10 Best Class D Amplifiers
A reasonable price and low-latency Bluetooth 5.0 receiver make the SMSL SA300 a worthwhile choice for most average consumers. It measures three inches tall, three inches wide, and just over 7 inches deep, and is available with red, blue, or black trim.
- Supports the aptx codec
- Various preset equalizer modes
- 32-bit usb input
Power Acoustik RZ1
Constructed with highly efficient MOSFET transistors, the Power Acoustik RZ1 is a surprisingly robust mono block that won’t break the bank. At just under 5 inches wide, it fits in small spaces where larger, hotter amps won’t.
- Averages 900 watts at 4 ohms
- Less than two inches thick
- Outperforms many more costly units
NAD D 3045
If you’re looking for an all-in-one solution to your home stereo needs, it’s hard to top the NAD D 3045 , which supports HDMI audio return and a range of inputs including coaxial, optical, phono, and line ports as well as high-resolution MQA and DSD decoding.
- Low-impedance headphones output
- Two-way bluetooth radio
- Qualcomm aptx hd compatibility
From a brand well-known among auto enthusiasts, the Alpine MRV-M500 is one of the cleanest-sounding mono blocks in its class. On top of its minimal harmonic distortion, it’s relatively affordable, especially in light of its 2-ohm-stable circuitry.
- High-low input adjustment
- Pairs well with large subwoofers
- Lacks a subsonic filter
OSD XMP Series
Available in 60, 75, and 150-watt versions, the OSD XMP Series is good for home theater and music listening purposes, and has a simple two-way push-button selector for switching between sets of speakers plus a toggle switch for choosing stereo or bridged mode.
- Automatic source detection
- Balance control on the front
- Takes up a lot of shelf space
Geared towards homeowners with designer stereo systems, the Sonos Amp looks every bit as good as it sounds and works especially well with the manufacturer’s popular wireless and architectural speakers in both stereo and dual mono configurations.
- Supports hdmi audio return
- Dedicated subwoofer output
- Relatively expensive
While it is about as simple as they come, the Topping PA3 is built with high-end hardware that ensures it reproduces sources faithfully and without distortion. It uses a single button to power on and off, and to switch between two available inputs.
- A compact design
- Premium fit and finish
- Can deliver 80 watts over 2 channels
NAD D 3020 v2
The mid-range NAD D 3020 v2 does a good job of driving home speakers at either 4 or 8 ohms and allows for CD-quality wireless streaming from a laptop, tablet, or properly equipped PC. It is somewhat costly, but promises accurate sound over a long lifespan.
- Hybrid digital topology
- Signal-to-noise ratio of 98 decibels
- Maximum output is only 40 watts
Rockford Fosgate R1200
An impressive RMS rating of 1,200 watts and circuitry stable down to 1 ohm mean the Rockford Fosgate R1200 can get especially loud without breaking a sweat. It sports RCA passthrough ports, 4-gauge power connectors, and integrated thermal safety sensors.
- Onboard equalizer
- 18-decibel boost at 45 hertz
- Requires high-end subwoofers
Despite its low price, the Pyle PDA20BT delivers up to 100 watts per channel with no noticeable interference and makes an efficient wireless audio receiver for use with computers and mobile devices using Bluetooth technology.
- Die-cast aluminum body
- Less than 2 inches tall
- Not ideal for home theaters