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Hifonics Brutus BRZ1200.1D

1200W RMS Brutus Series 1-Channel Monoblock Super Class D Amplifier (BRZ 1200.1D)

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Performance meets Value

Hifonics Brutus amplifiers are much more than a good-looking amplifier. Underneath the solid aluminum casing, you will find quality amplifier components that are sure to satisfy any compatible subwoofer. The new BRZ amplifiers have changed the heat sinks on each side to vertical aluminum fins. Since heat rises, these fins draw the heat up and allow it so effectively dissipate from the amplifier. The vertical aluminum heat sinks are located on two sides of the amplifier and effectively maintain the temperature of the amplifier to prevent any overheating. Combined with the other power/protection indicators and the 4-way system protection circuitry, the Hifonics Brutus amplifiers prove to be a safe, efficient, and reliable amplifier for your subwoofer.

Every Brutus amplifier is CEA-2006 certified. That means you can be confident in knowing that you are paying for real power. The wattage that the amplifier is rated at is the wattage that it will consistently produce and supply your subwoofer with. This is typically a feature just found on the higher-end, expensive amplifiers, however all the Brutus series amps are CEA-2006 compliant with a low price tag. By choosing one of these amplifiers, you will be high-grade performance and still have money left over. Performance meets value with the Hifonics Brutus amplifiers!

  • Brutus Series Monoblock Class D Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating (@ 14.4V):
    • 4 ohms: 450 watts x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 900 watts x 1 chan.
    • 1 ohm: 1200 watts x 1 chan.
  • MOSFET power supply
  • Wired HFR-3 remote bass level control included
  • LED power (green) and protect (red) indicators
  • Variable Bass Boost (0 to +10 dB bass boost at 45 Hz)
  • Mono channel operation
  • Preamp RCA outputs to daisy chain multiple amps
  • 4-Way System Protection circuitry (thermal, overload, speaker short and DC protect)
  • Heavy duty aluminum alloy finned heatsink for maximum heat dissipation
  • Silver-plated unbalanced RCA level inputs
  • Silver-plated molded screw terminals
  • Input sensitivity:
    • Input Level (Unbalanced): 0.2V-9V
    • Input Level (Balanced): 0.04V-18V
  • Variable low-pass filter (35-250 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • Subsonic filter (15-35 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • Phase Shift: 0-180°
  • Damping factor: >290
  • Frequency response: 35-250 Hz
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Dimensions: 14-5/8"L x 9-1/4"W x 2-7/16"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.
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Read more about the Hifonics Brutus BRZ1200.1D in our blog!

Product History:

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(previous model, replaced by Hifonics BRX1116.1D)
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(previous model, replaced by Hifonics Brutus 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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Power Specifications - Subwoofer Channel

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 speaker(s) or subwoofer(s) 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. The 5th channel on these particular amplifiers are usually dedicated for driving subwoofers.
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 speaker(s) or subwoofer(s) 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. The 5th channel on these particular amplifiers are usually dedicated for driving subwoofers.
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 speaker(s) or subwoofer(s) equals 1 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. The 5th channel on these particular amplifiers are usually dedicated for driving subwoofers.
1200 watts x 1 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.

Peak Power @ 2 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.

Peak Power @ 1 ohm
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.

Bridged Peak/Max Power

Bridging refers to combining two channels on an amplifier to create one channel with double the voltage and an increased power output. A 2-channel amplifier will bridge down to 1-channel and a 4-channel amplifier can bridge to create 2-channels. An amplifier is most commonly bridged to drive a subwoofer.

Remember, once you bridge two channels down to one its final impedance will be 4 ohms unless otherwise specified. This rating lists the Peak/Max power created once an amplifier is bridged.

Power Specifications - Subwoofer Channel

Peak Power @ 4 ohm
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.

Peak Power @ 2 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.

Peak Power @ 1 ohm
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.

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.
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.
<0.1%
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
Fuse Rating
The amperage and the number of fuse(s) an amp requires.
70A x 2 
Strappable
Some amplifiers can be "strapped" together in order to increase the output of a single audio channel. These amplifiers feature RCA preamp outputs, allowing you to pass the signal directly from one amp to the other to ensure consistency.
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
Sonic Certified Amplifier
Sonic Certified amplifiers have been tested by the experts at Sonic Electronix to meet or exceed the wattage ratings provided by the manufacturer. If this is marked as Yes, then you can trust the wattage ratings. If marked as No, then we have tested the amplifier and it did not meet the advertised wattage ratings. If marked as Not Tested, then the Sonic Electronix experts have not yet been able to test the amp.
Amp Bluetooth Connectivity
This feature will tell you if the amplifier has the capability to connect to a Bluetooth device.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
75%
4 Star
18%
3 Star
7%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
1%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.6
Value
4.8
Features
4.6
Design
4.7
Usability
4.7
Matthew

Canada

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Too powerful

April 23, 2014

If you're going to buy this amp, make sure you know what you're doing. This amp is the same internals as the hifonics 2400W amp just with a smaller current handling system. If you don't know how to tune it right you're going to be blowing subwoofers left right and center. The speaker output has been reading up to 62V (at 1 ohm that is equivelant to 3844W). With the fuses that are in it and over-current protection I was still able to blow my hifonics brutus 1200W Peak subwoofer. Aside from that amazing amp, beautiful power coming from it.

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infamous

Rockford, IL

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Nice Amp

August 1, 2012

I hooked this amp up to a 10 inch alpine type R and it sounded real nice but when I turned it up for 1 song it fried the sub. The sub is only rated for 600 watts RMS so I guess I'm dumb. Not the amps fault, I don't think. The amp it replaced was a 500 watt alpine mdx. I think the hifonics sounds much better than the alpine amp. Now I have to buy a new sub though.

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Buick

Georgia

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Great deal

February 3, 2012

I have this amp on two kicker CVR 15's and they slam.

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Bojangles

Adrian, GA

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dtp

April 28, 2014

I been running the same hifonics amp since 2008 never had any problem with it so when I upgraded the sound system in my truck I went with 2 of these. I would recommend hifonics amps to anyone who want to upgrade without breaking the bank.

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George

El Dorado, CA

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Pretty cool amp for a decent price.

July 1, 2013

I would recommend this to anyone looking for a pretty nice sound system for a little bit cheaper. This amp is the perfect middle ground. It's not so nice as to where it'd break the bank but it's not so cheap that it can't deliver its power ratings. I've had this amp for a little over a year and I'm happy with it. I push two Type R's with it just fine.

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DJ

Farmersville, TX

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Brutus 1200

February 10, 2013

Not bad, just has some distortion. Won't push as much without distortion. But not a bad amp.

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Arlie

MILFORD, OH

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way to loud

December 16, 2011

I would buy this amp, because it just takes anything you throw at it and it will pound any sub, i am putting this amp to my l7 solo baric single 15. I am running it at 1 ohm. Never really gets hot. I have played it going to kentucky on a 4-1/2 hour trip. overall its a sweet amp that will never let you down!!! I would get it if i was you!!

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My. Greens

NY

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PEOPLE READ VERY IMPORTANT

July 16, 2011

When i first saw this amp and read through the reviews i knew this would be a very smart choice. i just had mine installed last week and man, this thing slaps so hard its insane. i can here this thing all the way down my street behind my buddy's fence(500ft). When my wife wants a massage i dont even have to get up anymore, i just have my boy go downstairs and turn on the car. sometimes i play some of that young jeezy slap for the premium massage. when i roll into work i roll with style. inside my employees know its me comin because half the store shakes therefor its a mess when i come in. Trust me and ALL the other reviews, this amp is the best if you dont wanna pay too much and if you want serious power. honestly i dont even know how my heart hasnt stopped yet this thing is so loud. ive gotten like 20 loud music ticketts!!!!!

