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Boss AR4000D

4000W Max Monoblock ARMOR Series Class D Car Amplifier

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General Features:

  • Monoblock ARMOR Series Class D Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 1600 watts x 1 chan.
  • Max Power Rating
    • 2 ohms: 3000 watts x 1 chan.
    • 1 ohms: 4000 watts x 1 chan.
    • Strapped, 2 ohms: 8000 watts
  • Pulse Width Modulated MOSFET power supply
  • Wired remote bass level control included
  • LED power (green) and protect (red) indicators
  • Variable Bass Boost (0 to +12 dB bass boost at 50 Hz)
  • Soft start turn-on
  • 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 low-pass filter (50-150 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • Variable subsonic filter (15-40 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • Damping factor: 125
  • Frequency response: 9-50000 Hz
  • 4 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: 14-1/3"W x 5"D x 2-8/10"H
  • Authorized Platinum Internet Dealer
  • 1 year Sonic Electronix, and 5 years 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.

1600 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.

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.

4000 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.

1600 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.
Minimum Impedance Unbridged
The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is not bridged.
1 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.
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.
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.
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)
Low-Pass Crossover Frequency
The low-pass crossover frequency is typically used for subwoofers. It can be a fixed crossover point or a variable crossover range. A variable low-pass crossover allows you to select a specific crossover point which allows frequencies below the set crossover point to pass, while making frequencies above the set point gently or harshly roll-off, depending on the steepness of the slope.

The steepness of the roll-off slope is measured in dB/octave and refers to the rate of attenuation (lowering of volume) outside their pass bands.

50 - 150 Hz
Subsonic Filter
Allows you to block (filter) ultra-low frequencies that your subs cannot reproduce.
15 - 40 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.
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 - 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.
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).
Fuse Rating
The amperage and the number of fuse(s) an amp requires.
40A x 3 
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.


Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
6 years
Labor Warranty Duration
6 years
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

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Average Attribution Rating

Bass Head

Wenona, Georgia

Boss Is Hitting Low Notes!

February 24, 2015

Man I hear individuals hate on and bash Boss Audio but I'm here to tell u they either don't know how to install or hook up sound system equipment are just trying to get you to get jipped like they buddy or relative or even themselves by buying Upper class High end Name Brands. Iv'e had a couple of Boss class D amps and my uncle use to work in Audio shops fsince the mid 90's so he's 4-5 star experienced in hooking everythang up properly he tuned my amp set my radio spl settings and let me tell you Hard hitting Bass remote button is only on bout 4 to 5 it goes to 18, amp gain almost halfway everythang on my head unit is -negative man it is Rumble in The Trunk! I would say easy 725 watts @ 4 OHMS. Great for under $120 buks. As long as you don't have Competition woofers that require major wattage like 1000 watts eachRMS each speaker Boss will push reasonable DVC woofers that don't require monster watts. Install properly, Tune amp thoroughly, Set Head unit, WARNING The Amps Remote Control is not to be used as a volume button. Follow these steps thru and thru and you should be kosher. BASS=BOSS #I'm a Fan!

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oklahoma city, OK


November 9, 2012

I have this amp hooked up to 4 kicker comps and it pushes them hard and loud and it has never over heated on me I really recommend this amp it has a lot of power and a good price.

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WHAT?!!? So confused

March 19, 2015

First I gotta say...I'm running 0 gauge ofc wire for power and ground, optima yellow top, 120amp alternator, 2 x Alpine 5th gen type R 12" at 1 ohm.
Was running a soundstream tx1.2000d amplifier that I bought new for $450. BLEW it within 50 minutes of run time playing Drake - Over.
Hooked this BOSS AR4000D...and let me tell you that I have had it for just over a month running exact same gear, and I cannot get it into protection mode haha!
Can't believe how good this amp is! And only paid $110!
Will definitely get another own and strap them together, it literally surprises me everyday how it handles!
GET THEM! stop listening to people that say these amps are the worst around...because it's definitely showing up my soundstream amp!

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whitestone N.Y

Overall great starter amp.

March 29, 2015

Great amp for anyone who is just starting up. Wattage and RSM is over rated no way near to what it says maybe it 25% of what the manufacturer states.

