What is driving if you’re not able to listen to music? For many of us, it’s one of the best elements to driving, whether you’re on your way to work, seeing friends, with friends, or road tripping down your favorite highway with your speaker system blaring your favorite band or dance tunes.
While many drivers will admit that their home sound system is much better than their in-car system, why does this have to be the case? After all, this is the modern-era! Surely there’s a way to bring the power of our home systems into our vehicles? Today, we’re here to show you how.
Of course, we’re going to assume that you’ve already, or are thinking about, purchasing the speakers and subwoofers for your car; they’re essential. But it doesn’t matter what setup you have; if the power isn’t there to supply this equipment, you won’t be using it to its full potential.
This means you’re going to need an amplifier. An amplifier is used to boost the signals of music source, so it’s big enough for your speakers. For example, let’s say your radio is 20-watt. You’ve just installed six powerful 50-watt speakers, totaling a beautiful 300-watt. An amplifier would be used here to boost the radio signal to make up the difference, ensuring everything sounds perfect.
This will all also make sure that your sound remains clear and crisp when you’re playing at loud volumes, helping your bass tones to feel rich and fat, while your highs shimmer and sparkle, providing you with the best audio experience possible.
Today, we’re going to zero in on the amplifiers created by Hifonics, one of the leading amplification manufacturers in the world. These are extremely powerful amps that are sure to give you all the power you need to run the best system in your car.
We’ve considered all aspects of these amps, including their features, functionality and, most importantly, the price, allowing you to make the right purchasing decision the first time you buy! Let’s jump right in!
HiFonics H35 1500W Hercules Super Class-D Stable Monoblock Amplifier
To start off our list, we’ve gone for the amp that’s going to provide you with the most outstanding level of power, ensuring this amp will be able to cover pretty much any system you wish to design in your car or vehicle.
This particular model was released to celebrate HiFonics’ 35th anniversary, and this is easily one of the best gifts they could have given. The Hercules model is capable of amplifying your sounds to an incredible 1500-watt of strength. This is more than enough for your typical or modified in-car system.
Of course, this can then be broken down into 4-OHM (375-watt, 1 channel), 2-OHM (750-watt, 1 channel) and 1-OHM (1500-watt, 1 channel), depending on the system that you’re trying to run through your car.
All this power is then managed through all the features that come with this stable Monoblock design. This includes the Twin Turbo Coil PS Pulse Width Modulated MOSFET power supply, helping you to maintain and regulate your electricity, ensuring everything is safe while running an optimal efficiency.
With mounting pads so you can easily screw your amplifier into position, as well as a wired remote control that can help you set the custom bass level for your sound, this is one amplifier that’s sure to give you everything you need.
- Built-in wired bass remote control
- Incredible 1500-watt of amplified power
- Can be easily installed and mounted on any vehicle or setup
- The massively competitive price tag
- Lower watt level than other amps
- Packaging may not arrive perfectly (if damaged, contact customer service for replacement)
Hifonics ZRX1016.4 Zeus Car Audio Amplifier
Sticking with the Greek god’s line of HiFonics car amplifiers, this Zeus model is one of the most affordable and inexpensive amplifiers that HiFonics produces and remains an ideal choice if you’re looking for an average amount of power, but still enough to source a loud, quality level of sound from your speakers.
This model is a 4-channel setup which is capable of producing a maximum of 1000-watts. This can be broken down from 1-OHM (1000-watt), 2 channels (500-watt) or the full four channels, which would measure in a 250-watt each.
This means you can customize the setup of your speakers and the speakers and equipment that you’re using, helping you to achieve a custom setup that you’re going to fall in love with instantly. For the price, this is an extremely powerful amp, so it’s no wonder that it’s one of the most popular amps on the market.
The sound produced by your speakers will be punchy, fat and rich, as well as maintaining its quality, regardless of what volume you’re playing at, or what genre you’re listening to.
Of course, you’ll also be able to link this amp to your other piece of equipment and customize your sound settings using your audio source. This means playing around with the high and low pass filters until you’re happy with your final sound.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re new to the car audio industry and you’re looking for an affordable model to get you started, or simply looking for a suitable upgrade to help add more power to your existing system, this is an amp that guarantees to give you everything you need!
- Easy to set up and incredibly affordable solution
- Powerful, yet inexpensive 1,000-watt design
- Suitable for multiple OHM setups and installations
- A maximum of four channels
Hifonics Zeus ZXX-2000.4 2000-Watt RMS 4-Channel Car Amplifier + Amp Kit + Capacitor
Similar to the Zeus amp that we’ve listed above, this next amp comes with everything you need for the most complete amplification experience, as well as making sure you still have a powerful amp to give your speaker system everything they need.
This particular Zeus amp provides up to 2000-watts of pure power to your speakers, which can be broken down into 2, 3 and 4 channel setups, depending on how your system is set up. However, most notably this kit also comes with a Rockville RWK21 2 Gauge Car Amplifier Wiring Installation Kit.
This kit includes everything you need, even the tools and fuse holders, to make sure you’ll be able to install your amplifier yourself without having to purchase anything else whatsoever. It even includes lengths of cables (complete with plugs and ends), so you can plug and wire everything in, and you’ll be ready to go.
As an affordable and highly complete kit, it doesn’t matter whether you’re a beginner who’s wiring up their first car amp, or an experienced upgrader who just needs a complete kit, this is certainly one amplification kit you shouldn’t ignore.
- A complete kit that comes with everything you need to install your amp
- A powerful 2000-watt amp for superior sound quality and speaker drive
- Come with an extensive installation kit, complete with wires and fuses
- The incredibly affordable price tag
- May require a learning curve to know what everything does and how to set up your amp
HiFonics BXX40000.1D Brutus Class D 4000W RMS 1-OHM Mono Car Subwoofer Amplifier
To finish off our list, we’ve opted for this high-performance car audio amplifier that is the only solution you’re ever going to want when it comes to maximizing the amount of power that your car audio system has.
If you think your existing setup is loud at the moment, just wait until you hear what this amp is capable of. Many people have described it as being loud enough to get pulled over and ticketed, simply for disturbing the peace!
As with all amps, you can break down your power applications into multiple settings. This is your standard 4-OHMs (1000-watts), 2-OHMs (2000-watts), and 1-OHMs (4000-watt). This means you’re going to be able to install some hefty speakers and subwoofers into your vehicle that are simply going to sing.
As a premium, yet highly affordable Hifonics amp, you’ll be able to enjoy all the benefits that come with a Pulse Width Modulated MOSFET power supply, a wired remote control for managing the bass level of your speakers and LED power indicators, including red lights to ensure your amp is protected during excessive usage.
However, with this specific model, you’ll also be entitled to features such as a soft-start system, to help protect your amp once again, a mono channel operational setup for easy and effortless control, preamp RCA outputs to help you ‘daisy-chain’ multiple amplifiers in your car and even three-way circuity protection.
All in all, it’s safe to say that this is one of the most feature-rich amplifiers on the market, not only in the Hifonics product line. With an affordable price, this is easily going to be the only car amplifier you’re ever going to need to buy.
- Up to 4000-watt of outstanding audio power
- RCA outputs make it possible to link other amplifiers
- A range of amp-protection measures built into the amp
- Wired remote control for managing the bass level of your speakers
When it comes to choosing the best amp for your car audio system, it’s safe to say that HiFonics alone has one of the best selections of amps for you to choose from. However, any of the amps we’ve listed above are sure to tick the boxes of everything you’re looking for.
Make sure you’re considering how much power you need, what speakers you’re going to be using and the price you want to spend, and one of the models above promises to be what you’re looking for!