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Sound Ordnance M-2250

2-channel car amplifier — 175 watts RMS x 2

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Sound Ordnance M-2250

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Win the battle for great sound in your ride. Sound Ordnance amplifiers feature tough construction, rugged looks, and a 3-year warranty, so you can enjoy the full power of your music for the long haul. Even better, you can add Sound Ordnance to your arsenal at a surprisingly affordable price.

Win the battle for great sound in your ride. Sound Ordnance amplifiers feature tough construction, rugged looks, and a 3-year warranty, so you can enjoy the full power of your music for the long haul. Even better, you can add Sound Ordnance to your arsenal at a surprisingly affordable price.

The Sound Ordnance M-2250 2-channel amplifier deploys 175 watts RMS to each channel, giving your music plenty of firepower. Or you can bridge the M-2250 to mobilize 500 watts RMS to your sub. An adjustable high-pass filter makes sure your full-range speakers operate within their optimum range and give you the best tone possible. If you're driving a sub, the variable bass boost and low-pass filter allow you to control your bass barrage at will.

The M-2250 amplifier uses sophisticated power supply and output technologies to ensure clean amplification from the inputs all the way to your speakers. Special circuits protect the amp from overheating and short circuits, and a turn-on delay virtually eliminates that annoying thump when you crank up your system.

Although this amplifier has a port for a remote control built in, it's not functional, and a remote controller for this amp is not available.

Great price to power ratio

Russ, Lancaster, NH

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What's in the Box:

  • 2-Channel amplifier with a 25A ATC blade fuse inserted
  • Spare 25A ATC blade fuse
  • 4 Self-tapping screws (5/8" length)
  • 4 Split lock washers
  • 4 Flat washers
  • Owner's Manual

Product Highlights:

  • 2-channel car amplifier
  • 175 watts RMS x 2 at 4 ohms (250 watts RMS x 2 at 2 ohms)
  • 500 watts RMS x 1 bridged at 4 ohms (4-ohm stable bridged)
  • variable high- and low-pass filters (40-300 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
  • variable bass boost (0-12 dB at 45 Hz)
  • PWM (pulse width modulation) power supply with MOSFET output
  • preamp inputs and outputs
  • fuse rating: 25A x 2
  • 8-gauge power and ground leads recommended — wiring and hardware not included with amplifier
  • 15-3/4"W x 2-1/8"H x 9-13/16"D
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Reviews

Sound Ordnance M-2250 Reviews

Average Customer Review:

60 Reviews

Fantastic Value

Mike from Rexburg, ID on 6/23/2016

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I am using this amplifier to put the bridged 500 watts into my Polk Audio 4 Ohm 12 inch sub woofer rated at 425 watts RMS and it kicks! I have owed Rockford Fosgate Punch and Power amps rated at 500 watts and I personally think this amp is better. It hits harder and seems more consistent than the Rockford Fosgates I have owned in the past. It is such a great deal for just over $100, you will not find anything better. I trust Sound Ordnance and believe it to be one of the best value brands for amplifiers. I am currently shopping for a 4 channel amp and I am going to buy Sound Ordnance again. I love this amp, just get it!

Pros: -Great way to get 500 watts into a single 4 ohm sub woofer. -Fantastic value at $0.26 a watt when bridged into sub (For comparison a Rockford Fosgate Punch P500X2 costs $0.60 a watt, more than double!) -3 year warranty ( I have had Rockford amps that go out between 1 to 2 years which is conveniently right after the warranty ends)

Cons: -Size, somewhat large in comparison to other amps

M-2250 amp

Russ from Lancaster, NH on 6/13/2016

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Great price to power ratio

Pros: Nice look, appears to have solid wire connections

Cons: Remote bass connection does not work, I tried 2 different controllers

Great!

Lane from Scottsdale, AZ on 5/26/2016

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The amp is a little bit larger than I orignally thought but it fits under the seat nicely. Easy to wire!

