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1500W Max Monoblock Armor Series Class A/B Car Amplifier

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General Features:

  • Monoblock Armor Series Class A/B Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 700 watts x 1 chan.
  • Max Power Rating:
    • 2 ohms: 1500 watts x 1 chan.
  • MOSFET PWM Power supply
  • Remote subwoofer level control
  • LED power and protection indicators
  • Variable 0 to +18dB Bass boost
  • Thermal and speaker short protection
  • Soft turn-on circuit
  • Variable gain controls
  • Line and speaker level inputs
  • Input sensitivity selector
  • Heavy duty aluminum alloy heatsink
  • Chrome RCA level inputs
  • Chrome screw terminals
  • Variable low-pass filter
  • Dimensions: 10-1/3"L x 5"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.
  • Authorized Platinum Internet Dealer
  • 1 year Sonic Electronix, and 5 years Manufacturer's warranty

Power Specifications - Subwoofer Channel

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 speaker(s) or subwoofer(s) 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. The 5th channel on these particular amplifiers are usually dedicated for driving subwoofers.
700 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.
Armor (Boss)
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.
1 - Mono
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.

1500 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.
Not Bridgeable
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.
.01%
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)
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.
105 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.
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
6 years
Labor Warranty Duration
6 years
Warranty Provider
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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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Average Attribution Rating

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imickey503

Portland Oregon

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Not a bad 100 watt amp to start your system with some caveats.

March 2, 2013

For the price, this is a sweet amplifier. it has a small foot print. And actually, I like the screw down terminals. The name plate on the top is a little cheesy. If I can, I would just take the plastic name plate off the top of the amp. (I think it's plastic?) But the look and finish of the amp is really first rate. It seems to be built very well. I can't complain about its aesthetics. I have 2 of these amps and they are great for Music. They really do have great specs on them and make a great cheap monoblock amp that does great at full range since it is a class A/B amp.

Now here are some need to know info.

Boss rates this amp at 700RMS Well it does to that IF..

1. You have a 15.5V electrical system according to the Boss tech I spoke with. BTW, REALLY GREAT TECH SUPPORT PEOPLE who are honest.

2. You actually have a linear 2 ohm load that does not happen in the real world. Going lower then 1.7 the amps starts to heat up quick. It will drive a 1.3 ohm load for a very short period of time. But the output transistors don't seem to like to work that hard and heat up quick. One side gets REALLY hot. (right upper side of amp on the input side where the Bass control switch is hooked up. (3, 4 ohm sub-woofers in parallel.

3. During 2 ohm loads, this amp is fine in the horizontal position. It never gets hot to the touch in my set up playing dub step. Bass CD's that have nothing but very low content will make this amp warm to the touch, but nothing to bad in 50' weather. On hot days, You are going to need a fan or some air movement to keep it cold in the trunk of your car with 2 ohm loads. Mine is mounted on the seat back in a minivan. So no problems with heat so far.

To get the most out of this amp Get the Boss P126DVC and throw that in a very good ported box and you will be very happy with the amount of sound that you can get at such a low price. The specs say 96db on this woofer, take that as a ball park figure. Figure about 90 in the real world. I am sure Boss got this figure at its peak output efficiency. (Numbers sell after all)


You must give this AMP MIN 14.4 voltage. Don't even think about cheaping out on your installation of power. This is not an amp that does well if the power is not there. there is no real reserve capacity for this amps power supply. Take my advice, if you want to go cheap on amps, then you have to spend the money elsewhere.

I am able to get 14.4 stable on my amp with a 140 amp stock alternator by doing the big 3, and using large 1 gauge full copper wire for both ground and Positive leads and just a stock new battery in the car. Going to do a clamp test on the amps today, ( I have 2 of these in the back of the car. And I can tell you that these amps really like 2 ohms loads and sound best at that load under my system.

It does not have the "effortless Reserve" that better amps like the RF. or the Aura Amp that I have for testing. It just seems like it is missing the "Grunt" that better amps seem to have. However, with the 2 Quantum sub-woofers that I am using in a sealed box, they seem to put out plenty of volume on a 2 ohm load.

The report that these need the bass boost switch on is kind of true, but it makes it sound very stressed. It's best use is if you like to listen to music that just does not have much bass in the song that you are listening to.(Classical music) Otherwise, leave it off.

about 2 o'clock seems to be the best gain setting on the kn0ob for me. that way I can turn the remote switch to ten without audible distortion..

