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Old 02-07-2008, 09:50 PM
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MTX Mono Amps

Anybody have any experience with these amps?

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Old 02-08-2008, 06:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Jazz View Post
Anybody have any experience with these amps?

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yep, which model do you have or are you wondering about?
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Old 02-08-2008, 08:10 AM
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MTX Thunder X 300
i want to pair it with a 10" MZS 1004

i believe the amp is 200 watt RMS at 4 ohm and the sub is 150 watt RMS.

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MTX makes excellent equipment and the combo you're looking at is compatible.
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Old 02-08-2008, 05:03 PM
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MTX makes excellent equipment and the combo you're looking at is compatible.
thanks for the reply.

as a matter of fact, i called MTX this afternoon.

i asked if this pair would be a good match and the sales rep said not really.
he said that the MZS 1004 is a single voice coil sub and that the X Thunder 300D is better suited for a dual voice coil.
he said that for the MZS 1004, the best matches would be the TC 3002 or the TC 2002.

Do you agreee?
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Old 02-11-2008, 07:34 PM
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I checked the amps that the rep at MTX recommended to me for the MZS 1004. Its wierd but they are 2 channel amps. Why would he recommend a 2 channel amp for a single 10" Sub?

I also downloaded the manual for the MZS 1004. In the specifications, it says 150 - 300 Watt RMS.
In a case like this, what wattage should the amp be RMS.

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Old 02-11-2008, 07:38 PM
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it may be a two channel amp but he likely plans on you bridging it, with mono amps to get them really working you need really low impedence most two channel amps make there max power bridged at 4ohm. most people here are likely runnng amps that make alot more power then the subs are rated for, but wither way try to atleast stay to the high end of the power range.

My single 12 is rated for 600RMS and its getting around 700RMS
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Old 02-11-2008, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Jo-Psyko View Post
it may be a two channel amp but he likely plans on you bridging it, with mono amps to get them really working you need really low impedence most two channel amps make there max power bridged at 4ohm. most people here are likely runnng amps that make alot more power then the subs are rated for, but wither way try to atleast stay to the high end of the power range.

My single 12 is rated for 600RMS and its getting around 700RMS
I dont understand why they would rate the RMS with such a big gap.
http://www.mtx.com/caraudio/products...ta_MZS1004.pdf

It does not even state what the peak is!

Should i be looking for a Mono amp that puts out 300W RMS for best results?

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it doesnt state peak because peak is kind of a mythical creature, RMS is the amount the amp can continuously deliver and the amount the sub can continuously handle the minimum number is the minimum recommended, under powering is often worse then over powering...

If you plan on staying with this sub forever then yeah something that maxes out a 300RMS will be fine, what you will notice when looking at single channel amps is that they have ratings for 4ohm 2ohm 1ohm and when you get into the real high end stuff they have .5ohm and .25ohm ratings. If you plan to run one of these subs then look for something that makes around 300RMS at 4ohm, and if you are buying a mono amp you'll be much better off in the long run when it comes to adding more/bigger subs, because as you increase the amount of drivers or switch to different voice coils you' ll beable to wire to get more power out of the amp, alot of 300RMS at 4ohm are often also rated around 600RMS at 2ohm, etc etc. this way you can stay with the amp as your system grows and your demands increase. Instead of having to buy a new amp every time you want to change up the subs
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Originally Posted by Jo-Psyko View Post
it doesnt state peak because peak is kind of a mythical creature, RMS is the amount the amp can continuously deliver and the amount the sub can continuously handle the minimum number is the minimum recommended, under powering is often worse then over powering...

If you plan on staying with this sub forever then yeah something that maxes out a 300RMS will be fine, what you will notice when looking at single channel amps is that they have ratings for 4ohm 2ohm 1ohm and when you get into the real high end stuff they have .5ohm and .25ohm ratings. If you plan to run one of these subs then look for something that makes around 300RMS at 4ohm, and if you are buying a mono amp you'll be much better off in the long run when it comes to adding more/bigger subs, because as you increase the amount of drivers or switch to different voice coils you' ll beable to wire to get more power out of the amp, alot of 300RMS at 4ohm are often also rated around 600RMS at 2ohm, etc etc. this way you can stay with the amp as your system grows and your demands increase. Instead of having to buy a new amp every time you want to change up the subs

Great response, very informative, thank you.
The sub that i am looking at is a single voice coil. How does this come into play when looking for an amp? I dont really know how its different from a dual voice coil.
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