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Power Acoustik BAMF-1250/2 (BAMF1250/2)

1250W Max, 2-Channel Class A/B BAMF Series Amplifier

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Power Acoustik's BAMF amplifier series is the perfect amplifier for those that are looking for quality performance, while wanting to save some cash. Each amplifier in the BAMF series feature a die-cast aluminum heat sink that dissipates heat from three sides of the amplifier. For convenience, all the connections and control functions can be found on one side of the amplifier.
  • BAMF Series 2-Channel Class AB Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 220 watts x 2 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 280 watts x 2 chan.
    • Bridged, 4 ohms: 560 watts x 1 chan.
  • Max power output: 1250 watts
  • MOSFET power supply
  • Wired remote bass level control included
  • Power and Protection LED power indicators
  • Adjustable Tuned Bass EQ (0-12 dB Bass Boost)
  • PWM Circuitry
  • Full Selectable Crossover (HI,Full,Low)
  • Three-way protection circuit
  • 2-Ohm Stable stereo
  • Tri-mode capable
  • System Distress Indicator
  • Die-cast aluminum heat sink designed for massive heat dissipation from three sides of the amplifier
  • Platinum RCA level inputs
  • Platinum screw terminals
  • Variable high-pass filter (50-500 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • Variable low-pass filter (30-250 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • Subsonic Filter: 15-50 Hz
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 97 dB
  • Frequency response: 10-30000 Hz
  • Dimensions: 11-3/8"L x 8-1/4"W x 2-1/8"H
  • 4/8 gauge power and ground wiring is required and recommended for installation. Contact us for information regarding a discount on select amplifier kits when purchased together with this amplifier.
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 2-year Manufacturer's warranty

Power Specifications - Full Range Channels

RMS Power @ 4 ohms

The RMS power rating is the measure of continuous power that an amplifier can output, or a speaker can handle. It is the most accurate depiction of real, continuous power that the industry has so far.

If the final impedance of your speakers or subwoofers equals 4 ohms, this is how much power this amplifier will supply at that ohm level. The higher the RMS wattage, the more clean and loud your music will sound.

220 watts x 2 channels
RMS Power @ 2 ohms

The RMS power rating is the measure of continuous power that an amplifier can output, or a speaker can handle. It is the most accurate depiction of real, continuous power that the industry has so far.

If the final impedance of your speakers or subwoofers equals 2 ohms, this is how much power this amplifier will supply at that ohm level. The higher the RMS wattage, the more clean and loud your music will sound.

280 watts x 2 channels
RMS Power @ 1 ohm

The RMS power rating is the measure of continuous power that an amplifier can output, or a speaker can handle. It is the most accurate depiction of real, continuous power that the industry has so far.

If the final impedance of your speakers or subwoofers equals 1 ohm, this is how much power this amplifier will supply at that ohm level. The higher the RMS wattage, the more clean and loud your music will sound.

Not Stable
Bridged RMS Power

Bridging refers to combining two channels on an amplifier to create one channel with double the voltage and an increased power output. A 2-channel amplifier will bridge down to 1-channel and a 4-channel amplifier can bridge to create 2-channels. An amplifier is most commonly bridged to drive a subwoofer.

Remember, once you bridge two channels down to one its final impedance will be 4 ohms unless otherwise specified. This rating lists the RMS power created once an amplifier is bridged.

560 watts x 1 channels
Peak Power Output
This form of power rating refers to the maximum amount of power an electronic device can handle or output in an instant without damage occurring. Often times this maximum is achieved during a brief musical burst, such as a drum accent, or low bass hit.

Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal to consumers. The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison.

1250 watts x 1 channels

Amplifier Specifications

Amplifier Series
This designates the series of the amplifier. Many amps are available in a litany of different wattage and channel configurations, but maintain consistent features throughout the product line.
BAMF (Power Acoustik)
Amplifier Class

An amplifier increases the power of the signal being fed to it by taking energy from its power supply and matching the signal but increasing its amplitude. Amplifiers use many different methods for converting these electrical signals and have been categorized into classes.