High level inputs worked great from the stock infinity sound system in my mini van when I installed it at first. I think it sounded more musical this way.

Bass control knob uses 6PC connectors. I was able to get a telephone splitter so I could just use one wire and knob for both amps in the back. You have to get one that has all 6 wires in them. Most only have 4.

This amp feels more like a real 100 watt amp. And guess what. It is.

After my clamp test, with settings on max and at the 2 o clock position for the gain with the bass control knob on max, I got the following readings on a sealed 1.25 cube sealed box with quantum sub-woofers rated at 250 RMS and at 4 ohms. I tested with voltage readings at the amps being about 14 volts under normal music, and under test tones and bass heavy music, I was seeing 13.8 and 13.5 with just one amp hooked up to a sub-woofer with the other amp being at idle with no load, and RCA input being disconnected.

Both the amps had time to warm up and were cool to the touch. and only moderately warm with ambient temps with the rear tailgate open were about 45' F. while taking the readings.

I used a cheap Harbor Freight Multimeter and Clap tester in the 20A range and measured both the positive and negative leads by the amp and next to the speaker. Wire gauge to the speaker was 12 gauge.

Clamp test results while car was idling.

The best I got was 4 amps with avg being about 3.58 Amps sustained, and 30 Volts AC with avg being about 27 at 13.8 avg System voltage. at 4 Ohms.

2 ohms under the same conditions were 7.59 Amps, and around 28 VAC being about my best sustainable numbers.

So if I did the math OK, This is a 108W amp at 4 ohms. And at 2 ohms the AT1500 does 211W running bother Sub-woofers in paralleled configuration.

This is far short of even the 300W prediction someone mentioned.

According to Boss tech I spoke with, the output of each amp is a little different. However, under my testing, both amps were only of by maybe 3 watts with both being carefully set the same as possible.

Also one of the amps seem to play music even without the Amp plugged in to the line in. I think it is defective as the other amp does not do this. After a power cycle, I think it went away for a bit. But all my wires are running up the same line so this may be why the cross talk goes in to the power and ground leads. To stress this, the other amp is dead silent. . I have a 120000 MFD cap on there to serve as a filter to clean up the DC, but somehow, the amp is playing music from the power, and grounds going to it. But still plays and tests great, so back to the store it goes for one that does not do this. This amp has been working for about 3 months now, and the other one is 2 days old. So time will tell if the other amp does the same thing after a while as well.

The Description here says to use 4 gauge wire. You could use 14 gauge power and ground wires (Extension cord type) and still not over stress the wire This amp pulls about ballpark 25 Amps at MAX load.

According to my math, a 15 amp fuse should do the job.

Problems I have faced so far has been the one amp getting a audio signal via the power wires, and playing it through to the speakers. Other then that, both amps seem to be working ok. The other amp does not do this.

If you really want my opinion about this amp and its best use. I would use it as a mono-block full range amp for each channel. 100 real watts to your front speaker set is more then enough headroom.

Also, I know it would invalidate the warranty, but I would remove that plastic boss logo from the top of the amp. The Titanium/ Gun Metal Gray finish is just beautiful to look at. The Large boss logo just ruins it.

As a bonus, it would aid in cooling to a very small degree.

As a side note, if you run multiple amps, you can control the gain from just one knob using a 6pc telephone adapter. My set up works just fine and is very musical at the 4 ohm load during normal balanced listening.

If you have your subs in a well insulated trunk, this amp just does not have the power to really provide you with what you need. Sonic has a great Stillwater Designs amp that puts out a real 500W RMS for around a Hundy. I would really recommend getting something something that puts out 500 RMS for sub-woofer use. Not that you want to shake the car, it just needs to have that headroom in a loud car environment and especially if you have your sub-woofers in the trunk. That way hot days won't be a problem.

Running a amplifier at it's limit is never a good idea in places with little in way of ventilation.

If you want to stay with the great 5 year warranty (on this amp anyways) get the biggest Boss amp in the series they sell, and remember, all these amps only put out 1/4 of what they say in an average installation and are very sensitive to voltage drop. A cap will not help that 8 gauge wire issue. On cheap amps like this, you need every single volt of power you can get to this amp otherwise, you are just wasting your money. If you are going to bother running wire, do it right and use a min of REAL AWG 4 gauge real copper for the run.

