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Hifonics ZRX1500.1D

1500W Max Monoblock Class D Zeus Series Car Amplifier

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General Features:

  • Monoblock Class D Zeus Series 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.
  • Pulse Width Modulated MOSFET power supply
  • Wired remote bass level control included
  • LED power (green) and protect (red) indicators
  • Variable Bass Boost (0 to +10 dB bass boost at 50 Hz)
  • Soft start turn-on
  • Mono channel operation
  • Preamp RCA outputs to daisy chain multiple amps
  • 3-way protection circuitry (thermal, overload, and speaker short protection)
  • Heavy duty aluminum alloy heat-sink for heat dissipation
  • Nickel-plated RCA level inputs
  • Nickel-plated screw terminals
  • Input sensitivity:
    • Low level: 125mV-5V
  • Variable subsonic filter (15-35 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • Variable low-pass filter (30-250 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • 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: 14-8/10"L x 10"W x 2-1/3"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.
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

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.
Zeus (Hifonics)
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.
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.

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 
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

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Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
79%
4 Star
14%
3 Star
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2 Star
7%
1 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.3
Value
4.7
Features
4.2
Design
4.4
Usability
4.8
Poncho

grand island, NE

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Great value

March 30, 2014

This amp has a lot of power and is very durable I will really recommend to anyone.

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KILLIREX

Indiana

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Bass heads only.

February 16, 2014

Let me start off by saying I'm running this amp with two RE Audio SE-X 12's (DVC 4 ohm, 600rms rated) in a custom 4^3 box tuned to 34-35 hertz all wired down to 1 ohm. This amp really puts out the power and as far as I can tell is true to the 1500rms rating. I am saying im probably putting around 725 or more rms to each sub and they love it. This amp is great and I would recommend it to anyone. It is very small in size, looks great, and puts out the power. I would say the optimal use for this amp is some subs similar to the RE's that i have. In getting an amp you want head room. This amp gives plenty of power to my subs even though I hear the SE-X's can do 1000 rms each I needed a high power amp on a budget. For the money I dont think you can beat it. It is very clear and accurate. Hifonics is a trusted brand and even if this amp doesn't fit your needs check out there other products. Two thumbs up :)

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Rafael

Yuma, AZ

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Great Economic Amp

January 5, 2014

I bough this amplifier about 7 months ago and so far it has never given me any issues whatsoever. Ive had it pushing 2 15in Cvrs, 3 10in Alpine Type E's, and currently 2 15in Re Se-x. Gets a little warm after playing after an hour or so at full tilt, so not bad at all. Very cheap, and well worth the price. Cons, the bass knob is a little clumsy, it feels wobbly after a while. Overall a great amp.

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Johnny

Colorado

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Hifonics Zeus A+

January 2, 2014

5th Hifonics Zeus amp I've bought and owned. Great amps, good power, efficient for the money. The only con is the footprint is a little large. But good amps.

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Zuse

Clemson

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Great amp!

December 30, 2013

Great amp for the money i will buy hifonics in the future

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Chris

lakeland,fl

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BAD A$$!!!!

December 11, 2013

I have this amp pushing a Pioneer TS-W3002D2 12' 2ohm dual voice coil,and this amp makes that single sub *SLAM* I have the sub in a ported box and with this amp and 1 of those 12's makes my 2012 kia soul flex..

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G

Tavares, FL

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Great amp for the price

December 6, 2013

got this amp pushing 2 12" RE audio se-x wired to 1 ohm and man that that thing slams. sounds nice and clean I would recommend this amp to someone who wants power and a good price

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lonnie

Harlem, GA

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super deal

October 31, 2013

i talked with someone at sonic electronix and they helped me to pick out the right amp.this amp is awsome .it pushing 4 rockford p2-8 .it louder than 2 12 inch subs

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Lo Lo

Monterey, CA

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Great Amp

October 25, 2013

i would definetly recommend this amp, I have one pushing and Xponent Destroyer 12" subwoofer, and it pushes it hard.

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woody

Canada

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good value, runs cool

December 19, 2012

running 2 shallow p3 fosgates, subs, hits hard, way less dimming than my old hcca , voltage stays above 12.8 volts in dodge ram with stock 136 amp alt, bought at frys on a price match to sonic, way to go sonic , keep the prices low low low...

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Mike

Fayette GA

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GREAT AMP!!

October 9, 2012

This amp is currently pushing my 2 kenwood 3012 so hard and clean. I just added a rockford 15 in the backseat for now until i get another box to fit in my trunk. I have a crown victoria and my whole car rattles at 4 ohms and i want to wire everything down to 2 ohms so it would be louder. Can't wait!!!!

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Gage

Indeed

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Awesome amp.

June 27, 2012

I've owned Audioque DC, and plenty other high end brands. Those are really nice, and so is this amp, Puts out a lot of power! Very nice.

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JERRY ANDERSON

Newark, Ohio

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GREAT AMP SO FAR.

May 30, 2012

OK this is the 1st Hifonics I've owned but I had a Autotek b4 and they made by same ppls, so far this amp is GREAT. My autotek was a 2000 watt mono and this is only 1500 but it pushes my subs way better and does not go on to protection mode like my autotek did. I drive 30-40 mins to wrk and it slams all the way here, the Hifonics light up blue n looks SWEET! It does love power n sucks it! I'm running like 14 volts at idle according to my cap n when it hits them lows n goes dwn to 10/11 sum times 9 volts but I have yet to do the big 3 up grade, I do have 4 gauge wire running from alt to battery for now though. I have 2 sundown sa12 d4s n it pushes them great! Still need to tune it a lil though. It gets lil warm the times I have felt it but not hot just lil warm and its n the trunk n it was in the 90s out side. Over all been a great amp so far, installed it last week. Bass knob is great!! I would deff recommend this amp to ne one want a good amp. Seems like a pretty fair deal if u ask me for the perfamce I'm getting so far. I'm wanting to buy one more n future and run one amp per speaker. If ur looking for a Gud amp buy it! Looks cool and has been good so far I'm deff impressed. Shipping was bout 5 days or so. Good job Sonic I'll continue to buy from you.

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hutch

erie pa

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sucks

September 23, 2012

The old Hfi amp was better in all ways and it was not cea rated.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

ZRX1500.1D

UPC

806576218586

Weight

10.50lbs

Internal SKU

zrx15001d

Internal Product ID

44489

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 ZRX1500.1D