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Hifonics BXi 1206D

Brutus Series Class D Monoblock Amplifier (BXi1206D)

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Hifonics BXi 1208D

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  • Super D-Class Monoblock Amplifier
  • RMS Power Ratings:
    • 1 ohm: 1200 watts x 1 channel
    • 2 ohms: 900 watts x 1 channel
    • 4 ohms: 450 watts x 1 channel
  • BXi AccuCross™ active electronic cross-over permits full adjustment of:
    • Bass EQ, Subsonic Filter, Low-Pass & Phase Shift features
  • RCA Input level control permits matching the amplifier input level (gain) to the CD/Receivers output level. Or the Balanced Input will accept BLD Line-Driver levels from 4 to 18-volts.
  • The Brutus BXi bass remote controls the subwoofer output signal from the drivers seat.
  • For multi-amp daisy chaining, the RCA line inputs transfer the pure untouched audio signal directly to the line output RCA jacks, bypassing any crossover settings
  • Hifonics New Illuminated Heat-Sink Design With Blue LED Light Pumps
  • Hifonics Blue Illuminated Logo
  • Maxxsonics Illuminated "M" End Panel Logo
  • Heavy-Duty Ultra-Fi™ MOSFETS
  • Highly Efficient Super D-Class Amplifier Circuitry With Oversized MOSFET Output
  • Fully Adjustable Accu-Cross™ Crossovers
  • ±18dB Variable Bass Equalization @ 45Hz
  • 180° Variable Phase Control (15 to 35Hz)
  • Dash-Mountable Bass Remote Control Included
  • Variable 24dB Subsonic Filter
  • Brutus Pulse Wave Modulated MOSFET EXVP (Exponential Vari-Power Supply)
  • Twin-Turbo Torroid Coil Design
  • HSMD Hifonics Surface Mount Design
  • Balance Line Inputs for our 18-Volt Line Drivers
  • RCA Line Output for Amplifier Daisy Chaining
  • Gold 4-Gauge Power Connectors
  • Dimensions: 11.41"L x 10.39"W x 2.63"H
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Product History:

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(previous model, replaced by Hifonics BRX1100.1D)
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(previous model, replaced by Hifonics Brutus BRZ1200.1D)
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(previous model, replaced by Hifonics BXi 1210D)
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(previous model, replaced by Hifonics BXi 1208D)
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(previous model, replaced by Hifonics BXi 1206D)

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.

450 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.

900 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.

1200 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.

1200 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.
<0.1%
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.
80A
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
Not warranted
Labor Warranty Duration
Not warranted
Warranty Provider
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

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4 Star
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3 Star
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1 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

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4.6
Value
4.8
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4.5
Design
4.7
Usability
4.7
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Cypress, TX

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Long Term Review

June 18, 2010

I've had this amp since 1/07 when I got a warranty replacement for the same model amp. I really haven't been impressed with it since the beginning but the past few months the bass will come and go, the amp overloads at moderately high volume, and has a buzzing sound at low volumes. I put my old mid '80s Hifonics amp back in and everything sounds great. I hope Hifonics fixed the problems with this model (2 bad amps in a row).

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Noé

Mexico

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beats hard!

September 11, 2009

This amp beats real hard. I run two Pioneer TS-W307D4 subwoofers and they hit so hard! I run the subwoofers on 2 ohms (900 watts) and even once one sub gets burned for the power (you must be careful: this is an strong amp for the price you pay) and only one time the amp shut down because the heat. I highly recommend this amp: has good made, looks pretty, it´s ease to adjust the frequency and x-over and the wired remote bass level control included works so good!

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Vytautas

Lemont, IL

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Excellent amp!

April 30, 2008

I bought this amp to power my ONE (1) Alpine Type R (dual 4 ohm voice coils) and the amp makes the sub POUND! I have it in a sealed enclosure and it sounds a lot better than with previous amps. The amp is also quite small, which is a great feature if you don't have much space. Overall, Hifonics has proven to me that it is one of the best for this price range.

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jamar

joliet, IL

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very loud amp for the price

April 25, 2008

this amp is amazing. i have it on two alpine 15s and it pounds them so hard. the amazing part is that it makes the 15s sound like 12s. it has a great response. i recommend this here amp to anyone looking for a reasonable price and outstanding sound.