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good deal

July 22, 2014

Fast shipping and just like my other amp, easy hookup

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Drel

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Great Product!!

April 3, 2013

Its really awesome!! Powers the speakers really well, small size, easy to move around, great amplifier!! Cheers!!

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whitemamba

milwaukee, wi

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Thee almighty Boss Amp

January 27, 2014

200 watt amp. Not 1500...Good starter amp..

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Mickey

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Still going strong! after 2 years of moderate to heavy use.

March 19, 2015

I am going to give this 200W RMS @ 2 ohm stable Boss RM1500 amplifier a 100% Thumbs up!

It’s kind of like the Harbor Freight of Amplifiers. You really get a lot of value with this amplifier, and it’s built with plenty of safety in mind to deal with almost any situation from user error (More on this later)
Still sounds good, still puts out close to the same power, and runs very well on a single woofer without a hick up.

Volume control knob (remote Bass Boost) still works great! The finish/Aesthetics on the amp still looks wonderful!

Perfect for your starter system or entry-level car audio or for VERY mild power, high efficiency single sub-woofer systems. (More on this later)

Works BEST with a single DVC woofer wired @ 2-ohm loads. Was a perfect power match for the Boss CX-15 subwoofer granted you provide extra cooling. (More on this later)



LONG TERM 2015 WRAP UP.




After 2+ years of use, the First amp is still in good working order when driving a single 12-inch woofer AND HAS ZERO ISSUES when driving a single driver ~ 2-ohm woofer load.








After about 3 months of driving 2 boss audio CX-15 inch subwoofers, the output transistors are starting to give out. Most people will be running ported enclosures with this amp, so you may never see this problem but I thought I would bring it up.
This amp will do a 1.5-ohm load for VERY BRIEF stints. (At first) My sub box seems to have an impedance dip that draws more current then the amp is comfortable with at full tilt. Even at lower volumes, the amp does get very hot these days driving these 2 large woofers.

“Overheat shutdown LED indicator” (I.E. The Warranty Blaster!) Illuminates when driving both 15 inch sub-woofers after about 15-20 min at 60-70'F ambient temps.
1. Electronics giving up the ghost.
2. Thermal paste not doing its job anymore.
3. Extended time at bellow 12.5V operation caused significant stress to the DC to DC convertor… Yea that one.


So take my advice, Keep it running at 14V and you will never have any issues with this amp. But it’s nice to know that this amp has some great protection circuitry built in. However, you can see it took its toll on the amp for running at its limits. But hey, it still works!


I started to get this when running the amp on battery power only for some time. This means that internal circuitry had to work harder to make power from 12.5v instead of 14.4, so that could be the reason why it’s no longer performing like it use to.

So. Lesson to the wise.

1. Only use this amp when the car is running for maximum competent life.
2. Keep it very cool if you want some life out of it. Forced air-cooling is Mandatory for long-term high output operation at rated 211W output at 2 ohm operation.
3. Best to use with single 12" woofer of 2 ohms would be best. Or speakers that happen to be VERY sensitive ( 92 or higher would be a best bet with this kind of Amp)
4. Stay out of the sub 2 ohm area that is caused by box impedance drop (most of you will be using Ported boxes tuned at frequencies that it only rises impendence instead of dropping, so most of you will not have to worry about this last one.

I also had to reset my gain as well. it started to clip more so it seems that the output or DC to DC converter in this amp is starting to degrade after 2 years of use. I suspect the Capacitors are starting to go south so using this at its rated power is like running your engine on redline all the time and it's already due for a rebuild.

When the amp fails, I would not hesitate to buy another. And its been a very solid product. Minus One failed amp I bought. So as long as you get a good one, you’re in the money.

This is the kind of amp you test right out of the box. Do not wait till the return policy comes by. Like I said I had one that has some kind of crosstalk issue out of the box.

One thing I can’t stress enough, this amp is not happy with crappy power. If you have a good stock electrical system, this amp is more than any can ask for with stock electrical system. Truth is that most stock car electrical systems only have about 20 amps sitting around in reserve from the alternator.
Even with all my Electrical system upgrades, Deep cycle battery in the back, Big three, and dedicated overkill for a 200W amplifier, I still could not maintain 13.5V when at idle when the bass hit, so n alternator upgrade should be mandatory for anyone looking to run a subwoofer.

