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Hifonics BXi 1210D

1200W RMS, Brutus BXi Series Class D Monoblock Amplifier (BXi1210D)

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Hifonics Brutus BRZ1200.1D

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Brutus: The King of D-Super

When it comes to class D monoblock amplifiers, Brutus amplifiers are truly the king of D class. Brutus BXI amps are considered some of the best amplifiers in the world and the new Super-D Class Brutus amplifiers reinforce that. The D-Class digital chip-set technology produces extremely efficient, low temperature, and a high amplification system resulting in a smooth digital to analog conversion with low distortion. The amplifiers stable at 4, 2, and 1 Ohm(s). All in all, that means that the amp will produce more output with less stress on the car's battery and charging system.

  • Brutus BXI Single-Channel Monoblock Super-D Class Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 450 watts x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 900 watts x 1 chan.
    • 1 ohm: 1200 watts x 1 chan.
  • MOSFET Power supply
  • Super D-Class amplifier relies on a super-speed enhanced chip-set to produce higher current capacities and more precise digital to analog conversions
  • Wired remote bass level control included
  • Power and Protection LED indicators
  • Built-in system diagnostics offer protection of DC, Speaker short, terminal, and overload
  • Tuned Bass EQ (0-10 dB bass boost at 45 Hz)
  • Dampening factor: >250
  • Single-channel monoblock channel operation
  • 1-Ohm stable
  • Phase shift: 0-180 degrees
  • Preamp RCA outputs
  • Input level control: 0.04V - 18V
  • Balanced line input for MX accessories and line drivers
  • Heavy duty aluminum alloy heatsink for extreme heat dissipation
  • RCA level inputs
  • Screw terminals
  • Variable low-pass filter (35-250 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • Subsonic Filter (15-35 Hz at 24 dB)
  • Frequency response: 35-250 Hz
  • Dimensions: 11-1/2"L x 9-1/2"W x 2-1/2"H
  • 4-gauge power and ground wiring is required for installation. Contact us for information regarding a discount on select amplifier kits when purchased together with this amplifier.
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Product History:

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(newest, current model)
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(previous model, replaced by Hifonics BRX1100.1D)
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(previous model, replaced by Hifonics Brutus BRZ1200.1D)
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(previous model, replaced by Hifonics BXi 1210D)
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(previous model, replaced by Hifonics BXi 1208D)
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(previous model, replaced by Hifonics BXi 1206D)

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.

450 watts x 1 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.

900 watts x 1 channels
RMS Power @ 1 ohm

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 1 ohm, 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.

1200 watts x 1 channels

Amplifier Specifications

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.

D
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.
1 - Mono
Total RMS Power Output
Total RMS power is measured by multiplying RMS power per channel by the number of channels, and is calculated at the lowest level of operating impedance.

RMS power is the amount of continuous power, measured in watts, that an amplifier produces is called RMS power. The higher the RMS figure, the louder and cleaner your music sounds.

The RMS output figure is much more accurate than the peak rating when comparing products.

1200 watts
Maximum Input Gauge Size
This is the largest gauge wire that will fit into the power and ground terminals of this device. The lower the gauge number, the thicker the wire is. For example, a 4 gauge wire is thicker than an 8 gauge wire and thus has higher current carrying capacity. Always do your best to get this size wire to reduce the risk of damage to your components.
4 AWG
Minimum Impedance Unbridged
The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is not bridged.
1 ohms
Minimum Impedance Bridged
The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is bridged.
Not Bridgeable
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.
0.08%
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.
No
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.
1 pair
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)
Low-Pass Crossover Frequency
The low-pass crossover frequency is typically used for subwoofers. It can be a fixed crossover point or a variable crossover range. A variable low-pass crossover allows you to select a specific crossover point which allows frequencies below the set crossover point to pass, while making frequencies above the set point gently or harshly roll-off, depending on the steepness of the slope.

The steepness of the roll-off slope is measured in dB/octave and refers to the rate of attenuation (lowering of volume) outside their pass bands.

