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Kenwood KAC-5001PS

500W RMS Class D 1-Channel Monoblock Performance Series Car Power Amplifier

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General Features:

  • Performance Series Monoblock Digital Class-D Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 300 watts x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 500 watts x 1 chan.
  • Max power output: 1000 watts x 1 chan.
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Pulse Width Modulated MOSFET power supply
  • LED power (green) and protect (red) indicators
  • Digital amplifier technology
  • Soft start turn-on
  • Mono channel operation
  • 3-way protection circuitry (thermal, overload, and speaker short protection)
  • Heavy duty cast aluminum alloy heat-sink
  • Input sensitivity: 200mV-5V
  • Variable low-pass filter: 50 - 200 Hz
  • Variable Bass Boost: 0 to +18 dB bass boost
  • Fuse Rating: 30A x 2
  • 4 - 8 gauge power and ground wiring is recommended for installation. Contact us for information regarding a discount on select amplifier kits from our website when purchased together with this amplifier. Click Here for our contact information.
  • Dimensions: 9-7/16"W x 7-9/16"L x 2-3/16"H
  • 1-year Sonic Electronix Warranty

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.
300 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.
500 watts x 1 channels

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.

1000 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.

500 watts
Maximum Input Gauge Size
This is the largest gauge wire that will fit into the power and ground terminals of this device. The lower the gauge number, the thicker the wire is. For example, a 4 gauge wire is thicker than an 8 gauge wire and thus has higher current carrying capacity. Always do your best to get this size wire to reduce the risk of damage to your components.
Any Gauge with use of Spade Terminal AWG
Minimum Impedance Unbridged
The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is not bridged.
2 ohms
Minimum Impedance Bridged
The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is bridged.
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.
1%
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.
No
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.
No
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.
83 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).
No
Fuse Rating
The amperage and the number of fuse(s) an amp requires.
30A x 2 
Strappable
Some amplifiers can be "strapped" together in order to increase the output of a single audio channel. These amplifiers feature RCA preamp outputs, allowing you to pass the signal directly from one amp to the other to ensure consistency.
No
CEA-2006 Compliant
Amplifiers that have been tested to meet specific standards. When a car amplifier meets these standards, you can be sure that it will be able to produce the amount of power specified by the official CEA-2006 rating. Usually, these rating consist of the following items:
  • RMS Power
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio

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

Yes

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
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4 Star
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3 Star
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1 Star
3%

Average Attribution Rating

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4.8
Al Green

Ponca Oklahoma

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Great Amp

August 13, 2014

So far this amp has been great, it is powering my 2 10' Kenwood Excelon subwoofers great and with plenty of power to spare. It is reliable and small for its power output. Easy installation.

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Blake

Loganville, Ga

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Great Amp!

June 13, 2014

This is amp is the best value for the money. It pushes 2 Kicker Comp 12s with ease. They hit really hard.

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Christina

Wayne, MI

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Small but powerful amp!

October 23, 2014

I would absolutely recommend buying this amp. I replaced a boss amp with the Kenwood amp and the difference was unbelievable! This amp is small but believe me when I say it's powerful. Unlike the boss amp the Kenwood amp has true ratings. You can push it hard and it does not get hot, completely cool to the touch.

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Michael

Bremerton, WA

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Great for the price

August 18, 2014

Works great useing this to drive a dvc 10 inch sub. Its just right

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Mike

Delaware, Ohio

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WOW

September 12, 2014

First I would like to say I would recommend this to anyone, Also sonic electronix has great prices and fast shipping. The Kenwood KAC-5001PS
is a great amp and really makes my subwoofer move.

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Adam

New Albany, IN

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Good Amp for the Money

August 19, 2014

Added the amp to a Kicker 2ohm sub and it woorks great. Not a bad buy for the money

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Mike

San Francisco, CA

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Good Value - Nice Unit

January 3, 2014

This is a great beginner one channel amp. It drives my 1000w subwoofer easily with great sound quality. Does not draw much power and stays extremely cool. Three simple controls adjust sound. Easy to install - do it yourself by watching videos, etc. Don't waste money having it done at an installer!

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Shawn

Canada

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Powerful

April 21, 2014

I have this amp hooked up to a alpine type S 10" rated at 500rms and this amp sure makes the sub work! Playing at max volume with heavy consistent bass at the most I have noticed it gets a little warm but nothing to be worried about! I would definitely buy this again!

