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Kenwood KR-4400

AM/FM Stereo Receiver (1974-76)

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Kenwood KR-4400


Tuning range: FM, MW

Power output: 25 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 10Hz to 40kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.5%

Damping factor: 30

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

Signal to noise ratio: 70dB (MM), 90dB (line)

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

Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 16Ω

Dimensions: 480 x 137 x 344mm

Weight: 10kg

Year: 1974


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Reviewed Nov 30th, 2019 by bucknerhill60

Have had this receiver since 1974 and it's still going strong. It's only 25 watts but is a solid performer, with only 1 capacitor and a couple of bulbs needing to be replaced in 45 years.

Reviewed Nov 20th, 2018 by MarkMarantz

Great little classic receiver. Got mine from ebay but it had a few problems. Very dirty, switches and pots needed cleaning, and dial bulbs needed replaced with LED's. Tested a large number of the capacitors and they all tested good. While only rated at 25wpc it seems much more powerful. Want to do a few upgrades to caps in the future. Use as a stereo in my work shed and it looks and sounds great!

Reviewed Oct 07th, 2015 by cmarti

I scored one of these in a state sale for $20 in mint condition. Cleaned it, cleaned the pots and switched and installed new light bulbs and this thing works like a dream. I am amazed by how good it is. Perfect for listening to Metal and Classic Rock

Reviewed Jun 29th, 2015 by J3A464

Found a Mint condition unit on eBay from an estate sale. Plugged in and turned it on. It was 1976 all over again. It was amazing, even with only 25w per channel how warm everything sounded. The tone of this receiver just took my JBL 630s, and Advent bookshelf speakers to a new high. Definition is also amazing as I could hear nuances of things in the music that I haven't heard in years in newer receivers. I even played an MP3 from my IPhone of some Steely Dan from the same period and the clarity was amazing. Showed this to my 20 year old son, and he is sold. Great piece. Buy one while you can find it.



re: KR-4400

Yes! I got one. Sounds great, looks great! I noticed a very characteristic sound right away. Lightweight with plenty of vintage RMS to power. Fantastic FM tuner. Dual phono, and some quad functions on the rear. This my first hi-fi engine post, I'll try to put up some pix once I fix the fuse lamps.

re: KR-4400

Just brought one home from Goodwill. Only one light out - FM Stereo - which I think is red and completes the beautiful 3 color front light show. No wood side panels - I think they were probably scavenged for another in the series. I've got some left over flooring which is called Brazilian cherry (no such thing though) but is really jatoba and would look good as side panels. It has similar open grain to mahogany, and a bit redder. Lights seem to flicker all together so I'll need to see whats up with that. Bad cap maybe. This is the third in the series collection I have - KR-4600 with the buttons in the glass, KR-4200, and now the KR-4400. I love these critters.

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re: KR-4400

Not your caps. It’s the ac current I eliminated that when I installed a capacitor to ground with a resistor And diode in line with the ac line to led. The guy on e-bay that sells all the replacement leds. Call Joe LEDs at 925-417-8037 in Pleasent Ca. He’ll explain the flickering people noted. Eliminate the ac with a diode and filter it .

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