You are pushing the Kenwood too hard, that is why it is shutting down. I doubt the Kenwood has pre-outs, which is what you would need to provide external amplification to a receiver. If you just have one source, you wouldn't need a receiver, just hook up the amp and plug in a laptop/iPod/etc.
Yes that amp will definitely power the Cerwin Vegas.
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