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Need something cheap to push my 10" MTX Thunder 5000.
250watts RMS 4ohms
Will the above amp do it or suck? Can't really find any reviews...local guy is selling it for $30.
MTX JH600, Alpine MRP-M500 or a good bridged 2-channel amp that is 250W RMS bridged is what you are looking for - I realize likely used.
2002 Ford Focus JVC KD-A815 Sony CDX-GT410u Sony XT-100HD HD Tuner Stock
speakers, no amp, no subs
looking at the mtx site, there are 20 listings under "thunder 5000" and a few that are 10". if this is your model, then i may get it. whats your model? i'd probably pass unless you're hard up for that ~250watts at 4ohms in which case i would go for it.
that's the model. I'm not hard up... the amp is the last thing I need really and just trying to find the cheapest best deal
I'd probably pass - MTX usually makes good amps - but this is their bottom model and I see a bunch of red flags here.
The amp is rated for 250W RMS at 4-ohms - that's ideal for your sub.
However, CF doesn't show another rating for it, but another competitor says it is 500W (RMS?) at 2-ohms.
But the amp has a single 20A fuse.
If it is Class D, it could make 250W with a 20A fuse, but that would be it's max output - it would draw 45A at 500W.
I see no indication that it is Class D, so most likely it is class AB - in that case, it would only do about 150W RMS at 20A - and that would be the 2-ohm rating if it was 2-ohm stable. To be 250W RMS, it should draw 36A and to be 500W at 2-ohms and 250W at 4-ohms, it should draw 72A.
CF didn't sell that bass package for very long, btw - although they typically don't either.
Hope This Helps!!!
Anyone else have suggestions?
Thanks for the input. Looks like the hunt is still on for a cheap useable amp =)
I own that amp. It does not suck. You need it to power 1 10" speaker, when the combo that the amp came with was paired with 2 12" speakers. They do not sell it anymore because it was a Black Friday deal 2 or 3 years ago. For the price, it is a great buy.
No one said the amp sucks, but I still stand by my previous comments that based on fuse rating it probably does no more than 100W RMS@4-ohms. That's not bad and will power a single 10-inch sub, but it wouldn't be my first choice.
I am well aware that no one said that the amp sucks. I never said that anyone said that the amp sucked. I was answering the question in the first post, "Will the above amp do it or suck?" Then I went on the explain why it would do.
Okay, the post was over two months old and I assumed you were responding to the later comments. The OP's subwoofer handles 250W and I'd guesstimate the MB212P is around 100W - it will work, but not the best choice for the sub he has.
I was responding to the 1st comment because everyone made educated guesses in their replies, offered alternatives, and did not answer the question. As the only one who has posted that has actually owned this amp, my opinion should be valued. It is the best choice is he is looking for good bass on a budget. It is not the best choice if he wants the speaker to run at full RMS.
Conrodc123As the only one who has posted that has actually owned this amp, my opinion should be valued. It is the best choice is he is looking for good bass on a budget. It is not the best choice if he wants the speaker to run at full RMS.
Fair enough. It's also probably no longer available but your reply (and the rest of the thread) will help others who might be considering purchasing the amp.
You are right. It is no longer available. The amp was never sold by itself. It was only sold in dual 10" and 12" combos.
What I meant was that the person offering one to the OP two months ago for $30 probably already sold it by now, but either way ....
i realize this is an old posting, but i created this account to stricly hate on what you said. the magna bass amp by mtx as i bench tested it put out in terms for you to understand proving you not smart was stable down to 1.9 ohms at 402 watts rms only at a current draw of 18 amps and it was continuious at 250 rms at exactly 4 ohms at a draw of 13 amps and at a 50hz drop test at full power it put out 806 watts around 17 amp current draw oh and by the way it is classified as an a/b amp electronics haved changed over the years from i am guessing the 70s from the specs you put up on your post
So... Brilliant minds like yours can't post in correct English ? You aren't texting. This is a legit website. It's hard to make beans out of that long run-on sentence without any punctuation at all. Have you been hitting the pipe or the sauce ? Do you have a video posted somewhere to back up all this claim ? Are you one of those peeps who just cruise car audio forums to start arguments or try and prove how smart you are ?
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