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Kenwood KA-5090R

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This is one of those - An amplifier that really didn't make it on these shores , but sold really well in Europe. It has the build quality that even the monsters of the same era would be proud of, it has plenty of inputs and because of it use of the TRAIT system it can drive virtually any speaker ... Read review

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superspurs1971

KENWOOD KA-5090R - 1990'S HIDDEN GEM - SUPER SOUNDS

AdvantagesGreat sounds, excellent practical use, many functions & inputs, remote control

Disadvantagesnone really at the price

"This is one of those - An amplifier that really didn't make it on these shores , but sold really well in Europe. It has the build quality that even the monsters of the same era would be proud of, it has plenty of inputs and because of it use of the TRAIT system it can drive virtually any speaker - I have had it driving Quad 11, Tannoy 609, and Mordaunt -Short 902i. it has no trouble driving any of them. What you tell is what the music is doing ..." Read review
30.05.2010

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Community Level 1Voicecoil

Voicecoil

A good secondhand buy!

AdvantagesGood sound, ability to drive difficult loudspeaker loads

DisadvantagesVolume control not illuminated, difficult to see volume setting from any distance

"...can be attached to other Kenwood components like tuners, cassette decks, etc and allows you to control them via its remote). Construction quality is good, with a generously rated transformer and multiple power supplies. Sound quality is very good and the TRAITR transistors allow it to drive 'difficult' loudspeaker loads with a minimum of distortion. Like most Kenwood's of this vintage, it's very much a forgotten gem. If you find one second-hand ..." Read review
04.01.2008

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