Size, looks, weigh,& performance all in one punch cant go wrong!!!!!!!!
10 October 2011
Summary: This amp is small, compact and provides al lot of power. I bought this amp to match my other amps which i already had which are XR1S & a XR4S. At this point i have no dislikes about this amp. I cant compare to other brands cause i have always owned kenwood equipment, i can only compare to other kenwood units. It beats older kenwwod units in size, looks,& weight. performance depends on the type of subs that is being used.
AWESOME AMPLIFIER FOR THE PRICE AND PERFECT FOR MANY SUBWOOFERS!
8 July 2011
Summary: PROS: It puts out enough RMS for many higher end subwoofers and has a large range of control. It also gives the consumer the option to put bass boost on it or just leave it the way it is. Good build quality, sturdy and doesn't feel too plasticy. Multiple amplifiers and subwoofers can be hooked up to it and it even has a good protection device that stops a sub from shorting. CONS: If anything, it could have more lighting, my opinion (just to make it cooler).
Conclusion: I got a 2010 Impala with eXcelon DNX7140 Double Din with this amp powering their eXcelon XW1224 sub. Its so accurate n still gets real real deep. No need for 2 unless bass junkie. They are matched at 600 watts rms. Match made in heaven.
Miles from Cape May Courthouse, NJ, Sonic Electronix
9 January 2011
Conclusion: The Kenwood eXcelon XR-1S is a little amp. I just recently pulled this amp out and installed a Jl Audio 500/1v2 slash amp for my 10 w7 and I must say, the Kenwood hits harder. One thing i do not like about the Kenwood is that it deletes some of the mids and highs in the sub which is very strange to Not hear. It is definitely louder than the JL amp but lacks some potency. Fan is very nice to have as well for those hot days. Still a very good Quality amp.
Conclusion: This is a great little amp. I love it. Nicely made, good quality. Right now it is powering a 10" subwoofer. I bought this one because I have the XR-4S and wanted to be able to stack them. Nice amp, if you need small mono amp, check this one out. Compares quite favorably to the Alpine PDX and the other compact class D from Kicker and JL Audio.
Conclusion: ABSOLUTELY AMAZING AMP! I have it pushing two mtx thunderthin 10's with a power rating of 300 watts rms per sub and the amp has power to spare. The amp is very compact and looks great....This amp is pushing every bit of the 700rms at 2ohm. The power is very clean and it has a built in fan that works great to control the heat....I have never seen an amp so compact push so much power....Spend the extra money and you WILL NOT BE DISSAPPOINTED!