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Hifonics GLX60.4

240W Class A/B 4-Channel Gladiator Series Amplifier

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• Complete 4 Gauge 4-Channel Amplifier Installation Kit
• Designed Specifically For Car Audio Systems Up to 1000 Watts RMS
• Premium Power and Ground Wire Provides Optimal Power Transfer

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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 4-Channel Class A/B Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 60 watts x 4 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 120 watts x 4 chan.
    • Bridged, 4 ohms: 240 watts x 2 chan.
  • Pulse Width Modulated MOSFET power supply
  • LED power (green) and protect (red) indicators
  • Soft start turn-on
  • 4/3/2 channel operation
  • 3-way protection circuitry (thermal, overload, and speaker short protection)
  • Heavy duty aluminum alloy heat-sink for extreme heat dissipation
  • Nickel-plated RCA level inputs
  • Nickel-plated screw terminals
  • Variable low-pass filter (30-250 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • Variable high-pass filter (10-15000 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • Phase Shift: 0-180°
  • Damping factor: 180
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Frequency response: 10-45,000 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 13-6/10"L x 2-1/2"H
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

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.

60 watts x 4 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.

120 watts x 4 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.

240 watts x 2 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.

AB
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.
4
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.

480 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.
2 ohms
Minimum Impedance Bridged
The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is bridged.
4 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.
.05%
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)
High-pass (HP)
High-Pass Crossover Frequency
The high-pass crossover frequency can be a fixed crossover point or a variable crossover range. A variable high-pass crossover allows you to select a specific crossover point which allows frequencies above the set crossover point to pass, while making frequencies below 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.

10 - 15000 Hz
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 - 150 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.
90 dB
Channel Separation
Also referred to as crosstalk. The amount of interference on one stereo channel caused by the leaking of the other stereo channel. The higher the rating in decibels (dB), the better the Channel Separation.
80 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.
No
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.
25A 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

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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

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4 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

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4.4
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4.8
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4.6
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4.8

Nick

Canada

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Can't beat it for the price

October 29, 2013

For the price of this amp you really can't go wrong.. Have this amp powering my infinity kappa speakers and it does a great job! had it for a couple of months now and no complaints. I purchased the extended warranty because i have never owned a hifonics amp before, but so far so good! Looking at another hifonics amp to power my subs!! If youre on a budget and want value then this amp is for you.

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ROD LOC

Robinsonville ms

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Nice Quality!

October 15, 2013

This amp is hot. I LOVE IT! I am running this amp on 4 pioneers 6x8" 4way.It is a very loud.....I LOVE HIFONICS. I am very pleased with this buy at a good price.

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KIKIN

Mexico

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Good price

September 18, 2013

NICE VIEW AND GOOD PRICE... quick to install controller for the sub... is a nice extra

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Thomas

Marion, SC

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Great Deal

September 10, 2013

This amp is in a long history of my research putting together my perfect system. This amp produces amazing sound and puts a lot of power behind the speakers. The speakers are in heaven at this point. It is currently running two sets of rockford fosgate t1675 and the sound crystal clear and extremely loud. Power from the gods is RIGHT!!!!!

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Alexander Hanna

Brundidge, Alabama

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*Extraordinary*

August 1, 2013

Nice and exquisite product! Will recommend to others. Fits right in with any budget, complete and mid-range and high components. Low bass is very good for a 4-ch amp. Love it! Will buy from Sonic Electronix again!

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Zach

Barrington, IL

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good amp for the money

July 1, 2013

I've always stuck with hifonics amps because they are reliable and provide cea compliant power. This amp runs great @ 4 ohms but if your wiring @ 2 ohms id recommend getting the next step up as the amp does get hot and will not last as long as the zeus series would for that impedance.

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Michael

Canada

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Loud!

December 30, 2012

At first I was a little sceptical of Hifonics equipment, now I've been blown away. This amp is super quiet, very loud and easily tuned. They look fantastic with all the chrome and the logo lighting up blue. I would highly recommend this amp for someone who's looking to push their mids and highs so they have a nice balance of bass mid and high. I coupled this amp with the GLX1000.1D and 2 Hifonics HXF12D4's running at 1ohm. The combination is concert loud, super clear, and if you're building on a budget, nice and cheap. All in all a great amp. Bravo Hifonics.

