Kenwood Excelon XR900-5
5-channel car amplifier 60 watts RMS x 4 at 4 ohms + 600 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms (Factory Refurbished)
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Item #: 613XR9005
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Car amps have come a long way. Kenwood's Excelon XR900-5 car amplifier can power your entire audio system while taking up an astonishingly small amount of space — it's about the size of a piece of computer paper, and it stands only 2" tall. But this compact 5-channel workhorse will send 60 watts RMS to each of your front and rear speakers, along with up to 600 watts RMS to your subs. You could also use the XR900-5 in 3-channel mode to drive a pair of high-performance speakers or components with 150 watts RMS each, while still feeding 600 watts RMS to your sub.
Kenwood packed this amp with space-saving features. Class D technology reduces the size of the power supply, while the internal heatsink is tilted to reduce height without compromising the amp's cooling system. Recessed power and speaker wire terminals help to further reduce the amp's footprint, protect the connections, and give your installation a neat, professional look.
You can contour the sound with high- and low-pass filters so your full-range speakers play efficiently and sound their best. The front and rear channels have separate gain and filter controls so you can adjust for different types of speakers. The subwoofer channel features its own low-pass filter that'll send the correct frequencies to your sub and enclosure, with an adjustable bass boost that adds some low-end punch when you want it.
You might think you don't need an amp because you have a 400-watt system in your car, or because your new stereo puts out 50 watts a channel. But those are peak wattage ratings, which may boil down to 15 or 20 watts per channel, using the more realistic RMS rating. An amp sends your speakers the power they need to deliver your music with clarity and impact, whether you're using factory speakers or high-performance components. And low-frequency reproduction requires lots of power, so an amp is an absolute must if you're adding a sub to your system.
Best amp I have ever owned. This is the second ZR900-5 amp that i have purchased refurbished. The first one went into my girlfriends mustang powering Infinity kappas 2ohms front and rear and an Alpine type R 12 inch at 2ohms. It provides more than enough power to her entire system. I liked the amp so much that I got rid of my JL Audio XD500-3 and purchased another Kenwood amp for myself. The fan keeps it running cool, and bass boost is just ridiculously loud. The entire headliner shakes like a rattle snakes tail. lol. Never had any issue at all with this amp even being factory refurbished. Go get one. Price and performance cant be beat.
Pros: Great loud clean power, never heats up, easy to adjust, bass boost hits so hard.
Cons: No cons at all with this amp.
This is the best amp I have purchased and is powerful. I love the small compact size of this amp, because my car is not that big and wanted to keep the extra space in my car. Handles all of my aftermarket speakers and subwoofer with no problem at all.
Pros: small size powerful handles well
I bought it refurbished and it came not working. I have bought refurbished from Crutchfield before and everything was fine. Customer service is always great. They took it back and refunded my money no questions asked.
Pros: Great customer service.
Cons: It showed up dead (not working).
I ordered a refurbished unit thinking that they would have been gone through from the factory and in working condition. I got amplifier and had my install scheduled. Once truck was dismantled, they realized that amp had bad connectors on it. So did rest of install and thought the fix would be simple for Crutchfield. I was told they no longer carry the amp and I would have to deal with Kenwood. I called Kenwood and they sent me over to the authorized repair company. They told me I had to pay for shipping $25 and they would turn it around in two days. A week and a half later, I called and they said the board needed replaced and would be 2 1/2 months to get it. After much conversation, they agreed to see if they could just send me new refurbished unit. Called today and they are saying it may be a couple of weeks before they send it out from some other location! Sorry to say this has been a very bad experience. My install remains half done as I wait for the amplifier. Dissapointed in the whole process and additional expense that I'm incurring for a unit that was shipped to me bad. Doesn't seem right.
Cons: UnknownCrutchfield response on October 7, 2015 Our Customer Support group reached out to this customer to apologize for the lengthy process he went through. We also issued him a credit for a future purchase with Crutchfield.
this amp put out good consistent rms power, along with being able to adjust the levels on there as well and the built in fan to help with cooling is a added bonus as well. im no install expert like some on herer, but I like the quality that kenwood offers.
Pros: solid performance good power
Excellent amp works nice for my truck setup. I ran a single 10" alpine custom build sub box, on the high end I running 4 6x8 infinity's. So far I am impressed with the performance of this amp, it is putting out great power.
Pros: Easy setup, compact.
Cons: Little pricey, but other than that none!
Quality product no complaints
Easy installation and outstanding sound. Clear sharp highs and outstanding sub woofer sound. Would recommend this product highly!
