Kenwood KR 4600 receiver. Classic Vintage. Fully revitalized.
Kenwood company was established in Japan in 1946 as Kasuga Radio Co. Ltd. In 1960 the company was renamed Trio Corporation. In 1963 the first overseas office was founded in Los Angeles County, California, USA. The name Kenwood was invented by Kasuga as being the combination of “Ken”, a name common to Japan and North America, and an English word “Wood”, suggesting a relation to Hollywood, California. The company was supposed to be the exclusive importer of Trio products in USA. The brand recognition of Kenwood eventually surpassed that of Trio’s, and in 1986 Trio bought Kenwood and renamed itself Kenwood. Kenwood merged with JVC in 2008 as JVC Kenwood and is currently one of the JVCKENWOOD Corporation brands. The Kenwood brand is famous for its production of car audio equipment, home hi-fi, CB radios and walkie-talkies. In addition, it is in no way related to the British home appliances manufacturer, Kenwood Ltd.
The KR series is Kenwood’s flagship line from the 70s. Beautiful large and balanced tuning knobs, blue, amber glow of the scale and carefully selected fonts are the trademark of this line. Kenwood is a rock icon of these receivers. Ideal for beginner enthusiasts of jazz and classical music.
The enclosure has been completely revitalized. Its metal elements have been cleaned and painted using the automotive wet painting technique. Potentiometers are in perfect condition. The new side boards made of teak wood create an elegant and refined look. The front panel is made of aluminum. Scale does not require re-tuning.
The device has been fully reviewed and serviced. Collector’s item. The device is in perfect condition.
New ultraviolet illumination of the front panel.
– power – 2 x 30W at 8Ohm, stereo
– FM range 88-108 MHz, does not require re-tuning
– frequency response – 20Hz – 50kHz
– total harmonic distortion – 0.5%
– output sensitivity – 2,5mV (MM), 150mV (line)
– signal-to-noise ratio – 70dB (MM), 90dB (line)
– weight – 11 kg
– damping factor – 40
– dimensions – 50 cm x 14,5 cm x 33 cm (width x height x depth)
– year of production – 1976-78
– made in Japan