Kenwood KR-9600

1 9 7 6 1976
1 9 7 8 1978

Not as well remembered as the Technics SA-1000, the Pioneer SX-1250 or the Marantz Model 2500 but, still...

3-stage differential amp, Dual Power-Supply (but one transformer only), four large caps, sizeable side heatsinks, relay switching, DC and overcurrent protection for the amp section.

Output is done by two TA-200W Darlington power-packs - restoration may be difficult there.

FET differential amplifier and two stage DC amplifier for the excellent phono sections (two), triple tone controls, two-step loudness switch, and "Sound Injection Circuit" for the preamp.

Dual-gate MOS-FET 5-gang front end, eight-element phase linear solid-state filter (IF section), PLL decoder, two 7-element Norton type low-pass filters and Dolby FM switch for the tuner.


The KR-9600 is as good as any "monster receiver" made during the last era of bigger is better, but your ears will tell you which suits your taste(s).


Many nudies here.

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Kenwood KR-9600 specifications
Title Value
MAIN section MAIN section
Power output : 2x 160W (8 Ohm ; min RMS, 20Hz...20Khz, 0,08% THD)
2x 200W (4 Ohm ; min RMS, 20Hz...20Khz, 0,08% THD)
Dynamic power output : 750W (4 Ohm)
THD / IM : 0,08% at rated power
0,05% at 1W
Power bandwidth : 5Hz...50Khz
Damping factor : 55 (8 Ohm)
Input : 1V / 50kOhm
Speakers : 3 pairs of 4...16 Ohm
PRE section PRE section
Inputs & S/N ratio : phono 1: 2,5mV / 50kOhm / 76dB
phono 2: 5,0mV / 50kOhm / 80dB
aux.: 150mV / 50kOhm / 95dB
tape: 150mV / 50kOhm / 95dB
Mic: 1,5mV / 50kOhm / 65dB
Phono 2 max input level : 500mV (RMS, 0,08% THD, 1Khz)
Outputs : 150mV / 100 Ohm (tape, RCA)
30mV / 80kOhm (tape, DIN)
1V / 5,3kOhm [??]
Frequency response : ± 0,2dB (RIAA)
20Hz...40Khz (aux/tape, +0/-1dB)
100Hz...8Khz (mic, +0/-3dB)
Bass control : ±10dB at 100Hz
Mid control : ±10dB at 800Hz
Trebles control : ±10dB at 10Khz
Loudness control : +3dB at 100Hz (position #1)
+6dB at 100Hz (position #2)
Low filter : -9dB at 100Hz
High filter : -9dB at 10Khz
TUNER section TUNER section
Usable sensitivity : 8,7dBf (1,5µV)
50dB quieting sens. : 14,1dBf (mono, 2,8µV)
36,1dBf (stereo, 35µV)
S/N ratio at 65dBf : 75dB (mono)
70dB (stereo)
THD at 65dBf : 0,15% (mono)
0,2% (stereo)
Frequency response : 20Hz...15Khz (+0/-1,5dB)
Capture ratio : 1,3dB
Alternate channel selectivity : 83dB
Spurious response ratio : 115dB
Image response ratio : 100dB
IF response ratio : 115dB
AM suppression ratio : 60dB
Stereo separation : 45dB (wide, 1Khz)
35dB (wide, 50Hz...10Khz)
Sub-carrier product ratio : 65dB
Antenna impedance : 300 Ohm unbalanced
75 Ohm balanced
General General
PC : 820W at full power
AC outlets : 1 switched
2 unswitched
Dimensions : 58 x 16,9 x 42cm
Weight : 24kg.
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