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    Hifonics brand reputation? Horror stories? I'm thinking about buying a refurbished amp of theirs off ebay. Just curious about the quality.
    2000 Silverado ext cab1500 Z71
    Have:
    -K&N
    -SPR-17S Fronts with 100RMS watts to each
    -Billet Grill
    -Bedliner
    -Catback Flowmaster Exhaust
    -CDA-9884 Head unit w/ iPod hookup
    -2 KFC-W3011 subs (seperate boxes 1 cu ft air space each) powered by a KAC-9104D 900 watt RMS monoblock amp
    -SPR-57C rear speakers
    -Door dings
    -Leveling kit (2.5" torsion keys)

    Want:
    -6" Suspension Lift
    -35" tires (maybe 38s)
    -HID/projector headlights
    -Headers
    -Programmer/Tuner

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    Which amp?

    Hifonics is decent budget equiptment and their higher lines are actually pretty good

    But most of the amps are ~80% overrated...but like I said decent budget equiptment
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    Hey man Hifonics is is a descent budget amp. I was a mobil audio & video installer for 5 years. I have installed some Hifonics Zeus amps that customers have purchased else were and they sound good. Check out Planet Audio amps, that was are primary product that we carried at the shop and those amps were really good for the money. Hifonics will be cool for you. If you have any other questions regarding mobile electronics drop me a line and I will help you out the best I can.
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    soon as I get more $$$:money:

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    In my waay younger days..I had installed more than a few of these Generation 7 & 8 HiFonics amps in my cars. I am in no way familiar with the new equipment, but I can tell you for sure that the Gen 7&8 stuff kicks @#$; and in fact I still have these amps running my BMW. Specific models that I am familiar with and have used are the Gemini Thorabd Boltar models along with the Callisto crossover and Plato e.q. (which I still own, purchased new and now are almost 20 years old and still kick)

    Check here for a pdf of the Gen 8 equipment:
    http://www.maxxsonics.net/manuals/hi...SERIESVIII.pdf

    I once had a Gemini(50*4@4 ohms) running my entire system bridged; including 2 sets of separates and a true custom built isobaric enclosure(ill dig out pics). Currently I am running a gemini with AVI interiors (2 sets of 5.25 separates, and 6.5 in the doors) and a set of kicker solo's run by a Thor.

    Again, older stuff is highly reccomended.
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    87 BMW 325is
    04 BMW 325xi (wifey)

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    Here's the link to the amp model number BXi1206D. It's rated for 900 watts RMS at 2 ohms which would be the impedance if I wired them parallel to two 4ohm single voice coil subs. Someone said that 80% of these amps are overrated, how about on this particular model? The subs are rated for 400 watts RMS each so really they'd be overpowered with this amp (if it's not overrated) but I'm not too worried about blowing them it's easier to turn power down than try to squeeze power out of an underrated amp and end up with insane distortion.

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    You should be fine as far as your RMS goes. But I'd be careful of a refub from ebay, check out woofersetc.com. they offer a lot of different companies. I hope that you get your system up soon, I'll be looking for the pics.
    2006 Silverado Crew Cab, stock for now.
    Plans on lowering and stereo, rims

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    i have that amp i bought it new, no problems. I have had 3 amp by them, still have 2 of them, i broke the other one, i blew it!! to many subs.


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    I thought about getting one myself just don't have the $ right now. My friend has a 1200watt Hifonics amp hooked up to his 12" W7. Sounds really really good. The last time he went to a sound comp it hit 175 db's!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TylerR04 View Post
    My friend has a 1200watt Hifonics amp hooked up to his 12" W7. Sounds really really good. The last time he went to a sound comp it hit 175 db's!
    sure...considering the WORLD RECORD is around 180 db

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueZ71 View Post
    Here's the link to the amp model number BXi1206D. It's rated for 900 watts RMS at 2 ohms which would be the impedance if I wired them parallel to two 4ohm single voice coil subs. Someone said that 80% of these amps are overrated, how about on this particular model? The subs are rated for 400 watts RMS each so really they'd be overpowered with this amp (if it's not overrated) but I'm not too worried about blowing them it's easier to turn power down than try to squeeze power out of an underrated amp and end up with insane distortion.
    That amp will destroy those Kenwoods. Trust me. I have a pair in my basement now that I took out and replace with some Jl W7's. They sound great, but those Kenwoods do not handle the power.
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