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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.

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