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Video: 2012 Kenwood Excelon amplifiers

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While at CES 2012, we got the inside scoop on the new Kenwood Excelon line of amplifiers. The line consists of three models featuring a small footprint, clean design, and covered by a reassuring 2-year warranty — the X500-1, the X450-4, and the X700-5. Listen as Matt from Kenwood explains the power ratings of each model.

Video Transcript

Zak: Hey, we're at the Kenwood booth at CES 2012 and Matt's going to take us through the new Excelon amps.

Matt: Yeah, so, we have three new Excelon amplifiers this year. We have the X500-1, which will be 300 watts x 1 at 4 ohms, 500 watts x 1 at 2 ohms. As you can see, it has a very small chassis, a very clean look, and it's an Excelon model so it has a two-year warranty.

The four-channel is the X450-4, and this amplifier actually has a staggered section, so it will do 60 watts x 2 on the A-channel, and 100 watts x 2 on the B-channel, so it gives the user a lot of different area to do different configurations.

And then we have a third model, which is the five-channel, which is the X700-5, and that amplifier will be 40 watts x 4 for the high range, and the sub channel will actually be 300 watts x 1 at 4 ohms and 500 watts x 1 at 2 ohms.

Zak: Great. Thanks, Matt. That's the 2012 Excelon amps with a two-year warranty.


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