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Kevin

Lake Stevens, WA

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Great amp

November 5, 2013

I have this amp running one RE Audio SEX10D4 wired at 2 ohm. It hits nice and hard. The sound is clear and deep.

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christopher

fredricksburg, TX

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Nice Amp.

November 8, 2014

This is a good amp. As to the name: top of the line. Kenwood has always offered great products and that is still the case.

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Gary

Lakebay, Wash

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Nice Amp

August 19, 2013

Installed this amp in my HHR Panel and it really kicks out the bass well. I was worried that it might even punch out my back window. I've owned Kenwood amps in the past and this amp is no disappointment!

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Brian

Fayetteville, AR

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Powerful Little Amp

February 23, 2015

I have this amp pushing a Polk DB840 sub. This amp sure makes the sub perform.

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Philip

Mandeville, LA

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Great value, Kenwood durability

August 28, 2014

Small footprint, fairly low profile, end plates help to cover and dress up the wires but remove quickly and easily with an allen wrench. If you're looking for bass but not trying to wake up the whole block, this is a great amp for a reasonably sized single sub (and trust me, wired to 2 ohm it's plenty of power to get loud.)

If I have one gripe, it would be the lack of a subsonic filter, but in this price range that's quite a rarity.

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Ken

Grants Pass, OR

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Great Amp!

October 27, 2013

This is an excellent little amp! Have this powering 2 Kenwood KFC-W2513PS 10" subs at 2Ohms and it sounds fantastic. Perfect match. The subs are in .70 ft^3 enclosures.

My only complaint would be the lack of a bass boost knob, but so far it sounds great set at 1/2 on the amp.

I love the small size and clean look of the amp also. It's very easy to tuck away under or behind a seat. I highly recommend this little beast of an amp, especially at this price.

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dkeproductions

Sacramento

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May 2, 2014

Still going strong and I did in fact buy another for another sub. This thing sure does make stuff vibrate in my truck. :D

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dkeproductions

Sacramento, CA

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Good match - wanna buy another one and sub

January 16, 2014

One problem I had with my former setup was that I was using Road Gear amps aka Walmart brand amps. One 250 watt to power my Rockford Fosgate 12 inch 4 DVC Prime shallow mount sub and an 80 watt to power my Rockford Fosgate Prime 6x9s. Now I was hearing distortion even at low volumes on my 6x9s, not good. Furthermore, my sub amp went into protect mode as i was playing very loudly my bass music. I was due for an upgrade so I bought this Kenwood amp here and shifted my amps around. Now mind you my sub is rated 250 RMS which I have wired in a 2 ohm configuration and the amp is rated at 500 RMS @ 2 ohms as well. OH MY GOD does it sound beautiful with the addition of my recently bought Clarion EQS746 and boy did I learn something about underpowering your drivers. If you underpower you run the risk of distortion the louder you get but if you overpower your drivers you have headroom just be sure not to set your input gains too high on the amp or you run the risk of driver failure.

The bump is arriving and forming and slowly reaching its way into my very soul.

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steve

Canada

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Great amp

November 30, 2013

installed this amp in a ford excape with a single Alpine E10. Full warm sound, plenty of bang, sounds great, good deal.

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isaac

Canada

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Great little amp!

November 10, 2013

I bought this amp to power my little 10" sub in my Mini Cooper. Doesn't get too hot and tucks away perfectly in one of the side tool pockets!

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Brahm

Walterboro, SC

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works amazing

February 14, 2015

I bought this about a month ago and it works amazing. it does overheat rarely but im running 3 10 inch subs. I wish the terminals were a little bigger because I run 4 gauge wire and cant fit but a quarter of it in it. that's my only complaint. IT SHUTS ITSELFF OFF WHEN IT GETS TOO MUCH POWER TO IT. BUT TURN THE VEHICLE OFF THEN BACK ON AND ITS BACK TO NORMAL.

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Jason

Thomasville, GA

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Slams!

May 23, 2014

This amp is so powerful for it's size. It slams a SRX 12 REAudio subwoofer with no issues in my challenger. I have it mounted in a custom box and the amp does not even get warm. Thanks Sonic

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Bowelly

Lumberton

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Great amp

September 30, 2013

This is a great little amp pushes a lot of power. Would buy again

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Christopher

Springfield, MO

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A Lot of Amp For The Money

September 2, 2014

This is a great amp for the money. I have this amp pushing 2 JL Audio 10WXv2 subs. It's nice and small so it mounts easily behind my rear seat in my F150 supercab.

