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Hifonics Brutus and Zeus Amplifiers are now CEA-2006 Compliant

Hifonics Brutus and Zeus Amplifiers

By Seth Wilde – Product Specialist

The CEA-2006 Standard is an official testing and measurement method for amplifiers established by the Consumer Electronics Association.  In order to standardize the power ratings of mobile amplifiers, the CEA-2006 compliancy ratings where established to inform the customer that they are getting the wattage that they paid for.  In defining this standard, CEA tests and rates the ”performance of amplifiers designed for use in mobile (vehicle) applications”.  This statement found on the CEA website continues to define the types of amplifiers that they will test.  It is applicable for single channel and multi channel amplifiers that rely on the vehicle’s primary electrical system and have a power output of greater than 5 watts.  When an amplifier is tested, CEA uses the following method to ensure that the ratings are consistent.

For RMS Power Handling of Amplifiers
1. Tested at 14.4 Volts
2. 4-ohm Impedance load
3. <1% THD (Total Harmonic Distortion)

When looking for an amplifier, it is important to see if the manufacturer has received a CEA-2006 compliancy for the amplifier.  If so, then the ratings can be trusted at the advertised wattage.  If they are not CEA certified, it could mean one of two things. First, the manufacturer has not submitted the amp for testing and it may or may not perform as advertised.  Second, the specifications of the amp are not considered to be CEA-2006 compliant.

Recently, Hifonics has submitted their Brutus and Zeus series amplifiers to CEA to be tested for the amplifier power standard.  The wattage that they advertise and have listed in their manual under the CEA-2006 compliancy section are true ratings that have been tested.  This means that when one of these amplifiers is purchased and installed, the installer can be confident that the amplifier will produce the power that Hifonics says it will.  The knowledge of this rating system is helpful when putting together a car audio system correctly.  Matching the power handling of speakers to an amplifier becomes easier when considering CEA compliant amplifiers.  Some of the trusted companies that have compliant amplifiers include: Kicker, MTX, Rockford Fosgate, Kenwood, Hifonics, and others.


Hifonics HFi 12D4 Subwoofer

Hifonics HFi 12D4

By Chelsey P. – Sonic Electronix Writer

The Hifonics HiFi series subwoofers are ideal for anyone looking for extreme power without the extreme price. Although it is part of their “entry-level” line, the HiFi series integrates many of the technologies found in their high-end woofers.  This subwoofer series was developed by the manufacturer using software that identifies weaknesses prior to it being shipped out. So not only are you getting loud bass, you are getting strength and durability as well.

The Hifonic HFi 12D4 is a 12” HiFi Series dual 4 ohm subwoofer. It is capable of pushing 300 watts of power that is sure to make heads turn.  A sturdy rubber surround prevents the woofer from tearing even from the stress of continuous bass. Spring loaded terminals guarantee a secure connection that will not allow the wires to come loose. This unbelievable subwoofer is designed with enhanced thermal dissipation, greater power handling, and an optimized suspension system for clean bass reproduction with low frequency extension. With all of these amazing features, you can be sure that this subwoofer will last for years to come. Not sure what type of box to buy? For the best possible sound, this HiFi subwoofer will perform best in a small sealed or ported enclosure.

For intense bass on a small budget, the Hifonics HiFi series is the way to go!