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    Hifonics BX1605D VS Kicker SX1250 VS Kicker ZX1500

    Alright ive got two dual 4 ohm 15 inch L5s. Right now these are being powered by a hifonics bx1605d (rated at 1600 rms)

    Obvisouly I will be hooking the subs up at 1 ohm.

    Both the 1605d and Kicker SX1250 are 1 ohm stable. The ZX1500 is 2 ohm stable but I have seen alot of people on here say it will do 1 ohm everyday.

    I want to get a new amp but I cannot decide between the 1250 and 1500.

    I like the digital display and controls that the SX1250 has but i'm afraid it wont be much if any louder than my hifonics amp. I know hifonics is overrated but i'm afraid that they are overrated enough to make the 1250 and the 1605d about the same amount of watts. I would be very disappointed if i got the amp and i couldn't really notice a difference.

    Then the zx1500 doesn't have the digital display and isn't "1 ohm stable". But its 1500 watts.

    oh and there is only a $10 difference between the two so price doesn't matter.

    What should I do and why?



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    Re: Hifonics BX1605D VS Kicker SX1250 VS Kicker ZX1500

    Quote Originally Posted by aaron7114 View Post
    Alright ive got two dual 4 ohm 15 inch L5s. Right now these are being powered by a hifonics bx1605d (rated at 1600 rms)

    Obvisouly I will be hooking the subs up at 1 ohm.

    Both the 1605d and Kicker SX1250 are 1 ohm stable. The ZX1500 is 2 ohm stable but I have seen alot of people on here say it will do 1 ohm everyday.

    I want to get a new amp but I cannot decide between the 1250 and 1500.

    I like the digital display and controls that the SX1250 has but i'm afraid it wont be much if any louder than my hifonics amp. I know hifonics is overrated but i'm afraid that they are overrated enough to make the 1250 and the 1605d about the same amount of watts. I would be very disappointed if i got the amp and i couldn't really notice a difference.

    Then the zx1500 doesn't have the digital display and isn't "1 ohm stable". But its 1500 watts.

    oh and there is only a $10 difference between the two so price doesn't matter.

    What should I do and why?
    i have a zx1500.1 and was also told it can be run at 1 ohm, however i keep hearing stories about the amp going into protect at 1 ohm, so i decided to run it at 2 ohms like its rated. With that in mind as good as the zx1500.1 is i wouldn't choose that amp for your application. I would get the sx1250.1, however you probably won't hear an audible difference between that amp and your current hifonics amp. If you want an amp that would give you an audible difference i would look into a us amps md2 or a 20.1.hth




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    Re: Hifonics BX1605D VS Kicker SX1250 VS Kicker ZX1500

    if power is all within a couple 100 watts, you're not going to notice much of a difference.



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    Re: Hifonics BX1605D VS Kicker SX1250 VS Kicker ZX1500

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    Re: Hifonics BX1605D VS Kicker SX1250 VS Kicker ZX1500

    Why not get a Sundown Audio SAZ-1500D?

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    Re: Hifonics BX1605D VS Kicker SX1250 VS Kicker ZX1500

    Quote Originally Posted by Punk0Rama View Post
    Why not get a Sundown Audio SAZ-1500D?

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    Re: Hifonics BX1605D VS Kicker SX1250 VS Kicker ZX1500

    Quote Originally Posted by Punk0Rama View Post
    Why not get a Sundown Audio SAZ-1500D?

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    Re: Hifonics BX1605D VS Kicker SX1250 VS Kicker ZX1500

    The reason I am choosing between the zx1500 and sx1250 is because I want to run all kicker.



    Headunit:
    JVC AVX2 (3.5" Screen)
    Mids and Highs:
    Kicker 6 1/2" door speakers
    Four 3 1/2" Kicker Speakers in the sub wall
    Subs:
    Two 2006 15" Kicker L7s
    Amps:
    Kicker KX120.2 for Mids and Highs
    Kicker KX2500.1 for Subs
    Box:
    8 Cube wall tuned to 50 hz for comp and 36 hz for daily.
    150.4 db @ 47 hz on TL with 3 day old subs. Done a 156.8 since then on Audiocontrol
    Refs: 1 Hugh Jass, k4rts, vitveet, pioneerpimp, Colt9699, caligirl2k

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    Re: Hifonics BX1605D VS Kicker SX1250 VS Kicker ZX1500

    hifonics are overated. Your brutus isnt putting out near 1600 watts. Get the zx 1500.1. That will put out about 1600+ true watts and make your 15's bang. The sx would just be a pain to tune it all the way you want it. The zx is your best bet in my opinion




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    Re: Hifonics BX1605D VS Kicker SX1250 VS Kicker ZX1500

    Quote Originally Posted by tex512 View Post
    hifonics are overated. Your brutus isnt putting out near 1600 watts. Get the zx 1500.1. That will put out about 1600+ true watts and make your 15's bang. The sx would just be a pain to tune it all the way you want it. The zx is your best bet in my opinion
    yeah I know hifonics are overrated i said that in my first post. Why would the sx be a pain to tune? Only really disadvantage that the zx1500 that I see for me is it not being 1 ohm stable.



