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

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 64 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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

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    JSAerotech
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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

    Powerful Amp

    Posted
    russ1974
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    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

  • 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: 2 out of 5 stars

    Low RMS output per channel

    Posted
    MickeyD
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    Bought a 400 watt amp for front and rear door speakers thinking it would be too loud to have system turned all the way up. Well, with only 45 watts per channel, I can crank to max and still wish for more. My fault though. It seems it was a Marine grade AB Amp and only a power pack at that.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    30 Second Review

    Posted
    MonkeyTiredOfLookin4Names
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    I think it's very good. I put it on my Road Glide. Easy install. However, I need a capacitor even though I have a modest deck and only 2 speakers. Right now, the stereo only operates for 30 seconds at a time. Sounds great, but I pictured the outcome quite differently.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great item

    Posted
    John
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    Small amp that the Best Buy techs easily hid behind my dashboard. These guys always do a great job, and I love the fact that I have a fairly high powered system with great speakers that still looks like a factory system. Totally non desirable for thieves.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not much louder than just the deck.

    Posted
    DJDave
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    Easy to instal. Has a very narrow power band. Has the watts of sound at 25% vol level that the deck only watts reached at 70% vol level. But then as you turn up past 30%, the sound quality comes apart. Would I buy it again ? No

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just the right size amplifier for my needs

    Posted
    Charlie
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    I had recently purchased a vehicle where the previous owner had taken the amp out. The sales people were very helpful as to helping me find the appropriate size amp that I needed. It performed well and enhanced the factory stereo adequately

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth every penny

    Posted
    Dgigman
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    I put this in my motorcycle and it works great. It packs a lot of punch for its size and fits in the fairing without any issues. I would recommend this to anyone using this in the same application.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great little amp

    Posted
    byoung64
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    this is a great amp for a small vehicle. It is driving 4 Kenwood Excellon 6.5 speakers in a jeep yj and pumps out pleanty of clean soud over the windy soft top and road noise.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Plenty of power for my 6.5's in the doors.

    Posted
    Jeremy
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    Bought this amp and four Kenwood 6.5's and a nice Kenwood deck. Everything works great together. Plenty of power without distortion all the way up to max volume.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sounds good

    Posted
    Kev2015
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    It was simple to install bc it uses the same harness as the head unit I replaced. It sounds better than the output from the head unit, but I do wish it had a little more power.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Power in a small package

    Posted
    Shortdawg913
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    This is a great amplifier. It is small enough to be hidden and be out of the way, but it packs the power to do the job. I would definitely recommend it to someone with little space, but needs big power.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Amp

    Posted
    KByr
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    This amp is worth the money, good sounding and compact enough to fit up under the dash without anyone knowing. Hooked it up to my door speakers and they sound great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Amp

    Posted
    kbyrd
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    This amp did the trick to give a boost of power to my front door speakers and is compact enough to fit behind glove box so easily to hide all the wires.

    I would recommend this to a friend