Boss CE102

100W Max (38W RMS) CHAOS EPIC Series 4 ohm 2-Channel Class AB Mini High Power Amplifier

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General Features:

  • Boss Chaos Epic Series CE102
  • Class-A/B Full Range 4-Ohm Stable 2-Channel Amplifier
  • Power Rating:
    • RMS @ 4 ohms: 38 watts x 2 chan.
    • Peak @ 4 ohms: 50 watts x 2 chan,
  • Total power output: 100 watts
  • CEA-2006 Compliant Amplifier
  • Pulse Width Modulated MOSFET power supply
  • Wired remote bass level control included
  • LED power (green) indicators
  • Dual channel operation
  • Speaker-level (high-level) inputs
  • Dual speaker terminals simplify the hookup of multiple speakers
  • Heavy duty aluminum alloy heat-sink OR high-density split-dome convection heat-sink for extreme heat dissipation
  • Input sensitivity: 200mV-6V
  • Frequency Response: 20 - 20000 Hz
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): 0.05%
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 90dB
  • Channel Separation: 60dB
  • Selectable fixed frequency high-pass, low-pass and full-pass filter
  • Variable gain control
  • Impedance: 4 to 8 ohm
  • Dimensions: 3.125"W x 4"L x 1.825"H
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 6 Year Manufacturer's Warranty


Check out the CE102 Owner's Manual



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.

38 watts x 2 channels

Power Specifications - Full Range Channels

Peak Power @ 4 ohms
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. However, some manufacture's do not provide an RMS figure and therefore one cannot be advertised.

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.
0.05%
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
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.
60 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
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.

Yes

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
36%
4 Star
50%
3 Star
14%
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Average Attribution Rating

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4.6
Value
4.8
Features
4.1
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4.7
Usability
4.7

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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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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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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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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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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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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marion, AL

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surprising

January 22, 2019

Well for a little amp to power a little boom box it does well on some 6x9s

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Kennewick, WA

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Great value

September 11, 2018

Nice little micro amp! Very easy to install and hide.

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Greenwood, LA

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Boss CE102

May 22, 2018

This amp was even smaller than I expected in person. It ended up clamping around 15-20 watts per channel which is a little more than an average head unit. It fit nicely where I needed it to and id recommend it to someone looking for some cheap and small power.

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$city, $state

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Awesome sound in a little package

March 22, 2018

Very small and compact,can fit just about anywhere.Lots of power really surprised me,Highly Recommended

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$city, $state

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as advertised

February 9, 2018

Great little mount anywhere amp.perfect for my two 6x9s

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Fairview, TN

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can't beat the price

June 5, 2017

Have had this for a few years and have thrown it in various home-made boomboxes. never got hot and sounds great! Be nice if there was a crossover you could mess with but not gonna argue with a price of $26

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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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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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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

CE102

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.

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