This amp replaced an MTX Thunder Elite 1500.
Let me say first that this amp ran over , backed up, and spit on the MTX. I'm a long time MTX fan and wouldn't have believed it but........the Hifonics amp is cleaner and tighter at high power levels and is able to achive its full potential at 1ohm. I have 2 BA G3 12" subs in my car, and I think this is the first time I realized it wasn't the subs it was the amp!
The amp has a clean rectangular look with no weird protrusions, which makes it easy to mount. Easy wire hook up with all allen set screws (allen wrenches included along with mounting screws)
This model can be set to be used with another of its own to double the output (strapping).
The controls are easy to get to and are on the same side as the inputs. This amp does have a phase control setting of 0-180. The power supply and outputs are not near the inputs which helps in noise reduction.
The only difference I can see between the MTX and The Hifonics, other than the much better output of the Hifonics, is the cool light show produced by the MTX. I can't see the amps where they are so what good is it ? I could have bought 2 Hifonics amps for the price of the 1 MTX !
If you want an amp that can do what it's supposed to do then I'd say go with Hifonics. Don't let the price fool you, you will get what you pay for .