Kenwood as a brand has great heritage in car power amplifiers, some of you may recall some of the award winning power amplifiers in the 1990's - 2000's . We remember products such as the PS series those amplifiers would give tremendous power output with excellent sound quality.
These days amplifiers needs have change quite a lot and we now need less power, cleaner sound and more compact solutions. One thing you will notice about the Kenwood X802-5 is just how compact the amplifier really is.
The amplifier is beautifully constructed, being class D it is light weight as the power amplifier is very efficient at creating power. So less heat is generated and you have a more compact size in return.
All inputs and outputs are covered by end caps giving protection.
Sound Quality wise you will find the amplifier very dynamic, clean and punchy. Mid-range is very direct and focus and the high's are nice and linear.
With the dedicated 300w rms mono channel (4 ohm) you can drive a fairly large subwoofer, with surprise this amplifier runs very cool and gives an impressive and powerful bass. We tested it with the In Phase XT-12 and it had no problem delivering clean accurate power bass with a lot of control. This amp is also 2 ohm stable, allowing more power to be delivered to the sub(s).
Overall this is a great amplifier if you want to add that little bit of extra power with great sound quality.