Updated February 28, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

The 10 Best Rack Mount Amplifiers

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Best High-End
Best Mid-Range
Best Inexpensive

Since the initial publication of this wiki in October of 2017, there have been 7 edits to this page. Whether you're a professional musician with a need for additional power when gigging, a bar or restaurant owner with a top-tier stereo system, or a music and film buff with a great home theater setup, your kit won't be complete without a killer rack mount amplifier. Our list includes models suitable for a variety of budgets, ranked here by their signal quality, total wattage, and added features. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best rack mount amplifier on Amazon.

10. Nady SPA 1400 Stereo

9. Musysic SYS-2000 2-Channel

8. Peavey IPR2 3000 Watt

7. Audio Source 2-Channel AMP102VS

6. Crown XTI6002 1200 Watt

5. Seismic Audio Epicenter 5004

4. QSC ISA Series 500TI

3. Behringer iNuke NU12000

2. EMB Professional EB6500PRO

1. QSC PLD4.5 Multi-Channel System

Editor's Notes

February 27, 2019:

The QSC PLD 4.5 climbed up a few spots toward the top of our list mainly due to its forward-thinking inclusion of a screen that's capable of displaying a litany of useful information. Further down the list, both the Behringer iNuke and the other QSC model were upgraded with more powerful options than we'd previously included, each of which is just as feature-rich — if not more so — than our old selection.


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on February 28, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).


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