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Best amplifiers for restaurants and pubs

The best commercial grade mixer amplifiers for restaurants, bistros, bars and pubs

Find out what is the best background music system amplifier for restaurants, bistros, bars and pubs. Our sales manager Tom tells us about his choices and which amps have features that may suit your venue's needs. Read now and find out.....

Author: Tom James - Sales Manager, Audio Volt

Finding the right audio amplifier for your restaurant or pub can be an extremely difficult task, that’s why here at Audio Volt we have collated a shortlist of our best commercial grade amplifiers to help you make your decision.

Adastra A4 Amplifier

1. Adastra A4 - 4-Channel Stereo Amplifier, 4x200W 2-Zone 4 Ohm with Bluetooth @ £199.00

The Adastra A4 amplifier offers 2 zones across 4 channels each with independent volume adjustment, allowing for complete control across the system.

It offers 200W per channel at 4 ohms, which allows for a large variety of speakers to be connected. Where the Adastra A4 shines is its zonal capabilities. Channel 1/2 & 3/4 are split into groups with further control. Each pair of channels has EQ control, and source selection meaning different audio sources can be played on each pair of channels.

There are 3x stereo inputs, 2x RCA and an L & R 1/4" (6.35mm) Jack, and 2x Mono 1/4" (6.35mm) Jack inputs, indicated as Mic 1 and Mic 2.

There is also a stereo RCA line out, which can be used to expand the system as this will allow you to send the input source to another amplifier, or compatible active sub.

An inbuilt media player section offers playback of mp3 audio tracks from USB drive or SD card and also has a Bluetooth receiver and FM radio tuner.

Key Features

  • 4 x 200Wrms into 4 Ohms
  • Built-in Bluetooth receiver
  • Independent stereo playback to 2 separate zones
  • Media player with USB/SD playback
  • FM radio tuner with external aerial connection


2. Monacor PA-12040 4-Zone 480W Mixer Amplifier @ £429.00

Monacor are renowned for their attention to detail and sheer class when it comes to designing and manufacturing their products, and you are sure to see that with the PA-12040 mixer amplifier.

The Monacor PA-12040 boasts 4-zones all rated at 120W each (480W) perfect for larger installations needing complete control over multiple areas. The PA-12040 also has 5-channels all of which have dedicated gain, treble, bass, and zone selection. This means you can play different inputs in different areas of your install.

Featuring a variety of inputs such as Mic/Line and RCA Phono the PA-12040 can take a direct connection from smartphones/tablets, CD or DAB radios, as well as a microphone. A headphone output is also situated on the face of the amplifier so you can monitor the audio.

The PA-12040 has a built-in ‘Priority’ circuit for the direct connection of a fire alarm system. This will mute the sound system to ensure that emergency evacuation instructions can be sounded.

The Monacor PA-12040 can be rack-mounted into any 19” 3U rack cabinet or case.

All Monacor products are also covered by a 3-year manufacturers warranty.

Also in the Monacor range is the excellent PA-4040, check it out below: Monacor PA-4040 4-Zone 160W Mixer Amplifier @ £355.00


3. Monacor PA-324 240W 100V Line Mixer Amplifier @ £249.00

It’s extremely hard to find a 100V line mixer amplifier with a single 240W output on the market, so Monacor have solved everybody’s problems with the affordable PA-324.

The Monacor PA-324 is perfect for pub and restaurant owners that are just wanting to play the same music throughout the whole building. A completely user-friendly amplifier that requires no special/complicated setup – simply connect your smartphone device or external media player and away you go!

This 100V Line PA mixer amplifier features a 3-pin XLR, 6.35mm jack, and RCA phono inputs for connecting an array of different devices.

Microphone input 1 has a priority circuit meaning your music will dim when speaking through the mic. This is great for pub quizzes, last orders, and emergency messages etc.

The Monacor PA-324 operates on 100V Line but also has 4, 8 and 16 Ohm speaker outputs.

Supplied with 19” rack-mount ears for installing into a 2U rack case or cabinet.

Owners will be pleased to know that all Monacor products are covered by a 3-year manufacturers warranty from the date of purchase.



4. Inter-M MA110 100W Class-D 100V Mixer Amplifier @ £179.99

The Inter-M MA110 is a 100W Class-D mixer amplifier great for small to medium-sized restaurants and pubs looking to add comfortable background music to their environment.

This compact 100V Line mixer amplifier offers a silent operation protected against overheating, and is highly efficient saving you money in your energy bills!
The MA range from Inter-M boasts a unique footprint, as they are only 1U in height ideal for installs where space is at a premium. The MA110 is a lightweight amplifier and weighs just 3.20kg. It can also be rack mounted into any cabinet or case using the BKT-MA106 19" rack brackets.

Thanks to it’s tight design the MA110 can be mounted on a desktop, below a counter, or even in a single cash register slot, however, can also be operated in challenging environments in temperatures as low as -10°C ~ +40°C.

Featuring a range of different inputs such as 3-pin XLR, RCA Phone, and 6.35mm jack the MA110 can be connected to a variety of smartphones, external media players, and/or a microphone.

The MA110 has a built-in ‘Priority’ circuit for the direct connection of a fire alarm system. This will mute the sound system to ensure that emergency evacuation instructions can be sounded.

Another fantastic amplifier in the Inter-M range is the MA106: Inter-M MA106 60W Class-D 100V Line Mixer Amplifier @ £139.00

Adastra RM1202 amplifier available at Audio Volt

5. Adastra RM1202 2-Zone 100V Line Mixer Amp with Bluetooth @ £369.00

The Adastra RM1202 is a 2-zone mixer amplifier with Bluetooth designed for multi-zone background music applications. 

The Adastra RM1202 has 2 separate 120W outputs, that provides complete control over 2 separate areas/rooms within your install. The 2-zone amplifier allows you to play different inputs through each zone, with dedicated volume and EQ controls for each.

A variety of inputs allow connection of any smartphone/tablet, or external media player, as well as a microphone input for making announcement/last calls. You can also wirelessly stream all your music via Bluetooth connectivity.

Mic 1 channel has a variable override and switchable phantom power for use with condenser microphones. Designed for installations where independent paging and audio to 2 separate zones is needed.

The RM1202 comes supplied with rack-mount ears and can be installed into any 2U flight case or rack. 

Key Features

  • 2 Separate 120W outputs
  • Dedicated volume and EQ controls for both zones
  • Perfect for commercial environments
  • 100V Line and8 ohm speaker outputs
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • USB/SD input and FM tuner

Other Notable Mentions:

Adastra RM406 6-Zone 100V Mixer Amp with Bluetooth @ £429.00

Adastra A22 Compact 2x 55W Mixer Amplifier @ £69

If you require any further assistance regarding theses amplifiers or any other 100V Line product just contact us on 02476 369890 and one of our experts will be happy to help. Or use our Request a Call Back page for a FREE no obligation system design & consultation service.

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Stephen Haynes - October 11, 2018

Glad I found this blog, was looking at putting a hi-fi amp in but went for the Monacor instead and turned out great.

Nigel C. - October 5, 2018

This is a really interesting read! I am a AV installer and have not come across some of these amps before. They could definitely fit in with some installs I have.

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