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Old 3rd October 2009, 09:49 PM   #1
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Default Can this amp push out 1600wrms @ 1ohm?

Looking at the specs, this Hifonics Brutus BXi1606D says it can push out 1600wrms @ 1ohm, I've heard these amps are overrated, however they're really cheap and the internals look pretty solid, maybe there rated at a higher voltage then 14.4? anyway I'm getting one to power 2 alpine type R 12s and even if it is slightly overrated by a few 100 watts its still be pushin my type r's to the max. anyway... here are the guts.

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also, anyone bench tested one of these?
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Old 4th October 2009, 09:37 AM   #2
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Sorry if not allowed to bump in these forums =S but it's been a few hours.
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Old 4th October 2009, 11:16 AM   #3
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i can't say anything without at least knowing the type of used transistors/fets..

also internal voltage would be usefull. it's clearly equipped with a switching power supply, boost.
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Old 4th October 2009, 02:15 PM   #4
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from everything i've gathered from trolling on the car audio forums these hifonics class Ds are usually overrated slightly.We are talkin maybe a couple hundred watts.Not really major when you get to that power level.I doubt you'd ever hear the difference between 1600 watts and 1400 watts. There is people(hifonics fanboys mostly) that swear up and down that they will do rated power at 14.4 volts but you are gonna need some pretty stout electrical upgrades to maintain that voltage at full output. There is always impedance rise to figure in too. Theres no way your subs are gonna stay anywhere near one ohm once they are mounted in the box and get moving playing some music. You may not ever see 1600 or even 1400 watts under those conditions. I do however still think it would be a decent amp to run those Type R's . These amps aren't of the highest quality but many people swear by them
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Old 4th October 2009, 08:03 PM   #5
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I'd look into older stuff, but that's just me.
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Old 4th October 2009, 09:12 PM   #6
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I'm sure it could do 1600rms if you maintain enough current and voltage to feed it.
Don't worry... you can always turn the gain down!
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