Review 5 of 48
, from United States|
Year / Model Reviewed:
2000? mtx4000 10" 8ohm
1. Cheap ($40 plus shipping for both on ebay)
2. don't need alot of amp power to perform well
3. Better than expected sound quality for the price
don't go as low as some (mtx says 39hz, but that is probably +/-3db, unlike alot that say much lower, but at -10db)
Power handling (only 200rms, but unless you have an upgraded alternator, good luck pushing much more)
If you are looking for a relatively cheap, reliable choice for a sub, look no further. I 2x10"running in a sealed powerwedge style sub box at about .75ft2 each. Although I am only running about 125 watts (at 12v, probably more like 150-170 full out) through a dedicated sub amp, they provide substancial low end. These are the 8ohm models, wired in parallel for a 4 ohm load. I was thinking of replacing them with the 4 ohm to create a 2ohm load (and more power), but it is not really necessary. They already are capable of keeping up with my jbl separates up front, as well as providing the nice vibro-massage effect at high volumes.
BTW, if you think these subs (or most subs) are weak, flopping around and not generating enough bass, make sure your box is well sealed and properly tuned. After sealing my box with silicone (making sure it was fully cured, otherwise fumes can eat away at the foam surrounds!), the difference was amazing! Seal it, fill about 50% with acoustic stuffing (I used fiberfill) use foam weatherstripping to seal the woofers in, and pound away!
Similar Products Used:
polk c4 isobaric (ok, and very efficient)