Kenwood VR-407 A/V Receivers

4.1/5 (90 Reviews) MSRP : $350.00


Product Description

Surround Sound Receiver - Dolby Pro Logic/DTS - 100w x5 Channels - Optical and Coaxial Digital Inputs - Optical (TOS-Link) Digital Output - 1 Front/3 Rear A/V Inputs - 3 S-Video Inputs


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ruben P. a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 22, 2013

Bottom Line:   
I AM ONE OF THE LUCKYST GUYS. THIS RECEIVER PUSHS MY SPEAKERS REAL GOOD AND I HAVE A PAIR OF 12 inch Q power stereo speakers.And i got this exact same receiver at the pawn shop for 25 dollars the reason why i got it so cheep beacouse it was Christmas sale and it was missing the volume nob but i just replaced it.but yeah that was the best deal ive got.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2009



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Gustavo a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 24, 2010

Bottom Line:   
Positive:
Great audio quality, i love to hear music videos in 5.1 chanels with a digital audi conecttion using the optical input. you can connect a lot of devices on it. phono, deck, VCR, DVD player, Sat, game console, Ipod and a also it has a huge radio included. high power output with minimal distorsion.

Negative:
I had troubles with the remote control reception.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2002



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Robert L. Owens a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 27, 2010

Bottom Line:   
Kenwood ser.# 10100597

Audio- video surround receiver vr-407

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by James a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: October 23, 2006

Bottom Line:   
Things one should know about Kenwood Products...

Ok, Kenwood is well known for having a very crisp, clear & clean sound. It is undeniable that Kenwood is the best "Bang-for-the-buck" in any price range...from their cheapest unit to their more expensive models. What most folks don't know is that to have proper sound for your sub, you will need a powered sub or an amp driving your sub. I do not know why, but the subwoofer jack has never really pumped power on subs like other receivers
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Also PAY ATTENTION to the ratings on your main speakers...if it says 200 watts each...USE 200 WATTS!! It will sound MUCH better. THe 407 is a 100 watts per channel system which works wonderfully with mated speakers in that range...over the last 20 years I've tried a godawful amount of speaker setups and come to the conclusion that if your wattage is properly worked out you get great sound. My A pair is a set of Bang & Olafson Redlines and my B pair was a set of Sansui's and I'd generally blow someone out of the room at half volume....so I repeat, mate your watts or amp the lines that need more power.

Buy the top of the line for that model year...usually denoted by a 070 depending on whatever code Kenwood is using that particular year...since the top end is usually around 300 bux, it's well within most folks price range...

Kenwoods are also VERY HOT...as some of you have noticed. I always set the receiver up with at least 3" of clear space above it...and Iif you have it in an enclosed rack, please be kind enough to add a cooling fan to the back of your rack...a 5" computer fan works nicely for this.



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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   Cash America



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Sam a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 26, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Got it on sale at Frys, for 200 bucks you really cannot beat the price. I originally got the 405, but the 407 is MUCH better, 100W per channel and DTS, you can't really beat that. I really do like how clear sound is, in fact I expected it to sound worse for the price I paid. I've mainly used optical digital input as my source and the sound is GREAT in digital mode, the difference between having a Dolby Digital Amp and not having one is simply staggering.

Speakers are Infinity Crescendo CS3007 in front, 3006 in the back, and Infinity Center Channel speaker (I think it's a Kappa, donno it's my dad's). No subwoofer...

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Frys Electronic




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