The Kennedy RDA by Kennedy Enterprises is an interesting spin on the conventional rebuildable atomizer design. The airflow is the innovative feature here and is a radical shift from the traditional top cap placement. The design increases flavor performance and at the same time gives the Kennedy a sleek and refined look.
After using this for the last month, I REALLY like the Kennedy! This RDA has an amazingly sleek look and simplicity about it. There’s not fidgety airflow control rings or unscrewing. This thing is built like a beast.
The airflow is non-adjustable on this, but the Kennedy comes in 2 versions: the standard 2 channel version and a competition 4 channel version. The 4 channel is a wind tunnel – its designed for cloud blowers who build coils down in the under .1 ohm range. If this is you this might be the best RDA available.
I’ve been using the standard 2 channel version and I really like it. The airflow is not adjustable, but its well designed. I like to vape in the .2 ohm range and I’ve found this to be exceptional.
The Kennedy RDA starts with the standard 3-post design. The center (positive) post is made of copper for maximum connectivity. The connection holes are big and easily accommodate thicker wire for folks who like to build with lower gauge Kanthal. The posts all use standard, phillips head screws.
The machining is superb on this RDA. Kennedy Enterprises went out of their way to make a solid feeling device. The juice well is deep as well so you’ll be dripping less between capes.
The deck also features 2 air flow canals. This is where the Kennedy starts to get interesting. There are two air flow channels that are formed in the base of the deck. Air is drawn from the bottom of the device. The air then flows up through the deck via the 2 air flow canals and bring air right below the coils. This is a similar design featured in the Magma, and Kennedy have incorporated this into their own design.
The top cap is a solid piece of stainless steel that bears the logo on the side. Its one piece which forms the sleeve and the top cap. The inside of the top cap is a conical design that helps the air flow and increases the performance of the vapor production.
I really like the Kennedy. The design is extremely well thought out and this RDA addresses both flavor and vapor performance equally well.
The air flow is fixed as there is no control built in. However the airflow is very solid and right about where you want it to be. But this could be an issue if you build super sub-ohm coils and need more air – in that case you’ll want to get the competition version. But if you’re just going for clouds, there are high performance cloud chasing RDA’s that would probably make more sense anyway.
I think the Kennedy fills a nice for an excellent, balanced RDA for people who prefer flavor and vapor. My builds come in right around .250 ohms or so. I like excellent flavor performance with decent sized clouds so this seems to be perfect for my tastes.
The Kennedy prices in just under $100 which seems fair for a rebuildable atomizer with this quality of build. I highly recommend the Kennedy. Its an excellent debut and can’t wait to see what other devices this company comes out with in the future!