the mtx might be better for your setup. i think the purpose of the brutus' is to give consumers an option when it comes to power at 1 ohm, lots of power. even though they are overrated a little bit its not a bad price for a brand new amp. 249 is not a bad price for 1500 watts(supposedly) even if it was 1200 its still a pretty good deal.imo. its very hard to find a 1 ohm stable amp for that cheap. it may be a good amp thats for a daily driver. even though they may have fallen from there quality, they arent that bad of amps. imo. i know the cliche "you get what you pay for" and that is true, the hifonics are just a low budget alternitive. a good alt.( for new amps. i know that you can buy amps that are used or refurbed for the same price that have better quality.)but you take almost as much as a chance with used or refurbs.