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Derrick

Las Vegas, NV

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HiFonics

February 26, 2013

For the price this product is well worth it. Big BANG for the BUCK! Completely satisfied and thinking about purchasing more HiFonics products.

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Big A

Colorado

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Good but inconsistant

January 6, 2013

Let me start off by saying I would give this amp 3.5 out of 5 if I could. This is because the amp was really inconsistant. By that I mean that some days it was an absolute workhorse that pushed my subs hard, and some days it would sound not as loud or even sporatically cut out. I got my battery checked out, checked the ground and wiring, but could never figure out why it would cut out. Overall, I would say this was a good amp and worth the money, but don't be sceptical of people saying it would cut out, like I was before I bought it. Other than my frustrations with the inconsistency, the amp was well designed and has several nice features that really simplify installation.

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wj

claxton,ga.

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bass feels so good

October 22, 2012

I have one of these amps pushing three powerbass 12s in a sealed box, and it hit so hard. I'm going to buy another one and three more 12s.

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rbf3

mt.vernon,Al

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amazing

November 25, 2011

I ordered this amp to replace a Rockford fosgate T-500 1bd and am pushing 4 Kenwood kfc-w3013s and it SLAMS HARD!!! I Highly recommend to anyone.

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Zeke

MIDLAND, TX

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Amazing!

October 1, 2011

I have one 12" alpine type r and it hit pretty hard but now with this amp its stupid loud it hurts listening to it for a while... and best of all its cheap!

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rod loc

clarsdale ms

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great buy

September 9, 2011

I got this amp on 2x L5 solibaric 12's and I tell you its loud n clear. It hits very hard. I am thinking about another amp n 2 more subs.

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Matt

Greendale, WI

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Nice Amp

July 15, 2010

Although I have not owned many amps, the Hifonics Brutus BRZ1200.1D is a very nice amp. It is powering two Alpine Type SWR-1243Ds and makes them hit! It is nice to know it is CEA compliant, however I could only get about 900-1000 Watts without it clipping. I knew this when I bought it though since there is no way I could run it at 14.4 Volts because my car puts out less than that under load. Overall it is a very worthy amplifier and would buy again if I needed to!

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BassHeadDan

Spokane, WA

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Too much to say!

February 20, 2013

This amp right here, Wow... All i have to say... I have had this baby power 2 alpine 10" 2012 alpines in a 2 cube ported enclosure at 1 ohm, and they pounded the living hell out of my poor little subby...

I currently have the amp hooked up to a rockford t2d2 woofer at 1 ohm.. And i was a little skeptical at first thinking, why am i hooking up a cheaper amp to a 900 dollar sub...

Man was i wrong. This amp pushed the living hell out of the 900 dollar woofer... Throwing the maximum excursion of 4 inches off the sub with zero stress, at barely HALF THE POWER.

Please.. please buy this amp.. It is the only amp in the price range that can deliver this much bass for the affordable price.

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biggggdoggg

Colorado

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Very good amp

January 13, 2013

I purchased this amp about six months ago from sonic electronix and ever sense then I have been very sarisfied with my purchase. This amp is amazingly powerful and is very well built. The price was what won me over. Well worth the money. System pounds very hard with this amp!

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wj

claxton,ga.

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bass feels so good

October 22, 2012

I have one of these amps pushing three powerbass 12s in a sealed box, and it hit so hard. I'm going to buy another one and three more 12s.

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disturbing

minnesota

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update from minnesota

September 24, 2012

I rated it 4.5 stars for making a day out of trouble shooting im changing it to 5* when i bought the amp i thought it was gonna put out 900watts rms to my scar vvx 12 d4... after receving the amp i noticed it wasnt possible to hook it up to 2ohm load so i went for the 1ohm load and risked my scar. My lisence plate moves in waves and my bass nob fell off my lap with 1 sub and all windows down 5* clean power looks great and its 2006 compliant cant go wrong!!! Banging on a budget or with a wallet i would still recomend 5* and like always Sonic Electronics gave me a great product! SonicElectronicx for life!

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deweezy

jacksonville, fl

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Amazing Amp

September 24, 2012

I've had this amp for 10 months now and its very powerful I'm on my second pair of pioneer 12s and I had to turn it all the way down because I blew my first pair. I have yet to have any problems or complains I love my amp.

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Fernando

Boyle, MS

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best buy

July 7, 2012

This amp is truly awesome. I own 2 of these bad boys, and they rock. If you buy this amp, you would be really impressed with the true power it reproduces. The only negative to this amp is that it has no fan. One thing I can say: you won't be disappointed.

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Gregory

Surprise, AZ

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Great Product

June 20, 2012

While I was a little skeptical that I was going to get junk at such a low price, this AMP is awesome. The look of it is quite superior to any other amp I have seen, and sound is GREAT!!

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Michael

Northglenn, CO

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Great Value

June 18, 2012

Picked up this amp on sale during christmas. I have it setup on my boat running a Pioneer 10" competition pro. This thing is a little too much power for the Pioneer. I tested it out on a pair of old school Lanzar DC15" (back when Lanzar was some top of the line car audio equip.) and they bumped hard.

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Stogie

FL

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Ok amp

June 10, 2012

Worked well for about a year. Had it wired to 1ohm on some CVR 12's. Decent low grade amp. I would say one of the better of the cheap amps. Although if you wire it down to 1ohm i wouldnt expect it to last more than a year if it's being played every day.

I only got it cause i was strapped for cash at the time. And basically would only recommend as such. An amp to use for a year while you save for a better one. If you want more use than that id say dont wire to 1ohm.

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nigel

Trinidad and Tobago

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top notch

March 19, 2012

I have the brz1200.1d and only running it @450watt. rms. The bass is so hard hitting, can't wait to have it running @ the full 1200w RMS. Have that beast hooked up with sony head unit, power acoustik pre amp, Power Acoustik cap. All bought from Sonic 6 months ago with no regrets. Anyone one wanting a top notch amp, you gotta try the hifonics line.

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Joshua

Minnesota

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Great Amp!!

February 27, 2012

I've had this amp for six months now and i love it! I can honestly say i have never experienced this amp even getting the slightest bit warm! It truly is an amazing amp!! I would recommend it to anyone!!!

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joshua

troy, VA

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super bad

January 27, 2012

This amp is incredible. Ordering another one for other sub. Would definitely recomend to every one. The brz1200.1 is by far the best amp I've ever owned and compared to my Alpine m1000 it's by far more superior. I hate the m1000 compared to this amp do buy and good luck.

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williej

claxton,ga

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Love this amp.

January 2, 2012

I brought one of these amps and have to say, this amp kicks butt.

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Elvin

Flushing, NY

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Greate value

December 26, 2011

For the price you cant go wrong. Is a great value just make sure you have the space before you place your order and if you do you wont regret it.

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MR. INSTALLER

BRENTWOOD,NY

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more than enough

October 27, 2011

I purchased this amp to power two type-r swr-1242d subs. For the price and power it can't be beat.

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Clay

Dallas,Tx

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Clean Power

August 21, 2011

I have this amp running 2 Alpine Type R 12's at 2 ohms. It produces loads of clean, controlled power. Havn't had any issues in the 6 months I've had it. The logo lights up in a cool blue color, which is nice. But my main concern is its clarity and accuracy, which is great. This is my first Hifonics amp and I would recommend it to anyone considering it.

