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

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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
Peak Power Output
This form of power rating refers to the maximum amount of power an electronic device can handle or output in an instant without damage. 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. This is the peak power output for the amplifier's 5th channel.
Not Specified

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 
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
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.

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Warranty and Return Policy

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

Rating Distribution

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

Average Attribution Rating

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4.6
Value
4.8
Features
4.6
Design
4.7
Usability
4.7
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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