BOSS R1002 RIOT 200 Watt 2 Ch Amplifier

BOSS R1002 RIOT 200 Watt 2 Channel Car Audio Amplifier

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The 200 watt max, two channel RIOT R1002 Class AB amplifier from BOSS is an unbelievable value. Choose the R1002 when moving door and dash speaker amplification from the head unit to a dedicated amplifier. 2-ohm stability for powering a pair of speakers per channel.
  • BOSS RIOT Series amplifiers are some of the best values in car audio amplification
  • Much more dynamic, clear, and powerful than head unit amplification
  • 2 x 50W RMS power output
  • Class AB topology, 2-ohm stable, and fully protected
  • Stealth black anodized aluminum chassis
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BOSS R1002 RIOT 200 Watt 2 Channel Car Audio Amplifier

If you're still using your head unit for amplification, you have no idea what you're missing! Head units are often unable to provide the loud, dynamic sound you want, and can distort (or even damage) your speakers at even medium volume levels.

That's where the BOSS RIOT Series of amplifiers comes in. Tried-and-true Class AB amplifier topology, 2-ohm stable (for powering a pair of 4-ohm speakers off a single channel), and way more than enough power for even the hungriest door, dash, or deck speaker.

BOSS built the RIOT Series amplifiers with advanced features that are usually associated with amplifiers at more than twice the price: thermal and short circuit protection, soft turn-on circuit, remote turn-on/off, nickel-plated low-level and high-level inputs, LED power and protection indicators, all housed in a stealth black anodized aluminum chassis. Mounting hardware included.

Specifications: • Power output: 2 x 50W RMS (@ 4 ohms), 2 x 100W max (@ 2 ohms) • Frequency response: 12 to 22,000 Hz • Signal-to-ratio: 90 dB • Total harmonic distortion: 0.01% @ RMS power output • Dimensions (L x H x W): 9" x 2.0625" x 5.1875".

Product Specifications
  • Input TypeRCA Line Level,Speaker Level
  • RMS Power Output (Per Channel 4 Ohms)50 Watts
  • Special Features2 ohm Stable
  • Output Channels2
BOSS R1002 RIOT 200 Watt 2 Channel Car Audio Amplifier
  • BrandBoss Audio Systems
  • ModelR1002
  • Part Number265-3980
  • UPC791489115322
  • Product CategoryCar Amplifiers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (7 Reviews)
  • Weight2.78 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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BOSS R1002 RIOT 200 Watt 2 Channel Car Audio Amplifier
BOSS R1002 RIOT 200 Watt 2 Channel Car Audio Amplifier is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not what it pretends to be.Severe distortion at high volume, so I opened it up. Inside is a CD7377CZ amplifier chip. Punch this into Google, and lo and behold, this chip is spec'd to 7 Watts. That certainly explains the distortion. I have no idea how they can sell this as a 200 Watt amplifier.
Date published: 2015-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good sound.I don't need crazy loud music, but this thing doubled the sound performance of my simple system. I followed the directions; had zero problems with its performance, and it instantly started up nice.
Date published: 2015-01-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Plug and PlayI bought this to install in a clients rig and it performed very well. It is very competitive at its price point. There was no distortion with corrections for "input level" at max volume, even at the 2ohm rated load.
Date published: 2014-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great AmpI have been using this amp for about two months now on in a system I built to carry to work and I couldnt be happier. I am able to run this system through my cigarette lighter in the truck or plug it in to the wall.I plug my MP3 player in and run it all day.In fact it sounded so good that I took my stereo to the beach and it ran almost nonstop for a week.With a ten amp power adapter, RCA to mini sterio adapter and a couple of indoor outdoor satelite speakers I have the best MP3 amp I have ever owned.How much power do you really need? This little amp delivers all the volume I could ask for.Unless you want to be deaf, putting this amp in an autmobile supplies plenty of crystal clear volume.I now have ordered two of these and also its 4 channel sister to build carry systems for my friend who cant believe the sound.
Date published: 2014-06-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product, niche sizeI used this to power a couple of yamaha outdoor speakers mounted in my truck bed. The sound quality is great! It would be better, though, to have slightly more power on a 2 channel amp like this, in my opinion.
Date published: 2014-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Boss RiotI am using the Boss Riot r1002 amplifier to power two alpine six by nine speakers in MDF boxes. They have a 75 watt RMS , and this little amplifier does a great job powering them. I thought this was too cheap to be any good, and I could not find much on reviews. But after I tested it Im impressed. This little amp will most likely get bad reviews because people feel the need to drive two 12in subwoofers with a cheap amplifier designed for speakers. Overall, basic, cheap, and good preforming amplifier.
Date published: 2013-05-22
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BOSS R1002 RIOT 200 Watt 2 Channel Car Audio Amplifier

Do I need a remote switch to power the amp? I connected power and grn. So I connected and got no power. I see no mention with instructions.

Asked by: Topper
The remote terminal is designed to be wired to a 12v source in the vehicle that is only powered on when the vehicle is running, like the radio, windshield wipers, etc. This does need to be connected in order for the amplifier to come on. If you have an after market radio, it should have a blue "power antenna" wire coming from the wiring harness. This can also be used for the remote connection on the amplifier.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-04-06

Could this power 2 8 ohm speakers?

Asked by: DaBryce
This certainty can. It will drive any load above 4.
Answered by: Chrisf
Date published: 2015-01-05

How much 12 vdc amperage is required to drive the amp at full power? Thanks

Asked by: Buzzard13
The amp has a built in 7.5A fuse, so this will be roughly the max current draw required for full output.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-06-17

Will this amp be able to push these specs? i have 2 of these subs. if not what does PE recommend? cheap wise, with bass control. High Temperature Dual 2'' Kapton Voice Coil 4 Ohm 500 Watts RMS/1000 Watts Peak SPL @ 1W/1M: 90dB

Asked by: fpresiado
This amplifier will power the woofers but you will be very limited with overall output. I would recommend a 2 channel amplifier that is rated for at least 500 watts RMS per channel at 2 ohms. The Lanzar below would be a great option.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-05-08

Is this amplifier bridgeable for powering a single 8" 4 ohm subwoofer?

Asked by: feltrider99
Unfortunately this amplifier is not bridgeable although you could use a dual voice coil woofer and wire one channel to each coil for the maximum output.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-05-09

Hello, i have a pair of DVC subwoofers with 60W MAX and 1.2Ohm rating per coil and i want to use this amp in my car but will this blow them?

Asked by: speakerfreak1
There is no guarantee you will not blow them, that is entirely up to you. However this amplifier has the proper amount of power for a system like that so they should work well together.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-03-31
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