Kenwood - Power Pack 180W Class D Multichannel Amplifier - Silver

This Kenwood Power Pack KAC-M1804 180W class D marine-grade multichannel amplifier features conformal coating and Molex cover offer durability, making it ideal for marine or other rugged-use situations.
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Overview

What's Included


  • Kenwood Power Pack 180W Class D Multichannel Amplifier
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (54 out of 60)

Features


Geek Squad® installation

is strongly recommended for this product. Please visit your local Best Buy store for details.

Handles up to 180W power @ 4 ohms (45W x 4)

For robust sonic output.

Conformal coating

Along with a Molex cover to ensure durability.

82dB signal-to-noise ratio

Offers crisp audio.

Line- and speaker-level inputs

Simplify connectivity.


Customer rating

4.4
90%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Small as a mouse ... But like Mighty Mouse!

    Posted
    JSAerotech
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Wanted a bit more sound for my commuter car (2002 Mazda Protege5) didn't want a huge amp to have to try and find a place to hide. Decided to give this a try, and was glad I did. It packs a good punch for an amp its size. Have it wired off the lighter socket from behind. No need to run a thick amp wire. A circuit rated at least 15 amps will power this no sweat. Have it paired with pioneer 5x7 three way in front and pioneer 6 1/2 two way in back. It makes some decent sound in my little hatchback. Unless you are looking to shake the doors off the car next to you,I'd recommend it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    There are better choices

    Posted
    cbmarion
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I installed this (actually Geek Squad installed it) to get more punch from a Kenwood HU and some Pioneer speakers (60 watt RMS). I could tell they gave the music more life at higher volumes, but not much at low and mid volumes, where I listen most of the time. I asked my installer if they gain could be adjusted. He said no and that if I was unhappy I could try the Alpine Power Pack 445U (manager gave me a price match since I was unhappy with the original purchase). The Alpine has adjustable gain and wow what a difference. It took a week to get broke in but now the music even at low volumes really comes alive.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    worth more than 150$

    Posted
    m4mckeen
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    The main reason I purchased this is because it came with all the wiring necessary to install. the compact size allowed me to install it under my dash. This amp makes my speakers much louder and more clear. I would recommend this to anyone looking to make their door speakers perform better and louder. theres no reason to buy an expensive 4ch amp because this amp is awesome!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not to thrilled

    Posted
    Not2thrilled

    Besides the fact that the Best buy installers could not complete the install of what is and should be a simple power amp, the amp isn't that great either. I took the thing to an independent shop to get it installed and at first I was happy with the sound but within a day I realized the speakers would intermittently shut off, something the stock Ford amp never did. Besides the intermittent dropping of speakers, the whole unit gets hot and shuts down, needing a power off/on to cycle it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Wont handle high volume...

    Posted
    roguerage
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Very dissappointed....sound kept going out at high volumes...reinstalled and redid wiring to battery and ground...thinking at first it was the install causing the outage. Exchanged it for the alpine ktp-445u and the problem was solved. Better sound and no clipping. Think this was more due to the fact that the alpine is a class d amp versus the ab amp that kenwood is. Kenwood is okay at low to mid volume...but then why buy an amp? That is why I gave it 1 star.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works well in spite of its small size

    Posted
    BaldBrother
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This small (in size) works deceiving my well for its small size. Not the most powerful amp you can purchase, but is enough for my needs and brings out the best in my Kicker marine speakers. If you need more power, step up to Kenwood's next model (same size but more watts / channel). I would recommend this amp.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great amp for the price and install

    Posted
    mbmendoza5026
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I needed something that would add a little more bass to my Rockford Fosgate speakers that require a lot of power and this powerpack definitely adds the bass what I was asking without requiring so much power as a regular amp and that it would require more wires and install would of made it costlier.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Powerful Amp

    Posted
    russ1974
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I installed this amplifier on my boat and it has plenty of power. I can listen to music all day without draining the battery. It's compact so it fit into a small space below the stereo. If you want to improve the sound quality of a stock deck in your boat or car than buy this amp.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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