit on and strapped it in) and put the other in the trunk with a fuse on both batteries. I also did the big 3. That solved the dimming headlights but if I really crank it on the right song I get some voltage drop so next step is buying a high output alternator. Meanwhile I figured out how to take my rear view mirror off because my windshield bounces with the bass and the mirror vibrates like a mofo. Normally if I listen at volume 30 (Car goes up to 40) I don’t get voltage drop, everything rattles, I can feel my hair move, it tickles my nose, It hurts my ears, and I can even feel it in my throat on some songs. I consider that pretty loud. I recently built a custom ported box for my truck that matches the specs for my sub perfectly and that sounds so much better and is louder than the sealed box I was using so my next step is going to be building a custom ported box for my 12’s in the Civic. That should add some volume. I’m writing this review (Sonic sent an email asking for such) even though I see this amp is out of stock. That’s a shame. Hopefully they will get more because this was an awesome purchase. I would recommend this amp to anyone who is looking to get a good bang for your buck.

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David

Canada

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Great Amplifier

August 24, 2013

Very satisfied, good product and excellent quality, would highly recommend !!!!

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Jesse

Kansas

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Cheap, good amp. Not for Longevity

July 11, 2013

I have owned this amplifier for over two years and have had mostly a good experience with it. The amp itself was fairly easy to wire in, performs quite well at high power(excluding battery limitations). Living in Kansas, you basically put everything in your car through hell in terms of temperature changes - the amp kept up like a champ... for a while. After changing cars and moving the amplifier, one of the internal circuit boards on the amplifier has failed and would cost in excess of $200 dollars to repair. The amplifier will switch in and out of protection mode(powering off the amp to preserve itself from other shorts in an audio system) and will not produce a sustainable power output. While I am disappointed with the end of this amplifier coming at an internal flaw, I have been satisfied with its performance.

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Matt

Peaster,Texas

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Glad I bought this Amp instead of a cheaper one!

July 3, 2013

Im not gonna say this is a good budget amp or "good for the price" because this amp is phenomonal. I am using a 12 inch pioneer 4 ohm and not suprised by the quality. Like the built in fan and the amp looks too cool to hide by the way. Just wish it came with the little bass boost knob thing.

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Luke

Albuquerque, NM

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solid amp

March 28, 2013

i purchased this amplifier after running through 2 soundstorm ev.4000's in a month. This amp not only sounds better, it has performed without any issues for the last two months. i am only running my 15" at 4 ohms and it shakes my entire car, i am very pleased with kenwood as a brand and will continue to buy their products, sonic electronix was great about replacing the garbage that i bought by mistake from s******.

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Jay

Flint mi

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Good amp for 8 months

March 26, 2013

I bought this amp in July 2011 and after about 8 months it stopped working. Sonic electronix replaced it no questions asked and now about 8 months after I got the new one it stopped working again

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Beat King

St. Francisville, LA

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Nothing But Power!

March 6, 2013

This amp is just what you are looking for if you want loud, powerful, clean, and clear bass. Kenwood is the way to go. I used to own the KAC-9102D series amp but some low life broke into my car and stole it. I really liked the way the amp performed so I decided to go back with Kenwood. My new amp is just what I was looking for, it doesn't shut off and stays cool no matter how loud I play my music. I have to say Kenwood is one of the few I will really put my money on because their products always leave you satisfied. This amp also has a great price on it for as much power as it puts out. I think I may end up putting another alternator on my car way sooner than I think lol.

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DAVER

SEAGOVILLE TEXAS

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DAVERACER

February 20, 2013

I have beat down 2 rokford 12" punch for 3 1/2 years everyday use, never failed never overheated the heat sinks on this amp are awesome!! My own fault with liquid on circuitry caused it to blow. It would prolly give me another 3-1/2 years. For the money you will not find anything comparable for quality longevity and shake your eyeball bass!! Bridged.. it will perform!!!

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Bryce

Pinehurst nc

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Kenwood amp

February 19, 2013

This kenwood amp had been one of my best buys yet. It give me what I need plus more. If you are really looking to maximum your subwoofer preformance this is the amp for you.

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Nick

romeoville, IL

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Perfect match!

February 5, 2013

This amp was suggested by sonics tech for the Rockford fosgate 2 12 inch enclosure w/speakers. WOW ! Awesome match ! Really sounds great ! Thanks sonic you guys really know your stuff. Great value also!

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Tybear ;)

St. George, UT

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Beast!!!

