Kenwood KR-9600

kenwood kr-9600


The Kenwood KR-9600 is one of the better receivers ever made by Kenwood.  In fact, it's one of the better tuners ever made by anyone. Manufactured from 1977 to around 1981 and with an MSRP of nearly $800 the KR-9600 was Kenwood flagship receiver.  It weighs 56 pounds and puts out 160 watts per channel.  The 9600 is popular among audio enthusiasts who modify it to bring it up to modern standards and turn it into a fantastic tuner. It does have its drawbacks in terms of design but these can be easily remedied.


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Yes, I have one, and the sound quality is marvelous, you can listen all frequency rang at low volume, the clear, transparency and sound purity are astonishing.

You can listen deep bass so natural, the med and treble rang are so crystalline and so natural too.

Important: you need big speakers who can give you the full rang minimum 20Hz to 20,000 Hz and 150 to 200 watts of continue response, to avoid distortion and noise not desired.

KR-9600 is astonishing.

September 1st, 2011 at 10:18 am

I had a KR-9600 way back then. Mated it with a pair of ADS 810 speakers (the 910s were the top of the line), Dual direct-drive turntable, Shure V15 III cartridge, that system rocked!

In hindsight, the 810s could have used a little help on the bottom end, a good powered subwoofer, and it would have been studio quality sound for that day.

I had “golden ears” hearing back then, and although modern digital sound is more pristine, and doesn’t have the clicks and pops and hiss associated with LP records, there’s something less real about it that might be intangible….but there is a difference.

January 18th, 2014 at 7:22 pm

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