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Boss R1200

1200W Max 4 Channel Rage Series Class D Amplifier

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General Features:

  • Rage Series 4-Channel Class D Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 150 watts x 4 chan.
    • Max Bridged, 2 ohms: 600 watts x 2 chan.
  • Max power output: 1200 watts
  • Pulse Width Modulated MOSFET power supply
  • LED power (green) and protect (red) indicators
  • Variable Bass Boost (0 to +12 dB bass boost at 50 Hz)
  • Soft start turn-on
  • 4/3/2/1 or Mono channel operation
  • 3-way protection circuitry (thermal, overload, and speaker short protection)
  • Heavy duty aluminum alloy heat-sink for extreme heat dissipation
  • Nickel-plated RCA level inputs
  • Nickel-plated screw terminals
  • Variable high-pass filter (40-300 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
  • Variable low-pass filter (40-300 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
  • Frequency response: 20-20000 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 when purchased together with this amplifier.
  • Dimensions: 10-7/16"W x 18-3/16"D x 2-1/4"H
  • 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.

150 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.

600 watts x 2 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.

1200 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.

D
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.

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.
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
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.

40 - 300 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.

40 - 300 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 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.
40A x 1 
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
83%
4 Star
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3 Star
17%
2 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.8
Value
4.7
Features
4.7
Design
4.2
Usability
4.6
B Daddy

Lincoln Nebraska

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rock & roll

April 16, 2012

I have this amp hooked up to my full sound speakers & it really makes them sound great. Big bang for the buck that's for sure. This amp is running my 6x9s & a set of 6.5 in door speakers & i love it. If you already have subs hooked up & you are needing a good full range amp like i did i say this is a must buy.

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Adam

Texas

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Best sound!

July 10, 2012

After looking through countless reviews on different amps that were right for my budget and put out enough watts I decided to go with this one. This amp is amazing! It was the PERFECT choice! Dont be fooled by the brand name. This amp is amazing!

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Sean

North Prairie, WI

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Great Value

May 21, 2012

Bought this beast. Bangs way louder than my original amp. Shakes whole car, even the cars around you. LOL. For this price, probably the best deal youll ever get. Great system.

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Joseph

Stockton, CA

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Great Mids To Highs Range Amp!

April 16, 2012

I've had this amp for more than a few months and I know this is a common say but WOW! it took some good patience to tune the amp correctly to my speakers but it was worth it! I'm running Pionner A-series 6.5's and 6 x 8's thru this and people either compliment me on how clear it is or complain to me on how loud! Though, it is true Boss does really overrate their amps, this one is a big change, If ur looking for this amp for LPF or even full range, I have to admit its not the best BUT if ur looking for SCREAMIN mids and highs to where u can feel the snare drum in ur chest and highs are SO loud that u cant hear the person next to you, this amp is for you! this amp is reliable, has great features and most important VERY budget friendly! (I was 17 when i got this with no job, just to give u guys an idea). Would recommend this amp!

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Eric

Rhinebeck, NY

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good

November 16, 2014

good for the price but definatley far from the best

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snake

east hartford, ct

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best amp for your buck

November 13, 2012

i would recommend this amp to anybody whos tired of overpayin for amps... im gonna purchase a second one for my tweeters real soon

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Wesley

Ararat, VA

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Excellent quality and value

November 7, 2012

Excellent value, and excellent quality. it responds really well, doesn't suffer from heat exposure, and really pushes my component system.

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juan

pine bush, NY

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good

October 22, 2012

Works good clips when weather is about 85 deg i have it mounted in trunk.

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Chulo

Jacksonville, Fl

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Great Product

October 15, 2012

I'm very impressed with the performance of this amplifier, it delivers the power I need for my speakers and more. I recommend this amplifier any day.

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Khaptin

Knoxville

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Awesome Power!!!

October 11, 2012

I have 2 12" Sony Xplods 1200 watts a piece and this amp is perfect for them. Bangin' hard!!!

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rob

milford nj

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r1200 boss amp

August 22, 2012

I love it works great and bumps hard thinking of buying a second one :) thx u guys for the awesome product

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satchel

reader WV

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Awesome !!!!!

August 20, 2012

The boss amp was one of the best I've owned I've had pioneer Sony's and crunch amps and this boss worked better then any of them! it carried my subs well!

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

R1200

UPC

791489118200

Weight

8.00lbs

Internal SKU

r1200

Internal Product ID

42972

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: Boss R1200