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1500W RMS ONYX Series Class D Monoblock Amplifier (ONX-1.1500D)

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1500W RMS ONYX Series Class D Monoblock Amplifier (ONX-1.1500D)

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Success is a Measurement of Quality and Power

The success of any car audio amplifier depends on system quality and construction, ease of installation and configuration, and sound enhancing features. MB Quart engineers built the all new Onyx series amplifiers from the ground up to be an affordable amplifier with the audiophile and performance enthusiast in mind. This series is composed of value-packed class-D and A/B class amplifiers that boast affordability without sacrifice to power or quality. All Onyx Amplifiers come clothed in a beautiful new age piano black finish which accents interiors and brings a whole new level of sophistication to swallow. To match, the line of Onyx Speakers shows off the same piano black finish applied to their polypropylene cone woofers. It’s a perfect match every time.

Speaking of features, Onyx amplifiers bring the full tuning spectrum to your fingertips with variable high-pass, low-pass and subsonic filters built-in. To increase endurance, MB Quart designed Onyx amplifiers with military grade printed circuit boards and built-in system diagnostics that keep these amps running strong. High speed MOSFET output devices are used in the power supply to give you the best watts-per-dollar ratio. It’s not hard to see how success has been written all over these amplifiers, though with a piano finish that looks that good, we know you will be staring.

  • ONYX Series Monoblock Class D Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 500 watts x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 1000 watts x 1 chan.
    • 1 ohm: 1500 watts x 1 chan.
  • PWM (Pulse Width Modulated) MOSFET power supply
  • MB QR-2 Wired 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
  • Dual speaker terminals simplify the hookup of multiple speakers
  • Preamp RCA outputs to daisy chain multiple amps
  • 4-Way System Protection circuitry (DC, thermal, overload, and speaker short protection)
  • Piano black gloss finish with illuminated logo
  • Heavy duty aluminum alloy convection heatsink for superb heat dissipation
  • Silver-plated RCA level inputs
  • Silver-plated screw terminals
  • Input sensitivity:
    • Low level: 200mV-6V
  • Variable low-pass filter (30-250 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • Subsonic filter (24 dB at 15-35 Hz)
  • Damping factor: >200
  • Frequency response: 15-250 Hz
  • Dimensions: 14-7/8"L x 9"W x 2-1/2"H
  • 2-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

Product History:

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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.
500 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.
1000 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.
1500 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.

1500 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.
2 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.
0.10%
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.

30 - 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.

No
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
67%
4 Star
31%
3 Star
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2 Star
3%
1 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

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4.4
Value
4.8
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4.5
Design
4.3
Usability
4.7
WHITE MATT

Atlanta GA

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this thing can take a beating

August 9, 2012

I was looking to get this or or a hifonics brutus 1200d and after all the good things people had to say about the brutus i had bought it even though it costs more. It was decent but after about six months it burned out. Maybe i was too hard on it i dont know. So i decided to buy the mb quart since it was made buy the same company and cost about 50 bucks less i gave it a shot and i got to say it has been a GREAT amp and not only for the price it never over heat, shuts down, burns fuses it just beats i got it on two pioneer 12s 500 watt rms each so only have it turned up have way and it hits like 2 15s aslo i would recomend getting a pro box aslo they are worth it if you want the best sound for your system. But if your thinking of buying this amp i would pick it up im glad i got it.

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Paul

Garden City KS

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Great Amp

May 19, 2010

I have this amp powering a single 12" Fi Bl and it sounds amazing. Great price for the power.

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guero

woodburn or

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better than expected

July 2, 2012

I push 2 Earthquake 12s with this amp and I am very impressed with the rms rating. For the price this is a very solid amp.

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L.W.

Darlington, SC

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MB Quart is Superb! Boom, Boom, Boom...

May 29, 2012

I did weeks of research before I purchased the MB Quart ONX1.1500D a few months ago. I then ordered a JBL GTO 1014D dual 4 Ohm sub to pair up with the 1 ohm stable amp just for starters. Even though the amp is wired at 2 Ohms I am very satisfied with the sound quality and the power that this amp provides. I also have an Alpine PXA-H510 digital signal processor to process the analog signal from my head unit using a firber optic cable for signal transfer to the processor. I believe this amp will still be great without the help of the processor but who out there doesn't use additional components to improve sound quality? Like I mentioned before, the power is there and always available. Maimum current draw is 140 amps. Please use 2 gauge power and ground wire and upgrade to a Kinetik or Optima Battery with the purchase or upgraded voltagle regulator on your altenator. A capaitor or two just won't do. My sub is beatin' hard in it's 1 1/2 cu.ft. vented box. No trunk rattle, no dim lights, plenty of eye's wathcin'. Oh, no tickets yet. I would recoomend this amp to true audio entusiast who want real sound quality and power for minimal wallet emptiness.

