Stereo Integrated Amplifier (1976-78)
Rated at 40 watts per channel and having many fine control features, the Kenwood KA-3500 must surely be one of the best value for money amplifiers on the market today.
Power output: 40 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
Total harmonic distortion: 0.2%
Damping factor: 50
Input sensitivity: 2.5mV (MM), 150mV (line)
Signal to noise ratio: 76dB (MM), 90dB (line)
Output: 150mV (line), 30mV (DIN)
Dimensions: 380 x 140 x 255mm
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Reviewed Jun 23rd, 2015 by uscfchess
I've had mine for 2 or 3 years now and it fits better where my marantz 2275 was. It's not the power of the 2275 but it will hold its own for being almost 1/2 wpc. Great sound and I think I gave $20 for it. If you find one/buy it. I'm glad I did. The sound reminds me a lot of marantz and lets face it they sound better!
Reviewed Feb 22nd, 2015 by One911Guy
I bought my KA-3500 new back in 1977 as a graduation present to myself. Paired with a Kenwood KT-5500 and some Kenwood LS-406 speakers I rocked these components way passed college and into my adult life. The LS-406's are long gone but the amp and tuner are still pounding it out as a garage stereo. Only the red power indicator light is not functioning - everything else works as it should. I am going to send the unit out to get cleaned and recapped this summer. Maybe it will last another 40 years.
If you fine one, buy it. It won't disappoint.
Reviewed Dec 27th, 2014 by dll99082
Got mine at a stereo shop years back for a song....Still one of the most bang for your buck amps, imo. A great way for noobs to get into the scene, and is a very good amp for the beginner electrical enthusiast, fairly easy to work on. Would like to know actual RMS, as it seems underrated...never had mine all the way floored, would be too much in my specific room. I have heard some old timers say it is as good as their marantz 2230's tone wise...I cannot agree or disagree as I have never owned that amp, but do know it is considered a classic. If you see one of these cheap, pick it up!
Reviewed Sep 09th, 2014 by vinylpro
I originally had one of these amps in the late 70's and it was great then. I own 2 now and use one in my office for a vintage set up a great amp with great tone and just the inputs and controls needed to fill 300 sq ft.
Wish they still made them like they used to!!!!!!
Reviewed Jul 05th, 2014 by 9QAtNwc8YcbwK
Still rocking strong after 15 years.
Reviewed Apr 21st, 2014 by idem
Reviewed Nov 27th, 2013 by caputto70
Nothing out of the ordinary.