January 20, 2013

This amp is amazing, no matter how much I push it, it won't get too hot or break. it's very reliable, clean, and puts out a lot of power for the money. highly recommend, I love Kenwood amps, they're simple to use and I love the led's. I have two huge twelves hooked up to this amp, it exceeds.

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brian

redmond oregon

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very pleased

December 9, 2012

i bought 2 of these to power 2 T1D212 Rockford Fosgate power 12's, I also bought 1 kenwood Excelon X450-4 to power my Rockford Fosgate mids and tweets. I had them professionally installed and they work great, my subs pound !!! never over heated or cut out. Definitely would recommend these to anyone, also very affordable.

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josh

massachusetts

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to much cutting out

November 30, 2012

Great amp that pushes my subs just fine.... until you really start to turn it up and then it just starts to cut out. otherwise i would recommend, but its kinda just a waste of money if you really want to turn up your subs.

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Alex

Sacramento, CA

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Good amp for the price

November 29, 2012

This amp does exactly what it's supposed to for a good price, too. I recommend this amp to anyone who's on a budget

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j money

tulsa oklahoma

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this amp sucks

November 12, 2012

i bought it brand new only worked not even an hour this is a crap amp i took it to a car audio place said it couldnt handle my speaker and the true power for this amp was 200 watts

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Carl

Lafayette, IN

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Awesome Product.

October 23, 2012

This Amp is true power. Built in cooling fan keeps it running the way it should. Very satisfied with this amp.

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KillaKyle95

Michigan

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Great amp for a great price, Kenwood shines again

October 11, 2012

I love this amp, i have it pushing 2 type r 12's and a crossfire bmf 12, its running at 2 ohms and throwing ever so hard, i have ran it without the crossfire at 1 ohm, its very stable but even at 2 ohms with a 105A alternator, i still have good amounts of voltage drop, get a big 3 upgrade and you'll see this amp shine.

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Jason

Jacksonville

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Works perfect! Still!

October 10, 2012

Works great. Great price And have had zero issues. Will be back for my next purchase.

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Mother of 4

Lexington, South Carolina

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Kenwood amps rock

September 4, 2012

Having been through just about every manufacturer of amps on the market between my 4 teenage boys, I can honestly say that the Kenwood product is by far the best. They stay cool, work flawlessly, and are rock solid for the price point. Have installed in 4x4 rock climbing truck down to a lowered Acura Integra and they just keep on pushing out the power.

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Josh

McMinnville, TN

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Another great amp from Kenwood

July 23, 2012

I have this amp pushing two Kenwood KFC-XW1022D subs and they will beat your face in. Very durable.

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nathan

vienna, IL

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kenwood kac 9105d

June 21, 2012

I have this amp pushing two 10" Kicker cvr subwoofers and this amp provides very clean bass along with hitting hard!

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Primo

Denver Colorado

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its a decent amp most of the time

May 21, 2012

I've had this amp for almost two years now. Its powering 2 p2's currently hooked up at 2 ohms. I have 0 gauge to cap then 4 to the amp and wire under 4 gauge will melt withthis amp and youll be buying fuses left and right. THIS AMP IS NOT 1 OHM stable it will over heat in a matter of minutes. Never hooked it up at 4 ohms but at 2 ohms it will handle most songs no problem. From the meter on my cap, when it pulls 14 volts it cuts out on me. Definitely need 4 volt pre amp out to enjoy this amp. If your on a budget and dont care about occisianal cut off go for it, if you got the money to spend, spend it. I'm currently trying to decide to buy a second amp one for each sub or if i just want one sperate amp to replace this one. Thanks for all the reviews.

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Tyler

freehold, NJ

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Amazing!

May 20, 2012

I can say for sure that this little amp puts out as much power as it says it does. Sadly, since I bought this amp 6 months ago I got another sub and need about 800 more watts of amp. This one, however, seems to be powering both of them fine for now. It eats more than enough power from my battery off 0 gauge wiring and dims my headlights so much that I don't even need a strobe light! After 5 months of putting out it's max power, it's still going strong.

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Wayne

Point Pleasant Boro, NJ

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This Amp Rocks

March 7, 2012

Buying this amp with help from the Sonic team has made my car sound system second to none. Just incredible in everyway!!

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William

simpsonville, SC

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!!!!!BEAST!!!!!