35 - 250 Hz
Subsonic Filter
Allows you to block (filter) ultra-low frequencies that your subs cannot reproduce.
15 - 35 Hz
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.
95 dB
Bass Boost
The objective of the bass boost is to get more kick out of your subwoofer. It is a circuit that emphasizes the lower frequencies at a given point. The bass boost should always be set first before setting the gain. This feature is known for destroying subwoofers and is commonly used incorrectly, so be cautious.
0 - 10 dB
Bass/Gain Remote
If the amp comes with a bass/gain remote you will be able to control the level of your bass from your dashboard. Typically bass remotes also include a 16-20 ft. wire for installation.
Yes
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.

No

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
63%
4 Star
25%
3 Star
13%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.7
Value
4.6
Features
4.3
Design
4.7
Usability
4.6

MacJr

Kansas city

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amp rocks

February 27, 2012

I have this amp hooked up to one kicker L7 12" and the thing bangs!

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cLos92

Emporia Kansas

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Great Product Overall

April 4, 2010

Before this i had a Kenwood 900 RMS amp and it hit really hard but always shut off. Then i got this Brutus 1200 watt and it never got hot and never turned off on me, but it didn't send as much power as my Kenwood did, maybe cuz it was overrated in power unlike Kenwood's CEA compliance. Overall it did make my CVRs hit pretty hard. Nice product for the cheap price.

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Rayray

WC, TEXAS

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Nice power

March 25, 2010

Got it pushing (2) P3 RF 12" subs. Lots of clean power. After the break-in period they hit plenty hard. I would spend a little extra again and get a Hifonics amp over some of the cheaper amps.

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Da Whiz 317

Indianapolis, In

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Great Amp

March 8, 2010

I have this hooked up to 2 Alpine Type R's 12" The amp is great has great design and is a great value amp This amp is no way a sissy depending on your pre-volt amps and your system head unit. This amp pushes major raw power just make sure that you have a good ground good wires amp wiring kit and it will do its job

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Thomas

Watertown, WI

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Good amp

February 26, 2010

I have it hooked up to a 12" Alpine type R and it pushes it with ease, very loud. My only problem is that at this point I may have a wiring issue, because now when hooked up to the amp, the sub almost seems like it's clipping. I don't know if it's the amp or wiring. Still a good amp for the price.

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Matt

Anchorage, AK

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Great Buy

February 11, 2010

I bought this amplifier to push my Rockford Fosgate Power T1 15 subwoofer and it has worked perfectly without any problems. I recommend this product to anybody trying to give good power between 1000-1800 watts.

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roggie

zapata

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BADDDD AZZZZ AMPPP

January 4, 2010

This amp is tha s**t everyone should get it if they r looking for some bang. I have this bad boy hooked with 2 Kicker cvr's behind my 09 gmc regular cab n this sounds KILLER. I give it a 5 out 5

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Chris

St. Johns AZ

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Great amp

January 3, 2010

I have this amp pushing 2 rockford fosgate 12 inch p3s wired at 1 ohm and this amp pushes them great. I would recommend this amp to any one who wants a good amp for a great price.

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Colt

St. Louis, Mo

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Colt

November 23, 2009

the BXi works great with my system, i run 2 12" alpine type R's and i wouldn't choose any other amp, reliable & a sleek design as well

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Alex

Chicago, IL

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Amazing

November 10, 2009

This is a pretty insane amp. I have only 1 poor Infinity Kappa Perfect 10DVQ hooked up to it at 2 ohms, and its taking a major beating. It looks like i selected the wrong subwoofer lol. at this point the kappa was so cheap, i might as well let the hifonics rock it until it explodes and get something like a JL 12W6. The amp is VERY well built. I blasted it for about an hour straight after i installed it, and it stayed ice cold. Its very clean signal too, not bad sounding bass. I always wanted a Hifonics in my car. Im not sure why, they always seem very menacing to me, and now that i own one, i see i was right. I'm very impressed with it. VERY. For me, i like SQ the most, so im not looking to power 4 15" subs. if i did, i would have got the colossus. I want a nice powerful 12" in a sealed box, maybe 2 of them. This amp will be up to the task without breaking a sweat.

