A Resource for Kenwood
Basic M2/M2A
Audio Power Amplifiers
Modification Kits
  1. The Kenwood Basic M2 and M2A were designed using special dual output transistors with part numbers DAT1018N, DAT1018P, DAT1521n and DAT1521P. This kit replaces the output stage of Kenwood Basic M2 or M2A power amplifiers, utilizing discrete transistors to replace the special dual transistors. The kit includes a new heat sink with lower thermal resistance provides for better cooling. Brackets allow heat sink positioning that improves air flow around the main and driver heat sinks.
    Item # 8001061
    Kenwood BASIC M2/M2A Modification Kit
  2. The potentiometers used as level controls in the Kenwood Basic M2 and M2A are no longer available. This kit replaces the level controls with an assembly that mounts on the front sub panel and connects to the level control pc board using short ribbon cables. The original knobs fit the new control shafts without any modification required.
    Item # 8001071
    Kenwood BASIC M2/M2A Level Control Kit
  3. This kit adds Super DLD to a Kenwood Basic M2 power amplifier. The Super DLD capacitors in this kit are 10,000uf instead of the 5,600uf capacitors in the Basic M2A. The kit connects directly to the filter capacitors on the amplifier pc board with 5 inch long 16 gauge wires, while the Basic M2A Super DLD capacitors are on the power supply board that is connected to the amplifier board by 11 inch 18 gauge wires. This kit is also available without the 10,000uf capacitors as item # 8001005.
    Item # 8001002
    Kenwood Basic M2 Super DLD Add-On Kit
  4. This module replaces the Omron G2Z-222P-US 24VDC relay, which is now obsolete. The G2Z-222P-US 24VDCis used as the speaker protection relays in the Kenwood Basic Series power amplifiers The relays used in the module are sealed, while the Omron G2Z-222P-US relay originally used is not.
    Item # 8001031
    Kenwood Basic Relay Module
  5. This kit replaces the factory twist lock speaker terminals in a Kenwood Basic M2A power amplifier. Color coded gold plated binding posts accept. - Standard Banana plugs - Wire - 0.180 diameter - Spade lug with 0.310 slot The terminal block mounts in existing holes in the pc board and back panel, and uses existing mounting screws to attach to the back panel. No modifications required! Full color instruction manual with photos in PDF format.
    Item # 8001051
    Kenwood Basic M2A Speaker Terminals
  6. This kit replaces the factory twist lock speaker terminals in a Kenwood Basic M2 power amplifier. Color coded gold plated binding posts accept. - Standard Banana plugs - Wire - 0.180 diameter - Spade lug with 0.310 slot The terminal block mounts in existing holes in the pc board and back panel, and uses existing mounting screws to attach to the back panel. No modifications required! Full color instruction manual with photos in PDF format.
    Item # 8001041
    Kenwood Basic M2 Speaker Terminals
  7. This kit converts the power inlet receptacle on Kenwood Basic M2 or M2A to and IEC style receptacle that accepts an IEC power cord. The Kit includes: - IEC Receptacle - Heavy 13 amp IEC Power Cord - 6ft - Template for enlarging hole in back panel. The IEC receptacle mounts using the same screws as the original 2 prong receptacle, but the hole must be enlarged using the template included in the kit. Additional information is in the catalog. Also available with 3ft power cord - Item # 8001012
    Item #8001011
    Kenwood Basic M2/M2A IEC Power Cord Conversion Kit
  8. This kit replaces the power supply filter capacitors in a Kenwood Basic M2 or M2A with high quality CDE snap-in electrolytic capacitors. The Kit includes: - 2 each - 10,000uf 100v electrolytic capacitors - 2 each - 10,000uf 80v electrolytic capacitors - Adapter plate for capacitor bracket Additional information is in the catalog
    Item # 8001092
    Kenwood Basic M2/M2A Filter Capacitor Kit
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