New Car Audio Amplifier Standard Gets Green Light

Jan 2, 2020

A new and more rigorous standard for rating car audio amplifiers has been approved by the Vehicle Technology Division of the Consumer Technology Association, according to CE Outlook.

The new CTA 2006-C standard requires that suppliers testing their amplifiers maintain a power level of a minute or more in achieving their power output. With the earlier CEA 2006-B standard, they could hit the power level for only a few seconds, as long as they reached it.

The new standard aims to more closely replicate real-life usage of an amplifier.

It has yet to be determined if the standard will allow for self-certification or if third-party testing will be required.

Read more about the new standards here.