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  • DS18® - Candy Series 1800W Mono Class D Amplifier
    DS18® Candy Series 1800W Mono Class D Amplifier (CANDY-X1B)
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    # mpn4529931828
    Candy Series 1800W Mono Class D Amplifier by DS18®. Small, compact, and powerful is what the DS18 Candy amps are all about! Just like edible candy, DS18 have many different flavors to choose from to give audio enthusiasts goosebumps...
    One of our most popular models because of its power output to size ratioSmall and powerful design that gives it a wide range of versatility because of its size
    $199.95
  • DS18® - Candy Series 3000W Mono Class D Amplifier
    DS18® Candy Series 3000W Mono Class D Amplifier (CANDY-XXL1B)
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    # mpn4529931833
    Candy Series 3000W Mono Class D Amplifier by DS18®. Small, compact, and powerful is what the DS18 Candy amps are all about! Just like edible candy, DS18 have many different flavors to choose from to give audio enthusiasts goosebumps...
    One of our most popular models because of its power output to size ratioSmall and powerful design that gives it a wide range of versatility because of its size
    $269.95
  • DS18® - Candy Series Class D Mono 1800W 1 Ohm Mini Amplifier
    DS18® Candy Series Class D Mono 1800W 1 Ohm Mini Amplifier (CANDY-X1B)
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    # mpn4529931828
    Candy Series Class D Mono 1800W 1 Ohm Mini Amplifier by DS18®. The DS18 CANDY Series offers mini, compact amplifers that not only have the juice to power your system but will also save you a ton of space in your car or bike. Don’t...
    High in power, efficient in performance, reliable in serviceUser-friendly design, ergonomic handle, solid construction
    $199.95
  • DS18® - Candy Series Class D Mono 3000W 1 Ohm Mini Amplifier
    DS18® Candy Series Class D Mono 3000W 1 Ohm Mini Amplifier (CANDY-XXL1B)
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    # mpn4529931833
    Candy Series Class D Mono 3000W 1 Ohm Mini Amplifier by DS18®. The DS18 CANDY Series offers mini, compact amplifers that not only have the juice to power your system but will also save you a ton of space in your car or bike. Don’t...
    High in power, efficient in performance, reliable in serviceUser-friendly design, ergonomic handle, solid construction
    $269.95
  • DS18® - Candy Series 2000W 5-Channel Class D Amplifier
    DS18® Candy Series 2000W 5-Channel Class D Amplifier (CANDY-X5B)
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    # mpn4529931832
    Candy Series 2000W 5-Channel Class D Amplifier by DS18®. Small, compact, and powerful is what the DS18 Candy amps are all about! Just like edible candy, DS18 have many different flavors to choose from to give audio enthusiasts...
    One of our most popular models because of its power output to size ratioSmall and powerful design that gives it a wide range of versatility because of its size
    $299.95
  • DS18® - Candy Series Class D 5-Channel 2000W 1 Ohm Mini Amplifier
    DS18® Candy Series Class D 5-Channel 2000W 1 Ohm Mini Amplifier (CANDY-X5B)
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    # mpn4529931832
    Candy Series Class D 5-Channel 2000W 1 Ohm Mini Amplifier by DS18®. The DS18 CANDY Series offers mini, compact amplifers that not only have the juice to power your system but will also save you a ton of space in your car or bike....
    High in power, efficient in performance, reliable in serviceUser-friendly design, ergonomic handle, solid construction
    $299.95
  • DS18® - Candy Series 1800W 6-Channel Class D Amplifier
    DS18® Candy Series 1800W 6-Channel Class D Amplifier (CANDY-6)
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    # mpn4478859624
    Candy Series 1800W 6-Channel Class D Amplifier by DS18®. Small, compact, and powerful is what the DS18 Candy amps are all about! Just like edible candy, DS18 have many different flavors to choose from to give audio enthusiasts...
    One of our most popular models because of its power output to size ratioSmall and powerful design that gives it a wide range of versatility because of its size
    $349.95
  • DS18® - Candy Series Class D 6-Channel 1800W 2 Ohm Amplifier
