Want to feel the vibes and drive up the beat in your car audio system? Well, a car amplifier is what you need to enable you get ultimate audio experience. Getting the right amplifier for your car is very crucial. There are many options out there that boast of superior performance. However, very few of them have the capacity to perform as advertised. I have been on the hunt for the best car amplifier that gives great “bang for the buck”. In my search, I came up with a list of models that have proven to be more reliable and provide the best performance in their price range. Below is my review of the top 10 best car amplifiers that will give you the performance you desire.
Table of Contents
- 10. Pioneer GMA3602 2-Channel Bridgeable Amplifier
- 9. Hifonics ZRX1016.4 Zeus ZRX Series Four Channel Vehicle Amplifier
- 8. Pioneer GM-D8601 Class D Mono Amplifier
- 7. Pyle PLA2200 2-Channel 1,400-Watt Bridgeable Mosfet Amplifier
- 6. Lanzar HTG157 3000-Watt 2-Ohm Monoblock Mosfet Amplifier
- 5. Boss AR1500M ARMOR 1,500-Watt Mono Mosfet Amplifier
- 4. Rockford Fosgate Prime 1,200-Watt Class-D 1-Channel Amplifier
- 3. Planet Audio AC1500.1M ANARCHY 1500-Watt Monoblock Amplifier
- 2. Rockford Fosgate R500X1D Prime 1-Channel Class D Amplifier
- 1. BOSS AUDIO R1100M Riot 1100-Watt Monoblock Amplifier
10. Pioneer GMA3602 2-Channel Bridgeable Amplifier
This amplifier delivers plenty of power in a small package. It comes in a manageable size of 12 x 9 x 4 inches and weighs at just 3.6 pounds. The amplifier boasts 400-watt peak power designed to deliver superior sound quality. It provides the convenience of a 2-channel design equipped with RCA inputs. It delivers deep bass with minimal distortion. The amp has an auto-off feature that activates when your car stereo is turned off.
9. Hifonics ZRX1016.4 Zeus ZRX Series Four Channel Vehicle Amplifier
This is a 4-channel amp that comes in a military grade construction to provide durability and protection. It is integrated with one of the latest technology to deliver great sound quality and unrivaled power. The amp has 1000-watt of peak power and has thermal and overload protection that gives you peace of mind. It makes use of an advanced PWM MOSFET power supply that is specially designed for maximum current levels. The heat generated is well dissipated by a heat sink.
8. Pioneer GM-D8601 Class D Mono Amplifier
Pioneer GM-D8601 is built for power and delivers great sound quality in a compact design. Measuring 13 x 11 x 5 inches, this amp is 50-percent smaller compared to the currently released models in the Class-AB amplifiers. This makes it quite easy to install and provides great versatility in terms of performance. This amp has improved power output capacity and delivers 1,600 watts of maximum power. It has a bass boost controller that lets you adjust the sound quality to your liking. There is an excellent heat dissipation mechanism that prevents the amp from overheating.
7. Pyle PLA2200 2-Channel 1,400-Watt Bridgeable Mosfet Amplifier
This is a powerful, stylish amp in the Class-AB amplifiers. The amp comes with a durable outer shell that has some elegant touches added to it. This bridgeable amp has two outputs that deliver a combined maximum power output of 1,400 watts. It provides the convenience of variable Hi-Lo crossover network. The amp has a variable bass boost control and is equipped with short circuit, overload and thermal protection. The aluminum heat sinks work well in keeping the amp from overheating. There is an LED indicator that activates when the power is turned on.
6. Lanzar HTG157 3000-Watt 2-Ohm Monoblock Mosfet Amplifier
Lanzar HTG157 is a perfect combination of performance, clarity and superior quality. It is built to provide safe and secure connection to other audio devices. The amp is packed with plenty of power that rivals other competitors in the same class. It has a maximum power output of 3,000 watts delivered at a resistance level of 2 ohms. This is a 2-channel amp that makes it much easier to set up a second amplifier. It has a soft turn-on and turn-off mechanism that extends the life of your speakers. There are LED indicators for protection and power.
5. Boss AR1500M ARMOR 1,500-Watt Mono Mosfet Amplifier
This amp comes in a slim and compact design. It has an overall dimension of 10.3 x 6.5 x 2.6 inches and weighs a mere 4.4 pounds. However, it delivers a great kick in its small size. This Monoblock amplifier has the capacity to deliver 1,500 watts of maximum power output at 2 ohms. This gives it incredible performance. There is a bass boost controller and a low pass crossover that let you customize the sound quality to your liking. The amp provides the convenience of high and low level inputs for enhanced versatility in your connections.
4. Rockford Fosgate Prime 1,200-Watt Class-D 1-Channel Amplifier
Rockford Fosgate enters the list with its advanced Class-D amplifier. It is a 1-channel amplifier designed to provide exceptional power in a compact size. It measures 11 x 6.7 x 2 inches and has a weight of only 7.1 pounds. However, it delivers an incredible 1,200 watts of maximum power. It boasts of an advanced Tri-stage protection for thermals, short circuits and over-current. The amp has a built-in equalizer that lets you boost the sound level by a whopping 18 dB at a frequency of 45Hz.
3. Planet Audio AC1500.1M ANARCHY 1500-Watt Monoblock Amplifier
This is a Class-AM amplifier designed to provide easy customization. It measures 10 x 10 x 2.4 inches and weighs at 6.7 pounds making it a lightweight and compact choice in a car amplifier. It has 1,500 watts of maximum power delivered at 2 ohms. The amp has a low pass crossover mechanism and a bass boost control that lets you kick up the sound and drive your tunes to the extreme. The amp comes with a remote subwoofer control for added convenience.
2. Rockford Fosgate R500X1D Prime 1-Channel Class D Amplifier
This is a 1-channel amplifier that provides great simplicity in connection and sound customization. It is a lightweight amp that weighs at 5.4 pounds and measure 8.5 x 6.8 x 2 inches. The amp features a rugged cast aluminum construction designed to take a beating. It delivers a maximum power output of 500 watts at 2 ohms. The aluminum heat sink provides excellent thermal protection. The amp also features over-current and short circuit protection.
1. BOSS AUDIO R1100M Riot 1100-Watt Monoblock Amplifier
BOSS AUDIO R1100M Riot makes it to the top of our list. This is a 2-channel amp that comes in a stylish brushed finish. It packs 1,100 watts of power for superior sound quality and top-notch performance. Easy sound customization is made possible by bass boost controller and a low pass crossover. The amp includes a remote subwoofer control that lets you adjust the bass and drive up the beat. The amp is well protected from possible overheating and short circuiting.