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joe

cleveland ohio

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great amp

January 5, 2012

I have this amp hooked up to a 1000 watt rms RE Audio 10. It gives you all the power you need. Sonic tells us that this is not a certified amp. However if you go to Mb quarts website it tells that it is infact certified. Great amp at a great price. Makes my ten sound like 2 12's.

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Mike G.

Detroit MI

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Solid Amp!! Solid Price!!!

February 9, 2011

Currently using it to push a 2011 Kicker 15"l7. This amp has plenty of power to spare. It's running @ 1 Ohm and I've had no problems with it overheating. Good Power for the $$$. Cant really speak on the durability yet, as I have only owned it for 2 months.

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evasivenotraKcs

Middle of the Map

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You'll be happy with this purchase.

January 26, 2011

I was in the market for an amp to push a Sundown Audio SA-12 dual 4ohm I picked up, with the ability to ideally push two of them when I got another one. Based on the reviews of the SA-12 it sounded like pushing more than the 600rms was going to be completely okay, so I was looking for 600+rms @ 2 ohm for initially hooking one up, and then 1200+rms @ 1ohm for when I picked up another sub. I wanted to cop the Sundown 1500d but it costs buku. Currently just have this pushing one @ 2ohm and this combo hits almost as hard as the 2 JL-w6 12s on a JL 1000.1 slash v1 I had. Nice and clean also. Originally I had planned on running the 2 SA-12s off the one amp but this one is taking the 1000w so good that it seems silly to drop it down to 750w a piece. Blasting it in traffic today for about two hours total its running barely warmer than it was in the car. Nice and cool. Woulda been nice if the 12v and ground terminals were a bit bigger so you could get the 2ga cables in there a bit easier but they fit.

Low points on Look/Design because the whack orange/red light up logo. Would have preferred it blue or color neutral with no light and instead just being a classy piano gloss black amp. Then maybe it would have gotten mounted where it was visible so someone could want to rip me off. So maybe that's really a plus/minus?

Four stars on durability simply because the back/bottom board where the "warranty void if removed" stickers are seems kinda loose/cheap. Doubt this will ever be an issue whatsoever, but this amp is not a tank.

Overall, a great amp for the money. Really happy with this amp, very likely will buy another when I pick up another sub.

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T_townsmadscientist

Tuscaloosa Al

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Bang for your buck id here

April 8, 2012

I bougt two of the these mb quart 1500 and I'm really trying to knock my trunk off, with my 4 JL w3 13s. I know they are not massing out the subs but they make the competition step it up a notch. I ideally wanted to put 6 of the rocksford fosgate R2 12 in my trunk they rms 250 a piece. All in all I love the amps. Don't get me wrong they are not JL, Rockford Fosgate, or Kicker but its worth the money believe that.

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Brandon

Fortson, GA

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Awesome

January 23, 2012

This is a awesome amp I had heard of mb quart but never used them. I have this on two w7 8's and it sounds amazing. I built the boxes myself. I will get another 4 channel amp next.

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christian

Sanford, FL

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LUV IT!_!

December 4, 2011

First off, KUDOS to sonic, ordered amp late on tues. night, was @ my door on Friday in Fla!! Ok, I have this amp running onmy 2 10 dvc 2ohm phoenix gold rsdc, and it sounds great. The amp, outta the box, with me sending 6 volts (mb quart specs). From my line driver, was reading 48.8 volts ac!!!!!!!! I have it gained set at 58ac volts, no clipping, and hits hard and precise(def. makes more than 1,000 watts @ 2ohm). Buy this amp, youll be glad you did. I like this amp better than the brz1700.1, however my subs are rated 600rms/1200 max, mayb this amp is better suited for my subs specs. Also, i ran it for 4 1/2 hours straight, at 2/3 to max volume, & IT NEVER GOT WARM, SERIOUSLY WAS COLD TO THE TOUCH!!!!!

