An amplifier works the same way as a plate amplifier and an amplifier module. To operate a speaker, an audio amplifier takes the line-level signals and increases the capacity level. They are needed to boost phono, mic, instrument and line level signals up to speaker level to drive the speakers properly. An amplifier is usually fitted with in- and outputs, a power link, various settings, specifications and different connections such as Bluetooth, Ethernet, NFC, Streaming services, XLR and Wi-Fi. Here at SoundImports, you can buy amplifiers from high-quality brands such as our own brand SoundImpress, but also Arylic, Dayton Audio, Hypex, Lepai, MiniDSP, Monacor, SMSL and Sure Electronics.
Watts per channel (WPC) of amplifiers
Although most amplifiers are relatively efficient, they differ significantly in watts per channel (WPC). SoundImports offers audio amplifiers with watts per channel (WPC) from 15 WPC over to 50 WPC, up to 100 WPC and even 1000 WPC! ! By replicating a frequency scale from 20 to 20,000 hertz, amplifiers seek to cover the entire range of human listening and musical sounds. To drive a speaker, the amplifier passes the line-level signals and increases their capacity level. In addition, an amplifier is fitted with inputs and outputs, a power link, and multiple controls.
What can you do with an amplifier?
The digital crossovers that amplifiers are equipped with allow end-users to filter the active point by isolating higher frequencies from the signals they are amplifying. Amplifiers will typically accept all line and speaker signals and redirect those signals into a speaker afterwards. Many audio amplifiers include phase or delay controls to regulate the signal to best match a given speaker unit. Amplifiers have digital crossovers that allow the end-users to adjust the active point of their crossover by eliminating higher frequencies from the signals they amplify. With an ordinary audio amplifier, a DSP module is not required, unlike with an amplifier module. The reason, therefore, is that most people use an amplifier to amply the original signal and listen to the 'output'. However, other users prefer adding lower frequencies to boost the bass. This requires a DSP module, especially if the user is interested in building his/her own speakers which need refining or fine-tuning the output.
Types of amplifiers
SoundImports offers several different types of amplifiers, such as stereo 2-channel amplifiers but also multi-zone amplifiers, plate amplifiers and amplifier modules. An excellent all-in-one amplifier is the MiniDSP SHD Power, which is equipped with Dirac live DSP options as software. This amplifier from MiniDSP gives the home entertainment system the power it deserves. Numerous professional integrators and installers count on this amplifier from MiniDSP whenever impressive performance and reliability are necessary. For computer workstations, small home cinema setups, and studio monitors and DJ workstations, this makes it an unavoidable element!
SMSL also joined the amplifier game by introducing the VMV A1 and its big brother, the VMV A2, their latest power amplifiers from the VMV premium-tier series. Both amplifiers offer a detailed sound experience, thanks to their premium components such as high-precision volume chips, high-quality Japanese audio sockets, Qualcomm Bluetooth hardware, and stabilized power supply circuits. The amplifiers from SMSL are designed to squeeze the maximum out of your high-tech speakers.