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Kenwood RFU-6100

Wireless 2-channel audio transmitter/amplifier system

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  • Kenwood RFU-6100

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  • Kenwood RFU-6100

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Item #: 113RFU6100
 

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by Melanie Seibert
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If you crave exciting home theater sound, but want to avoid running wire all the way across your room, Kenwood has a solution! The convenient, clever RFU-6100 connects to your A/V receiver's rear left and right speaker-level outputs and wirelessly sends audio to the included receiver/amp (which you connect to your rear speakers). You get involving surround sound without installation hassles!

Details:
    Wireless transmitter:
  • 5-5/16"W x 1-9/16"H x 6"D


  • Wireless receiver/amp:
  • built-in 100-watt amplifier (50 watts x 2)
  • 8-3/16"W x 2-3/16"H x 7-7/8"D
  • requires AC power


  • System specs:
  • auto power on/off
  • range: 100 feet
  • warranty: 1 year
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Features and Specs
General
Number of Channels
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2
Power Output per Channel (8 ohms)
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Power Output per Channel (6 ohms)
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Power Output per Channel (4 ohms)
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Frequency Response
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0
THD
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10%
Bridged Power per Channel
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N/A
Speaker Outputs
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2
THX Certification
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No
Width (inches)
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5-5/16
Height (inches)
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1-9/16
Depth (inches)
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6
Weight
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Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
Inputs & Outputs
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2
Level Controls
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0
Speaker Connectors
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2
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What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • Transmitter (RFU-T6100) with attached 44" speaker input wires
  • Receiver (FU-R6100) with attached AC power cord
  • Power supply for transmitter with attached 6' cord
  • Instruction manual
  • Quick start guide
  • Warranty certificate
  • Safety instructions

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Features
Connections
Dimensions
Specifications

Features

Transmitter: The system comes with an RF transmitter that connects to an audio source via attached speaker input wires. The transmitter sends a 914 MHz signal to the receiver, using one of four selectable transmission channels.

Receiver: The receiver "receives" the RF signal from the transmitter and also has the same four selectable transmission channels. The amplifier built into the receiver is a digital design which is very efficient and limits heat output. The speakers are connected using spring terminals on the back of the receiver.

Auto Standby: Both the transmitter and receiver have an auto standby mode, both turn off when not receiving any signal.

LED: Both the transmitter and receiver have an LED which lights green when in use and red when in standby mode.

Antenna: Both the transmitter and receiver have an antenna mast which flips up and adds about 3.25 inches to the overall height.

Channel Button: Both the transmitter and receiver have slide switches allowing you to select transmission channel 1, 2, 3, or 4

Connections

Transmitter:

  • Audio Input: Attached speaker wire, stereo left and right
  • DC Input: DC jack for use with supplied AC adapter (15V, 130mA)

Receiver

  • Speaker Output: Spring terminal speaker level outputs

Dimensions

Dimensions:

  • Transmitter: W=5.261", H=1.535", D=5.939"
  • Receiver: W=8.149", H=2.159", D=7.866"

Specifications

Specifications:

  • Carrier Frequency: 914 MHz

  • Power Output: 50 Watts x 2 Channels (1 kHz, 1% THD at 8 ohms)

 
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5 out of 5

An quality alternative to ugly cables

Written By Ahmad, Tampa, FL on Friday, June 30, 2006
 
I'm surprised more companies don't make kits like this. There are a lot of people who want properly positioned surround speakers but balk at the idea of punching holes in walls and climbing around in the attic just to run wires without spoiling the aesthetics of their living room. If that describes you (as it does me) then I highly recommend this kit. Very easy setup. Solid build quality. Excellent signal quality. And you are free to choose your own speakers (within the recommended wattage of course).

There are no major cons that I can see. One minor con is that the transmitter's leads for L/R Surround are very thin gauge. More robust wires would be nice but this is a minor quibble.
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5 out of 5

Cool!

Written By Brent, Ouray, CO on Thursday, June 22, 2006
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This product is everything I'd hoped for. My receiver and transmitter are about 50ft apart, and provide good sound quality with very little interference. The only (minor) negative point is the bare-wire connections on the transmitter, and spring terminals on the receiver. I would much rather see RCA jacks.
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5 out of 5

So Simple and So Perfect

Written By Jason, Dallas, TX on Friday, March 24, 2006
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Why has this not been available until now and how do more people not know about it. Wireless setup was so easy and sound quality is awesome. If you are not pre-wired for surround and you don't want to have to tuck your speaker wire across your living room or can't, this is the best product available that supports any manufacturer's speakers.
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