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Articles & Videos: Car Amplifiers

Different amps with the same wattage ratings can have wildly different prices because not all watts are created equal - some are better due to the amp's build quality.

Sony's efficient GS car amplifiers give you clean, effective power to make your car audio system sing. There are two GS models: a 4-channel, and a mono subwoofer amp.

Building a great car stereo doesn't have to be an "all or nothing" proposition. With a plan and a budget, you can build a great audio system one step at a time.

Video: car amplifier power
by Zak Billmeier, Ken Nail

We describe the basics of deciding how much power an amplifier should have when you're trying to match it to your speakers or subwoofers.

Video: car amplifier channels
by Zak Billmeier, Ken Nail

How many channels you'll need for your amp depends on how you intend to use it, and with how many speakers or subs.

Video: car amplifier features
by Zak Billmeier, Ken Nail

This video describes some of the common features you should look for when you're shopping for an amp, like a high-pass filter or a bass boost.

A Rockford Fosgate system gave the family minivan a major audio overhaul while still keeping the manufacturer's dual DVD players intact for the kids.

Alpine's V-Power car amplifiers are smaller than ever, and they employ smart digital technology that makes them incredibly versatile.

Pioneer's versatile 2013 car amplifiers help you get needed power to your speakers. They're compact, powerful, and even 1-ohm stable so it's easy to match subs.

Eric C's 2008 Saturn Vue
by Dominic DeVito

Eric C. of Streamwood, IL, boasts a well-hidden system in his 2008 Saturn Vue XE, with a Pioneer DVD receiver, Infinity speakers, MTX subs, and a pair of Pioneer amps.

In this video, we'll help you overcome one of the hardest parts of amplifier installation: how to get your amp's power wire through the vehicle's firewall.

With the right audio tools, your music can sound crisp and clear in the car. This article explains what to look for so you can sculpt the best sound in your ride.

Bring out all of your music's emotional excitement, impact, and fine detail by adding an amplifier. This article explains which amplifier is the best for the job.

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