    DS18® Candy Series Class D 6-Channel 1800W 2 Ohm Amplifier (CANDY-6)
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    # mpn4478859624
    Candy Series Class D 6-Channel 1800W 2 Ohm Amplifier by DS18®. The DS18 CANDY Series offers mini, compact amplifers that not only have the juice to power your system but will also save you a ton of space in your car or bike. Don't...
    High in power, efficient in performance, reliable in serviceUser-friendly design, ergonomic handle, solid construction
    $349.95
  • DS18® - PRO Series Full Range Class D Mono 3000 RMS 1 Ohm Amplifier
    DS18® PRO Series Full Range Class D Mono 3000 RMS 1 Ohm Amplifier (GFX-3K1)
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    # mpn4716874857
    PRO Series Full Range Class D Mono 3000 RMS 1 Ohm Amplifier by DS18®. DS18 strives in getting DS18® customers the latest and greatest technology with every product DS18® produce. Now DS18® have developed out latest series of full...
    Full range Capable Class - D AmpCompact Size and wide Band Crossover for more applications
    $339.95
  • DS18® - PRO Series Full Range Class D Mono 3000 RMS 2 Ohm Amplifier
    DS18® PRO Series Full Range Class D Mono 3000 RMS 2 Ohm Amplifier (GFX-3K2)
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    # mpn4716874873
    PRO Series Full Range Class D Mono 3000 RMS 2 Ohm Amplifier by DS18®. DS18 strives in getting DS18® customers the latest and greatest technology with every product DS18® produce. Now DS18® have developed out latest series of full...
    Full range Capable Class - D AmpCompact Size and wide Band Crossover for more applications
    $369.95
  • DS18® - PRO Series Full Range Class D Mono 5000 RMS 1 Ohm Amplifier
    DS18® PRO Series Full Range Class D Mono 5000 RMS 1 Ohm Amplifier (GFX-5K1)
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    # mpn4716874859
    PRO Series Full Range Class D Mono 5000 RMS 1 Ohm Amplifier by DS18®. DS18 strives in getting DS18® customers the latest and greatest technology with every product DS18® produce. Now DS18® have developed out latest series of full...
    Full range Capable Class - D AmpCompact Size and wide Band Crossover for more applications
    $485.95
  • DS18® - PRO Series Full Range Class D Mono 5000 RMS 2 Ohm Amplifier
    DS18® PRO Series Full Range Class D Mono 5000 RMS 2 Ohm Amplifier (GFX-5K2)
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    # mpn4716874885
    PRO Series Full Range Class D Mono 5000 RMS 2 Ohm Amplifier by DS18®. DS18 strives in getting DS18® customers the latest and greatest technology with every product DS18® produce. Now DS18® have developed out latest series of full...
    Full range Capable Class - D AmpCompact Size and wide Band Crossover for more applications
    $543.95
  • DS18® - PRO Series Full Range Class D Mono 8000 RMS 1 Ohm Amplifier
    DS18® PRO Series Full Range Class D Mono 8000 RMS 1 Ohm Amplifier (GFX-8K1)
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    # mpn4716874874
    PRO Series Full Range Class D Mono 8000 RMS 1 Ohm Amplifier by DS18®. DS18 strives in getting DS18® customers the latest and greatest technology with every product DS18® produce. Now DS18® have developed out latest series of full...
    Full range Capable Class - D AmpCompact Size and wide Band Crossover for more applications
    $647.95
  • DS18® - PRO Series Full Range Class D Mono 8000 RMS 2 Ohm Amplifier
    DS18® PRO Series Full Range Class D Mono 8000 RMS 2 Ohm Amplifier (GFX-8K2)
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    # mpn4716874861
    PRO Series Full Range Class D Mono 8000 RMS 2 Ohm Amplifier by DS18®. DS18 strives in getting DS18® customers the latest and greatest technology with every product DS18® produce. Now DS18® have developed out latest series of full...
    Full range Capable Class - D AmpCompact Size and wide Band Crossover for more applications
    $679.95
  • DS18® - SELECT Series Class D Mono 3500W 1 Ohm Amplifier
    DS18® SELECT Series Class D Mono 3500W 1 Ohm Amplifier
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    # 3455706747
    SELECT Series Class D Mono 3500W 1 Ohm Amplifier by DS18®. DS18's Select series of amplifiers bring elegance and great power for a very nice price point. These amps come in brushed aluminum red or silver to really catch the eye from...
