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Nitro BMW-482

1000W Max, Class A/B 2-Channel BMW Series Car Amplifier

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This item has been discontinued

General Features:

  • BMW Seires 2-Channel Class A/B Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 100 watts x 2 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 150 watts x 2 chan.
  • Max power output: 1000 watts x 1 channel
  • Regulated MOSFET power supply
  • Wired remote bass level control included
  • LED power (green) and protect (red) indicators
  • Variable Bass Boost (0 to +18 dB)
  • Variable gain control
  • Soft Start Turn-on
  • 4 ohm stable
  • 2/1 or Mono channel operation
  • Capable of a 2-8 ohm load capacity
  • Speaker-level (high-level)
  • Speaker and power connections angled at 45° for easy of use and installation
  • 3-Way System Protection circuitry (thermal, overload, and speaker short protection)
  • Heavy duty aluminum alloy heatsink for extreme heat dissipation
  • Crossover switch with the option for LPF/HPF/Full
  • Variable high-pass filter (50-1,000 Hz)
  • Variable low-pass filter (30-250 Hz)
  • Frequency response: 20-30,000 Hz
  • 8-gauge power and ground wiring is required for installation. Contact us for information regarding a discount on select amplifier kits from our website (SonicElectronix.com) 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.

100 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.

150 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
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.

1000 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 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.

1000 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.

300 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.
8 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.
0.03%
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.
Yes
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.

50 - 1000 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
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.
95 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 - 18 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.
30A 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
73%
4 Star
27%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.7
Value
4.7
Features
4.5
Design
4.9
Usability
4.7

LightSkin

Villa Rica, GA

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Great Amp

December 6, 2011

I've had this amp for 7 years, but i put it in my expedition and it overheated but i had it for a long time in every car i had and didn't have any problems with it. Now im putting my own cooling fan on it so the friction from my carpet and the amp wont burn up. This is the greatest amp i had and i just ordered another one so i highly recommend this amp. This is a Great amp that last me 7 years and i just ordered another so im expecting this to last at least 10 years since i put my own cooling fan in now.

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Hamant

south ozone park, NY

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June 15, 2010

when i purchased this nitro bmw482 product amplifier i didn't think it would out perform my last set of amps. i used to have audiobham.... when i put these in my lexus gs 300.... my car rocks.. i don't even have to blast it hard volume 10 that's it.... hear me a block away...

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tunk

atlanta, georgia

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ive pushed it to the limits

June 9, 2010

I have this little amp, and its a pretty good amp. I've bridged it and running every bit of 850 watts out of it, yes it says 1,000 watts but it will go up there but will overheat.... I have it running two 15's in my elentra and it hits soooooo hard my trunk flexs when the bass hitsss. im getting two more of these amps...

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jake

moorhead

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ehhh

February 7, 2010

owned the amp for about a year. pretty nice for a off brand. does not have 1000w thou there measuring the peak not the RMS watts that you should. the rca inputs on mine got broken off and then got a better amp but it was a good first amp to hook up to a pair of subs. and i would advise someone to have this as their first but definitely not as an upgrade for anyone. this amp is way better than a sony explode amp because it has a good range of settings. inc. bass boost and low/high pass filters. only thing that could be better if this was CEA2006 compliant ( it is quite hard to find this amps rms and i forgot it by now but you can search the web)

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Jesus

Burleson, TX

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Really Great Amp!

January 12, 2010

I bought this Amp about a month ago and let me tell you, IT'S AWESOME!!!! I have 2 Kenwood kfc-w3012 12" subs hooked up to this Amp and it shakes everything around me. I can hear the car from 2 blocks away that's how powerful this amp is to make my subs be that loud. I would definitely recommend this amp to anyone.

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Robert T

DeWitt, MI

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A GREAT AMP Nitro BMW -482

December 28, 2009

Awsome amp Great for my cube Bose speakers in my ride!!!!!

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Hunter Dorman

Conway, SC

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Nitro BMW-482

November 11, 2009

I bought one of these amps about 6 months ago to power two Pioneer TS-W308D4's in my 01 GMC Sonoma. I was surprised how much it powers the subs. The blue lights match my interior perfectly. This is a great amp and a price you cant beat anywhere else. SonicElectronix.com is the cheapest all around.

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Kenneth

Puerto Rico

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great amp...

