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MTX TD1000.1D

Mono subwoofer amp — 1000 watts RMS x 1 at 1 ohm

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by Buck Pomerantz
MTX

My system has plenty of power. Who needs an amp?

You might think you don't need an amp because you have a 400-watt system in your car, or because your new stereo puts out 50 watts a channel. But those are peak wattage ratings, which may boil down to 15 or 20 watts per channel, using the more realistic RMS rating. An amp sends your speakers the power they need to deliver your music with clarity and impact, whether you're using factory speakers or high-performance components. And low-frequency reproduction requires lots of power, so an amp is an absolute must if you're adding a sub to your system.

Upgrade your power for better sound

You'll add a big upgrade to your low-frequency listening pleasure when you put an MTX TD1000.1D mono amp in your car. This compact amp will fit almost anywhere, driving your subwoofer setup with up to 1,000 watts RMS. Hook this amp up to a nice set of subs, and you'll hear sounds you've never heard before, even in your favorite songs.

Versatility

MTX knows that your system changes over time, and this amp will adapt to almost any subwoofer situation. It'll send 350 watts to a single sub now, but it's capable of delivering up to an awesome 1,000 watts to a 1-ohm load, so you don't have to buy a new amp to handle a multiple sub setup later on. It's amazing to think that so much power comes from an amp that'll almost fit on a piece of computer paper. This little bruiser will fit in places where amps don't usually go.

Advanced tone control

You can adjust the low-pass filter and subsonic filter to get the best possible sound from your sub and enclosure. In the unlikely event you want to bump up the bass a little, you also have access to a selectable bass boost.

TD1000.1D control panel
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Highlights:

  • mono subwoofer amplifier
  • 350 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms (600 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms)
  • 1,000 watts RMS x 1 at 1 ohm
  • variable low-pass filter (40-220 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
  • selectable bass boost (0, 6, 12 dB at 50 Hz)
  • variable subsonic filter (10-50 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
  • frequency response: 10-220 Hz
  • preamp inputs
  • 4-gauge power and ground leads recommended — wiring and hardware not included with amplifier
  • no onboard fuses — when installing multiple amps in a system, an additional 100-amp in-line fuse between the distribution block and the amplifier is recommended
  • 12-7/8"W x 2-3/16"H x 5-9/16"D
  • 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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Features and Specs
Performance
RMS Power Output (Watts x Channels)
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350 x 1
Peak Power Output (Watts x Channels)
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2000 x 1
Power at 2 Ohms (Watts x Channels)
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600 x 1
Bridged Power (Watts x Channels)
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N/A
Minimum Impedance Bridged
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N/A
Minimum Impedance Unbridged
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1
Best Frequency Response
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10-220 Hz
THD at Rated RMS Power
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Signal to Noise Ratio
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80 dB
Input Voltage
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14.4v
Features
Amplifier Class
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D
Low-Pass Crossover Frequency
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40-220
Low-Pass Slope (dB/octave)
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12 dB/oct
High-Pass Crossover Frequency
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N/A
High-Pass Slope (dB/octave)
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N/A
Bass Boost
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0, 6, 12 dB
Bass Boost Frequency
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50 Hz
Fan Cooled
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No
Fuse Rating
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100
Speaker Level Inputs
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No
Preamp Outputs
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No
Width (inches)
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12-7/8
Height (inches)
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2-3/16
Depth (inches)
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5-9/16
Parts Warranty
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5 Years (3-5 Prorated)
Labor Warranty
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5 Years (3-5 Prorated)
Product Research
What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • Mono subwoofer amplifier
  • 2.5mm Allen wrench
  • Four 1/2" Self-tapping screws
  • Owner's manual (English/ Spanish/ Portuguese/ French)
  • Fuse and wiring kit note

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Features

Mono Amplifier: The MTX TD1000.1D is designed with specific features to power your subwoofer or subwoofers with a frequency range between 20 to 220 Hz. This amplifier is not designed to power a full-range speaker.

THD: The Total Harmonic Distortion isn't given at the rated power output, therefore it isn't listed in the specifications table. The manual does list THD as <0.3% at 30% of rated power (105 watts) into a 4-ohm load.

Protection Circuits: The TD1000.1D provides protection against over heating, output short-circuit, and over/under power supply voltage.

Gain: The rotary gain control is continuously variable from 200 mV to 5 V.

Bass Boost: A three position switch adjusts the amplifier's bass boost; set to 0, +6 dB, or +12 dB. The boost is centered at 50 Hz.

Low Pass Crossover: The TD1000.1D features a 12 dB/octave low pass crossover, continuously variable from 40 to 220 Hz. The crossover is always engaged (it cannot be bypassed).