    High in power, efficient in performance, reliable in serviceUser-friendly design, ergonomic handle, solid construction
    $259.95
  • DS18® - SELECT Series Full Range Class AB Mono 1500W 2 Ohm Amplifier
    DS18® SELECT Series Full Range Class AB Mono 1500W 2 Ohm Amplifier
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    # 3455706754
    SELECT Series Full Range Class AB Mono 1500W 2 Ohm Amplifier by DS18®. DS18's Select series of amplifiers bring elegance and great power for a very nice price point. These amps come in brushed aluminum red or silver to really catch the...
    High in power, efficient in performance, reliable in serviceUser-friendly design, ergonomic handle, solid construction
    $169.95
  • DS18® - SELECT Series Full Range Class AB 2-Channel 1100W 2 Ohm Amplifier
    DS18® SELECT Series Full Range Class AB 2-Channel 1100W 2 Ohm Amplifier
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    # 3455706773
    SELECT Series Full Range Class AB 2-Channel 1100W 2 Ohm Amplifier by DS18®. DS18's Select series of amplifiers bring elegance and great power for a very nice price point. These amps come in brushed aluminum red or silver to really catch...
    High in power, efficient in performance, reliable in serviceUser-friendly design, ergonomic handle, solid construction
    $124.95
  • DS18® - SELECT Series Full Range Class AB 2-Channel 1600W 2 Ohm Amplifier
    DS18® SELECT Series Full Range Class AB 2-Channel 1600W 2 Ohm Amplifier
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    # 3455706829
    SELECT Series Full Range Class AB 2-Channel 1600W 2 Ohm Amplifier by DS18®. DS18's Select series of amplifiers bring elegance and great power for a very nice price point. These amps come in brushed aluminum red or silver to really catch...
    High in power, efficient in performance, reliable in serviceUser-friendly design, ergonomic handle, solid construction
    $139.95
  • Audiopipe® - 4 AWG Amplifier Wiring Kit
    Audiopipe® 4 AWG Amplifier Wiring Kit
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    # 3836073468
    4 AWG Amplifier Wiring Kit by Audiopipe®. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a well-balanced design and high level of craftsmanship. Manufactured from...
    High in power, efficient in performance, reliable in serviceUser-friendly design, ergonomic handle, solid construction
    $30.99
  • Audiopipe® - BMS Series 4 AWG Amplifier Wiring Kit
    Audiopipe® BMS Series 4 AWG Amplifier Wiring Kit (BMS-2100SX)
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    # mpn4750657670
    BMS Series 4 AWG Amplifier Wiring Kit by Audiopipe®. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a well-balanced design and high level of craftsmanship. Manufactured from...
    High in power, efficient in performance, reliable in serviceUser-friendly design, ergonomic handle, solid construction
    $23.99
  • Audiopipe® - PK Series 8 AWG Amplifier Wiring Kit for 1500W Power Systems
    Audiopipe® PK Series 8 AWG Amplifier Wiring Kit for 1500W Power Systems (PK-1500SX)
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    # mpn4658463227
    PK Series 8 AWG Amplifier Wiring Kit for 1500W Power Systems by Audiopipe®. This top-notch amplifier installation product is right what the doctor ordered if you need to hook up your amplifier in a safe and efficient fashion to enjoy an...
    Designed for proper installation of your amplifierMakes the hook up fast, reliable and easy
    $20.99
  • Audiopipe® - PK-HPS Series 4 AWG Amplifier Wiring Kit
    Audiopipe® PK-HPS Series 4 AWG Amplifier Wiring Kit (PK-2140HPS)
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    # mpn4658463228
    PK-HPS Series 4 AWG Amplifier Wiring Kit by Audiopipe®. This great accessory is the ultimate audio solution if you’re looking to get the most beneficial sound quality for your buck. Designed with your needs in mind, the item is sure...
    High in power, efficient in performance, reliable in serviceUser-friendly design, ergonomic handle, solid construction
    $35.99
  • Audiopipe® - APMN Series 2200W 2-Channel Class D Mini Amplifier
    Audiopipe® APMN Series 2200W 2-Channel Class D Mini Amplifier (APMN-2250)
