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looking at hifonics brutus bxi2006d and jbl gto1201.1II amp.

rule out the price factor and which one is a cleaner sound/power and have better reliability?

jbl

hifonics

will use this amp for [email protected] rating.

thanks.
 

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Price not withstanding, for raw output power go with the jbl. Hands down.
 

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i'm also leaning towards jbl because of the looks. that price is not bad either.

reason i ask this because bought an amp from a seller(alphasonik pma600hca) but it's not here yet and he later told me the manufacturer send the next higher spec amp to him and he is sending it to me at no extra cost.

ask him for model number and dimension and he just gave me dimension but no model number.

then check with the dimension he gave me it's actually a lower output amp than what i paid for. so it's either he's lying to me and being shady or it's just a mistake he gave me on the dimension.

that's why i'll search for an amp first and if when the amp is here and is not the better one i'll get refund and get the amp of my choice.

found out recently that alphasonik amp is only low to mid level amp and not high level amp as what he told me.
 

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The JBL GTO series are decent amps, but not their top of the line at all. I'd have to vote for the Hifonics in this comparison. The Brutus series amps for 2006 are Hifonics' top of the line. Now if you want to go with the JBL BPX series or GTI series amps, then you're talkin serious power. But you'll spend a fair amount more on them.
 

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My friend has the 2000wt. HiFonics running 3 Alpine Type-Rs in a tuned box in his Civic. Sounds great for what he has. But for the price, I think 3 12"s in a box would be better if you have enough room to build the box. His barely fits. Our trunks are 36" wide, so you could make them fit, but it'd be kinda hard. But that'd be sweet. I'd go for the HiFonics, for what I've been shown with his. He runs a second Optima battery with it. Left it on for 4 hours last night and it started right up.
 

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wow, it's a tough choice.

i'll get refund for the amp and now it's decision time.

for 500 bones what other choice i have?

only good reliable clean sound/power stuff.

any idea?
 

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My friend bought his for under $350. So that's well within the $500 range.
 

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I actually worked at the JBL factory in Northridge Cali back in 1996 or so .
I was in their automotive department for about a year . I worked on smaller amps that went to each speaker .
They had state of the art manufacturing facility .

but like you have read their highly recommended .

correction: check this link from JBL looks like they have 4 and 2 ohms amps now http://www.jbl.com/car/products/category.aspx?cat=amp
 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynamic_range


Im not 100% sure but it seems to be the power we sense or it feels like .

So true watts would be 1114 but it would sound like 1334 watts to our ears with out being distorted .

Atleast thats what Im guessing it is .
 

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I would go with the JBL. my 300w jbl has pushed 2-12s with no problem. now i have it to 1-15 and its louder than some people with 4 cheap (kicker comp) 12s.
 

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well, i'm set with the jbl amp, just need the guy to refund my money and i'll get the jbl.

ran across a rockford amp on ebay, how's that compare to jbl? it's about the same price but rated cea at 1800rms at 2 ohms.
 

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ok, then i made up my mind. jbl all the way.
 

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1 more question, my h/u puts out 8v pre amp voltage and the amp only accept maximum of 6.1 volt, as long as i keep the gain down i'll be fine right?
 

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i dont think you would have to turn it up so much because the voltage is high, so you shouldnt have a problem.
 

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I've used Hifonics in the past and can't find them locally here anymore. I've heard many comparisons between them and all other amps. I like the sound reproduction from hifonics. If I could find them, I would dump my Sony amp and get one.
 

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Hifonics got sold to another company and I hear the new amps are crap .

The place where I got my new amp told me that they dont carry them anymore
because the new amps are not good at all .


Thats just what they told me .
 

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bad93bird said:
I've used Hifonics in the past and can't find them locally here anymore. I've heard many comparisons between them and all other amps. I like the sound reproduction from hifonics. If I could find them, I would dump my Sony amp and get one.
[cheesy swing-style singing] They say they're shopping day and night on ebaaaayyyyyy . . . [/cheesy swing-style singing]:D
 
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