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MTX Amplified ThunderForms

1993-97 Ford Ranger/Mazda B Series Regular Cab (Tan)

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by Jo Greene
MTX

Vehicle-specific enclosures with subs? Say what?

Instead of the usual sub in a box, the manufacturer creates a molded enclosure that fits perfectly into a convenient spot in your specific vehicle, housing a high-quality sub. Some enclosures even include a built-in amp, for the ultimate in stealth bass. The advantages? You don't lose much space (if any), your sub is perfectly matched to its enclosure, and your enclosure has a factory look that won't tell potential thieves you have an awesome sound system. Doesn't get better than that.

Crinkled french fries, discarded receipts, old gum wrappers — you probably have everything in the hidden corners of your vehicle except great bass. But with custom ThunderForm enclosures, you can fill the nooks and crannies of your car, truck, or SUV with low tones that stand out.

MTX engineers evaluate the "sonic signatures" of top-selling vehicles so they can design ThunderForms as custom acoustic matches. With "rotational molding," MTX ensures that each ThunderForm fits and blends inconspicuously into your vehicle. They're made of high-density polyethylene resin to curb resonances and deliver bass that's tight, hard-hitting, and way down low. The enclosure is seamless and airtight, with the correct internal volume to yield optimum bass response from the subwoofers.

This molded MTX ThunderForm comes loaded with one premium-quality 10" Terminator subwoofer modified especially for amplified Thunderforms, and powered by a specially-designed 200-watt mono amp. It mounts behind the passenger seat of a 1993-97 regular cab Ford Ranger or Mazda B-series truck. There is no loss of leg room except with the standard bench seat. The jack may need to be relocated. Hardware is included.

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Highlights:

  • high-density polyethylene enclosure
  • one Terminator 10" subwoofer
  • built-in 200-watt RMS amplifier
  • variable low-pass filter (43-165 Hz at 12 dB per octave)
  • frequency response 20-165 Hz
  • warranty: 5 years (free repair or replacement for 2 years, prorated replacement for years 3 through 5)
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

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  • Tan amplified ThunderForm enclosure loaded with one 10" Terminator subwoofer and a 20A ATC fuse
  • Wiring harness (20' power lead/3' ground lead and 3' remote turn-on lead)
  • 1 Fuse holder with attached wire loop
  • One 20A ATC fuse
  • One 0.202" crimp-on ring
  • One 0.414" crimp-on ring
  • 1 Yellow butt connector
  • Two 5' RCA high-level input wires (each wire has an RCA connector on one end and tinned wire on the other end)
  • External bass control with attached 17.5' cable (has a right-angle minijack stereo connector)
  • 1 Plastic knob (for the external bass control)
  • 1 Metal mounting bracket
  • Two 3/4" self-tapping screws
  • 1 Medium flat washer
  • 2 Small flat washers
  • 2 Lock washers
  • 1 Hex nut
  • One 3-3/4" cable tie
  • 1 External bass control sticker
  • 2 Metal brackets
  • Two 3/4" wood screws
  • Manual

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Features
Controls and Inputs
Warranty

Features

Molded Enclosure: The molded, high-density polyethylene resin enclosure resists flexing and dampens resonance.

Terminator Woofer: This enclosure comes loaded with one 10" Terminator woofer.

Note: The woofer has an unusual impedance, specifically designed with the amp, and cannot be replaced with a standard MTX model.

Class D Amplifier: The enclosure contains a built-in 200-watt Class D (digital) amplifier that allows RCA or speaker-level input. The amplifier is highly efficient and designed specifically for use with the subwoofer in the enclosure.

Built-in Low-pass Filter: The low-pass filter frequency can be varied from 50 to 150 Hz for a seamless transition between the output of this unit and that of the other speakers in the vehicle.

Auto Turn-On Feature: When the speaker level inputs are used, the system will automatically turn on and off with the radio.

Note: The auto turn-on feature does not operate when the preamp level inputs are used, unless the remote turn-on lead is connected.

External Bass Control: The external bass control allows you to adjust the bass level from anywhere in the vehicle.

Controls and Inputs

Controls:

  • Gain Control: rotary control that allows you to set the gain of the amplifier
  • Crossover Control: rotary control that allows you to adjust the crossover from 50 to 150 Hz

Inputs:

  • Input: left and right RCA jacks; these jacks allow speaker-level input when the supplied RCA high-level input wires are connected
  • EBC: mini-jack for use with supplied external bass control
  • Harness: 3-pin jack for use with supplied wiring harness
  • Fuse: installed 20A ATC fuse

Warranty

5 Year Warranty Terms: This product carries a 5-Year Prorated Warranty with the following terms:

  • Years 1-2: Products found to be defective in materials or workmanship during the first two years will be, at Mitek's option, repaired or replaced by Mitek at no charge. The warranty period does not renew, but continues on from the original date of purchase.
  • Years 3-5: The purchase price of an item which becomes defective after the first two years and prior to the end of the warranty period will be prorated and credited toward the purchase of a new MTX product. The amount of proration is determined by dividing the original purchase price by the number of months in the warranty period (60), then multiplying the result by the number of months remaining in the warranty period.
 
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