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joeaudio

Carson City, NV

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BIG POWER FOR THE SMALL BUCKS!!

December 17, 2010

I recently purchased this amp as a budget project for my son's first vehicle...I was not expecting too much for only $240.00.... after critically listeneing to his sytem, I found this amp is quite robust and does seem to have high damping at high volumes. For so much bang their is really very little draw on his stock charging system. Really plays out well through the low tones. HIghly recommend to anyone. GREAT AMP FOR THE PRICE AT SONIC!

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Shak

Canada

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Very Impressive Quality

November 29, 2010

This amp is just simply amazing! I went from my Alpine MRP-M500 at 300RMS to this amp at 400RMS at 4 ohms and wow!.. this amp sounds way cleaner, much nicer and so much more powerful! I just bought this amp and ran it for about 20 minutes and was amazed. Cant wait to run it at 1ohm and really push the amp. Even with my weak electrical system at 12.8 volts it produces a lot of power and stays so clean!
Pros:
Clean!
Powerful
Highly Efficient! (Doesn't dim my lights like my Alpine MRP-M500)
Low Cost
Great Looks
Cons:
Have yet to find any real cons..... the black metal at the edges is very sharp.. so do be careful!

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Sergey

Canada

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Hifonics BXi 1208D was good one this one should be too

July 11, 2010

I have Hifonics BXi 1208D running 12' type R at 1 ohm for about two years now. Great amp you need to read the manual to tune it properly. Definitely need a capacitor with it. Great amp i would recommend it to a friend.

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Terry

woodruff, SC

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June 3, 2010

Awesome amp would definitely recommend it to my friends

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Casey

Bountiful, UT

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Good Amp

January 3, 2013

Bought this amp to power a single 10 inch kicker, it pushes it really well and makes it sound good. Only down side to the amp is that when the weather gets hot it overheats really easily. Other than that it is a good amp for a everyday system.

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Kevin

Grayson, GA

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Very good bang for your buck amp

December 3, 2012

This amp is a really good bang for your buck, plus its CEA compliant so you can have peace of mind. I have owned this amp for about 1 year and it has never given me any problems nor has it never gotten hot or went into protect mode.
This amp currently powers my 1 12" Kicker L7 sub. The sub is Dual 4 ohms and i have it wired to a 2 ohm load and this amp powers it without any problems.
For such a powerful amp, it is pretty small (Digital technology For The Win) so you can install it in a lot of tight locations.

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Chester

Eagle Creek, OR

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Great amp.

November 12, 2012

I am using this amp with 2 Sundown audio 12" subs "E series". I have 2 4 ohm subs and are wired up to a 1 ohm load. The amp hasn't had any problems at all. I bought this because I was on a budget, and am glad that I did. I have money now if i wanted to, but I just dont need to buy another amp because it works so good rite now. Great amp

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chris

laurel, MS

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good sounding amp

September 5, 2012

this hifonics amp beat my 15 hard good amp for the prices

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Dan

Canada

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GREAT SOLID AMPLIFIER!!

August 31, 2012

At first i was a little apprehensive about this amp because i have never owned anything from Hi Fonics but after i read the reviews i was sold! I had it running two rockford fosgate hx2 10's in a slot ported enclosure wired at 1ohm and this thing pushed the subs HARD!!! This amp barely even gets warm! unfortunately one of the subs blew a coil so now i have it running just one in a different slot ported enclosure at 2 ohm and i am tempted to say it may be even louder; it flexes the roof of my little mazda truckl! Terrific amp for the price i recommend it to anyone!

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Alex

Canada

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Great value, works great

August 28, 2012

I have this hooked up to a pair of RE SEX12D4, in a box custom built to the sub specs, and it frickin pounds! For the money, you absolutely can't go wrong, and it even looks good on top of the box next to my PG 4 channel, they both light up blue

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Mark

Fresno, CA

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Why spend more

June 26, 2012

This amp runs my two re sex 10 " subs. It never over heats or shuts down it just keeps pounding away and it sounds awesome

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ryan

Holland, MI

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bad azz for the price

June 18, 2012

Had since January and not one problem! I'm running two jl w6s 12's and that amp runs those without a problem. Will definitely buy from Hifonics again.

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yenko

Canada

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clean power :)

March 7, 2012

Bought this amp over the summer to push 2 kicker CVR102 subs. Didn't take long for the amp the burn them out. I smelt smoke while cruising then eventually one sub started popping. Not sure why this happened having the subs rated for 800 rms together and the amp rated for 900 rms at 2 ohms. After that i purchased a single type R and this amp pushes it nicely; pushing the sub at 450 rms. Have it hooked into the stock system on my Jetta and it hits nice; not too much pounding, just nice clean and clear bass when the song calls for it. I Prefer the clean and easy bass over any pounding that i have had in previous set ups where the whole car shakes from the outside.

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josh

saginaw, mi

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to say the least

February 29, 2012

I have this amp hooked up to a 13.5" JL Audio w3v2 in a built to spec ported enclosure. The sub slams as expected, with the gain to the max and playing a few bass heavy songs I can see/smell the sub fail with some of the long low bass notes. Amp is running at 2 ohms, the sub is 600rms 1200max.

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Darcy

Australia

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Excellent Amp Highly recommended!!!!

February 28, 2012

All features needed, high power output, looks amazing, hifonics blue light up logo is stylish. Sub sonic filter as well as low pass gives everything a sub needs. I run one of these amps on 2 subs and it never skips a beat and i run them at 1 ohm. Amazing product for the price!!!

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TRUSTY

TacomaTACOMA, WA

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NICE!!

February 11, 2012

This is my first time buying from Sonic Electronics. They where on time with shipping that's a plus for me. This amp is very good i like the design and the power it puts out on my new subs. I have this amp powering 2 IMAGE DYNAMICS 12's and very impressed. Puts out good power i will recommend this amp to anyone. Thanx Sonic Electronics.

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Paul

Beloit, WI

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Good Buy

February 1, 2012

Hifonics is the way to go, i love the high quality that is provided i had a problem with the amp but Sonic Electronix handled my problem very professionally and is sending me a brand new one.

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Mike

Las Vegas, NV

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Big Bang for the Buck

January 16, 2012

I would have never said I would recommend a Hifonics Amp years ago, but I have to tell you this amp pounds my CVR15. I would highly recommend this amp to anyone on a budget that wants the vehicle to pound. In fact I will be ordering its brother the Zeus to do my mid high duty. These amps have changed over the years passed and are built with excellent quality. There are many useful controls to adjust the sound to your tastes.

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Marquis

Salters, SC

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Great Buy!

November 1, 2011

I would recommend this amp to anyone looking for great quality for a price that cant be beat. This amp is powering 2 alpine type r 12s at 2ohms. i have it on for long periods of time and it never has gotten hot or shut off once. I love this amp. definitely buy this amp.

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Alex

Chicago

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Great amp

September 8, 2011

Had this on 2 dual 4 type r's and it slammed HARD. I had it in for almost a year and a half at 1 ohm and it never failed me. Clean power great price... Cant go wrong with this amp.

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TX

elkton

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brutus 1200 brz

August 25, 2011

Great amp for price range. It was recommended to me by a friend. I have two solo baric L7's and it pushes them with no problems. Its a great purchase.

