Kenwood X801-5 eXcelon X Series Class D 5-Channel Power Amplifier

Model: X801-5 UPC: 0019048215048 Item: 166276

Product Information

Kenwood X801-5 eXcelon X Series 5-Channel Amplifier

X Series Amplifiers

X Series Amplifiers provide a powerful solution in a compact design ideal for upgrading your car audio system. The reliability of the thermal management system instantaneously controls amplitude and ensures uninterrupted sound reproduction when high output drives up temperatures. Experience the luxury of choice afforded by Kenwood's compact engineering.

Audio Grade Capacitors

These advanced audio grade capacitors store energy for the internal operating voltage of the amplifier. Their high quality construction and low internal resistance allow them to deliver energy during with the most demanding music and deliver un-fluctuating performance when pushed close to their limits.

Dual Sigma Drive

This advanced negative feedback circuit improves damping factor and increases accuracy and sound quality. When a signal is passed to a subwoofer, like a 50Hz note, the speaker will move and create the note. However, because the speaker has mass and a suspension, it won't stop moving once it's in motion. This extra movement (sound) creates a type of distortion that's not part of the original signal. The negative feedback circuit senses this unwanted movement and sends out an opposite pulse to stop the speaker like an electronic brake.

Expanded Frequency Response

Supporting Hi-Res Audio, X801-5 is ideal for high resolution audio playback as it features a frequency response that extends to 50kHz.



CEA-2006 Primary Ratings           

  • Power output: 50 watts RMS x 4 + 300 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms and ≤1%THD+N
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 80dBA (Reference: 1 watt into 4 ohms)

Rated Power Output at 14.4V    

  • A/B (4 ohms): 50W RMS x 4 (4 ohms, 20 - 20kHz, ≤1.0% THD)
  • A/B (2 ohms): 75W RMS x 4 (2 ohms, 1kHz, ≤1.0% THD)
  • SUB (4 ohms): 300W RMS x 1 (4 ohms, 20 - 200Hz, ≤0.5% THD)
  • SUB (2 ohms): 500W RMS x 1 (2 ohms, 100Hz, ≤0.5% THD)
  • A/B (Bridged 4 ohms): 150W RMS x 2 (Bridged 4 ohms, 1kHz, ≤1.0% THD)

Additional Specifications  

  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 100dB (Reference: rated power into 4 ohms at 14.4V)
  • Frequency response
    • 20Hz - 50kHz (+0dB, -3dB) A/B
    • 20Hz - 200Hz (+0dB, -3dB) SUB
  • Input impedance: 10k ohm
  • Speaker impedance: 4Ω (2Ω to 8Ω allowable)
  • Bridged connection: 4Ω to 8Ω allowable


  • Low-pass filter: 50Hz - 200Hz, -24dB/oct (SUB)
  • High-pass filter: 50Hz-200Hz, -12dB/oct (A/B)
  • Bass boost: 40Hz, 0dB - +18dB (SUB)
  • RCA input sensitivity: 0.2[V] - 5.0 [V]
  • Speaker level input sensitivity: 4.0[V] - 12.0 [V]


  • Battery & ground: M6 screw type terminal block
  • Speaker output: M4 screw type terminal block


  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 9" x 2 3/16" x 7 3/8"
  • Operating voltage: 14.4V (11-16V allowable)
  • Current consumption: 58[A]

Key Features   

  • CEA-2006 compliant
  • 2 ohms load capability
  • Speaker level input with signal sensing turn-on
  • Power MOS-FET switching power supply
  • Extruded aluminum heat sink design
  • A B sub independent gain adjustment

What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • X801-5 eXcelon X Series Class D 5-Channel Power Amplifier



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