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Great amp for the money

Rudy from Miami, FL on 3/6/2016

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Great amp for the money. Lots of power for the price. Had it hooked up to Alpine component speakers, but now I have it connected to a fosgate p3 12" sub

Pros: Great power for the price

Cons: None

great for the price

Scott G from Connecticut on 1/18/2016

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Great bang for the buck.

Pros: Price. Power.

Cons: None so far.

Great Buy!

medney from North Carolina on 12/28/2015

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You can't go wrong with the Sound Ordinance M-2250 Amp paired with the Sound Ordinance B-24 Sub Box! They will thump - just stand in front of the B-24's and feel your hair blow back!

Pros: Easy setup, great power and sound.

Cons: None

great for subwoofer

Mark from Hawaii on 6/12/2015

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I bridged the 2 channels and send 500 watts to a 10" Bazooka and easily get all the base and punch that I can handle.

Pros: Option of two channels or can be bridged for a super powerful mono channel.

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WOW!

Trevor from burton, mi on 5/14/2015

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Matched this with the B-24s and ask i can say is WOW! All the reviews were shot on when saying this thing puts out power. i am so so so glad i took a chance on these. I am sound ordanence for life! The amp is at half power and i can't imagine having it at 100%. Insane! Makes me feel as if my 09 impala is about to fall apart. You will be heard for blocks away easily.

Pros: Looks awesome, does not get hot at 1/2 gain which is enough to rattle eyes. Easy installation. Dog tags dance on rear view mirror. Pair this with the b24s

Cons: Remote gain port does not function.

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J Hubbard from Leroy, IN on 5/12/2015

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I trusted all the great reviews and I'm glad I did, they were right! Paired with the SO B-24 subs it's hard to believe what I paid for the combo. The amp is barely turned up and this combo has my Envoy Booming! Can't wait to tune everything and see what it can really do. Super happy with my purchase!

Pros: High output on performance, low output on cash.

Cons: Wish I bought it a long time ago.

Great Amp for a low price

Mark from Florida on 3/31/2015

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Wanting to do something big on a small budget? This is the amp for you. It pushes and sounds just as good as many other more costly amps. I have it bridged puching an 8" Bazooka. The bass is clear and load. So far all of my friends are very impressed by the sound. (I haven't told them how much I paid.)

Pros: Great sound and power. Can't beat the price

Cons: The plastic used for the mounting can break.

Awesome in a box!

Robert from Douglas, WY. on 3/10/2015

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Bought this amp with the bandpass box and was skepical only because of the name brand. I have loved the sound from the install and would happily outfit my vehicle with all Sound Ordnance speakers and amps. Sound is amazing and amp powers subs with plenty of bass to spare! In fact i have to turn it down.

Pros: Easy install. Clear insrtuctions.

Cons: No remote; But my deck does control the bass so I really do not need one.

Great Amp For the Money

Brandon from Iowa on 3/2/2015

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I bought this amp because I was on a tight budget, this amp is really great for the money a good improvement over my old one. Another thing that caught my eye was that it looked pretty sharp when I opened the box

Pros: -Cheap -Clean look -Sounds great with my BT1014 bass tubes

Cons: Slightly bigger than my old one

good amp

michaelL from oxford, AL on 2/2/2015

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Ease of Use
  • Sound Quality
  • Value

got this amp as a christmas gift and hooked it up with a good quality wiring kit. Had it powering 2 pioneer shallow subs that i got used and recently blew one of them powering them 175x2@ 4 ohms. running off A kenwood excelon kdc-397 headunit and i dont know if its just something i did wrong wiring it but when i play a cd you can hear the sub pop and buzz a little. this is a strong amp. would buy again

Pros: strong power. easy knobs and switches

Cons: no remote. dont like the plastic mounting holes

Sound Ordnance M-2250

Anonymous from Buckingham va on 1/13/2015

Great product

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POWER!