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kjp

brodhead, WI

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great power for the price

August 10, 2011

I've been very happy with this amp. It powers my 4 10s in my truck great and i havent had a problem with it at all.

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Rhys

Germantown, TN

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Amazing amplifier, even when only wired to 4 ohms

July 15, 2011

I have an RE Audio SRX12D2 wired to 4 ohms and even this is enough to shake the entire vehicle. I am more of a hard rock and metal fan, and this amp produces tight and accurate responses. The blue-lit Hifonics logo is pretty awesome, too. Great amplifier!

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Marsean

Griffith, IN

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best amp

July 4, 2011

Best amp i ever own, i will be getting another soon

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Nick

Monroe, LA

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Great Amp....Beastly

June 20, 2011

This is a great amp. Good bang for the buck. It is totally worth the cost and will hold it's on. I have two Alpine 1243d subwoofers and the total RMS for both of them are 1200 watts rms. The amp can most definitely supply the power when it's needed. It also has a bass knob which is very convenient to turn up and down when needed. The amp also looks cools and great style and the Hifonics letters glow when the amp is on. If you are tryin to supply the power needed for the speakers then this amp is a must to have. It is also good to know the amp is CEA compliant so you know you are getting what you are paying for..

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Mike

Boise, ID

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BRZ 1200D

December 8, 2010

I'm running a Fi SSD 15" at 2 ohms off this amp. I don't have everything cranked up to the max and it still manages to rattle my mirror off. It's a great amp. Not one overheat/shut off. Would recommend it for anyone looking to do a 2 ohm setup at around 800 watts. It was cheap to boot!

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Mike

Pasadena, MD

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Great amp

August 26, 2010

My friend has this amp pushing a 15 inch l7 and it sounds great, its such a sturdy amp, all metal and heavy duty. I would get this amp but its not enough power for what i need...overall if you got the money and your subs match the ratings, don't think about it, just buy it. its the best amp for the money hands down.

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Brendan

Plaquemine, La

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Powerful for the price

May 4, 2014

I haven't personally clamped the amp myself but everyone on SMD forums say they do rated power. I have mine wired to 2 ohms on 2 Sundown Audio SA-12 D2's in a 4.5 cu.ft. vented box and they slam hard. And that's only running roughly 450 rms through each sub. It's also efficient. I'm running this on my stock electronics in my 2003 explorer (130 amp stock alt) and there is no dimming on anything. It's a very clean amp. I have it mounted to my back seat and it just looks perfect. We'll just have to see how long it stays alive.

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James

Oakdale, LA

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Great Amp

April 17, 2014

Will push and blow 4 4ohm 12s...the more you pile on this Amp the more itwill produce never runs hot...great buy I bought two each.

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Rob

Ga

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Beast amp!!

January 1, 2014

This amp slames my 2 kicker 10" cvr's mine is the 1200.4 model and rhis thing is beast! You can run componets and subs! I recomend this amp for anybody! It is one of the best amps made!

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Chandler

MO

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Excellent value

February 12, 2013

This amp is one ohm stable and provides the actual RMS output it is supposed to(unlike Sony xPlode and other brands I consider a joke). I run a competition sub in a tuned box and this amp has plenty of power to drive the massive motor and magnet it has. It produces clean bass and has never gotten hot. I can make peoples ears hurt and get girls wet from bass and vibrations, lots of power. If you are looking for a budget friendly amp that produces great power, this is the amp for you!

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Kd

Dallas

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Great bang for buck

December 25, 2012

Perfect for good clean bass that wont overpower factory bose. Get one

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Michael

Cleveland Heights

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Solid Clean Power

October 15, 2012

I am completely satisfied with this amp it gets the job done and a whole lot more! I upgraded from my brutus 1208d to this 1700.1d and it is perfect. I am powering an Audioque sdc 2.5 15 dual 4 wired to 2 ohms in a 4.6 cf tuned to 32 hz stuffed in the trunk of my grand marquis and i love it. This baby puts out some really clean power, i have my gain set to 2.5v to match my headunit. With no bass boost at the amp or HU, i just have my eq set to 0 and it is clean as #@%$ I have a yellowtop up front and all Knukonceptz wiring.
Also, a huge thank you to Sonic Electronix for your awesome free shipping, not only was it fast (4 days total from cali to ohio) but you guys pack your shipments like gods, there was at least 4 inches of thoroughly packed packing peanuts surrounding the amp box on all sides, I am extremely satisfied.
Thank you Sonic Electronix

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Speaker Head

Lansing, MI

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True Power !!

August 9, 2012

This is a great amp. Would recommend to anyone looking for a lot of power at a cheap price.

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Chris

Canada

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Bang for your buck

July 14, 2012

This amp is an excellent choice if you want good performance at a great price. I've had this amp powering two Skar VVX 12's for about half a year now. This amp barely gets warm even after beating on it for an hour in the summer.

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Joseph

Madison, AL

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True Power and Sound Quality

July 11, 2012

I got this installed yesterday and had only about 2 hours of full playtime from writing this review. POWERFUL amplifier indeed and priced so low! I used to have a Rockford Fosgate Punch BD500 amplifier, but sold it and decided to get something else. I'm very statisfied and pleased with my purchase. The subs I have powering are two 15" Orion XTR Pros in a sealed box and my whole car flexes including the windshield, doors, and even the hood. I'm afraid I might blow the subs so I'm hoping to go bigger to the Orion HCCA 10" sub soon to give a good match for the amp. Highly recommend this to anyone who wants loud audio and possibly the only amp ever needed if your just need a good car system. The sound quality of it too is amazing for bass. The only thing I wish all amplifiers would use is either flat head or philips screws instead of using a hex and the heat sinks on the side of the amplifier are sharp so try to avoid touching them when installing., but none the less this amp is awesome and never gets warm on me.

Definitely can't wait to play more. I love bass and this amp provides that need.

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Kronmuffin

PA

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ok buy

June 14, 2012

Had this amp for a few months. Made my Alpines kick so hard, people could here my car for blocks. Amp started cutting out after a few months when I played something with too much bass. Called Sonic Electronix. They handled my problem greatly and sent me a new one.

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nate

Canada

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replacement amp is great

June 13, 2012

First amp was bad, but the replacement amp is great. Powerful, good sound quality and runs cool. What more can you ask for from an amp? Also, Sonic Electronix did a great job handling the RMA. I will definitely be buying from here again!

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dougiefresh

cali.

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powerful

June 3, 2012

Love it. Other amps fudge the numbers on end and peak, Hifonics tells the truth trust me they have blown many subs of mine. It is still pumping years later.

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Travis

Mount Carmel, TN.

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Great power at a Bargain price!!!

May 12, 2012

I purchased this amp for my brother. I have heard it and will have to say for the money you spend, this is a great amp! He has it pushing a T1D212 Rockford Sub, and it pushes it beyond its limit. We have never clipped the amp or (protect mode) it's great, and believe me he runs it hard@ 1ohm. I personally have a Rockford Fosgate T1000.1 amp. It may produce more power but you will pay more for it! All in all hifonics has not dissapointed GREAT amp for the price! I am rating this amp as if I own it, because my brother and I are joined at the hip so to say when it comes to being AUDIO freaks lol. Hope this review helps out. PLAY it loud fellow audio enthusiasts!!

