Kenwood KGC-6042A

1/2 DIN Size 9-Band or 11-Band Equalizer


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  • 1/2 DIN Size 9-Band or 11-Band Equalizer
  • 9 bands frequency equalization
  • 2 bands parametric frequency equalization
  • Front/Rear seperate equalization
  • Sub woofer output
  • 1-year warranty

Equalizer Specifications

Type of Equalizer
This determines the way the equalizer processes the signal from the source unit. A parametric equalizer allows to you adjust the center point of the frequency band you are adjusting as well the bandwidth which can be narrowed or widened. A graphic equalizer has fixed frequency bands and bandwidth and only the frequency bands can be adjusted. A digital equalizer uses a software program to tune your system.
A graphic equalizer typically has more adjustable bands and is less expensive, whereas a parametric will have fewer bands but offer a greater level of control and provide more tuning options. Digital equalizers will tune your system with the most detail and precision but require a computer and are typically a little higher in price.
Equalizer Bands
The number of graphic or parametric equalizer bands the receiver has. The better the EQ, the more likely you will be able to "tweak" your sounds to your desire.
11 band
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.

Built-in Bass Reconstruction
Bass reconstructors, or bass enhancers, improve low frequency reproduction in a car audio system with at least one subwoofer. These bass expander products will help your subs produce accurate bass thumps.
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.
Total Number of Inputs
This is the total number of input connections that go into the unit.
Total Number of Outputs
This is the total number of output connections that the unit will produce.

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Warranty and Return Policy

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

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Dayton, OH


March 15, 2007

My friend had this in his Dodge Shadow was pretty nice and sounded good too.The thing that i didn't like was the sliders were to small and to close together so it was hard to adjust while driving.I opted for the kgc-9042 which was digital and liked it much better.

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Upstate NY

Simply the best

October 7, 2009

I'm running this with a Kenwood DNX9140 which has 5 volt pre outs and unlike the other reviewer I have had no problems at all.
It sounds great and adds a lot of punch and detail to my 1800 watt rms system.
Simply the best.
Too bad it's discontinued.

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wailuku, HI

great features, long lasting eq

July 14, 2009

this a great eq. i had it for about 10 years, and i finally changed it because i wanted a change of a system not cause it's broken. its a very solid eq. it has so much control over your system, so all you system tweeker people this is the eq for you. the only thing i didn't like about this eq is that it only accepts 2v preouts, but i've been running 4v and 5v preout decks (preimer and arsenol decks). Back in the day this eq was $250. this is a good buy!

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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.

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1/2 DIN Size 9-Band or 11-Band Equalizer


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