February 19, 2012

I purchased this to run my to solobaric L5 10's which are 450rms each. Have it wired down to 1ohm and all i can say is wow gain at 25% no bass boost and i think my car is gonna fall apart. Can't turn it up, find myself dialing back the settings. have it paired this the jvc arsenal head unit for 5v preamp outputs this is just sick. Gonna cut back to 1 sub its just too much.

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Daniel

Miami, FL

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nice amp

February 1, 2012

This was my first amp and it did the job. I had two Pioneer subs that hit hard with the gain 75% up. Thanks Sonic!

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joseph

Sacramento, CA

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Really Nice Amp

January 26, 2012

Got this amp for christmas and a KAC 8405. Both are GREAT!! Have the 9105D running 2 12" Pioneer TS-W308D4 (4ohm DVC's) wired to 1 ohm. This amp is more than enough, I only have it half way turned up & it slaps!! For the price it would be really hard to find a better amp. Thanks SONIC!!!

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tevin

Longs, SC

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best amp so far

January 22, 2012

I had these hooked to two 15s kicker comps and they pounded really hard in my truck. I now have it hooked to two kicker 12s and they hit hard as well. I would recommend this to a friend any day.

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iceman

chicago il

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dddddddddaaaaaaaaaaaaaaammmmmmmmmm!!!!

December 19, 2011

I just got this kenwood amp. Been a fan forever, running two RE AUDIO dual 4s down to 1ohm. It's so loud! Ran it for more than 2hrs on my trip to Wisconsin from Chicago. Did not over heat, ran pretty steady. Each sub at rms holds 600 watts this amp is giving each 450 rms and its bumping like crazy. If you are kenwood fan... this is a must have.

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Maurice

Lorain, OH

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Excellent performance for the price!

December 14, 2011

The quality and performance of this amp is outstanding, being Kenwood of course!! I am a car audio buff with over 30 years of hands on experience, I used many different brands and always found Kenwood to be the best performer. I like to say Sonic Electronix is the top performer in this market!!

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Kenwood fan01

four oaks nc

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awesome AMP ....LOW price!!

December 1, 2011

I have 1 of these amps pushing 2 Kenwood KFC-W3013PS 12" Single 4 ohm Performance subs and they hit hard. My nose tickles from the bass! Haha it has cooling FANS which a lot of amps do NOT so that's a PRO for me. There are no cons. Definitely recommend this amp, its lots of power on a budget if you don't want Alpine, Rockford Fosgate, or Kicker etc.

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Tom J

Canada

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So good!

November 24, 2011

This amp delivers great power in intense conditions.

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Austin

jacksonville, FL

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excellent amp

November 4, 2011

I have three kenwood amps. This is the biggest one i have bought so far. I love them all. They have never over heated. Put out magnificent power.

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Robert

Finksburg, MD

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What an amazing Amp!

October 23, 2011

It looks great, and is fairly small compared to others in the 1500-2000w range. Don't let the size fool you though, it packs quite a punch. I have it wired down to 2 ohms @ 900w rms with two 12" 07 Kicker CVR's in a ported box and it pounds so hard. The rear spoiler and mirrors shake like you wouldn't believe (my right mirror is ready to fall off now). The fans and its design really help to keep it cool, it barely gets warm to the touch without any shutdowns due to overheating. (Even when running it on almost full blast for over an hour) I had recommended getting Hifonics before and still do, but for about the same price you can get a little extra power. I also have my system tuned with an SMD - DD1 (distortion detector) for max performance and sound quality.

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Leon

Shiprock, NM

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Kenwood AMP

July 25, 2011

This is a good amp. but gets a little hot... but its kenwood so i give it a thumbs up.

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MuddaFacca

Madison, WI

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Perfectra

July 15, 2011

Recommend. but not with a Kenwood KFC-3012. I had one running from this and fried it. Recommended with JL Audio 12W3V3-4. Banging system.

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Denny

Kutztown, PA

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great for the money

March 22, 2011

Am i happy with the amp as far as what i wanted? heck yes. the amp does what it says if you know how to read real power ratings. everyone fulled by the 1800 watts. it runs watever rms u have it hooked up to equal to ohms.... its like looking at a sony explode amp and thinking your getting 1200 watts ahahhahaha... anyways this amp is great. had it a few months. doesnt overheat, cutout, or cause problems. love it

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stephen

Cedar Rapids, IA

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1800

March 4, 2011

Very powerful, works great

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Oh snap

macungie Pa

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Great!

November 2, 2010

Got one 10 inch and it pounds. Worth the $

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orphic

norfolk

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Fantastic amp but please be mindful, it's not 1800 watts!