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joe

rice, MN

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Massive Power

April 25, 2012

BUY THIS BEAST! it has 1,200watts! all day. never hits protect mode. draws average amount of juice. (in my '90 civic) good sound. No problems with it in three months owned. Used and slightly abused daily. :) It is very stable at 1ohm!!! No lies in the products overview. Only con is that I lived so long without this amp. (I have it bridged down to 1ohm on (2) BRZ12SQD4 Hifonics subs) don"t be scared of this lesser known Name. I have the amp's gain at less than 1/2 but It still is heard blocks away!

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John

west lafayette, IN

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Perfect and TRUE AMP

February 27, 2012

This product works excellent and correctly powers two 600rms 15" p3s i have. I hooked them up and it powers them perfectly. I would totally reccomend this for anyone that is looking to throw some serious power in their car. You may need to add a second battery though to stop the headlight dimming caused by the 1200rms.

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Teresa

lemont, IL

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great amp

February 21, 2012

Great amp i have it wired to 1 ohm pushing 2 4ohm dvc Apline typr-r 12's and it sounds amazing. The amp itself is quite large. Connections are easy to work with and felt sturdy.

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Luke

Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Awesome System

February 21, 2012

Used this amp along with my 2 12" Alpine Type R's, One one of the hardest most clear systems I have ever owned. Great great amp, highly reccomend a good capacitor with this amp though, I have a 6 fared and lights still slightly dim. This is a powerhouse hungry Amp, but well worth it.

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Adam

Minneapolis, MN

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Good Amp

February 16, 2012

The amp produces clear power down to 1 ohm. It is stable, efficient and cool. Unfortunately, I seem to have lost some hearing from all the bass.

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Micheal

Lathrop, CA

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Great Value

December 28, 2011

This am is really good its built good to start but it puts out watts like no ones business... I have three ten inch alpine type-s subs and i cant turn the amp up all the way it pushes them way too hard. This amp is a must have!!

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scott

parma, OH

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Great amp

December 27, 2011

This is a great amp I installed it in my friends car with 2 CVR Kickers and they sound great I would highly recommend this amp.

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dj 1 tyme

jackson ms

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good value

December 2, 2011

This amp is a beast. Lots of power. I have two 15" Massive Audio subs, 800 watts rms. Vent boxes 8 cube feet tune at 37 hz wired at 1ohm in a 2001 expediton.

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stranger712

sioux city, ia

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Good amp.

July 19, 2011

I have this amp hooked up to 2 RE Audio SEX wired to 1 ohm. This amp sounds great, I have not felt it get hot yet but it does hog a lot of power sometimes I feel like more than it should. I would recommend this amp to anyone who is on a budget. I can only think of one other amp in this price range that is better. I have had this amp for about 6 months and it still runs strong. The heat sink fins are very sharp so be careful!

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Jimmy

Canada

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good and keep its value!

July 11, 2011

Great amplifier no problem at all! ounds good loud and everything you want! 2 months ago i changed my brutus to a Audioque2200 and sold my brutus for this amplfier keeps its value alot! one problem the temrinals on the amp as an angle so its pretty hard to connect wire sometimes.

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nick

millsboro, DE

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This is all you need

March 27, 2011

This amp has POWER. I got this hooked up to two(2) 10" Alpine Type-Rs in a Memphis ported box and WOW, once you set your levels and everything right this thing has lots of potential. Be prepared to fix rattles! I had to fix multiple rattles caused by this amp LOL this involved putting a rubber padding behind my license plate, and pieces of foam in various places. It also has a nice blue glow, which looks good at night, not tacky.

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chuck

las vegas, NV

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Excellent

January 20, 2011

This amp is absolutly the best amp iv ever owned, its true wattage and this amp is no joke, it powered my 2000 watt 15" Alpine type r, it could of powered two of those subs easily. I also had it powering 3 jl audio 12s, it did perfect. it sounds great, its simple and it looks so tight haha. I highly recomend this amp, just make sure your ears can handle it. ;)

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Chris

California

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Beast

January 14, 2011

I have this amp pushing two 12 inch Kicker Solo Classics. They have all the power they need. Its a great looking amp too the hifonics word in the middle lights up blue and looks sweet. With all the features it has you cant beat this price. this amp is the real deal. Great looking and powerful. Sweet!

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rokstar

Sandyville, WV

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Hifonics BRX 1200.1D

February 24, 2015

I bought this amp to power the Hifonics OLYMPUS SUBWOOFER that I recently purchased from Sonicelectronix.com. This amp is not only powerful but beautiful. The blue LED lighting set's off the brushed aluminum look of the amp. I put my Olympus 12 in a 2.0 cf 32 htz box and wired it to this amp at 1olm and it pounds. I did a BIG 4 upgrade with all OFC 0AWG wire back to my distribution blocks then OFC 4awg to the amp the wiring upgrade got me from 12.6 volts to 15.7 volts to my amps so I'm getting my 1200 watts rms to my sub and it pounds. I would absolutely recommend Hifonics sub's and amps and Sonicelectronix.com Thanks for everything Sonicelectronix.com

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Ben

Anaheim, CA

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Great quality amp for $$$.

July 14, 2013

I have this amp powering 2 12w6s & they hit hard wired at 2 ohm. I highly recommend this amp.

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ben

iowa

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brutus 1200 d

December 11, 2012

i would recommend for a cheap amp i do spl copm. and have 18 inch fi audio subs i hooked up the brutus amp and it actually powered up my sub a little. but you haft to understand this sub weighs 90 lbs and requires a 3000 watt minimum power up. so the fact that this sub even made a sound was impressive. if you need a cheap amp buy it.

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trunk popers welcome bring a truck full

disturbing minnesota

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blown away

September 4, 2012

i first bought the boss onyx 1800 i had running 3 audiopipe tsvr's at 2 ohm load it worked well after they popped. Then i bought a scar vvx 12 d4 so i could run at 2ohm's at 900rms a little over rated rms by 300 watts on the boss the skar blew up the boss amp pulled out the sub leads were still silver!. I was a little worried that it would be to much due to running the boss and going to a 2006 complient amp the hifonics. CLEAN POWER LOOKS GREAT worth it at 159 made a offer got it for 147. only diss is that i had to jump a wire from the power to the remote for it 2 turn on couldnt figure it out for the life of me compleatly re ran my wires still no power tried the old jump trick turned on. Blue lights in my opinion are a nice touch that doesent scream i payed for lights not watts. just enough of a touch ima give a 4.5 stars only because i had a 6hr day trouble shooting! all in all would not only recomend to anyone its real power tested and proven again and again hifonics makes quality amps! buy it features cant be found under 300 at that power level!!!!!!

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travis

clark, missouri

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beast amp

August 20, 2012

This amp is a beast. I just got it in today. Hooked it up and it blew my kicker cvrs not even half up. So i took my cvrs into the local dealer where i bought them to b replaces. The amp pushes what it advertises. And its at a great price and the shipping is quick

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John W

St Louis, MO

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THE BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK!

August 6, 2012

I really have nothing bad to say about this amp. Hifonics is a name of the past, yet based on reviews I decided to give the amp a try for the price. This amp pushes some raw power. I have it hooked up to a 10" Alpine Type R 10D4 pushing 900 watts @ 2ohm and she puts out a beautiful crisp clean sound. Great combination!

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Bass Lover

Middletown, PA

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Not Recommended. Save your money and buy a better brand.