Pros: Sound quality, looks.
Cons: Hex screw heads round out.
This thing has power to spare!
This little amp is small yet so powerful. Installed in a Honda Civic 2007 LX sedan, mounted on a sub. No bigger than a sheet of computer paper and just a couple inches tall. It packs quite a punch for something so small. No hisses or pops or any kind of audible signature of its own. Powered up and listening to a variety of genres, music is crystal clear. Have it powering 2 pairs of Infinity Kappa 62.11i and a Kicker 40DCWS102 subwoofer so RMS ratings are matched perfectly. At 3/4 volume, my car rumbles (not the annoying rattles) and music from the entire range is clear. Completely happy with this purchase.
Pros: No audible signature on its own (no hisses, pops, distortions). Compact Cooling fan can keep up Powerful for its size Brushed black aluminum chassis makes it look sleek
Cons: Not a major one but I wish it had a cover plate for the control knobs for gains etc. just like the screws for the wires. It would look more "neater" and have a cleaner looking profile.
Have it pushing my sub and speakers. Small so it's good for my use in truck.
I purchase this amp because it was on sale and also because it has a very small footprint since I will be installing in my GMC Sierra. Crutchfield shipped it extremely fast. I've not installed it yet but I know I'll be happy with it. All and all, I'm a very satisfied customer and will be making future purchases here.
Pros: 5 channel, small footprint, lots of power and finally the good Kenwood name behind it.
Wanted a single amp to power all the door speakers and subs in my 2013 gmc sierra crew. This nice little amp has lots of power for its size and is small enough to be mounted anywhere. Amp is power 6.5 alpine componants in the front doors and alpine 6.5 in the rear doors. The sub channel is powering 2 jl audio 10" w0 subs. Very clean sound and plenty of power on tap. The single amp made for a simple and clean install.
Pros: Very small but enough power for complete system.
Cons: Could use a remote bass input control
This is the best amp for the money, hands down
Pros: super clean sounds from the speakers, and strong, clean bass from the sub
Cons: it does get hot, even w/ the internal fan - so be sure to mount where it can get plenty of air flow
This Kenwood replaced a JL Audio XD600 that developed intermittent issues with channel 1. So far it works just fine. Visually though, the Kenwood's physical construction is a bit underwhelming. The top is solid aluminum but the rest is sheet metal. The XD600 felt hefty through out in contrast. The Kenwood does depend on fan cooling & this probably allowed for the cheaper construction.... but still... I am glad I bought the refurbished model; if I paid the "new" price, I think I'd have been quite disappointed.
Pros: Easy to install. Works just fine.
Cons: Low budget construction... appears to be "less" than other older Kenwood Amps I've owned. Unit does run hot... hope the fan lasts a long time.
Best amp ive heard, may not be the loudest, but is sure great quality
Product arrived with one of the posts bent from factory (it happens). Crutchfield expressed me a new one immediately and the product works great.
Pros: Clean sound with great controls and form factor
The sub channel of this amplifier, despite the similar amplification rating, does not produce the bass impact as does an Alpine PDX-M6, Kenwood XR-1S, or even the sub channel from a Kenwood XR-5s. My bass is muddy/not tight in comparison. I set gains with the SMD DD-1 on all amplifiers and the test was a direct A/B comparison when I had all of these amplifiers from previous systems. This was my experience.
Pros: - Small
Cons: - I question the rated output of the sub channel
I HAVE THE FRONT AND REAR CHANNELS BRIDGED ON 1 SET OF Kenwood Excelon KFC-XP184C7" components AND THE SUB CHANNEL PUSHING 1 Kicker 40CWRT101CompRT shallow-mount 10" subwoofer with dual 1-ohm voice coil. This amp provides more than enough power for my '72 Chevy c10..... dynamat will be my next investment....!
Pros: price, small in size, fits under just about any seat, more than enough power.....!
Cons: no remote mount sub control but I won't deduct any stars for that. my headunit has sub control...!
This is a sweet amp. Class D digital with a very small form factor. Fits under the seat perfectly in my Fusion. My unit is powering a pair of 10 inch subs, a pair 6x8 components and a pair of 6x8 4-ways. It really sounds good, I couldn't be happier.
Pros: Small size, big sound. One amp powers everything.
