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CHAOS EPIC Series 100 Watts 2-Channel Class AB Mini High Power Amplifier

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Boss CE102

CHAOS EPIC Series 100 Watts 2-Channel Class AB Mini High Power Amplifier

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General Features:

  • Chaos Series 2-Channel Class A/B Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 25 watts x 2 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 50 watts x 2 chan.
  • Max power output: 100 watts x 1 chan.
  • 2 channel operation
  • Speaker-level (high-level) inputs and outputs
  • Full range filter
  • Low-pass filter
  • High-pass filter
  • Power, Ground and Remote Wires included
  • Dimensions: 4"W x 3-1/4"D x 1-5/8"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.

25 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.

50 watts x 2 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.
Chaos Epic (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.
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.

100 watts
Minimum Impedance Unbridged
The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is not 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.
0.01%
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)
High-pass (HP)
Full (AP)
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.
90 dB
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
Hi-Res Audio Compatible
This feature refers to if the product is capable of Hi-Res Audio (HRA) playback.

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
38%
4 Star
50%
3 Star
13%
2 Star
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1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.6
Value
4.8
Features
3.8
Design
4.8
Usability
4.6
stringy

Simi Valley ca.

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nice little amp

January 22, 2015

This little thing pumps my 6x9s perfectly would recommend to anyone

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Lucas

Victoria, TX

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Runs down to 2ohm

March 24, 2015

I have this amp powering 2ohm 4" JBL speakers. It does a good job. No problems. Most amps this small that say they work at 2ohm do not. For the price, I was impressed.

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willie

muskegon, MI

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boss amp

July 2, 2015

Its nice for the price, i had no problem with this product i was quite amazed with it

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Kirk

Canada

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great amp!

July 6, 2015

as title says great amp! power 4 super tweeters great! runs at 2 ohms which most amp this small don't!

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barry

blaine, TN

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Surprised

June 21, 2015

Purchased this lil amp on a whim.. Very inexpensive and cea certified.. Actually works very well with low wattage speakers and is marine certified.. Installed on a John Deere gator for my dad..

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Darrick

Everett Washington

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Great Value

January 8, 2016

I bought this amp because it had great reviews and a great price. I had some alternator noise when I first installed it but it was my fault ran the ground and RCA cable on the same side. I moved the ground wire to the opposite side of vehicle and the noise was gone.

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Scoop

Washington, Dc

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Very pleased

September 27, 2015

Smaller than I expected..easy install. I have it running 2 8ohm PA loud speakers wired to 4ohms ... The built in cross over is OK wishing it was variable .. still have another channel available..I have it under my passenger side carpet footwell doesn't overheat or go into protect mode with no ventilation kudos.

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Awwjard

Owensboro, KY

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Great little amp

June 21, 2016

I have this amp powering two 4" speakers in an ammo can boom box. I'm amazed at how full and rich the sound is. I will continue to buy Boss Audio products because they perform well and are a great value. Sonic Electronix is the only place to buy your audio components.

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I added a new tv in my van and it only puts out 3 watts, cant hear it need a little bump up the sound
Michael J on Nov 1, 2015
Small size for my motorcycle
Virgil C on Sep 17, 2015
The picture matched the unit I removed exactly.
Dan C on Sep 21, 2015
I am building a badass wireless bluetooth speaker and needed an amplifier that was small in size.
mike S on Aug 31, 2015
cross over frequency?
what guage is the power cord?
A shopper on Sep 17, 2014
Best Answer: power/ground wires are 16 gauge
guessing by ear on crossover; 80-100hz on low pass, 120-160hz on high pass.
Reply · Report · Brian S on Sep 17, 2014
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is it safe for the amplifier to drive just one 4ohm load on either the right or left output and leave the other output ...you know not hooked up?
Craig I on Sep 17, 2014
Best Answer: Hello Craig,

Absolutely. Just like any full range amp, you are NOT obligated to use all the outputs.
Reply · Report · Customer SStaff on Sep 20, 2014
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will this amp be ok for a 10"sub?
FRANK T on May 26, 2015
Best Answer: My advice would be to spend a little more on a product from a different manufacturer. I took the cover off this amp and looked up the data sheet for the chip inside. It's rated for 12w/ch max at eardrum shredding distortion. So there's no way this amp couldn't produce 50w per channel even in the split second before it bursts into flames trying. It sounds terrible even at low volumes, in my opinion.
Reply · Report · Frank V on May 27, 2015
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is it bridgeable?
A shopper on Sep 17, 2014
Best Answer: No...and I DO NOT recommend this amp. Hooked it up finally just recentlly and have channel cutting out already.
VERY dissatified and NO customer support from sonic on resolveing this as well as with some 4inch door speakers that were blown right outta the box!
Reply · Report · Thad Y on Sep 29, 2014
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how do I wire this unit?do I have t run power direct to the battery?
crickets on Nov 6, 2015
Best Answer: I did. I installed this into a Toyota Dolphin motor home to obtain 2 extra channels for rear fill. I ran a ten or twelve awg positive from the battery under the hood with a fuse. Then I drilled a chassis ground hole under the dashboard near where the amp was installed. The ground was attached with a self tapping sheet metal screw through a solder ring terminal. This worked well for my application and I had no ground loop interference or other noise.
Reply · Report · Kelly D on Nov 6, 2015
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What is signal sensing for automatic turn on? does this mean I don't need to hook up remote turn on wire? No manual and very little info came with the product
Craig I on Sep 24, 2014
Best Answer: Yes. You still have to connect remote wire; automatic sensing meaning once vehicle is on amp instantly comes on where as I have an Alpine amp as well for a pair of Autotek 12's I bought from Sonicelectronix that only comes on if I turn radio on or switch sub settings on or off..... Hopefully this info helped you understand a little better.... Tony
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

CE102

UPC

791489118507

Weight

0.80lbs

Internal SKU

ce102

Internal Product ID

74925

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 CE102