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Nitro BMW-486

2000W Max, 2-Channel Amplifier with Bass Remote

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Product Features:
  • Nitro BMW Series 2-Channel Class A/B Car Amplifier
  • Max Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 200 watts x 2 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 300 watts x 2 chan.
    • Bridged: 600 watts x 1 chan.
  • Max power output: 2000 watts.
  • MOSFET switching power supply
  • Super high fidelity sound output
  • Wired remote bass level control included.
  • LED power and protect indicators
  • Variable gain control
  • Variable Bass Boost 0-18dB
  • Soft delayed remote turn-on
  • Mono bridgeable and stable at 4 ohms
  • High-level inputs
  • RCA low-level inputs
  • 45 Angled speaker and power supply connectors for easy installation
  • 3-Way System protection circuitry
  • Heavy duty aluminum alloy heatsink
  • Gold-plated RCA connectors
  • Gold-plated power and speaker terminals
  • Built-in full crossover
  • Variable high-pass filter: 50-1,000 Hz
  • Variable low-pass filter: 30-250 Hz
  • Frequency response: 20-30,000 Hz
  • Dimensions: 17-1/2"L x 11-1/4"W x 2-3/16"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

Note: The amplifier is listed at 2,000 watts, however you may receive a 2,400 watt amplifier. This is the same model amplifier with no differences.

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.

300 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.

600 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.

Not Specified

Amplifier Specifications

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.

2000 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.

600 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.
0.03%
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.
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.
80A 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
69%
4 Star
15%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
15%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.2
Value
4.4
Features
4.2
Design
4.9
Usability
4.7

Tecknodude180

Wyoming, MN

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Great Buy!!!

June 5, 2011

Great amp! Lights up with blue LED's. very functional x-over dials. It takes some playing around with to figure out what each one does. but I figured it out by playing with it while listening to my subs. I'm powering 2x 15 mega sound subs in a sealed box for the lows. And 2x duals in a band pass box for the mids/highs. of the low freq. sounds great not much problem with heating but then again I almost never blast it to full volume. usually low to mid volume. Speaker level/ high level in puts. Power and speaker terminals are face down and are kind of tight to the bottom of the amp so big wires and clearance can be an issue.

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Joker

Tulsa,ok

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Good

December 8, 2010

Good amp

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Sam

Canada

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Great Buy

December 14, 2011

It works really good, has a lot of power and looks really nice, unique.

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brandon

Versailles, KY

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Nitro 2000 Watt

September 23, 2011

It looks awesome and it sounds great!

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nick

mesa

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hands down best deal

September 12, 2011

This is the best amp I have ever bought. Also I couldn't find a better deal for watts. Hands down beats Rockford Fosgate.

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alfonso

tulsa, OK

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good amp

March 16, 2011

had this amp hook up to my two 12inch kicker L5 and it push them real good the only down side it that when i play it for a long time it gets really hot and can burn

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Joker

Tulsa,ok

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December 8, 2010

Good amp

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troy

lake mary, fl

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Lasted not even 24 hours!!!

October 8, 2009

I paid $300 for this amp brand new at the local fairgrounds, installed it, and in less than an hour it was blown.

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Larro,get it boyz van club

Chicago,ILL

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cheap ,but it slams

February 23, 2009

I put a 1600 watt nitro behind two ten inch kicker cvr in my nieces 2004 monte carlo and it slams hard! now i install nitro amps in all my friends cars,i make double the money back off the amp plus installation.i have had no call backs on this band of a amp,i get a lot of referrals for this product,i tell everyone any amp will last long if you don't abuse it and its put in the right way, an expensive amp will blow out on you if you beat up on it,nitro is my new money maker

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Cooter

San Carlos, CA

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Cheap ass amp

January 3, 2008

I had this amp for 5 months and it blew.Wut a piece!

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Keith

Cypress, CA

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Excellent Amp

December 12, 2007

I have this amp on the top of my box, I totally pumps out my two 12's (P3D412) I love how it lights up and you can set it so it will sound best for your system. I love nitro amps and this one is my favorite. I recommend it to anyone who has subs and care how they sound.

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herman

rich hill, MO

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realy good

July 29, 2005

this amp will push my three 12 inch subs. easy

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salvador

liberal, KS

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nice

April 24, 2005

this too me is one of the best amps with the power any one could need since a couple of my friends have this product and to me its like they get total freedom of this so yeah this product does kick and i hope to own it some time soon...

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

BMW-486

UPC

712950021003

Weight

15.00lbs

Internal SKU

bmw486

Internal Product ID

2717

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-486