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Kenwood KAC-7005PS

5-channel car amplifier — 40 watts RMS x 4 at 4 ohms + 500W x 1 at 2 ohms (Factory Refurbished)

Item # 613KAC7005

Power and performance for your entire system Kenwood's Performance Series KAC-7005PS 5-channel amplifier can take...

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About the Kenwood KAC-7005PS

Power and performance for your entire system
Kenwood's Performance Series KAC-7005PS 5-channel amplifier can take care of your entire car audio system's power requirements, and then some. Start with 40 watts RMS of musical clarity to every one of your front and rear speakers, then factor in up to 500 watts RMS for your subs — it all adds up to clear, loud, and rockin' sound in your car. Got a really nice set of speakers you want to drive? You can also bridge the amp into 3-channel mode and send 100 watts RMS to each of your front speakers, along with that 500 watts of bass power.

Power and performance for your entire system
Kenwood's Performance Series KAC-7005PS 5-channel amplifier can take care of your entire car audio system's power requirements, and then some. Start with 40 watts RMS of musical clarity to every one of your front and rear speakers, then factor in up to 500 watts RMS for your subs — it all adds up to clear, loud, and rockin' sound in your car. Got a really nice set of speakers you want to drive? You can also bridge the amp into 3-channel mode and send 100 watts RMS to each of your front speakers, along with that 500 watts of bass power.

Reliability is key
This Performance Series car amp offers long-term reliability and superior sound quality in a compact, no-nonsense package. A rugged cast-aluminum heatsink and a cooling fan keep this amp running at optimal temperatures, even when you're pushing your system hard. This versatile amp features separate adjustable crossover filters for the front, rear, and subwoofer channels, as well as a bass boost, so you can dial in exactly the tone you want.

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Product highlights:

  • 5-channel car amplifier
  • 40 watts RMS x 4 at 4 ohms + 300 watts x 1 at 4 ohms
  • 50 watts RMS x 4 at 2 ohms + 500 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms
  • 100 watts RMS x 2 bridged at 4 ohms + 500 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms
  • CEA-2006 compliant
  • variable low-pass filter on subwoofer channel (50-200 Hz at 24 dB per octave)
  • separate variable high-pass filters on front and rear channels (50-200 Hz at 12 dB/octave)
  • variable bass boost on sub channel (0-18 dB at 40 Hz)
  • cooling fan
  • preamp inputs
  • fuse rating: 40A x 2
  • 4-gauge power and ground leads recommended — wiring and hardware not included with amplifier
  • 13-3/4"W x 2-1/4"H x 7-9/16"D
  • warranty: 90 days
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # KAC-7005PS
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What's in the box:

  • Refurbished 5-Channel amplifier
  • Two 40-amp ATO fuses (installed)
  • Four 5/8" Self-tapping screws
  • 2.5mm Allen wrench
  • 2 End caps (installed)
  • Instruction manual (English/ French/ Spanish)
  • Warranty card

Scratch & Dent items may be missing non-essential accessories. In some cases the manufacturer's accessories have been replaced with generic equivalents.

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Features

Multi-Channel Design: The KAC-7005PS is basically three amps built into one chassis, two full-range 2-channel amps (A and B), typically powering the front and rear speakers, and one mono amp to power a subwoofer. Either of the full-range amps can also be bridged to one channel.

CEA 2006 Compliant: The amplifier's power and signal to noise ratio specifications are measured according to CEA-2006 standards, developed by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These standards allow you to accurately compare the rated power output of all CEA 2006-compliant amplifiers. Manufacturers who adhere to the standards can display the CEA 2006 logo on their products and packaging. The CEA-2006 compliant power output is 40 watts RMS x 4 (into 4Ω, 20-20,000 Hz, no more than 1.0% THD+N, 14.4 volt power supply) plus 300 watts RMS x 1 (into 4Ω, 20-200 Hz, no more than 1.0% THD+N, 14.4 volt power supply). The CEA-2006 compliant signal to noise ratio is 80 dBA (at 1 watt into 4Ω).

Specifications: The manual also lists these non CEA-2006 compliant specifications:

  • Full-Range Channels:
    • 2Ω: 50 watts x 4 (at 1 kHz, no more than 0.5% THD)
    • Bridged: 100 watts x 2 (at 100 Hz, no more than 0.5% THD)
  • Subwoofer Channel: 500 watts x 1-channel (into 2Ω, at 100 Hz, no more than 0.5% THD)
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 100 dB (at rated power)

Cooling Fan: There is a cooling fan to help dissipate heat and ensure cool, reliable operation. Make sure not to block the vents or the fan when installing the amplifier.

Controls

Input Sensitivity: The KAC-7005PS features independent gain controls for the front, rear, and subwoofer channels. The input sensitivity of each is adjustable from 200 mV to 5.0 volts.

