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Kenwood KA-9X

Stereo Integrated Amplifier (1980-83)

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Kenwood KA-9X


The main amplifier in the Kenwood KA-9X / 9XG consists of a 3-stage differential class A voltage amplifier and a 3 stage Darlington class B SEPP.


Power output: 120 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.008%

Damping factor: 1000

Input sensitivity: 0.2mV (MC), 2.5mV (MM), 150mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 70dB (MC), 87dB (MM), 107dB (line)

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

Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 16Ω

Dimensions: 440 x 109 x 340mm

Weight: 10.2kg

Year: 1980


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Reviewed Dec 23rd, 2014 by fast400

This was a serious unconspicuous powerhouse back in the 80's. Recently kicked mine on...it's 120w push loud, but not quite as sweet as my 45w Marantz. I'm thinking it could be old caps. I wasn't as big of an audiophile in the 80's, but can recall it sounding sweeter back then.



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