Alpine amps

In the car stereo world, there are a number of brand names that stand and shoulders above the rest of the pack.

Separate (and above) the rest of the car stereo component companies out there, these brands produce top-of-the-line equipment that is capable of remarkable sound quality, clarity, and consistency. Best of all, they usually do this at an affordable (or reasonable) price point. And of all of these top options, Alpine probably stands above the rest.

With a sterling silver reputation in the audio upgrade equipment industry, this company is responsible for major groundbreaking innovations in the amplification, speaker and receiver, navigation and entertainment system, and “creature comfort” categories of the automobile world. Their amplifiers are easily some of the very best ever manufactured, and they are only getting better and better. Make sure to check out our under seat subwoofer comparison some of them come with build in amplifier.

Lets Compare Some of Most Popular Alpine Amps



Alpine MRX-M110 MONO Amplifier 1100 W

Alpine amp MRX-M110

  • 650 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms (1,100 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms)
  • 800 watts RMS x 1 at 1 ohm
  • Preamp and speaker-level inputs
  • Preamp outputs
  • Ffuse rating: 25A x 4
  • 13-3/8″W x 2-5/16″H x 9-1/16″D



Alpine MRX-F35 4-Channel Amp 250 W

Alpine 4 Channel Amplifier MRX F35

  • 55 watts RMS x 4 at 4 ohms (85 watts RMS x 4 at 2 ohms)
  • 170 watts RMS x 2 in bridged mode (4-ohm stable in bridged mode)
  • Preamp and speaker-level inputs
  • Fuse rating: 25A x 2
  • 8-gauge power and ground leads recommended
  • 9-15/16″W x 2-5/16″H x 9-1/16″D



Alpine PDR-M65 MONO Amplifier 650 W

Alpine PDR-M65 Mono Amplifier

  • 450 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms (650 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms)
  • Preamp inputs and outputs
  • Speaker-level inputs — require RCA adapter cables
  • Fuse rating: 35A x 2
  • 4-gauge power and ground leads recommended
  • 9″W x 2-1/16″H x 7-1/8″D



Alpine PDR-F50 4-Channel Amp 500 W

Alpine amplifier PDR-F50

  • 85 watts RMS x 4 at 4 ohms (125 watts RMS x 4 at 2 ohms)
  • 250 watts RMS x 2 in bridged mode (4-ohm stable in bridged mode)
  • Preamp and speaker-level inputs
  • Speaker-level inputs require RCA adapter cables
  • 4-gauge power and ground leads recommended
  • fuse rating: 30A x 2
  • 9″W x 2-1/16″H x 7-1/8″D



 Alpine MRV-M500 MONO Amplifier 500 W

Alpine amps mono MRV-500

  • 300 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms (500 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms)
  • Preamp and speaker-level inputs
  • Preamp outputs
  • Remote Sensing automatic turn-on when using speaker-level inputs
  • Fuse rating: 30A x 2
  • 4-gauge power and ground leads recommended
  • 8-1/4″W x 2-3/16″H x 7-15/16″D



 Alpine MRX-V70 4-Channel Amp 1000 W

Alpine amp 4channel MRX v70

  • 90 watts RMS x 4 + 350 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms
  • 180 watts RMS x 2 bridged at 4 ohms + 350 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms
  • Preamp and speaker-level inputs
  • Fuse rating: 30A x 2
  • 4-gauge power and ground leads recommended — wiring and hardware not included with amplifier
  • 10-5/8″W x 2-5/16″H x 9-1/16″D


What makes Alpine amps such a popular choice?

A lot of different things contribute to the dominance that Alpine has in this marketplace, but one of the reasons that so many people choose Alpine amps above all others is because they offer the perfect blend of power, more than enough headroom for larger and more power-hungry systems. When it comes to performance Alpine wins awards almost every year when it comes to sound quality and clarity and exceptional value for money.

While not exactly the cheapest options on the market today, they are considered to be the best “bang for the buck” that you’re going to find. Sure, they’re going to cost a little bit more up front as an initial investment – but that investment is going to pay off big time with the flexibility, versatility, and dependability that they bring to the table.

Alpine amplifiers are titans in this industry.

Are premium Alpine 4 channel amp really worth the extra cost?

You better believe they are!

As mentioned above, these amplifiers are going to cost at least a little bit more than most other competing products, but they are always worth the extra investment.

Alpine amps are crafted out of the highest quality construction materials available, designed to be as simple and straightforward and installed as possible, and almost always come with more than enough power to drive extra-large (or extra hungry) systems without ever breaking a sweat.

The headroom that they offer is impressive, as most all of the Alpine amplifiers out there are going to be rated at 100+ RMS – and that’s just the beginning. More than enough juice to power any system in a midsized vehicle or smaller SUV, the systems only get bigger than 100+ RMS (all the way up to multithousand RMS ratings) to give you all of the power you need for the most robust and custom systems imaginable.

Critical details to consider before investing in Alpine amplifiers

There are three reasons to choose Alpine amps over all others:

  • To enjoy better and more consistent sound quality from your car speakers (upgraded or stock, it makes no difference)
  • To provide extra on demand power for upgraded systems without compromising safety and
  • To power ridiculously hungry subwoofers or resource intensive upgrades without ever breaking a sweat

Nearly every one of the Alpine amps out there are more than capable of delivering the goods in those three categories.

Of course, you’ll want to be sure that you choose the right Alpine amplifier going forward – so here are a couple of tips to help you out.

Verify that your fuses are up to the task

The first thing that you’re going to want to do when purchasing an amplifier an Alpine or any other, for that matter, is verify that the fuses used in that amplifier are up to the task at hand.

There’s just nothing worse than dropping a few hundred dollars on any amplifier that covers all of the RMS wattage bases that you need comfort to discover that the fuses included are going to pop the second that you turn the system on.

Thankfully, you aren’t going to ever have to worry about any Alpine amplifier letting you down in this area. In fact, most every one of the amplifiers this company makes are going to be taking advantage of fuses that should be considered “overkill” – more than enough for whatever you throw at them.

Unless purpose built for subwoofers, most are  4 channel amplifiers

Another major benefit you’re going to enjoy when you take advantage of these amplifiers is the fact that almost all of them (unless expressly stated and intended for use with subs) are multi-channel. Alpine 4 channel amp are the most popular choices because they power up all 4 speakers in the car, while alpine mono amp is usually bolted to the Subwoofer.

Yes, this means that installing them and wiring them across your system is going to be a little bit more involved – but certainly not outside the comfort zone of most people that have installed a new double din head unit in their car – but the flexibility that these multi-channel amplifiers bring to the table definitely makes the extra effort worth it.

Alpine car amplifiers are very energy efficient

Amplifiers across the board are notoriously inefficient pieces of equipment, but this company has gone to great lengths to do everything in their power to make sure that the draw off of your battery and your alternator is used as efficiently as reasonably possible. This is going to be like the load placed upon your electrical system considerably, which means you should have increased durability, consistency, and safety across the board.

Speaking of durability…

Every single one of the Alpine amplifiers and alpine car speakers produced, is protected by this company’s full warranty.

You’re going to be able to rest easy knowing that your amplifier and the rest of your Alpine gear are guaranteed against manufacturers defect, giving you the opportunity to request a refund or exchange should anything happen in the future.

Final verdict on Alpine amplifiers

All things considered, you’d have to be at least a little bit crazy to not want Alpine amps installed in your vehicle.

This is obviously a premium level company, but with semi-premium level price tags, and the extra investment necessary to get up and running with this audio and power equipment is well worth it in the long run.

The odds are pretty good that you’re going to fall in love with your Alpine system!

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