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Restored KRC-2000 radio

 
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ChuckG



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:54 am    Post subject: Restored KRC-2000 radio Reply with quote

I neglected to post this when I had the radio redone, but I couldn't be happier with the service and price. $88, shipped back to me. Replaced some parts, cleaned and aligned the rest. Works like a champ!

Contact:
dantheman209@gmail.com

Video of my radio:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmZ0wg9ovq0
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negusm
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice. I may need this done.

I am going through my parts again. Going to thin things out. I do want to keep some of the Kenwood radios I have. I know I have 1 new one but I want to keep it as a backup. I have a few decent used ones though. I'll probably send one off and liquidate the others.

-Mike
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So your car had the KRC-2000 and not the 2001?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes my current '85 Coupe had the KRC-2000. I can't recall what my purchased-new '85 had. I think it was a KRC-2000--but it could have been the 2001.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone know how many watts a KRC-2001 "high-power" unit pushed? I know the KRC-2000 only pumped about 5, but wasn't listed as "high power".
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.ascmclarencoupe.com/ascLiterature/ServiceDocs/86Kenwood_AutoAudioSystems_1.jpg
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, 10W a channel was "high power". Starting to think my original '85 had the 2001 because I didn't have an amp and it was louder than my 2000 was in the current car, before I added a small period Kenwood amp.

Even now, it's not exactly "loud" with the windows down on the highway--but gobs louder than my Premium Sound system in the SVO.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, because of your other thread, I rooted through my items. I have a new Alpine 7263 in the box and 2 new in the box KRC2001s. I have a used 2000A in a bag.

Never got a KRC2000 though.

I bought modern Kenwood speakers and put them in my car. 6" rounds in the back and small ones that barely fit in the dash up front. I fiddled with a period amp but it didn't really do anything noticeable...so I yanked it.

That radio got those speakers super loud, no problem.

The fronts were INSANELY loud. Speaker technology must have come a long ways for small speakers. If I dialed the fade all the way to the back...it was almost normal.

I bought 2 potentiometers, put them in-line with each of the fronts. Put the radio on an even balance/fade setting and dialed the pots in to get the fronts under control. It worked perfectly.

I need to get back to that car and work on it. Still so many things in my way but getting closer.

I should sell that 2000a...i don't think it went into any asc cars.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd be interested in that NIB KRC-2001.

I replaced my factory Premium Sound speakers in the SVO with JBLs The fronts were rotted, but still not appreciably louder. Clearer, not much more efficient. Luckily, they all fit under factory grills so no one is the wiser. Moved from dual cone to two-ways makes for better sound, so worth the $150 investment.

I replaced the Coupes fronts with Kicker 3 1/2, standard KFC-6970s in the rear. Think the amp is the KAC-7200. Wish I could fit a 1/2 DIN EQ in like i did on my Alpine system in #23, but this console is a little closer to the dash than that one was. Strange. Have one, but don't have the inch space I need to wedge it in.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They do come up new on ebay.

There was a new one back in August.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Kenwood-KRC-2001-Digital-Cassette-Player-Car-Stereo-w-Box-Manual/114362801217?hash=item1aa08ddc41:g:fdQAAOSwq7pfO3xF

I paid more than that for the ones I have I am sure. Gonna hold on to what I have for now.

-Mike
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! Very fair price.
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