Is the Hifonics Brutus 1200 considered higher quality than this or are they about the same? I have 1 Alpine R Dual 4 ohm and I'm planning on getting another.
Thanks, so you would you recommend this amp?No. Hifonics and MB Quart belong to the same company called maxxsonics and the rumor is that the quality of both has gone down after maxxsonics took over. However, I haven't heard anything bad about this particular MB Quart model. Looking at the specs, Brutus does 900watts RMS into 2ohms, onx1.1500d does 1000watts into 2 ohm, so they're about the same.
I haven't used it yet, but I bought one for myself. I didn't need such powerful amplifier, but it's good value for this price IMO. Compact and powerful. I will be driving an Infinity Kappa 120w.9 in 4ohm mode (rated for 350watts, but based on 17mm xmax, I am sure it can take a bit more).Thanks, so you would you recommend this amp?
Copied from a thread at CarAudio.com:No. Hifonics and MB Quart belong to the same company called maxxsonics and the rumor is that the quality of both has gone down after maxxsonics took over. However, I haven't heard anything bad about this particular MB Quart model. Looking at the specs, Brutus does 900watts RMS into 2ohms, onx1.1500d does 1000watts into 2 ohm, so they're about the same.
Team Maxxsonics said:Yes, the ONYX amps do rated and in most cases, more then the specs reveal.
The ONYX are the Discus replacements but we have made upgrades and board lay out changes to improve THD & N, changes to better improve efficiency, thermal balance for concistant power through out the extreme temperature ranges caused by mounting locations and geographical locations.
The pre-amp has gone through a few minor changes to improve the linearity of the potentiometers and reduced THD & N.
There are also the obvious cosmetic changes as well.
We are selling 25% more ONYX then the previous Discus models and returns are also lower so it's working pretty well so far.
VP of Global Product Development
Maxxsonics USA Inc.
MBQUART / Hifonics
Autotek / Crunch
its super cheap, just get it and sell it later, even used you can probably get your $$$ back out of it when the price goes back up in a few months... I think this is the absolute best budget mono-block buy right now, probably everI keep trying to tell myself that I don't need one... Somebody buy them all up so I'm not tempted lol.
It makes the speakers squeal? Is it possible for an amp to do that?I have the q1.1500d and am not happy with it. It makes a squeal and it is NOT alternator whine or a ground loop. Its very very faint but when listening to talk radio it drives me nuts.
I have tried several attempts at maxxsonix customer service and have been blown off every time.
Its really too bad because MB quart q was my first car install ever and I have fond memories of the gear and used to think highly of the company.
Look I hope the onyx works out for you. I've heard good things about the amps. I am not trolling. I just wanted to dispel the myth that the q series amps are a step up.