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Michael

SC

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Great amp, great price! Safe at 1 ohm loads! Maxsonics built amp.

May 28, 2012

Just as the title states, this amp works great, has a small physical footprint for fitting underneath passenger seats in SUV's. They will deliver the rated power without a problem as long as you have decent to good wiring wired up correctly and do not limit the amps draw with small inline fuses. I recommend to use QUALITY 4 gauge OFC wire, use a good ANL wafer fuse not small cheap crap that comes in most cheap kits.

Had this amp on 2 Sundown SA 15's for about 6-8 months now and its never let me down. Its at a 1 ohm load, never overheated, never blown fuses. Definitely would recommend this amp to anyone so long as its installed with quality wire and grounded correctly and if the installer has that knowhow you will be happy. The BEST bang for the buck, i could find. I dont care about the looks of the amp since its underneath the passenger seat you cannot see it anyways.

As far as filters and controls its got everything you really need be sure to set your gains, filters appropriately to what your using this for. As far as the use of the dials etc... Its just like most amps. Set it then forget it.
The bass knob like any amp ive EVER owned never gets used, instead do yourself a favor and pickup a RCA level adjustor knob, it will allow you to adjust your RCA line voltage from Dead Zero to Max (Wherever youve set your Gain knob on the amp itself) Easy to setup and WAY better than a fake bass bass knob, as they introduce distortion sooner into the system a majority of the time.

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Chang

ny

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BADDA** AMP

March 3, 2012

This amp is a must buy. I'm running a kicker cvx 1000rms on this amp and this amp keeps cool no matter what comes at it. To add to that I find its not dimming my amps compare to the other amps i have purchase for bass.

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El Abuelo

Dallas, TX

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Pretty good amp

October 30, 2011

I have had this amp for quite a while. Let me tell you this amp will take any subs you throw at it. And it's good that it has a light indicator for when something goes wrong with your amp. It won't tell you what but it will let you know. The only bad thing about it is that the chassis is made of plastic. They broke about a week after te install.

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Gotspl

rgv, Tx

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i love it

March 13, 2012

It's a great amp pushing 2 12's. Platinum subs great amp just great i had a 1900d speed series and well swithced them out and well the mb quart made a difference :).

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bassem

Wisc.

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You get what you pay for.

September 20, 2011

I've had mine for about 2 months now, and it still hits just as hard as it did the day after install. If you're doing the install yourself, running the wire to the amp is the hard part, hook-up is a breeze, just mount it level because the brackets on the unit aren't what I'd call trustworthy holding the weight of it. It pushes my 15" kicker nicely for the cost, and I'm happy with it. Just don't get in a fuss if it gets dirty, keeping the high-gloss finish clean is a pain. Otherwise, a good inexpensive way to add power to your system.

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james

Lansing, MI

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amazing

February 11, 2013

everything on this amp is amazing. i loved it while i had it then traded it for a new alpine amp.
i pushed two 12" type R's off of it and they LOVED it lol

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Rob

North Bend, WA

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September 4, 2012

stuff came pretty quick... but choice of shipping company is to be desired... everyone drops stuff off at my leasing office but this place wouldn't...

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Thundergod43

Alvin, Texas

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AWESOME AMP!!!

September 2, 2012

I am so happy (so far) with this amp that I stopped right in the middle of installing it to write this review! I hooked it up to test and listen to it before installing it as I do all of my products and I am VERY impressed! I have been into higher end a/v systems (home theater & car audio) for 30 years. I am familiar with the high end brands as there are not that many (JL, Fosgate, Alpine etc...), but there are lots of low to mid level equipment that I am not that familiar with as I have always ran high end systems. However, I can't afford a high end system in 2 cars, and this is the first time that I have owned 2 cars. I bought and have been running another very good amp (Phoenix Gold Xenon 200.2) on a single 12" Kicker CVR, bridged to 400 watts at 4 ohms, but it just did not impress me very much. Everyone else liked it, but it seemed lacking in impact to me. At first I thought that my judgement might be off since I'm running a JL Audio 1000/1 on 2 Kicker 10" L7's in my other car, so I decided to try a different amp. It could also be that the Xenon is a Class AB amp and draws a lot of power that my stock alternator can't supply (I spent $600 on a custom built alternator for the JL, but can't afford another one for my daily driver). I researched for about 3 weeks before deciding on this amp. I wanted 500 watts to run at a 4 ohm load with plenty of power left over for future subwoofer upgrades, should there be any. The reviews on this amp were better than a lot of amps costing 2 or 3 times as much. Anyway I hooked it up and it pretty much blows the Xenon out of the water on subs, but keep in mind that the Xenon is really a 2-channel amp with no subsonic filter, bridged to run subs, and it did sound good, it just did not HIT like I wanted it to. The Onyx sounded as good, and hit a lot harder than the Xenon with roughly the same power, and it did not even get warm! Keep in mind I'm running it at a 4 ohm load with 500 watts, so I'm not even beginning to tap the real power in this amp. I will write another review should I ever do that. To make a long story longer, you will not be in the least bit disappointed with this amp. I must mention to that it is also one of the finest looking amps that I have ever seen! To sum it up, unless you have a lot of money to spend on a JL, a higher end Fosgate, or a similar high end amp, then I would definitely recommend this amp, or brand as a whole to go with. Now I may look into one of their 4 channel amps to replace my Ken wood that is getting to hot.

