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Anyone running a Hifonics Brutus 1500 at one Ohm?

 

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Username: Tafkam

Texas

Post Number: 121
Registered: Apr-04
I have this model amp and am currently using it only at 500 watts at 4 ohms. Going with a new sub, have a choice of DVC 2 or 4 ohm, so I can run the amp either at 2 ohms or 1 but I hesitate, even though the amp is rated at one ohm stable, as I am thinking it may run too hot. Anyone have one of these amps and run it at one ohm and if so any issues???

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Mike
 

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Username: Phx

Post Number: 5
Registered: Dec-04
i run 2 ohm with my brutus 500 but i've tested it with a 1 ohm load on 2 subs and it worked fine. it got just a little warm, by no means hot, but your amp is much bigger so i dont know if your results will be similar. i'm sure that will need tons of power though
 

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Username: Tafkam

Texas

Post Number: 122
Registered: Apr-04
Thanks, yeah the comparison is hard to figure, the amps being so different. I am just trying to decide if I want to run it at 1000 or 1500 watts, the 1500 would be at 1 ohm, wonder if I should be safe and just run it at 2 ohms it may get too hot at 1, but then again it is rated ok at 1, man not sure what to do. Getting the sub off of eBay so I can't return it if the amp runs too hot.....
 

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Username: Virulentv

Post Number: 40
Registered: Mar-04
i am running brutus 1000d at 1ohm stable. till now it has not given me any problems. it never cuts off or went that hot. its fine got no complaints
 

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Username: Tafkam

Texas

Post Number: 123
Registered: Apr-04
Thanks Umair; I wish I had a test sub to run for a few days to see what happens. The 1000d is the same as mine (I think) except for a little power difference so if you are running at one ohm maybe I am good to go. Does anyone know if the ohms make a difference in how much power the amp is drawing? I do have a 160 amp alt with yellow top battery, so I should be good to go but I wonder if running the amp at one ohm requires more juice than running it at two??
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