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Quality of MTX 1501D

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Forum Name: Car Audio
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Printed Date: October 06, 2022 at 3:36 PM


Topic: Quality of MTX 1501D

Posted By: ~AFAccord~
Subject: Quality of MTX 1501D
Date Posted: December 31, 2004 at 11:27 PM

Hello all.  A while back I had to purchase a 1501D in an "emergency."  I am no longer using this amp, but would like some input on the quality and performance of it.  Is it generally under-rated? over-rated?  Is it reliable?  It sounds pretty clean for the short time I've heard it.  I know i paid too much for it, just wondering if it would be worth making some other practical use of it??

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Black Cherry
"Experience is something you never get until just after you need it."



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Posted By: KarTuneMan
Date Posted: January 01, 2005 at 12:20 AM

Thats a GREAT amp......just remeber, even for a class D.....it takes power to make power.

The MTX amp are generally underrated



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Posted By: cavyracer2003
Date Posted: January 01, 2005 at 12:44 PM
i love the amp and right now its probably too powerful for the sub i am using.....i have heard though mtx underrates there stuff.....




Posted By: cavyracer2003
Date Posted: January 01, 2005 at 12:45 PM

i love the amp....it is very clean and VERY powerful....and i think it looks pretty clean 2.....i have also heard they underrate their stuff





Posted By: cavyracer2003
Date Posted: January 01, 2005 at 12:46 PM
oops....sorry didnt mean to post the first one




Posted By: maaudio1
Date Posted: January 01, 2005 at 4:26 PM
The 1501D is massive. 1000 watts of raw power @ 2ohm mono. And it is very underrated. Very nice amp.

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2004 Mazda 3s Hatchback
2- MTX 4500 8" subs powered by MTX 251D




Posted By: audiobass10
Date Posted: January 01, 2005 at 4:54 PM

That amp sucks. You should just sell it to me for $150



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Posted By: Ravendarat
Date Posted: January 01, 2005 at 4:55 PM
At two ohms the amp generally will produce in the neghbor hood of 1500-1700 watts RMS. It is a serious current pig but is a solid amp and from what I remember has a pretty good s/n ratio for being D class

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double-secret reverse-osmosis speaker-cone-induced high-level interference distortion, Its a killer




Posted By: Ravendarat
Date Posted: January 01, 2005 at 4:57 PM
I think Dave is trying to manipulate the situation :)

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double-secret reverse-osmosis speaker-cone-induced high-level interference distortion, Its a killer




Posted By: darthness
Date Posted: January 01, 2005 at 5:10 PM
hehe, i'll give you $175 for it. i've heard it sucks big time.




Posted By: maaudio1
Date Posted: January 01, 2005 at 8:00 PM
If your taking bids, I'll remove my previous statement. The amp sux, I'll give you $176.posted_image

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2004 Mazda 3s Hatchback
2- MTX 4500 8" subs powered by MTX 251D




Posted By: uthinkuknoaudio
Date Posted: January 01, 2005 at 9:03 PM
THAT AMP IS HORRIBLE, i've give you no more than 5c...plus $176.96 ... HA! I'm in the lead for a bad amp!

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"I don't play games. I play Nakamichi and that for real yo" - Probably some japanese kid said this in the early 80's trying to sell stereo out of his trunk lol.




Posted By: audiobass10
Date Posted: January 01, 2005 at 10:44 PM

$200 shipped..I am in no way trying to manipluate him. Just trying to steer him away from inferior products. you could take the $200 i give you for the 1501 and buy 2 1200 watt Sony Explode amps. that's 2400 watts!!! Man i'm an idiot for giving you such a deal.



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Dave

Pioneer Premier DEH-P660
15" Kicker CVR
Profile AP1000M
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Posted By: Ravendarat
Date Posted: January 01, 2005 at 10:51 PM
Amazing how quickly some of these posts get side tracked:)

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double-secret reverse-osmosis speaker-cone-induced high-level interference distortion, Its a killer




Posted By: ~AFAccord~
Date Posted: January 02, 2005 at 1:02 AM

As I first stated, this amp was purchased as a replacement for an emergency only.  I am not using it. And  Dave....  THERE IS NO WAY IN HELL I WILL HAVE ANYTHING IN MY CAR MADE BY SONY!!!!!!!  I'm not that ignorant in audio electronics, I am just ignorant about MTX's amplifiers.  I have 6 state records to hold that up, and I plan to make many more when I return to the USA.

Here's my setup I am running now, just for reference.  The 1501 was a temporary replacement for the MX-5000 in the pic below.  I might consider selling this amp if i absolutely can't find any other purpose for it, but at this time, I'm not willing to accept the loss from what i paid for it.

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Black Cherry
"Experience is something you never get until just after you need it."




Posted By: audiobass10
Date Posted: January 02, 2005 at 12:19 PM

"THERE IS NO WAY IN HELL I WILL HAVE ANYTHING IN MY CAR MADE BY SONY!!!!!!!  I'm not that ignorant in audio electronics, I am just ignorant about MTX's amplifiers.  I have 6 state records to hold that up, and I plan to make many more when I return to the USA."

Wasn't questioning your knowledge of car audio at all. Just messin with ya. As for Sony...they did make some good amps a while back that I wouldn't mind having.



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Dave

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15" Kicker CVR
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Posted By: Ravendarat
Date Posted: January 02, 2005 at 2:49 PM
Sony used to make a huge mobile ES amp that alot of people have never even seen, the were something rediculous like 4000 or 6000 watts RMS of real legit power. The were about the size of a coffee table top and hade 2 1/0 inputs for power and 2 1/0 for ground. They had I think 4 gauge speaker terminals. They were simply sick.

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double-secret reverse-osmosis speaker-cone-induced high-level interference distortion, Its a killer




Posted By: audiobass10
Date Posted: January 02, 2005 at 3:21 PM
Yep^The mobile series..I couldn't remember what they were called..I want one.

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Dave

Pioneer Premier DEH-P660
15" Kicker CVR
Profile AP1000M
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