From Humble Beginings

Established in 1986, U.S. Amps has its roots deeply embedded in the passion and innovation of its founders, Jack Matheney and Dirk R. Ecker. Originating from the humble beginnings in the back of a car stereo store located in Gainesville, Florida, the inception of U.S. Amps was fueled by the duo's long-standing friendship and professional collaboration. Together, they found solace and inspiration in the evenings spent meticulously crafting a vision for a product that was distinctly their own.
 
The fusion of Dirk's comprehensive technical expertise and Jack's profound passion for car audio catalyzed the creation of the inaugural U.S. Amps product. The initial phase of development saw them creating bespoke amplifiers for their clientele, such as the very first Alpha Modules, which were the first amps duplicated and could be paralleled to make larger models. Each unit boasting unparalleled power and durability, these custom-built amplifiers quickly garnered acclaim for their unique characteristics, delighting customers and setting a precedent for quality and innovation.
 
As demand grew, U.S. Amps transitioned from individual creations to the mass production in 1989. These hand-assembled amplifiers, known for their exceptional craftsmanship, started making their way into vehicles across the country. We invite you to explore our Photo Archives page for a glimpse into the original U.S. Amps that marked the beginning of our journey. 
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Our Pledge to Uphold the Legacy

Fast forward to today, U.S. Amps steadfastly honors its heritage, remaining true to the original vision that sparked its inception while embracing the advancements of modern technology. This fusion of tradition and innovation is evident in our latest offerings, which include models like the USA-SQ442, USA-50HC, USA-100HC, and USA-500HC. These amplifiers represent the culmination of over three decades dedicated to refining and perfecting the art of amplifier manufacturing.
 
At U.S. Amps, we continue to specialize in Class A/B and Class DE amplifiers, offering a range of products that cater to various audio preferences and requirements. Each amplifier is designed with meticulous attention to detail, ensuring unparalleled sound quality, durability, and performance. U.S. Amps remains the one and only choice for those who demand the best in car audio amplification, a symbol of more than 30 years of passion, innovation, and excellence in the field.
 
We thank you for choosing the Original U.S. Amps - Often Imitated, Never Duplicated.