Walter from Santa Rosa Beach, Fl on 1/7/2015

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Running two 2250's and one 2100 in my semi. These amps are well built. They have held up to the extremes over the road without any problems. Very easy to install and plenty of power to spare. Very pleased with the sound quality of these amps. User recommended!

Pros: Easy to install, sound and power

Cons: Large footprint

Sound Ordnance M-2250

Anonymous from St. Joseph, MI on 12/16/2014

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Great amp for the money! Solid build quality and looks amazing sitting next to my SO B-24 box. Would for sure recommend this amp to someone, and if you're planning on buying the box I have, this amp is the only way to go.

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5 startzs

Joseph from Arizona on 12/16/2014

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good amp

Pros: Good amp Price

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Impressive

Los from Gonzalez, FL on 12/3/2014

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Great amp at a great price

Pros: A lot of bag for the buck.

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Sound Ordnance M-2250

SRL from Germantown, MD. on 11/6/2014

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The Sound Ordnance M-2250 is a great two channel amplifier. Bought this to replace an amp that was quite a bit more expensive. The sound quality is excellent and the power is fantastic. Price is great for the high quality of the sound and power, I recommend this amp for two channel music.

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SO 2250

keaten from Livingston on 10/9/2014

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Great amp easy install looks good paired with B-24 subs hits hard

Pros: Looks great easy install and doesn't get hot

Cons: Little big

Outstanding Value

Earl from ST. Thomas,Virgin Islands on 8/20/2014

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Good sounding amplifier. Solid build and impressive looks and performance!

Pros: Beautiful solid amplifier

Cons: The amplifier mounting and adjustments.

M-2250

Scott from MD on 7/22/2014

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Good sounding amp. Used to drive 2 Kenwoods from a less than stellar head unit and was impressed with the sound and performance difference the amp made. Good amp for the money.

Pros: Good product for the cost.

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2 Channel Amp

GJB from McAllen, TX on 6/10/2014

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Solid amp for 2 channel output. Easy to install and power up

Pros: installation

Cons: interference with other components. Needs at least 6 feet

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Gardo from Guayanilla.P.R on 5/4/2014

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Saludos del equipo que acabo de comprar 2-Sound Ordnance M-2250 trabaja muy bien para el precio y la calidad del equipo esta super bueno. Tengo un amplificador conectado a 4 bocinas 8"y la otro esta conectado a 4 bocinas de 10"y el sonido y el power esta brutal estoy bien satisfecho con el equipo y con la compañía Crutchfield y con lo que a tiene las llamadas son personas bien profesionales y amable gracias a todos. The 2 Sound Ordnance M-2250 that I just purchased work really well. The price and quality are excellent. I have one amplifier connected to 4 8" speakers and the other connected to 4 10" speakers and the power and sound are wicked. I am very satisfied with my equipment and Crutchfield. The phone reps are all very professional and nice. Thanks you guys!

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Ok for the price, I returned it. Old school amp better

Old TimerStereo from Aiken , SC on 4/25/2014

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OK amp for the price but couldn't use as my old school Autotek 7050 BTS ( 22 x 2 @ 4 ohms ) was 4 db louder and hit much harder with 2 Alpine Type S 12" Subs in 1.25ft3 per side sealed box and lots of acoustic filler inside. My Autotek was probably around 200-250 watts mono as it is an old school cheater amp. Still, 500 watts should have been at least as good and was no where near. I used to compete back in the late 80's and early 90's. For the cheap price it is ok and would probably be better for a pair of 88 to 90 db efficiency 10's. I returned it since my old amp was much better. The return process was quick and easy and only cost a flat $10 for the return label. I have bought from Crutchfield since the early 90's. You get what you pay for. If all you got is this much then it is not bad for the $$. My Autotek was $600 back in 1989. Probably isn't fair to compare a competition amp to a consumer amp. For just good bass it will do but for really loud bass go with a high dollar name brand. Power cost $$$$$$$.

