Review: Massive Audio N4 Car Amplifier

In a world where a small footprint is a desirable and ever more trendy thing there are very few amplifiers this petite. Plenty of small amplifiers but this one has an exceptional power to footprint ratio. 
The smallest of the new Nano range from Massive Audio, there are four in the range and very carefully aimed at serious-but-not-rich ice hounds. There’s a four channel class AB called NX4 and the N2 here has a bigger N3 brother that can do 1400w RMS at an Ohm and there’s a whacker called N4 that has a cool 2,000w RMS output. The amp is worldwide standards compliant with firstly the reassuring CEA 2006 for veracity as to power claims but also RoSH, CE and E8. All are just over two inches or around fifty five millimetres thick and narrow as well. 
They have a dark finish and are well bolted together with Chrome Allen headed bolts. There are skinny but strong feet at each corner and a central channel down the outside of the heatsink that is instrumental in the fixing of the joining pieces and end caps. First, there is the NEX connector piece to join any two amps into one long one. Then there’s the NE end cap that fits them all, one called NE3 that makes an NX4 and an N3 the same length and a fully five inch long piece NE2 that makes the NX4 and N2 the same length. Likewise but just shorter there is the NE4 that makes the NX4 and N4 match. This seems insane until you find out that these amps are ground-up designed to be mountable stacked up as you have seen before but also sideways. Four different combinations of systems are shown in the ‘quick guide’ sheet you get about stacking and line arrays of the product. 
There are no fuses on board and on this smallest amp you get square compression grips whereas the N3 and N4 get a bigger power terminal set. There is also a dual set of paralleled speaker terminals of the same type as the power with a CEA mark on the end. The other end has the power and protect LEDs and RCA stereo inputs. There’s a three position switch for bass boost at zero, six or twelve dB, centred at a relatively high 50Hz. The lowpass filter is steep and the subsonic filter says “Off to 50Hz” but ‘pon the netz says that ‘off’ is ten Hertz. There is a round micro jack plug socket near the RCAs for a remote bass gain device, which is optional. Most Impressive Feature is the low voltage protector circuit. It offends me deeply that so very, very many monstrously powerful car amps out there can be killed by sucking the jugular of their car’s power system too hard. It always struck me as madness not to feature this sort of protection as it’s what they DO, but it’s very rare indeed. 

Kicker 2010 ZX Series Car Amplifiers are here!

The new Kicker ZX series car amplifiers are here!

Kicker isone of the most popular car audio brands around today and the ZX series caramplifiers are one of the biggest reasons that. ZX series amplifiers are known acrossthe nation for killer performance and high dependability. Each amplifier issold with a “Birth Certificate” which gives you an accurate manufacturing dateas well as the actual tested power output of your particular amplifier which isalways higher than published RMS output.

Kicker ZX Series Car Amplifier 1Kicker ZX Series Car Amplifier 2

Currently in stock ZX Series car amplifiers

Mono Car Subwoofer Amplifiers

2-Channel (Stereo) Car Amplifiers

Multi-Channel Car (System) Amplifiers

  • ZX350.4 (current in hot deals promos)
  • ZX650.4
  • ZX700.5 (Full system amplifier with mono channel for car subwoofers)

MTX Car Amplifier New Arrivals

MTX Thunder Elite TE604TE1004TE601DTE404 car amplifiers have just arrived. 



 Each Amp Features: 

  • Semi Unregulated MOSFET
  • Remote bass level input (remote level control sold separately)
  • LED power and protection indicators
  • Pure N-channel design
  • 4/3/2/1 channel operation
  • Speaker-level inputs with signal sensing for automatic turn-on)
  • Preamp RCA outputs
  • Overload and thermal protection
  • Prizm EFX With Demo Mode
  • Self adjusting, turbo-charged intercooler that intelligently supplies cool air evenly and constantly over all devices based on the amplifier's demand
    • Remote bass level included with class D


Audiobahn's A2150HCT and A2200HCT (High Current) Car Amplifiers

The Legendary Audiobahn A2150HCT and A2200HCT (High Current) Car Amplifiers

Available again for a limited time!

These high current car amplifiers continue to be some of the most sought after products Audiobahn ever made. They produce ridiculous amounts of power, without ever over-heating. Even though they are 2 channel amplifiers they can be wired down to a 1-ohm impedance for maximum power output.