July 20, 2012

I was looking forward to upgrading my current Visonik V318XT amp to this amp hoping it would make my 2 12 inch cvr's louder. I was disappointed because to make it sound decent I had to turn the gain almost all the way up and put the bass eq on the amp about half way up. I also had to have the bass on the head unit all the way up. The higher bass notes were indeed much louder but this amp cant touch the lower bass notes. While I was trying to get it to sound decent I noticed my subs were starting to smell so I knew the amp was clipping. I immediatly unhooked the amp and reconnected my old amp. My old Visonik amp sounds so much better and hits the lows with ease even though it is much less powerful than this amp. Also with my visonik the gain and bass boost is only half way on the amp and the bass on the head unit can be on 0 and still sound really good unlike this hifonics. One good thing about the amp is that it looks really nice and the blue illuminated hifonics logo looks really cool!

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GreggA

Hammond In

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Hofonic amp

May 29, 2012

This a very good amp. It has more than enough power

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DUBBLE-SS

New Castle, IN

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Great amp!

May 4, 2012

It is BAD!!! 2 rockford fosgate he2 12's pound with this amp. Never gets hot. More than enough power to hear me coming a block away. BUY IT!!!!!!

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Kicker

Brookhaven, MS

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BEST AMP EVER

April 19, 2012

I have this amp on 2 Kicker 10's and they hit super hard!!! This is the best amp ever!! I have had it for about a year.

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Stephen

tampa, FL

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Great Amp

March 27, 2012

I have this pushing 2 P3's @ 1 Ohm and it does its job very well! The amp is pretty beefy to and looks great! The sound quality it provides is more than what I was expecting and I expect this to last a very long time. I know it's going to sound even better when a get an aftermarket battery. I have my stock car battery and it still sounds great but I can't wait to give this amp the full power it deserves.

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Bill

Butler, PA

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amp

February 7, 2012

It's been good so far till my sub stopped workin and then works and i know its sub so amp has been great. I've got it on a Kicker L7 till the subwoofer died.

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Edward

East Haven, CT

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AWESOME AMP GREAT PRICE!

January 23, 2012

I bought this amp to power my Alpine type-r 12's and this thing pushed them HARD. I bridged it to 1 ohm at 1200 watts the amp never overheated. Very strong amp, great quality, even better price!

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Junior

Phoenix, AZ

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Hifonics BRZ1200.1D & 2 Kicker 07cvr12s

January 12, 2012

I was a little sketchy when buying this amp but im glad i did. This thing pushes my 2 kicker cvr 12s like nothing set at 1 ohm. It has clear and clean sounding bass. I like how its the perfect weight and size. Would recommend this amp to anyone that wants great clean power for a good price.

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freddie

kodak, TN

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the beast

January 2, 2012

These amps are some beasts. Well built quality amps if you want quality buy this.

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Bill

Belleview, FL

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Simply awesome

December 26, 2011

Bought this amp for Christmas and installed it today. In a works awesome. First time owner of this company's product and I will buy no other amplifier from this point on. I'm running it at 2 ohms, 900 W into two single voice coil pioneers and about knocked all the pictures off my wall in my house. I would highly recommend this amp for anyone. Has plenty of power and does not overheat.

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Tyler

Goldsboro, Nc

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I love it

December 24, 2011

This amp is the best. This is my first amp that worked, and all i can say is wow. I've heard many of my friends amps, and they do not compare at all. This amp is power hungry so i suggest getting an extra battery. Other than that get this amp, you will love it.

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Dillan

Bloomington, IN

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Not so sure

September 21, 2011

This amplifier, from the reviews, looked and sounded like it would be a good choice. I ordered it and received it in 3 days. Great speed for free shipping. The package wasn't damaged and everything inside looked good. When I wired it up though, that's when fuses on the amp started blowing. I got through and they offered a replacement or my money back.

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Ronald

Caldwell, TX

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wow!!

June 20, 2011

Outstanding amp. Great power. I run it hard with no overheating issues. The remote boost dial is very handy.

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Jessie

Tracy, CA

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Best amp in its class and not that expensive!

June 1, 2011

This amp is a must if you want your system to slapp...i have 3 ppi 10in subs, a ppi pc104, ppi pcx104 and a ppi pc102 connected down to exactly 2 ohms and my god does it nock in my 95 chevy pickup, shakes the whole thing and clean bass had it on for like 2 hours and stays nockin best amp i ever owned... durability idk yet cuz ive only owned for 2 weeks and so far so good..

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BIG LOC

ROBINSONVILLE MS

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GREAT BUY

May 16, 2011

WOW!!! IT SOUNDS REAL GOOD. I POWERED MY 12' S L*5 SERIES. IT IS BAD ASS AND VERY LOUD, REAL LOUD

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Ian

Farmington, UT

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Great amp

May 10, 2011

Both me and my friend have this amp my setup is two Kicker Comps and it moves them like none other and my friend is running his at .5 ohms and it still runs strong but his does get a bit warmer than mine.. but these things a brutal!!!!!!!!!!!

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Diego

basstown, IN

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okay for the price

May 5, 2011

Okay so I had this amp for 3 months before I sold it and it was an okay amp for the money. I had this amp pushing a 15 " Alpine Type R wired down to 1 ohm and it played pretty loud but I had to turn the gain almost all the way up to get it at a decent level. Sound quality was good but not great. its pretty power hungry so you better have something better than a stock electrical system or you'll be seeing a lot of headlight dimming and won't get the best results like I didn't. As for looks this amp is very stylish I like the blue Hifonics sign lol overal this is an okay amp if you don't have the cash for a more expensive amp. By the way I upgraded to a Rockford Fosgate T1000BdCp and its awsome. I wrote a review on that one too ;)

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B.R.

La.

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Great Amp!!!!1

April 29, 2011

Bought this amp about 6 months ago. Its pushing two Alpine Type R 10's perfectly. Amp never heats up or cuts out. Plenty of power. Couldn't have asked for a better product!

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Leon

Shiprock, NM

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BZ1200.1

February 24, 2011

I have this amp. its the best. i was unsure about Hifonics, but this amp made me think different. I'm going to upgrade to a bigger Hifonics amp. but this did the job great. Looks cool with the led Hifonics brand.
It also says watts rated. No lie about that. A lot of power for 1 little amp.
GOOD FOR THE PRICE!!!
SONIC IS THE BEST.

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B.R.

Louisiana

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Great Amp!

November 23, 2010

I purchased this amp to power 2 Alpine Type R 10's and they work perfectly together. This amp never gets hot, and is pretty easy to tune. You cannnot beat the price sonic offers!
Great Deal.

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Courtfucious

Cedar Falls, IA

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Great amp so far

April 16, 2010

I just got this amp today and so far this thing pounds I still have some tuning to do but I can already tell it has MUCH potential. I currently have this running a 12" Alpine Type R @ 2 ohms and the thing sounds really good.

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bryan

hendersonville, NC

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excellent product

May 28, 2014

I would recommend because the rms it says it has is right on. Wasnt to sure intil i purchased and now i know. Runs my 1000 rms sub to the max.

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Christopher

Lenexa, KS

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Big Power

January 15, 2013

I first started looking into HiFonics products because of the value. After reading the reviews, I tried them out. This is the best sub amp I've ever owned. Plenty of power! I am pushing 2 Rockford Fosgate P1's and am running it at about 50% Subs slam! The amp lights up blue, remote adjustible gain is awesome! Buy this amp. You won't regret it!

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skar audio takes kicker comp

minnesota

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same person as the other post from minnesota with 5*

January 10, 2013

Still taking 1 ohm my amp works fine. I live in minnesota its winter and gets below 0. Amp is solid its on a skar vvx 12 2.5 ported slot at 30-32 herts for 1 sub and amp i shut down a type r a pair of explodes and kicker dont try me without a L-series best amp at price i bought 4 different amps from sonic electronicx all 4 work this is my amp of choice it wont let u down and if it does buy another 1 get 1 that works and its a very good product.

