Kenwood reviews

Kenwood DP-1060 CD-player review
CD-player Kenwood DP-1060

One of the main advantages of this model is its cost. The sound is somewhat artificial, low frequency sound nice treble a bit lacking, the overtones are heard not very good. CD-player is very good. The player offers a synchronized connection to the tape deck. There is a mode Edit mode and Space, which...
Kenwood DP-3050 CD-player review
CD-player Kenwood DP-3050

Player Kenwood DP-3050 is a good example of how the desire of manufacturers to create a device with as much as possible the original design at odds with the requirements for ease of management. Here we are talking about the present anti-disign. Although the management apparatus amply nevertheless too...
Kenwood DP-3080 CD-player review
CD-player Kenwood DP-3080

This player, in terms of mechanics, typical for the test team. Disk drive in DP-3080 is very similar to those used in eight models. The head is located on the rotary guides that fall during loading or horizontal position during playback. Of "interactive" communication occurs only in the display message...
Kenwood DP-4090 CD-player review
CD-player Kenwood DP-4090

Unusual apparatus according to many criteria. Let's start with the most visible - dimensions. By volume of the space, displaced from apartments potential buyer of the models considered cd-player Kenwood DP-4090 will take first place. It is difficult to imagine what guided developers housed in more appropriate...
Kenwood DP-5030 CD-player review
CD-player Kenwood DP-5030

Roll every CD player in the universe into a single, average one and you have the DP-5030, anonymity incarnate. Even the name implies it. That doesn't stop it being well made, though. The loading drawer, which slows up near the end of its travel, is a particularly neat touch, and so is the dimming calendar...
KENWOOD DP-5060 CD-player review
CD-player KENWOOD DP-5060

The only thing I frankly do not like about this model - it's unusual placement of the loading compartment opening button. However, it is a matter of habit. Functional Software is very rich, although most of the regimes is included only with the remote control. Technical parameters, and great with a large...
Kenwood DP-7030 CD-player review
CD-player Kenwood DP-7030

In contrast with companies like Sony, Technics or Philips, Kenwood is not a true corporate giant. For this reason, it is not always able to crack on at the leading edge of technology, but when the company does get to grips with a new system - in this instance, bitstream conversion - you can be sure the...
Kenwood DP-7060 CD-player review
CD-player Kenwood DP-7060

In the apparatus 60 Series Kenwood support line of proprietary design, consciously using repetitive elements. And in the DP-7060 is, for example, a group of buttons control the basic functions of the display and the lack of musical calendar. Among other differences need to note the presence on the back...
Kenwood DP-R4090 CD-changer review
CD-changer Kenwood DP-R4090

Plays Kenwood DP-R4090 vividly and realistically. Especially sound good on it chambered acoustic recordings - space on such material is transmitted perfectly. Localization imaginary sound source is not in doubt, but the reverb "tails" so smoothly that it is tempting to only listen to them. Macrodynamics...
Kenwood DVF-3060 DVD-player review
DVD-player Kenwood DVF-3060

Classic, not wishing to look outdated ... And indeed, why reinvent the wheel when you can use solutions, time-tested. As a result, the front panel does not look any empty or overloaded, large buttons, which allowed them to put on a clearly marked. Transport ignores the button Open/Close quickly, however...
Kenwood HD 600 Mini stereo system review
Mini stereo system Kenwood HD 600

Compact System HD 600, Kenwood largely impression kit blocks equipment Hi-Fi, mini-systems than integrated. All components can be used independently, they are united by a common control bus and style appearance. Spectacular front panel of brushed metal design underline the solidity of buildings. Dimensions...
Kenwood KA-3020SE Amplifier review
Amplifier Kenwood KA-3020SE

Model KA-3020 is manufactured by Kenwood for a number of years, but is still very popular among buyers. Following a clearly marked tendency to produce on the basis of popular production models of its improved version, the company showed the world the Kenwood KA-3020SE. "Special Edition" made soundly...
Kenwood KA-3300D Amplifier review
Amplifier Kenwood KA-3300D

The KA-3300D is a showpiece of the Kenwood line-or, more specifically, of the company's Digital Series Audio Components. It's also the first component we've tested that boasts a built-in digital-to-analog (D/A) converter that accepts and decodes the direct-digital bit-stream output from components such...
Kenwood KA-4010 Amplifier review
Amplifier Kenwood KA-4010

