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Forum Name: Car Audio
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Topic: kicker vs. mtx

Posted By: wildcatjay
Subject: kicker vs. mtx
Date Posted: October 06, 2007 at 11:13 PM

I get 75% discount on all kicker, and mtx audio.

does anyone have any specific advise on which brand to go with and/or  exactly which subs/amps to go with ?



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Posted By: tcss
Date Posted: October 06, 2007 at 11:29 PM
If you want it to go loud they are about the same. If you want it to sound good they are both junk.

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Posted By: theterminator
Date Posted: October 07, 2007 at 2:06 PM
i agree.Kicker and mtx both garbage. Your just paying for the name. So much better out there for the same amount of money. I would suggest a JL or TC sounds subs.




Posted By: dwarren
Date Posted: October 07, 2007 at 3:28 PM
I don't necessarily feel that kicker or MTX are garbage, they just fill a niche in the car audio world that may not be to every persons liking.

They are certainly better than any flea market brand like pyle, a-bomb, and the like. They just aren't geared for the discerning audiophile.

If you are someone who enjoys loud bass heavy music (and I have heard some good stuff from the both), then these are the brands to go with. Again this is user preference. You must be honest with your self and decide what it is you want out of a system.

With big discount like that, I would use it to my advantage.

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Posted By: stevdart
Date Posted: October 07, 2007 at 7:09 PM

wildcatjay wrote:

  I get 75% discount on all kicker, and mtx audio.  does anyone have any specific advise on which brand to go with and/or  exactly which subs/amps to go with ?

If you get such a discount, isn't it reasonable to assume that you are in a position to try out just about every model available of each?



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Posted By: jvillefinest
Date Posted: October 08, 2007 at 9:13 AM

have to agree with stevdart on that one....

but if you really want an opinion...having used and/or used both brands i personally like MTX out of the two brands (and let me stress just out of those two brands). Sub wise i like the MTX far more then Kicker i have had nothing but bad experience with kicker, unless your going for SPL (if thats the case there are people on here to help you with that) As far as the amps i dont have alot of experience with either company. and door speakers/comps i have no experience with Kicker (i dont know a single person running their door speakers in my area....hmmmm....)but mtx i used to like thier stuff ALOT for the price point it was at comparing it to the other companys i used to sell.

eiher way at that price point get one company, and if you dont like them sell it and get the other...i miss working for a shop...used to be able to buy stuff, run it for a while, change my mind sell the stuff and either break even or on top and then get new stuff. Always fun getting new stuff. Just takes time! ;)



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SQ setup in the works




Posted By: jvillefinest
Date Posted: October 08, 2007 at 10:13 AM

also lets remember that Kicker did win world finals in SQ

;)



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2007 Acura TSX
SQ setup in the works




Posted By: jonathancullen
Date Posted: October 08, 2007 at 1:14 PM
its all in the box if you want sq or spl. you can have the best sub in the world and in a bad box it will sound like poo. for speakers my friend is running kicker ks's i believe and they get loud but sould like crap, really crisp clangy highs, i like soft dome tweeters IMO they sound better.  are those the only two brands you guys sell at ur shop lol?

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Posted By: jeffchilcott
Date Posted: October 09, 2007 at 12:47 PM
jvillefinest wrote:

also lets remember that Kicker did win world finals in SQ

;)




Kicker did win the DTS challenge using the 12 inch L7's    Most people I talk to have not experimented with boxes.   Are they still over zelous in the lower range, yes.     

Has anyone here besides me tried the new kicker CVX?   I would bet it would change alot of minds.

I love every bit of my kicker equipment, if its for shows, or for daily driving.    

Now as far as Kicker vs MTX.    For the price on some of the MTX subs like the 9500's I wouldnt be able to justify spending that kind of money, for what I have heard out of them.   And as far as amps.   Hmmmmm   I think someone is starting to push numbers a little high.   I know my Kicker amps I have tested have always outdone the rated power, or came really really close in a real world application.   As far as the MTX amps, I jus wasnt impressed, with this go around of designs.

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Posted By: haemphyst
Date Posted: October 09, 2007 at 1:19 PM
jvillefinest wrote:

also lets remember that Kicker did win world finals in SQ


What he MEANT to say was: lets also remember that Kicker did buy world finals in SQ

ROFL!

Basically, all I am saying is that I am still just a bit dubious of the "win". As many Kicker systems as I have actually heard, I've never heard one actually sound "good". The "Kicker Signature" to me is overblown, bass-heavy, wooly, peaky, and SPL driven... But that's just me. (Or is it?)

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Posted By: extacy
Date Posted: October 09, 2007 at 2:34 PM

Id agree with haemphyst on this one.

Couple of weeks ago ... I was out buying a sub, entry level but tried some brands.

Tried the RF P1 n P2, Kicker Comp , JL W1v2 and a W3.

The Comp was the loudest ... the P1 n P2 were less loud but kinda liked its quality. Then put in the JL W1v2 and it wasnt loud at all if you compared to the Kicker ... but sooo darn nice to listen to. There was this used W3 lying around so got that instead (cost me much less than a W1v2 so I was happy lol) after less than a minute of listening.





Posted By: jvillefinest
Date Posted: October 09, 2007 at 2:56 PM

haemphyst wrote:

jvillefinest wrote:

also lets remember that Kicker did win world finals in SQ


What he MEANT to say was: lets also remember that Kicker did buy world finals in SQ

ROFL!

Basically, all I am saying is that I am still just a bit dubious of the "win". As many Kicker systems as I have actually heard, I've never heard one actually sound "good". The "Kicker Signature" to me is overblown, bass-heavy, wooly, peaky, and SPL driven... But that's just me. (Or is it?)

no im def with you...and if it was ever possible for my jaw to hit the ground when i read they won, that would have been the time for it to do it. it just further proves that install (money) can take average equipement and make them do incredible things.



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2007 Acura TSX
SQ setup in the works




Posted By: dragon51
Date Posted: October 09, 2007 at 7:33 PM

Are those the only one's that your able to get those discounts on?  If so a good x-over can go along ways along with good placement. Ya may not be able to win a lot of SQ comps but if your happy with the way it sounds that is all that really matters. In that case I would get the MTX equipment.

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Posted By: techman93
Date Posted: October 09, 2007 at 8:35 PM
I used to own two Kicker Comp 10's and they did have a lot of sound come out of them run off a Power Acoustik 400 watt amp. I then had a Pioneer 2 ch amp rated at 600 peak at 2 ohms total running four 12 inch MA Audio kinda cheap sub woofers and those banged pretty good for the cost. They probably sounded better because the Pioneer amp had a pretty clean signal to noise ratio, THD of 0.008.
MTX isn't too bad. I had the silver coned subs in the triple box at one time. I think the less expensive MA Audio subs had more bang for the buck. That's just my opinion.




Posted By: wildcatjay
Date Posted: October 13, 2007 at 10:36 PM
I have decided to go with 2 x 10 inch kicker cvx's and two 2500.1 class d mono block amps by kicker If any one has any good sq box specs for the 10 inch cvx please post or e-mail me  and for my mids and highs I will be using polk audio...   75% off of polk also :) and an eclipse head unit with 3 sets of 8 volt pre outs

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Posted By: aznboi3644
Date Posted: October 14, 2007 at 5:59 PM
why do you need two 2500.1s for two 10 inch CVXs???





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