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Dustin

Saint Martinville, LA

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great amp for the price

December 2, 2012

Ya its not name brand but it has just enough to make my 2 solo barics move pretty good, haven't had any complaints.

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GATOR-OIL

Loxahatchee, FL

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Awesome Amp

September 7, 2012

This amp is amazing. It puts out great power and doesnt even get warm to the touch. I have a Hifonics Zeus Square 15" Sub and it slams. I need to build a bigger box, but the amp is perfect!

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Jimbob

Concordia, Ks

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Pleased

August 10, 2012

I have two diamond d6's, was using a rockford fosgate 1000rms @ 2ohm mono which is overkill. Well this amps rating of 900rms @ 2ohm is just as good and quite cheaper. Only complaint is the plastic end caps and the fact the gain has to be all the way up. Like the subsonic filter which not all amps have. Ordered on a sunday afternoon on my phone, received it following Wensday afternoon, super pleased on that fact, price, and my 3rd order and once again great experience. When I need audio products, i'll be returning to SonicElectronix. Thanks guys!

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Clint

Hope, KS

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best amp ever owned

August 3, 2012

Just got mine installed in my 1999 grand prix gt hooked up to 2 jl-w3 and they are insane very clean bass and hit super hard in my ported box. It's crazy, if i had more cars and this amp would be put in every one.

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steven

Chattanooga, TN

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great amp

July 7, 2012

This is my second Hifonics amp. The first was the 1000D, but I have the 1200.1D on a pair of American Bass XD8's in a custom box tuned to 36Hz and this thing makes those 8's come alive. If you're looking for a strong amp, this is the one you need.

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Matt

Litttle Chute, WI

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Great bang for your buck (literally)

July 5, 2012

Great amp, Puts out the amount of power they claim, it's always worked for me. The only issue is the fins on the side are pretty sharp haha.
Great amp

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Mikey

Las Vegas, NV

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Power at a great price

July 5, 2012

My BRZ is running a single 15" Kicker CVR and it will rattle your teeth powerful. Running at 1ohm and its never shut down.

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Tyler

Rapid City, SD

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Hifonics Brutus BRZ1200.1D

April 30, 2012

Absolutely fantastic amp! i have it running on 1 ohm at 1200 watts and I absolutely love it! Its pushing 1 power acoustic mofo 122x and it pounds! I've run it for 6 hours strait and it never gets hot. I've never had it go into protect mode plus the bass is crisp and clear. You can hear me coming home from 2 blocks away. Absolutely fantastic amp! I would recommend this to anyone!

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Bryan

Austin, Texas

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Really strong amp

March 16, 2012

On my latest upgrade I decided I would probably need another amp and that the kicker 1000watt amp wasn't going to be able to push 4 subs at once so I bought this amp because i didnt want to spend all that money on another kicker amp. I wanted to test it out by trying to run all 4 subs to it because it is rated higher watts than my kicker. And these subs were putting out around 1700rms, i had 2 10" kicker CVRs and 2 kicker 8" L7s the amp pushed the subs really well at just half power. Id reccomend this amp to anyone, got here in 3 days too!

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brendan

Minneapolis, MN

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great power for price

March 14, 2012

I got this as a short term use amp to hold me over and it worked great. It does rated power just not the cleanest power, 1200 Max rms, any more and its a clipped signal. As with all maxxsonics product first was DOA.

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ryan

holland mi

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awesome

March 8, 2012

Awesome amp never over heats had it 6 months no probs will buy more Hifonics products when they are not on backorder. Had it hooked up to one s15 L7 solo baric and it pounded. Best amp i've owned to date and owned everything but JL audio.

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Sherrod

Okolona, MS

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BE READY!!!

February 26, 2012

This amp does beyond the sheet! They push my two T1 15's with ease. Man, oh man! You wont be disappointed!

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Tanner

Manistee, MI

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Nice :)

February 16, 2012

I love this amp so much, its very sweet looking with the illuminated blue "Hifonics" logo, whenever people check out my system they always point it out, This things got power, I blew out a kicker Cvr 12 from this bad boy. When both those subs worked, it was stupid, everything rattled, my phone, mirror fell off, I have a cross that hangs from the mirror and thing never stopped shaking. My 01 jeep cherokee is the loudest system at school, wouldnt doubt town, This amp pushes subs well, real well. JUST FREAKIN GET IT!

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Jason

Meadville, PA

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Great Deal!

January 25, 2012

This is a great amp. I would recommend to anyone that's building a system. I've been running mine for about 6 months now and never had any issues with it. It is pushing one Kicker 12" Solo-Baric L5 in a ported enclosure running at 1 ohm and it sounds great. I've played this thing for hours on end and it never gets hot. Just make sure you use at least 4 guage wiring and do your big three up front and this amp will never let you down!!!

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Matt

Little Chute Wisconsin

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Good bang for the buck

December 30, 2011

Nice amp for the price.

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Glenn

Alton, IL

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Good

December 14, 2011

Good amp. Not very dependable though. Blew 2 amps within 4 months. Sent it back for the second time so they can repair it. When it was working it sure did slam. Running on 2 12" Alpine type r's.

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Daniel

brookhaven, ms

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SICK!!

August 18, 2011

I currently have a kicker solo baric solo classic 10 in a sealed 2 cube box on a fusion 1000 watt mono amp. let me tell you, retail well over 600 and then i find this amp 3 times as good and alpine subs way better than my kicker. The brutus amp is a beast and i will be buying in the very near future. Overall great amp, great products, and excellent prices. Sonic Electronix is definately the place to shop and i tell every one of my friends and family and everybody to come here. Highly Recommend this site and amp.

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Mr. Mike

Nashville, Tn.

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Great little amp

August 15, 2011

Driving Morel 10" sub in 1.0 cu. ft. sealed cabinet. I am a SQ guy and driving this with the Brutus. It never heats up and gives me plenty of power to my 2 ohm Morel. I do not think I will be able to buy a better amp for twice the money. A lot of my friends use this with 2-4 subs to thump. I do not need that!!!! If you are in the market for a good mono amp this should be in the running.

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steve12587

southington, CT

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amazing amp

August 12, 2011

This amp performs well above expectations i have been abusing it for the past few months and never had a problem it barley even gets warm even on these hot 95 days I recommend this amp to all my friends a quality amp for a cheap price a must buy

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Nick

Highland, MI

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TOO LOUD!!!

January 1, 2011

I bought this amp knowing it would make my subs louder but when we wired it up it was way above my expectations. I have 2 12" kicker comp vr's and they sounded perfect with this amp. It made clean bass but it also was very loud and shook my entire house apart.

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bass head

Indianapolis, IN

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POWER

June 16, 2010

Got this amp a couple weeks ago and it is powerful. ordering subs from this site because i blew the one i had to hold me over. didn't expect it would be so powerful on 13.5 volts. great amp. cant wait to wire it down to 1ohm.

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bryan

hendersonville, NC

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excellent product

May 28, 2014

I would recommend because the rms it says it has is right on. Wasnt to sure intil i purchased and now i know. Runs my 1000 rms sub to the max.

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nitro

billings,Montana

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best bang for the buck

May 11, 2014

This amp cannot be beat for the price hifonics makes a high quality product for a low price.I have this amp running at 1 ohm on 2 15inch kickers and it hasnt even got hot and thumps hard I would buy this amp again anyday.

