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Kenwood KR-6050

High Speed DC Stereo Receiver (1980)

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Kenwood KR-6050


Tuning range: FM, MW

Power output: 60 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.02%

Damping factor: 40

Input sensitivity: 2.5mV (MM), 200mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 84dB (MM), 105dB (line)

Output: 200mV (line), 30mV (DIN)

Speaker load impedance: 4Ω (minimum)

Dimensions: 516 x 154 x 409mm

Weight: 13kg


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Reviewed Nov 21st, 2018 by Artfrobadoo

I've owned one of these since brand new. Problems encountered in 38 going on 39 years of ownership. 1 amplifier circuit blew up; the left L channel. and the on off switch which I took out myself and attached a simple toggle switch to the back metal panel. Slight modification but it works like a champ and a nice solid on-off switch can be bought by the hundreds from Home Depot. The amplifier i was lucky to find a replacement entire circuit online for like 40 bucks, put that in myself too. Looking to have the bad old original one repaired if this wizard guru electronics guy i know of can or is willing to or if he can find the right transistors .

Reviewed Dec 23rd, 2017 by zelim70ies

In my opinion one of the most beautifully vintage receivers: Shiny metal front, fine power meters (fixed level) and equipped with everything you need. Power switch is integrated into speaker selection switch which is sometimes more difficult to repair when problems occur with age. And than the specs: Attractive 60Watts RMS into 8 Ohms, low distortion, slew rate 100v/µs, dynamic power 300W (4 Ohms) - this should be good. But acoustically - big disappointment. The KR-6050 i had played loud but sounded bad, really bad. It was in original state, all pcb's inside were as new, everything clean - the device never had been opened before.
Listen to one of your favourite songs, then listen again as a mp3-stream reduced to 96kbs - then you know how the KR-6050 sounds. The KR-6050 lost again a NAD-120 rated with only 20W per channel - checked it threee times with collegues because i didn't trust my ears, but the KR-6050 was only a nice looking, but acoustically bad perfomer.

Reviewed Oct 08th, 2014 by electron1

Very nice receiver , incredible sound



re: KR-6050

Just restored one of these that I received FREE! Did not sound good at all before the restore. Replaced the caps with Nichicon Audio grade caps, The AM/FM did not play as the 24+ 24- was missing. The entire circuit for the 24 volts was dead. Replaced many transistors, resistors and diodes to repair the 24 volt. I also had to replace the protection relay as it was producing a hiss and crackle sound. After many hours of work this receiver was ready for testing. It sounds great now! Amazing what replacing 45 year old caps will do for the quality of the sound. Don't sell anything short just because when you listen to it the sound is bad if it is 45 years old and never been opened up and had the caps replaced. These are perishable and do deteriorate with time. With a little TLC this unit will last for many more years to come. I am glad that I did not give up on this unit and waited until the restore was completed before making a final decision.

re: KR-6050

Muito bom, excelente som, 60 watts apresentam potência de sobra e tem um fino acabamento.

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