Pros: Cheap, sounds ok . Looks impressive

Cons: big, not a high currant type amp. Probably great with 10's given the low price.

M2250

DaVaile from San Diego, CA on 3/15/2014

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Whoa!!!!!!!!!.... This coupled with the Sound Ordnance B-24= Wow. Really powerful loud and clean bass. Also cant beat the price....... I Love Crutchfield

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Chance from Granbury, TX on 12/27/2013

I have a 1998 Grand Marquis and I was cautious putting this with my 2 Memphis PR 10's in a ported pro box and WOW!!!! this amp makes my subs pound harder than any 12's I've heard in awhile. This amp is very reliable looks great makes the subs sound great and wont break the bank to buy. I will definitely have sound ordnance in my mind whenever I need any more car audio.

Pros: great price, great amp and well worth the money

Cons: little big but that's my only complaint

Nice amp

Anonymous from Oxford mi on 11/15/2013

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This amp rocks. My second sound ordinance amp. Highly recommend.

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Great Product

Alex W from Marquette, MI on 9/29/2013

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The M-2250 looks fantastic and provides more than enough wattage for my 12" Rockford Power Subwoofer. Everywhere I go people ask me about it, and want to hear it.

Pros: Looks great, Easy setup, Good power, and adds to your cars character.

Cons: Only turns on with the radio if you attach it to the power FM antenna wire...

Bang for your buck

Kb from Carlsbad, CA on 9/24/2013

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While I'm happy with this amp, there are a few things it could do better. For starters, the size seems a bit large in comparison to other 500 watt amps I've had in the past. Also, the lip that extends over the leads for the power/ground makes it a bit if a challenge to secure your wiring. Also, it is difficult to adjust the amp, because the knobs are flush with surface of the amp. Not major issues, but seemingly easy fixes.

Pros: Good sound at a very affordable price.

Cons: Some functionality sacrificed for appearance.

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73 CJ5 from Virginia on 9/2/2013

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This is the second SO amp I have purchased from Crutchfield. Packaged together with a good head unit and quality speakers, you have a system that's very impressive. Mounted the amp directly under the driver's side seat and it fit perfectly.

Pros: Pros are: Price, good specs, looks good if you should mount it where it would be visible. Could be an easy install determined by available space. I mounted it on a plate close under the driver's seat, off the floor and out of sight.

Cons: No cons

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Anonymous from Brooklyn,New York on 7/14/2013

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I bought two Sound Ordnance Amps the M4100 and M2250. The 2250 i used it to power my two alpine type r subs. Well lets just say the amp looks good, it does get hot, and its BIG. But overall it doesn't have enough power to give for the subs to hit hard. So I returned it so now I'm just waiting for another M4100 to use as a 2-channel to power the subs. Lets see how that goes.

Pros: Nice Look

Cons: Its BIG, not enough power for a pair of subs, and vents are on the bottom (WHY?)

M 2250

Joe from Milwaukee,WI on 7/9/2013

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I was refereed this amp by Crutchfield staff and could not be happier. It does exactly what I needed it to do.

Pros: Price is right and easy to hook up.

Cons: None

Best Amp for the Price!

Matt from Guam, USA on 7/8/2013

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I got this amp, and that's the best amp for that price. Powerful and Affordable.

Pros: Powerful amp for the low price.

Cons: The Size of the amp is a bit bigger than others, it's almost like 8.5 x 12.

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fobo from zuni N.M on 7/3/2013

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like it alot

Pros: none

Cons: none

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Anonymous from Maui, HI on 6/20/2013

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Seems to push my sub great and it doesn't get too hot.

Pros: looks great

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Sound Ordnance M-2250

ed from clarksville, tn on 5/27/2013

Absolutely love this amp. I have it on a pair of Polk Audio db840dvc's and it they sound great no matter what music genre is playing through them. This amp rocks out all day and night with problems

Pros: great output

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Ramon P from Egg harbor twp nj on 5/10/2013

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The sound is awesome, easy to install And to elegance disign

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Brian from Warren, OH on 4/29/2013

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Serves its purpose 100% and delivers clean unadulterated signal without power-drain when used properly with a 1.0 MicroFarad capacitor. 5 stars.

