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Hifonics BXi 1606D

Brutus Series Class D Monoblock Amplifier (BXi1606D)

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Hifonics BXi 1608D

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Replaces BX1605D
  • 1-Channel Mono-Block Operation
  • 1100 watts RMS x 1 chan. @ 2 Ohms / 1600 watts RMS x 1 chan. @ 1 Ohm
  • Super D-Class Topography
  • Ultra-Fi MOSFET Outputs
  • Illuminated Hifonics Logo
  • PMW MOSFET EXVP (Exponential Vari-Power Supply)
  • SPC Twin Turbo-Torroids with Simpatico Coil Design
  • Fully Adjustable Accu Cross
  • Crossover Includes:
    • 24 dB Subsonic Filter (Adjusts 15 Hz - 50 Hz)
  • Bass Boost: Variable Bass Equalization (+18 dB @ 45 Hz)
  • Remote Bass Control Included
  • Balanced Line Inputs with Optional Hifonics MM-BLD-1
  • Gold RCA Line Outputs
  • Permits Amplifier Daisy-Chaining
  • 4 Gauge Power Connectors
  • Dimensions: 13.77"L x 10.39"W x 2.63"H
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Product History:

Hifonics BRZ1700.1D thumbnail
(newest, current model)
Hifonics BXi1610D thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Hifonics Brutus BRZ1700.1D)
Hifonics BXi1608D thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Hifonics BXi 1610D)
Hifonics BXi1606D thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Hifonics BXi 1608D)
Hifonics BX1605D thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Hifonics BXi 1606D)
Hifonics BX1500D thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Hifonics BX1605D)

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.

550 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.

1100 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.

1600 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.
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.

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.

1600 watts
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.
Yes
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
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 - 50 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 - 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.
Yes
Fuse Rating
The amperage and the number of fuse(s) an amp requires.
160A (80A 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.

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Warranty and Return Policy

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

Rating Distribution

5 Star
77%
4 Star
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3 Star
4%
2 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

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4.8
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4.8
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4.8
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4.7
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4.9
Brian

Newport, MI

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Hifonics for life!

June 27, 2010

I have had this amp for almost 2.5 years now, and I've owned about 6 or 7 amps, nothing has held up, and has been as great as this amp! Its so durable for one, (I'm a very careless person sometimes) and I dropped it from the shelf onto my garage floor from about 6' and the thing still works flawlessly, I had a rigged setup with some 10's that slid around so much, that it actually broke one of the RCA inputs off, and now its powering 2 15" Kicker L7's, and I have yet to hear a louder system than mine, and I've heard a ton. This amp is great, and very strong, great looking, and overall amazing! I will definitely be purchasing another Hifonics Amp

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Dom

Endicott NY

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holy sh*t

April 26, 2010

I've had an MRP-M850, Rockford Fosgate 801x2400, Soundstream XTA 880.2 and my dual 12" Type R's (4ohm DVC) have never gotten more than about 250 watts RMS each. Let me tell you, I now know what type R's are supposed to sound like. Drained my stock electrical system after 3 minutes, incredible. 800 RMS to two type R's is so good. Buy this amp NOW i got mine off ebay for 150 plus 25 shipping so only 175 and I would've paid 250-300 for this amp. I will probably only be buying Hifonics amps from now since they are cheap, powerful, and clean.

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kels

san antonio,tx

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damn good amp

November 10, 2009

i have this amp in my and and its hella good i have two pioneer premier 3500 each peak power subs and the from this was so great it blown my subs out buts its cool im going to get two new hifonis xxv subs

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Jonah

Aiea, HI

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PRETTY GOOD EH?

April 25, 2008

Bought this product from reading reviews and was kinda worried if i was making a mistake. But after hookin it up i have nothing bad to say. Its push two 13w6's at 2ohms a piece, it pushs the hell out of them. Never get HOT just WARM. But gonna put it to the test soon with a Orion HCCA 10.2 =GREAT BUY and PRICE=

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Hubbard

Austin, TX

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February 19, 2008

I love this amp. It has plenty of power and all the controls that I need. I have it pushing 2 (05) Kicker L5 dual 2 ohm 12s and all bass and sub controls on my cd player are all set low (in the negatives) and still banging. I had it installed in January '06 and is still going strong in '08. I may upgrade to some 15s.

