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Boston Acoustics GT-2200

900W RMS GT Reference Series 2-Channel Amplifier

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Boston Acoustics GT Reference Series Amplifiers

Boston Acoustics GT Reference amplifiers are perfect for just about any situation and any installation. The GT-2200 2-channel amplifier has a CEA-2006-A power rating of 200W x 2 channels @ 4 ohms, 350W x 2 channels @ 2 ohms, 700W x 1 channel bridged @ 4 ohms, and 900W x 1 channel bridged @ 2 ohms. All of these ratings give the amplifier unsurpassed versatility, whether you are amplifying a set of speakers or even a subwoofer. Q-Tune™ technology will combine your main speakers with the subwoofers, giving you bass up front and a whole new way of enjoying your music. The unique forced air cooling system allows for extreme heat dissipation and installation anywhere without the need to worry of thermal overload. Variable low and high crossovers combined with the Q-Control feature will give you complete control of all frequencies to better fine tune your audio system to better meet your personal preferences. GT Reference amplifiers provide unmatched technology and reliable power output, they are easy to install and are capable of stereo or mono operation with its DualMode™ feature. With all of its features and technologies GT Reference amplifiers are a great choice when selecting an amplifier.

  • GT Reference Series 2-Channel Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating(CEA-2006-A):
    • 4 ohms: 200 watts x 2 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 350 watts x 2 chan.
    • Bridged, 4 ohms: 700 watts x 1 chan.
    • Bridged, 2 ohms: 900 watts x 1 chan.
  • RMS Power Rating(12V):
    • 4 ohms: 160 watts x 2 chan.
    • Bridged, 2 ohms: 750 watts x 1 chan.
  • Remote bass level input (GT-RSL remote level control sold separately)
  • Red LED power badge and orange protect indicator
  • 2/1 channel operation
  • Adjustable mounting feet (mounting feet move along rails to allow the easiest installation)
  • Fully computer-controlled diagnostics system (continuously monitors amplifier in case of thermal overload, short circuits, or over voltage)
  • Q-Tune™ technology combines sophisticated crossover adjustments with Q-Control settings to seamlessly transition rear bass to the front sound stage
  • Uses a 70 amp ANL fuse
  • Heavy duty fan cooled aluminum alloy heatsink
  • Gold-plated RCA level inputs
  • Gold-plated screw terminals
  • Variable high-pass filter (20-350 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
  • Variable low-pass filter (50-350 Hz, 12 or 24 dB/octave)
  • Signal Voltage Input (200mV-8V)
  • Frequency response: 10-95,000 Hz
  • Dimensions: 18-3/4"L x 9"W x 2-3/8"H
  • 4-gauge power and ground wiring is required for installation. Contact us for information regarding a discount on select amplifier kits when purchased together with this amplifier.
  • 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.

200 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.

350 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.

900 watts x 1 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.
2
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.

900 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.
2 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.
0.03%
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)
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.

20 - 350 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.

50 - 350 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.
100 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).
Yes
Fuse Rating
The amperage and the number of fuse(s) an amp requires.
70A 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.

Yes

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
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4 Star
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3 Star
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2 Star
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1 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.8
Value
5.0
Features
5.0
Design
4.9
Usability
5.0

Bigdaddybama

Jonesborough, TN

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Great value!

February 1, 2013

Using this amp to power a Type R 12 in Alpine. Stays cool And drive it hard as I wanna push it.

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black

connecticut

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clean and clear!!!!

January 22, 2013

i love this amp and the sound quality is amazing. i have 2 other gt boston acoustics amps. i always use them for vocals becouse they are so clean s/n ratio 100 db!!! i have never used none of my boston acoustics amps for bass but for voice these amps are the truth im sure they will do the same for bass.i have no complaints and to be honest i think this amp may be a little underated !!!!!

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Vyacheslav

Russian Federation

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More power

November 22, 2012

This is powerfull and super fast amp! This amps drives my CDT ES-06 and its best power on the bass. Recommendnd.

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joel

westport, MA

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Awsome amp

August 25, 2012

I have this amp hooked up in my 2000 Integra and it powers anything I throw at it with ease, I’ve had this hooked up to 3 8’s, 1 12”, 1 15”, and 1 18” powered them all with ease, also had it hooked up @ 1-ohm for a week or so got warm but did the job, BUY THIS AMP!! You won’t regret it!

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Steve

Jonesborough, tn

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Very solid!

August 18, 2012

I got this to power an Alpine DVC type R 12. Does very well bridged and gets warm but not hot. Had for 2 weeks.

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808Mag

Kona,HI

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Top Notch

April 23, 2012

I have this on two Polk DB1240's 2 ohm mono in a sealed box in my Mazda 3 sedan and it hits like a mac truck with the sound quality you would expect from a Boston Acoutics product. For the price I dont think there is another amp out there better.

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Chris Kiato

Australia

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Excellent!

August 14, 2011

Drives my SPG555 sub with ease.

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Dan

Grand Rapids Mn.

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Loud and clear!

June 29, 2011

Nice amp! You wont regret buying this. Get the remote.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

GT-2200

UPC

690283474645

Weight

13.00lbs

Internal SKU

gt2200

Internal Product ID

18558

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: Boston Acoustics GT-2200