MY NEW RIDE- 2001 HYUNDAI SANTA FE (BEST SCORE 147+DB 30-SEC MUSIC-BB2400 & 1 HDC3-18 W/STOCK ELEC)
2 SOUNDQUBED SDC2.5-15'S ~ 7.06 CUBE @ 37HZ ~ SHARK 2500(FOR NOW,2 STRAPPED LATER)@ 1OHM
STOCK ALT ~ 1 STOCK DEKA & 2 AGM'S ~ 4 RUNS OF 1/0(2+/2-)
WIFEYS 03 FOCUS SE TRUNK SYSTEM ~ 143+DB 30 SEC MUSIC AVG
1 KICKER L7 15 ~ 5.6 CUBE @ 38HZ ~ KICKER ZX1000.1 @ 2 OHM
STOCK ALT ~ 1 STOCK BATTERY ~ ONLY 6GA POWER WIRE
2010 FCBC 450SD 3RD OVERALL~2011 FCBC 450SD CHAMPION~YOUTUBE->bgowdy31 & bgowdy3131
i hope somebody clamp test these 3 to see
I think someone should buy the brz 2400 and the aq 2200 disassemble and compare components and component specs. lol
Even if they were all the same I'd pay the diff to run AQ just so nobody would see hifonics junk in my ride....
Same has been said about sundown amps, very similar to others when looking at gut shots. As mentioned 10 times already, board/layout doesn't mean much. Caps, fets, etc... can vary greatly in prices and make a diff in output, reliability, etc...
You'd pay more just for the name? Manufacturers love that mentality. LOL
I'd love to not only see clamp results of all of these amps but also a blind listening test by somebody who believes they might actually hear the difference between these amps and be able to distinguish the cheapy amps from the more expensive ones
feedback and references here: http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=427479
Rockford Fosgate t800.4, CDT ES-MO 6 mids, Digital Designs T2 tweets
2 MB Quart DSC1500.1's strapped on 1 Tantric HDD 12
Mike Singer 310 amp 6 phase
2 runs of Monster Cable 1/0
I was really impressed by the apsm2000 that i used while waiting for my saz1500. I had it at 2ohms, it was a current hog compared to the saz, but it did pretty good for its price point. It is in the closet, i will be keeping it, just in case.
It's funny I saw this thread. I actually called Hifonics on Friday to ask about their amps. I wanted to know how they were rated as far as quality since there are so many models. I was on the phone for about 30 minutes. From our conversation, the Hifi is their entry level amp. The Zeus line would be next. The BRZ and Gladiator amps he said were comparible to each other with the rumor that the Gladiator(being discontinued and gone soon) has a slightly better sq than the BRZ, but he didn't think you could hear it. The Gladiators are on clearance from Sonic Electronics now, which is what I'm planning on buying to run my 2 Obsidian 12's. The Gladiators were more expensive in the beginning because they polished the exterior and made it look "pretty". The BRZ and Hifi I was told to be different because of the quality of Fets and the Heat Sink on the BRZ was upgraded. The Brutus Elite I was told has upgraded fets over the standard BRZ amp. I was not aware of how products get to the "gray market" and how "non authorized" dealers get product, so I asked him about that. He informed me that most all defective merch that comes back from their dealers gets checked out, refurbished and then those products sit around until they are wholesaled out. Those wholesalers then buy boxes from Hifonics and repackage and sell as new. Seems like Hifonics should wholesale the products themselves with no warranty and let the public know that they are refurbished.
woc47, nigro013, defconx3, louisiana_crx, bld 25, supa_c, lancer1978, sxkicker89, 310w6, more, i forget
hope this helps
Bought From: JohnnyBASS, Boomsday
Sold To: whitedragon551
Headunit: Pioneer AVH-P8400BH
Front: Hertz Energy ECX-165
Rear: Alpine SPE-6090
Front/Rear Amp: Rockford Fosgate PBR300X4
Sub: 2 Obsidian Audio D4 12" Sealed Enclosure & Massive DMX Stage 2 15"
Sub Amp: Rockford Fosgate Power T500-1bdCP & Mark Antony MK3000D
INCOMING: Mark Antony GS1000D