Kenwood Model 500

1 9 7 5 1975
1 9 7 9 1979

Part of the later, export-only, Supreme series, the Model 500 is essentially a Model 600.

It is in fact the same amplifier, the same circuits, the same parts, the same everything with only less power output, less tape output level on both DIN and RCA terminals, and a 5dB recessed S/N ratio of the power amp section.

Dropped from the Model 600 is the front Phono 1 impedance 3-step switch which is put at the back on the Model 500 and reduced to 2-step ; what takes the place of that front switch is a Phono 2 0...-6dB gain knob.


Otherwise it is the same, therefore just as good, therefore just as excellent : Supreme !


As the Model 500 is a Model 600, please refer the latter's page for all the details and extensive TECH descriptions.

See the large two-page schematic of the Model 500 here.

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Kenwood Model 500 specifications
Title Value
RMS power : 2x 100W (8 Ohm, 20Hz...20Khz, 0,08% THD)
2x 110W (8 Ohm, 1Khz)
2x 135W (4 Ohm, 1Khz)
Dynamic power : 520W (4 Ohm)
THD : < 0,08% (rated output into 8 Ohm)
< 0,03% (1W into 8 Ohm)
IMD : < 0,08% (rated output into 8 Ohm)
< 0,03% (1W into 8 Ohm)
S/N ratio : 110dB short-circuited
Power bandwidth : 5Hz...50Khz
Frequency response : DC...70Khz (+0/-1dB)
Damping factor : 50 at 8 Ohm
Inputs : 2,5mV 50 or 100kOhm (Phono 1)
2,5...5mV / 50kOhm (Phono 2)
150mV / 50kOhm (tuner, tape, aux)
Max. input level : 220mV (phono, RMS, 0,008% THD, 1Khz)
S/N ratio : 76dB at 5mV input (phono)
90dB (line)
Outputs : tape rec (140mV / 80kOhm)
Din (30mV / 150kOhm)
Frequency response : ± 0,2dB (phono)
5Hz...50Khz (+0/-1dB)
Bass control : 400Hz : ± 7,5dB at 100Hz
150Hz : ± 7,5dB at 40Hz
Treble control : 3Khz : ± 7,5dB at 10Khz
6Khz : ± 7,5dB at 20Khz
Loudness (-30dB) : +2 / +4 / +6 / +8dB at 100Hz
Low filter : 40Hz, 12dB/octave
High filter : 8Khz, 12dB/octave
Presence : +6dB at 800Hz
+6dB at 3Khz
PC : 790W at full power
Dimensions : 44 x 15,4 x 38,8cm
Weight : 20,2kg.
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