Class A/B: Greater than 50% of the input signal is amplified while the other percentage is “off”. These amplifiers have a small amount of current flowing through the output transistors all the time which almost eliminates crossover distortion. Class A/B has great sound quality but is not as efficient as class D. These amps are most commonly used to drive speakers.

Class D: Also known as switching amplifiers, class D amps have output transistors that are completely turned “on” or “off”. This means that when the transistors are on, there is almost no voltage across them but when they are off there is significant voltage but no current flowing through it which makes these amplifiers very efficient at the cost of sound quality. These amps are most commonly used to drive subwoofers.

Other Classes: You may see classes such as GH, bD, X, FD, etc. by some manufactures. These amplifiers tend to be either class A/B, D or a hybrid of the two but with improvements to their designs that can make them more efficient or offer better sound quality.

AB
Number of Channels
Each channel on an amplifier will power one speaker using a positive and negative cable. There are various types of amplifiers, each designed to power a certain number of speakers. Monoblock amplifiers, also known as single channel, are designed to power one or more subwoofers. These amplifiers often have very high power ratings. On the other hand, multi-channel amplifiers power multiple speakers, usually at lower power ratings. 2-Channel and 4-Channel amplifiers can power car speakers or low powered subwoofers. Occasionally you might see a 5 or 6-channel amplifier that can power speakers and subwoofers at the same time. The most common setup is a monoblock amp to run subwoofers and a 4-channel amp to run door speakers. Check out our Knowledge Base for more information.
2
Total Peak Power Output
The total peak power output is measured as the wattage per channel multiplied by the number of channels, and is calculated at the lowest level of operating impedance.

It is measured during a brief musical burst, such as a sudden drum accent. Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal.

The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison.

1250 watts
Total RMS Power Output
Total RMS power is measured by multiplying RMS power per channel by the number of channels, and is calculated at the lowest level of operating impedance.

RMS power is the amount of continuous power, measured in watts, that an amplifier produces is called RMS power. The higher the RMS figure, the louder and cleaner your music sounds.

The RMS output figure is much more accurate than the peak rating when comparing products.

560 watts
Maximum Input Gauge Size
This is the largest gauge wire that will fit into the power and ground terminals of this device. The lower the gauge number, the thicker the wire is. For example, a 4 gauge wire is thicker than an 8 gauge wire and thus has higher current carrying capacity. Always do your best to get this size wire to reduce the risk of damage to your components.
4 AWG
Minimum Impedance Unbridged
The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is not bridged.
2 ohms
Minimum Impedance Bridged
The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is bridged.
4 ohms
THD at Rated RMS Power
The amount of change in harmonic content of the signal as it is amplified. A lower figure indicates less change and a more accurate amp. THD below 0.10% is inaudible.
0.02%
Speaker Level Inputs
Speaker level inputs are commonly referred to as high-level inputs and vice versa. This input type allows you to get your audio signal directly from the speaker wire in your vehicle, instead of using RCA cables. The advantage of this is factory integration, as most stock radios do not have RCA outputs to run amplifiers.
No
Preamp Outputs
Many amplifiers are equipped with RCA preamp outputs which pass the original music signal from the source to additional amplifiers. This is known as daisy chaining because the source connects to the first amp, and the first amp connects to the second amp, etc. The advantage to daisy chaining is you only need one 2-channel RCA cable to transfer the signal from the head-unit to the amplifier, and then one additional cable for each amp being daisy chained.
1 pair
Built-in Crossover

A crossover is a type of filtering system that permits only certain frequencies to play. A Low-Pass (LP) crossover allows only frequencies below its setting to get through which is good in the case of some subwoofers. A High-Pass(HP) filter allows frequencies above its setting to pass through, this is normally used on speakers.

When a crossover is set to FULL it means no filtering is added and the full frequency spectrum is allowed through the amplifier. Filtering is important because feeding a speaker frequencies it cannot reproduce effectively creates distortion.

