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Power Acoustik BAMF-1200/4

1200W BAMF Series 4-Channel 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.
  • 1200W Max 4-Channel BAMF Series Class AB Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 100 watts x 4 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 125 watts x 4 chan.
    • Bridged, 4 ohms: 250 watts x 2 chan.
  • Max power output: 1200 watts
  • MOSFET power supply
  • Power and Protection LED power indicators
  • Adjustable Tuned Bass EQ (0-12 dB bass boost at 45 Hz)
  • PWM Circuitry
  • Comes with external fuse holder
  • 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)
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 97 dB
  • Frequency response: 10-30,000 Hz
  • Dimensions: 11-7/8"L x 8-1/4"W x 2-1/8"H
  • 4 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.

100 watts x 4 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.

125 watts x 4 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.

250 watts x 2 channels

Amplifier Specifications

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.
4
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.

1200 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.

500 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.
1%
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.
No
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.
No
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.
50A x 1 
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
23%
4 Star
15%
3 Star
8%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
54%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
2.6
Value
3.2
Features
3.8
Design
4.4
Usability
3.5

Michael

Pacific NW

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Lasted 24 hours

August 20, 2011

This amp lasted me 24 hours, not sure how to rate it. I have to pay shipping to manufacturer and back to me. Not a great deal.

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Marcus

Muskegon, MI

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Junk amp

January 23, 2014

I bought this amp and it lasted 1 hour before it went to protection mode. Put back my old Soundstream amp which is 12 years old and worked like the first day i bought it. You get what you pay for and this cheap amp is garbage. My old amp i paid $600 for still works. They might be owned by Soundstream but not built with quality parts.

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earnest

Memphis tn

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conartist

August 8, 2012

This amp is trash hook up this amp to my pioneer speaker and it went back and fourth in protect mode. Mine didn't last 5 mins waste of money n time bamf series suck unless u get the mono but never purchase 4 channels bamf.

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donald

minot, ND

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crap

July 14, 2012

Had the amp for one month and it's toast. Buy name brand. It costs more for a reason.

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philip

Christiansted, VI

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Bad Bad Bad Bad Bad Bad Buy

January 6, 2012

Worked for about 24hrs. Then power and protect light kept switching on and off. My advice is not to make this purchase.

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Riley

Booneville, MS

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more design less looks please

October 26, 2011

If half the time in the design of the looks of this amp was put into the internal design of the amp it would be awesome. Mine worked for about 2 weeks and fried. Worst purchase yet. I will say while it worked it was a great amp. But yet again i'm not down with getting a new amp every 2 weeks. I would stay away from this amp. Make sure whatever you get is CEA compliant. When i was sold this amp the salesman said it was a good quality amp. After it fried and i told another what had happened she told me they had one of the higher return rates out of all their amps. Stick to a good brand name amp and you will be happier in the end. I now have a rockford fosgate 600w rms class d amp. much much better.

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INC

Orlando

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Bad Experience

October 2, 2011

I bought this amp about 6 months ago and I had it sitting in my apartment until I acquired all necessary equipment for my system. I went to use the amp about a month ago and when I hooked it up to my capacitor, the power light was flashing between power and protect. Since I've had the amp for so long I decided not to send it back and just get a technicican to fix it. It worked for one day and the problem came right back. My buddy has the same amp and it produces really good sound so maybe this is just my bad experience!!!!

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david

ft walton beach , florida

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great product

April 14, 2011

absolutely love it and of course sonic electronix always has the best price

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guntershasta

Mount Shasta

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good product for price

June 16, 2010

Small, powerful, and haven't had any problems. Having every control on one side makes installation much easier. Only thing that I would say bad about it is some of the control knobs don't stay in place.

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561mikei

Boca Raton, Florida

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BEST BET IN VALUE & QUALITY

May 24, 2010

I would recommend this product to anyone in need of powering a 4 Channel Mids & High System. The THD percentage is low enough to achieve clear sound when pairing with the proper Wattage Speakers. SonicElectonix.com is your best bet when it comes to Value & Quality Electronics.

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Melody

Cayman Islands

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Great Amps

October 19, 2009

I'm using this amp to drive two 6x9 and two 6.5 three-way speakers and the performance is great.

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clean&clear and loud ..

las vegas ,nv

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very loud and clean&clear for Component Speakers

August 11, 2009

i bought this amp on Friday and had it put in today and i have to do is turn my pioneer in dash 5 volt up to 9 and it is clean and clear for 6.5 door speakers and 1 inch tweeters i highly recommended this amp for components system

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Tim

Tucson, AZ

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Tim in Tucson AZ

February 9, 2010

First off, don't buy this amp. It's not what is says in the specs. I bridged this amp to a sub and yeah I know is a four channel, I bought it because my head unit is the same brand and I love it, but there amps not so much. If you just want to run your front and back speakers with this I still wouldn't use this brand. I bought this amp from sonic on e-bay and when I got it, I hooked it up, but when I turned the volume up it would go into safe and come back. My 600watt Profile worked better than this one. Well sonic gave me store credit and I bought a way better amp. Phoenix gold 1200 mono class D one channel amp. I have to say, when you buy from sonic you don't have to worry about any thing. They have a great customer care service. After talking with John at sonic I bought a better amp, but you pay for it. To any one looking at this, you really do get what you pay for when it comes to amps and subs. The other reviews said they liked it, but your better off getting Kicker, MTX, Phoenix gold ect.....These brands for the most part have a TRUE RMS wattage, plus this amp is power hungry. Don't be like me and find out the hard way, spend the extra money and get a trusted brand. For the most part run I MTX so I never had a problem like this. The head units work great though so don't let there amps stop you. from buying the head units

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

BAMF-1200/4

UPC

709483028593

Weight

8.50lbs

Internal SKU

bamf12004

Internal Product ID

17744

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-1200/4