By Seth Wilde. – Product Specialist
Finding the maximum power with minimum weight are not only important factors when creating supercars, but also important when manufacturing high-end car amplifiers. Anyone that has ever installed an aftermarket car audio system with an amplifier can tell you that size matters. However, in this case the smaller the chassis the better. But once installed, it all comes down to the power output of the amp. The amplifier is no good if it does not put out any power to the speakers. More power means louder music and cleaner sound. With this understanding, the British car audio manufacturer Vibe Audio set a goal to create a new series of amplifiers that merged high output with minimum size and weight. The result is the Vibe LiteBox car amplifiers.
Traditionally, car audio manufacturers use Class D circuitry to put higher power in smaller spaces. Vibe chose a different path by creating their own amplifier class. By invented a state-of-the-art Class GH power supply, they are able to deliver the sound quality of a Class AB amplifier with the efficiency of a Class D. What does that mean for those that use these amplifiers? It means the music will play loud and clear, while retains a small installation footprint. Consider the Vibe LiteBox Stereo 4 as a prime example of this series. It measures 5-1/4” x 11-3/4” and a height of only 2”. Even with the small frame, this amplifier successfully produces 90 watts through 4 channels at 4 ohms. Keep in mind that is a RMS rating! That is a lot of power at 4 ohms and plenty to power the majority of the higher end audio components. At 2 ohms, this amp will produce 125 watts with 4 channels. When the size of amplifier and power ratings are compared, there are few other amps out there that are considered to be in the same class as the Vibe LiteBox amplifiers.