September 22, 2010

Purchased this for a pair of Pioneer TS-W308D4s.
After hooking it all up the subs began cutting out at a 1ohm load. Tried everything and long story short after bringing in a buddy stereo installer he found the amp is NOT 1800 watts. No fault to anyone but Kenwood because you have to dig through their website to find that you need to daisy chain two of these to accomplish the 1800 watts they claim. It's simple due to the design of the amp but I still felt somewhat mislead. The design, function, ease of use is all top notch but please be mindful that you're actually purchasing one heck of a 900w amp. However, not a 1800w device.

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Dj

Rockwall, TX

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very good product

August 16, 2010

This product is well worth the money. I've had it for six months now and i use it everyday on my way to school and it works as if it were brand new .I have it hooked up to a cvx 15 and it picks it up very nice the sub sounds amazing. I definitely recommend this product.

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K17

Allentown, PA

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great amp

August 8, 2010

this is a great amp! It gives all the power it says and it has a cooling fan inside so it doesn't get as hot as other amps.

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thad

amarillo, tx

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great amp

August 2, 2010

got this for $202 from sonic, pushing 2 12" kicker cvrs in a sealed box at 2ohm, sounds great, only complaint is not about the amp its that I was cheap and used speaker level inputs tapping from my rear deck and they apparently don't run at very high voltage because I have to have the gain up all the way to get a good signal, problem will be fixed when I put in a new Kenwood head unit with 4volt RCA outs

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Bhanu

Columbus, OH

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Awesome!! product

June 4, 2010

I use this to drive my Polk Audio MM1040 in a sealed box. It is my first Kenwood buy and I am glad I did. Clean, powerful amplifier with passive cooling.

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Tricky

LaGrange, GA

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Best Amp For The Money

January 18, 2014

I have this amp running 3 10 inch subs at 275 watts each rms wired to 2 ohms and it hitting very hard at only about 25% turn up on the gain. I have owned this amp since last February and it performs like its still brand new no problems at all.

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Toplait

Deepwater, MO

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Excellent

October 28, 2013

Excellent Product. Thanks Sonic.

Puts out plenty of juice to power my two 10's...

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Eddie

Chocago Illinois

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Kenwood kac9105 d

September 17, 2013

Nice little amp sounds really good with my mtx subs pounds great really feel the bass. Only problem it goes into protection mode only after 15 minutes of having them on. Not sure but I may have them wired incorrectly.

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Matt

Oshkosh, WI

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Best amp I've ever owned

August 9, 2013

I have a single Pioneer 10" running off of this at 800w and it's awesome! The sub is mediocre, but this amp pushes it perfectly.
I also drive a convertible and have the amp sitting in the back seat, fully exposed to the sun when it's 100 degrees outside. Needless to say this thing has never even shut off on me! Very satisfied with this amp :)

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Stickin' to local

perrysburg, oh

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Great for a month

February 19, 2013

Purchased Kenwood amp and Pioneer comp. series subs. System worked fine for a month. Sound became "muffled" and would cut out at highter volumes. I had system professionally installed and went to a second company to find out what happened to original power it had for the first month. They say it sounds "good" but it's just not the same! Beware of buying off internet if you have problems with equipment! Price savings isn't worth it if it doesn't work!

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Donte

Lafayette, LA

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This a GREAT amp. Exceptional bang for your buck!!

August 29, 2012

I am EXTREMELY impressed with this amplifier. Lots of reviews state it ISN'T 1 ohm stable. Well guys, they're completely WRONG. My friend is running his Kenwoods off of this and I am running my RF P2 12's off of this, both of us running each setup at 1 ohm. With the 4 gauge wiring kit, I can turn this amp up to about .3 input sensitivity on the amp, and it holds up to everything I throw at it. Slams the hell outta my car, crazy windshield flex with a SEALED box. Highly recommend this product and will most definitely buy more Kenwood amps in the future!

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T-Rex

Denver, Colorado

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SICK GEAR FOR A GREAT PRICE!!!

August 14, 2012

At first, i was skeptical because of the low price. But when the product arrived to my house i opened it up and it was in the original box, ready to go. i installed it and it totally kicks ass. Would totally recommend to any other buyer.

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Trapp

longs s.c.

