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One of the best amps ever!!!
Pros: All great.
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Item # 113XR6001 | MFR # XR600-1
$299.99 Earn up to 300 Rewards points
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.
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.
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.
One of the best amps ever!!!
Aleks, Lawndale, CA
Average Customer Review(s):
One of the best amps ever!!!
Pros: All great.
Installed this amp to power a Kicker 40TCWRT122 sub and does it ever do it nicely. With the gains only set to 60% drives this 12" sub very well. I had an Infinity BassLink before upgrading with this amp and the Kicker 40TCWRT122. This new setup is not even in the same league. I listen to different kinds of music and it sounds great with them all. Very happy with the new bass!
Pros: Power Clarity Size Features
Very easy to adjust the power of this amp. Followed the set-up advice listed on Crutchfield, and the sound really came in full and complete.
Pros: Small size, easy use, bang for the buck
Cons: Subwoofer specific
Easy plug in installation while replacing existing amp . Quick to adjust and dial in. Convenient compact size for ease of location. I miss the cooling fan from the prior amp but so far no problems with heat build up. Great bang for the buck!
Pros: compact size, ease of location and hook up
Cons: no cooling fan
Great little amp. Was very skeptical when I seen the actual size in person but after installing it in line with a audio control 6xs and hooked up to a pair of Boston acoustic g2 12's I was blown away with the sound quality and power. Also very stable at high volume and does not get overly hot
Pros: Very small foot print Super simple installation and set up Very stable and efficient Can't beat the refurbished price
Cons: None so far
This is a fantastic ampilifier! At first it confused me having 1 set of rca in, and 2 sets of speaker outs, but it works amazing. I have this amp powering two 4 ohm subs (shallow mount rockfords) and it does it like a champ! I am however disappointed by the screws for the speaker outs, one screw head (the part that the alan wrench goes in) had stripped as I was trying to loosen it to put 1 sub per set of speaker outs. Since 2 wires were already in I was able to just cut one off, but if I ever use this for another set up I have to make sure to leave myself plenty of wire so I can connect that terminal to another speaker/sub. Over very pleased with it, expecially for the price from the referbished model! The things brand new basically! Not even a scratch!
Pros: Small/compact Easy dial adjustments Very clean look with terminal screw covers Delivers power equally to subs
Cons: Screws seem cheap
Great amplifier for a 10 or 12 inch sub-woofer. I bought this amplifier because of the small size so I could fit it under my pickup truck seat. Don't be fooled by the size, it really move a sub woofer to get full rich bass in your ride.
Pros: Compact Size and powerful sound. Easy to Install.
Great, small form-factor amp. Powers my 2-ohm, Kicker CompS subwoofer perfectly. I did have to trim my 1-ought wire to fit, but that was expected.
Best amp I've owned yet. I have my xr600-1 hooked up to an american bass xo 1544. And wow. That's all I can say. Other than it makes my trailblazer rattle and flex all over.
Pros: Too many to list.
I purchase only kenwood amps for the past 18 years. I ran this amp to my P3 and I can't believe this little amp does so much.
Sounds great I have this amp on a rockford t1 12
I never submit reviews however that's changed now with my new Kenwood Excelon XR600-1. Just purchased it along with a 10" JL Audio W3 subwoofer and together they sound great! I was a bit skeptical at first considering I've only owned one Kenwood amp in the past but this little thing puts out power! It took some time dialing everything in but once that was done, I was able to do a proper comparison against my retired JL Audio 500/1 slash amp. The two on the same subwoofer sounded nearly identical with the same 'oomph' and authority you'd expect from the slash amp.
Pros: Size Power
Cons: Price? I only purchased one. No sub-sonic filter
|RMS Power Output (Watts x Channels)||
400 x 1
|Peak Power Output (Watts x Channels)||N/A|
|Power at 2 Ohms (Watts x Channels)||600 x 1|
|Bridged Power (Watts x Channels)||N/A|
|Minimum Impedance Bridged||N/A|
|Minimum Impedance Unbridged||2|
|Best Frequency Response||20-200 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||N/A|
|High-Pass Slope (dB/octave)||N/A|
|Bass Boost||0-18 dB|
|Bass Boost Frequency||40 Hz|
|Speaker Level Inputs||No|
|Preamp Outputs||1 pair|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
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:
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.
Inputs and Outputs:
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The Reference Fit line of amps from Kenwood Excelon packs a ton of power into a small and thin chassis. There's a mono, 4-channel, and a 5-channel version available.
GREAT AMP FOR A SINGLE SUBB , USE IN A JEEP GC , CRUTCHFEILD IS GREAT FAST FREE SHIP , CUSTOMER SERV [ SUNEIL Aug 10, 2016 ]
Life long kenwood product user. Have not gone wrong yet. [ Robert Jan 20, 2016 ]
KENWOOD...reliable,sleek.and just what i was looking for.. [ Ignacio Nov 10, 2016 ]
Price [ Charles Eric May 17, 2016 ]
price, size, reputation and ratings [ John Jan 10, 2016 ]
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
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
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
Yes [ JohnFoye Feb 19, 2017 ]
Yes, I use a universal bass knob inline with my RCA cables. Works good. [ Phillip L. Nov 22, 2016 ]