Pros: Easy install, affordable, sleek and slim, serves its purpose perfectly.

Cons: BIG DEAL HERE: Factory in-the-box comes with the bass boost already at +12db!! TURN THIS OFF before install, you have the immediate potential to damage your output audio equipment.

Sound Ordnance M-2250

Nick from Hastings MI on 4/5/2013

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Unfortunately didn't even have enough power to push my 2 12 Inch infinities subs.had to return. bought a Kenwood amp instead, satisfied to say the least.

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Cons: Not much power. Connectors are plastic. Vents Are On Bottom Of Amp.

So much power!

Proboscis from Henning, TN on 4/3/2013

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I bought one that was scratch and dent. You can not beat the price for this powerhouse! I have one Memphis 12 in a sealed box in the trunk of my Infiniti. With the gain halfway, the bass is deep and smooth with the sub flexing hard. I smell sawdust sometimes after listening to rap. Lol!

Pros: Lots of power and a 3 year warranty

Cons: I wish the RCA hookup was on the same side as the power hookup. And the amp is rather large.

Power

Tony from St. Charles, MO on 3/25/2013

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It has enough power to rattle the entire car, and it sounds awesome. My wifes last amp shot craps and this one is so much better and cheaper price was nice

Pros: Easy hook up,

Cons: none

Awesome!!

Willie from Houston,Tx on 3/5/2013

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At first i was skeptical about this amp.but i read all the reviews and decided to tale a chance.I was blown away when i connected it,it really has some power.I have 2 Memphis 12 inch subs and they are bumping.I'am so happy i bought this amp.I really gonna recommend this amo to my friends...Keep rocking in the free world!!

Pros: perfect

Cons: perfect

Worth it without a doubt so far...

p from PA on 1/16/2013

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Just finished installing this about a week ago - it's currently powering a pair of image dynamics chameleon components rated at 125rms a piece- it sounds marvelous with the gain not even half way up. I have absolutely no complaints regarding quality or anything like that. I just hope the amp lasts a long time.

Pros: Great sound, cheap price (I got it when it was on sale for 100 bucks), the terminals use philips set style screws so you dont need to go searching through your allen key collection to find the "right" size.

Cons: the only complain I have- is that I had to remove the shiny plastic end pieces because of my particular mounting set up- I couldn't get at any of the terminals while they were on there, so I had to wire up the whole amp before I could mount it... wasn't that bad, just thought i might be worth mentioning if you have spatial constraints regarding its mount set up and whatnot...

Lakes review

Anonymous from Wytheville VA on 9/21/2012

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Beutifull finish great sound perfect preformance

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bad fn a

Anonymous from roundup montana on 9/5/2012

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used set to bridged and mono to power a single kenwood 10 in a vented box in an extended cab truck, all i can say is wow. deffinately surprised with the output and features for sound settings. I've shopped around and returned many this one is deffinately a keeper. BAD FN A. and for the price your probably not going to find a better deal.

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kii from albuquerque nm on 5/21/2012

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this amp rocks! from the moment i opened the package i was impressed , the price is excellent for the quality of the amp, the desighn of the packaging n thoroughness of the manual n related items tells me theres been some actually investment in R&D, im using it bridged in mono and the amp has plenty of power and actually more than i need for my 1 12" sub ,. really brought out the impact of the sub to my system and im very happy with the amp.

Pros: plenty of power, flexibility control options, crossover, bridgeable etc...

Cons: the mounting tabs are a little weak, but if you take youre time and properly install the amp i dont see a problem.

