Hifonics Brutus BRZ1200.1D D-Class Mono Block 1 x 450 @ 4 OHMS, 1 x 900 @ 2 OHMS, 1 x 1200 @ 1 OHM
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- Hifonics "Super D" Digital D-Class Technology that is 4/2/1 Ohm Stable with Blue "Military Grade" PCB and Bass EQ with 45 Hz Bass Boost
- Brutus Bass Remote Included with RCA Inputs and Outputs and a Built-in system Diagnostics
- High Dissipation Heat Sink
- Variable Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass, Phase Shift and Level Control
- Link N’ Sinc Linking Capability BRZ 2100.1D and BRZ 2400.1D
- 1200 Watts
- Illuminated Logo
For years, Brutus amplifiers have been recognized the world over as some of the best subwoofer amplifiers in their class. Hifonics newly designed Hifonics Brutus amplifiers are the most efficient and comprehensive Super D-Class series ever. "With the new vertical fin heat-sink design these amplifiers have better heat dissispation and therefore run more efficient resulting in less impact on a car's battery and charging system than many other amps available today." Translated into cost, that's more wattage output with less battery current used, equaling more watts per dollar. As always, Brutus amps are 1-Ohm stable, but also run at 4- or 2-Ohms for a much tighter bass response, and it is no different for this new line up. For 2011 there are five models with power starting at 1200 Watts all the way up to 3000 Watts. In relying on this super-speed enhanced chip-set, it offers higher current capacities and more precise digital to analog conversion. The result is very low distortion, even at high listening levels. The amplifier is also battery stable up to 14.4 volts!
Reviewed in the United States on July 10, 2013
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It really is 1 omh stable. The amp gets a little warm after an hour of being pushed hard but not so hot that it would thermal. Amp feels solid and very well built with the exception of the end caps that are plastic. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND MOUNTING IT TO YOUR BOX. Install was surprisingly easy. 4 awg for my power and ground and 10 awg for my speakers. I was a little concerned about the angled terminals but it proved to be helpful when trying to do a clean looking install.
This was bought to power my secondary system as I am going to run 2 12w6v2's with 2 jl 500/1 amps in my daily driver and I have to say that with this amp and the cvx's it is much louder then the 2 w6's. This is more of a SPL setup then SQL. I did however hook my w6 up to the hifonics and it sounded just as clear as with the jl 500/1. If I didnt already have the other setup I would buy another one of these and use it for the w6's. Good clean power.
I also want to add that if you want to get the full power of this amp make sure you are getting at least 14.4 volts to the amp. I have read alot of bad reviews on the hifonics amps and I promise you that if you treat it right and feed it the proper voltage it will be one of the best amps you have ever owned. Make sure to use a DMM (digital multi meter) to set it up. DO NOT TUNE YOUR AMPS "BY EAR". Doesnt matter how good you think you are. Using a dmm is the safest and most accurate way to tune your system. It will save your subs and amp from clipping and ensure a long life for your system.
Update - I received my SA-12 and now have the amp performing at it's full potential (1200w @ 1 ohm). After an hour of playing bass-heavy songs, it stays strong and only feels luke-warm to the touch, which completely surprised me. I thought for sure that after abusing it for so long that it would heat up a bit, but it didn't. Also, I have that cheap, 4 gauge wire kit that "other Amazon shoppers bought with this", and I haven't yet blown the 60 amp fuse that came with it. The wire hasn't even heated up at all.
This is a solid amp. I'm happy that I chose this, and recommend it to anyone wanting to power a subwoofer in its power range, without having to upgrade the big 3.
I've honestly never heard just one 12 pound so hard.
A couple observations:
The level pots are plastic; not a bad thing but mine had marks like they have been turned with a screwdriver before, thats why I think this amp purchased from "coolncheap" MAY have been refurbished. Box, packaging, manual, basically everything else looked brand new.
Endcaps are plastic, be careful when tightening screws through them as they MAY crack if overtightened.
The little plastic lens over the led on the bass knob fell inside the bass knob housing, not a big deal since I use an inline volume knob on the RCA's from the headunit.
I like this amp a lot, and am really hoping it will stand the test of time because right now I dont think there is a better amp that puts out the amount of power this one does for under one-fifty...
Installed 7/24/2012, will update if a problem arises.