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Alex

Waupun, WI

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Good Amp

February 4, 2008

Just recently received this amp in the mail. I was going for a cheaper stereo this time around recently wrecking my 2 W6s in an accident... I have this amp on 2 insignia 1800w 600rms FUBAR or power acoustics subs whatever you prefer. I have to say im going to need to amp my interior speakers because this amp pushes the subs beyond what I expected.. also looks nice with the blue illumination. Sound quality isn't as great as my old JL.. but for the price I think I've gotten more then what I've paid for!

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anthony

cape coral, FL

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BUY THIS

February 1, 2008

I bought 1 of these amps for my 2 kicker o6 s15L52 subs that need 750 wrms each and let me tell you this amp is more then enough.I hit 156.3 at the last db drag I was in.The amp is built well and easy to use with plenty of room for big gauge wires.These amps smoke all comp and the price you cannot beat.I only wish I had bought it a little later since 2 weeks later it is 20 dollars cheaper.

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Joshua

Monclova, OH

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Great Amp

January 30, 2008

My friend has this amp on 2 12" Kicker L5's and it is pushing them to there limits. The amp is a little overrated but it was enough for his subs. Overall its a great amp if your on a budget.

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Eric

Center Point, IA

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Its okay

November 14, 2007

You get what you pay for, Its a good little amp but is overated, youll be lucky to see 1000-1200 watts rms out of it at 1 ohm. It never really overheats, the dials seem kinda cheesy but overall its an alright amp.

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FABIAN

King City, CA

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November 14, 2007

well worth the money,true rms watts never overheats either.

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Brinton

Brook Park, OH

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Great amp

September 28, 2007

I had this amp pushing my 1000rms 18" sub and it worked great. Never had any problems with it. Its got oversized 4gauge terminals so you could run 2gauge or even 1/0 if you shave the wire. Hifonics is a great company with great amps for the price.

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josh

auburn hills, MI

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wow

September 28, 2007

i have two D4ohm mtx 9500 and this amp makes them scream, it has low heat and has lasted 2 yrs.

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John

Pleasant Plains, IL

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Fantastic amp with alot of quality

August 21, 2007

I own 2 of these amps. I am pushing 2 15 alpine type R's and the power they push is awesome. Low heat, and well built to take the punishment. Thanks Sonic for a top notch amp. John

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Jose

Woodwaywaco, TX

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Hifonics

August 9, 2007

Well I have this amp hook up to 4 kicker comp vr 12in... Let my tell you it never had over heated or gone into protection mode....

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Luke

Canada

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Great Grab

July 31, 2007

No complaints about this amp has some good clean power was a great buy.

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William

Buford, GA

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WOW

July 13, 2007

This amp is the best amp i have ever owned.I have had many others and this baby is the best for the money.She is under rated so watch out what kind of sub you put to her because she can blow it up if you dont watch out.I have her running a alpine type R duel 2ohm.At 4ohm its hits hard.At 1ohm OMG.I must be gittin old because i had to turn it down.You will like this amp.

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kenyada

Flint, MI

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Big bass

July 12, 2007

I just purchased the Hifonics Brutus 1606D, and it is one of the most powerful and clean sounding amps in it's price range and even beyond. High s/n ratio and low t.h.d. equal great sound. Have it running at 2 ohms pushing a MTX 9500 15" sub and it pounds stupid in a '07 tahoe. Want big bass, get this amp. I'm adding 1 more and another 9500 15". Got hearing?

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Dustin

Montpelier, OH

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Slammin

July 12, 2007

I Just got this amp, hooked it up, Its probably the loudest in the county.I have it wired up to 2 12" Dual Voice Coil Shockers. Its Ear drum shattering. Keep it up Hifonics.

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Andrew

Northglenn, CO

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Holy Bumpin!

July 12, 2007

I have this bad boy pushin to PA FUBAR 10's @ 1 0hm. It makes my eyeballs shake. Litteraly. Very sweet amp. If you do get it make sure you get at least 2ga if not 0. Plan on getting a Dist Block so the bigger cable fits the connections. Also get a CAP as thing thing pulls juice! A very much recommended amp! Buy this now!

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Jonathon

Monticello, IN

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Not bad........

July 12, 2007

I have owned 2 of these amps and I popped 1 and sold the other 1 to a friend that has an awesome set up in their SUV and I mean he had the bass boost on 1 then turned it up a lil and I felt like I had compression chamber around me! :0 Strongly recommend this amp. The only downside is it does dim lights if you do not have a BIG enough cap either.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

BXi1606D

UPC

806576213413

Weight

20.00lbs

Internal SKU

bxi1606d

Internal Product ID

6336

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 BXi 1606D