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Articles & Videos: 2-channel Amps

Video: how to choose an amplifier
by Zak Billmeier, Ken Nail

Here are some major points to consider and features to look for when choosing a new amplifier, like how many channels, or how much power it needs.

Car amplifier buying guide
by Buck Pomerantz

How much power and how many channels are right for you? This guide will help you choose the right amplifier for your car's sound system.

Confused about wiring your subs and picking the right amplifier? Crutchfield will get you on the fast track to big bass with this simple guide.

Here's a step-by-step guide to installing a car amplifier, including how to wire the amp and troubleshooting tips when things don't work perfectly.

Subwoofer wiring diagrams
by Buck Pomerantz

Our wiring diagrams will help you find the best way to connect your subs and amps so you'll get the best performance out of your gear.

Amplifier wiring diagrams
by Buck Pomerantz

These wiring diagrams illustrate how amplifiers connect to your audio system, which will make it easier to shop for the gear you need for the system of your dreams.

Check out this overview of a typical installation to see the steps involved when you install an amplifier in your vehicle.

Make your music sound lively and vital with a Sound Ordnance amplifier. Watch this Crutchfield video to see what these rugged, value-packed amplifiers have to offer.

Car amplifiers FAQ
by Buck Pomerantz

Our Amplifier FAQ answers many common questions like: How can I add an amp to my system? Where should I mount it? What wiring do I need? What size fuse and power wire?

Car amplifiers glossary
by Crutchfield Writing Team

Car amplifier audio terms - like watts, volts, and efficiency - are explained.

Tuning your subs
by Buck Pomerantz

What does the gain control do anyway? This article describes how to adjust your amplifier so that your subwoofer sounds just the way you want it to.

This step-by-step guide will help you make sure that your amps and subs are evenly matched and work well together. We explain how to select one to go with the other.

Amps make music fun
by Buck Pomerantz

When you add an amp to your system, the sound becomes higher, wider, and more realistic — like the band's in the car and you're in the front row.

Mike S. from Cape Coral, FL, added a premium Polk Audio system, including a 12" sub, component speakers, and two amps to his 1965 Shelby Cobra replica roadster.

Adding a sub to your factory stereo is a great way to improve your sound without giving up your familiar factory controls. Follow along with our expert in this video.

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.

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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