Sub-Sonic Filter: The amp features a 12dB/octave sub-sonic filter, adjustable from 10 to 50 Hz. Ultra-low frequencies that cannot be reproduced by the subwoofer do not become sound but unnecessary oscillations, which affect sound by causing distortion. These frequencies also waste amplifier power and can cause damage to the speakers. The sub-sonic filter removes the frequencies below the frequency setting to improve the performance of the speakers by eliminating harmful distortion.

Power/Ground/Turn-On: The TD1000.1D features set-screw terminals for power, ground and remote turn-on. The power and ground terminals will accommodate up to 4 gauge wire (which MTX recommends), while the Remote turn-on terminal will accept up to 10 gauge wire.

Warranty Note: MTX will add a year to the standard one year warranty (for a total of two years) when an appropriate StreetWires amplifier wiring kit is used with this amp (4 gauge minimum). In this case, the StreetWires kits include a 150 amp fuse, which should be replaced with a 100 amp fuse (item number 211FAFS100, sold separately) to match the requirements for this amp. Both the amp and wiring kit should be purchased on the same order and the usual warranty limitations apply (covers manufacturing defects, must be purchased from an authorized MTX dealer, etc.).

Line Level Input: The signal is input using the stereo RCA inputs.

Speaker Connections: The amplifier is equipped with two pair of set-screw speaker terminals, internally shorted together, making it easy to connect two subwoofers. The terminals will accommodate up to 8 gauge wire.

EBC: There is a 3.5mm EBC (External Bass Control) jack on the amp, but as of 4/22/12 a compatible wired remote has not been released.

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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4 out of 5

stigs...banger..

Written By Stigs B., Harrison ny on Tuesday, March 18, 2014
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I got 2 12 inch Cvrs.powered by this 1000.1d mtx.amp.which is 600.watts.at my 2.ohms..very powerful. Along with my 2 rear deck infinity kappas.and my front door Polk dbs.it sounds amazing.and headsplitting....Overall I'd recommend it.for the price it's pretty good...
Pros:
Very powerful.like it's simplicity. ...and at a decent price..
Cons:
Really don't have any ...
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5 out of 5

MTX TD1000.1D

Written By Davis459, North Carolina on Tuesday, February 11, 2014
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This is one Bad Amp! It's compact size is a plus and the clean power that it provides is a major plus!
Pros:
Small, cool and priced to sell, will definitely recommend to friends who are upgrading their systems, MTX got it right on this one!
Cons:
None at this point..
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5 out of 5

Amazing amp

Written By Hamrick865, Knoxville TN on Wednesday, February 05, 2014
 
I bought this hoping it would be a true 1000 watts because it is not a CEA 2006 Compliant. But man, it pushes my type r like crazy. I had low expectations to be honest. But it really does sound good. This is my first system I ever had and my friends are jealous of how much noise it makes and how good it sounds.
Pros:
Very small and compact. Pushes my type r really good. Doesn't get hot. Or at least it hasn't for the 30 mins I was playing it. And it was very fast shipping.
Cons:
None at all
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5 out of 5

Mtx td1000d

Written By Matt, Cape Girardeau MO on Thursday, January 16, 2014
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Great power doesn't get hot
Pros:
Solid amp
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5 out of 5

Small unit, Dynamite sound!

Written By Jack, AL on Monday, January 06, 2014
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Small and very effective adjustments. Paired with a slim kicker loaded enclosure 10". Wired at 2ohm(600w Rms) perfect clean power with much headroom before clipping. Mounted on back firewall behind seat. No capacitor. No need.
Pros:
Great perfect match for kicker 40tcwrt102 sub
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

BUY THIS AMP!!

Written By Drew, Central IL on Thursday, December 26, 2013
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I don't know how long this amp will remain on sale or if the model/style is getting changed for a new model but for this price you'd be a fool not to buy this amp!! I bought one 2 weeks ago and have it @1ohm pushing 2 Alpine SWS-12d2 subs and its RIDICULOUS!! After bumping as long as my calloused ears can handle the amp is still literally cool to the touch. I've owned probably 20 amps over the last 10 years and this one by far is my favorite. I have another one getting delivered tomorrow for my other vehicle!! Again GREAT amp and thank you Crutchfield for the awesome price
Pros:
Small compact case, very efficient and stays cool, lug/set screw style power/ground wire connections, just a great amp at a great price
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

surprised by power

Written By Anonymous, howey in the hills, fl on Monday, December 23, 2013
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I'm pushing two jl 12w6 subs and they sound awesome with this amp
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5 out of 5

strong amp

Written By Eric M, Norris TN on Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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Very powerful amp and very compact size.
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4 out of 5

MTX td 1000.1d

Written By Anonymous, Bridgeport, tx on Tuesday, April 02, 2013
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so much power in a small compact amp . it can fit anywere with out heatn up
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5 out of 5

