A Resource for Kenwood
Basic M2/M2A
Audio Power Amplifiers
I was a teenager when a new audio technology came to homes. It was called stereo! My grandfather and uncle were both hi-fi buffs, and I became the owner of my grandfather's hi-fi when he bought his new stereo. I was hooked!

I completed a 3 year vocational course in communications electronics and worked for many years as a technician servicing consumer electronics, with the main focus being on audio equipment. I then had the opportunity to work as an engineering technician in a research development group in an electronics firm that made automated test systems for the electronics component industry. After a few years, I was promoted to the position of engineer.

As time progressed, I found myself spending about 90% of my time developing firmware for embedded control and software for automated test systems. Eventually I left the engineering field to focus on developing my skills as a software engineer. Despite being a programmer/analyst by trade, I still have a love for all things audio.

This is a hobby site, not a commercial site.
  • February 2002 - Purchased first Kenwood Basic M1.
  • March 2002 - Purchased first Kenwood Basic M2.
  • June 2006 - www.drmaudioht.com was created.
  • August 2007 - Developed Kenwood Basic M1 Super DLD power supply kit.
  • December 2007 - Developed Kenwood Basic M2/M2A Modification kit.
  • February 2009 - Developed Kenwood Basic M1 Current Source Modfiication kit.
  • February 2009 - Developed Kenwood Basic M2 Super DLD Add-On Kit.
  • September 2011 - New web site with shopping cart for online ordering goes live.
  • January 2012 - Omron G2Z-222P-US relay replacement module added.
  • March 2012 - Kenwood Basic M2 M2A Level Control kit added.
  • November 2012 - Kenwood Basic M2A Speaker Terminal kit added.
  • December 2013 - Web site drmaudiokits.com closed.
  • December 2015 - New web site created - drmaudio.com
  • October 2016 - Released updated Kenwood Basic M2/M2A Modification kit.
It didnt take long to gain an appreciation of the Kenwood Basic series amplifiers. All of the Kenwood Basic M2s and M2As that I have purchased since then were in non-working condition. I have developed an in-depth understanding of their operation from the repair of approximately 50 M2s and M2As as of this date.
I have been performing repairs on the Kenwood Basic series power amplifiers for about 12 years, and over time have accumulated an inventory of parts for the Kenwood Basic M2 and M2A. I have these parts available to provide a single source for parts for Kenwood equipment repair.

I only have service information for some of the Kenwood Basic series power amplifiers. Therefore, I can not provide parts or advice on locating parts for other equipment.