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Kenwood KAC-7252

1000 watts, 2-Channel Amplifier with Bass Remote

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  • 1000 Watt 2-Channel Bridgeable Amplifier
  • Wired Bass Remote with Frequency Control Included
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 170 watts x 2 chan. @ 4 ohms
    • 250 watts x 2 chan. @ 2 ohms
    • 500 watts x 1 chan. @ 4 ohms (Bridged)
  • Power MOSFET Switching Power Supply
  • Variable High-Pass Filter: 50 - 200 Hz
  • Variable Low-Pass Filter: 50 - 200 Hz
  • Adjustable Input Sensitivity: 200mV - 5V / 15W - 40W
  • Variacle Bass Boost on Remote: 0 - 18 dB @ 40 - 100 Hz
  • Line Output
  • Gold Plated Power and Speaker Terminal
  • High and Low-Lever Input
  • Tri-Mode Operation
  • Cooling Fan
  • Red Illuminated Power Indicator
  • Mono or Stereo Operation
  • Mounting Screws Included
  • Dimensions: 15" L x 11-5/16" W x 2-3/8" H
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Power Specifications - Full Range Channels

RMS Power @ 4 ohms

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

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

170 watts x 2 channels
RMS Power @ 2 ohms

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

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

250 watts x 2 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 speakers or subwoofers equals 1 ohm, 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.

Not Stable
Bridged RMS Power

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

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

500 watts x 1 channels
Peak Power Output
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.

1000 watts

Amplifier Specifications

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

500 watts
Minimum Impedance Unbridged
The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is not bridged.
2 ohms
Minimum Impedance Bridged
The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is bridged.
4 ohms
THD at Rated RMS Power
The amount of change in harmonic content of the signal as it is amplified. A lower figure indicates less change and a more accurate amp. THD below 0.10% is inaudible.
0.08%
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
High-Pass Crossover Frequency
The high-pass crossover frequency can be a fixed crossover point or a variable crossover range. A variable high-pass crossover allows you to select a specific crossover point which allows frequencies above the set crossover point to pass, while making frequencies below 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
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.
100 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.
Yes
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.
40A

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
Not warranted
Labor Warranty Duration
Not warranted
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
73%
4 Star
27%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.7
Value
4.8
Features
4.9
Design
4.7
Usability
4.6

Cody

West Columbia, TX

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NICE

March 3, 2007

Man this amp is great I was a little worried about buying this one because I didnt know anything about kenwood but it turned out to be really good it pushes my 07 kickers really well. very good amp

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Robert

marlton, NJ

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lots of power

March 3, 2007

i bought this amp and at first not knowing how to bridge thought it wasnt a good amp but once i bridged my subs and found the hiddin setting under the face plate i found that the amp puts out more then anough power to make my 2 sony explode subs bump more then the neighbors like.

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Eric

Phoenix, AZ

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fun

March 1, 2007

i have had this amp for about a year. i have had no problems at all. i have them hooked up to two boston acoustic g210's and they pound like no other!! the bass remote makes it easier to control the sound which is real nice. i live in phx and it gets hot, so hot that the amp turns itself off when it gets too hot, even though it has a fan. im cool with it cuz it saves my amp from frying!! so ... goodjob kenwood!

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adam

wake forest, NC

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Nice amp great price

October 29, 2006

This is a really great amp. Ive gt one about a month ago and it senmd plenty of power to my 2 audiobahn subs. I used to hav a sony amp with them and this new amp makes them pund harder than i thought they could.If u are looking for a nice amp at a low price i would suggest this amp to anyone.

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Brady

San Bernardino, CA

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Honest power from Kenwood

April 24, 2006

The sound from this amp is very good. It doesn't seem to color the music and exhibits very good control over cone movement of the speakers. transients are clean and effortless. This amp IS CEA-2006 compliant which means to us consumers that when you supply the amp with 14.4 volts it puts out an honest RMS wattage! I have this amp hooked up to my surrounds, high passed at 70 htz. My speakers are high quality audiophile and the highs are clean light and transparent, the mids are warm and natural, and the midbass is very "tight" and controled. I listen to a variety of music from Eminem, DRE, and Bass Mekanic, to Sade.

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Mike

Worland, WY

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BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK

April 14, 2006

One word "amazing". I have had this for about a month now. Its nice, very nice. The fan helps keep things chill'd out. I would recomend this for anyone that has a bit of a budget but wants alot of power out of their amp. 500 watts bridged at 4ohms, what more could you want for under 175.00. And its great for a nice truck box amp because it can push those 12s right in back of you pretty nicely, bass remote is a nice touch. Dont be scared if it gets way toasty either, its ok, just as long as the fan is blowing out hot air and you know the fan is running its all good. Wake up your neighbors! Buy this amp.

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Aneal

Brooklyn, NY

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great!

April 13, 2006

I ordered this amp with a 10" bazooka tube. My first impressions were wow. I am satisfied with this amp so far. No problems yet. I would definitley recommend this one.

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Kyle

Schoolcraft, MI

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Great amp

February 28, 2006

This is a very nice 2/1 channel amp. I ran it to two Audiobahn 12" subs and was amazed at the sound. This amp is very durable and has cool features like the internal fan and bass control knob. Amp is recommended.

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Simon

Palmhurst, TX

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Delivers lots of power!

January 26, 2006

i bought this amp about 8 months ago after owning a visonik amp, and it was a huge difference.This amp hits hard, the only thing that concerned me was that it gets really hot it dosent look like the cooling fan does alot, but it still does really good just try to keep it cool.

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sheila

Wake Forest, NC

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great amp

November 23, 2005

this amp is the best. ive had one rockford foxgate hx2 hooked up to it for like a month and it blew so i wold recomend useing 2 subs with this amp cz itll fry the voice coil.

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david

liverpool, NY

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Great deal

November 18, 2005

Im running this amp to power 300 RMS to 2 12" pioneer subs and it only gets warm with bass testers over long periods of time...great power and the bass boost knob works great. Plenty of power and a great deal with the amp kit!

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Walter

Mamaroneck, NY

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nice

November 18, 2005

this amp is niccceeee...works really nice with my L5..recommend to n e one..warms up a lil after like half hr

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Jason

Old Lyme, CT

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Good clean power

November 11, 2005

I put this in my friends truck to power a Rockford P3 in a bandpass and it sounds great. More then enough power for the sub and it really pounds. The fan really helps it stay cool.

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william

roanoe, VA

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kenwood amp

July 5, 2005

this amp really pushes hard bass. i got a sony xplod 12 in sub and ill wake the neighbors

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Chris

Chico, CA

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Great Amp

June 14, 2005

This amp feeds my L7 500 watts RMS at 4 Ohms! It slams my trunk with more than enough bass for me and my neighbors like 1/2 mile away.

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Accessory Tools and Products

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NVX XIV25 V-Series 2-Channel RCA Cable

16.4 ft 2-Channel RCA Audio Interconnect Cable with Twisted Pair Construction

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NVX XIX25 X-Series Interconnect Cable

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25 ft. of True 16 Gauge 100% Copper EnvyFlex Speaker Cable/Wire

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12 Gauge 7 Meter (23 Ft) Speaker Wire (CCA)

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

KAC-7252

Weight

12.00lbs

Internal SKU

kac7252

Internal Product ID

4333

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-7252