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Hifonics Brutus BRX1200.1D

1200W RMS Class NextGen Super-D Monoblock Brutus Series Amplifier

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Brutus BRX Amps: Brutal to the Competition

Accu-Cross Crossovers for Sound Shaping

The Gods have struck again from Mt. Olympus. The famous Brutus amplifier has gone through a redesign and now features a new look along with amazing sound. The design for the new Brutus BRX amplifiers has a blue illuminated underglow that gives the amplifier a floating appearance when properly mounted.

The molded and angled illuminated terminals add to the stylish design and also provide stress-free installation access. Accu-Cross crossovers allow for adjustments and sound shaping. The Ultra-Fi MOSFET power supplies ensure the amplifier can maximize its sound capabilities. The new Brutus BRX amplifiers take it to the next level, and are certainly a brutal amplifier.

Molded and Angled Illuminated Terminals

All single-channel monoblock amplifiers from the Brutus BRX amplifiers feature NGSD Next Generation Super-D Class. This NGSD digital chip design in the amplifiers has been tweaked to provide an extremely efficient, low temperature, high amplification system.

Brutus Monoblock amplifiers are powerful, and extremely popular choices when it comes to choosing a high power output power source for your car audio installation. They're capable of 1 ohm power output, while following CEA Compliance to ensure that the RMS ratings are true. This alongside their stylish designs and efficient heatsinks make them a true competitor in the car audio industry.

General Features:

  • Brutus Series Monoblock Class NextGen Super-D Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating (@ 14.4V):
    • 4 ohms: 450 watts x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 800 watts x 1 chan.
    • 1 ohm: 1200 watts x 1 chan.
  • Ultra-Fi MOSFETS Circuit maximizing power efficiency while improving sound quality
  • Wired remote bass level control included
  • LED power (green) and protect (red) indicators
  • Variable Bass Boost (0 to +10 dB bass boost)
  • Built-in system diagnostics
  • 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 with illuminated Hifonics logo
  • Lighted connectors and blue wash of light from the underside of the heatsink
  • Input sensitivity:
    • Level: 200mV-9V
  • Variable low-pass filter (35-250 Hz)
  • Variable sub-sonic filter (15-35 Hz)
  • Frequency response: 10-250 Hz
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Dimensions: 14-3/8"L x 10-5/16"W x 2-1/2"H
  • 4-gauge power and ground wiring is required for installation. Contact us for information regarding a discount on select amplifier kits when purchased together with this amplifier.
  • 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.
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 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.
800 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.
1200 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.
Brutus (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.

1200 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
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.
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 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.
60A 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.
No
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
Sonic Certified Amplifier
Sonic Certified amplifiers have been tested by the experts at Sonic Electronix to meet or exceed the wattage ratings provided by the manufacturer. If this is marked as Yes, then you can trust the wattage ratings. If marked as No, then we have tested the amplifier and it did not meet the advertised wattage ratings. If marked as Not Tested, then the Sonic Electronix experts have not yet been able to test the amp.

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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Will

Cape Coral fl

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Best bang for your buck

December 25, 2014

Brutus amps are great amps for the money. Have mine pounding two kicker comp r's. Are there better amps out there? Sure but you gotta pay up. Just remember to upgrade your electrical to get your system running strong ( big 3 kit, hi output alt, extra agm batteries, good quality thick wires, etc, etc) as always, sonic is awesome!!

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Chris

Independence, MO

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Great prower from this amp!!

November 4, 2014

First amp didn't work and Sonic made an easy exchange for a new one and that thing works great. I ordered this amp for my Skar vvx 8's. and it pushes them with no problem @ 2 ohms. Once I upgrade and do the Big 3 I'll drop it down to 1 ohm see how it runs then. But @ 2 ohm I've had it cranked on a couple road trips with no problems and it hasn't even got warm to the touch. Awesome amp for the price. I'll be getting another one for sure!

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papa jon

Columbia, TN

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great amp

October 30, 2014

My hifonics brutus is everything that I asked for. Fast shipping and I had it hooked up and sounding great in no time at all. Can't wait to order some bigger subs to go with my brx1200.1d

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Chris

Florida

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Great Amp

October 22, 2014

I purchased this amp to power my 2 Kicker CompVR 12 subs. Amp works amazing. Has plenty of power for the subs and can get really low. I recommend this to anyone who is looking for a quality amp and a decent price. Have not had any problems so far.

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jay

jacksonville, NC

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Best amp i have owned

October 16, 2014

First off it's 1 ohm stable which alot of amps say but aren't which is big for me because I want my subs to get everything. I researched this brand thoroughly before I bought and so far I'm pleased. It doesn't get hot and does rated, matter of fact I just had to get an ANL 200 watt fuse because I snapped my 60! Cheap but thorough. Matched with two dvc 4 ohm Rockford p3 12's, best "budget build" I've had.

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NEBassHead

oshkosh, NE

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nice amp

April 12, 2014

its a verry flashy amp and does close to rated power at 1 ohm on a good elektrikol systom you more then likely want to get anuther batory because it drws alot of curent but all in all its a verry nice amp for the rice

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Evan

Long Beach, CA

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Absolutely perfect

March 25, 2014

Powering this indoors with two 750 watt server power supplies. It's a great amp and a great price. Looks AWESOME and is easy to use. I recommend!

