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    Is MTX as good as people say? How does it compare to Kenwood?

    Hey guys, I've got a choice between two amps, a kenwood KAC-9104D and the MTX 1000XD. I've only ever used Pioneer and Infinity amps, so I'm not sure about kenwood or MTX.

    I've heard MTX is the **** in car audio =P, is this true or is it just a hype cause they're on tv?

    Here are the kac-9104d and 1000xd specs:
    Kenwood KAC-9104D (kac9104d) - Monoblock Car Amplifier, Power Amp - Sonic Electronix
    MTX 1000XD - Monoblock Car Amplifier, Power Amp - Sonic Electronix

    What do you guys think? I'm powering two Apline 12" Type S subs (300wrms each), so I only need 600wrms but I'd prefer to have the extra power just in case I upgrade, and to make sure my apline subs never get underpowered.







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    Re: Is MTX as good as people say? How does it compare to Kenwood?

    nope... mtx is practically a dead brand, and kenwood is ehhhh.... if ur chasing after a mainstream solid amp brand do a rockfrod fosgate p1000 ot t1000....it will be worth the extra money



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    Re: Is MTX as good as people say? How does it compare to Kenwood?

    The thing is that I don't want something too high end, this system is just to last me a few years until I buy my new car. I don't want cheap chinese **** though haha, I just want an in the middle brand.




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    Re: Is MTX as good as people say? How does it compare to Kenwood?

    Kenwood amps get hot FAST!




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    Re: Is MTX as good as people say? How does it compare to Kenwood?

    Quote Originally Posted by swollen_cu View Post
    Kenwood amps get hot FAST!
    How about MTX? Both amps are rated at 900/1kw rms, and I only plan to run them at about 600/700 so they shouldn't get too hot. I'm more asking about their quality, sq etc?




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    Re: Is MTX as good as people say? How does it compare to Kenwood?

    Get an audiopipe amp from ebay. Good ****




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    Re: Is MTX as good as people say? How does it compare to Kenwood?

    Audioque: Amps: AQ1200D

    this is the amp you want, its solid.



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    Re: Is MTX as good as people say? How does it compare to Kenwood?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phatmat View Post
    The thing is that I don't want something too high end, this system is just to last me a few years until I buy my new car. I don't want cheap chinese **** though haha, I just want an in the middle brand.
    lol, @ looking at Kenwood
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    Audioque: Amps: AQ1200D

    this is the amp you want, its solid.
    in b4 the op calls it garbage fleamarket brand because he doesn't know what it is

    kenwood amps are garbage, along with pioneer. mtx is tolerable, i suppose. out of everything listed, infinity was the best brand you have dealt with.





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    Re: Is MTX as good as people say? How does it compare to Kenwood?

    i like MTX amps. their TA series have always beensolid. i have owned a ta 3202, a 92001, and 2 ta 81001's.. strong amps, cool features, selectable lighting, the 92001 and 81001s were both and under 1ohm



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    Re: Is MTX as good as people say? How does it compare to Kenwood?

    that Mtx will blow that kenwood away. kenwood amps ****. i have had positive experience with mtx...although much better can be had



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    Re: Is MTX as good as people say? How does it compare to Kenwood?

    MTX makes solid amps




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    Re: Is MTX as good as people say? How does it compare to Kenwood?

    I <3 old school MTX amps... have 7 of 'em. All Thunder and RT series.



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    Re: Is MTX as good as people say? How does it compare to Kenwood?

    I say get an AudioQue 1200.




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    Re: Is MTX as good as people say? How does it compare to Kenwood?

    That Kenwood will NEVER do rated power at anything other than 4 ohms and good luck getting it to run at 1 ohm. Although they changed their site, this was an older review of the KAC-9104d: Kenwood KAC-9104D - Review Amplifiers Review - Amplifiers Reviews - Car Audio and Electronics




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    Re: Is MTX as good as people say? How does it compare to Kenwood?

    Quote Originally Posted by Big **** Malone View Post
    Get an audiopipe amp from ebay. Good ****
    I would run MTX any day before I run AP.




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