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    Is Hifonics overrated

    Quick question guys I am looking for an amp to power 2 10" L7 in ported box. I was thinking of the RE12.1 but then I saw the Hifonics Brutus 1605D which says 1600 watts x 1 @ 1ohm for about $225 @ ike sound. Just wanted to know if it is worth the savings and if you guys think it will put out around that much power or is it very overrated.
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    Re: Is Hifonics overrated

    They are over rated, according to most. Many benches show the Brutus line doing up to ~500w less than their rated power... Brutus also has some reliability issues.




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    Re: Is Hifonics overrated

    Not sure of the 1605d but if its anything like the 1500d it is overrated by afew hundred watts. (about 200-300 if I remember correctly)




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    Re: Is Hifonics overrated

    Do you guys think it will power the 2 10L7 with ease even if it is overrated




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    Re: Is Hifonics overrated

    well if youve got the money, go with the 12.1




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    Re: Is Hifonics overrated

    Quote Originally Posted by ra4u2nv
    Do you guys think it will power the 2 10L7 with ease even if it is overrated

    Be easy on the gain (dont set it to put out 1600w... ) and it should be fine. There are other choices out there, however...

    For the same price you can find a refurbished Planet Audio 2250D and those are not over rated.




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    Re: Is Hifonics overrated

    What other choices can you give me that are not too expensive but reliable and sufficient power. By the way the subs will be in ported enclosure




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    Re: Is Hifonics overrated

    Quote Originally Posted by ra4u2nv
    What other choices can you give me that are not too expensive but reliable and sufficient power. By the way the subs will be in ported enclosure
    http://cgi.ebay.com/PLANET-AUDIO-225...QQcmdZViewItem

    I hope to be picking up one of these fairly soon for myself...




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    Re: Is Hifonics overrated

    is that amp 1 ohm stable




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    Re: Is Hifonics overrated

    Yes... It will do its rated power of 2250w @ 1 ohm, however I wouldnt set the gain to put out ~1800w or so, just to be on the safe side.




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    Re: Is Hifonics overrated

    Max Power (1 Ohm) 2250W x 1




    or am i reading this wrong?



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    Re: Is Hifonics overrated

    its rms....



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    Re: Is Hifonics overrated

    you sure....

    Max Power (1 Ohm) 2250W x 1
    RMS Power (2 Ohms) 1200W x 1
    RMS Power (4 Ohms) 650W x 1
    THD @ 1 Watt, (4 Ohms) 0.30%
    Signal-To-Noise Ratio Below Rated Power Output 100Db
    Frequency Response 20Hz To 250Hz (+/-3db)
    Input Sensitivity 300Mv To 5.1V
    Dimensions (L x H x W): 18" x 2-1/4" x 10-5/8"




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    Re: Is Hifonics overrated

    No, Planet Audio rates their amplifiers for 1 ohm by stating max power. It IS however the RMS rating. By MAX, they are simply saying the highest amount of continuous output at the lowest impedance possible. The birthsheet from my PA 1250D said 1275w RMS @ 1 ohm with 14.4v input IIRC.




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