Low-pass (LP)
High-pass (HP)
Full (AP)
High-Pass Crossover Frequency
The high-pass crossover frequency can be a fixed crossover point or a variable crossover range. A variable high-pass crossover allows you to select a specific crossover point which allows frequencies above the set crossover point to pass, while making frequencies below the set point gently or harshly roll-off, depending on the steepness of the slope.

The steepness of the roll-off slope is measured in dB/octave and refers to the rate of attenuation (lowering of volume) outside their pass bands.

50 - 500 Hz
Low-Pass Crossover Frequency
The low-pass crossover frequency is typically used for subwoofers. It can be a fixed crossover point or a variable crossover range. A variable low-pass crossover allows you to select a specific crossover point which allows frequencies below the set crossover point to pass, while making frequencies above the set point gently or harshly roll-off, depending on the steepness of the slope.

The steepness of the roll-off slope is measured in dB/octave and refers to the rate of attenuation (lowering of volume) outside their pass bands.

30 - 250 Hz
Subsonic Filter
Allows you to block (filter) ultra-low frequencies that your subs cannot reproduce.
15 - 50 Hz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
This spec compares the strength of the signal to the level of background noise. A higher value indicates less background noise.
97 dB
Bass Boost
The objective of the bass boost is to get more kick out of your subwoofer. It is a circuit that emphasizes the lower frequencies at a given point. The bass boost should always be set first before setting the gain. This feature is known for destroying subwoofers and is commonly used incorrectly, so be cautious.
0 - 12 dB
Bass/Gain Remote
If the amp comes with a bass/gain remote you will be able to control the level of your bass from your dashboard. Typically bass remotes also include a 16-20 ft. wire for installation.
Yes
Fan Cooled
A great feature to have if an amp generates a large amount of heat. Cooling fans can help regulate the temperature to prevent the amp from overheating (burning).
No
Fuse Rating
The amperage and the number of fuse(s) an amp requires.
20A x 2 
CEA-2006 Compliant
Amplifiers that have been tested to meet specific standards. When a car amplifier meets these standards, you can be sure that it will be able to produce the amount of power specified by the official CEA-2006 rating. Usually, these rating consist of the following items:
  • RMS Power
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio

This rating applies to both external car amplifiers, as well as the amplifiers inside of in-dash stereos.

No

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
62%
4 Star
23%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
15%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.3
Value
4.5
Features
4.4
Design
4.7
Usability
4.5
raynbec

rochester, ny

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good amp for the guap

May 2, 2012

I bought this amp 6 months ago. Its awesome, has all the power I need plus a sturdy build quality. This amp runs 2 Kicker CVR-10s and the bass is almost too loud! Buy this! its awesome!

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dale

michigan city, IN

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awesome amp!! but..

September 5, 2011

This amp powers my two 12" cvrs at 4ohms and 2 6x9s does get little hot but doesnt overheat my only problem with this box is that my bass remote that came with it doesnt work at all and its not the remote its the amp tried my buddies kenwood remote on it and it still didnt work but other then that it works great and my 2 12" cvrs bang hard id recommand it to someone

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Dale

mc, indiana

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Awesome amp!

September 2, 2011

This amp is nasty I have it hooked up to two 12" cvr kickers bridged and two 6x9s and powers em a little bit just today I got pulled over for it being too loud and the cop told me if you drive past and your rattling my windows I think it's time to turn it down lol awesome amp would highly recommend it to someone

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Justin

Hessmer, LA

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OK AMP....

August 29, 2011

I got this amp and wired it to 2 Pioneer TS-W303R 12's and with Gain at 3/4 it gets burning hot within 20 mins of playing. It's a nice looking amp but gets WAY too hot too Fast.

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Greg

Florence, MA

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Good Value

July 23, 2011

I had this amp for about 6 months. It was a good amp. I decided to bridge it to two subs, without remembering that's a bad idea, and blew it. But that out of mind I did really like this amp. It had enough power for a two 10" setup. Nice clean look. Easy to install. And the remote adjuster was very handy to have.

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Albert

TX

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Great Value!

