When customers come to Sound Depot & Performance for an audio system upgrade, we almost always suggest adding an amplifier. Having enough power is imperative when it comes to reproducing music accurately and with detail and impact.
There are a lot of amplifier options, but we have selected some of the best in the industry for our clients.
Power For All
Years ago, it seemed as if the only application for an amplifier was when you were adding a subwoofer. While the need for a good subwoofer amplifier is essential, your smaller speakers need power, too. Think of each speaker in your audio system as though it’s a member of a football team: If any player on the team is weak, the whole team will suffer. For your music to sound real and lifelike, all your speakers need enough power to keep up with each other. Balancing bass, midbass, midrange and high-frequency output is the only way to make a system sound accurate.
Having a high-quality amplifier connected to your speakers does a lot more than just make them play loudly. Listening to a premium amplifier is like having a huge V8 under the hood of your car or truck. A big engine makes a lot of torque and is always ready to accelerate your vehicle with even the slightest tap on the gas pedal. A high-quality amplifier is the same – it can speed up and stop the speaker cone faster. Your music will sound more lifelike and dynamic with a high-quality amplifier.
When you try to listen to your stereo at volume levels that exceed your amplifier’s power production capabilities, the audio signal distorts. This distortion creates high-frequency harmonics that can overpower and subsequently overheat small speakers like tweeters and midrange drivers. This leads to irreparable damage or failure. If you want to listen at high volume levels, the only solution is good, clean power combined with speakers that can handle the power. We have the knowledge and experience to put together a balanced system that will meet your listening needs.
An amplifier can do much more than just make your music louder. Many amplifiers include advanced signal processing that can dramatically improve the performance of your system. Time alignment, crossovers, equalization and factory integration processing allow us to configure your system to make it sound like a live performance. With our careful tuning, the sound can appear to come out of thin air. It can sound as if you have invisible speakers in your windshield – as though you are sitting front-row-center at a concert.
We invite you to drop by Sound Depot and Performance so we can discuss your audio system requirements. We will ask what music you listen to, and how you listen to it. Then we can work together to design an audio system that will meet your performance needs and budget.
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