Solid built powerful amp

James from Grand Blanc, MI on 3/30/2012

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  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Ease of Use
  • Sound Quality
  • Value

This amp packs a punch when bridged. I have it hooked up to the B-24 subs and they sound more powerful now. I was using a 500watt mono amp for them, but it only put out 150watts at 4 ohm. I had it tuned (m-2250) perfectly in less than 5 minutes.

Pros: powerful when bridged for 500 watts

Cons: the plastic screws for the adjustments (ie: gain, lpf,hpf) are a soft plastic and strip easily, so make sure to use a proper sized philips tip screwdriver

POWERFUL!!

Darren from Augusta,GA on 3/27/2012

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High quality amp when adjusted properly. Gets real hot, but what amp doesn't.. Warning: You may have to call customer service when installing due to instructions conflicting with actual locations of knobs and adjusting screws (mislabeled). Good looking amp too.

Pros: solid quality

Cons: mislabeled adjusting knobs/screws

Boom!

Mark from Oswego NY on 8/31/2011

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Replaced Alpine m500 & Alpine 10" Type R with the SO B-24 box & the SO 2250 amp and all I can say is WOW.. The bass is amazing.. This thing booms and the speakers aren't even moving.. The box fits perfect in my 2010 Nissan Altima Sedan's trunk like it was made for it. Product quality is superb in my opinion... Oh and my head unit is a Sony XAV 72BT. I was a little unhappy reguarding the amp, came dented and scratched but still works...

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great amp for the price

jdep from ohio on 6/24/2011

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This amp is very solid, and well built. powered right up with no problems. definatly puts out the advertised power. Amp gets pretty warm during solid use, but not alarmingly hot. be sure to put in an open area if not a ventilated one. bass boost is nice, not a locked in 6 or 12 dbs, fully adjustable with a screw identical to gain or crossover adjustments. end caps ARE plastic, coated with chrome, be careful securing it down. hookup was easy and staight forward. all in all a very solid purchase at a good price.

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Awesome for the price

C McFarland from MF, Ohio on 4/24/2011

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I was looking for a decently priced amp that gave enough juice to get two 12s thumping. I'm currently running this amp, non-bridged, and it gives an incredible amount of bass out of the two subs. Will probably buy a second one soon. Great buy if you're not looking to break the bank for good sub-power.

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awesome

noem from harlingen,tx on 2/22/2011

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this little amp is awesome,had my doubts at first but when installed, it booms.have this one hooked up to s/o bandpass box w/12s and it really bumps.will recommend these products to all my friends

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Sounds great, easy hookup.

Sean P. from Traverse City, MI on 2/5/2011

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Bought this in January, with the free wiring kit it came with. Install was easy, and the controls on it are simple. It's powering my Rockford Fosgate P2L 212s, and it makes them sound fantastic. Lots of power for not a lot of price. There's no remote for it, even though it has a spot to put one; Not enough to mark this down a star. Sold out 4 days after I bought it, speaks for itself.

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Nick A from Columbus, Ohio on 1/20/2011

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I have this amp powering the Sound Ordnance B-24's. This amplifier is great and is handling the cold winter in Columbus, Ohio like a beast. Sound Ordnance is great stuff!

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Clean power

Will from Savannah, Ga on 12/8/2010

I have this powering my Sound Ordnance B-24 the amp gets the job done with ease. There are however three issues that made me go 4 stars instead of 5. 1st as mentioned before the end are plastic ( cosmetic ) 2nd There are vents on the bottom of the amp and when it is mounted blocking these vents it seems to get very warm. Once I mounted it with air flow pass both top and bottom of the amp it runs cool. 3rd There is a place for a remote although Crutchfield does not carry one for it.

