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You'll get some serious MTX musical mojo when you put the MTX THUNDER75.4 4-channel amp in your car. This compact amp will drive each of your front and rear speakers with 75 watts RMS of detail-enhancing musical power. Install a nice set of speakers, and you'll hear sounds you've never heard before, even in your favorite songs. And this little bruiser will truly fit in places where amps don't usually go
You can also put this amp into 2-channel mode to drive two subwoofers with 200 watts RMS per channel. In 3-channel mode, you can run some nice components up front with two channels while running a sub off the third channel.
The crossover filters on the front and rear channels allow you to adjust the sound to your setup. The front channels use a variable high-pass filter to keep the bass away from your full-range speakers, so they play cleanly. The variable rear crossover can be set to high- or low-pass depending on whether you're running a subwoofer or full-range speakers on the rear amp channels. It also features a very wide range of crossover points, that'll be useful for tuning midrange and midbass speakers.
MTX THUNDER75.4 control panel
Just enough power should have put 1 in years ago.
Mark, Idaho Falls, ID
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Just enough power should have put 1 in years ago.
This is a great amplifier. I have it in my KJ Jeep Liberty. It fits perfectly under the driver's side seat. Everyone who rides in my SUV is impressed with the power of this amp attached to Infinity component and 2-way speakers. I highly recommend it for the sound enthusiast.
Pros: Size, RMS rating, ease of adjustment and use, looks, packaging
This amp puts out clean power and at high volumes it just keeps powering away.
Pros: Looks good, clean power, ease of use
This 4 channel amp pushes 75 watts of clean power to your speakers. You can bridge it to run 2 speakers and a sub, but I just used it for the four speakers in my truck, Focal 6x9 in the front doors and Rockford Fosgate 5.25 in the rear doors. Amp allows you to adjust the desired power and frequency rolloff to the front and rear channels independently which was great for my setup. I only had to turn the gain up around mid way to get the best response from the channels and just tweaked the low end to cut out any distortion at higher volumes. This amp will get your music up pretty loud, but don't expect a rock concert level. I don't have any noise interference from the engine so when I crank it, it's just clean power.
Pros: Easy to install Easy to adjust 5 year warranty Low profile about the size of a small shoe box Recessed adjustment dials so they won't change the settings if bumped by your cargo.
Cons: None so far
A strong amp. I did not install professionally, and I tuned by ear. It sounds good, but it could sound great with some professional help... It's driving two Kicker 40CS6934 (6x9") and two Kicker 40CS654 (6.5") speakers.
Awesome! Easy to install, tune and use.
I have this amp driving 4 JL door speakers and the setup sounds great. I like the tuning the amp provides with separate gains for front and rear and adjustable cutoffs. Plus it's not huge and it easily fit under the front passenger seat of my car. It does seem to run warm, so make sure it has room to breathe.
Wired Amp to power two door speakers and a sub. It sounded great until I had to rearrange the wires to clean it up a bit and then the remote turn on wire came out. Stopped working after that so it must have been faulty. Contacted Crutchfield and they sent me a new one that works flawlessly. Powers my system with ease.
Excellent amp. Have it paired with a Pioneer AVIC 500NEX, connected to a pair of Hertz Hi-energy at front and bridged to an enclosed Kicker sub at the rear channel.
Sweet 4 channel amp for your highs and mids. I got it pushing 8 4 ohm speakers on a 2 ohm load per channel. My car, a crown Vic I have installed a ten speaker system with 2 15" kicker subwoofers.
It does get warm pushing 4 two-ohm loudspeakers with 100RMS, but without a problem. I like the MTX amplifiers they are hard workers, underrated on power output. Very satisfied. high recommendation.
Pros: Power and reproduction are great. it is not big, heavy, does a very good job. Happy,
Beautiful amp, smooth draw, and clear sound.
Reasonably priced 4 channel amplifier with plenty of power. Driving 2 - 4Ohm 10" Subs in a band pass enclosure along with 2 - 6x9's. I'm not utilizing the built in cross over as I'm using an old Nakamichi EC200 to control frequencies & input levels
Pros: Good bump for the buck. Easy hookup & better than average warranty. I used this amp to replace an ADS PQ10 & P120. Better than anticipated results
Cons: A fan could be used in this amp when using it in subtropical environments. It runs a bit warm, almost hot to the touch when cranking it up for a while. Although it has not shut down due to thermal issues
Great amp for running components. Plenty of power.
Pros: Not too big. Plenty of power.