The Power draw from this amp is about ~25 Amps at 13.5v and Max 30Amps at 12v Full tilt. About average for a Class A/B amp.
With amps of this price class, having stable Voltage is more important than adding an extra battery (current supply) since they function best at high voltage then high current. I actually got 3 more watts form this amp by disconnecting the rear deep cycle (Fully charged) and running the wires straight to the amp. The amplifier also seemed to run cooler, but I did not have my thermal gun in hand to verify this.

Overall, it has been so far a pleasing ownership and testing experience. And it’s a great gateway amp to get you on your way to figure out the weak points in your system. I had a lot of fun testing this amp to see what it could do and the low entry price point makes it easy for anyone to get into car audio at a price point they can afford.

A big thanks to Boss Audio & a BIG BIG BIG thanks to Sonic!

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damarlon

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September 2, 2013

Awesome product. Works very well. Owned it for 6 months now and its still in top shape.

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brannon489

Simi Valley, CA

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great little amp

January 13, 2013

first time boss user, great little amp. powers my pioneer 12'' through the roof. at first had it installed on the side of the sub box itself but noticed that it was heating up awfully quickly. so i re-installed it to the back of the rear seats in my 2012 Kia optima and it hasn't gone into protection mode ever since.

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Hunter

Wisconsin

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great amp!!!!!

November 12, 2012

if your looking for a cheap reliable amp for a single 12" sub its great i have a 12" pheonix gold dual 4 ohm wired at 1 ohm 400rms it gives great highs mids and lows. couldnt ask for anything better only have it turned up 1/4 of the way and pounds like hell!!!!!!!!!!

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Wallace

Decatur, IL

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nice starter amp

September 1, 2012

Was looking for a cheap setup for my son. He's not into trying to rattle every thing in sight, just wanted to upgrade from factory and use his ipod. This was one of the cheapest sub amps and it had some good reviews so I went with it along with a infinity reference 12 inch sub in a 1cb inch seald box. I'm 40 years old so I came up in the 90's when a system like this would have been very expensive. I hooked up his system and man this little cheap amp puts out plenty of power,and its quality power at that. I don't no if you would enter a sound competition, but if you just want a cheap way to get some bass, get this little cheap amp.

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Yeaman22

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Cool story

April 13, 2015

Works great and I love it I would rec this product .

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Pasha

Gridley, California

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Awesome

August 11, 2014

Works just as it should and my step son loves it

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Jake

Minneapolis, MN

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Cheap, but misleading...

January 13, 2013

At the time, I purchased this amplifier on a tight budget. Getting this amount of watts out of such a cheap amp, I figured it wouldn't hurt to try. The amplifier itself looks nice, however the knobs and switches are a little cheap. However, it is overrated. I hooked it up to my 12" VVME subwoofer to it and I feel like this amp is only pushing about 300 watts, if that. It works great and doesn't get too hot - just don't purchase this amplifier expecting it to run at 700 watts RMS. That simply will not happen. I recommend this product to a beginner who is looking to power a couple hundred watts, nothing more. Also, when tuning your subwoofer while using the power knob, make sure to turn the knob all the way to max volume before setting your gain. This knob is not to control gain, but rather to limit the amount of power you are providing for your sub.

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Tonyjr31669

Houston, TX

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Bang for the Buck

August 11, 2013

This amp was used for two kicker comp 12. Very surprising how well it pushed, even more surprising no heating problems. This was in a Chevy extended cab truck down firebox and produced very good overall tone and depth in the sub. I wouldn't recommend using any larger speakers. For this wattage it was ideal. Sonic Electronix does it again

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William Speed

Dallas, TX

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Abused & Misused!!

January 30, 2013

I am straight abusing this amp! The ground is suppose to be no longer than 18 inches long...mines is 26 inches and it's a pretty horrible ground too. Every where I look, this amp is listed at not stable for 1ohm use, do not lower to 1ohm...PPSSSHHHH please! I have 2 4ohm 12s pulling at 600rms a piece, wired in parallel. Which pulls 1ohm from the amp and this amp sub combo is killing some bigger and pricer systems. Had it since July of 2012 with only one shut off due to overheating but came back on in 3 minutes...guess it was extremely hot that day in Texas.

