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Hifonics GLX1000.1D

1000W RMS, Class D Monoblock Gladiator Series Amplifier

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Battle Tested Design

Ever since the dawn of time man has been on the quest for power. Gladiators in particular are well known for using their strength to defeat their enemy. So why not concentrate this power for the good of the car audio world? The Gladiator Series by Hifonics is a robust and power hungry new line for 2012. These amplifiers boast a wide set of features such as a built in diagnostic mode that will detect shorted speaker leads, low impedance, dangerous high temperatures, DC shorts and will shut down the amp to help prevent damage. Pledge allegiance to your empire and prepare to be engulfed by the power of Hifonics.

General Features:

  • Gladiator Series Monoblock Class D Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 475 watts x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 750 watts x 1 chan.
    • 1 ohm: 1000 watts x 1 chan.
  • Pulse Width Modulated MOSFET power supply
  • Wired remote bass level control included
  • LED power (green) and protect (red) indicators
  • Soft start turn-on
  • Mono channel operation
  • 3-way protection circuitry (thermal, overload, and speaker short protection)
  • Dual speaker terminals simplify the hookup of multiple speakers
  • Heavy duty aluminum alloy heat-sink for extreme heat dissipation
  • Nickel-plated RCA level inputs
  • Nickel-plated screw terminals
  • Variable low-pass filter (35-250 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • Subsonic filter (24 dB at 15 Hz)
  • Phase Shift: 0-180°
  • Damping factor: 200
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Frequency response: 15-250 Hz
  • 4 gauge power and ground wiring is required for installation. Contact us for information regarding a discount on select amplifier kits from our website when purchased together with this amplifier.
  • Dimensions: 8-6/10"W x 14"L x 2-1/2"H
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

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.
475 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.
750 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.
1000 watts x 1 channels

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.

1000 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
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.
.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/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.
60A 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

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
82%
4 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.7
Value
5.0
Features
4.8
Design
4.6
Usability
4.9

Dustin

St. Petersburg, FL

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GREAT AMP

August 30, 2013

I've had this amp for well over a year now and I bought it to power my Kicker 15 CVX and it does the job perfectly and looks great too. It scored low on durability only because when I mounted it to the back wall of my truck the mounting brackets broke off due to the vibration of the sub on the cab of my truck and it turns out they were just made of some weak plastic. I probably shouldn't have mounted in a space that received that much vibration so its recommended you find a good spot. Other than that its a great sub and I'm happy with it and would easily buy another. Great buy for the price.

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Jake

Tallahassee, FL

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Solid, Reliable Amp.

March 29, 2013

I bought the Hifonics GLX1000.1D 6 months ago and it has performed better than my expectations. Never has the amp cut off or given me any problems whatsoever. It performs to its specs and is true to what it says. I have it hooked up to 2 12 inch JL Audio W1v2s in a factory spec box and it SLAMS. sound quality is great and sends plenty of power to my subs, i would recommend Hifonic's amps again and again, great products

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Kury

Port Angeles, WA

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Overall Quality Amp!

March 11, 2013

I have this amp hooked up to a 750w rms GCON saa 12 and it is easily able to supply more than enough power. It runs very cool and even after hours of use remains cool to the touch. Sufficient power without draining my battery when my car is not running. Very satisfied with this amp overall, only con is i had to remove the mesh wire because it would rattle at certain frequencies and the plastic frame for mounting it is a little flimsy.

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zb

gulfport MS

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good deal

January 29, 2013

Descent amp for the price.....I put this amp on 1 alpine 10" type r and I smoked the sub after a few days of abuse (wanted a newer, nicer sub anyway). Looks good, performs good, no problems with the amp. Great service and fast shipping from sonic....I will be a returning customer.

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K.Dragon

Topeka,KS

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A must for 1000 watt systems!!!!

January 24, 2013

I got this amp to power my 15 Kicker L7s in a 2.6 cubic ft ported enclosure. I had a Vibe Audio Slick A7 before I got this one and let me tell ya, it's like I have a new system. This amp hammers the you know what out of that sub. Get it. You won't be disappointed.

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Tylor

Mountain Home, ID

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Best price, value & customer service!

January 20, 2013

I'm the king of research and discounts. I found the best amp at the best price and was recommended by one of their techs. They habe the best customer service and are very knowledgeable. On top of everything when they are not the lowest price they will match it! Amp is great and powers the two 10" subs excellent in the back of my Ford F-150 superb.