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Robby

Crossett, AR

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Awesome amp!!!

January 30, 2008

I have had this amp for over 2 years Pushing two L7 15s Is seems like you can run it wide open for hrs and it doesn't even get hot to the touch...Power wise this amp is under rated, I have had no problems what so ever. Would Highly recommend Hifonics to anybody!

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Carlos

Castroville, CA

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this is amp is GREAT!

December 8, 2007

You wont believe the power this amp has and its small too, I have it pushing two Fosgate Punch P3D4 12" subs and it moves them easily and with the low pass just set at the 9 o'clock position. I would highly recommend this amp to anyone.

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Robert

Seabrook, TX

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July 25, 2007

I've heard good things about hifonics so i got this for 2 12" 1400watt pioneer flatcone subs, it powers them great, and looks beautiful. I think hifonics underrates the amp power. the bass knob it comes with is also pretty handy.

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Brian

Newville, PA

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Great power, super efficient

July 12, 2007

I just got this amp hooked up today and it drives my two Alpine Type-R's so hard, they're getting 600 RMS watts a piece and it's amazing. I ordered a capacitor with this amp because I thought it would make my lights flicker, but it's so efficient that the cap is just a ware on the electrical system. Great amp, great company, great price.

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Craig

Glendale, AZ

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Purchase it allready!

February 28, 2007

You won't find a better sub amp for the price. I don't know if it really pushes out what it is rated at, but is has more that my subs can handle. I was looking for 900 RMS at 2 Ohms (which is what my Audiobahns handle), they can't handle it. The remote bass is a great feature as well. Oh ya, don't forget to turn the input down to .2 volts, it comes set a 9, which won't give you any sound.

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michael

roswell, GA

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awesome

February 27, 2007

this amp is sweet and for the money hands down the best i have two jl w3 2ohm in my tahoe and this amp absolutly slams 2 thumbs up

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Megan

Yuma, AZ

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Wow, this amp is amazing

July 11, 2006

I just got this amp and have had it for 2 days. I am blown away on how kick ass this amp is. I have a Audiobahn 12" 1000watt RMS sub hooked up and it powers it awsome, while never really heating up even at high volumes for long periods. Also, usually a 1200 RMS amp would dim my lights, not this one, it runs super efficient and doesnt put any kind of strain on my stock power in my car. I would recomend any of the Hifonics Brutus amps!!!!

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Barry

Forest Hills, NY

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Great Value

April 26, 2006

This amp is the best value for the wattage you are getting. I use it with my two kicker solobaric l5 12 inch subs, matching the 1200 RMS. Lowest price for what you get, can't argue with that! Go for it!

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Robert

Henderson, NV

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New facelift

March 27, 2006

this is the bx1205d with a rather nice facelift. the older model is running my type r's without skipping a beat. cheap price and rated power. can't beat it.

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Seth

Luling, LA

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Niiiice

March 24, 2006

This amp is pretty sweet. I have this thing hookd up to 2 10' solobaric L5s and it pushes them hard. It looks really good at night when the blue neons light up. Good price for a good amp.

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Chris

Leominster, MA

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Bumpin

March 17, 2006

This amp is great, my friend has 2 12" type R's and it bumps them nicely... so if u like chillin in ur car wiht loud music and great bass i recomend u buy this amp. great price too.

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Comes with everything you need to upgrade your power and ground wire.

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

Your Price $149.99

Belva BBG3KT CCA 1/0 Gauge Big Three Kit

Features everything needed to upgrade factory power and ground wire.

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4 AWG / 4 Gauge Firewall Bushing

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Distribution Block with Two 1/0 or 4 AWG Inputs and Four 4 or 8 AWG Outputs

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16.4 ft. of 4-Channel X-Series RCA Cable with Dual Twisted Pair Hyper-Flex Technology

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25 ft. of True 12 Gauge 100% Copper EnvyFlex Speaker Cable/Wire

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12 Gauge 7 Meter (23 Ft) Speaker Wire (CCA)

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16 Gauge 7 Meter (23 Ft) Speaker Wire (CCA)

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

BXi1206D

Weight

13.00lbs

Internal SKU

bxi1206d

Internal Product ID

6522

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 1206D