Great clean power out of a reasonably small unit. I installed it by my self in a 2007 tacoma 4 door. This was my first install and I paired it up with a set of kicker 40css component front door speakers, 40cs rear door speakers, and a pioneer head unit. It was simple to install and tune. Thanks to the folks at Crutchfield any question I had was answered completely in a timely fashion. Will continue to do business with them as long as they are in business.
Pros: Clean sound Good user Manuel Great looks Easy tuning Great build quality
Cons: None found yet!
Infinity 6030 component speaker sound great paired with this amp. Definitely going to buy this amp for my other vehicles. I would suggest breaking the amp in first before cranking it up. When first installed it did cut out at times.
Pros: Flexible tuning.
Cons: It gets a little hot.
Great AMP. Not much to say... MTX amps are always stable and provide great, clean power.
Pros: Clean power
This amp is pretty good at increasing the overall volume of you aftermarket stereo. It's not very detailed so any nuances that you are hearing on a decent home setup will not be revealed here with this amp, but for the money spent it sure gets my four component speakers loud enough to hear my stereo over road noise and my V8 growl.
Pros: Very small footprint considering the amps I've used in the past.
Cons: Speaker inputs are sort of crowded and require you to start with the bottom rows first of your speaker wire will be blocking the rear channel inputs.
Great amp for the price. Plenty of power and headroom for cranking. Compact for difficult mounting locations. Enough power for doors and a small sub.
Pros: I have had this amp running my door speakers and my sub and it never overheated I now just have it running my kick panels and front door components and it is more than I expected well wort every penny. Never distorts with proper adnustments .
Cons: make sure you set the gains properly its very sensitive.
This is a rock solid amp for its size. Powering kenwood 6.75 comp and 6.5 coaxials. Amazing sound and clarity.
Pros: Power for power Small size
This is a good solid amp. It gives all the power I need to my aftermarket interior speakers. It is very versatile in the way you have a high pass filter on front channel and option for high or low pass filter on rear channels. This gives you the option to power interior speakers on front channel and subs on the rear. The only thing I dont like about that is on the rear channel it is unclear exactly were the filter is set. The dial goes from 50 to 750 hrz, with no measurments inbetween. This makes you guess about were your setting the filter. Not a big deal but it bugs me a little. The only other downside is this amp does get hot, it does have a saftey shut off at a certain temperature. I have cranked my stereo on hot days for a period of time and it didnt shut off but did get very hot. Hot enough were I could only put my hand on it for a second without getting burned. Although my sub amp gets just as hot if not a little hotter and for that reason I give the amp a decent rating.
Pros: good power, sound quality, versatility
Cons: gets hot, filters on rear channels are not exact and have to be approximated.
Great little amp. Definitely provides a lot of power compared to any normal head unit. Very clean sound and super easy to install + tune. Built in HPF/LPF are very useful. This is a pretty simple piece of technology, but it is very well built and great at what it does. Bright blue LED indicator looks sweet under my seat, too! This amp gets my speakers going louder than I can stand without any distortion. My car is now the best ghettoblaster at any party! I had an issue with the front HPF knob. It came defective and was not attached so it didn't actually do anything. Rather than void the warranty by trying to open the unit and maybe fix it, I went for an RMA Replacement. Crutchfiend's support/RMA process made it so that I wasn't without my amp for a week... which would've definitely left me without music in my car for some time. This company is great and easy to deal with!
Pros: Easy to install, looks great, nice and powerful without being overkill, great service, mostly well constructed
Cons: Large; tricky to find a spot where this guy can fit without being in the way. Luckily barely fit under my driver's seat. HPF knob issue. No fuse.
Absolutely incredible!!!!! I recently installed the Pioneer AVH-X5500BHS with Polk DB6501 and DB651S in my 2006 Tundra DC. I initially tried to re-use the JBL amplifier. WHAT A MAJOR MISTAKE. I was soooo bummed with the quality of sound. The customer support at Crutchfield was awesome and immediately recommended this MTX 800W 4Channel amplifier. I AM ABSOLUTELY STOKED with the quality of sound. Thank you Crutchfield!!
Phenomenal amp for the price. I have it driving Kenwood 6.5 in the front and 6x9 in the rear. I didn't spend very much on the overall system, but what great sound provided by the amp. Very clean and clear power. I recommend this to anyone on a budget looking for good sound quality. I have never been disappointed with or by MTX.
Pros: Easy Setup, clean power, solid adjustments for the low price
Cons: I really don't have any cons for this amp. My expectation were met by an amp of this price.
