The 10 Best Marine Amplifiers

This review has been updated 23 times since it was first published in October of 2016. If you are looking to pump up the jam as you take to the lake or bay on your boat, you’re going to need a capable amplifier to beef up that sound system, because decks can be pretty noisy and open. It’s important to have plenty of wattage behind multiple speakers, so we’ve put together a list of some of the best marine amps out there, ranked according to price, power, and durability. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the review.

Editor's Choices
Top 10 Marine Amplifiers

10. Pyle Hydra

  • 60-hertz bass boost
  • Somewhat bulky construction
  • Poor water resistance

9. Kenwood M1824BT

  • Four bridgeable channels
  • 400-watt peak output
  • A bit costly for the power

8. Boss Audio MR1950

  • Variable low-pass crossover
  • Adjustable bass boost
  • Not very energy efficient

7. JL M800

  • Variable cutoff selection
  • Can turn on automatically
  • Considerably expensive

6. JBL MA6004

  • Stainless steel hardware
  • 45-hertz bass boost
  • Integrated preamp output

5. Rockville RXM-S30

  • 4-gauge power terminalsc
  • Compatible with tri-mode wiring
  • Durable circuit board

4. Infinity M4555A

  • High- and low-level inputs
  • Weatherproofed components
  • Low-profile case

3. Audiopipe RZR

  • Full-range class d technology
  • Conformal-coated electronics
  • For 2- or 4-ohm configurations

2. Wet Sounds HTX-6

  • 85-decibel signal-to-noise ratio
  • Goes as low as 7 hertz
  • Variable input sensitivity

1. JL XD600

  • Gets pretty loud
  • Puts out warm and rich tones
  • Accommodates up to 6 speakers

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