Excellent price point. Small physical size of amplifier that allows you to use it for many uses, including boats, cars, and motorcycles. Offers adjustable crossovers, which isn't common in this price range. Delivers a peak power of 600 watts.
Could be subject to overheating problems if it doesn't have enough airflow around it.
Great price point for an amplifier that delivers 500 watts of power. Offers both two- and mono-channel performance levels. Protection against overloads and shorts is built into the circuitry. Easy to hook up more than one speaker with the terminals.
Some problems with longevity. Can be difficult to install yourself, so you may have to have help.
Small amplifier can fit almost anywhere, making it a smart choice for many vehicle types, including boats, ATVs, and motorcycles. Ships with a remote control unit to manage the Bluetooth settings. Printed circuit boards have a coating to protect them from possible moisture damage.
Only a maximum of 400 watts, so it may not meet the needs of everyone well.
This powerful small amplifier is able to work in almost any weather conditions, as it has protection on the circuit board from potential moisture damage. Even if you're installing this amplifier in a small vehicle, it should fit because of its small size.
This is a monoblock amplifier, which means it only has one channel, preventing bridging.
Includes all of the features you'd expect to find in a high-end Kenwood amplifier, such as a variable low-pass filter, a bass boost, and pre-amp inputs. Delivers a premium level of clean sound with 1,000 watts of power. Larger than some other models, but still fits most installations.
Longevity is questionable. May require an extra cost to have it installed by a professional.
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Factory-installed car stereo amplifiers are typically unimpressive. If you love to rock out while driving, you need a separate amplifier to give you decent volume without distortion. Kenwood has been in business since 1961 and specializes in audio equipment. Some Kenwood amplifiers have Bluetooth connectivity to play music from your smart phone. The company makes amplifiers with 1, 2, 4, and 5 channels. Maximum power output of Kenwood amplifiers can range from 400 to 1,000 watts. Some of its amplifiers can also be placed in boats and motorcycles. Kenwood amplifiers are made to withstand harsh weather conditions and moisture. It’s important that your amplifier be easy for you to install and fit comfortably in a spot that has enough airflow to avoid overheating.