This is my first ever 4 channel amp. I am not sure what I was expecting, superior sound quality compared to the head unit's amp I guess. I have this amp running 4 new Pioneer 6.5" something or others. I don't think I like the speakers too much but the amp runs clean. There is no hiss and the speakers do come alive. So far no distortion. I do not have the gains turned up very high but the sound can get very loud. My kids don't like how loud it gets so that's good, right? I am not sure that I needed this amp but I don't know, I haven't run the speakers from the deck, ever, so I can't compare. It all sounds like a stereo system should sound, I guess, all very normal.
Pros: Good price and good dependable brand.
MTX never fails, small enough to put under the seat , my components never sounded better
Pros: good power, small footprint
Just replaced my older Sony 240W rms 4 channel amp because I wanted more intensity to match my sub amp / dual 12" sub 500W rms combo. The old Sony would totally distort before it could ever compliment my subs, so I wanted something better. Due to the price and output performance associated with this MTX, I took a gamble and tried it out without any customer reviews anywhere (new product and all). Winner winner chicken dinner! Sounds waaaay better than the old amp and goes way louder without any harshness/distortion. I currently have mine pushing two 5.25" Kickers in the front and two 6x9" Infinity reference speakers in the back, and it sounds leaps and bounds better than what I had before. I can't believe how small this is compared to my old amp, as it puts out more clean power than my old amp with maybe 1/3 the footprint. Install was easy and everything feels very solid with this amp. Two Issues: 1) the images currently on Crutchfield (as of 3/22/13) do not match what you get; that is an old MTX enclosure, and the new one looks better. I knew this before I purchased, not that it matters since it's hidden for me. 2) Now I want to update my sub amp and subs, as they now sound inferior. It's not that this amp is a superb audiophile amp or anything, but it sounds very clear to me compared to what I have owned before, and it has made me want more out of what I use to think was the heart of my system.
Pros: Good power for size and price, clean, neutral, easy install
Cons: If I find any, I will update this reviewCrutchfield response on March 26, 2013 Thanks for your review. We've updated the picture.
|RMS Power Output (Watts x Channels)||
75 x 4
|Peak Power Output (Watts x Channels)||200 x 4|
|Power at 2 Ohms (Watts x Channels)||100 x 4|
|Bridged Power (Watts x Channels)||200 x 2|
|Minimum Impedance Bridged||4|
|Minimum Impedance Unbridged||2|
|Best Frequency Response||15-25000 Hz|
|THD at Rated RMS Power||0.05%|
|Signal to Noise Ratio||78 dB|
|Low-Pass Crossover Frequency||50-750 Hz|
|Low-Pass Slope (dB/octave)||12 dB/octave|
|High-Pass Crossover Frequency||10-750 Hz|
|High-Pass Slope (dB/octave)||12 dB/octave|
|Bass Boost Frequency||N/A|
|Speaker Level Inputs||No|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
Overview: The MTX Thunder75.4 is a full range 4-channel amplifier. It has aluminum heatsinks to dissipate heat generated by the amplifier. The amp produces 75 watts RMS x 4 at 4Ω, 100 watts RMS x 4 at 2Ω, and 200 watts RMS x 2 bridged at 4Ω.
Gain: The amp's front and rear channel rotary gain controls are independent and continuously variable from 200mV to 5V to match the output of the source unit.
Protection Circuits: The Thunder75.4 provides protection against overheating, under voltage, and electrical short circuits.
Crossovers: The front and rear channels have independent built-in crossovers:
Power Terminals: The Thunder75.4 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 four pair of set screw terminal speaker outputs. Each terminal will accommodate up to 10 AWG bare wire and is loosened/tightened with the supplied Allen wrench.
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In my youth ran across a MTX 225ho, OMG...That amp was a beast. Been a fan ever since. [ Michael Feb 24, 2017 ]
Perfect for my Rockford Fosgate 6x8's [ Patrick Dec 01, 2016 ]
Upgrading from a 60Wx4. This is a perfect fit for new speakers in the front and the ones I currently have in the back. [ Daniel Nov 29, 2016 ]
Great rating. Seemed like a nice addition to my system. [ Paul Nov 22, 2016 ]
ziggy's recommendation [ Laurie Oct 05, 2016 ]
I need to power my 6x9s in the rear deck and the 4x6s in the door, this amp will supply enough RMS power and has a low THD%. [ Claude Aug 29, 2016 ]
SPACE CONCERNS [ JAMES Jul 27, 2016 ]
Highly rated, fits for my system. [ Joseph May 20, 2016 ]
Fits my speaker very well, and seems like a great quality. [ Kane Feb 23, 2016 ]
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