Great 5 channel amp. I have it running Rockford power series speakers and a old school kicker solo baric woofer. Great power and great sound
Pros: Perfect power for all speakers and woofer
|RMS Power Output (Watts x Channels)||
60 x 4
400 x 1
|Peak Power Output (Watts x Channels)||N/A|
|Power at 2 Ohms (Watts x Channels)||75 x 4|
|Bridged Power (Watts x Channels)||150 x 2|
|Minimum Impedance Bridged||4|
|Minimum Impedance Unbridged||2|
|Best Frequency Response||20-20k Hz|
|THD at Rated RMS Power||1%|
|Signal to Noise Ratio||78 dB|
|Low-Pass Crossover Frequency||50-200 Hz|
|Low-Pass Slope (dB/octave)||24 dB/octave|
|High-Pass Crossover Frequency||50-200 Hz|
|High-Pass Slope (dB/octave)||12 dB/octave|
|Bass Boost||0-18 dB|
|Bass Boost Frequency||40 Hz|
|Speaker Level Inputs||No|
|Parts Warranty||90 Days|
|Labor Warranty||90 Days|
CEA-2006 Compliant: CEA-2006 is a system of testing and measurement methods for mobile audio amplifiers. This voluntary standard advocates a uniform method for measuring an amplifier's RMS power output and signal-to-noise ratio. The criteria for measuring power uses a DC input voltage of 14.4 volts and the RMS power output is measured into a 4-ohm load, with 1% or less Total Harmonic Distortion plus noise (THD+N), and over a frequency range of 20 Hz to 20 kHz, when applicable. Signal-to-Noise ratio is measured in weighted absolute decibels (dBA) at a reference of 1 watt into 4 ohms. CEA-2006 allows consumers to compare car amplifiers and receivers on an equal basis. Using CEA-2006 criteria, the Kenwood XR900-5 is rated at 60 watts RMS x 4 plus 400 watts RMS x 1 (subwoofer) with a 78 dBA signal to noise ratio.
Specifications: The manual also lists these non CEA-2006 compliant specifications:
Class D Amplifier Design: The amplifier design is Class D, which uses digital switching power supplies. The result is much higher efficiency (less heat generated) than Class AB.
5-Channel Design: The XR900-5 is made up of three sections, two full range stereo amps (labeled A and B, typically used to power front and rear speakers) and a subwoofer amp (1-channel). The front and rear amps are independently bridgeable, meaning the XR900-5 can be used as a 5-channel, 4-channel, or 3-channel amp. The minimum impedance for each section is 2Ω, 4Ω when bridged.
Crossovers: The front, rear, and subwoofer amplifier sections have independent crossover controls. The front and rear crossovers can be set to high-pass or turned off (full range). The subwoofer crossover is low-pass only and cannot be bypassed. The crossover point for each is continuously variable from 50 to 200 Hz. The high-pass crossover slope is 12dB per octave and the low-pass crossover slope is 24dB per octave.
Bass Boost: The bass boost circuit for the subwoofer section is centered at 40 Hz; boost is variable from 0 to +18 dB.
Aluminum Heat Sink: The aluminum heat sink increases the amplifier's heat dissipation efficiency, increasing the life of the amplifier.
Inputs and Outputs:
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Best option for the price. [ Michael Feb 08, 2016 ]
I have a small car and this is a very powerful amp for its size that won't take up very much room! Very Excited, customer service was amazing! More knowledge than I could have imagined. [ Demitri Dec 22, 2015 ]
Yes. If I remember the installation correctly I did this on my son's Porsche install with 4 Ohm subs in the doors wired in parallel for 2 ohm to the sub channel output, and 4 ohm speakers for the LR and Rear speakers. The channel gain controls allows level matching on the channels. As long as the amp is capable and stable at the lowest load ( 2Ohm in this case) the other channels are fine at higher impedance. [ Carl Feb 07, 2016 ]
Yes [ TEDD Feb 07, 2016 ]
That's how mine has been wired for 6 months now. Works great [ chris Feb 06, 2016 ]
I have my four speakers at 4 ohms (just wire each speaker individually to the speaker outputs on the amp) to get the subs at 2 ohms there is a wiring diagram here on the website that will help with that. But yes 4 ohms to the mains and 2 ohms to the subs is possible. And the power is great. I am pushing two ten inch subs and the sound is clean and the subs hit hard. [ William Feb 05, 2016 ]
Yes you can that is how I have mine set up but keep in mind you must keep it ventilated if you plan on doing any major thrashing it will Thermal lock and shut down on you after long periods of time great app it works well for me [ MICHAEL K Feb 05, 2016 ]
Yes, I had this in my 2013 Ram running 2ohms to my front 4 speakers, 4ohms to the rear door speakers and 2ohms on the sub without any problems. It's a very versatile and dependable amp. [ Jonathan Feb 05, 2016 ]