The History of Hifonics

In the early 1980’s there was a revolution. A revolution in the way music was being recorded. In the studio, bands were working more and more in the digital format. More importantly, many artists found they could cut out the large studios and record their music faster and cheaper themselves. Recording music in basements and garages on PC’s and those rebellious Apple desktops. This anti-establishment and self-reliant attitude changed everything in the music industry and laid the foundation for the revolution that continues today.

In 1981, The Gods Were Born

Hifonics was born in this era. Founded by Helmut Stiglitz one year after the launch of MTV and 3 years before the first car CD player. Hifonics brought mortals exactly what they needed – a revolution of their own. From cassettes to CD’s, from Hip-Hop and garage bands to mainstream rock and roll. Hifonics Car Audio has built some of the most intense music systems of the 80’s and 90’s.

Now, 35 years later, Hifonics, and the Gods, will deliver so much powerful and great sounding music that you may finally forget the past and focus on the future. Because now you have the culmination of all Hifonics heritage and mythology manifested into the best sounding audio system you have ever heard.

Hifonics 1962 Cadillac Ragtop

The Big Gods – Leaders of Hifonics

Car audio has changed a lot in 35 years. There were days when a simple 100 watt amplifier, might be called, Class A, and cost several thousand dollars. Then came the late 80’s and early 90’s with competitions like IASCA, SPL races like dB Drag Racing which of course led to scandals with cheater amps and every concoction of technology imaginable to push the lunatic fringe of volume and bragging rights.

Chris Angel Hifonics Magic Show Truck

Power of the Gods – Since 1981

To celebrate our 35th Anniversary, the Hifonics Engineers have created 3 special lines of amplifiers. Let us take a quick look at all three.

The Super Amps

All CTA certified RMS real power for the fearless mortals. The line consists of the 3400 Watt Colossus, Ultra-D Class™ Dual mono, the 3000 Watt Super-D Class™ Goliath and to balance out a full system design, the 600 Watt Super A/B Class™ four channel full range. All of the SUPER AMPS have the newParaQ™ technology to shape equalization and bass boost with parametric EQ controls and all models include the bass remote.


Brutus Elite 35

Hercules 35

Brutus Elite 35

Very special, the Brutus Elite 35 lineup continues the Elite program for Hifonics highest level partner. These amplifiers are only available at Elite Dealers and are prohibited from internet and web auction sales. Do not buy BE35 amplifiers on the web, you are being ripped off. See the policy here. The Brutus Elite 35 feature Super A/B Class™ full range and Super D-Class™ mono, including a five channel with both circuit topologies that can power a full system.

Hercules LTD 35

The Hercules LTD delivers the same Super A/B Class™ full range and Super D-Class™ technology and is available through a very select group of retailers both Brick & Mortar and our Authorized Online Sellers. The H35 line has several full range and mono amplifiers to allow everything from simple to elaborate system designs.

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