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Video: Kenwood Excelon Reference Fit amplifiers

Super thin amps fit in more places

I've been a camera nut all my life, so it makes sense I'd end up being a video producer. Of course, it has been a roundabout journey for me, as I started at Crutchfield in 2007 writing about car audio gear. Over the years I've learned about all the electronic items we sell, and it is my job to make sure we are making videos that you will find useful, whether you're shopping for something specific or trying to install some new gear yourself. My job is a lot of fun because I get to play around with all the cool stuff you see on our website while I'm making videos about it. Getting hands-on with the gear helps me see what I should show you about a product, though the flip side is my personal wish list is a mile long...

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The Reference Fit line of amplifiers from Kenwood Excelon packs a ton of power into a small chassis. These amps hit hard and can fit into tight spaces, if needed. And with mono, 4-channel, and 5-channel versions available, you're sure to find one that fits into your car audio upgrade plans.

Video Transcript

Zak: I'm at the Kenwood booth at CES 2013 and Matt, tell us about the new Excelon Reference Fit amplifiers.

Matt: So we'll have three new amplifiers in the Reference Fit line, which are designed to be a really small chassis with a lot of power. The two — XR600-1 and the XR400-4 model — will only be 1-1/8" deep but will offer a lot of power. The Excelon XR600-1 will be 700 watts x 1 at 2-ohms and the XR400-4 will be 60 watts x 4 and can be bridged to be used with a subwoofer or high range speakers. So the XR900-5 basically combines the X600-1 and X400-4 into one chassis. It will offer a 60 x 4 4-channel amplifier as well as a 700 x 1 mono amplifier that can be ran at 2-ohms.

Zak: That's the Excelon Reference Fit amplifier line.

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