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BALS

Boston, Massachusetts

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Best Deal

May 30, 2015

I'm very happy, I got a 10 inch jl audio w7 running off of it and it's handling it with no problems, I've bought 3 amps and they all had problems pushing my sub, this is the first one that had had no issues you can't beat this quality for this price

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woopdewam

Burnsville, Minnesota, United States of America

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awesome value

May 20, 2015

I would definitely recommend this product to any of my friends for quality and value.

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Cooter

Harrisburg Il

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Big boom small price

May 18, 2015

For the price you can't beat the performance of this amp I also own an ar 1600.2 which also is a awesome buy. Thanks for your awesome service.

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Bill

Pineville,La

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great buy

March 1, 2015

I love this amp. Very easy to install and gets the job done.

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eduardo

elgin, TX

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It might be overrated

March 19, 2014

I hooked up 2 12-Hifonics HFX12D4 combimed rms up to 800 so as soon as I try turning it up they turn off the amp completely but other then that its good the amp can tell what it's able to handle

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Chuck

New Smyrna Beach, FL

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Does the job well

January 24, 2014

Works well with older head units w/o subwoofer equalization and even better with eq. Clean and tight with MTX double 10", Pioneer and Infinity single 10". Easy install nice size and finish.

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Joe C

East Brunswick, NJ

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Great buy

August 21, 2013

Great sound and ease of installation ....best value for low cost...could never duplicate it locally.

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Paul

Cushing, OK

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Best Bang For the Buck

March 24, 2013

This amp was truly surprising in many ways. It has all the features you would expect from a much more expensive amp. It has run bridged in my car at 2 ohms for 6 months without once shutting down or cutting out at all. The low pass crossover works well. It drives a lot of power into my 12's- more than they have ever seen...

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Terry

maricopa, AZ

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crazy

April 13, 2012

small but powerful. way under powered and yes it has enough power to push the 2 hifonics subs that i have

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bailey

aurora, IL

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good buy

August 17, 2014

This product is definitely not a competition product but a good value. This amp is good if you just wanted to ad some depth to your sound stage with a single sub. But yet again it goes with the price if you want a serious system you need a serious amp. This is a good product for a starter system and the bass knob didn't work when I got it but it was cheap enough I didn't care to much about that. The amp tuned out well enough it didnt matter anyway.

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L.J.

Heber, AZ

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Great Amp

September 17, 2013

Have been using this amp for a few months. It is powering a JBL 12" woofer and doing a great job.

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Pineda

Victorville, CA

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more like 800 watt amp

December 20, 2012

I bought this amp for a friend to power up 2 12" at 1ohm in a tahoe it does its job but i thought it would sound better for a MONO. Its also really small and tends to heat up fast. It might be because i had to use a Hi to low Converter because he still has the stock bose stereo.

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romeo

tarboro,north carolina

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great

November 3, 2012

I like this product because it was easy to install

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Mike

College station, tx

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Nice amp

October 15, 2012

For the price, this amp is really good. I am running one 10inch pioneer champion series sub off it an never had a problem. It should be able to power two 12" subs but ive heard that the 1500 watt specifications may be a bit inaccurate. For just one sub though, it works perfectly. It looks pretty damn cool too.

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Jake

Denton, TX

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Good value.

June 30, 2012

The Boss 1500 is worth every penny. I downgraded from a 2500 after blowing my second JBL 10, and this POUNDS my single JBL 10 to its limits at 1/3 gain. Make sure you know a thing or two about LPF's before trashing monoblock amps, because for $80 this is the best purchase you can make.

Pros -

- Runs without distortion / clipping in 100 degrees (Summertime in Texas, ugh.)
- Enough RMS output at 4 ohms for ANY single sub
- Runs about 950 RMS @ 2 ohm load

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theyoloswagger

atlanta ga

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real nice

September 30, 2013

More than enough power. Really good amp. Good price. I like.

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Mr. KuPPKaKe Mayka

Roscoe, IL

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Great Amp!!!!!!!!!!!

