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MTX Thunder Elite 801D

Mono subwoofer amplifier
800 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms

Item # 236TE801D

MTX mounted all the StreetWires-designed input and output terminals on one side to help make wiring neat, and...

MTX mounted all the StreetWires-designed input and output terminals on one side to help make wiring neat, and...

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Item # 236TE801D

About the MTX Thunder Elite 801D

MTX Thunder Elite Amps

MTX mounted all the StreetWires-designed input and output terminals on one side to help make wiring neat, and you'll find the amp's controls on top for easy access. Smart Engage™ speaker-level inputs power up the amp automatically when you turn on your stereo, eliminating the need for a turn-on lead from the receiver.

MTX Thunder Elite Amps

Thunder Elite heatsink and fans

Prizm EFX color display The MTX Thunder Elite amplifier packs a lot of features and technologies under its handsome black case and distinctive chrome air intake cover. A self-adjusting fan cools the special output stage transistors to ensure consistent power and durable performance. The Prizm EFX™ feature allows you to match the color of the amp's display to your car and to adjust its light to pulse with the music.


Easy-access connections and controls

MTX mounted all the StreetWires-designed input and output terminals on one side to help make wiring neat, and you'll find the amp's controls on top for easy access. Smart Engage™ speaker-level inputs power up the amp automatically when you turn on your stereo, eliminating the need for a turn-on lead from the receiver.


TE-601D performance

The Thunder Elite 801D mono sub amp delivers up to 800 watts RMS to your subwoofer system. A variable low-pass filter, a semi-parametric bass EQ, and a subsonic filter make sure that you can tune your bass the way you want.

Confused about impedance? Check out our article on matching subs and amps.

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Product highlights:

  • mono subwoofer amplifier
  • 400 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms (800 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms)
  • CEA-2006 compliant
  • MTX Prizm EFX selectable color display
  • variable low-pass filter (40-200 Hz)
  • semi-parametric EQ (bass boost/cut +/-12 dB at 30-80 Hz)
  • subsonic filter (12 dB/octave at 30 Hz)
  • speaker-level inputs with Smart Engage
  • Xtant Technologies Cooling internal thermal management
  • Class-D amplifier design with MOSFET power supply
  • fuse rating: 25A x 3
  • 4-gauge power and ground leads recommended — wiring and hardware not included with amplifier
  • 16-3/4"W x 2-9/16"H x 10-11/16"D
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # TE801D

What's in the box:

  • Mono-block amplifier
  • Three 25 amp fuses (installed)
  • Two 10' Smart-Engage speaker level input cables (each has an RCA connector on one end and tinned bare wire on the other)
  • 4 Terminal covers (2 installed)
  • 1/8" Allen wrench
  • External Bass Control with attached 20' cable (terminated with a stereo minijack connector)
  • External Bass Control mounting bracket
  • 1 Self-adhesive Min/Max label
  • 1 Knob (for the External Bass Control)
  • 2 Self-tapping screws
  • 1 Large flat washer
  • 2 Small flat washers
  • 2 Lock washers
  • 1 Hex nut
  • One 3.75" wire tie
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Installation guide
  • Amplifier Performance Certificate
  • MTX Audio and Streetwires stickers

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Performance Certificate: MTX tests each amplifier and the measured specifications (power output, S/N ratio, THD+N, and frequency response), along with the amp's serial number, are recorded on the included Performance Certificate. The amp must meet or exceed the rated specifications in order to leave the factory.

Adaptive Class D Technology: While typical Class D amps tend to generate high frequency energy that must be filtered to prevent harmonic interference in the FM radio frequency range, Adaptive Class D Technology directs the amp's switching energy away from FM radio ranges as the amp's load and output increases. This improves the amp's overall signal-to-noise ratio and eliminates interference generated by more common Class D amps.

Xtant Technologies Cooling (XTC): The Xtant Technologies Cooling (XTC) thermal-regulated, turbo-charged intercooler supplies fan forced cool air evenly and constantly through tightly packed, bonded fins. Fan speed is continuously variable and controlled by amplifier's output load and the temperature of the heatsink and transformers. Exhaust of internal heatsink is strategically positioned to cool transformers and maintain maximum performance at all volumes.

Prizm EFX: With the MTX Prizm EFX, you can adjust the color of the backlighting to match your vehicle interior. The color can be adjusted from red to purple to blue to green to white, or any color in between. If desired, you can have the Prizm EFX lighting to pulsate with the beat of music or turn the lighting off altogether.

Controls

Top Mounted Controls: All the adjustable controls are top mounted for easy access.

Input Sensitivity: The input sensitivity switch can be set to x1 or x10. When set to x1, the input sensitivity is adjustable from 100mV - 1V. When set to x10, the input sensitivity is adjustable from 1V - 10V.

Bass EQ: For added flexibility the bass EQ is adjustable +/-12 dB. The center frequency is also adjustable between 30 Hz and 80 Hz.

Low-Pass Filter: The internal low-pass crossover point is continuously variable from 40 Hz to 200 Hz. The crossover slope is 24 dB per octave.

Subsonic filter: The subsonic filter is 12 dB per octave at 30 Hz. It can be turned off if you prefer.

External Bass Control (EBC): The External Bass Control lets you adjust the output level of the amplifier from anywhere in the vehicle. When attached to the mounting bracket, the External Bass Control is 1.6" wide, 1.042" tall, and 2.402" deep (including the knob). If flush mounted, the knob protrudes approximately 0.86 inches. The 20' cable attached the the EBC plugs into a 3.5mm mini-jack on the front of the amp.

Connections

StreetWires Connectors: This amp features StreetWires wire terminals for efficient current and maximum voltage transfer. All the connections are across the front of the amp and sized for heavy gauge wire:

  • Power: 4 gauge
  • Ground: 4 gauge
  • Remote: 8 gauge
  • Capacitor: 8 gauge
  • Speakers: 8 gauge

Smart-Engage: When using the speaker-level input, the amp automatically turns on when it senses signal from the head unit, eliminating the need for a remote turn-on connection. In many cases, this feature will allow you to install the amplifier without removing your radio.

Bi-level Inputs: The RCA inputs will accept both speaker-level and line-level signals. To take advantage of the speaker-level input, use the included high-level adapter cables.

Capacitor Terminals: Shorted to the main power and ground terminals beside them, there are positive and negative capacitor terminals; making adding a capacitor easy.

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