Kenwood KA-4006 or KA-5700

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  1. Chad81

    Chad81 New Member

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    Looking at buying one of these amps and was just wondering which is the better of the two? Both sellers are asking around the same amount for them and they are in comparable condition. Looking for some input on them as to what would make one a better purchase than the other.
     
  2. hopjohn

    hopjohn Kenwood Krazy Subscriber

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    I'd probably go with the 5700. A few years newer design, lower THD, a little more power, nice meters to look at.
     
  3. ferninando

    ferninando AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    see my avitar at left the 5700 sounds wonderful, rich and full with good low end .
    40 watts
     
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  5. swamppirate

    swamppirate Super Member

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    I've got a 4006, very warm sounding amp. Guess it depends on what you are powering.
     
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    ferninando AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    it is just a guess, but the Kenwoods of that era 70s or so,
    probably all had good sq. Just a guess tho as I have heard only 2 of the silver amps
     
  7. absolve2525

    absolve2525 Super Member

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    I'm a 5700 fan too. Great looks and super sound. I've never heard a 4006.
     
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    swamppirate Super Member

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  9. ferninando

    ferninando AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    whats the power?
     
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    I've refurbished both the KA-5700 and KA-4006 amplifiers and they are both solid performers. In my opinion you can't go wrong with either one of these amps, however my personal preference would be the KA-4006. It has a warmer sound and the build quality is better in my opinion. Pair it with a nice KT-4007 tuner and you have a nice looking, very nice sounding setup.
     

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