i know its not exact.. & the MB probably could push its rated power through the fusing, but that one point would put me off the MB personally.
i just noticed the hifonics is CEA certified & the MB isnt....lol, so that basically explains my post in a nutshell.
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1996 Ford Explorer 4 door XLT
HU - Pioneer 80prs "active"
Front Stage - 2 - Alphard mx60 mids- 2 Alphard mx80 mids - 4 - Alphard neo tweets
Front Stage amp - Alphard 200.4
Subwoofer - SPLAUDIO built TC 5200 15"
Subwoofers Amp - 2 FSD 2600's strapped @ 1.6ohm
Box - 3.5cf tuned @ 33hz
Wiring/Electrical - Sky High Audio, 400AH of Battery, 270amp JS Alternator
in order imho
granted i own an aq amp, ive read mb quart is good for the money(only read a couple bad things about the quality) but hifonics ive just read so much bad stuff i wouldnt buy it, top of the line or not
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Legal disclaimer... this is my own personal opinion that I have made from my own personal experience and based on my own personal tastes. At no time have I implied that anyone is wrong in their own opinions and you need to make a decision based on your own opinions.
AQ gets my vote. I've used the AQ1200d for a few things with no problems. It's been reliable and done its job properly. Decent footprint, cosmetically appealing. Not going against the others, simply stating my preference and experience.
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Brz 1200 ALL DAYYY everyone is loving them. And they look beastley!!
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Man, I just got a brand new MB Quart Onyx 1.1500D. Wish I could give you a review, but I haven't been able to run it yet. I've been trouble shooting my system. (might be something wrong in the HU, RCA area). I would say these three are pretty much on the same level. I know some don't like the AQ's quality. Some ding MB Quarts cause their Maxxsonic now and not their older German counterparts, but the newer Onyx line looks promising. Most thing being the same, I went with MB Quart cause of the 2 guage inputs, output wattage(500,1000,1500), and they are kinda **** lookin. I'm running 2-12" sub right now, and plan on switching over to one higher wattage 10".
Think I got mine for $210 on ebay...
With the exception of the AQ's quality, I'd concur with everything you've mentioned.
"I run this in my car with two type r's. Temps where i live can reach into the 100's with 90% humidity. So i would say the trunk gets fairly warm. Not once has my amp shut off due to heat. Great amp for a great price."
Audi makes a well insulated trunk and my Alpine MRP-M1000 will go into protection mode when it's a tad warm outside or it's been going strong for about an hour. So, the fact that the Hifonics can handle the heat was another large consideration factor.
But the fact that you do own an AQ amp is significant. Do you find the need to run the gains higher than expected? Found that comment in a few random places with AQ amps.
AQ if you have the money. It'll be hard to find an amp in the same class as that AQ with better quality. If you do decide to go with the quart, though, you can get them cheap.
MB QUART ONX1.1500D 1500W Mono D Amplifier : ONX11500D : $197.95 : VMInnovations.com
in the cart use the code "VMSAVE10" (without the quotes) for a 10% discount.
Too many people confuse amps that do rated power with those that are underrated. I highly doubt that the AQ is underrated. Too many nuthuggers on this forum to cover up to proof. I don't see any reason, besides looks, why the AQ should cost any more.
Given that the MBQ has the highest power rating, that is more than likely honest, I would go for it. But watch out for the mounting feet, they are plastic. Good lookin amps though, and stout power delivery. I have had experience with the ONYX 1000.
AQ 1200D no question.
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