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Good Value

Deggy from Madison, WI on 11/23/2010

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I have had the M-2250 for 3 months now. I have it bridged to run 500w rms @ 4ohm. It is hooked up to the SO B-24 2-12" bandpass box. HOLY CRAP! A Very nice combo. - Lots of power for the price. - Love the look of it. - Good screw-clamping connectors for power wires. - I have not yet experienced clipping at high volume. (But I'll keep trying!) - I like the little Sound Ordnance dog tags that they send with it. - At normal volume levels, the amp does not get hot, yet still provides good bass. - After pushing it really hard for 30 minutes, the amp was quite warm. It didn't 'burn' my hand, but I wouldnt want to hold it there for very long. - When really pushing it, it makes my lights dim a little, which is to be expected with AB class amps. Time to get a capacitor. - Others have commented on the plastic end caps? Well, I'm pretty sure they are metal, cuz when I was screwing in the power cables, I touched the end cap and it arced n sparked, so be careful. - The amp seems to have a spot to plug in a remote bass boost control, yet Crutchfield Advisor say there is not one compatible with it. Overall, the value for the price is excellent, hence the 5 star rating. If it cost over $300 like many 'name brand' amps with similar stats do, I may rate it slightly lower. The 3 year warranty is what sealed the deal for me. Despite the minor low points, I love this amp and would recommend it to anyone that wants high power rating for a low price.

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Knock your socks off

Patrick from Berryville, VA on 10/8/2010

WOW, I have this amp powering up the B-24 Sub. Nothing better than getting a bass massage while driving down the road. I have moved this setup to a new car and still no problems. As noted above the ends are plastic and I wish they were metal. Easy install, Nice eye appeal, wonderful overall. I am sold on Sound Ordnance. This amp really hits hard. My Step-daughter was in the car and her hair was moving so much she had to put it in a pony tail.

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Michael from Atlanta on 9/2/2010

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I only have this turned up half way and it's more than enough for me. I'm running it bridged on the 2 Dual 12's that Crutchfield sells enclosed. Definitely turns heads. Great product

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Awesome!

Alex from Ft. Worth, Texas on 3/7/2010

I am using this to push the Sound Ordnance B-24's at 500W bridged. It's a beautiful amp in person, and fit nicely with my EA4200 behind the 12's in the trunk of a 97 accord. The amp doesn't seem to get hot, but it gets warm to the touch. No problems so far and makes the subs sound great! The only thing I wish was different was the metallic sides - they're plastic, not aluminum/metal.

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Power Ratings: The Sound Ordnance M-2250 is a two-channel Class AB amplifier with an RMS power rating of 175 watts per channel into 4 ohms, and 250 watts per channel into 2 ohms. The amp can also be bridged into a 4-ohm load for a power rating of 500 watts. Power ratings are measured with an input power of 14.4 volts.

Crossovers: The M-2250 is equipped with both high-pass and low-pass crossovers. You can set the low-pass and high-pass cutoff frequencies independently between 40Hz and 300Hz. A 3-way switch lets you select low-pass, high-pass, or full range operation. The crossovers have a 12dB per octave slope.

Bass Boost: The amplifier has a bass boost control (labeled Bass EQ on the amp), centered at 45 Hz and continuously variable from 0dB to +12dB.

Mode Switch: You can easily switch between stereo and mono operation with the 2-way Mode Switch.

LED Indicators: The M-2250 features two LED indicators: a green LED that illuminates when the amp is powered on, and a red LED that illuminates when the amplifier is in protect mode due to overheating or a short circuit in the speaker wire.

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Removable End Caps: The end caps on the M-2250 are removable with a 3mm Allen wrench (not supplied) to make it easier to attach the power and speaker wires.

Power Connections: The power and ground connections are set screw terminals that will accommodate up to 4-gauge wire. (Due to the fuse rating of the amp, 8-gauge power and ground wire are recommended.) The remote turn-on terminal is a set screw terminal that will accept up to 8-gauge wire. A Phillips head screwdriver (not supplied) is required to tighten/loosen the terminals.

Speaker Connections: The speaker connections are set screw terminals that will accommodate up to 8-gauge wire. A Phillips-head screwdriver (not supplied) is required to tighten/loosen the terminals.

