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MTX – Serious About Sound


Who is MTX?


MTX Audio is part of the Mitek Consumer Electronics Group, a family-owned American manufacturer that for over forty years has been providing high-performance car, marine, home, and street audio products to customers in over 80 countries around the world.

From the simple beginnings of building speakers from a rural garage to becoming one of the Nation’s largest U.S. manufacturers of high performance car, home, professional and commercial audio products; MiTek Corporation has maintained the vision, leadership, and dedication of Founder and CEO Loyd Ivey. Ivey began his very own company, Ivey Electronics, in 1971 and after a merger with American Case Company in 1974 American Acoustic Labs, or AAL, was born. Soon thereafter MiTek Corporation was founded as the umbrella company to a vast assortment of diverse and innovative audio companies. To this day Ivey remains the visionary leader and driving force behind the MiTek family of companies.

1979 ushered in the MiTek acquisition Matrecs, a manufacturer of mobile audio products which became known as MTX Audio in 1983. As the founding company under the MiTek umbrella, MTX Audio offers the broadest selection of consumer products in the MiTek family. With a sharp focus on the marketplace and ever-changing industry needs, MTX delivers classic, high performance car, home, and professional audio products geared toward audio enthusiasts of all ages and listening preferences. Since its creation, MTX has been the innovator of some of the now standard audio ideas, including inventing the first mobile audio enclosure in 1984.

MTX Audio’s facilities in Phoenix, AZ, Winslow, IL, and Monroe, WI house their engineering teams that design and create all of their products and have been responsible for dozens of patents and innovations including Adaptive Class D amplifier technology, Smart Engage auto turn on circuitry and the JackHammer Superwoofer – the largest production subwoofer in the world.

Put Some Thunder In Your Dome


For decades, MTX Audio has been synonymous with SPL, Loud and Thunderous sound. MTX has won hundreds of competitions trophies, and continue to develop innovative new products for the average enthusiast to win a few of their own. The current lineup is highlighted by the XThunder amplifiers, delivering huge power from a small frame. The 75 Series SuperWoofer has been known for being extremely reliable even when played long and hard. MTX doesn’t leave the audiophile behind, their Signature Speakers feature a high end design that provides high fidelity output seldom matched in the market.


The Xthunder amplifiers deliver power that you never knew could come from such a small package. They pump out enormous power to drive your speakers properly. If you want a High Class Amplifier that will enrich your vehicle’s sound system, and put out plenty of power for your lows all the way to your highs, then we recommend XTHUNDER Amplifiers.


1200W RMS XThunder Series Mononlock Class D Amplifier




Just like the 95 Series, the 75 Series is a “GAME CHANGER” in the SPL world. If you compete and want a SuperWoofer that’s not only affordable, but reliable, and has been Engineered by some of the Best in the Manufacturing World then consider the 75 Series driver.

MTX 7515-44

1500 Watt 15-inch 75 Series Dual 4-Ohm Subwoofer




High end design, audiophile quality sound, and unique mounting options make the Signature Speakers an excellent choice for sound quality enthusiasts. Signature Series Speakers not only look Amazing, but Sound so clean and clear that you will never believe a speaker could have such technology and transparency designed into a speaker.


6.5-inch Signature Series 150W 2-Way Component Speakers


MTX on the Streets


MTX Audio leads the industry in rocking races, shows and festivals showcasing gorgeous custom cars with outrageous sound systems. This often translates into a large following of enthusiasts who want to replicate the genius of MTX builders. From their legendary 400 pound JackHammer 24 Inch SuperWoofer to their Vehicle Specific ThunderForm enclosures, MTX has always found a way into the vehicles of many.






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Powerful JL Audio, MTX Audio, and Rockford Fosgate Subwoofers

In the car audio industry power means everything. While most of the general public are pretty happy with 300-600 watts RMS, to some enthusiast that is just not enough. Lucky for them, car audio companies make subwoofers that will satisfy their taste for outrageous power. We will be looking at 3 subwoofers that would be considered competition level subwoofers. These subwoofers require a true passion for sound, bass and quality. It ‘s easy for car audio companies to make a subwoofer that can really bump, but what sets higher end companies apart, are the technologies and careful consideration that is used. Power is nothing without quality, these 3 companies have managed to create subwoofers that stand above the rest because not only are they powerful but the sound quality doesn’t diminish over time. There are many choices to make when selecting powerful car subwoofers by going with any of the mentioned here, you can’t go wrong.

JL Audio 12W7

JL Audio 12W7AE-3
JL Audio’s 12W7AE-3 Anniversary Edition 12” Subwoofer is one of the most sought out subwoofers in the car audio industry. Rated at 1000 watts of continuous RMS power, this car subwoofer really packs some power. Unique to its design are ultra-long voice coils that serve to help with heat dissipation and extreme linear excursion. By dissipating the heat more efficiently from the voice coils, the subwoofer will sound better and last longer. W-Cone technology improves cone rigidity by addressing its structure rather than its material by using two lightweight mineral-filled polypropylene skins that are bonded together at the perimeter and center of the assembly. The lower skin’s cross section is shaped like a “W” which provides unsurpassed rigidity when bonded to the dished upper skin. This creates an effect much like the trusses of a bridge for overall rigidity. The 12W7AE-3 offers unsurpassed bass but more importantly it has been created and designed for longevity, with its six patents this subwoofer is among the top of its class.

Rockford Fosgate T2D412

Rockford Fosgate T2D412
Rockford Fosgate’s T2D412 12” Power Series subwoofer is rated at 1200 watts of continuous RMS power that will simply blow you away. Rockford Fosgate is known for power and this subwoofer does not disappoint. Its anodized aluminum voice coil former allows for heat dissipation from the voice coil more efficiently during high sound pressure level conditions. This minimizes subwoofer failure and improves sound and performance quality. To improve rigidity a parabolic triangular cone is used, which reduces piston flex and cone distortion. This also improves the overall strength of the cone during high power handling conditions. The use of stitched tinsel leads on the spider spread stress over a greater area and thus improving reliability and performance by minimizing fatigue and possible shorting. The 1200 watts of RMS makes this a truly powerful subwoofer, with this much power you will be heard before you are seen.

MTX Audio T9512-44

MTX Audio T9512-44
MTX Audio’s T9512-44 12” Thunder Series subwoofer is rated at 1000 watts of continuous RMS power that will leave you stunned. Unlike other subwoofers, this subwoofer offers 4” of peak to peak excursion, giving you bass like nothing else. Its spider plateau venting cooling system, cools at the voice coils for extreme heat dissipation which create longevity and increase performance in the subwoofer. The use of 428° F high temperature flat wound aluminum ribbon wire allows for the subwoofer to handle high thermal power without causing distortion and allows for the subwoofer to play louder for a longer period of time. For rigidity the cone is Injection Molded Carbon filled Polypropylene with aluminum deposition which increases stiffness and weight ratio. With up to 1” of Xmax the volume displacement in this subwoofer will be louder than you can ever imagine.