September 4, 2013

Im actually using this amp for home audio. Using an X-Box power strip to power it, instead of a battery. I decided to use my 2 Alpine type-s that i had stored away.I blew my house speakers and i really didn't want to spend a lot off money for new speakers. So i switched them out and bought this amp and connected the amp up to my laptop/phone through RCA. Both Alpine subs are 200 RMS and 400 Peak bought em in 05'.... im really not pushing the amp to hard, But Let me tell you I have the loudest system in the dorms on campus at school!! deep bass and loud crisp treble. Very very clear clean crisp and loud!! very pleased

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big pooh

reno, Nevada

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BOSS AR1500M

March 27, 2015

I would definitely recommend this amplifier to a friend. This is the second amp I have from boss I put this amp in my wife's 91 Celica we are restoring and it fits neatly under the drivers seat. I took the amp down to two ohms and it's slumpin two pioneer subs real nicely... The bass volume knob works great also because we have different styles of music.

Great amp for the money!

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Stacy

Alamogordo NM

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reasonable price

August 26, 2014

It is unbelievable how low price everything is. I am 100percent satisfied

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Alamogordo NM

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reasonable price

August 26, 2014

It is unbelievable how low price everything is. I am 100percent satisfied

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georgelv1999

Alhambra, CA

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Great punch for a little amp

April 11, 2013

This has to be one of the best amps for the price. If you bridge it right you'll get some hard hitting sound. It's well worth it.

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anthony

alpharetta, GA

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boss ar 1500

July 23, 2014

this is a good amp for the money, not the best sub amp ive had but a good value

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Moneymike

Williston, ND

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BUMPIN!

July 21, 2012

I just put this amp in my truck and DAMN this thing is hittin. I got it hooked up to 2 Orion 12s and theres some songs I can't listen to its just too loud! Definitely a good deal you can't beat it for the price.

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Steve

Canada

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So far so good

May 27, 2013

I'm running a 12 inch 800 watt rms mtx thunder wired at 2ohms. And I can only run the amp at about 60% of its full power. Very happy.

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Bill B.

San Antonio, TX

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BOSS AR1500M

May 17, 2013

I would recommend this amp. I was looking for a smaller sized dedicated sub amp that would fit on my rear shelf next to my 4ch amp and have sufficient power for my 10 inch sub. This meets those needs perfectly. I didn't expect and was surprised by the power of this amp. It provides plenty of thump.As you may have seen in other reviews, the adjustable knob does not function so I went 4 on the features.

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Jose69jdm

Arcadia California

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i love the amp

March 2, 2015

i will reccomend it because its space saver and it works great with my sub i love how it works with my sub

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dhoward

Dallas

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freaky fast delivery

December 17, 2013

still in a box haven't used it but the boss logo looks cheesy

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i heard its a good amp.
Melanie S on Apr 10, 2015
installing a sub in the back of my Honda accord. 12in Pulk
Anthony P on Dec 30, 2014
works great
travis b on Jan 26, 2015
good reviews and costs less
Theron N on Dec 18, 2014
what should i have the setting at for 2 jl 12?
A shopper on Feb 1, 2015
Best Answer: Hello,

Unfortunately, "jl 12" is not a proper inquiry, and therefore we cannot provide any accurate information pertaining to your setup. Please, for future inquiries, provide a Proper Model Number, descriptions will not help. The following will be a generalization:

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/pictures_new.php?id=44671&picture_id=2362606

Bass Boost - 0dB
LP - ~120Hz
Mode - Low Pass
Level* - (see further below)
Sensitivity - This depends on the source, and cannot be established by us. If the headunit provides preouts with 2v-8v, then obviously it must be set to that.

*This cannot be determined by us. The sensitivity is intended to match the sensitivity of the headunit and is established by the actual headunit. We suggest doing homework on how to properly set the amplifier , or taking it to a professional .
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Does it have to channels?
A shopper on Dec 14, 2014
Best Answer: Hello,

Our gallery includes pictures of the side of the unit, where you can clearly see the number of outputs. However, Garrett is correct, this is a MONOBLOCK, where 'Mono' means 1.

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/pictures_new.php?id=44671&picture_id=973780
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I have a pyle hydra series amp 4 channel running four 6.5 speakers ( the one that you connect your MP3 or and Aux cord to and plays through the amp) and I am wandering if I can use something like a RCA / Aux splitter to run both amps, this mono amp just for the sub woofer and the MP3 Pyle Hydra series amp for the 6.5 speakers? any help would be greatly appreciated
Jason T on Oct 2, 2014
Best Answer: I used rca splitters to run more then one amp i dont see why it wouldnt work for your setup to.
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

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AR1500M

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791489116442

Weight

6.00lbs

Internal SKU

ar1500m

Internal Product ID

44671

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 AR1500M