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Bass It

Wichita, Kansas

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Son of Bass

August 20, 2012

I have this Amp running Two 12" Kicker Comp VR subs in vented box. The amp is only turned up to @ 40% and has never over heated, in fact it never even gets warm! This Amp has proven itself to be reliable and at this price point provides enough power to upgrade my subs.

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Audiophile BadMan

New Jersey

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Lots of Bang for the Buck

July 27, 2012

I bought this to power two Alpine R-series 12D4s, and this thing has met all my expectations. It is driving these 2 subs with extremely crisp clear bass. This amp is a great value and I would recommend it to my friends. I am considering buying a second amp to power two more subs.

PROS: High quality sound; lots of power; stays cool under load

CONS: The attachment points where you screw this down to secure it to your car could be a little beefier. It's made of plastic and could crack if tightened a little too much.

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James

Quincy, IL

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Great Amp, Great Price

June 30, 2012

This amp has tons of power and all the features I wanted for a really low price. Most of the time its a safe bet that cheap electronics are cheap electronics. But I would disagree with that when it comes to this amp. I am running it with two 12" RF R2D2 subs and the bass control knob hardly ever goes past 50% Lots of punch and hardly gets warm. You wont go wrong buying this amp.

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ABIGAIL

LAS VEGAS, NV

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2011 t2 15 rockford

February 13, 2012

I have this amp powering a Rockford Fosgate T2 15" and it sounds clean and loud. Makes my t2 hot I play loud max good efficient but I need an extra battery because stock batt not enought to maximize this amp. You need use 0 gauge wire lot difference sound quality only problem is d terminal is tight to 0 gauge wire. I also use this amp to power the mtx rfl 15 2000 rms and I blew the sub.

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AudioPro

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POWER!!!!

January 20, 2012

This is a really good amp for the price. It puts out nice clean sound and can produce low bass notes unlike the Kenwood kac-9104d wich I wouldn't recommend. I have the onx1.1500d currently pushing two 10" mtx ts5510 (I would recommend) 2 dual ohm wired to 2 ohm since I can't wire to .5 ohms. So far this amp pushes them like a pro it only warms up to the normal after 30 minuets but never goes beyond warm I have stock alt and battery and a 1 Farad frc1d cap for a quick fix only though. I can say that my onx1.1500d hits harder than the brz1200.1d a d hfi1000 I can also say that the MB quart will do rated power.

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uriel`

des moines , IA

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fantastic product for the money

December 30, 2011

This is by far the best amp i have owned. This amp makes my rockford fosgate hx2 15 hit so hard that the woofer gets warm just a little bit. I'm pushing the woofer at 1500 rms at 1 ohm. The only problem is the brackets are super thin and break easily.

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BassHead

Enfield, CT

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Puts out good power

December 21, 2012

I have this amp running running 2 12 kicker cvr's in a ported box at 2 ohms giving them 1000rms. It just may put out the stated power. Im getting rid of the cvrs and getting a single RE sxx 12 and going one ohm. Then ill be able to see if its putting out rated power because my friend has a RE sxx at one ohm on a Rockford T1500.1bd (which is obviosuly a better amp) but I want to see in comparison how the onyx 1500.1 goes up against it for way more than half the price of the rockford amp.

