About the MTX THUNDER500.1
Upgrade your power for better sound
Upgrade your power for better sound
You'll get some serious MTX bass mojo when you put the MTX THUNDER500.1 mono amp in your car. This compact amp will drive your subwoofer setup with up to 500 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. And this little bruiser wil truly fit in places where amps don't usually go.
MTX THUNDER 500.1 control panel
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.
- mono subwoofer amplifier
- 300 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms (500 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms)
- variable low-pass filter (40-220 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
- selectable bass boost (0, 6, 12 dB at 50 Hz)
- variable subsonic filter (20-50 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
- Class-D amplifier design
- frequency response: 20-220 Hz
- preamp inputs
- 4-gauge power and ground leads and a 60-amp fuse recommended wiring and hardware not included with amplifier
- no onboard fuses when installing multiple amps in a system, an additional 60-amp in-line fuse between the distribution block and the amplifier is recommended
- 9-1/2"W x 2-1/4"H x 6-5/16"D
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # THUNDER500.1
What's in the box:
- Mono subwoofer amplifier
- 4mm Allen wrench
- 2mm Allen wrench
- Four 1/2" Self-tapping screws
- Owner's manual (English/ Spanish/ Portuguese/ French)
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Features & specs
|RMS Power Output (Watts x Channels)||
300 x 1 |
|Peak Power Output (Watts x Channels)||1000 x 1|
|Power at 2 Ohms (Watts x Channels)||500 x 1|
|Bridged Power (Watts x Channels)||N/A|
|Minimum Impedance Bridged||N/A|
|Minimum Impedance Unbridged||2|
|Best Frequency Response||20-220 Hz|
|THD at Rated RMS Power||0.3%|
|Signal to Noise Ratio||75 dB|
|Low-Pass Crossover Frequency||40-220 Hz|
|Low-Pass Slope (dB/octave)||12 dB/octave|
|High-Pass Crossover Frequency||N/A|
|High-Pass Slope (dB/octave)||N/A|
|Bass Boost||0, 6, 12 dB|
|Bass Boost Frequency||50 Hz|
|Speaker Level Inputs||No|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
Overview: The MTX Thunder500.1 is a mono Class D subwoofer amplifier. It has aluminum heatsinks to dissipate heat generated by the amplifier. The amp produces 300 watts RMS x 1 at 4Ω and 500 watts RMS x 1 at 2Ω.
Gain: The amp's rotary gain control is continuously variable from 200mV to 5V to match the output of the source unit.
Protection Circuits: The Thunder500.1 provides protection against overheating, under voltage, and electrical short circuits.
Crossovers: The amp features a built-in low-pass crossover, with a continuously variable cutoff frequency of 40-220Hz; the crossover cannot be bypassed. Additionally, the amp has a subsonic filter to remove ultra-low frequencies, thus minimizing wasted power and protecting speakers not capable of reproducing those frequencies. It has a variable crossover frequency of 20-50Hz.
Bass Boost: The Thunder500.1's bass boost circuit is centered at 50 Hz. It can be set to 0dB, +6dB, or +12dB.
Electronic Bass Control (EBC): An Electronic Bass Control (EBC) module is available directly from MTX that allows you to adjust the bass output of the amplifier from the front of the vehicle.
Power Terminals: The Thunder500.1 features set screw terminals for power, ground and remote turn-on. The power and ground terminals will accommodate up to 4 AWG wire, while the remote turn-on terminal will accept up to 10 AWG wire. The set screws are loosened/tightened with the supplied Allen wrenches. MTX recommends the use of 4 AWG power and ground wires.
Note: The Amplifier is not equipped with an internal fuse. An external 60-amp fuse (not included) must be installed on the power wire. If the system has only this amp and a wiring kit is used that includes a fuse with a value other than 60-amps, the original should be replaced with a 60-amp fuse.
Speaker Connections: The amplifier is equipped with two pair of set screw terminal speaker outputs. The outputs are internally wired in parallel, making it easy to connect two subwoofers. Each terminal will accommodate up to 10 AWG bare wire and is loosened/tightened with the supplied Allen wrench.
EBC Port: The amp has a 3.5mm mini-jack for plugging in an optional Electronic Bass Control (EBC) module, currently available directly from MTX.
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