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christopher

fredricksburg, TX

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Kenwood KAC-5001ps

October 30, 2014

I wanted an amp that was a well known brand known for top of the line quality and that is what I got. Not to mention that it offers true RMS power and simply will not over heat.

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Bob

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Great for the price!

November 28, 2013

Hooked this up to my 2 10 inch kickers and they sound and run great! Id recommend this to anyone as long as it is powerful enough for the speakers you are using. A little difficult to install but it wasn't too bad I'm not a pro by any means.

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Kim

Wantagh NY

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Great Amp!!

September 19, 2013

Great Amp. Clear crisp Bass! Have owned a lot of Kenwood amps and have to say for a sub amp this is one of the best I have ever had. Sound is clean, adjustments are sensitive and allow you to get that amp fine tuned perfect. Even though I added a Cap (all systems should have them) before I installed power draw was minimal. I would recommend you consider this amp.

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Andrew

Evansville,IN

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Great Product

April 17, 2015

Shipped on time and works great. Would suggest this to anyone looking for an amp

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Capricorndusty

Coulteeville illinois

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Buy this amp

June 1, 2015

This amp is definately worth it. I have it in 97 suburban with 2 kenwood kfc xw1200f in a sealed box and it slams. Dont get real hot either.

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Hunter

Canyon, TX

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Great Purchase!

August 26, 2015

Paired this with a !0" Kenwood KFC-XW100, 300 RMS watts at 4 ohms. Works flawlessly and sounds great! Kenwood is the only choice!

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Jada

Calhan, CO

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Amazing!

July 11, 2016

I love my Kenwood KAC-5001PS. It's amazing. I like the way I can easily attached it to my homemade ported box. I would totally buy Kenwood Amps forever. Although I did not get the warranty Sonic Electronix have awesome warranties for great prices!

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Ryland

Mustang, OK

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Pretty good amp

July 3, 2016

I bought this amplifier to power 2 JBL GT5-12 subwoofers at 2 ohms. I set the gain with a oscilloscope from 10 - 100Hz with no clipping. The amp does a great job at powering the subs, however at first I was running just a bit of bass boost, about +3db. It was really bumpin but past half volume I could smell the amp cooking. It never shutoff on me, but did get hot to the touch(around 55C - 60C). I imagine the temperature range on these max's out at around 80C~. Could be wrong.

In fairness, this is under my drivers seat on hot days(90F - 105F), but just something to keep in mind if you plan on running this at 2 ohms and not 4.

Oh yeah, this thing is little, which might be why it runs a bit hot under load. Its no bigger than the 250W amp that it replaced.

Overall im happy with it, definitely think it does close to rated power, nice build quality and heatsink, good price.

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Crazy

Grenada,MS.

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great product

April 5, 2016

jus bought my second Kenwood audio amp. Well worth it ,ive had lots of amps,never one with pre-amp and 2 fans,never gets hot or cuts off,cant turn gain up on alpine sub. Got to invest in Kicker sub,awesome amp if u like a real beating...............

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Rocker

Milwaukee, WI

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Little amp is impressive!

April 1, 2016

I was a bit apprehensive about the ability of this amp due to its ultra compact size. Well, it's true what they say, size isn't everything. This amp drives my DVC Rockford Fosgate P2 extremely well. I have it running at 2 ohm and it delivers without disappointment. It's not going to drive subs that will shatter windows or piss off people a mile away but it is perfect for a single sub system. Great amp, great price and an overall great value.

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Mr.Tlb

Columbia Sc

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Great amp!

March 15, 2016

I brought this amp as an upgrade from a nitro 1000 watt max amp, I thought I had some real bass until I heard this Kenwood. I had never owned a mono amp before, but the difference is unbelievable. The bass hits way harder and louder,from the outside of the car it's not that noticeable, but inside very big difference, it also turns a lot more heads then the nitro.I have noticed it getting pretty hot lately, but I think that's do to the weather changing, but it has never cut off on me, all in all great amp works fine for me so far.

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edward

woodbridge, VA

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January 11, 2016

Para ser un amplificador tan pequeño, han mantenido todo el poder de un amplificador clase D monofasico, a un precio super comodo que me provoca comprar otro y lo mas importante, es estable a 2 ohmios. Muy buena inversion

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Deshawn

Springfield, IL

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December 29, 2015

I am a loyal customer to Sonic Electronix and have made a few purchases in the past. I recently ordered the Kenwood KAC-5001PS and the amp fuse just keeps on blowing. I do not tune my amp high like other people and have my settings way lower than average people. I took my sound system to a professional shop and they look at my whole setup. Everything is working fine and hooked up properly but a fuse continues to blow whenever it wants. I am extremely annoyed and i do not know what happened with this product. I did not bother to return it and will just invest in another amp.

