AV-receiver Kenwood KRF-V9300D

Become more familiar with the Kenwood KRF-V9300D all falls into place. Its low cost is achieved primarily by reducing the functionality and use of budgetary decisions in the amplification unit. And if the presence of a pair of HDMI inputs to survive in general, it is not difficult, the lack of multi-channel output does not allow to use an external power amplifier, that would solve the problem of low power per unit. If it were not for this unfortunate circumstance, Kenwood KRF-V9300D could be recommended as an inexpensive surround processor for very advanced theatrical complexes. Savings accounts for the limited use of discrete elements in the output stages - this honor was given to only the front channels, the rest had to settle for amplifying micro STK433-330 and STK433-130 of Sanyo. But the fact that the connector for the external microphone is located on the rear wall of the housing, savings can not explain - it's tough ergonomic miscalculation developers. Try it for yourself at least once a calibration set in a rack component, as immediately would realize the seriousness of his mistake.

Convert audio to Kenwood KRF-V9300D charged chip AKM AK4589VQ company Asahi Kasei Microsystems, uniting two-channel ADC with parameters 24 bit/96 kHz, and an eight-performance DAC with 24-bit/192 kHz. Application assembly "all in one" is also allowed to save a little money. Decoding and processing of audio data carried out a 32-bit SHARC DSP processor company Analog Devices. Caring for video charged youngest representative line of chips Anchor Bay - ABT1012. Interesting architecture and receiver. Immediately drew the attention of a small amount of ventilation holes on the body. The top cover and all deaf, and on the sides there are only small lattice; the only impressive airbox is behind. All the interior of the dissected heatsink concluded in the pipe, one end of which rests on the airbox, and the other - in the air-circulating fan. The intensity of the cooler depends on the temperature, but even after our stress test at high power levels of noise emitted by them remained within acceptable limits.

The abundance of the controls on the front panel and the huge volume knob create a feeling of vintage - from the shape of Kenwood KRF-V9300D blows old Hi-Fi. Switching limited set of front composite video and stereo pair, and connectors located on the mind. But the possibility of Kenwood KRF-V9300D, taking into account its cost, the impression - except decoder HD-soundtracks compatibility path with HDMI Deep Color palette and xvColor and skills and are scaled to digitize analog signals for output over HDMI, the receiver is able to integrate with your iPod or iPhone . However, it will have to purchase an optional cable.

By testing Kenwood KRF-V9300D I proceeded with the skeptical, fearing above all for its reinforcement part. To my surprise, the machine confidently made when accompanied by films, both in the tracks of high-resolution, and the usual tracks in DTS. Disadvantages of the amplifier channel model is fully revealed only in the musical material - a good localization of virtual images and scene study side by side with a simplified flow and poor bandwidth, depriving the listener a lot of musical information.

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