View Full Version : OEM interface

06-12-2011, 03:31 PM
I'm redoing the audio in my '07 Mazda3 Hatch and I'm not sure what interface I should get for it. I want aftermarket sound without replacing the factory unit because it just looks so **** good. I was looking at the MTX Re-q5, but I'm worried about alternator hum because the outputs are less than 4 volts. Also, I'm not looking to spend over $120. This system is going to be all JL if that means anything.

Thank you!

06-12-2011, 03:58 PM
Never looked into one so I just read up on it. It seems legit, not exactly sure if it will actually make things sound better but it should make aftermarket installation easier.

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By the way the voltage on those outputs are just fine

06-13-2011, 03:44 PM
The situation has changed. My friend has both the MTX Re-q5 and an AudioControl LC8i and wants to give me one while he gets the other. What are the pros and cons of each? Which one will sound cleaner with better sound quality when tuned?

06-13-2011, 03:57 PM
get the LC8i, I had the LC6 and loved it. i'd pair it up with either a 6XS or EQS.