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A.J.

Show low, AZ

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Great amp for the price

February 27, 2014

Was very skeptical about the quality of this amp but was very surprised once I hooked it up! I have this amp pushing 4 kicker cvr 12's and have it wired at 1 ohm and it never even gets hot! Pushes my subs really hard would definitely buy another in the future, good bang for the buck.

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Trunk Music

Baltimore, Maryland

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Brx1200.1d is dope.

February 3, 2014

This is and excellent amp for the price, It pushes my 3 10"s with ease and sounds great, would completely recommend it for anyone looking for street level performance.

Pros- Low cost, High efficiency, Great looks, and Solid build.

Cons- None so far it works perfectly.

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tony

utica MI

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amazing..

January 26, 2014

I recommend. Looks amazing. Sounds amazing. Does what it supposed to. Sexy LED's. And easy installation.

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Kenny

Peninsula ohio

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Worth it

January 19, 2014

I got 2 American bass 12s and this amp shakes the f*** outta my car. Good price, the blue lights up my car at night and I am very happy with this product.

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thomas

harrison, AR

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great amp

January 12, 2014

Replaced a 600 watt max I had hooked to a sola baric l7. Almost too much for the sub.

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ez

Laredo, Texas

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Great Amp!

January 6, 2014

Just perfect- doesn't heat up and gives really, really great power!

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smileygene30

Kings Mountain, NC

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Great Product!!!

January 6, 2014

I have $ L7 kicker 10's that are 500 watts rms a piece. I was looking for an amp to push all of them with no distortion & good sound quality, a friend of mine has this same amp on 3 jl 10's & they sound awsome!!!! I bought 2 of these amps, 1 amp on 2 subs & they really push them hard & they sound great. I have a dvd player & a monitor in my van & weather it's music or a movie on the dvd player my stereo is crystal clear. I have bought a few things from sonic electronics & they have some f the best products at some of the cheapest prices. This is a great product & I would recomend anybody to buy from sonic electronix!!

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Jared

Alton, IL

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Good amp for the price

December 30, 2013

I was originally going to go with a soundqubed 1200.1 amp but saw this on sale and decided to give hifonics a try.
If there's one difference I've noticed going from an older kicker to this amp is it's surpingly clear and has a much lower tone than my last amp. It's also quite a bit louder (going from 600rms to 900rms @ 2ohms)
The box says the amp runs 800rms @2ohm but the online info says 900 so I'm not sure what to believe.

Does not come with a birth sheet unfortunetly and the warranty is only a year, you can buy an extended warranty though (29.99 for an extra year 49.99 for two extra years) I think it would be better if they just stuck behind their product and had a 3 year warranty to start.

The amp itself is surprisingly light for it's overall size and output I assume this is because of the (super D) design.

Overall good amp, if you have the extra money to spend soundqubed would probably be a better option but if you're trying to save money and are willing to go with a slightly off brand this is a good choice.

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Kyle

greenville sc

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Fantastic amp!

December 6, 2013

I got this amp pushing two RE se-x 10D4 wired to 1 ohm, and this amp keeps those things slamming! its lighter than i expected, and the LED lights are gorgeous! They dim out (along with all my other lights) when the bass hits, but that is to be expected on stock battery/alt. doesnt get too hot, no other problems so far! bass knob is very nice!

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Sonic Electronix Store
Same brand as subs I have, and good reccomendations.
james h on Nov 28, 2014
Looks dope af, and now that i have received itâ?¦ WOW it makes my 2 12" kickers sound GREAT
Nashdan P on Nov 21, 2014
Rollin the dice on a good amp...... We'll see! I have confidence in Sonic Electronix......
DArren W on Nov 28, 2014
My roommate bought one and has been using it for years. The prices here are unbeatable.
Joshua A on Nov 7, 2014
Is this stable on 1 ohm?
A shopper on Aug 28, 2014
Best Answer: Great amp , best bang for your buck... ive always used JL audio which is top line ,but very expensive. I was skeptical about this amp at first , but it never got too hot or shut off on me . I was pushing 2 12" rockford p3s 4 ohm dvc running them in parallel at 1 ohm , and i was impressed by tge amps performance.
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will this wiring kit work for a mono amplifier?
Ryan w on Oct 22, 2014
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Belva BAK44
Belva BAK44
Best Answer: Hello Ryan,

Yes, but its not a very practical purchase. The BAK44 has 4 RCA connections and 65ft of Speaker Wire. Unless you need that, that appears to be a bit of a waste of your budget. The BAK42 will save you $20 , provide you with less Speaker Wire, and a traditional set of RCAs. Nonetheless, the BAK44 is the exact same material and components, just a bit extra materials.

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_45056_Belva-BAK42.html
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Belva BAK42
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

BRX1200.1D

UPC

806576222002

Weight

11.00lbs

Internal SKU

brx12001d

Internal Product ID

74623

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 Brutus BRX1200.1D

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