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kenwood is a reliable company
Tyler H on Sep 12, 2016
the best street amp features for the best price
I had a Memphis audio amp sr1.250 for 5 years that just gave out and this has all the same stuff like cooling fans safety on the electrical and bout the same price I think the kenwood will be better plus its more powerful also
Anthony G on Nov 10, 2015
Almost 100% positive reviews for this amp.
Kenwood does a really good job with their amplifiers.
Great power for the price.
Zane M on May 14, 2016
It was cheaper then the other websites
michael p on Nov 8, 2015
some sellers say the recommended wire for this amp is 8 gauge. is it safe to use 4 gauge wire on this amp?
marc b on Sep 4, 2014
Best Answer: If you are talking about power wire, it is indeed safe to use 4 AWG. Be sure to use True AWG OFC(Oxygen Free Copper) wire and use the same AWG or gauge wire for grounds and keep them grounds short.

If you are talking about speaker wire, True 12 AWG OFC wire is recommended.
Reply · Report · Jeff F on Sep 5, 2014
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I have a Kenwood KAC-5001PS amp. Will this run this sub well? I have three 10's now. 2 lanzar max and one Kenwood.
brahm G on May 12, 2015
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Kenwood KAC-5001PS
RE Audio SXX12D2
RE Audio SXX12D2
Best Answer: Hello Brahm,

You may want to resubmit your question, but elaborate a bit and be more clear. We aren't sure if you are implying that you wish to run four subwoofers on this or just the one detailed in the beginning of your question.

Assuming you just wish to know if that ONE amplifier will run that ONE subwoofer, NO. The subwoofer can be wired up to 4ohms or down to 1ohm. The amplifier CANNOT run at 1ohm and does not provide anywhere close to the 1000w RMS that the subwoofer wants @4ohms. You seek an amplifier providing ~1000w RMS @1ohm.
Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on May 13, 2015
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Since this amplifier does not have bass level regulator, does it mean it will be running in full power all the time?
Aziz A on Apr 28, 2015
Best Answer: This particular amplifier does have a gain control as well as a built in crossover. So no, the amp will not be running at full power all the time. I am running 2 10" Sony Xplod subs bridged down to 2ohms in a labrynth ported enclosure. They hit very hard with excellent range and little to no distortion.
Reply · Report · paul g on Apr 28, 2015
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Running 2 Kicker 10" Comp VR's single VC (4 ohm) what size speaker wire for a 15 ft run from amp to subs ?
A shopper on Feb 26, 2016
Best Answer: We're going to assume you are referring to a Kicker CVR104. Of which, will run well with a 12 gauge run of speaker wire.
Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Feb 26, 2016
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Will this match the Kicker CompR 12" DVC 4Ohm? I wanted to go with Kenwood KAC-9106D But I think 1000Rms at 2 ohms will fry the sub, is that true? Becasue I heard kicker compr 12 can handle way more than 800rms. Is there a chance if I buy the 9601d and turn the gain all the way down it will properly work until i get the seconds sub in far future? And also which wirink kit should I get with this amp? Links would be appreciated. Thank You!
Aziz A on Apr 21, 2015
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Kenwood KAC-5001PS
Kenwood KAC-9106D
Kenwood KAC-9106D
Best Answer: Hello Aziz,

The second can be properly ran. However, it has absolutely nothing to do with the driver being able to "handle way more". And it ESPECIALLY has nothing to do with turning "the gain all the way down" which we HIGHLY advise against. It all comes down to 1)Being responsible and 2)Making sure the system is tuned properly and built well. The most important part of the setup is the Signal you send the amplifier. If you sen the amplifier a dirty signal, its going to amplify a dirty signal, and That is going to destroy the driver , not the power. In addition, a clean Power Signal is going to be needed, which leads to the wiring kit; an OFC wiring kit is highly recommended .

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_40524_NVX-XKIT42.html
Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Apr 22, 2015
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What is the bandwidth, or the "Q" of the 40Hz boost?
Jason T on Dec 19, 2015
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

KAC-5001PS

UPC

019048201942

Weight

4.50lbs

Internal SKU

kac5001ps

Internal Product ID

69691

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-5001PS

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