The majority of marine stereos feature a built-in amplifier, but those who truly love music — or like to frequently entertain — will benefit from the addition of a dedicated marine amplifier. Why? Here are three sound reasons.
Amplifiers Increase Volume In An Open Environment
Boats, particularly open cockpit ones like runabouts, deckboats, center consoles and ski/wake boats, challenge many marine audio system’s output, especially when cruising along at speed. Amplifiers, like the name implies, increase that sound output to better match the working environment.
Amplifiers Increase Sound Quality
Amps aren’t just about volume. They’re also about sound quality, especially important to those who love their music. Wind, engine noise, even the sound of water against the hull all contribute to drowning out some of the notes and sounds the artist intended.
Amplifiers Allow For The Addition Of More Speakers
The average stereo head unit will safely power four speakers. Want more, or to set up individual listening zones? Amplifiers can handle two speakers per channel, meaning a four-channel amp will allow you to power eight total speakers.