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    # mpn4738679361
    APMN Series 2200W 2-Channel Class D Mini Amplifier by Audiopipe®. Boasting the latest in technology, this 1st-rate amplifier from Audiopipe is the finest piece of competition car audio gear that will take your listening experience to a...
    Made to offer exceptional sound qualityClear sound at high frequencies
    $191.99
  • Power Acoustik® - Razor Series 2000W 4-Channel Class D Amplifier
    Power Acoustik® Razor Series 2000W 4-Channel Class D Amplifier
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    # 3796901926
    Razor Series 2000W 4-Channel Class D Amplifier by Power Acoustik®. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a well-balanced design and high level of craftsmanship....
    High in power, efficient in performance, reliable in serviceUser-friendly design, ergonomic handle, solid construction
    $119.99 - $207.66
  • Power Acoustik® - Overdrive Series 3500W 5-Channel Class AB Amplifier with Bass Remote
    Power Acoustik® Overdrive Series 3500W 5-Channel Class AB Amplifier with Bass Remote (OD5-3500)
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    # mpn4716874829
    Overdrive Series 3500W 5-Channel Class AB Amplifier with Bass Remote by Power Acoustik®. Smaller, more economic vehicles are more and more desirable. But that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice big power for your system. Razor...
    2 Ohm Stereo & 4 Ohm Bridged Full-Range OperationMilitary Grade PCB with PWM MOSFET Power Supply
    $159.68
  • ACDelco® - GM Original Equipment™ Audio Amplifier
    ACDelco® GM Original Equipment™ Audio Amplifier
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    # sp10423
    GM Original Equipment™ Audio Amplifier by ACDelco®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by ACDelco features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is...
    Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
    $32.17 - $439.64
  • Audiopipe® - APDLO Series 3000W Mono Class D Amplifier
    Audiopipe® APDLO Series 3000W Mono Class D Amplifier (APDLO-30001D)
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    # mpn4696825225
    APDLO Series 3000W Mono Class D Amplifier by Audiopipe®. Boasting the latest in technology, this 1st-rate amplifier from Audiopipe is the finest piece of competition car audio gear that will take your listening experience to a whole new...
    Made to offer exceptional sound qualityClear sound at high frequencies
    $507.09
  • Audiopipe® - APCLE Series 2500W 4-Channel Class AB Amplifier
    Audiopipe® APCLE Series 2500W 4-Channel Class AB Amplifier (APCLE-6004)
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    # mpn4644767962
    APCLE Series 2500W 4-Channel Class AB Amplifier by Audiopipe®. Boasting the latest in technology, this 1st-rate amplifier from Audiopipe is the finest piece of competition car audio gear that will take your listening experience to a...
    Pulse-Width Modulated (PWM) MOSFET power supply for maximum performance with minimum distortionRemote turn-on with "soft start" muting to prevent turn-on "thump"
    $338.99
  • Audiopipe® - APMN Series 1300W 4-Channel Class AB Amplifier
    Audiopipe® APMN Series 1300W 4-Channel Class AB Amplifier (APMN-4095)
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    # mpn4695826714
    APMN Series 1300W 4-Channel Class AB Amplifier by Audiopipe®. Boasting the latest in technology, this 1st-rate amplifier from Audiopipe is the finest piece of competition car audio gear that will take your listening experience to a...
    Made to offer exceptional sound qualityClear sound at high frequencies
    $136.99
  • Power Acoustik® - Caliber Series 4500W Mono Class D Amplifier
    Power Acoustik® Caliber Series 4500W Mono Class D Amplifier (CB1-4500D)
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    # mpn4644768169
    Caliber Series 4500W Mono Class D Amplifier by Power Acoustik®. Caliber amplifiers are the next step in performance and value. Taking advantage of tried and true class A/B full range and improved efficiency class D monoblock platforms,...
    1 Ohm Stable Monoblock Operation for MAX PowerBridge 2 Monoblocks Together for Double Power!
    $103.46




