View Full Version : Would an MTX 6500d be strong enough for 3 mm100's?
07-07-2001, 03:37 AM
do you think that it would be strong enough, or should I start looking for a bigger amp?
I would recommend using a larger amplifier than the MTX
6500 for this application. I would look for a amplifier that is capable of extremely low loads ( around 1 to 1.3 Ohms ) bridged or in a monoblock configuration. Look for a power specification or 800 to 1000 Watts to drive these subs in a sealed enclosure.
You might want to check with the folks at MTX technical to see if this amplifier is capable of this low of a load before buying it. On their website it does list a power spec of 775 Watts into 2 Ohms.
It does not list a 1 or 1.3 Ohm load pwer specification.
You can reach MTX at (800)-225-6589.
Kim, Polk Audio
09-09-2002, 01:35 PM
*waves at crowd*... "hello, i am the rsident mtx junkie."
the mtx 81000d is probably the amp for you... 1500 x 1 into 2 ohms at 14 volts ( 1200 x 1 -- disregard spec, none of them come out any lower than 1200 birthsheet -- at 12.5 volts).. that's a good 400 - 500 per sub at 2 ohms.. however u are running at 1.33333333 ohms.
I've talked to mtx a few times about this... you CAN run the 81000d at 1.33 ohms, but don't go running it at 1. they do not recommend it, nor do they think its a great idea, but the amp itself does do the job without getting hot or hurting itself or the speakers.
at 1 ohm, you start to break into thermal overload., but 1.3 is kosher.
have fun :)
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