Are you looking to save money whilst getting the bet top quality products simultaneously? Well I surely know that I do! In fact though, I do not know of anyone who is not looking for ways to save money nor get the best quality products available. Getting a car sound amplifier is definitely no different. If you are a music lover like myself and is big on having the perfect sound being emitted from your vehicle, you may want to read this article to the end.


Adding a car amplifier is one of the most cost effective ways that you can improve the sound quality of audio system in your car. An amplifier's main job is to boost the signal that the head unit gives, thus really improving the quality of the sound that you or other passengers in your car experiences. Additionally, a lot of the aftermarket speakers will actually need more power in order to operate correctly; and sadly, the built in amplifiers that most available head unit carry are actually not that powerful enough to power these speakers. Therefore the sad news about this is that without an outboard amplifier, you will never experience the high-quality music reproduction in your car, the way the music is supposed to be reproduced and listened to.


Therefore another tricky hurdle to overcome is actually selecting the perfect amplifier for your car, to reproduce music the way it ought to be reproduced; the world class way! Choosing a good car amplifier is actually a very challenging job seeing that there are so many different types , models and brands in the market. This is where I hope to be of assistance to you and as such will lend my expertise and love for quality audio, so that you have the best audio experience for your vehicle.

What is a 5 Channel 4 Amp?


The 5 channel amplifiers actually offer a wide variety of options and are the perfect for powering an entire sound system. These have four channels that are used to power both your front speakers as well as your rear deck speakers, as well as having a fith speaker that is wholeheartedly dedicated channel that powers your subs. I like and appreciated the fact that not only are these amps versatile but they actually are fairly easy to install. Additionally they offer a nice blend and represents a great investment for your hard earned dollar especially if you have the intention of giving your sound system the ability to be expand and upgraded whenever you feel the need to do so. Pretty impressive isn’t it?

Whilst my lift is not a total reflection of the market, below I have prepared reviews on the best 5 channel amplifiers available to help you choose which one is best for you. All you have to do is just enjoy listening to the clean and good audio quality for me!

ALPINE PDR-V75 5-CHANNEL CAR AMPLIFIER REVIEW

RMS Power Rating :

Alpine PDR-V75 5-channel car amplifier


  • 4 ohms : 75watts x 4 chan. + 250 watts x 1 chan.

  • 2 ohms : 100 watts x 4 chan. + 350 watts x 1 chan.

  • Bridged, 4 ohms: 200 watts x 2 chan. + 350 x 1 chan.

  • Number of channels : 5-Channel

  • Load impedance capability : 4 ohms

  • Amp class : D class

  • Max RMS power output : 75 Watts x 4

250 Watts x 1

  • Total max power : N/A

  • Bass boost on sub channel : 0-12 dB @ 50 Hz


This amp represents a beast of an amplifier and is actually premium prized as the best in its class. In fact the manufacturers have gone one better than any other amp in this class by packing more power per square inch than any other amps in this class. Almost having super-being like capabilities, this amp has the ability to put out 75 watts RMS per channel to all four of your full range speakers, additionally, going up to as much as 350 watts RMS to a single subwoofer. Additionally, there is another feature that I want to point out; this amp has the ability to be fitted into almost any of the tightly knitted spaces that are found in today’s vehicles. There is also an added element to the versatility of this amp as you can also use this amp in 3 channel mode, which is actually to drive a pair of high performance speakers with an impressive 200 watts each, while still sending 350 watts RMS to a sub.


This amp also has a feature that is known as a tone control feature. This feature allows you to tune your system so your speakers and sub sound their magnificent best and also allow you to use the high pass filter that removes the extreme low bass that tends to be in your full-range speakers, thus allowing them to play with more efficiency. There is also the added option of adjusting the subwoofer channel’s sub sonic filter, low pass filter, and also setting the bass boost to get the perfect tone.


This amp is a beat and does give real value for money; you definitely will not be disappointed by the performance of this amplifier.

ROCKFORD FOSGATE R600X5 PRIME 5-CHANNEL AMPLIFIER REVIEW

  • RMS Power Rating :


    Rockford Fosgate R600X5 Prime
  • 4 ohms : 50 watts RMS x 4 at 4 ohms + 200 watts RMS x 1