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GOOOD AMP TILL NOW

August 12, 2012

I had this amp hooked up to all different subs till 8 months later now its going into protection mode when i turn the volume up 50% but it has clean and clear bass overall so its worth the money had 15s, 10s, and 12s hooked up to it but not all at the same time and it bangs

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Jason

Canada

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Powerful

July 31, 2012

For the money this amp is awesome. I have it running one rockford t1215 (15") sub @ 1 ohm and it has never cut out or shut off even when my sup is slappin. The built in fan keeps it from getting too hot

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J.D

Australia

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Great value

July 29, 2012

Definitely recommended. Well worth the price compared to instore products. Big savings. Excellent quality.

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Eddie

Centertown, KY

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Perfection

July 24, 2011

This is a wonderful amplifier that delivers an excessive amount of power and remains cool in doing so. I have it pushing 2 old Audiobahns, and soon to be 2 Fosgate Punch Level 2 12s.
I have a Kenwood In-Dash as well. I am a huge fan of Kenwood's Amplifiers, Head-Units, and of course their Equalizers but as far as their Subs and Speakers go, meh, not too big on them. I'd go with Kicker or Rockford Fosgate for my Subs if I have the bucks to spend but if Im strap for cash Audiobahn has some nice subs for a cheap price.

Anyways I love the Dual Mono Driver this amplifier has, this way I can hook my 2 12s up seperately, yet this amp is still a mono amp. Just with to places for you to hook speakers. Makes it a bit more simple. Glad it has Pre-Outs, really convienient for when I plan to add a Kenwood Amp for my 6x9s.

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junior

Beaverton, OR

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ok i guess

July 8, 2011

i bought this amp i installed it in my caddy with two 12 in kicker cvrs dual 4 ohms and its ok but not what expected not enough bang i exchanged it for a cheap brand amp and this kenwood is way behind i had to replace my ported box after 3 weeks of the upgrade and my subs are still kickin hard

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Rock0star7

oklahoma city, OK

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Awsome.?!

June 17, 2011

My first sound system.
This amp is great just keeps going into protect way to much.

I have two 12' Rockford Fosgate P3's D412 subs.
I have them hooked up parallel. 4 ohms to 1 ohms diagram.
But I cuts of and stops working.
I have 4 gauge kit Rockford Fosgate.

I would like some help you guys.

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Jon

Freeport, New York

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This amp is great!

June 13, 2011

I have this amp powering my 2 old a** Audiobahn ALUM10N subs. I'm going to upgrade to a type R soon but for now this amp makes these 10s wake up. They are 6 ohm subs but I wired them both to run at about 1.5 ohms which is weird but thats as normal as they can get. But this amp is a beast. I can play it all day long with no problems. Only thing is it draws A LOT of current. So to all of you reviewers that say its loud at one point and gets quiet while playing at high volumes you need to upgrade your electrical system. This amp only cuts down for me as I watch my voltage meter in my dash drop steadily and my lights dim down. Order yourself a kinetik hc and all your cutting down problems will be solved. I love the cooling fans on this amp and never had an overheating problem. It is definitely a good buy for the price and I do recommend it.

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chris

barnhart, MO

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great amp

June 4, 2011

This amp is very good it pushed 2 10 inch shallow mount Sony explodes and a 12 inch Kicker CVT like nothing and worked great on my friends 2 12 inch type Rs

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laura

pittsburgh, pa

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great price!

May 16, 2011

A great amp at a great cost and i've had no problems. totally worth it!

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Anthony

Medford, MN

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very nice

April 28, 2011

bought this amp to replace my original amp i had hooked up to my 2 12" kenwood subs. the subs hit before but once i hooked this one up they came alive. i could not believe how much better these sounded. i was so happy i bought this. and u will too!

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Thaxton

kenton, ohio

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Great amp!!!!!

February 23, 2011

I have been using this amp for 7-8 months now and no complaints. I am running it bridged to a set of Kicker L5 Solobarics. Built in fans do a great job of keeping it cool. If you want the most bang for your buck this is definitly the amp you need. A++++

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Joe

Rockford, IL

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Very nice, very powerful amp

December 1, 2010

I bought this amp a number of months after buying my Kenwood KFC-3012 subwoofers (12" 400w per)
The sound improvement from my old amp to this one was unbelievable! Definitely a very powerful amp at 2 ohms, I can run it aaaaalllll daaaay looong and it will never get hot, it never shuts off and it always makes my trunk lid rattle :)
My only regret is that I paid $300 for it at a retail store instead of shopping online first =(
I would recommend this amp to anyone who is going to run it at 2ohms and need around 800-1000w of power. VERY nice buy for the price

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Jason

Oak Hills, CA

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Awesome Amp

October 18, 2010

This amp has been excellent. It pumps plenty of power to my Kicker L5. Great quality, and a great value i would, and have recommended this amp to my friends

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Red

Greenwood, MS

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Big bang for the bucks!

