With the M-7000S and the M-9000S, Kenwood is announcing two smart hi-fi systems with numerous functions and features – they mainly differ in terms of the dimensions of the housing and the output power.
Kenwood M-7000S: technology
It is a multifunctional classic CD receiver, the radio part of which can receive DAB + and VHF, but which also has a Bluetooth receiver. Digital audio data can be played on a USB stick, and a mini-jack input on the rear allows you to connect an external high-level source. According to the press release, the built-in amplifier has an output of 2 x 30 watts, although it was not stated here whether it is continuous or impulse peak power. A headphone output is also offered.
The front of the device is adorned with a dimmable TFT color display, the device can not only be operated using buttons, but also using the remote control supplied and the free UNDOK smartphone app. There are five pre-programmed DSP presets for different sound scenarios. The scope of delivery includes two compact two-way speakers that have been technically matched to the Kenwood M-7000S.
The Kenwood M-9000S comes in a slightly larger housing, the speakers are also a bit larger – and Kenwood specifies the output power as 2 x 50 watts.
Both devices will be available from August 2021 in black and silver.
- Kenwood M-7000S: 229 euros
- Kenwood M-9000S: 279 euros