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MTX X ThunderLink XTL210P

200-watt 10" powered subwoofer

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by Dominic Devito
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Who needs a powered subwoofer?

To produce bass, you need a sub, an enclosure, and an amplifier, and it can be little tricky to match them all up. A powered sub eliminates all the hassle, as the manufacturer designs the enclosure to house the sub and amp together. This all-in-one solution is especially useful in smaller vehicles, where there's no room to mount a separate amp, or in any vehicle where you need every bit of cargo space. Powered subs range from small, flat boxes that fit under your seat to larger boxes that go in your trunk.

MTX's compact X ThunderLink 210P powered subwoofer enclosure offers several mounting options so you can get plenty of boom without losing all your trunk or cargo space.

The durable enclosure holds a 200-watt amplifier that's fan-cooled for maximum efficiency. A 10" subwoofer throws down with thunderous MTX bass, while a 10" passive radiator adds extra depth. The amplifier turns itself on when it senses an incoming signal, so there's no need for a remote turn-on switch.

Mold your bass with built-in bass boost, crossover, gain, and phase shift adjustments — recessed controls keep your settings safe from unwanted disturbances. You also get a wired remote for fingertip bass control from the driver's seat.

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The X ThunderLink 210P offers multiple installation options. At less than 7" deep, it fits snugly behind the front seats of most pickup trucks. Mount the 210P vertically in the rear area of your SUV or van, and you'll have plenty of room for cargo. Want to keep the trunk space in your car? Mount it horizontally under the car's rear deck with the subs firing downward — you'll hardly notice the space it takes up. The 210P comes with all the brackets and mounting hardware, except the wiring, you'll need to make the installation easier.

Highlights:

  • powered subwoofer enclosure
  • 10" woofer plus unpowered 10" passive radiator speaker cone
  • built-in 200 watts RMS amplifier
  • frequency response: 39-150 Hz
  • variable low-pass crossover (40-120 Hz)
  • variable phase control (0-180°)
  • bass boost control (0dB to +12dB)
  • preamp- and speaker-level inputs (including harnesses)
  • wired remote with bass level controls
  • auto turn-on switch
  • adjustable mounting brackets included
  • 8- or 10-gauge wiring recommended; wiring not included with system
  • dimensions: 38-3/16"W x 16-1/16"H x 6-9/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
General
Enclosure Type Passive Radiator
Finish Material Polymer
Grille Metal
Connector Type RCA/Set screw
Bi-amp Inputs No
Woofer Size (inches) 10
Woofer Material Paper-laminated
Passive Radiator ---
Width 38-3/16"
Height 16-1/16"
Depth 6-9/16"
Second Depth N/A
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
Frequency Response 39-150 Hz
Amplifier Power (RMS) 200 watts
Maximum Wattage N/A
Sensitivity N/A
Impedance 2 ohms
Second Voice Coil Impedance N/A
Crossover Point 40-120 Hz
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What's in the box?

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  • Black amplified dual subwoofer enclosure with 2 mounted 10" MTX subwoofers
  • One 20-amp fuse (installed)
  • Remote Control with 20' cable attached
  • Two 10.5' speaker-level to RCA cables
  • Mounting bracket for remote control
  • 2 Self-tapping mounting screws
  • 2 Black flat-washers
  • 2 Black lock-washers
  • Silver flat washer
  • Silver lock-nut
  • Remote knob
  • Remote sticker
  • Wire tie
  • Instructions (English/Spanish/French)

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Features

Product Overview: The MTX ThunderLink XTL210P is a self-contained powered subwoofer system which includes a 10" woofer and a 10" passive radiator. It is powered by a 200-watt amplifier at a 2-ohm load.