    Headunit:
    JVC AVX2 (3.5" Screen)
    Mids and Highs:
    Kicker 6 1/2" door speakers
    Four 3 1/2" Kicker Speakers in the sub wall
    Subs:
    Two 2006 15" Kicker L7s
    Amps:
    Kicker KX120.2 for Mids and Highs
    Kicker KX2500.1 for Subs
    Box:
    8 Cube wall tuned to 50 hz for comp and 36 hz for daily.
    150.4 db @ 47 hz on TL with 3 day old subs. Done a 156.8 since then on Audiocontrol
    Refs: 1 Hugh Jass, k4rts, vitveet, pioneerpimp, Colt9699, caligirl2k

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    Re: Hifonics BX1605D VS Kicker SX1250 VS Kicker ZX1500

    easy, look for a KX1200, will do 13801-550 into a 1 ohm load, not paying for the DSP like the SX, and still running the right impedence with the KX, unlike you would with the ZX.



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    Re: Hifonics BX1605D VS Kicker SX1250 VS Kicker ZX1500

    good prices on the kx1200 im just afraid that i wont notice that big a difference between my hifonics amp and the 1200 kicker amp



    Headunit:
    JVC AVX2 (3.5" Screen)
    Mids and Highs:
    Kicker 6 1/2" door speakers
    Four 3 1/2" Kicker Speakers in the sub wall
    Subs:
    Two 2006 15" Kicker L7s
    Amps:
    Kicker KX120.2 for Mids and Highs
    Kicker KX2500.1 for Subs
    Box:
    8 Cube wall tuned to 50 hz for comp and 36 hz for daily.
    150.4 db @ 47 hz on TL with 3 day old subs. Done a 156.8 since then on Audiocontrol
    Refs: 1 Hugh Jass, k4rts, vitveet, pioneerpimp, Colt9699, caligirl2k

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    Re: Hifonics BX1605D VS Kicker SX1250 VS Kicker ZX1500

    Go old school and get hifonics if you can find a good one like thor and zeus..




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    Re: Hifonics BX1605D VS Kicker SX1250 VS Kicker ZX1500

    Quote Originally Posted by A/D/S-MbQuart View Post
    Go old school and get hifonics if you can find a good one like thor and zeus..
    I want to go all kicker.



    Headunit:
    JVC AVX2 (3.5" Screen)
    Mids and Highs:
    Kicker 6 1/2" door speakers
    Four 3 1/2" Kicker Speakers in the sub wall
    Subs:
    Two 2006 15" Kicker L7s
    Amps:
    Kicker KX120.2 for Mids and Highs
    Kicker KX2500.1 for Subs
    Box:
    8 Cube wall tuned to 50 hz for comp and 36 hz for daily.
    150.4 db @ 47 hz on TL with 3 day old subs. Done a 156.8 since then on Audiocontrol
    Refs: 1 Hugh Jass, k4rts, vitveet, pioneerpimp, Colt9699, caligirl2k

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    Re: Hifonics BX1605D VS Kicker SX1250 VS Kicker ZX1500

    Quote Originally Posted by tex512 View Post
    hifonics are overated. Your brutus isnt putting out near 1600 watts. Get the zx 1500.1. That will put out about 1600+ true watts and make your 15's bang. The sx would just be a pain to tune it all the way you want it. The zx is your best bet in my opinion
    why would it be a pain?



    Headunit:
    JVC AVX2 (3.5" Screen)
    Mids and Highs:
    Kicker 6 1/2" door speakers
    Four 3 1/2" Kicker Speakers in the sub wall
    Subs:
    Two 2006 15" Kicker L7s
    Amps:
    Kicker KX120.2 for Mids and Highs
    Kicker KX2500.1 for Subs
    Box:
    8 Cube wall tuned to 50 hz for comp and 36 hz for daily.
    150.4 db @ 47 hz on TL with 3 day old subs. Done a 156.8 since then on Audiocontrol
    Refs: 1 Hugh Jass, k4rts, vitveet, pioneerpimp, Colt9699, caligirl2k

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