April 7, 2011

highly recommend

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Shawn

Auburn, NE

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Good buy

November 23, 2010

I ran this amp with 2 Kicker 12 inch cvrs and it sounded amazing! Definitely recommend this amp for someone who wants some kick but not too much kick.

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Jon

Acworth, GA

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Fantastic Amplifier

October 28, 2010

I picked this amp up to drive a pair of Alpine Type-E subwoofers, over the past six months I've never had a problem with it, no blow fuses, no overheating, I plan on buying more BAMF series amps with my next vehicle.

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G-nonymous

atlanta, ga

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Power Acoustik BAMF-1250/2 (BAMF1250/2)

January 4, 2010

great, powerful amp. a bit boomy and a little tough to tune, but works pretty good outside of that.

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Cam

parker, co

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Fire!

November 17, 2009

was a great amp for a year or so sounded very good. But today it decided to catch on fire and fill my jeep with smoke. I still like power acoustik but i'd recommend spending a little extra and getting a Class D mono.

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Chugs

navarre FL

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good stuff

April 12, 2009

great price for an amp that i have been true to for a long while, give it enough power and it will push almost anything

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PwrAckstk

Mustang, OK

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Great Product

March 17, 2009

I love this amp. It works like a dream and powers my dual voice coil sub like a breeze. Very simple do it yourself hook up. Accidentally stepped on it... nothing, not a scratch. It also stays very cool even under heavy load. great easy listening or high powered, even dims my head lights if you turn it up loud enough.

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Cameron

Parker, CO

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wow!!

December 15, 2008

In my opinion this is one of the best 2 channel amps on the market today i have it powering a power acoustik pw2-12 and it sounds amazing even with just the one twelve i can't hardly stand to turn the volume past 20

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Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

NVX XKIT42 100% OFC True 4 Gauge Wiring Kit with RCA Cables and Speaker Wire

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NVX XBG3PK 1/0 Gauge OFC Big 3 Upgrade Kit

Comes with everything you need to upgrade your power and ground wire.

Your Price $59.99

Kicker Big 3 Package 1/0 Gauge Big 3 Upgrade Kit

Get all you need including wire cutters to upgrade your power and ground wire.

Your Price $149.99

Belva BBG3KT CCA 1/0 Gauge Big Three Kit

Features everything needed to upgrade factory power and ground wire.

Your Price $39.99

StreetWires FB4

4 AWG / 4 Gauge Firewall Bushing

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NVX XDBU4 - Top of the Line!

Distribution Block with Two 1/0 or 4 AWG Inputs and Four 4 or 8 AWG Outputs

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Professional Installation for your Car Power Amplifier

Covers labor charges through our professional installer network.

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NVX XIV25 V-Series 2-Channel RCA Cable

16.4 ft 2-Channel RCA Audio Interconnect Cable with Twisted Pair Construction

Your Price $11.99

NVX XIX25 X-Series Interconnect Cable

16.4 ft. of 4-Channel X-Series RCA Cable with Dual Twisted Pair Hyper-Flex Technology

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Kicker KI24 K-Series RCA Audio Interconnect Cable

4 Meters (13 ft.) 2-Channel K-Series RCA Audio Interconnect Cable

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NVX XWS1225 12 AWG Speaker Wire

25 ft. of True 12 Gauge 100% Copper EnvyFlex Speaker Cable/Wire

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NVX XWS1625 16 AWG Speaker Wire

25 ft. of True 16 Gauge 100% Copper EnvyFlex Speaker Cable/Wire

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Belva BBSW127 12 AWG Speaker Wire

12 Gauge 7 Meter (23 Ft) Speaker Wire (CCA)

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Belva BBSW167 16 AWG Speaker Wire

16 Gauge 7 Meter (23 Ft) Speaker Wire (CCA)

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SMD DD-1 Distortion Detector

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AutoSound 2000 CD-102

High Frequency Test CD specifically designed for the set-up and evaluation of sound system imaging and placement.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

BAMF-1250/2

UPC

709483028555

Weight

8.00lbs

Internal SKU

bamf12502

Internal Product ID

14637

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Power Acoustik BAMF-1250/2 (BAMF1250/2)