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Dual BAK1000

4-channel car amplifier — 100 watts RMS x 4

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About the Dual BAK1000

Hear your music loud and clear

You want to take that big step up to better sound? Dual's BAK1000 4-channel amplifier will bring new power and clarity to your music, delivering 100 watts RMS to each of the high-performance speakers in the front and rear of your vehicle. Or, you can bridge this powerful amp to 2-channel mode in order to drive a couple of subwoofers with up to 250 watts RMS each. You can use the onboard high- and low-pass filters to optimize the performance of your speakers or subs. RCA and speaker-level inputs will allow you to successfully integrate this amp into almost any car audio system.

Product highlights:

  • 4-channel car amplifier
  • 100 watts RMS x 4 at 4 ohms (125 watts RMS x 4 at 2 ohms)
  • 250 watts RMS x 2 at 4 ohms bridged (4-ohm stable in bridged mode)
  • variable high- and low-pass filters (50-500 Hz) on front and rear channels
  • selectable bass boost (0, 6, 12 dB at 45 Hz)
  • preamp and speaker-level inputs
  • wiring and hardware not included with amplifier
    • 8-gauge power and ground leads recommended
  • fuse rating: 25A x 2
  • 14"W x 2-1/8"H x 8-15/16"D
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # BAK1000
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What's in the box:

  • 4-Channel amplifier
  • Two 25A ATO fuses (installed)
  • 12" Speaker input harness
  • 2.5mm Allen wrench
  • Four 3" self-tapping screws
  • 4 Flat washers
  • 4 Split lock washers
  • Installation/Owner's Manual (English)
  • Installation/Owner's Manual (Spanish)

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Dual BAK1000

Crutchfield customer from Nashua, NH on 5/13/2019

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Good price and power!!!!

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Crutchfield customer from Sunnyvale, CA on 5/3/2019

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It's a no frills amp. At that pricepoint, I'd say its the best out there. Used it to power a set of Infinity Reference seps and a pair of JLs in a ported box and they sounded more than amp. I hardly put any gain on the tune I'm running with. Chassis footprint is relatively small that it fit snugly under the seat of my Forester.

Pros: Dirt cheap and ample power

Cons: Could go a wee bit smaller it chassis size

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Get what you pay for

Crutchfield customer from Fairview, MI on 4/26/2019

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For the price I shouldn't complain but just in case anyone is thinking about buying this amplifier there's a few things to note. For the amount of watts this pushes it's a big amp. If I turned the gain close to 1/2 way I could hear the motor buzzing (I replaced an old amp for this one and I could never hear humming no matter where the gain was with the old amp). It does sound pretty decent for a very inexpensive amp but don't expect high quality.

Pros: Good price

Cons: To bulky, low quality

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Crutchfield customer from Stillwater, MN on 4/25/2019

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I used the 4 channel amplifier to boost the power from receiver deck. It really made the existing speakers sound so much better. I turned up the volume very loud to test amp beyond what would ever be listened to by me and there was no distortion. Very easy installation using 4 channel cable RCA connectors and Easy Flex 9 wire speaker cable back to speaker factory wiring. I also have a BAK400 unit so the amps fit neatly in the same area and look alike. Finally my old truck sounds great with four upgraded speakers and two woofers. Now for the old Miata.

Pros: No distortion and very competitive price. A number of input selection options for volume, filtering, etc.

Cons: I had no problem with space installing the amplifier. It is longer than my other BAK amp (which has less power) but the inputs and outputs are on the same sides making for an easy nice looking installation. Both my BAK amps are installed in the back of my 87 Toyota SR5 extended cab pickup with one amp above and one below the shelf with no problem.

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Nice inexpensive amplifier

Will from Mc Keesport, PA on 4/24/2019

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Purchased to power aftermarket speakers in Ford Focus ST that I added. Works great!

Pros: Inexpensive Powerful

Cons: Gets hot

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Sweet Deal!

Crutchfield customer from Loleta, CA on 3/13/2019

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No complaints. Dual delivers. As an audio enthusiast for 20 years i have used numerous high end expensive amps and Dual delivers clean beautiful sound to my speakers.

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Affordable 1000 Watt Amplifier

JohnnyP from Mt Washington, KY on 3/10/2019

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NIce affordable entry level amp. Don't let the price fool ya. It is a clean crisp no buzz or hum. Use a good 8 gauge ground wire. I used this amp with my factory radio, via line-out converter. Plenty of horse power in rear now. Can still add more speakers, including subs if I want.

Pros: Very Nice Connection Ports Solid size amp comes with mounting hardware

Cons: Non to speak of.

