4 Factors to Consider When Buying an Amplifier for Car Audio

The amplifier is one of the most important components in any high-end car audio system. How can you be sure that you choose the right one? Here are 4 factors to consider when selecting an amplifier for your car’s sound system.

  1. How many channels do you need? If you use a separate amp for a sub, you can get a mono channel amp for it. Your door speakers can then be run with a 2 or 4 channel amp. Amplifiers that have 5 channels or more are designed to run your entire sound system.
  2. How many watts do you need? Keep in mind that the wattage of your amplifier should be more than the wattage of the speakers it will be amplifying. If you plug a 100-watt speaker into a 100-watt amp, it won’t last as long or sound as good as it would with a 150-watt amp.
  3. Are you wiring subs in series or parallel? Series is better for your subs, but it also increases resistance, so you get better sound from wiring in parallel. Just be prepared that this may shorten the life of your subwoofers.
  4. Brands matter when it comes to amps. There are a lot of things where you can go with an off brand and be okay, but when it comes to amplifiers, you want to stick to the big-name brands. That’s why we offer all the best brands here at Soundiego.

Get the Best Amplifiers and Professional Installation at Soundiego

Our professional installers have years of experience, so not only can you get the best brand-name amplifiers here, but you can also have the confidence that they are being installed properly, so you get the maximum benefit from your purchase. To learn more or to speak with one of our car audio pros, call 619-582-5577 or stop in and see us in person at our convenient San Diego location.

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