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from Circuit Cuty
Year / Model Reviewed:
MTX Thunder 302
Excellent signal to noise ratio, adjustable 0- 18 db bass boost at 40hz, plenty of power in a small design. Sturdy design, I have used and abused my Thunder 302 since I got it (I think it was August 2001) and it sounds as good as the day I installed it.
It isn't an extremely powerful amp when hooked up to two 4 ohm speakers, I recommend this amp for bridged use or with 2 efficient subs. Also the amp being stable down to only two ohms can limit your wiring options. The amp also runs very hot, although I have never had it shut off from overheating, or for any other reason (including under the seat in a Black on Black hatch back), but as others have said it gets hot enough to literally burn you. And it certainly isn’t the flashiest looking amp, but amps are for music not looking at.
Awesome, clean power in a small amp. I had this amp in my '93 Buick Regal with one 12" Thunder 8000 sub in a medium flared ported box and the entire trunk dyna-matted and it slammed amazingly hard and low. People would actually make me open the trunk because they didn't believe it was just one 12" sub. Then after almost 4 years the voice coil fried in the sub so I replaced the sub with an Infinity Kappa Perfect 12 VQ in the same 2 cubic foot flared ported box and it hits just about as hard at 40 hz and considerably harder at 75 hz. And now, just recently the amp (and Infinity sub) have been moved in to my '02 Mercedes C230 where the amp fits nicely under the passenger seat and I had to actually turn the gain and bass boost down on the amp because it was too loud for the small cabin of the hatch back. And stereo systems aren’t usually too loud for me.
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Pioneer GMX 922, MTX Pro 75 X 2, Rockford Fosgate PUNCH 400S, Kicker KX400.1, Sony XM-752EQX