September 10, 2010

This amp is truly underrated. The cooling fans, design and the power of this amp makes it worth every penny. Hands down. I love it!

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ky Kid

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Best bang for your buck

May 9, 2010

After researching for awhile, I spoke with a Customer Service Rep about purchasing a system. Justin recommended buying this amp, so I went with it. Im glad he talked me into it, cause its perfect. It gives me more than enough bass, and I have to keep the bass knob turned down on min, just to think straight. Great product, and it looks great too.

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pete

crystal lake

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Amazing

March 1, 2010

I used to have the 9014d but wanted to try the new one and the thing is amazing. Very small and compact and has lots of power running two type r 12s with about 900 watts rms and they slam...good job kenwood

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Corey

Hutto, TX

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Great!

February 9, 2014

Pushes my kicker comp at like a champ! No cons! Never gets hot. If I'm pushing it hard it might get luke warm. Looks great!!

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Adam

st louis, MO

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Kenwood Amps are worth every penny

December 11, 2013

They may cost a little more than your other amps but will deliver more clean power without turning the gain all the way up like most amps to get the power you want. Best value in name brand amps

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SwagMuffin

Zimbabwe

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Kenwood KAC

November 17, 2013

Easy install, More than enough watts to bump your subs, cheap for its power

LED are nice

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ghostrider

yellowsprings, oh

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great amp

September 9, 2013

I have 2 square subs and this amp pounds ! I hit a 147db on 4 gauge wire I bought 3 9105d amps. pound on bass heads

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Ron

Cleveland, OH

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Great Amp! Great Price!

September 6, 2013

I have this pushing a single Re Audio SXX 10 DVC 4 Ohm currently wired down to 2 ohms in a 1.3 cube ported box. Previously, I had a Hitron HPA2000.1 amp pushing the sub also wired at 2 ohms. I had the settings on the old amp turned almost all the way up and with this kenwood amp, all settings turned all the way down, it hit harder than that old amp. Spend a few extra dollars and make sure you get a CEA compliant amp, such as this one. I am still tuning it, but just the single 10 turned up 40% on the stereo, my rearview mirror looks like it is about to fall off my 2011 Ford Escape. Already set off 2 car alarms today. I wish kenwood made a 2000 watt rms @ 1 ohm version of this amp because I will soon add a 2nd 10. I will do a 2nd review in a few months to let you know how the amp is doing, but so far so good!

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Cummer

MIlford, IA

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Good amp!! when it works:(

November 30, 2011

I bought the kenwood 1800 watt D class mono block for 2 (two) 10" Alpine type Rs and it made them bump hard as a mofo for like 1 week and then instead of the amp protection system blowing the fused when it get to hot or wrong power amount, the thing sparked and started on fire in my trunk. But if u get one that works properly its a very good amp. Best ive heard besides the alpine amps. If u dont want this kenwood go Hifonics. Great amps best bump for your buck

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Jesse

Canada

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WOWOWOWOW

June 16, 2014

This Amp is awesome. nothing but power and no issues whatsoever
The fan keeps it cool for long trips and big bass. Have all the wiring on one side of it is great to make the install looking clean!!

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Cody

CT

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Cuts out, can't handle deeper bass

November 14, 2011

This amp at first was a decent amp with good quality, i hooked it up to my 2 12" mtx jackhammers and let me tell you, this system hit very hard. At 2 ohms impendence, the jackhammers can handle about 800 watts rms and this ken wood amp is rated at 900 watts x 1 channel @ 2 ohms. When i play a song that thumps and has either constant bass or deep bass the amp cuts out and it almost seems like it can't keep up with my subs. I read reviews on it and this kind of amp is NOTORIOUS for cutting out. Garbage. waiting for my Hifonics HFi2000D to ship.

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bryan

miami

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the amp is ok

February 9, 2011

i recomend these amp to anyone thats on a budget if your not dont buy it it heats up fast and after a hour is so hot the quality drops by so much ima keep it 100% with you people ive owned quite an amount of amps but nothing compares to JL AUDIO - Alpine super clean as well

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Product Summary

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KAC-9105D

UPC

019048186416

Weight

9.00lbs

Internal SKU

kac9105d

Internal Product ID

22574

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-9105D