Mounting System: The unit is designed to be mounted behind the front seat in a pickup truck, to the back seat of a car or SUV firing into the truck or cargo area, or mounted to a car's rear deck firing down. It can be mounted vertically or horizontally using the included adjustable mounting brackets located on the side of the box. The enclosure also includes 4 mounting holes each along the top and bottom edges of the box for added security. The dimensions with the brackets installed are:

  • Vertical:
    • Width: 38.1875"
    • Height: 16.062"
    • Depth: 6.5625"
  • Horizontal:
    • Width: 38.1875"
    • Height: 6.5625"
    • Depth: 16.062:

Drivers: The XTL210P uses one 10" high-performance woofer and one 10" passive radiator for high output bass response. The woofers are designed to fire forward, backward or downward depending on mounting location

Amplifier: The XTL210P utilizes an integrated, efficient and compact 200 Watt at 2-ohm amplifier that is fan cooled to drive the 10" woofer and 10" passive radiator.

Controls: The XTL210P features the following easy accessible controls located on the front of the self-amplified enclosure.

  • Gain: Fine-tunes the input sensitivity of the unit's internal amplifier to your head-units output level; adjusts from 250mV to 5V.
  • Crossover: 40-120Hz continuously variable crossover.
  • Bass Boost: Boosts bass frequencies of 40Hz from 0 to +12dB.
  • Phase Switch: Inverts the amplifier's output phase by 180 degrees to ensure the frequency interaction between the speakers is consistent within your vehicle.

Wired Bass Control: You can control the bass-level of the XTL210P from your driver's seat when you connect the remote control module. When the Electronic Bass Control is plugged into the unit, it will never supersede where the gain on the built-in amplifier of the subwoofer enclosure is set. The wired remote comes supplied with an mounting bracket and two self-tapping mounting screws to secure the remote to a flat surface inside your vehicle. A 20' cable is attached and plugs into the 3.5mm plug on back of the subwoofer enclosure labeled EBC.

Bi-Level Inputs: The XTL210P is equipped with two line-level RCA inputs on the back-side of the box that will accept high-level and low-level audio signals. The self-amplified enclosure comes with a pair of 10.5' RCA to speaker-level adapter cables in-case your head-unit is not equipped with RCA preamp outputs to provide speaker-level in.

Power/Ground/Turn-On Terminals: The XTL210P utilizes gold-plated set-screw terminals on the rear-panel for a solid connection and current transfer for your power, ground and turn-on lead wires. MTX recommends using 8 or 10 gauge power and ground wire for installation.

Smart-Engage Auto-Turn-On: An auto turn on circuit is included within the amplifier. The amplifier will automatically turn on when music is received. A remote turn-on wire is not necessary when connecting the amplifier's high-level input adapters to your high-powered head-unit. A remote wire will be necessary when using RCA cables from the source unit.

 
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Worth Every Penny

Written By Claudio, McAllen, TX on Thursday, August 21, 2008
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After looking around for months to upgrade the sound system on my C6 Corvette, I found the MTX ThunderLink XTL210P, it's a deal you just can't beat. The enclosure includes everything you need for a clean and easy set up for any application with limited space. In my research a custom box for a single 10" sub will run you at least 300 bucks, plus at least 150 more for a decent woofer and another $250 for a pretty good 300 watt mono amp, that's at least $700. Then you have to deal with the logistics of where and how you will set up your system. I've done this many times and this time I just wanted to get something in my car that sounded good and wouldn't involve me tearing up another car and then having to put it back together. It was also my goal to keep my car as close to stock as possible. The MTX XTL210P was easy to install, 3 wires...done! It fit perfect right behind the seats in the trunk compartment, the subs are loud, especially in such a small car. I decided to keep the Bose system and added an output converter, PAC AOEM-GM24. I am very happy with this set up and it should work very well for anyone that is looking for a convenient and inexpensive way to upgrade their sound systems in any vehicle, epecially a Corvette!!!
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MTX X ThunderLink XTL210P

Written By ffd349771, Ruidoso, NM on Friday, July 11, 2008
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If you play your misic very loud and your looking for the bass to raddle everything. This is the sub you want. The install is very easy and the bass hits very hard but, I had to have my music up very loud to hear and feel the bass. This sub will not fit in my 04 Ford F-350. I was looking for a sub to fit behind the back seat.
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