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Car Amplifier

  • Class D Amplifiers

    Class D amplifiers, monoblock, full range, RMS power output options, 1-, 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-channel models
  • Mono Subwoofer Amps

    Mono subwoofer amps, class D, AB and BD models, with low-pass crossover, peak and RMS power output, and frequency response options
  • 2-Channel Amplifiers

    2-channel amplifiers, class AB and D, bridgeable, remote bass control, low-pass and high-pass filters, built-in crossovers, and various power output models
  • 3-Channel Amplifiers

    3-channel amplifiers, brand new, manufacturer warranty, variable low-pass and high-pass filters
  • 4-Channel Amplifiers

    4-channel amplifiers, bridgeable, full range, AB and D, stackable and compact models available
  • 5-Channel or more Amps

    5-channel or more amplifiers, brand new, manufacturer warranty, full range, stackable options
  • Sound Processors

    Sound processors, crossover and equalizer, digital audio processor, and remote control models

A car amplifier is one of the most important components of your audio system and needs to be matched to the speakers it will be powering. Some key considerations when choosing an amp are type, power, filters and class.

Types of Car Amplifiers

There are five main types of amplifiers available: Mono, Two-channel, Three-channel, Four-channel and Five-channel models. The type of car amp you select will depend on the number of speakers you need to power. Generally, each channel connects to one speaker. For example, mono is for one speaker, two-channel is connected to two speakers, and so on.

RMS Power Versus Peak Power

Like Subwoofer power ratings, RMS power refers to the continuous power available, whereas peak power is for brief, unsustained boosts in sound. To ensure top sound quality and avoid speaker damage, amplifiers should be matched to the speakers they will be powering.

Car Amplifier Filters

There are two types of filters: low-pass filters and high-pass filters. Low-pass filters send low-frequency tones to the Subwoofers and keep them from producing higher tones. High-pass filters send high-frequency tones to the Tweeters and prevent them from creating lower tones. By filtering the sounds, based on the speakers they are being sent to, your subwoofers and tweeters will perform better and last longer.

Classes

While there are many classes of amplifiers, there are four main ones: Class A, Class B, Class AB and Class D.

  • Class A amplifiers use a single transistor, are always powered on even with no audio signal, and can become very hot.
  • Class B amplifiers use two transistors and exhibit crossover distortion when switching between the two.
  • Class AB amplifiers use two transistors and have a continuous, low level current running through them for improved efficiency and less distortion.
  • Class D amplifiers are the most efficient, using multiple transistors and switching continuously between them while minimizing crossover distortion through a filter.

Review our online selection of car amplifiers, Speakers and Subwoofers, In-dash receivers and more. If you have questions, just reach out and let us know.