the12volt.com spacer
the12volt.com spacer
the12volt.com spacer
the12volt.com spacer
icon

Any good amp makers left out there?


Post ReplyPost New Topic
< Prev Topic Next Topic >
master5 
Silver - Posts: 1,123
Silver spacespace
Joined: October 10, 2006
Location: United States
Posted: November 05, 2006 at 10:17 PM / IP Logged  

That 8'' sub I used for my "underpower" test was a DHD.

I never used the product before and since it was given to me, I assumed it was low end.

I have to admit I came to the wrong assumption, at least in my case. Aside from the beating it took effortlessly for hours, the sound qualtiy was excellent and the little sucker really put out impressive SPL's in a ported enclosure.

murdakillemall 
Member - Posts: 15
Member spacespace
Joined: October 25, 2006
Location: United States
Posted: November 06, 2006 at 10:22 AM / IP Logged  
Where does MTX fall in the amp making category?
master5 
Silver - Posts: 1,123
Silver spacespace
Joined: October 10, 2006
Location: United States
Posted: November 06, 2006 at 3:32 PM / IP Logged  

Back in the "day" I used to use MTX amps for competition. The red terminators were my amp of choice. The rules for comp change often but back then Iasca rules used the amps 4ohm rating to determine power class.

The MTX terminators I used was either the 50 X 2 which was one ohm stable, or the 25 X  2 which was 1/2 ohm stable.

Generally I would use the 50 X 2 so I would be in the 0-100 watt class. But running this amp at 1 ohm I was actually running 800w RMS. I would build my own passive x-over networks and be able to run every speaker and sub in the vehicle off the one amp. I believe they were known as "cheater" amps but it wasn't cheating. The amp was rated for 50 x 2 @ 4ohms and so was the class.

As far as how the MTX amps are now I have not used them in several years but I did like them at the time, no problem with sound and quite reliable.

master5 
Silver - Posts: 1,123
Silver spacespace
Joined: October 10, 2006
Location: United States
Posted: November 06, 2006 at 3:38 PM / IP Logged  
oops, wrong specs it's been a while....The 50 x 2 was 1/2 ohm stable...the 25 x 2 was 1/4 ohm stable.  Hence the 800watts.
specialaudio 
Copper - Posts: 58
Copper spacespace
Joined: April 15, 2006
Location: Canada
Posted: January 15, 2007 at 11:41 AM / IP Logged  
how is Jbl? the old Jbls are Outstanding...
93' Cutlass
killer sonata 
Silver - Posts: 718
Silver spacespace
Joined: May 17, 2006
Posted: January 15, 2007 at 12:17 PM / IP Logged  
Im really suprised no one has mentioned the JL slash series yet. awesome amps. The focal amps are amazing as well. The new MTX amps have been having some serious reliability issues. My 1501D on the otherhand is a champ! One of those would be great for your subs. There are plenty of great amps out there, it all depends on how much you are willing to spend though.
Page of 3

Sorry, you can NOT post a reply.
This topic is closed.

  Printable version Printable version Post ReplyPost New Topic
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot create polls in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

  •  
Search the12volt.com
Follow the12volt.com Follow the12volt.com on Facebook
Saturday, October 1, 2022 • Copyright © 1999-2022 the12volt.com, All Rights Reserved Privacy Policy & Use of Cookies
Disclaimer: *All information on this site ( the12volt.com ) is provided "as is" without any warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to fitness for a particular use. Any user assumes the entire risk as to the accuracy and use of this information. Please verify all wire colors and diagrams before applying any information.

Secured by Sectigo
the12volt.com spacer
the12volt.com spacer
the12volt.com spacer
Support the12volt.com
Top
the12volt.com spacer
the12volt.com spacer