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Kenwood Sovereign VR 5900

Kenwood Sovereign VR 5900
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Apr, 2018

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Expert review by : Michael Fremer (

Kenwood Sovereign VR-5900 audio/video receiver


While the VR-5900 decodes EX and ES, it doesn't include amplification for these formats' two rear "effects" channels, for which you'll have to supply an external 2-channel amplifier. Be sure to consider that when you compare the VR-5900's price ($3000)...

Jun, 2002

Expert review by : Bryan Southard (

Kenwood Sovereign VR-5900 Receiver


Introduction Receivers are better today than they have ever been; yet their reputation continues to be plagued by memories of low quality mass-market products of the past. A decade ago Japanese electronic manufactures had the reputation of churning out...

Jan, 2001

Product Specifications

The Kenwood flagship VR-5900 is equally at home in comprehensive single-room or elaborate multi-room systems. The two-way Power Touch III controller with large LCD features customizable touchscreen navigation and Perfect Macro Capability. Lutron, X-10, and Makita remote control compatibility combines with an RS-232 communications port for customized system integration. Performance advantages include a substantial All Channels-Driven power rating (130 Watts x 5) and THX Ultra certification. A Universal Video HD video transcoder lets you watch composite and S-video sources through an advanced component-video equipped monitor for the best possible picture quality - and it's ready for high-definition video signals too. A second-generation 32-bit SHARC DSP decodes all current surround formats. And don't forget about HDCD decoding benefit!


Output Power / Total:650Watt

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby 3 Stereo / Dolby Digital / Dolby Pro Logic II / DTS decoder / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 / DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 / MPEG / THX Surround EX decoder
Functions (KA):AV receiver
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV components
Surround System Class:5.1 channel
Type:AV receiver


Coaxial Digital Input: Yes
Coaxial Digital Output: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes
Optical Digital Output: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Manufacturer:Kenwood Corporation
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Kenwood Sovereign VR


Color:Midnight black


Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty