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1500 Watt Monoblock Brutus Series Super Class D 1-Ohm Stable Subwoofer Amplifier - (Brutus 1500 Watt)

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Brutus Series Amplifiers

When it is time for some serious power for your car audio system, Hifonics is the way to go. The Brutus Series Amplifiers are in line with the high power output that Hifonics is known for.

Incorporating Super D-Class circuitry allows for dedicated, efficient power for higher bass response without sacrificing sound pressure. The Ultra-Fi MOSFET outputs chosen for the Brutus Series are typically used for music production where high power, efficient cooling and minimal distortion are key. They allow these amps to produce high power with minimal distortion.

The included bass knob can allow you to adjust your bass to match any genre of music you listen to. The Brutus Series also has RCA outputs for daisy chaining multiple amps together for even more power. Designed to get loud, the Brutus Series Amplifiers are ideal for a pounding audio system!



General Features:

  • Brutus Series Monoblock Class D Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 550 watts x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 900 watts x 1 chan.
    • 1 ohm: 1500 watts x 1 chan.
  • Wired remote bass level control included
  • Pulse Width Modulated MOSFET power supply
  • LED power (green) and protect (red) indicator lights
  • Preamp RCA ouputs allow for daisy chaining multiple amps
  • Heavy duty aluminum alloy heat-sink with illuminated Hifonics logo
  • Lighted connectors and blue wash of light
  • 1-Ohm Stable operation
  • 10 AWG speaker output connections
  • Full-range Preamp RCA outputs to daisy chain multiple amps
    Full-range only if a full range signal is connected to input
  • 3-way system protection circuitry (thermal, overload and speaker short protection)
  • Input sensitivity: 200mV - 9V
  • Frequency Response: 15 - 250 Hz
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): <0.10%
  • Signal to Noise Ration: >95dB
  • Variable low-pass filter: 35 - 250 Hz
  • Subsonic filter: 15 - 35 Hz
  • Variable Bass Boost: 0 to +10 dB bass boost at 45 Hz
  • Variable phase: 0 - 180°
  • Fust Rating: 70A Maxi x 2
  • 4 gauge power and ground wiring is recommended for installation. Contact us for information regarding a discount on select amplifier kits from our website when purchased together with this amplifier. Click Here for our contact information.
  • Dimensions: 9.8"W x 12.5"L x 2.4"H
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty
Check out the 2015 Hifonics Brutus Series' Manual Owner's Manual

Also found as: BRX15161D, BRX1516-1D

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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.

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
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.
<0.10%
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)
Subsonic
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
Fuse Rating
The amperage and the number of fuse(s) an amp requires.
70A 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.

No
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.
Not Tested
Hi-Res Audio Compatible
This feature refers to if the product is capable of Hi-Res Audio (HRA) playback.

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
81%
4 Star
13%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
6%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.6
Value
4.6
Features
4.4
Design
4.8
Usability
4.6
Taylor T

Jamestown ND

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Great Amp

April 21, 2015

Called up Sonic Electronix and asked them what amp to use for my 2 12" RE Audio SExv2's and they said this amp. I hooked it up and wow is all I have to say! It delivers clean power at 1 ohm giving out 1500 rms all day on my multimeter and only gets somewhat warm after a good hour on full blast. I would recommend this amp to anyone looking to power bigger subs cause my subs hit the lows now like never before. This amp make for a clean install, looks nice and the blue led logo shines bright. A+

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Mario S.

Compton, California

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Good product

April 17, 2015

Amp is working well. Looks nice. Couldn't fit 0 gauge. Did 4 guage instead. My lights dim a little when system is turned up. It pushes a 12 i have comfortably. I wonder how better it would be with 0 guage. Overall good quality amp for price.

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justin

Chattanooga, TN

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June 29, 2015

Great amp for the price. I got it pushing two 12s amercian bass and its flexin my trunk

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James

Greenville, SC

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Big Bang for your buck

June 7, 2015

I was a little unsure about using tis amp because I had never heard of it. This amp pushes two L7 Kicker Solo Baric 12's with ease!! And the bass knob that comes with it is also a blessing! I was building the system for my son's Honda Civic while he is deployed and really wanted to make it jam for him when he gets back stateside and this a does the job well. The extended warranty was cheap also and gives it a 3 year warranty. I would definitely recommend this amp to anyone wanting power for less money! 1500 watt amp that rated at 1695 watts!! I'll take it!!

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Ty

Philadelphia

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Great amplifier

July 9, 2015

I have this amp hooked up to one alpine type r 4 olm 3000w the amp make everything so clear and the bass is magnificent. I would highly recommend the Brutus

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BassHead

Wichita, KS

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awesome amp!

October 4, 2015

Purchased this amp to power a hdc3 12. Wired down to 1 ohm and barely gets warm and sub hits hard! Great purchase

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Jay

Santa ana

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Sick amp

January 18, 2016

Amp does the job on my L7 15.
KICKS would recommend this product to anyone looking for some bass action.

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Jeremiah

reno, NV

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good product for the price

October 9, 2016

I love the look and performance of this amp... It is definitely pushing my 2 p3 punch 12s hard plenty of power with this amp

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Trevor

ExeterExeter, NE

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Good Deal

September 27, 2016

This amp is very big in person and seems to have good ventilation! has an easy setup and nice indications. I recommend this product to anybody wanting a nice amp for a great value!

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J WOOD

shawnee oklahoma

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great value

August 26, 2016

This amp has my two re sex v2 d415's
wired down two 1 ohm in a ported box bout 9 cubic ft
tuned to 35 hz hitting like mike Tyson in the 1st round
straight pounding .great amp .shout out to RE AUDIO two

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J WOOD

shawnee oklahoma

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great value

August 26, 2016

This amp has my two re sex v2 d415's
wired down two 1 ohm in a ported box bout 9 cubic ft
tuned to 35 hz hitting like mike Tyson in the 1st round
straight pounding .great amp .shout out to RE AUDIO two

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Fred

Fresno,ca

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August 26, 2016

I would recommend this product cause it picks up my 15' kicker and it's a better amp then other amps I had and the design is nice and if your looking for a good amp with power look no further and buy from here

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Jp

Schenectady NY

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Hifonics Brutus Car Amplifier

August 3, 2016

I don't have much words to say. But the amp I received was great. All instructions (if needed) are included and also warning labels of how to wire your subs so that you won't burn them out while using this amp. And I've got to say, having it hooked up in my car looks great with the way it lights up like the other hifonics amps I've seen.

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Mojo

Duncan, Ok

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Disappointed

April 12, 2016

Ive always bought higher end amps in the past thought i would give a hifonics amp a try and guess what u get what u pay for this amp goes into protection mode for no reason and stays there all 4 guage wires are clean and ground is to bare metal on body so yea very disappointed and will never buy a hifonics product again!

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Vaudrin

Canada

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I have always trusted Hifonics!

April 11, 2016

This amp is an absolute beast! I had their previous model brz1200.1d and it served me well for over 5 years!
I have a RE Audio SEx dual 4 15" sub, kicking about 800w peak, and 600w rms all day! Bangs hard, great design and as a added touch, the terminals light up blue!

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zach

mn

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March 31, 2016

Great amp, have it pushing my sa 15 and it's a beast

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• Subsonic Filter From 15-35 Hz
• Dimensions: 9.8" W x 12.5" L x 2.4" H

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good price
olegario z on Nov 24, 2016
I broke My rockford fosgate T1500BD amp and i cant afford to buy another one. So i picked a lesser quality amp
Ryan M on Oct 11, 2016
Good review from a friend
Brandon c on Nov 12, 2016
the brutus amps are the only way to go....alot of power for your money
charles m on May 23, 2016
i just recently purchased a hifonics brutus brx1516.1d and I wanted to pair it with a Kicker 15" L7. My question is i don't know which "OHM" of Kicker 15" L7 to buy (4OHM or 2OHM) my amplifier is "1 OHM Stable" and 1500 watts RMS at 1OHM and that is what "load" i would like to put on it. So do i purchase "one" kicker 15" L7 2 0hm and wire it parallel to amplifier achieve a 1 ohm load to get most power out of amplifier? I would appreciate any help or comments on how the best way to get the most power out of this amplifier and which 15" L7 to pair it with i have heard nothing but great things about the L7 series, and for this sub is ported or sealed box the way to go for loud bass?
A shopper on Aug 22, 2015
Hifonics BRX1516.1D
Hifonics BRX1516.1D
Kicker 11S15L72
Kicker 11S15L72
Best Answer: Hello,

First, so we are on the same page, the drivers are DUAL-2ohm and DUAL-4ohm . This isn't silly semantics, as one can easily confuse what you are saying for a SINGLE-2ohm/4ohm driver, which completely changes the conversation.

To your point, you will require a Dual-2ohm, wired in parallel, to achieve a 1ohm load. However, we do not suggest this, and strongly advise against it. I don't mean to sound rude, I just want to make sure you protect your investment, but if you are not experienced with car audio, then you should attempt powering a 1000w driver with an amplifier that is potentially putting out ~1500w . Instead, my suggestion is going with the Dual-4ohm driver, wired to 2ohms, and staying within the range of the driver's handling. Unless you are absolutely sure that your installer can tune the setup right, and you are responsible enough to not drive the setup to its limits then go with the 1ohm system. =]
Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Aug 22, 2015
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im trying to decide which brutus will be the best choice to power my 2 kicker cvt shallow mount 10's? the 1515.1d or the1116.1d? each are 400 RMS/800 PEAK
kaenon c on Nov 18, 2015
Best Answer: It really depends on a few things. What ohm are the subs you have? You want to match your subs and amp based on RMS, not peak. This amp is advertised to produce 900watts RMS at a 2 ohm load, which should be enough power to supply both your subs, assuming that your running at a 2 ohm load. Also, it's always a good idea and spend the money upfront for a more powerful amp, if your budget allows, so that way if you ever decide to upgrade in the future you know your amp will be able to supply the power.
Reply · Report · Adam D on Nov 22, 2015
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description says its a mono amp but why does it have 2 positive and negative outputs?
A shopper on Aug 5, 2015
Best Answer: Hello,

The description says its a monoblock, because it is. The two outputs you see are intended to make installer of multiple subwoofers easier. This is a very common setup for "pro style" monoblocks. Examples below..

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/pictures_new.php?id=40252&picture_id=2341480

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/pictures_new.php?id=34764&picture_id=2357346

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/pictures_new.php?id=29472&picture_id=2356525
Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Aug 6, 2015
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Is this amp 2006 Compliant??
Trent on Mar 19, 2015
Best Answer: It does not have the 2006 compliant cert on the box. A few other notables. The description states that 1/0 gauge wire is required for installation. the amp does not accept 1/0 wire. It accepts 4 gauge wire. You would be wise to run 1/0 to a buss bar or distribution block so you 4 gauge wire runs are short. Also it has(2) 70 amp fusees not 80 amp. The Tech support at maxsonics assured me that the amp is RMS power rated where the Zues line is peak power rated. After all of that. I am driving a single Soundqubed HDS312d2 at 1 ohm in a ported box in the trunk of my crown vic and Damn! All I needed was 1200 watts RMS and I think I got it. there is a war going on in there. I would buy the same amp again. I t would be nice if Sonic electronix made some corrections to the description and ran the amp on there own scope dyno. All RMS rated amps on the site should have the video with the amp output test.

Steve Meade did Amp test Tuesday on an elite Brutus BRX1700 and it put out more power in dynamic test wich is basically like listening to music rather than a constant sine wave and the BRX1700 did 1800 watts. so take that to the bank. Steve Meade doesn't mess around with junk.Brutus amps perform.
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i purchased this and 2 soundstream r3.12 and they are 2 ohm and i want to bring them down to 1 ohm without hurting the amp how do i do this?

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JEREMY S on Mar 1, 2016
Hifonics BRX1516.1D
Hifonics BRX1516.1D
Soundstream R3.12
Soundstream R3.12
Best Answer: Hi Jeremy,

What you seek to do Cannot be done - it is physically impossible. Two Dual-2ohm - like you two Soundstream R3.12 - can ONLY be wired to 2ohm final load or 8ohm final load to the BRX1516.1D.
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I recently purchased these subs along with a Hifonics 1500W Monoblock Brutus Series Super Class D Amp and I'm worried that It won't be enough bang. I still have my Hifonics 2400W Monoblock Brutus Series Super Class D Amp that powered my 12s but I'm sure that's way too much juice. I downsized due to a new car and trunk space. Was the 1516 a good choice?
Marc N on Nov 19, 2015
Hifonics BRX1516.1D
Hifonics BRX1516.1D
Kicker 40DCWR102
Kicker 40DCWR102
Best Answer: Hi Marc,

The answer to your question is in the description of each product. =]

Kicker DCompR10
--RMS: 800 watts total
--Impedance: 2 Ohm final impedance at terminal

Hifonics BRX1516.1D
--2 ohms: 900 watts x 1 chan.

It's a perfect match.
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i puchased a hifonics brutus brx 1516.1d and paired it with one kicker 15" dvc 4ohm L7 and a sealed box. i have a couple questions, one is i have heard different things about this sub for ported to sealed boxes, that they dont handle power as well in ported boxes and then some say they are louder with less power in a ported box? I understand that there are lots of things can affect this i just wasnt sure if there was truth behind the sub wattage being different in different boxes? as for one of the boxes (ported or vented) being louder in my vehicle i have a 2007 dodge durango which would you recomend for loudest bass? and last question does this subwoofer need to be "broken in"? I never knew if breaking in was true or not for subwoofers and want to get the longest life out of the sub and i greatly appreciate any help and/or recommendations it is awesome to be able to ask professionals questions and get helpful answers thanks again.
A shopper on Aug 24, 2015
Hifonics BRX1516.1D
Hifonics BRX1516.1D
Kicker 11S15L74
Kicker 11S15L74
Best Answer: -just wasnt sure if there was truth behind the sub wattage being different in different boxes?

There is definitely truth behind it, but if it were an "issue" or something worth frying your brain over then Kicker would have added such specs to their manual/literature. Point being, don't worry about it; the ~900w that your amplifier can Potentially drive with is sufficient for either application. Plus, keep in mind, you aren't going to have the setup opened up at full tilt at all times so the power will fluctuate. Again, it's all relative.

-which would you recomend for loudest bass?

Ported enclosures are intended to be "boomy" , therefore perceived as 'louder' .

-last question does this subwoofer need to be "broken in"?

Ideally, yes there is. We always overestimate and suggest +20hrs of casual listening before really 'rocking out'.

Here is Kicker's Tech Support Contact info if you wish to "fry your brain" with information =] :

(405) 624-8583
8am - 5pm CST
support@kicker.com
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i recently purchased this sub how do i wire one sub (15" L7 4ohm) for a 2ohm load to my amplifier a brutus 1516.1d?
A shopper on Aug 23, 2015
Hifonics BRX1516.1D
Hifonics BRX1516.1D
Kicker 11S15L74
Kicker 11S15L74
Best Answer: Hello,

The driver's manual will outline how to wire it in Parallel to a 2ohm load. Here is our rendition:
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/product/img/subwoofer_wiring/1_sub_DVC_4_ohm_mono.jpg

At the amplifier, pick any pair of opposite polarities (i.e. 1 Positive + 1 Negative) . Yes, ANY PAIR .
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i just ordered this hifonics amp (BRX 1516.1d) and i ordered a Kicker 15" dual voice coil 4ohm sub that has a selector on the terminal to change the ohm"s from 2/8 to1/4 (kicker40cwr154) and i have never seen this option on a subwoofer,and i have a ported box, i am curious how to wire the sub woofer to acheive 2 ohm"s so i can get more power from the amplifier? I have hooked up sterio"in the past very basic sub and amp hook ups and was wondering if someone could help with wiring options to get the most power from amp. ANY HELP will be greatly appreciated even describing What parallel or impedance and ohm"s mean? I want to hook up and learn at the same time so i understand different specs for subs and amps for now and the future. i hope someone can help! Thank you.
A shopper on Aug 14, 2015
Hifonics BRX1516.1D
Hifonics BRX1516.1D
Kicker 40CWR154
Kicker 40CWR154
Atrend 15SQV
Atrend 15SQV
Best Answer: Hello ,

Unfortunately, we don't have the available space to explain the theories and laws you've requested, but below are two links to get you started. =]

As for your subwoofer question, simply keep the switch at 2ohms if you want a 2ohm final load at the amp . At the amp itself, simply pick any set of 1 Positive and 1 Negative, it doesn't matter which, as long as they are opposite polarities.

http://knowledge.sonicelectronix.com/

http://blog.sonicelectronix.com/
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

BRX1516.1D

UPC

806576223610

Weight

11.40lbs

Internal SKU

brx15161d

Internal Product ID

94823

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 BRX1516.1D

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