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Ryan

King of Prussia, PA

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Power!

May 5, 2014

Only running a single 10" Fi audio SSD at 2ohm on this amp (for now), but it pounds. The illumination on the front is a little bright when I have my seat folded down at night, so I wish there was a switch for that but I can just fold the seat up if need be. Also the angled terminals are a little annoying getting the wires in but it does make the install look a little cleaner. So all in all, can't really beat this amps power for under $200. I will definitely buy another hifonics amp for my other car!

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Jason

St. Clair Shores, MI

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Great amp for the money

February 7, 2013

This amp has done very well. I've had it for 6 months and not a problem yet. I was running 2 10in cvr's with this amp it pushed them damn good. Now I have it pushing 2 10 in Sundown Sa's and its Not enough power for them. I will be getting a bigger amp from the brz line.

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Mad Man Inc

Jackson, Mississippi

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Buget Bass Booming

February 5, 2013

This amp is not all that to look at becauseit has a boring details but the blue neon words are nice. This is a great amp for the money and has some pushing power when wired at 1ohm and it doesn't get hot and shut down. I have it wire at 1ohm on 4 Massive Audio dual 4 0hm 12 in h subs in my sub and I have no complaint power is doing it job.

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Saul

Escalon

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Eh....... so so

December 13, 2012

I just put this amp into my 2000 Honda Civic with stock alternator and grounds upgraded to 0 gauge. 0 gauge from the front battery to a distribution block in the trunk with 4 gauge running to the amp from there. Hooked up to a 10" RE Audio SXX dual 2 ohm sub down to a 1 ohm load and..........not that great. The box is very very close to spec ported and still not hitting as great as I thought it would. The gain/level is a little past half with no clipping at any point but supposedly that's where 4 volts would be if I eye balled it correctly which is what my Alpine head unit puts out. HU is at +2 on bass and still does not amaze or satisfy me.

In conclusion its not pushing this sub like I thought it would, nothing "crazy loud" or "super hard".

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Steve

Tampa, FL

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Power!!

August 15, 2012

This amplifier is more than expected! I have two RF P3's at 1 ohm and they slam hard and get low. I need another battery though. Just this amp is soaking up energy! I'm looking to get another one of these for each sub and wire em up at 2 ohm for the type of music I listen to and that means double the power! I can't wait! Highly recommend.

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Jay

California

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Makes noise

May 28, 2012

Amp is alright, does the job and makes noise, however lacks a little in the lows, and wont even touch the LOW lows. Had multiple shops look at the amp and adjust the settings and it just wouldnt hit them. If your just tryna slap, this will work, but if you are a true bass head, keep on looking.

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Dustin

Wausau, WI

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Awesome!!!

May 27, 2011

I would like to say that I recommend this Hifonics amp or any of the Hifonics Brutus amps in general! Ive had mine hooked up for about 3 weeks now and since, blown 3 subwoofers lol and thats just going to show you how underrated and powerful these amps are!

This amp has never over heated yet and/or even got warm at all!!! Must have amp if you are on a budget for sure! Also, the Hifonics on the amp lights up as a really cool blue color! Not like that matters but pick this amp up!!!

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bob

np ne

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great amp

April 29, 2014

amp works great never gets warm makes jl w6 pound.

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Ross

Port Allen, Louisiana

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Great amp!

April 24, 2014

This is a very powerful amp. I have it powering a sundown audio sa-12d2 and it does great. Doesnt even get warm. Im considering on getting another sundown audio sa-12d2 because I know this amp will push them with no problem.

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James Anivil Schneider

Le Roy, MN

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Bad A** Brutus Power!

March 9, 2013

Have owned 4 now. Best amp for price range, period! I have used it in multiple applications with solid results. Installing car audio 20 years, it is a great product.

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Zach

baltimore, md

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good amp

September 23, 2012

I have this amp paired with a Rockford 12" t1 running off an optima and an extra shuriken battery and this thing slams, so far I have only turned the gain to about 1 or 2 o clock out of about 5 an its nasty for a single sub. I need to invest in dynamat. So far have had no problems besides adjusting phase but ill keep posted.

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alfonso

tulsa, OK

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sweet amp

July 27, 2011

Got this amp hook up to two 12inch kicker CVX and this amp does it job very well would recommend amp to anyone.

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ANDY

ATL, GA.

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VERY UNDER RATED............

June 26, 2011

If you buy tis amp you better have some very good subs. if you hook this up to any thing @1 ohm that cant handle 2000 TRUE watts rms,its gone. i have owned this amp for 6 months and have been through RE's, MOFO's,COMP's...... you name them , they all faild. only thing for me to do now is buy i more HF1200.1 and sink over a grand in two 18 FI BTL N2's. this should be fun and loud. i highly recomend this amp, cheap price but not if you dont have right subs, cause you will spend all the rest of your $ replacing them.................lol

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Jonah

Espanola, NM

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First one broke, now the second one broke too

February 25, 2013

I am a professional installer and I hooked this up correctly but it just never worked well. so I sent it back and got a new one. No worries right? WRONG this time its lasted 4 months and it pooped out too. Time to send back to sonic's great customer service (I really mean it, its top notch). spend a lil more money and get something worth while like a Rockford Fosgate amp that would be my best advice to you friends. STAY LOUD!

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Briley

Shallotte, NC

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Not pushing my sub!

November 5, 2011

I purchased this amp to power a 12" kicker cvx and when i got it wired up, it doesnt even move the cvx unless the gain is turned about 3/4 up at 1 ohm which should be blowing the subwoofer? i have a solid 14.6 voltage so clearly these amps are not what they say they are or i have a defective. Also my fuses are froze in the amp and cannot be taken out. My friend has the hifonics 1500.1 and his fuses will not come out either. i will write another review after i receive a replacement. Don't get me wrong though, i have heard many good things about hifonics and im sure i just got the lemon. :)

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nathan

Canada

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worked for a few months

March 10, 2012

Was working ok for a few months, didn't seem like it was putting out its advertised power as i had to turn the gain almost all the way up to power a 600 watt sub at 1 ohm. Then today it blew and just about caught on fire, not very impressed.

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Can I run two 1000 watt rms alpine type r's on my hifonics brutus 1200.1d? I know they will be underpowered.
robbytom on Aug 2, 2014
Best Answer: Alpine type r is overrated at 1000 RMS its more like 600 RMS because I bought one and it blew up when my Brutus 1200 was maybe halfway turned up but 2 would prob go perfect with it
. I've switched to a stronger re audio rated 1100 RMS and had no issues. I'm running 2 ohms.
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How many amp fuse should be used in 0awg power wire for this amplifier? Would 200 amp anl be to much?
rokstar on Jan 18, 2015
Best Answer: Hello Rick,

Although 200a is not "Too Much", we don't suggest anything bigger than that. Technically, we would rather go with a 150a Fuse .
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What kind of subwoofer can i get 2 of that will hit hard with a hifonics brutus 1200.1?
robbytom on Aug 1, 2014
Best Answer: To get all of the amps available power go for 2 ohm subwoofers rated up to around 500-600 watts each. Which brand is subjective and depends on what kind of space and enclosure you are going with as well as your personal listening preference.

If you go with dual voice coil subwoofers get 2 4 ohm Dvc subs. Same wattage.

Wire them in series for a 1 ohm load.
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

BRZ1200.1D

UPC

806576216773

Weight

14.00lbs

Internal SKU

brz12001d

Internal Product ID

23548

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 Brutus BRZ1200.1D