Kenwood VR-6070 ..Reviews?

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  1. GregK

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    Does anyone own this piece? If so, what do you think of the VR-6070 ..pros and cons?

    Thanks!
     
  2. jack x

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    Greg,

    I am not sure how it compares to the Kenwood VR-6060, but what I can tell you about the 6060 is that sonically, it does NOT compare favorably with Denon 1802. I have not done extensive listening with the VR-6060 yet - since I just got it this evening. It also seems very underpowered compared to the denon 1802.

    Best of luck!
     
  3. GregK

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    Thanks for the info! Yes the VR-6070 is close to the VR-6060, with the VR-6070 adding THX Select certification.

    So now that you have had time to play with the your Kenwood, do think it is still lacking? ..I own a Yamaha V995, and have the chance to acquire the VR6070 at a *great* price. I would gain EX/ES/ES discrete, DPL-2, etc, but I have not been able to compare Kenwood's K-STAT amplifiers to Yamaha's.
     
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    I did not play with it very much; it seemed very underpowered and is being returned. i think in the owner's manual, it lists power consumption as 300 watts. if this is really a 6X100 watts unit, shouldn't it consume around 600 watts? I paid $499 at best buy. Also, i did not like all the modes - loudness, etc. it sounded a bit "muddy", but this is compared to the $1299 msrp rotel.

    the denon 1802 was $499 at the wiz and i liked the sound of it much more and it seemingly had much more power.

    I am much happier now that i have a rotel 1055 receiver. it is rated at 5X75 watts and the manual lists power consumption as 450 watts (i think).
     

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