Kenwood KRF-V 9300

The Kenwood receiver mixes different amplifiers: consist of single transistors – even from the co-developed by Kenwood TRAIT types with integrated temperature sensors – only the two front channels.

  1. Kenwood KRF-V 9300
  2. Data sheet

Music and silent listener will evaluate’s as an added bonus, that the Marantz power Department as only in the test without fan comes from. And that, if no surround back speakers be used (if they have bi-wiring terminals) provides the Frontspeaker in the sound-enhancing bi-amp mode.

Thus the Kenwood KRF-V_9300 can not be used. It is for bi-Amping but not really offered, because he would have to mix different amplifiers: consist of single transistors – even from the co-developed by Kenwood TRAIT types with integrated temperature sensors – only the two front channels. The rest, so the Center, surround and surround back, with a saving solution of two PCs hybrid waffles do take. It’s a shame, because earlier 9 – for years, the top models of the manufacturer – always came with TRAIT-full Assembly.

Also the purely convective-acting solid heatsink, until now always an eye catcher in the large Kenwood, is past. The eye can enjoy instead every day on a video conversion and scaling, which extrapolates from analog video sources in pretty decent quality. However, the level of Harman or Marantz not achieved the Kenwood scaler (an ABT_1012 of anchor Bay). Also missing on screen menus.

As a music and film buffs, the AUDIO testers are thrilled by the new HD sound formats even if they complicate the testing: now always have a passage with HD stands next to the listening tests in stereo and standard surround on the program.

The Kenwood offered much pressure and rhythmic force in tone and thus the classic voting of the brand, was slightly rough and ostensibly mixed female voices Center but above all on the. The Harman ended up placed in votes with his acting angularity and almost two in addition to the thick and creamy, but somewhat to very simplistic Kenwood exaggerated blaring brass only ranked.

The receiver with feigned to analog stereo sound – the Icelandic composer Sigurd Islandsmoen’s Requiem played the third match (Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra on 2 L; 96/24-download on The ranking was the result with HD sound: very clean, elegant and harmoniously the Marantz, dry and introverted of the Panasonic. In between were the silky soft Kenwood and the solid hearty Harman as a very ordinary stereo performer.

Kenwood KRF-V 9300

Manufacturer Kenwood
Price €600.00
Rating 75.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

Genus (REC / GM / input.) Receiver
Dimensions 44.0 x 16.6 x 39.4 cm
Weight 11.0 kg
Power amplifiers, number 7
Surround formats
Headphone surround
HDCD playback
Virtual surround
Decoder for HD formats
Colors Black, silver
Remote control Remote control
On-screen menu
Lip sync Lip sync /.
Equalizer manual No
Bands / channels 0 / 0
Video standards converter
Video adjustment
Switched network jacks 0
Autom. Calibration with Equalization
AV connectors
Digital inputs RCA / front 1 / 0
Optical digital inputs / front 2 / 0
Digital inputs HDMI / front 2 / 0
HDMI version number
Digital output HDMI 1
Digital RCA outputs 0
Optical digital outputs 0
USB ports front / rear 0 / 0
i-pod connection
Network connection /
Multi channel input 5.1
Outputs audio 0
Headphone Jack Headphone Jack
Preamp output
Laboratory data
True sine wave power stereo 8 ohm / 4 ohm 100.0 W / 152,0 W
Music power stereo 8 ohm / 4 ohm 101.0 W / 146.0 W
RMS power 5-channel 8 ohm / 4 ohm 11.0 W / 20.0 W
Music performance 5-Channel 4 ohm / 8 ohm 56.0 W / 53.0 W
RMS power 5-Channel 4 ohm 20.0 W
Music performance 7-Channel 4 ohm / 8 ohm 0 W / 0 W
HiFi output power 4 ohm 0 W
effective pulse power front 4 ohm 0 W
effective pulse power 4 ohm Center / surround 4 Ohms 0 W / 0 W
maximum output voltage Z1 / Z2 0 V / 0 V
maximum output voltage Z3 0 V
Number of appropriate channels 0
Surround RMS power 8 ohm / 4 ohm 0 W / 0 W
Surround RMS power 8 ohm / 4 ohm stp 0 W / 0 W
Noise line / multi channel input 99.0 dB / 0 dB
Noise phono MM / phono standard system 0 dB / 0 dB
Noise phono MC 0 dB
Digital noise 98.0 dB
Front noise ProLogic 81.0 dB
Noise ProLogic Center 87.0 dB
Power consumption standby / operating 0.3 W / 63 W
A pleasant, velvety sound, also in stereo
Little surround power, no on-screen display, no Pre-Out
Sound stereo 70
Surround sound 75
Sound HD 80
Operation well
Facilities well
Processing well
Price / performance well
Sound judgment well 75
tested in issue: 2 / 09