Kenwood KA-9100 Integrated Amplifiers

4/5 (1 Reviews)

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Vintage late 70's early 80's integrated stereo amplifier

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bradmorgan1 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 8, 2010

Bottom Line:   
A friend with a music store gave me this early 80's Kenwood amp ( that was actually owned for 30 years by a monastary of musical monks, I guess only driven on Sundays) to drive a pair of Magnepan MMG's I bought last summer on eBay. I had heard another friends MMG's with x-over mods and custom 200+/ch amp and was knocked out (he has had speakers in the $10,000/pair range and prefers the MMG's). My MMG's are stock and damaged but still sing with this amp. I don't know the actual power into the MMG's 4 ohm load but I'm guessing in excess of 130w/ch. With an OppoDV-981HD CD player and quality recordings (Steely Dan, Tower of Power, GRP, etc) it all sounds clean, crisp and clear. I think this amp is a good representative of the old bulletproof vintage Japanese designs they shipped here when they wanted to beat the Mac's and Marantz's. Quite comparable to the same era Yamaha products I used to sell.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995

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