Audiobahn A2150HCT Audiobahn A2200HCT
Audiobahn A2150HCT Audiobahn A2200HCT
Power Output
  • 150 watts x 2 @ 4 ohms stereo
  • 300 watts x 2 @ 2 ohms stereo
  • 450 watts x 2 @ 1 ohm stereo
  • 300 watts x 1 @ 4 ohms mono
  • 600 watts x 1 @ 2 ohms mono
  • 1200 watts x 1 @1 ohms mono
Additional Features
  • High Current Circuitry
  • PWM MOSFET Power Supply
  • Double Sided Glass Epoxy Circuit Board
  • S/N Ratio: >100dB
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz - 40KHz (± 1dB)
  • Remote Bass Control with Blue Backlight Knobs
  • Variable 24dB Hi-pass Crossover: 50Hz - 750Hz
  • Variable 24dB Low-pass Crossover: 30Hz - 120Hz
  • Variable Subsonic Filter: 20Hz to 45Hz
  • Variable Bass Boost: 0-18dB
  • Variable Bass Boost Frequency: 40Hz-100Hz
  • RCA Throughput Connections
  • 4-way Protection Circuitry: Thermal, Short Circuit, Overload & DC Offset
  • Dual Cooling Fans
  • VU Meters Indicating Output Response
  • Cobalt Blue Illumination
  • High Gloss Chrome Plated Finish
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 3 11/16" x 12" x 17"
Power Output
  • 4 Ohms Stereo : 200 x 2
  • 2 Ohms Stereo : 400 x 2
  • 1 Ohms Stereo : 600 x 2
  • 4 Ohms Mono : 400 x 1
  • 2 Ohms Mono : 800 x 1
  • 1 Ohms Mono : 1600 x 1
Additional Features
  • High Current Circuitry
  • PWM MOSFET Power Supply
  • Double Sided Glass Epoxy Circuit Board
  • S/N Ratio : > 100dB
  • Frequency Response : 10Hz - 40KHz (+/-dB)
  • Remote Bass Control With Blue Backlight Knobs
  • Variable 24dB High-pass Crossover :50Hz-750Hz
  • Variable 24dB Low Pass Crossover : 30Hz- 120Hz
  • Variable Subsonic Filter : 20Hz to 45Hz
  • Variable Bass Boost : 0 - 18 dB
  • Variable Bass Boost Frequency : 40Hz - 100Hz
  • RCA Throughput Connections
  • 4-way Protection Circuitry : Thermal, Short Circuit, Overload, and DC Offset
  • Dual Cooling Fans
  • VU Meters indicating Output Response
  • Cobalt Blue Illumination
  • High Gloss Chrome Plated Finish
  • Dimension(H x W x D) : 3 11/16" x 12" x 23 1/16"

Let's Take a Walk Down the Kicker Car Audio/Stereo Isle.

Let's visit the Kicker isle in the warehouse at our car audio/stereo store.



Here you'll find a plethora of car stereo system amplifiers like the (08)ZX850.4 (08ZX8504) 4 channel car amplifier. This car system multi-channel amplifier deliversa whopping 215 watts x 4 at 2 Ohms and 175 watts x 4 at 4 Ohms. That’s truly alot of power; more than most car speakers can handle. Be sure to pair it with carspeakers like the 3-Way 6" x 9"  08KS6930 and alwaysremember to properly adjust your amplifier gain controls!  
If the 08ZX850.4 delivers more power than you need, take a look at Kicker's(08)ZX350.4 (08ZX3504) car amplifier. This compact amplifier delivers 90 wattsx 4 at 2 Ohms and 60 watts 4x 4 at 4 Ohms. This is more than enough power formost car audio coaxial and component speakers. Look for a set of car speakerslike Kicker's 07DS650 and the 08KS690; both of which feature RMSpower handling in right range for optimal performance. 

No car audio/stereo system is would be complete without bass and this is where Kicker really shines. For the true bass-head, Kicker's monstrous (08)ZX2500.1 (08ZX25001) pushes out so much power your subs won’t know what hit em! At a whopping 2500 watts x 1 @ 2 Ohms; this car amplifier gives out enough power to push three  12" (08S12L74/08S12L72) or two 15" (08S15L74/08S15L72) L7 Solo Baric car subwoofers.
Of course, mind bending bass isn't everyone's cup of tea. Some of us simply want enough bass to really accentuate our music and increase the over-all sound quality. Don't worry friends, Kicker hasn't forgotten you. A pair of CVT shallow subwoofers (07CVT102) will do the trick. These space-saving, low-profile car subwoofers will add a nice level of bass to your system without over-powering your mids and highs. Run these subwoofers with a (08)ZX300.1 (08ZX3001) 1-channel mono car amplifier, which also features a compact form factor, and you'll be in for some no-hassle, easy to install, musical bliss.

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We've been hard at work adding Performance Teknique's full line of  car audio/stereo amplifiers to our product lineup. is a fully authorized internet retailer of Performance Teknique products and we'll be working closely with P-T to provide you with the service and value you expect. 

Stay tuned  for details on when we'll be adding the rest of the PT product line!