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Kenwood KR-2090

AM/FM Stereo Receiver (1978-79)

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Kenwood KR-2090


Tuning range: FM, MW

Power output: 18 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 20Hz to 50kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.1%

Damping factor: 30

Input sensitivity: 2.5mV (MM), 150mV (DIN), 150mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 76dB (MM), 100dB (DIN), 100dB (line)

Output: 150mV (line), 30mV (DIN)

Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 16Ω

Dimensions: 468 x 140 x 348mm

Weight: 7.2kg

Year: 1978


service manual   English - Boots

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Reviewed Nov 03rd, 2014 by RichardPrangnell

I have one of these. It is a great system made in Japan by the Trio-Kenwood Corp. In fact, mine is badged with the Trio name and logo (UK 240v AC mains version), otherwise appears identical to the Kenwood badged model pictured on this site.
Trio has pedigree in professional communications equipment and the case of the KR-2090 is designed for compatability with industry standard 19 inch rack mounting and has two tapped holes on either side for the brackets.
So it's a serious piece of kit and delivers no more than 0.1% total harmonic distortion.
Tuning in to radio stations is a joy thanks to the classic, heavy flywheel lurking behind the large tuning knob. All the controls are silky smooth and operate without making noticeable noise.
Not bad for a system that's now well over 30 years old!



re: KR-2090

Incidentally, I think it's about time HiFi Engine added the Trio name to its drop-down lists of manufacturers. In the UK Hi-Fi realm, the Trio brand is much more of a known name than Kenwood (in the UK, if Kenwood is mentioned, everyone automatically thinks of electric food mixers!).

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