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Great 4 channel amp for the price!

ANTHONY from Alamogordo, NM on 3/8/2019

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Great 4 channel amp for the price! It is a little large for my application but it works great. Protection mode was a great help. The last owner of the car had a mess of wiring under the carpet. If it goes into protection mode it is most likely speaker wires either backwards or touching metal somewhere.

Pros: Protection mode

Cons: Size

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Crutchfield customer from Waterford, CT on 3/4/2019

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Great amp with good power, only down side for my install was I wish it was just a bit smaller to fit where I wanted it

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Crutchfield customer from Jeffersonville, IN on 2/22/2019

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Great power for the price

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Features

Power Output: The Dual BAK1000 is a 4-channel amplifier designed to power up to two pairs of speakers or one or more subwoofers in your vehicle. The amplifier provides the following power output:

  • 100 watts x 4 RMS at 4Ω stereo (14.4V)
  • 250 watts x 4 MAX at 2Ω stereo (14.4V)
  • 500 watts x 2 MAX at 4Ω bridged (14.4V)
  • 1000 watts total dynamic power

Controls: The controls for the amplifier are located on one end of the amplifier. There are separate controls for the front channels and rear channels. The controls include:

  • Gain Control: The rotary Gain Controls let you match the output of the source unit to the amplifier. When setting the Gain, you should turn the source unit up to about 3/4 of the maximum volume, adjust the gain until audible distortion can be heard, and then back the gain down slightly.
  • Crossovers: The amp has rotary controls for independently setting the crossovers for front and rear channels. The crossovers can be set to High Pass, Low Pass, or Off (full range), and the crossover frequencies between 50Hz and 500Hz. The crossovers have a 12dB/octave slope.
  • Bass Boost: The Bass Boost features 3-way switches for the front and rear channels. You can set the bass boost level at 0, +6dB, and +12dB. The bass boost has a center frequency of 45Hz.

Power Connections: The BAK1000 has set screw terminals for power, ground, and turn-on lead (REM). The set screws can be loosened/tightened with the supplied 2.5mm Allen wrench. The power, ground, and REM terminals will accept up to 8-gauge wire. The manufacturer recommends 8-gauge power and ground wire. A 50A fuse should be installed on the power cable, no more than 18" away from the positive battery terminal. Typically, an 18-gauge REM lead is sufficient.

Speaker Connections: The set-screw speaker outputs are capable of accepting up to 8-gauge speaker wire. Speaker connections are provided for up to four speakers. The speaker pairs can be bridged for connecting one or two subwoofers. The minimum impedance is 2Ω in stereo and 4Ω bridged. Simultaneous stereo/bridged operation is possible if you wish to power one pair of full range speakers and one subwoofer.

Note: In simultaneous stereo/bridged mode, the built-in crossovers should be set to Off, and passive crossovers should be used.

Signal Inputs: Two pairs of RCA jacks are provided -- one pair each for the front and rear input signals. The RCA inputs will accept low level signals from your source unit. A switch on the side of the amp lets you select the Input Mode -- 4CH or 2CH. If the source unit has two pairs of RCA outputs, select 4CH. If it has only one pair, select 2CH, and the signal will be sent to all 4 channels. If your source unit lacks RCA outputs, you can splice the unit's speaker wires to the provided speaker-level input harness, and plug it into the amplifier. The input sensitivity range is 200mV to 6V.

Protection Circuitry: The BAK1000 features a 3-way protection circuitry that protects the amplifier from thermal overload, speaker short circuit, and reverse polarity. When the amplifier shuts down due to thermal overload, it will automatically reset when the operating temperature reaches normal range.

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price point for budget system is good [ SEAN A  May 20, 2019 ]
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size and cost [ antonio  May 13, 2019 ]
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I have a dual amp installed for woofers now. This was priced competitively and keeps my installation with same brand components. Good power ratings too. [ rodney  Apr 12, 2019 ]
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cheap and will do the job for a work truck! [ ERIK WADE  Apr 09, 2019 ]
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good price [ juan  Mar 05, 2019 ]
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For just wanting to liven up my upgraded speakers in the rear of my pickup with a descent priced amplifier and not breaking the bank. [ JOHN  Feb 23, 2019 ]
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Have had bad experiences with Dual radios but fig give it a try anyways. Other brands have their pros/cons ... I'll give another review later ?? [ Alton  Feb 16, 2019 ]
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Very well priced amp with 4 channels to power my 2 speakers and sub [ Jared  Feb 14, 2019 ]
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Cause i want to try this new brand i heard a few good things about dual [ Jose  Feb 11, 2019 ]
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