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Boss BLX5000

5000W, Blade Exxtreme Series 2-Channel Amplifier (BLX-5000)

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  • 5000 watts Max, 2-Channel Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating
    • 4 ohms: 700 watts x 2 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 1200 watts x 2 chan.
    • 1 ohm: 1800 watts x 2 chan.
  • MOSFET Power Supply
  • Remote Subwoofer Level Control
  • High Input Wire
  • Operable in Tri-Mode
  • Various Protections: Thermal and Speaker Shot Protection
  • Variable Low and High Pass Crossovers
  • Frequency Response: 9 - 50,000 Hz
  • Dimensions: 27"L x 11 5/16"W x 2 3/8"H
  • 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.

700 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.

1200 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.

1800 watts x 2 channels
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.

5000 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.

5000 watts

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 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.

5000 watts
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.
2 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.
.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
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.

120 - 700 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.

45 - 100 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
Channel Separation
Also referred to as crosstalk. The amount of interference on one stereo channel caused by the leaking of the other stereo channel. The higher the rating in decibels (dB), the better the Channel Separation.
90 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).
Yes
Fuse Rating
The amperage and the number of fuse(s) an amp requires.
40A x 5 

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
Not warranted
Labor Warranty Duration
Not warranted
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
60%
4 Star
20%
3 Star
20%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.2
Value
4.4
Features
4.6
Design
4.0
Usability
4.6

Tone

Columbus Ohio

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1 awesome amp!

August 7, 2010

I have two of the 4000 watt 2 channels hooked up to 2 15" audiobahn immortals ran @ 1/4 ohm stable and i've never heard anything louder! everywhere i go i set off alarms, they killed my batteries, alternator, an fried my cap first 5 bass notes the first time i hooked them up! 2nd time around they blew the glass out of every window in my 92 Jimmy! i now have 3/4" plexiglass for windows and dynomatted every inch of it! u can hear me coming an easy 20 minutes away! none of my buddies will even get close to or even sit in my truck! they all say i'm crazy! I definitely recommend this amp series to everyone i come in contact with!

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Jose

Mesa, AZ

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Disappointment

October 1, 2008

I bought one oh this amps two years ago and it worked fine until a week ago, but trough out the two years I owned it it give me headaches, I had 2 Mofo-12's plugged at 2 ohm's and this amp would overheat after only 20 minutes, the sound was good tough, butt it wasn't worth the money, the problem now is that it wont make any sound, when I turn it on it makes sound for about 15 seconds and then nothing.. Overall I don't recommend this amp to anyone who is serious and knows what they are doing, I don't recommend any Boss Amps

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George

Columbus, OH

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April 23, 2008

This amp blew my mind away. When i first hooked it i was shocked... i have this baby hooked up to two l7 15" subwoofers in a ported enclosure in the back of my saab 9-5 aero and it slams. The first day i had this i got 2 tickets and set off 6-7 alarms in a parking garage... if you want power for cheap go with this product. p.s you need a cap for this product or a battery or your going to mess up your car.

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Waldemar

Lakeland, FL

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Greatest Deal You Can Get For a Amp!

July 13, 2007

I recently bought this item and it is inzane!Seriously Look at the price and The watts of the amp your got gonna find a sweeter deal!I Got it pushing 2 l7 15s but i had installed it on my 2 solo x 12s in my suv and it can easily push the 2 solo x 12s without a problem.

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Felisha

Niagara Falls, NY

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Another awesome amp from Boss go play name games but this works 4 me

February 26, 2007

1st let me start off by saying I love those people who play the name game and dont give boss there props. (those people probably never heard any .50 ohms subs or even owned a car to put a system in its always their friends ride-LOL) Back 2 business: This amp produce massive bass and sounds so good with 2 15" execution subs by elevation audio. The pressure is so intense in my ford explorer that you will not want to ride with me and if you do I bet you will hold your ears and say turn that s#$%t down. Excellent bang for your buck. And yes this amp needs 250a of fuses so get yourself a yellow top and a nice cap and ride off into the sun........... Deh-p-980bt inno xm/mp3 bx55 crossover optima yellow top power acoustik 5.0 farad cap 2"15 execution subs

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

BLX5000

UPC

791489104333

Weight

28.00lbs

Internal SKU

blx5000

Internal Product ID

6675

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 BLX5000