Kenwood eXcelon XR-5S

1200W Max, Five Channel Digital Power Amplifier

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Kenwood eXcelon 5-Channel Car Amplifier • Class D • 80 watts x 4 chan. + 350 watts x 1 chan. @ 4 ohm • 80 watts x 4 chan. + 350 watts x 1 chan. @ 2 ohm • Bridgeable • Fan Cooled • Gold-Plated Contacts • CEA-2006 Compliant

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Kenwood eXcelon 5-Channel Car Amplifier • Class D • 80 watts x 4 chan. + 350 watts x 1 chan. @ 4 ohm • 80 watts x 4 chan. + 350 watts x 1 chan. @ 2 ohm • Bridgeable • Fan Cooled • Gold-Plated Contacts • CEA-2006 Compliant



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Compact, Class D Amplifier

The Kenwood eXcelon XR-5S digital amplifier is taking the car audio industry by storm with its revolutionary technology. The XR5s features on of the smallest chassis in its class, as well as one of the lightest. THe most impressive thing about this amp is the high output. Even with it's small size and lightweight design, it has the highest output ratings of other comparable amplifiers. With 80 watts to four channels and 350 watts to the fifth channel, the Kenwood XR-5S provides plenty of power for a complete car audio system. Whether the speakers are wired at 2 ohms or 4 ohms, the digital amplifier will produce the same power output to ensure that your components are receiving the same wattage. For those that want a full audio system in their car but do not want to have bulky amplifiers taking up precious space, the Kenwood eXcelon XR-5S is the perfect solution! As a authorized Kenwood dealer, Sonic Electronix offers the best customer service and warranty possible. Shop with confidence and upgrade the audio in your car!

  • Kenwood eXcelon 5-Channel Class D Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 80 watts x 4 chan. + 350 watts x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 80 watts x 4 chan. + 350 watts x 1 chan.
    • Bridged, 4 ohms: 160 watts x 2 chan. + 350 watts x 1 chan.
  • Max power output: 1200 watts
  • Power MOS-FET switching power supply
  • LED power, protect, and thermal indicators
  • Soft start turn-on
  • 5/3 or Mono channel operation
  • 3-Way System Protection circuitry (thermal, overload, and speaker short protection)
  • Heavy duty aluminum alloy heatsink for extreme heat dissipation
  • Fan cooling system keep the amp running cool, even after extended use
  • Removable top plate
  • Gold-plated RCA level inputs
  • Gold-plated screw terminals
  • Accepts up to 8 AWG speaker wire
  • Input sensitivity:
    • Low level: 0.2-5V
    • High level: 0.2-5V
    • Sub level: 0.2-5V
  • Variable high-pass filter (50-200 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
  • Variable low-pass filter (50-200 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz
  • Dimensions: 7-9/16"D x 9-1/4"W x 2-3/16"H
  • Weight: 6.1 lbs
  • 4-gauge power and ground wiring is required for installation. Contact us for information regarding a discount on select amplifier kits when purchased together with this amplifier.
  • 2-year Sonic Electronix warranty

Read more about the Kenwood eXcelon XR-5S in our blog!

Specifications & Details

Power Specifications - Full Range Channels
RMS Power @ 4 ohms
80 watts x 4 channel
RMS Power @ 2 ohms
80 watts x 4 channel
RMS Power @ 1 ohm
Not Stable
Bridged RMS Power
160 watts x 2 channel
Power Specifications - Subwoofer Channel
RMS Power @ 4 ohms
350 watts x 1 channel
RMS Power @ 2 ohms
350 watts x 1 channel
RMS Power @ 1 ohm
Not Stable
RMS Power @ .5 ohm
Power Specifications - Full Range Channels
Peak Power @ 4 ohms
Peak Power @ 2 ohms
Peak Power @ 1 ohm
Bridged Peak/Max Power
Power Specifications - Subwoofer Channel
Peak Power @ 4 ohm
Peak Power @ 2 ohms
Peak Power @ 1 ohm
Peak Power @ .5 ohm
Amplifier Specifications
Marine Certified
Amplifier Class
Number of Channels
Total Peak Power Output
1200 watts
Total RMS Power Output
670 watts
Maximum Input Gauge Size
Minimum Impedance Unbridged
2 ohms
Minimum Impedance Bridged
4 ohms
Frequency Response
THD at Rated RMS Power
Speaker Level Inputs
Preamp Outputs
Built-in Crossover
Low-Pass (LP)
High-Pass (HP)
High-Pass Crossover Frequency
50 - 200 Hz
Low-Pass Crossover Frequency
50 - 200 Hz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
102 dB
Remote bass/level controller
Fan Cooled
Fuse Rating
30A x 2 
Total Fuse Rating
CEA-2031 Compliant
Sonic Certified Amplifier
Amp Bluetooth Connectivity
Hi-Res Certified
Low-Level Input Sensitivity
High-Level Input Sensitivity
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Warranty and Return Policy
Parts Warranty Duration
2 years
Labor Warranty Duration
2 years
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

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Love/Hate relationship

I don't know whether to love this little amp, or hate it. The first one I got, (from another retailer, not Sonic) was DOA. After a battle with the other company to get it made up, I finally had to file a PP claim and get my money back. During this time I bought a Sony GTX-6040 (60wX4) at W*lMart just to have some tunes while I worked the replacement amp out with the crooks at the other place. I ordered the next one from sonic and they have always been 100% good to me. Even matched the lower price of the other place.

For a small amp, it's pretty powerful. If space is a definite concern, then by all means I recommend it. If you have plenty of space, I'd look at other amps. The one I have has a tendency to cut out and go (briefly) into protect mode when I have it cranked up. I don't know if this is a normal characteristic of this amp, or I got another defect. The gains are set less than half way and I'm running a Kenwood X995 HU. Because of this I'm now running it bridged to power my front components so I can turn the gains down even further and still get the volume. It still cuts out every now and then, but I've learned to not cross a certain volume on certain songs. I plan to run the Sony to the rear speakers. I'll have to admit, the little cheap Sony amp with 60wX4 held it's own and then some against the 80wX4 Kenwood (without the 350w sub channel hooked up). I could run the gains a little higher to cover quieter recordings so they'd still rock, and it never cut out. It's depressing when a $90 cheap amp performs as good or better than the amp you just paid over $400 for. I've got 2 JL 10w1v2 subs wired to 2 ohms and the Kenwood pushes them good and hits pretty hard for what it is. I'm considering breaking down and buying another XR-5S running one bridged to the fronts and one sub, and the other running bridged to the backs and the other sub. That way I won't have to push either amp as hard to get the volume I want and eliminate the cutting out problem. Like I said, It's a Love/Hate relationship!

By danb on December 26, 2011


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Great Amplifier

I highly recommend this to anyone who's looking for a class D amplifier, decent amount of power, and not worrying about it fitting in your car or not. I had it for 6 months now and it has been doing great. Its powering 4 JBL P660C component speakers and a 10" JL sub. Easy to tune, very small amplifier for what it could do. Also has a built in fan to help keep the amp cool.

By Jason on June 14, 2011


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