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Power Acoustik BAMF-1800/2 (BAMF1800/2)

1800W 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: 300 watts x 2 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 380 watts x 2 chan.
    • Bridged, 4 ohms: 760 watts x 1 chan.
  • Max power output: 1800 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: 13-3/4"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
  • 1-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.

300 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.

380 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.

760 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.

1800 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.
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.

1800 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.

760 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 3 
Strappable
Some amplifiers can be "strapped" together in order to increase the output of a single audio channel. These amplifiers feature RCA preamp outputs, allowing you to pass the signal directly from one amp to the other to ensure consistency.
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
Sonic Certified Amplifier
Sonic Certified amplifiers have been tested by the experts at Sonic Electronix to meet or exceed the wattage ratings provided by the manufacturer. If this is marked as Yes, then you can trust the wattage ratings. If marked as No, then we have tested the amplifier and it did not meet the advertised wattage ratings. If marked as Not Tested, then the Sonic Electronix experts have not yet been able to test the amp.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
71%
4 Star
14%
3 Star
7%
2 Star
7%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.1
Value
4.6
Features
4.4
Design
4.4
Usability
4.9
Sandman

Richmond, KY

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Power Acoustik BAMF-1800/2

January 5, 2014

Good product, would recommend.
Bought one refurbished and works great.
This amp will put out decent power to the right setup. Amp is 2 channels and rated at 300 watts in a 4 ohms load per channel, 380 watts in a 2 ohms load per channel and 760 watts in a 4 ohms load in bridge mode/1 channel. This amp and most 2 channel amps are NOT 2 ohms stable in bridge mode, Damage can happen to the amp or subs, Won't be noticeable right away, but over time you will fry your subs or amp.

Overall a decent amplifier.

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TheBassMan

Enterprise, Al

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Amazing Amp

September 27, 2013

Just bought this amp used from a friend, works amazing. have it on some audiopipe 12's at 2ohm bridged and it slams the mess out of them. Wishing I would've bought it sooner. It works great!!! Has gotten hot, but has kept playing through it. For the price, it's nothing short of awesome. Would buy it for sure.

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college park,ga

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ok amp

July 19, 2013

I purchased this amp to run my 2 10 mtx sub's. Sounds good but I expected a little more oomph from 1800 watts. I also purchased recommended amp kit. I took a 2 hr road trip and it never overheated. It was very hot to the touch but kept playing.

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Cayman

Minneapolis, MN

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Great fun.

October 23, 2012

Sounded really clean and played really loud for a few months. Then it shorted out and stopped working.

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tmcgehee

salem, or

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awesome

March 19, 2012

Awesome amp. Fast shipping. Bought remanufactured and it works like new.

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Bigdog

Augusta ga

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Great Amp

September 11, 2011

Would recommend highly

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Max

South Carolina

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Good Amp

January 7, 2011

I would recommend this product. I bought this to upgrade entire system with saving some $ at the same time. I wanted an amp that was pushing out a good amount of RMS at 2 ohms. I bought two Kicker CVR and wow. Great amp pushes them really well. I haven't been able to push the system too far yet because i am letting working the Kickers in but lets just say ears are rattling and i have yet to turn anything up on the amp. I just have it on lpf.

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Chris

Midland, MI

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great value great sound!

October 15, 2010

I would recommend this product for sure. Sonic didn't have it in stock but they ended up shipping it from another vendor which was sweet. Anyways I love the look and sound of this amp. The tri mode is pretty sweet and its has more then enough power to run 2 12s.

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Thomas

Tampa, FL

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great product

September 22, 2010

Great amp, pushed two Power Acoustik p2 12" subs. It only died when I was rear ended by a pickup truck. awesome product.

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Mike

Greensburg, PA

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Great Product

September 19, 2010

Amazing quality, great price, can't beat it.

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T.I.

Harlan County,Kentucky

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Great product

November 25, 2009

I have this amp on 2 12' Audiopipe Eye candy subs and for the price of this amp it does everything i need it to it may not max my subs but its real close to it, this amp does get pretty warm but for the money spent it looks and sounds like no other..

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Melody

Cayman Islands

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Bang for Buck

October 19, 2009

Been using this amps for 6 months and really impressed with the performance. I'm using this amps to drive two Infinity 12 inch (350 Watt) subs in a sealed box and the sound is delicious. There is no better value for money at this price range.

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Bryan

Lousiana

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not so great

September 20, 2009

do not buy this amp unless you are going to put a fan near it, it is a great compact size, but mine overheated and fried one morning after had it for about 3 months, i had it sitting right next to a ported box...i sent it back under warranty and got a gothic series 1800/2 which pushes my subs harder and has a fan in it so it never gets very hot.....it is a much better deal if you have the space for it and i have had it for about a year....had it pushing 2 JL W3v3 10's and now 2 Kicker CVR 12's both in ported boxes

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Cindy

Stockton, CA

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Sounded Good Before It Burned

November 14, 2011

I wouldn't buy this amp again. You get what you pay for, save up for a better amp.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

BAMF-1800/2

UPC

709483028562

Weight

10.00lbs

Internal SKU

bamf18002

Internal Product ID

14638

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-1800/2 (BAMF1800/2)