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Marine Amplifiers

Marine amplifiers are durable weather resistant units designed to power electronic audio devices through the harshest outdoor conditions such as rain and heat.

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  1. Boss Audio MR1002

    • Marine Class AB Amp (2 Channels, 200 Watts Max output)
    • Waterproof with conformal coated circuit board and UV coatings
    • Back-lit illuminated logo
    • Low level RCA inputs
    • High-level, speaker level inputs
    Your Price: $45.99

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  2. Boss Audio MR1004

    • Marine Class AB Amp (4 Channels, 400 Watts Max output)
    • Waterproof with conformal coated circuit board and UV coatings
    • Back-lit illuminated logo
    • Low level RCA inputs
    • High-level, speaker level inputs
    Your Price: $49.99

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  3. Kenwood CA-EX7MR

    • Marine wired remote control extension cable for Kenwood marine radios and marine remotes
    • Easily extend the cable run from marine remote to the receiver
    • 7 meters / 23 feet long
    Your Price: $37.99

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  4. Kenwood KAC-M1804

    • Class D 4-channel marine amplifier for compact size excellent efficiency
    • Conformal coated circuit board suitable for marine applications
    • Speaker Level Input with signal sense turn-on for easy integration to factory audio systems
    • Cast Aluminum Heat Sink Design
    • 4 Ohms Load Capability
    • CEA-2006 Compliant
    Your Price: $93.99

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  5. Kenwood KACM3001

    • Class D 1-channel marine amplifier for compact size excellent efficiency
    • Conformal coated circuit board suitable for marine applications
    • Speaker Level Input with signal sense turn-on for easy integration to factory audio systems
    • Cast Aluminum Heat Sink Design
    • 2 Ohms Load Capability
    • CEA-2006 Compliant
    Your Price: $89.99

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  6. Pyle PLMR-A400

    Pyle PLMR-A400 4-Channel 400-Watt Waterproof Marine Amplifier
    Your Price: $44.99

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  7. Boss Audio MR800

    Boss Audio MR800 MOSFET Bridgeable Marine Power Amplifier 2-Channel
    Your Price: $94.99

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  8. Boss Audio MR404

    Class AB 4-Channel Marine Amplifier
    Your Price: $59.99

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  9. Pyle PLMRA120

    Waterproof Marine Amplifier
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Marine amplifier considerations:

Marine amplifiers need to be more durable than those found in your car, and they need to be sealed against the elements effectively. Despite the enclosures this part of your audio system is generally encased in, there is a vital need for additional protection due to the environments these amplifiers are regularly exposed to.

Water

Because of being on the water, marine amplifiers need to be protected against the shorting out effects of that water. Your amplifiers will be encased in a covering that is rated to be waterproof, which means that they can be submerged without being damaged. This is distinct from being called "water resistant," which means that splashes will not cause damage while submersion will. Further, many marine amplifiers also have circuitry that is coated in specialized plastics or other films that keep water from shorting out the electrical connections.

Particles

Particulate matter such as dirt and sand can rapidly corrode electrical components. Because of this, marine amplifiers are generally treated with a sort of armor over the delicate components that keeps away particles. Further, this protects the components from physical damage caused by particles that are moving at high speed, since by definition boats are designed to move and can disturb sediments at high speed.

UV Radiation

UV or ultraviolet radiation is not as large a problem for marine amplifiers as it is for more exposed types of audio components, but it is still an issue. This is particularly the case because on board a boat, the level of UV is amplified by the reflected sunlight coming off of the water. This can cause components to become brittle, even breaking electrical connections. UV treatments can involve specialized coatings, thicker than average connections and more insulation than would be necessary in a less exposed area.

Shock

Boats move, often at high speeds, and are often subjected to additional movement caused by waves and heavy winds. Shocks of this nature can cause electrical components to break their loop due to losing a connection between parts. An unreliable connection can also be the cause of a fire that can be difficult to put out, or can even result in electrical shocks that can cause personal injury to people. Because of this, additional anchoring for marine amplifiers is necessary. As well, there need to be sturdier connections within the marine amplifiers than would be necessary within a land vehicle.