I will be runing a 1200 rms Hifonics amp to two 12" alpine type R. i have a pioneer head unit and that is it my speakers are stock at the moment so do i need to install a capacitor right now or later when i upgrade my speakers (and install a 4 chan amp), maybe next year. thanks for everything
It's not worth buying a capacitor, I bought a 3 farad for like 50 bucks off a buddy bc i was bored and had some extra 4 gauge and I dont think it really does much, you'd be better off buying a new Alt or a Kinetik HC600, but unless your lights are dimmin like crazy, theres no reason to buy one, it only looks cool
that would be 100x better than getting a capactior, but again what kind of car do you have, some have higher output alts, like my jeep as a 124 which isnt big but i have 2 amps and 1 sub and its sufficient.....
Again, the Hifonics Brutus series amps aren't efficient at all and they draw alot of power (lights dim)....when I had my Premier 12" hooked up to my Hifonics, my lights dimmed a decent amoutn, but yea overall, if you can afford it, definitely upgrade the alt and batt
Hifonics are not that overrated they just rate their amps at 14.5 volts and most peoples electrical systems can't sustain this voltage so yes you will get less wattage but not because the amps are overrated. I have heard that for every .3 volt drop you will lose about 100 watts, Not sure. Hifonics amps are just as good as other more expensive amps its just that they draw alot of current so they are very demanding on the vehicles electrical system. You could probably deduct 100 watts from the ratings but other amps would probably be the same. JMO