The Kenwood KA-4010 effectively replaces the earlier KA-660D and joins the hierarchy alongside the KA-5010 and KA-7010. Like its companions, the KA-4010 features a satin-black alloy fascia, in this case dominated by a dual-concentric volume control. To the right lie two identical function selectors,...
Kenwood KA-5010 Amplifier review
Amplifier Kenwood KA-5010

The front panel is hewn from a satin black alloy, punctuated with a series of large controls catering for volume, input and record-out selection. Both MM and MC cartridges are accommodated, plus three tape, CD, tuner and auxiliary inputs. A source/direct option permits bypassing unnecessary functions...
Kenwood KA-5090R Amplifier review
Amplifier Kenwood KA-5090R

In some high class amplifiers, brought to the degree of extreme minimization of control functions in chase of quality of sound, there are only volume level control and selector of inputs. This emphasizes that everything, which could somehow introduce additional distortions, was removed. Such approach...
Kenwood KA-7010 Amplifier review
Amplifier Kenwood KA-7010

Commanding a premium of £90 over the KA-5010, there appears to be little to distinguish this costlier KA-7010, which is fitted with the same satin-black fascia, indentical volume control, input and record-out selector knobs, tone, balance and source direct option. In fact only the - 20dB muting...
Kenwood KD-492F Turntable review
Turntable Kenwood KD-492F

Kenwood KD-492F is a fully automatic vinyl player. A plastic case, which different mechanics is mounted in, fills the main part of the player. Drive mechanism consists of a spindle and one-piece disc, made of aluminum alloy. Insulating gap for the plate is made of rubber. The rotation is carried out...
Kenwood KE-7090 Equalizer review
Equalizer Kenwood KE-7090

This equalizer differs by a big indicator, rich information whichdrops down on you immediately after turning Demo on by travelling line. The design of KE-7090 is typical for the device from 90th seriesof Kenwood. It provides only the simultaneous control by two channels like most of equalizers with electronic...
Kenwood KR-V6080 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Kenwood KR-V6080

On the frontal panel of Kenwood KR-V6080 receiver there are indicator in the form of convex lens and two identical big control handles. One of them is volume control with built-in LED. The other is input selector, allowing you to choose one of two video signal sources or one of four audio signal sources....
Kenwood KR-X1000 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Kenwood KR-X1000

After a spate of A/V receivers suffering from significant faults - such as non-flat frequency response, noisy surround outputs, and poorly planned subwoofer circuits - it comes as an immense pleasure to find one that can be recommended essentially without reservation. Such a seemingly rare animal is...
Kenwood KRF-V4070 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Kenwood KRF-V4070

Kenwood KRF-V4070 - one of the most affordable receivers. It has minimal equipment is required to view the movie, and not equipped with the most powerful CPU from Cirrus Logic. However, at this price can not complain: still more recently, with $ 200 in his pocket, an AV-eminent manufacturer of a component...
Kenwood KRF-V4550D AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Kenwood KRF-V4550D

"If only it had DTS decoder...", our experts sorrowed. Yeah, Kenwood KRF-V4550D is equipped with only Dolby Digital/Pro Logic. Switching of video signal is organized not usually: yellow RCA connectors are collected in a separate bunch and designated by A-E letters so it is difficult to understand where...
Kenwood KRF-V5070D AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Kenwood KRF-V5070D

In an effort to reduce the number of buttons on the front panel of Kenwood KRF-V5070D receiver the developers put on it three rotatable controls. One of them is Multi Control - it controls mainly installation. Here are concentrated: selection of loudspeakers' type (even special installations for three...
Kenwood KRF-V5080D AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Kenwood KRF-V5080D

Kenwood KRF-V5080D is one of the most available models in the firmed line of the receivers which at first distinguishes by the new design, a little more power and some additional functions, such as built-in equalizer (apparently, the interest to vinyl is becoming more obvious). There is also six-channel...
Kenwood KRF-V6050D AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Kenwood KRF-V6050D

The layout of the front of the receiver Kenwood has passed the test of time. Pushbutton selection of modes and universal control a pair of large multifunctional buttons labeled MULTICONTROL and performing a role similar to cursor control, tested by as early as the previous generation. External difference...
Kenwood KRF-V6070D AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Kenwood KRF-V6070D

This unit has a six-channel amplifier section and is provided with a multiple-input, advanced and user-friendly system for calibrating sound test signals and sound field adjustment to the parameters of acoustic systems, signal compression, Night view, the different "sub-modes" surround sound and tonal...
Kenwood KRF-V6090D AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Kenwood KRF-V6090D