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jt

millville, NJ

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always good

April 18, 2014

Hifonics always makes good amps. I have two of them. One for the mids and highs and another pushing the subs. One thing with this amp is that they give you a bass remote that the amp isnt set up to be used on.

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KEV YO

Miami, Fl

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Glx60.4

March 27, 2014

Quick delivery. Perfect condition. Haven't installed yet bet I also have the matching glx 2200.1d. But will post another review once install is completed.

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william

ponce, PR

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Great value

February 18, 2014

Great value for the money that I paid, works good with six speakers.

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Mark

Fredericksburg, VA

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For the price you cant beat

February 12, 2014

This amp is a bit large, which makes it hard to place if you're in a space restricted area. It also looks a bit cheesy in its design. However, it is an amazing amplifier for the price. Honestly I dont think it can be beat. It does its rated power if not more! Im afraid its going to cook my Alpine type E's in a matter of time. Guess it gives me an excuse to upgrade once again.

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Frank

Los Angeles, CA

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Makes your speakers scream!!

January 1, 2014

Definitely recommend this amplifier for its price for the power you get. Yes you could probably buy a more expensive amp and get more power per channel, but at this price range you can't beat it! perfect for bridging 2 high power component speakers, or 4 average power component speakers. I Bought 4 of the Hifonics ATL6.5 components speakers and paired it with this amp, and got clean sounding highs and really good mid bass. Perfect match up on the rms power. Was skeptical at first about all the chrome, as I'm used to the less flashy hifonics amps, but actually looks really good, especially at night with the blue backlit hifonics logo. Get this amp for your component speakers, especially if your going to install in a visible location.

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justin

Canada

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Great little amp

December 2, 2013

First off, I dont like the chrome. Seriously, give me the silver look of the rest! That out of the way its a beautiful amp, I run it in 3 channel mode. 1/2 to L/R 6.5 component set 3/4 bridged @ 4ohm to a single sub. The 45 degree terminals aren't an issue for me, I had no problem with them and on an amp without end caps they keep things looking clean. would be nice if the RCA inputs were color coded but that's trivial really. Level adjustment knobs are a bit delicate, be sure to apply direct pressure or they can go off at an angle. If you dont want the little quirks then go spend double the money and you might get lucky and not have them. The amp runs nice and cool and isnt a power hungry beast like Hifonics big class D amps are. It's a perfect match for my gear at an incredible price. Small footprint makes for easy mounting in a small space, I really don't have a lot of room and had no issue finding a place for this guy. I'd buy another one without a second thought.

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erik

minneapolis mn

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gets the job done

October 28, 2013

got it to run 4 type r speakers. works like a boss. no complaints.

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John

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Awesome

September 17, 2013

Great amp. I have it 4 channel @ 2ohms. That is eight speakers (4 full range and 4 subs). It works great, sounds great. Plus it looks nice too.

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disjcbaby

Baton Rouge

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Sweet deal bad arse amp

September 9, 2013

Nice amp haven't had any problems! I love it, makes my highs sound so clean! Nice amp! AND THE HI PHONICS LIGHTS UP IN BLUE!!

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Teron

Peoria, IL

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Crispy

February 10, 2013

I need a good true RMS amp.....perfect for my components.....just something simple....crunch comp....nice....

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LILF

KNOX,TN

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THE BEAST

September 21, 2012

This amp delivers pure power I think its slightly underrated but I would recommend this to anybody wanting quality equipment for their stereo system.

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Jason

Roseburg, OR

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GLX60.4

September 17, 2013

Ok 4 ch amp I would save your money and get a a different one instead.

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corie

chippewa falls, WI

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noise

May 31, 2012

Stick to mono block when it comes to Hifonics amps. Too much noise for mids and highs. I returned the amp.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

GLX60.4

UPC

806576218418

Weight

10.00lbs

Internal SKU

glx604

Internal Product ID

43130

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 GLX60.4

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