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jacob

Richland, MS

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Mb qaurt onx1.1500d

June 3, 2012

Great amp, has plenty of power. Had it on two kicker cvt now i have it on two kicker 15 and it blows any of the past amps i have owned out of the water. This amp is a great product and will recommend it to anyone wanting a good amp for 12 or 15.

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tatersalad

orlando fl

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powerhouse

May 28, 2012

I can't be happier with its performance. I'm pushing two l5's in a ported enclosure and im so pleased with this amp I plan on buying another and going with 4 15s in my escalade would recomend to anyone looking for a quality amp at a reasonable price.

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Tom

Forest Lake, MN

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POS Sounded great for about a month

May 26, 2012

Burnt out after a month. Had configured @ 2OHMs w/ 2x 10" dual voice coil subs, each @ 4OHMs. This setup pounded nicely and the amp even had overage. While she worked, it sounded nice and responsive too. I like electronica for the most part and so the kicks were right on with no delay and solid too. I just wish it still worked :(

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TRIP559

FRESNO, CA

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onx1.1500D

January 2, 2012

I originally ordered this amp to push 2 12" v-max dual 4. O man. It pushed those babies hard and they took the power. I then sold the Cerwin's and went with 2 12" orion XTR-PRO dual 4ohm. And lemme tell you, those xtr blew the cerwins out the water. The orions are sum beefy subs. And i wired it dwn to 1ohm on the onx and it plays them LOUD N LOWWWW. Luv the glossy finish. After hour of beating the orions up, the amp is still kool to the touch. Higbly efficient indeed. Nice features nice look and power to spare. My only gripe is the power and ground terminal, would be nice if it were 1/0 but instead its 2gauge LAME! So i had to cut a lot of copper off my street wires power and ground. Other than that, GOOD AMP.

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Christian

Cartersville, GA

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Solid Product

July 19, 2011

Its a very solid amp, pretty efficient for 1.5k. I have it on a T3 Audio T2000.
It is hard to keep clean but if your not worried about it its a great "bang for your buck" type of product.

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John

Canada

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Solid amp

July 5, 2011

Picked up this amp in late march, worked perfect for two months up until I hooked up the remote "bass knob" that comes with it, after that it died within two weeks. Why? I didn't know that the "bass knob" actually just increases the gain, which ends up sending a clipped signal and frying the amp. DO NOT USE THE GAIN KNOB WITHOUT RE-TUNING THE AMP FIRST. Luckily they warrantied it without a hassle and it's been problem free ever since; runs nice and cool even in the summer heat. Great amp for the money; I was going to buy a sundown 1200d originally but came across this. For a $200 amp, it works amazing. I'm currently running it at 4 ohms on a type r, but will be soon powering an FI q12 @ 1 ohm.
PROS: Looks sleek, can't beat the value, outputs the power it claims.
CONS: The batt/ground terminals claim they accept 2 awg, which they sort of do but it's a tight fit. The mounting points are somewhat flimsy which is probably why they only recommend mounting it horizontally.

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Travis

Poway, CA

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awesome sub

April 27, 2011

This amp puts out good power and rly clear crisp sound. it is definatly a good amp for anyone out there. i wish it put out a lil more power but it makes every sub sound clear and crisp definatly invest. but if your willing to spend more get a JL 500.1 or a Kicker 500.1. oh if you buy this definatly have a pro tune it because you can definatly tune it really nice and thats a big deal for this amp.

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rob

North Bend, WA

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September 4, 2012

came quickly but shipping company wouldn't drop off at office do to it not being address on label

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Big b

San Diego ca

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Great amp

August 2, 2012

This amp does exactly what it supposed to do.
I am pushing two L7 12's and it hits hard people
Can say whatever they want about these mb quart
Amps I like mines and I've been into car audio over
10 years. For the price, you can't beat it.

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Big B

Washington, D.C.

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Just buy it!

May 24, 2012

This amp ain't nothing but the truth. I have this amp in my 06 Chevy Suburban. It has exceeded my expectations. As a matter of fact, I haven't any negative comments about it however, you must use high quality subs with this amp.

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RUERTO RICO

LUTZ,FL

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this amp is bad a**!!!!

January 11, 2012

Relly happy with this amp. I have 2 kicker solo-baric 12L7's and they sound loud. I would recommend this amp to anybody who likes power.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

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ONX1.1500D

UPC

806576216988

Weight

12.00lbs

Internal SKU

onx11500d

Internal Product ID

23875

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: MB Quart ONX1.1500D