Cabinet depth of the box - only 30 cm, and when placed in a standard rack cable is enough space. And they can be very much. Receiver Kenwood KRF-V6090D commutes not only audio but also video of all major types - composite, S-Video, and component that can be useful to the owner of video projector (video...
Kenwood KRF-V7020 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Kenwood KRF-V7020

Subjectively Kenwood seems to be much more massive by weight and sizes. The reason is the display, shifted to the top of the front panel. Another characteristic feature is three rotated regulators: volume, input switcher and mysterious Multicontrol, being the commander of a variety of functions. On the...
Kenwood KRF-V8030D AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Kenwood KRF-V8030D

To design the receiver Kenwood had a hand fan of absolute symmetry, although by the end he put this idea and failed. Receiver absolutely theater, and a relatively small number of modes should not be confused: is traditional for the company in all modes can be adjusted (dimensions of the room, the quality...
Kenwood KRF-V8060D-S AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Kenwood KRF-V8060D-S

The front panel "under 80" - brushed aluminum, lots of buttons and rotary knobs - is becoming increasingly popular. But Kenwood KRF-V8060D-S is the solution - not just a fad. It facilitates the preset that is easier to make it to the front, and not with the remote control: arrow keys and rotary knob...
Kenwood KRF-V8080D AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Kenwood KRF-V8080D

Kenwood KRF-V8080D is the model which is equipped, unlike younger devices, with a perfect central processor from Analog Devices and provides the support of all existing today formats of surround. Pleasant features of this receiver are the use of firmed transistors Linear T.R.A.I.T., gaining a good reputation...
Kenwood KRF-V9300D AV-receiver review
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...
Kenwood KT-3080 Tuner review
Tuner Kenwood KT-3080

Huge black box of this tuner gives the impression of grandeur and solidity, almost no diminishing of our knowledge of what is inside it is almost empty, and stated in the technical data weight 3.3 kg - the weight of iron, of which it is made. Cases with increased depth - a sign of corporate equipment...
Kenwood KT3080 Tuner review
Tuner Kenwood KT3080

Order testing apparatus was completely random, and after the most compact tuner has got the largest and "thick", but also the cheapest, nevertheless immediately creates an impression of solidity. Kenwood firm known for excellent equipment for radio and this bias has affected the company and the design...
Kenwood KX-7060S Cassette deck review
Cassette deck Kenwood KX-7060S

In recorder Kenwood KX-7060S of three engines for the tape drive only two, and the third works for a motorized loading and unloading cassettes. Incidentally, the power button and this mode is very unusual not near the cassette deck, as usual, and the first group of vertical control buttons broach and...
Kenwood KX-W4080 Cassette deck review
Cassette deck Kenwood KX-W4080

This lovely unit biggest of all companies in our test - solid body, full-length and even full-fledged impression. Perhaps this impression is exacerbated by "slanting eyes" - narrow windows in the cassette compartment door, which although look good, functional perform its purpose is not the best way:...
Kenwood KX-W8060 Cassette deck review
Cassette deck Kenwood KX-W8060

At first glance, the machine immediately drew the attention of the cassette compartment cover is made of smoked glass. When I wanted to make sure there is a tape in this area, I had to use a flashlight. Double cassette deck is equipped with Dolby Noise Reduction B, C, Dynamic bias HX-Pro, MPX filter,...
Kenwood LS-130F Speaker pair review
Speaker pair Kenwood LS-130F

Kenwood LS-130F - bass reflex (port on the rear panel) two-way speaker system with dimensions 210x394x250 mm. Diameter of the conical subwoofer 160 mm dome tweeter - 20 mm. Some vivid impressions of the exterior columns are not causes, but restraint in the design in this case is rather the consequence...
Kenwood UD-505 Mini stereo system review
Mini stereo system Kenwood UD-505

Design work of external design mini systems Kenwood UD-505 - a recognizable face of the company: a slightly curved front panel details of a smooth polished plastic. On the back of the main unit, you will find not only linear (video, MD recorder) and antenna inputs, terminals for connecting the stereo,...
Kenwood VRS-6200 AV-receiver review
AV-receiver Kenwood VRS-6200

VRS-6200 is not enough that defiantly made in a thin design, so more and power amplifiers has only five - as a regular budget 5.1 receiver. But got this product on our test bench is not accidental. First, it is equipped with DSP, which allows you to decode a seven-channel surround formats DTS ES and...