The 10 Best Competition Amps

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Since the initial publication of this wiki in December of 2018, we've made 3 edits to this page. When it comes to competition level amps, they need to be built with better components than your average consumer models. They are designed to be able to output an outrageous amount of power for extended periods of time without clipping, overheating, or failing in any other manner. They must also be able to produce clean sound. You won't be disappointed with any of the options on this list. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best competition amp on Amazon.

10. Taramps HD8000

9. Kicker CX1800.1

8. Rockford P1000X1BD Punch

7. Orion HCCA5000.1DV2

6. Soundstream X3.14K

5. Rockford Fosgate T2500

4. JL Audio HD1200/1

3. Zapco Z-150.6

2. Alpine PDXM12

1. Sundown SCV-7500D

Editor's Notes

January 09, 2019:

Finding true competition level amps can be difficult for novices as there is no true specifications or classifications that make something competition level or not. The internal components, overall build quality, ability to create clean sound, power output, connectivity options, and more must all be factored into the buying decision. We have taken all that into consideration for all of the models we included on this list.


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Last updated on January 13, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

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