High-Pass Filter: The front and rear amps have individual switches to set the built-in crossovers to high-pass or off (full-range). The crossover points are independently adjustable from 50-200 Hz. The high-pass crossover slope is 12 dB/octave.

Low-Pass Filter: The subwoofer channel's low-pass crossover is always engaged (it cannot be bypassed). The crossover point is adjustable from 50-200 Hz and the slope is 24 dB/octave.

Bass Boost: The subwoofer's bass boost circuit is centered at 40 Hz; boost is variable from 0 to +18 dB.

Connections

Power And Ground Terminals: The amplifier features screw terminal power and ground terminals. They will accommodate spade connectors up to 0.55" wide.

Remote Turn-On Terminal: The remote turn-on is a screw terminal that will accommodate spade connectors up to 0.35" wide.

Speaker Terminals: The five pair of speaker terminals are screw terminals and will accommodate spade connectors up to 0.35" wide.

Signal Inputs: The amplifier features three pair of RCA input connections, A, B, and Sub.

Fuses: Two 40-amp ATO fuses are installed in the amplifier chassis.

Warranty Note

Warranty Note: This refurbished Kenwood product carries a 90-day warranty when purchased from Crutchfield. Kenwood offers Crutchfield customers an extra 60 days extended warranty beyond the 30-day Kenwood Limited Warranty for Refurbished Product that comes in the box.

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Customer Q&A

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Fits what I needed. Right power, right number of channels, right size, good enough price. [ David  Oct 11, 2017 ]

6 questions already asked

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Is it possible to make the 4x 40 @4 ohm into just two front 6x9s "bridged"? And still use a 4 ohm jl audio 10" stealthbox in a Dodge Magnum Srt8. Looked and looked. Does bridge make 2 ohms and need 2 ohm sub?
[ Louis  Jul 14, 2016 ]
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If you bridge the front speakers you will need 4 ohm or higher(8ohm) speakers. The sub amp will still handle 2 ohm or higher. So your 4 ohm 10" will work but only have 300 watts rms. If you have a 2 ohm 10" it would be at 500 watts rms. The lower the ohms the harder it will hit.
[ Paul  Jul 16, 2016 ]
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I'm thinking of using this amp to power 2-8inch subs in my trunk as well as 2-5X7 rear speakers and 2-6..5's in the doors of my mustang. My question is can I bridge the subs on this amp and my subs still sound great or is it designed for one subwoofer only?
[ acso26  Feb 23, 2016 ]
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You can run the subs parallel. The amp performs well at 2 ohms. I run a dual voice coil 10 wired parallel.
[ David  Feb 23, 2016 ]
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As long as you wire your subs so your amp sees a 2 or 4 ohm load 2 being better and you have a combined Rms from your subs of around 400 or less at 2 ohms or 250 or less at 4 ohms it should sound great. You don't want the Rms from the subs the same as your amp. It will have to work too hard causing distortion
[ Duncan  Feb 23, 2016 ]
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I only have RCA outputs for the front and rear speakers, will the sub channel feed off of these or will I have to split one of those outputs with a Y connector?
[ Jesse  Oct 15, 2015 ]
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The sub channel is a separate entity, I would recommend replacing the head unit altogether if you're going to run this. That way you won't have to split one, you degrade the sound quality doing that.
[ WILLIAM  Oct 20, 2015 ]
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The sub can use the rear outputs. It will still only send lower freq to the sub.
[ David  Oct 16, 2015 ]
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You should use a radio with RCA jacks for the sub(s) as well if your going to use a 5 channel amp for your system Just makes it an easier set up
[ Joseph  Oct 16, 2015 ]
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This amp should easily power two MTX TN12-04 wired 2ohm to full potential?
[ Scott  Aug 03, 2015 ]
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I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: Yes, The Kenwood KAC-7005PS amplifier will be able to power two of the MTX subwoofers without a problem. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Krissy  Aug 06, 2015 ]  Staff
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Can I use the 5th "subwoofer channel" to power an external loudspeaker instead? I am hoping to use it for playing music at events. Is there a way to disable the "variable low-pass filter on subwoofer channel (50-200 Hz at 24 dB per octave)" so that it does not filter out all the the mid-high range frequencies?
[ Big Hoss  May 24, 2015 ]
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I do not see an option to make the sub full range.
[ David  May 29, 2015 ]
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I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: There is no way to remove the low pass filter on the subwoofer channel on any 5 channel amps. They are going to only produce the lower bass frequencies. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Krissy  May 27, 2015 ]  Staff
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The specs say this a class "AB / D" amp. I'm familiar with AB amps and class D "digital" amps but I haven't heard of a mix of the two. Is the sub amp a class D while the other channels are AB? Vice versa?
[ Dave O  Apr 19, 2014 ]
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That is what I believe to be the case, but I'm not seeing the information to confirm this for sure. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help confirm.
[ Jeff  Apr 21, 2014 ]  Staff
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