You know that you need an amplifier in your car’s audio system if you want thumping, window-rattling, trunk-vibrating bass, but adding such a device will provide so much more than you expect. With a high quality unit, you’ll get much better overall sound quality. And if you’ve upgraded your speakers or added a new subwoofer, a separate amplifier will provide the power needed to get the most out of them. It will do the job a dash-mounted receiver just can’t handle. In this article, we will discuss some of the matters influencing the resulting sound quality in your vehicle, including:

  • amp classification
  • speaker setup
  • power rating
  • frequency filters
  • bass boost

Big Bang for Your Buck

Amplifiers are categorized according to their classification, number of channels, and power rating in watts. The class of the device refers to its circuit design. There are Class A, B, A/B, and Class D amplifiers, with the last two being the ones most commonly used in car stereo applications. Class A units feature a simple design, the highest linearity over other types, and produce the best sound quality. However, they are inefficient because current flows through their output transistors all the time.

Energy Savings = Distortion

Class B amplifiers are the most efficient because the output transistors pass current only when there is an audio signal, but they produce a lot of distortion. The A/B type is a combination of the Class A and B amps, with a small amount of current flowing all the time, even when there is no audio signal, which results in greater efficiency with almost no distortion. Such devices are one of the most commonly used types of automotive audio amplifier design. In Class D units, the transistors are switched on and off. These amps are more efficient than their A/B counterparts but produce more distortion. However, this distortion can be removed with a filter.

Understanding Channels

Before choosing an amplifier for your audio system, you need to decide how you intend to use it and how many channels it should have. Usually, the number of channels should match the number of speakers in your system. As the name suggests, a mono amp is designed for one speaker, usually a subwoofer, however, two subwoofers can be connected to such a device. 2-channel units are for two speaker systems, and so on. For example, 5-channel amplifiers are for 4 speakers and a subwoofer. Some equipment can have a “bridged” structure, meaning that 2 channels can be combined into one for more power. A 4-channel amp could power two speakers and then have the remaining channels bridged to hook up a subwoofer.

Root Mean Square

The amplifier’s power rating should coincide with your speakers’ RMS or continuous power rating. If this rating is given in a range, go with the higher number. This is especially important to get maximum performance from aftermarket speakers. For best sound quality the amplifier should deliver at least 75% of the speaker’s RMS rating, and the average setup can handle up to 150% of this rating without any problems. It’s always better to overpower speakers rather than under power them. The distortion caused when you make the most of a weak amp is more likely to harm a speaker than too much power. If you’re building a system from scratch, a small car won’t need as much oomph as a larger vehicle.

It’s All About the Bass

In addition to the mentioned above, there are other features that you’ll commonly see in amplifier listings, like filters and bass boost. There are high pass and low pass filters. A high pass filter removes low frequencies so the amp is only boosting the high frequencies sent to small speakers for high notes, while the low pass filter takes out the high frequencies, such as would be common when powering a subwoofer. Variable filters allow you to select the frequency to be filtered. Variable bass boost control allows you to increase the bass level to tailor the sound quality. Whatever amplifier you need, on our website you'll surely find the right product for your audio system.

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