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Adam

Japan

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Excellent budget amp

December 26, 2012

Very easy to install I like the terminals and the overal build quality and feel of this amp. Makes rated power. Gets a little warm and I mean just a little. Never run hot even during extended periods at max volume. If you're on a tight budget like me, this is a fine choice of power.

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Mark

Sanford, FL

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All bow to HiFonics..

December 1, 2012

HiFonics is making some seriously game changing equipment.. wow. CEA certified power for a fraction of the other overpriced brands.. (Can you hear me JL??). Clean and POWERFUL without even breaking a sweat at 1 ohm, the Gladiator serious has top notch internals that rival the top top of the line. Don't even hesitate.. this is the best amp buy out there. The only drawback that I find with these amps is that the dials are a little flimsy and the feet are plastic. So.. don't overtighten the screws and don't press hard when adjusting. Other than that, perfect.

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cj

atl, ga

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Great product

November 28, 2012

Great bang for the buck. 1200 continuous power keeps the subs banging hard. Get it!

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Langer777

Tempe, AZ

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Hifonics GLX1000.1D

November 21, 2012

This was a good solid amp that met my expectations. A very good value and a quality piece of equipment. I generally like Memphis amps and JL Audio equipment, but this amp fit the bill perfectly. I recommend it

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Stevie

Pearl River, LA

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awesome amp

November 16, 2012

I started my system with one 10 comp and a kenwood 350, since then ive switched around to a 12 cvr then two and now two cvx 12 so ive had quite a few amps. By far this has been the best. ill only by hifonics amps here on out.

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Angel

Elizabeth, NJ

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Great amp!

October 12, 2012

This amp had powered my speakers without any incident aside from overheating once or twice but the automatic shutdown to prevent it blowing out works well.

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Tecknodude180

Wyoming, MN

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Great Amp!!!!

October 7, 2012

Great amp! Clean powerful sound. When i first bought my subs i was using a Polk Audio amp and it sounded somewhat muddy. Then i upgraded to this Hifonics GLX1000.1D and it was like night and day in the sound quality difference. The letters on the front light up with a cool glow also! I have owned this amp for about a year now and have had no problems so far.

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Bass lover

Ohio

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Boomstang

June 1, 2012

I bought this amp to power my 2 infinity 1260w subs at 2 ohms and this thing slams! my mustang is a bass machine. still setting gains and settings to where i like it but this amp is insane. i went from a crappy power acoustik 2 channel amp that overheated and underpowered my subs to this. major difference. also my rcas were in wrong outlet on my headunit so when i first hooked it up i got a loud whine noice but its fixed now. It offers subsonic filter which is nice for my ported box the speaker and wire outlets are all good size and wires fit great. the blue hifonics logo on it looks sick in the back of my blue mustang. Only had it a day but seems durable will put to the test tonight when i bump thru town. hasnt got hot since ive been playing with it. highly recommand this amp, for the price its crazy good. my ears are still ringing as im typing this lol

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Nathan

Capitol Heights, MD

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This Amp has Great Power!!!

March 31, 2012

The Gladiator line is another bang for the buck from the Hifonics car audio line... What else would you expect from these guys though!!!

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Nick

Fort Smith, AR

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Most efficient amp I have ever used!

March 6, 2012

Just hooked this amp up to my 2 12" Alpine type-r's and this thing is amazing! I am ordering 1 more so I can have 1 amp for each sub. I can turn it up almost full power and my headlight barely dim (with no cap and a stock battery). This thing barely draws any power and pushes my subs like crazy! I definitely recomend this amp to anyone who likes the Brutus series because they have the same power as the brutus amps but with less wear on your battery! Not to mention this thing just looks killer!

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Mimo

LosAngeles, CA

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Great looks and performance!

February 26, 2012

This is the best amp from Hifonics in a long time. Great power! It rox! Not to mention best looking amp on the planet! Great pick up!!

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Kicker Big 3 Package 1/0 Gauge Big 3 Upgrade Kit

Get all you need including wire cutters to upgrade your power and ground wire.

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Belva BBG3KT CCA 1/0 Gauge Big Three Kit

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

GLX1000.1D

UPC

806576218432

Weight

11.00lbs

Internal SKU

glx10001d

Internal Product ID

43128

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 GLX1000.1D