November 4, 2009

this amp is very good! it moves my two 15" subs easily and doesn't overheat!!! i live in Puerto Rico and the average temperature is around 80 to 100 degrees F and it runs very cool. i recommend this amp to anyone starting an audio system.

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Kevin

Paramus, NJ

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September 27, 2009

i bought this amp 6 months ago i must say it holds up to my alpine type r 2 10 " subs loud like the blue light glows in my trunk bass control its a good buy and its cheap also i never once had a problem with it so far if u looking for a amp to hit ur subs hard go for the nitro it hits

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BIGSUBS

big lake, mn

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Good Amp!!!

April 2, 2009

This amp is very good, but i need new subs because my subs cant handle this amp. The amp puts out very good watts and power, blue lighting is awesome too.

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Victor

Reno, NV

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Tough mothaf*cka!

February 15, 2009

This is a great amp, can take a beating. Blown through a few fuses when the value gets really loud, and with only one channel working it powers my 10 and 12. It Pushes my subs to the limit and its only at a tad bit more than 1/4 power.

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Keith

Cypress, CA

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Great Amp For Great Price

December 12, 2007

This Amp left my in awe!!! I was pushing two Fosgate 12's and they pumped like crazy. People heard me coming from two blocks away. The amp looked Awesome and the bass remote control was a very convenient feature.

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aunshay

aberdeen, MS

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good amp

July 13, 2007

this amp is amazing. i am pushing a 15" inch subwoofer on this amp and it is doing its job. nice amp.

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david

Orland Park, IL

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Bang for your bucj

January 11, 2007

I own this product and have had it in my car for about 3 months hooked up to a sony 12" 1300w sub and it hits hard with clear sound i was impressed for a 90$ amplifier it hits for every dollar if not more and it has never overheated or blown a fuse!

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Susan

Sarasota, FL

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Stong Amp

September 16, 2005

This amp is very good in many ways. Looks and performance are up there with the best. I've been running it bridged at 300w rms only overheated ONCE on a 103F day. Good sound and the lights are awesome. The bass control light is BRIGHT!!!

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Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

Stinger SK4681 8-Gauge Wiring Kit

You only get great sound when you use great wire. This Stinger kit will do the trick!

Your Price $39.99

Belva BAK82

Complete 8 Gauge Amplifier Wiring Kit with 2-Channel RCA Interconnects

Your Price $17.99

NVX XBG3PK 1/0 Gauge OFC Big 3 Upgrade Kit

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

Your Price $79.99

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

Universal Remote Level Bass Control

Controls bass level and frequency via RCA/Interconnect connectors on any amp.

Your Price $7.99

Small Universal Remote Level Bass Control

The Scosche RLC is a smaller universal bass remote that connects via RCA inputs.

Your Price $11.99

StreetWires FB8

8 Gauge Firewall Bushing

Your Price $6.95

NVX XDBU4 - Top of the Line!

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

Your Price $17.99

Professional Installation for your Car Power Amplifier

Covers labor charges through our professional installer network.

Your Price $89.99

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

Kicker KI24 K-Series RCA Audio Interconnect Cable

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

Your Price $16.95

NVX XWS1225 12 AWG Speaker Wire

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

Your Price $39.99

NVX XWS1625 16 AWG Speaker Wire

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

Your Price $13.99

Belva BBSW127 12 AWG Speaker Wire

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

Your Price $14.99

Belva BBSW167 16 AWG Speaker Wire

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

Your Price $12.99

The Install Bay IB-CAP1F

True 1.0 Farad Car Audio Capacitor for up to 1000W Max

Your Price $37.99

e2 ECAP1 by Scosche - Mid-Level 1 Farad

Digital 1.0 Farad Car Audio Capacitor for up to 1000W Max

Your Price $49.99

Rockford Fosgate RFC1D - Top of the Line 1 Farad

Digital 1.0 Farad Car Audio Capacitor for up to 1000W Max

Your Price $104.99

Scosche SPL Meter SPL1000F

Handheld boomSTICK measures your SPL range from 60 to 135 dB

Your Price $21.99

AutoSound 2000 CD-102

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

Your Price $11.99

AutoSound 2000 CD-104

Audiophile reference series test disc for evaluation of all audio components.

Your Price $11.99

Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

BMW-482

UPC

712950020969

Weight

10.00lbs

Internal SKU

bmw482

Internal Product ID

2640

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: Nitro BMW-482