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Las Vegas, NV

Great amp but doesn't put out rated power

December 4, 2013

Sounds great, remote gain control works great, has a good HPF and subsonic filter, and the gain was easy to set to match the output from my bass processor. I'm getting about 700 watts rms output at 2 ohms and about 1050 watts rms at 1 ohm (measured with true RMS meters and factoring in group delay, impedence rise, etc.). This is with true 4 AWG pure copper power/ground cable and big 3 upgrade running on the stock alternator and battery (in 8th Gen Honda Accord). It appears to be 1 ohm stable although it's specified only down to 2 ohms. I ran it at 2 ohms for several months and am current running it at 1 ohm for past couple months. It went into protect mode (overheated) once early on before I upgraded the subwoofer speaker wire from 14 to 10 gauge and performed the big 3 upgrade.

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bloomington, CA

just luv this company. been around 4 awhile. never let me dwn. sincerely goldegal59.

October 7, 2013

Haven't installed system yet. For my wife & I. Thank u.

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Durable Amp

September 23, 2014

this amp keeps up with my subs no matter what I hook up. And yes it does work at 1 Ohm.

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St.Louis, MO

Great deal

February 14, 2014

The Boss amp works great. It arrived on time no delays. All reps where very helpful, I would always use Sonic Electronix for all of my electronic needs.

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Birch Run, MI

boss armor 4000d

May 22, 2015

Very pleased with this amp, i have it running 4-12'' rockford fosgate subs and it pounds. i personally think that with this amp, boss is finally making a name for themselves. i will be buying 1 more amp to push 8-12'' subs easily.

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Tonawanda, NY

Best Amp I've Had

March 23, 2013

I just bought one of these today and it makes my 2 alpine type e 10" subs bang hard without even breaking a sweat. You will need wiring bigger than 8 gauge cuz that's what I currently have in there and it's starving for power at points but it wouldn't be once I put my 2 gauge in very happy

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cantonment florida


December 5, 2012

man i got these on 3 15" phantom boss subs and im ready for any body out there and by the way 8 6/2 speakers in the doors and 12 6x9 so bring it on and outside p a speakers.

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bangin' BOSS

July 13, 2014

Great amp, got two jl15's and they slam. I have its little brother the AR2500 powering two jl12's that pump hard. BOSS knows how to make quality budget products, looks good too. Total confidence in this brand and anything from Sonic Electronics is a safe bet. I plan on doubling what i have, strapping the AR.4000 to get the 8000watts and get another 2 15's then just getting another AR2500 for 2 more 12's. and maybe some 8's or 10's depending what deals sonic electronics has on ;)

PS Every amp gets hot, just make sure it gets good air flow and you have a really good ground, and you wont have problems because of it over heating.

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Great product reliable and strong in power and design
Eric M on Feb 16, 2015
Took a liking to the specs and hoping it will live up to its name
ipar o on Aug 10, 2014
had 1 before
Robert K on Aug 19, 2014
Best amp to run two fogs-gate ten inch subs, they are 150watt/300watt max?4ohm They are svc.
jerry on Apr 6, 2015
Best Answer: Hello,

For future inquiries, please provide a proper Model Number of the subwoofer, not a description. Based on Just the description you provided, it seems that the Rockford Fosgate R250X1 is the amplifier you seek.

Rockford Fosgate R250X1
Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Apr 6, 2015
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with two subs does the 1600 watts rms @4ohms divide into 800 each or is it 1600 for both?
TeamHeartless 4 on Jul 4, 2015
Best Answer: With a class d amp you get total power divided up equally into how many ever subs you have wired to so if you have 2 subs wired into this class d mono amp yes the power will be divided evenly, mainly because the power is a class d. Other amps for example class a/b the power may not be distributed equally to multiple subs. When I had this amp I had it wired to .8 with my re mts just to test the amp. It sounded good hardly any distortion, only thing when I clamp tested out of curious it's max wattage I received was 1620 watts. So you will not get posted rating unless the amp I had was defected which I'm sure wasn't. The answer to your main question yes with this amp it will distribute power equally between "x" number of subs.
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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.

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