Kiwa offers an audio upgrade kit to improve the audio quality of the R5000 receiver. The audio upgrade kit replaces capacitors in the audio signal path with types that have improved sonic characteristics. The end result is that consonants like k's, c's and q's will sound sharper with improved definition. This improves the overall intelligibility. The kit comes with instructions. Soldering and desoldering experience is required. No alignment is required after completion. Kiwa also offers installation of the audio upgrade if you do not feel comfortable installing the required components.
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R5000 Audio Upgrade kit $20.00
Shipping and Handling within North America $3.00
Installation by Kiwa Electronics (includes components) $55.00
Price does not include return shipping of the receiver.
This modification removes the 10 dB attenuation pad that is present across the AM broadcast band which substantially raises the sensitivity. Complete instructions are included.
AM BCB Attenuation Disable kit $5.00
Shipping and Handling $3.00
Note:Only one shipping and Handling charge is required if both upgrades are purchased.
Kiwa installation of the AM BCB Attenutaion Disable Upgrade (includes parts) $25.00