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Class D 3000 Watt Monoblock Amplifier

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Class D 3000 Watt Monoblock Amplifier

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The new Hifonics Brutus amplifiers provide brute power and pack a powerful punch when it comes to driving your subwoofers. The Brutus Class D amps are stable at 1 ohm which means you can easily power a pair of dual 4 ohm subwoofers that handle 300W RMS each.

Designed in the same heat sink as the Zeus series, the Brutus amplifiers compliment Hifonics full-range amps. Try the Zeus and Brutus amps today if you want an awesome illuminated look to your trunk with superb, ultra-Fi MOSFET power!

Key Features:

  • New 1 ohm stable design for improved efficiency at lower impedances
  • Hifonics Twentieth Anniversary Heat Sink Design
  • Illuminated Hifonics Badge
  • Illuminated Maxxsonics "M" on the right side of the amp
  • Bass Remote with Blue LED Power On & Diagnostic Indicator Included
  • D-Class Design
  • Ultra-Fi MOSFET board
  • Zeus EVXP (Exponential Vari-Power Supply)
  • SPC - Simpatico Coil Design
  • HSMD - Hifonics Surface Mount Design
  • Fully Adjustable Accu-Cross Crossovers
  • PWM Mosfet Power Supply
  • Line Output for Amplifier Daisy Chaining
  • Variable Bass Equalization
  • Sub-Sonic Filter
  • Additional High Speed MOSFET Output Devices
  • 4 Gauge Power Connectors
  • 50A Maxi-Fuse
  • Power From The Gods Included
  • Dimensions: 10.4"W x 2.4"H x 17.4"L
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Product History:

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Power Specifications - Full Range Channels

RMS Power @ 4 ohms

The RMS power rating is the measure of continuous power that an amplifier can output, or a speaker can handle. It is the most accurate depiction of real, continuous power that the industry has so far.

If the final impedance of your speakers or subwoofers equals 4 ohms, this is how much power this amplifier will supply at that ohm level. The higher the RMS wattage, the more clean and loud your music will sound.

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 speakers or subwoofers equals 2 ohms, this is how much power this amplifier will supply at that ohm level. The higher the RMS wattage, the more clean and loud your music will sound.

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 speakers or subwoofers equals 1 ohm, this is how much power this amplifier will supply at that ohm level. The higher the RMS wattage, the more clean and loud your music will sound.

1500 watts x 1 channels
Bridged RMS 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 RMS power created once an amplifier is bridged.

Not Bridgeable

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.
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.
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.

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.
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
Minimum Impedance Unbridged
The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is not bridged.
1 ohms
THD at Rated RMS Power
The amount of change in harmonic content of the signal as it is amplified. A lower figure indicates less change and a more accurate amp. THD below 0.10% is inaudible.
0.08%
Speaker Level Inputs
Speaker level inputs are commonly referred to as high-level inputs and vice versa. This input type allows you to get your audio signal directly from the speaker wire in your vehicle, instead of using RCA cables. The advantage of this is factory integration, as most stock radios do not have RCA outputs to run amplifiers.
No
Preamp Outputs
Many amplifiers are equipped with RCA preamp outputs which pass the original music signal from the source to additional amplifiers. This is known as daisy chaining because the source connects to the first amp, and the first amp connects to the second amp, etc. The advantage to daisy chaining is you only need one 2-channel RCA cable to transfer the signal from the head-unit to the amplifier, and then one additional cable for each amp being daisy chained.
1 pair
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 - 18 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.
Optional (Accessory required and sold separately)
Fuse Rating
The amperage and the number of fuse(s) an amp requires.
60A 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.
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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Parts Warranty Duration
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Labor Warranty Duration
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
75%
4 Star
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3 Star
17%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.2
Value
4.4
Features
4.4
Design
4.4
Usability
4.5
Ryan

Calverton, NY

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ROCKS

October 26, 2005

I have this thing running 1 kicker 12" solobaric and it ounds hard i would def recomend it to anyone...

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Ryan

Scottsdale, AZ

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Hifonics BX1500D Brutus Class-D Series

January 26, 2006

Love this amp, this is my second one and have recomended it to all of my friends. It hits hard, I am running two Alpine type R 1042D's at 2 ohms... plenty of power for them... I also like the bass knob that allows me to tune from the front seat for the type of music I am listening to.

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Josh

Brownstown, MI

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Eh....

February 13, 2005

I had this amp for 3 weeks and it POUNDED. I was so happy with the price and everything. THEN it started going into protect mode anytime it got loud, it was hooked up professionally and checked by a different shop. THey all said it was the amp!!! I have seen other reviews about this amp with similar problems but others that are SOOO happy with it. Hit or miss I guess!!

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KYLE

BAKERSFIELD, CA

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September 8, 2004

i have 2 audiobhan 12s and it pounds the hell otu of them!

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Terry

Ethel, MS

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Great amp

June 15, 2005

I have this amp powering 2 cadence ultradrive 15's and 1 cadence beast 12.And it does it with ease.

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Bao Duy

San Diego, CA

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This Amp Pounds!

March 23, 2005

I recently just purchase this amp to power my 2 10" JL Audio W6 DVC, and it pound! The bass is so loud, I could hardly hear my interior speakers. I haven't wire it to 2 ohms yet, but even with 4 omhs, it kicks. Great Amp for the buck. I have no problems with it yet. Another great thing is, this amp does not get hot, even on sunny days. If your looking for a dependable, reliable and cool looking amp, this would be it!

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Kenneth

Douglasville, GA

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Power

September 5, 2004

This is a powerful amplifier...Im running 2 12" adire shivas with it...and boy it slams hard...gonna get 1 more and run 2 adire brahma subs with them...1 to each sub :)

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Jacob

Seattle, WA

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WOW

April 19, 2009

I have this powering 2 12" AW1206T's each taking 750watt RMS at one ohm they are wired in parallel for the 1ohm load.... cant barely breath in my front seats let alone the back.... It barely gets warm after 1 hour of pure pounding at 1500rms and keeps on going... i ran it for 3 hours before it started getting warm which is amazing considering i had it in the 1 ohm load. Great amp. Make sure when you wire it your wiring to spec..... it is not stable at all ohm loads

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3LROJO

Phoenix Arizona

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NICE

December 5, 2011

I have this amp powering 3 P2D2-12" PUNCH 2011 model subwoofers and this amp makes them bump hard and clean. Have had this amp for 2 years. Would recommend HIFONICS to everyone.

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Sean

Canada

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Hifonics is bang for the buck.

August 28, 2004

Great amp for big power! Runs cool, even on hot days, puts out great power, sounds good, perfect amp!

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anthony

belchertown, MA

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sick

May 30, 2005

this amp has a stuff load of power and can push any sub out there

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Todd

St. Clair Shores, MI

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Nice Amp

March 16, 2005

Overall, I say its a nice amp for the price.

The first one I purchased was defective, but the second one I recieved operated fine.

Don't believe the specs for the amp. I've been running it for a few months now, it pounds pretty hard. Wired at 1 ohm, there's no way it pushes 1500 rms. You'd be lucky if you gets 600 rms out of it. Amp is a power hog too. I have a 200 amp alternator /w a cap, but I still get dimming lights. Better amps out there if you have the bucks, but still good for the price.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

BX1500D

Weight

16.00lbs

Internal SKU

bx1500d

Internal Product ID

360

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 BX1500D Brutus Series