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Kenwood Eleven G and GX

Discussion in 'Kenwood-Trio/Kensonic-Accuphase' started by Cylontymany, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. Cylontymany

    Cylontymany Well-Known Member

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    What if any is the difference between these two? And does anyone know what the mfg dates are? Thanxs
     

     

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  2. tiretwister

    tiretwister New Member

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    Ohhh nooo……not the big empty box!! Lol!! That’s what some will say around here. Why….maybe because it does not have a huge toroidal power transformer?? Who knows for sure, but I know they sound dang good!!

    They are basically the same. The GX has a modified power amp circuit and different output transistors. The cabinet is different also. Other than that everything else interchanges between the two. As for production dates I’m not sure. I don’t think the info is out there for you to break it down. I’d say late 70’s for the G and very late 70’s to early 80’s for the GX from what I have gathered.

    The Model Eleven G & GX were top of the line in there series. 120 WPC MINIMUM @ 8 ohm and you can run 2 sets of speakers at that on this thing at an 8 ohm load. Loud?? You better believe it!! I know because I have an Eleven G and a KR-11000G (euro black face model of Eleven G) along with a few of its smaller wattage siblings. I love them and there are others on here that are quite fond of them too. Great tuners, lots of power and separate pre-in/outs are a huge plus. I would not change a thing except the M.A.C. (equalizer). I like the separate bass/mid/treble set up better. I can shape the sound better to my taste. I do use a Yamaha EQ-70 as an equalizer.

    Why did you come across one of these?? I'm alway looking for parts units in this series. Parts for them period. Anyone have parts??
     
  3. Cylontymany

    Cylontymany Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have a Eleven G for parts or a dead unit you would be willing to sell me!
     
  4. Cylontymany

    Cylontymany Well-Known Member

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    The problem I was told by my tech is that one channel is no good do to possible pre amp relay switch being bad? Is this fixable? My tech says no!
     
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  5. Cylontymany

    Cylontymany Well-Known Member

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    THE SPEAKER MAGNATE Kelso,WA

    My Kenwood Eleven G was able to be fixed for a little coin! I highly recommend this guy for your hard to do jobs! Just because other techs say they cant fix your unit give this guy a shot-Im glad I did. There was several issues with it like broken solders and such but its fixed and will be my driver as soon as I get it back. Plus its a nice drive up from portland too!
     
  6. SBinLilRock

    SBinLilRock Active Member

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    It's great that you were able to get it fixed, and for little coin is a bonus:yes:
    I hope to get my Eleven G fixed soon--and hopefully for little coint too.
     

     

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  7. Cylontymany

    Cylontymany Well-Known Member

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    Its Now My main Driver

    Wow is all I can say-I am glad I made the investment since I like kenwood receivers I wanted one of these for my collection. Boy its sure pretty with those blue light and meters. Everything works now and it sure sounds good! The styling of the big box Kenwoods leads me to believe they are early to mid seventies but I dont know for sure? The tech in Kelso Washington (www.thespeakermagnate.com) is great and and went go the extra mile to get it fixed. And there were alot of things that were wrong with it. I turned it up to about the 4 level on the volume til the wife started to pound on the floor above. I have eviction notice party speakers on my main system Cerwin Vega DX9s
     
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  8. SBinLilRock

    SBinLilRock Active Member

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    I finally opened my Eleven G up over the weekend. It was pretty dusty inside and had a fair amount of what appeared to be cat hair. I blew it out but it needs a more thorough cleaning. The left channel is not working and the right cuts in and out a little bit. All the lights are working--except maybe the stereo light. The faceplate looks great. All the knobs are present. And the wood case is in overall pretty good shape.

    I really want to build a Kenwood 2-channel system. I'm just not sure if this is the receiver I should start pouring money into. It does look pretty sweet with all the lights lit up.
     
  9. tiretwister

    tiretwister New Member

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    Heck yeah they are stunning all lit up!! And at a minimum of 120 wpc it is loud enough to get the cops called on a regular basis. It may look like a big empty box but I beat mine on a regular basis (into 4 ohm speakers too) and have never had a meltdown. If you want a more power full Kenwood receiver with beefier innards (more like your spec 4) check out a KR-9600.
    Is it worth it? Value wise (per that big auction site) nice ones range from $150-$300 depending on how nice, parts units and clunkers for $50 plus. So no you’re not going to get rich off it. I don’t think it would take a lot of money, just a lot of time to bring it back.
    Plus the price was right was it not? Hard to beat free man! If it turns out to be something you’re not willing to tackle and the price was right I’d take it off your hands and give it a try. I can always use a parts unit if all else fails.
     
  10. tiretwister

    tiretwister New Member

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    ooops got part of my reply in the qoute, sorry.
     
  11. SBinLilRock

    SBinLilRock Active Member

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    Yea, I think I'm gonna hang on to it. I like the way it looks better than the KR-9600. 120 wpc is way more than I'll need. It will be hooked up to some very efficient Klipsch Cornwalls. I'm not really pressted for time to get it going--just impatient. I've got so many spring/summer projects around the house to get done--it may take a while to get to it.
     

     

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  12. y2keglide

    y2keglide Well-Known Member

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    I just found this thread looking for more on the Eleven G I just acquired and was pumped to see there's a good tech so close to home,I live in SW WA.
    Here's my thread on the 11 G I found. http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/in...e-of-a-vintage-receiver.826023/#post-11686817
     
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  13. y2keglide

    y2keglide Well-Known Member

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    This link no longer works,is this guy in Kelso still around?
     

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