after seeing all the answers posted to threads with this heading, i hope someone can help me find an amp that would best suit my system.
i have an MTX Thunder 4000 10" subwoofer. it's specs are: Nominal Power Handling: 200-250W . 150-200W Frequency Respond: 39Hz-150Hz Impedance: 4 ohm Peak Power Handling: 400 watts Sensitivity: 88dB
i hope to get am amp that will work well with the sub, the factory speakers and the factory radio in my toyota tacoma. if anyone has any suggestions, i'd really appreciate it. oh, and i hope to spend less than $200 on the amp. thanks!
First off you have to have an aftermarket cd player to hook a sub and amp up.Alpine makes nice hu also you can look into pionner,panasonic.After you get a cd player you could get an mtx thunder 2301 amp it would power that sub perfect,there are better amps out there but it would look nice both being mtx and should sound good.
You do not need to buy a new HU you can just put in a line out converter instead. A headunit would make it sound better but not neccessary. I would go with a JBL 301.1 for an amp. Great amp for the price, sounds great too. You can pick one of those for about 200.
I know you dont have to have a new hu but like you said it will sound better.And why go through the trouble putting in a line out convertor when he could get a good new head unit from say alpine for a couple hundred,it would look and sound nicer.
Twiztid...you knew that so well that your post said "First off you have to have an aftermarket cd player to hook a sub and amp up." Damn Newb!
thanks, guys, for the info. i DO plan on buying a head unit later on down the road - say, in about 5 months - but i'm just saving up for it now. after i get the head unit, would the JBL 301.1 still be a good amp to have?
The problem with using LOCs and high level inputs on noise is that noise is usually a big issue, and you're also depending on the internal amplifier inside that stock head unit instead of a dedicated preout. A factory head unit's amp tends to clip pretty early, some around half volume. Some preamps can go all the way to 90-95% volume before approaching clipping.