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furry

Dawson, IL

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nice amp

September 16, 2009

I've had this brute for 6 months now and it hasnt let me down it has been running one boston g5 10 inch until a week ago when i added a secong g5 to the mix and i powers them pretty nicely. i love having a bass knob so i can have a little boom or alot of boom and at full tilt it makes the 2 10's sound better then most 12's in my opinion. and on another note i have the amp mounted in a closed off storage area under my trunk floor and it has never shut off or overheated. i will be buying another hifonics amp when i upgrade my highs.

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Jeff

Los Angeles, CA

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Great Amp

June 21, 2009

Have this thing hooked up to a kicker l7 at 2 ohms and this thing makes my vision get blurry truly a great amp. Has a small footprint, I am able to BLAST my music for 15 minutes with the engine off and only then the battery voltage starts to drop. I have this thing hooked up to a buick regal 1993 model all with stock electrical.

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Dude

LA, CA

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Power By god

June 5, 2009

I just hooked this thing to my amp, it looks nice but sound not so good. I had own 3 amps so far, and hard over 6 to 7 amps. I still would recommend that if you want to sound good just buy an amp with a lot of power to it. I thought this amp is good enough for my 2 alpines but really this is worse then the sound storm F3600D amp. But that amp is very easy to over heat

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Luke

Westlake, OH

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Gets the job done

May 19, 2009

I have this amp on 2 12 inch pioneer premier in a 4.0 cubic foot ported box.. This amp is running at 1 ohm Giving 1200 of the 2000 rms and it bangs, very happy with it. There are no cons that I can think, never had any problems at all, just cant wait to upgrade.

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Nitro aka "mike''

south texas

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The watt per dollar ratio is great

May 14, 2009

I have this pushing 2 fifteen inch audiobahns in a 4.5 cubic foot (2.25 separate chambered )sealed box. Each are dvc, 4ohms each coil, 250 watts RMS per coil. This amp is running at 1 ohm. When the gain is 2/3rd's the way up and the bass boost less than 1/2 the way up, this amp pushes the subs to their limits(can push them beyond, no problem). Headunit's bass it -3 out of -8 to +8. At less than 75% volume, it really hurts. Incredible power for such a low price and small footprint. I've had this set up for almost two years, and I push it all the time. The set up makes the rock chips in my windshield run. The amp NEVER gets hot. My last 30 minute drive home, I was jamming....Amp was warm. But what's that smell? Uh oh... oh so familiar... the subs voice coils. ...oops... Does pull some power though. Not for small alternators, use a optimum yellow top. Trust me. Pros: Watt per dollar ratio is great, 1 ohm stable for great versatility, well built, durable, bass remote, small footprint and IT LOOKS GREAT WITH THE BLUE LIGHTS!!! Cons: can pull a large current. Not for use in honda civics (i'm not picking on them)or any car with small charging systems (unless you're going for the dimming headlight look) that's it. ** think about this, get two and for about 500 dollars you can get about 2,400 watts RMS** now, they are a bit overrated with the power ratings but, they are really, really close. I HIGHLY recommend this amplifier. No, not as good as your kickers, RF, no where near the quality of JL Audio, but not all of us are rich. Use real 4 gauge and a short ground and you will be set!

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kyle

ankeny, IA

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WOW!!

March 8, 2009

This amp works great i haven\'t had any problems with for the few weeks i have owned it. it definitely puts out the power it says it does. i have this running 2 kicker cvr\'s at 1 ohm and they hit hard! doesn\'t overheat either. A++

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The reviews speak for themselves, this is awesome wire with everything you need!

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Get a 1 year extended warranty on this amp when you use this kit!

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Comes with everything you need to upgrade your power and ground wire.

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Get all you need including wire cutters to upgrade your power and ground wire.

Your Price $149.99

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Features everything needed to upgrade factory power and ground wire.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

BXi1210D

UPC

806576216124

Weight

11.00lbs

Internal SKU

bxi1210d

Internal Product ID

17597

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: Hifonics BXi 1210D