RCA Inputs and Outputs: The amplifier features a pair of stereo RCA inputs for connecting your head unit. There is also a pair of stereo RCA outputs for feeding the preamp signal to another amplifier, if needed.

Fuses: The M-2250 features two 25-amp ATC blade fuses.

Remote: Although there is an RJ-45 port on the amp labeled Remote, the port is not functional and no wired remote is available.

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When I asked Levi to recommend power and subs on a 16 year old budget, he pointed me directly here. Based on my history with Crutchfield, I doubt him not a bit. Levi's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=67 [ THOMAS  Aug 16, 2016 ]
Price per watt. Seemed to have decent reviews for my budget system. [ Travis  Aug 12, 2016 ]
researched the best amp for our SO B-24 subwoofers. This appeared to be the one. [ Mark  Aug 05, 2016 ]
I know Crutchfield sells good stuff and needed a amp for my car's burned out amp, found a great price amp and with the free shipping can't go wrong so I placed my order. [ Gary  Jul 28, 2016 ]
I chose this amp because it pair's perfect with my sound ordnance B-24's [ Coby  Jul 08, 2016 ]
Good price great reviews and matches my sub choice [ hayden  Jul 01, 2016 ]
Needed to get 500 watts into 4 Ohms, this amp bridged was the cheapest option and it sounds great! [ Mike  Jun 24, 2016 ]
Fantastic option if you're on a budget. Third sound ordinance amp I've bought. Got this one for my nephew. [ MICHAEL  Jun 04, 2016 ]
my dad has one and it sounds great and you can't beat the price [ john  May 19, 2016 ]
price [ ARETHA  May 15, 2016 ]
Value/price for performance/features [ Derek  May 10, 2016 ]
Affordable. I also own a sound ordinance 4 channel amp that works well. [ CHRISTOPHER  Apr 03, 2016 ]
Fits with my subs [ Alex  Feb 07, 2016 ]
It looks to be a proven product with many positive reviews. Looks to pair very well with the Sound Ordnance B-24 12" Subwoofer/Bandpass package. [ JOEY  Jan 06, 2016 ]
best for the money [ edward  Dec 16, 2015 ]

6 questions already asked

I want to say it accepts balanced inputs, it's been a couple years since I've used this amp so I don't recall. I do remember this being a decent amp to use if you have the right subs [ Nathan  Aug 22, 2016 ]
This amp puts out 175 watts RMS x 2 at 4-ohms which would match up nicely with your 150 watts RMS Kicker speakers. Generally you want your amp to produce between 75-125% of your speakers RMS power rating; so if your speakers are rated for 150 watts RMS, an amp rated between 110-190 watts RMS per channel would be an ideal match. I hope that helps. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=159 [ Larry  Mar 11, 2016 ]  Staff
Lights should be off when car is off. The remote lead wire should be tied to an inviting power source so amp is signaled to turn on only when ignition is on. Sounds like your remote power wore is tied to a battery line (constant power). Yea it will kill your battery. [ MICHAEL  Dec 18, 2015 ]
The light was only on when the power was switched on for the unit we installed. Check to be sure that the switching wire from the stereo, blue I think, does not have any current in it when the car and sound system is off. Not sure about the protected light, but no lights were on when off. We will be getting this car back in this winter and if needed I could check that light for you then. If the amp is actually powered on when the car is off, it will drain the battery. [ WILLIAM S  Dec 18, 2015 ]
The power light should only be on when your stereo is on, assuming you've correctly hooked up the remote power cord. If you wired it without the remote line, you'll need to manually power the unit on and off, and yes, it is draining your battery while that light is on. [ Ryan  Dec 18, 2015 ]
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Dec 14, 2015 ]  Staff
Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp for your subs I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the amp models and help you make the best choice for your system. [ Krissy  Mar 09, 2015 ]  Staff
Thanks for your questions Chance. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone or online chat. They can help ensure that you find an amp that will work well with your subs and your budget. [ Jeff  Dec 10, 2013 ]  Staff
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