  • 2 ohms : 75 watts RMS x 4 at 2 ohms + 300 watts RMS x 1

  • Bridged, 4 ohms : 150 watts RMS x 2

  • Bridged, 2 ohms : 300 watts RMS x 1

  • Number of channels : 5-Channel

  • Load impedance capability : 4 ohms

  • Amp class : AB/D

  • Max RMS power output : 600 Watts RMS

  • Bass boost : 0/6/12 dB @ 45 Hz

  • Frequency response : 20-20K H

This is another rugged and durable amp that definitely gives and represents good value for your money. Not only is it a rugged amp, nut this amp is also packed with performance which would probable explain why it is one of the most expensive car amplifiers on the market. Bus as I said this is a speaker that does not only give performance but it is also reliable; in terms of performance, this amp allows you to power 4 speakers with 50 watts RMS each, while powering a subwoofer with up to 300 watts RMS. Additionally, the amp allows you bridge it to 2 channel mode to drive a pair of high performance components with 150 watts RMS each, and while doing this it will still send 300 watts to a subwoofer. Additionally, you will be able to combine the manufacturers renowned punch boost as well as low and high pass filters to optimize the performance that emanates from your subwoofers and speakers. There is also the bonus that the speaker level inputs allow you the privilege to connect this amp to virtually any system including a factory stereo.


As I had mentioned before this is a really reliable and top quality amplifier; this is due in part to the heavy cast aluminium chassis that does a great job in taking potentially dangerous heat away from its internal components, ensuring longevity, efficiently.

JL AUDIO XD700/5 5-CHANNEL 700W CLASS D AMPLIFIER

  • RMS Power Rating :

    XD700/5 - JL Audio


  • 4 ohms : 75 watts x 4 chan. + 180 watts x 1 chan.

  • 2 ohms : 100 watts x 4 chan. + 300 watts x 1 chan.

  • Bridged, 4 ohms: 200 watts x 2 chan.

  • Number of channels : 5-Channel

  • Load impedance capability : 4 ohms

  • Amp class : D class

  • Max RMS power output : 700 W

  • Total max power : N/A

  • Bass boost on sub channel : N/A


Do not let this amplifier’s size fool you! For something so small and compact, the versatility and performance far defies the size. Equipped with Proprietary NexD™ amplifier technology, that gives your music true fidelity and that awesome feel without impacting on the electrical system in your vehicle. Additionally the alloy casting heat sink serves you efficiently with its advanced cooling system that ensures that the amplifier is operating at optimal temperature, thus preventing thermal shut downs, hence your music keeps playing without interference.

In addition, this amp pushes 75 watts RMS to each of the front speakers as well as rear speakers, whilst simultaneously powering a subwoofer with up to 300 watts and also allows you to switch to a 3-channel mode, as well as powering a pair of high-performance speakers with 200 watts each, while incredibly, still driving a subwoofer with 300 watts. It is important to note that if you are running a 3 way or an active speaker system, the channels that are at the front may be high passed to run the tweeters, whilst the rear channels band-passed for midrange or mid-bass speakers and the sub channel low-passed for bass.

You will also be pleased of the fact that this amplifier works with basically any car system and has what is known as a "Differential-balanced" that actually keep the signals void of noise from the outside, as well as allowing you to connect the amp to basically any in dash stereo, and yes, even if it is a factory radio!. Additionally, the speaker level inputs has two auto turn on modes will actually allow you to readily incorporate this amplifier into any factory system — hence there is no need for RCA connections nor any need for a remote turn on lead. I also like the fact that an optional wired remote gives you the option to tweak the level of the subs or if you so desire, the entire system from the comfort of your front seat. I can GUARANTEE you that this amplifier is worth it and is a proven performer.

LANZAR VIBE532 VIBE 3200 WATT 5-CHANNEL MOSFET AMPLIFIER REVIEW

  • RMS Power Rating :

    Lanzar VIBE532 Vibe


  • 4 ohms : 100 watts x 4 chan. + 200 watts x 1 chan.

  • 2 ohms : 50 watts x 4 chan. + 500 watts x 1 chan.

  • Bridged, 4 ohms: 2 x 800 Watts + 1 x 1,600 Watts Max

  • Number of channels : 5-Channel

  • Load impedance capability : 4 ohms

  • Amp class : AB class

  • Max RMS power output : 375 W

  • Total max power : 3200

  • Bass boost on sub channel : N/A

  • Warranty : 1 Year

This amplifier is actually quite a new design and is fairly modern in giving you the necessary configurations that are needed to run the amp without interference. Additionally, this amp can be configured to almost any set up. This is a very dynamic amp that gives the best of both world in terms of power and quality whilst maintaining its versatility. In fact this amp is quite popular amongst buyers of amplifiers and it is quite easy to see why, as the manufacturers have made sure that the standard of this product is continuously maintained. This amp allows you to feel soulful by bringing your music to life though feeling and depth to your music. The clarity and pristine with which this amp delivers your music is fairly impressive as the bass of the amp is rich through the state of the art bass boost circuit and electronic crossover network. Additionally the amp is affordable and durable and as such do represent a god investment for you money. Additionally the amp’s advanced protection circuitry and LED indicators gives protection to guarantee that your amp operates at optimum without missing a beat. Priced at around US$117 on amazon.com this amp definitely is one worth purchasing.