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Kenwood Excelon XR600-1

Mono subwoofer amplifier — 600 watts RMS at 2 ohms (Factory Refurbished)

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Kenwood's Excelon XR600-1 mono subwoofer amplifier adds power and punch to your car's subwoofer system, as...

Kenwood's Excelon XR600-1 mono subwoofer amplifier adds power and punch to your car's subwoofer system, as...

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About the Kenwood Excelon XR600-1

Super-slim profile, big-time power

Kenwood's Excelon XR600-1 mono subwoofer amplifier adds power and punch to your car's subwoofer system, as it powers your sub with up to 600 watts RMS. The XR600-1 can fit in many different places in your car because of its incredibly low profile — it's under 1-1/2" tall. Amazing.

Super-slim profile, big-time power

Kenwood's Excelon XR600-1 mono subwoofer amplifier adds power and punch to your car's subwoofer system, as it powers your sub with up to 600 watts RMS. The XR600-1 can fit in many different places in your car because of its incredibly low profile — it's under 1-1/2" tall. Amazing.

Designed for optimum efficiency

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.

Controls for the best bass

This no-nonsense amplifier features a low-pass filter that sends the correct frequencies to your sub so it'll  play efficiently and sound its best. The amp also includes an adjustable bass boost that adds some low-end punch when you want it.

Confused about impedance? Check out our article on matching subs and amps.

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Product highlights:

  • mono subwoofer amplifier
  • 400 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms (600 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms)
  • CEA-2006 compliant
  • variable low-pass filter (50-200 Hz at 24 dB/octave)
  • adjustable bass boost (0-18 dB at 40 Hz)
  • Class-D amplifier design
  • frequency response: 20-200 Hz
  • preamp inputs and outputs
  • fuse rating: 30A x 3
  • 4-gauge power and ground leads recommended — wiring and hardware not included with amplifier
  • 8-11/16"W x 1-7/16"H x 8"D
  • warranty: 90 days
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # XR-600-1

What's in the box:

  • Refurbished mono subwoofer amplifier
  • Three 30-amp mini blade fuses (installed)
  • 4mm Allen wrench
  • 2.5mm Allen wrench
  • 2mm Allen wrench
  • Four 5/8" Self-tapping screws
  • Instruction manual (English/ French/ Spanish)
  • Warranty card

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Features

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 (20-200 Hz for this subwoofer amp). 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 XR600-1 is rated at 400 Watts RMS x 1 channel with a 78 dBA signal to noise ratio.

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

  • Power: 600 watts x 1-channel (into 2Ω at 100 Hz, with no more than 1% THD, 14.4 volts)
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 100 dB (at rated power)

Mono-Power Amp Design: The Kenwood XR600-1 is designed with specific features to power your subwoofers with a frequency range between 20 and 200 Hz. This amplifier is not designed to power a full-range speaker.

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.

Low-Pass Filter: The XR600-1 has a built-in 24 dB/octave low-pass filter, continuously variable from 50 to 200 Hz. The crossover is always engaged (it cannot be bypassed).

Bass Boost: The bass boost circuit 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.

Controls:

  • Input Sensitivity: 200mV-5V
  • Low-Pass Frequency: 50-200 Hz; continuously variable
  • Bass Boost: 0-18 dB; continuously variable

Inputs and Outputs:

  • Signal Input: one pair of RCA preamp inputs
  • Preamp Output: one pair of pass-through RCA preamp outputs; used to easily connect a second amplifier to the same signal feeding the XR600-1's input
  • Power: set screw terminal; accommodates bare wire up to 4-gauge
  • Ground: set screw terminal; accommodates bare wire up to 4-gauge
  • Remote Turn-on: set screw terminal; accommodates bare wire up to 10-gauge
  • Speaker Output: two pair of set screw terminals; accommodate bare wire up to 10-gauge; the two outputs are internally wired in parallel, making it easy to connect two subwoofers
  • Fuses: three 30 amp mini blade fuses

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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GREAT AMP FOR A SINGLE SUBB , USE IN A JEEP GC , CRUTCHFEILD IS GREAT FAST FREE SHIP , CUSTOMER SERV [ SUNEIL  Aug 10, 2016 ]
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Life long kenwood product user. Have not gone wrong yet. [ Robert  Jan 20, 2016 ]
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The rms power will push my induatrial strength sub. And gove my alternator a run for its money [ Sean  Jul 22, 2019 ]
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It's a great product [ JULIAN  May 25, 2018 ]
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KENWOOD...reliable,sleek.and just what i was looking for.. [ Ignacio  Nov 10, 2016 ]
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Price [ Charles Eric  May 17, 2016 ]
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price, size, reputation and ratings [ John  Jan 10, 2016 ]
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6 questions already asked

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Which one is better xr600 or xr601??? I'm trying to figure out the difference and wanna know which one I will be satisfied with plz help ????
[ Juan  Apr 16, 2018 ]
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I bought an xr600-1 back in mid 2016. It's pushing 2 12" kicker comps and I am happy with the performance and quality.
[ Rene  Apr 23, 2018 ]
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i never had the xr600, but i like my kenwood xr601 you cant go wrong with either.
[ Adonis  Apr 17, 2018 ]
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I'm very pleased with my xr601. I have never used the xr600, therefore I can't give u a review on it.
[ Matt  Apr 16, 2018 ]
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How many watts are in each channel at 4 ohms?
[ Willy  Aug 11, 2016 ]
1 answer
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Thanks for your question. 400 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms. You'll find this information on the product page under "Product Highlights". Hope that helps.
[ Kenny  Aug 12, 2016 ]  Staff
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Whats the perfect adjustment for this amp?
[ alex  Jun 17, 2015 ]
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The best settings will really depend on your set-up. If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the amp. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
[ Jeff  Jun 19, 2015 ]  Staff
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Would this be a good amp for 2-15" kicker competitions?
[ David  Feb 15, 2015 ]
1 answer
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Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp for your subs I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the amp models and help you make the best choice for your system.
[ Krissy  Feb 16, 2015 ]  Staff
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Can you bridge this amp?
[ Larami  Feb 16, 2017 ]
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Yes, I currently have mine bridged
[ Salvatore  Feb 23, 2017 ]
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Yes
[ JohnFoye  Feb 19, 2017 ]
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Can I use a bass dial knob with this?
[ chris  Nov 22, 2016 ]
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Yes, I use a universal bass knob inline with my RCA cables. Works good.
[ Phillip L.  Nov 22, 2016 ]
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