MTX TD1000.1D

Written By Dbang, Richland Center, WI on Wednesday, March 13, 2013
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this amp does the trick! it defiantly woke my 15 in kicker up that's for sure! the size of this amp is what i like because you can mount it just about anywhere and it doesn't get in your way.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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3 questions already asked

What is the EBC port for? [ Zach B  Jan 30, 2014 ]
9 answers
  • It is to hook up a wired bass knob within reach of the driver. Think of it as sub volume control [ jonathan   Feb 07, 2014 ]
  • The EBC (External Bass Control) port allows one to utilize a remote and/or wired controller to manipulate bass boost / gain controls from within the cab of the car. Basically to turn the amp up and down for bass control. This AMP did not come with said remote, i believe that is an additional purchase. [ Joseph   Jan 30, 2014 ]
  • it is for a bass controller it does not come with one, it lets you control your bass level [ adam   Jan 30, 2014 ]
  • It's like a electronic bass control knob. So you can turn your bass up and down easy with a little knob [ Thomas   Jan 30, 2014 ]
  • I have this amp on 2 Memphis 15's @ 4ohmz n it's not really doing them justice! It'll be better on mids n highs! [ Franklin   Jan 30, 2014 ]
  • external bass control [ David   Jan 30, 2014 ]
  • Remote bass control [ MATTHEW J   Jan 30, 2014 ]
  • An EBC (External Bass Control) is a Remote Subwoofer Level Control (Remote Gain) - Let's say the amplifier's gain is set at halfway, when the remote subwoofer level control is plugged in, you now have external control of the gain from zero to halfway. The installation of this level control is NOT necessary to get full power from the amplifier. Note: One EBC (External Bass Control) can control two or more amplifiers using a mini plug Y adapter. [ Edward   Jan 30, 2014 ]
  • The EBC (External Bass Control) is a Remote Subwoofer Level Control (Remote Gain) - Let's say the amplifier's gain is set at halfway, when the remote subwoofer level control is plugged in, you now have external control of the gain from zero to halfway. The installation of this level control is NOT necessary to get full power from the amplifier. [ Brenda   Jan 30, 2014 ]
This is a mono amp, why are there 2 outputs for speakers? I would like this amp to power my 2 Kicker CVR's (500 watt rms each with dvc @ 2 ohm.) Does This amp have 2 channels for 2 subwoofers, wouldnt that make it a 2 channel amp. Please help me, im very confused. [ Rocco  Dec 30, 2013 ]
1 answer
  • Speaker Connections: The amplifier is equipped with two pair of set-screw speaker terminals, internally shorted together, making it easy to connect two subwoofers. The terminals will accommodate up to 8 gauge wire. [ Jeff Staff  Dec 30, 2013 ]
I want the loud boom sound that rap lover's demand. Will this give me what I'm looking for? What other components will I need to complete this system? I'm starting fro scratch! [ Brian  Dec 23, 2013 ]
7 answers
  • Awesome amp, delivers some loud bass!!!! This will give you what you are looking for. I recommend the wiring kit. Just talk to a rep they will point you in the right direction. [ MARVIN   Dec 31, 2013 ]
  • This amp will definitly give you the bass you want paired with the right subs of course. I'm using my amp with two jl 12w6 in a ported enclosure and it pushes them with problems. Great amp for the price and the size of the amp will surprise you. [ EFRAIN   Dec 24, 2013 ]
  • This amp will power anything you throw at it. For the price you won't find a better amp. If you want booming bass go with big ported boxes with your subs. This amp is small chassis, but puts out a lot of juice. I would recommend this amp to everyone looking for a inexpensive amp. [ ANDY   Dec 24, 2013 ]
  • I haven't installed the amp yet it should do the job this is a powerful amp. You will need subs and a box and wiring to complete it. [ Anthony   Dec 23, 2013 ]
  • This amp would definitely be plenty of power for the boom you're looking for, but just as a fair warning, it isn't a fused amp which lacks the security that most people like. The power is big (for a new system), but it isn't a really clean power.. Just as a bit of my own preference, I'd pick out a set of subs and a nice ported box (or build your own if you're up to it), and then match an amp to the subs. I find that a little easier. Don't skimp on the box, or the wiring kit. And, you'll either need a Line-In converter or an aftermarket head unit if you don't already have one. That's about it, though, if you're just looking for bass in the music. If you want more, proceed on to replacing factory speakers in the car with aftermarket ones. [ Dylan B.   Dec 23, 2013 ]
  • Yes, this will give you the loud boom! I listen to bass heavy dub step so I know what you're looking for and it is also for beginners. I would advise buying a capacitor too to maximize the amount of boom you get. Good luck! [ CARTER   Dec 23, 2013 ]
  • Well it depends what you're using it for. I you use it to power up subwoofers then sure this is a great amp. It's a 1000w amp running at 1 ohm which means each speaker gets 500 watts. So make sure you have speakers that can hold that much. [ Edward   Dec 23, 2013 ]

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