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Hifonics Brutus BRZ1200.1D + Amplifier Kit

1200W RMS, Brutus Series 1-Channel Monoblock Super Class D Amplifier (BRZ 1200.1D) w/ 0 AWG Amp Kit

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Hifonics Brutus BRZ1200.1D + Amplifier Kit

1200W RMS, Brutus Series 1-Channel Monoblock Super Class D Amplifier (BRZ 1200.1D) w/ 0 AWG Amp Kit

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Performance meets Value

The new 2010 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!

BRZ1200.1D Monoblock Amplifier Features:

  • 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.
  • Includes 0 Gauge Amplifier Kit and 2 Channel RCA's
  • 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
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

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Belva BAK02 Features:

  • 1/0 Gauge 2-Channel Amplifier Installation Kit
  • Designed specifically for car audio systems up to 1500 watts RMS
  • Premium Powerflex power and ground wire provides optimal power transfer
  • Made from Copper-Clad Aluminum for a pure uninterrupted transfer of power and signal
  • Helical Twist Construction Audio Interconnect RCA cables minimize noise and interference
  • ANL Fuse holder with a 150 amp ANL fuse offers ideal protection for high-powered systems
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Kit includes:

  1. 17 ft. (5.2 meters) Red 1/0 gauge power wire
  2. 3 ft. (.91 meters) Black 1/0 gauge ground wire
  3. 17 ft. (5.2 meters) Gray 18 gauge remote lead wire
  4. 17 ft. (5.2 meters) Helical Twist 2-channel RCA interconnect cable
  5. One In-line ANL Fuse Holder with a 150 amp ANL fuse
  6. One Black rubber firewall grommet
  7. Three 1/0 Gauge red chrome plated ring terminals
  8. One 1/0 Gauge chrome plated ring terminal
  9. One 18 Gauge red Spade terminal
  10. One 18 Gauge red butt connector
  11. Eight 6" Black zip ties

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 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

Amplifier Kit Specifications

Number of Amplifiers Supported
This is the number of amplifiers that the amplifier kit can support. If you are are going to be powering more than one amplifier, make sure that the installation kit will support them.
1
Power/Ground Wire Size
The power/ground gauge numbers represents the main wire size of the amplifier kit.

Definitions are as follows:

Gauge (wire) - The diameter of a wire. The higher the number, the thinner the wire. Example: 4 gauge wire has more strands than 10 gauge wire.

AWG (American Wire Gauge) - A standard of the dimensional characteristics of wire used to conduct electrical current or signals. AWG is identical to the Brown and Sharpe (B & S) wire gauge.
1/0 gauge
Power Wire Length
This is the length of the power wire in feet.
17 feet
Ground Wire Length
The length of the ground wire in feet.
3 feet
Speaker Wire Included
If speaker wire is included, the value will be "Yes" and if no wire is included, it will read "No".
No
Interconnect (RCA) Signal Cables Included
Interconnect cables are required for amplifiers which are installed to the "RCA preamp low-level outputs" of a car stereo receiver. If your amplifier has high-level / speaker level inputs, then you do not need to purchase interconnects; however, interconnects offer a much higher quality sound when compared to speaker level inputs.
2 Channel
Fuse Holder
This is the type of fuse holder that is included in the item.
ANL
Fuse Size
This is the size of the fuse that is compatible with the fuse holder. If the fuse needs to be replaced, be sure to replace it with the same size.
200A
Distribution Block Included
This means that the kit includes a distribution block in the package. This will assist in the installation of the amplifier kit or any situation where a distribution block is required.
No

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Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
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July 3, 2012

This is a great amp, and the kit that comes along with it helps, when you don't know what to look for in an amp kit
Very satisfied.
I would recommend this to anyone!!!

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I love Hifonics amplifiers, I've used many different models in the past and have never been disappointed.
Kurtis K on Mar 12, 2016
awesome amp
john h on Aug 26, 2015
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

Weight

18.10lbs

Internal SKU

brz12001d_ak02

Internal Product ID

29851

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.

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