Kenwood introduced the company’s first Bluetooth amplifier at CES. The KAC-M1824BT is a compact amplifier with a wired remote for use in non-conventional applications such as classic cars, motorcycles, and ATVs.
It works with a smartphone to stream music and Kenwood says it offers CD sound quality through use of Apt X technology which improves the sound quality of streaming Bluetooth audio. It also decodes AAC files for iPhone users. “It will be one of the best sounding Bluetooth amps on the market,” said Kenwood’s Scott Caswell.
The amp delivers 45 watts x 4 and can be bridged. It has an RCA pass through for those who want to add a subwoofer amplifier to the system and it works with both high and low level inputs. For moisture protection it has a conformal coated main circuit board.
Shipping is expected in late March/early April at an approximate $300 suggested retail price.
Source: Kenwood USA