MTX Adds Pro Style Drivers, Shallow Subs For Car

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Phoenix - MTX Audio has begun selling individual pro-style bullet tweeters and midbass drivers for the first time and launched a series of shallow-mount subwoofers for vehicle applications.

The separately sold drivers in the RoadThunder Extreme (RTX) series are designed for very high output, thanks to lightweight treated-paper cones that are very efficient and thus able to deliver high volume levels, the company said.

Entering the new product category, said national sales manager Jamie Trentacoste, is part of MTX Audio's strategy to become a "single solution vendor for our dealers." The new products also help dealers meet "their customers' need while at the same time helping them reach their volume and freight goals," she said.

The RTX drivers will ship in December with 8-ohm impedance. They will include a 6.5-inch midbass driver rated at 100 watts RMS, an 8-inch midbass rated at 150 watts RMS, a 10-inch midbass rated at 250 watts RMS, a 2-inch bullet tweeter rated at 100 watts RMS, and a 4-inch bullet tweeter rated at 250 watts RMS.

In shallow subwoofers, the company plans mid-September shipments of the FPR (Flat Piston) series for mounting in small spaces yet still deliver deep bass.

The FPR-series subwoofers will be available in 10-inch and 12-inch sizes in both single 2-ohm and single 4-ohm versions at $229 and $249.

"Shallow subwoofers have been one of our fasting growing product categories," said Trentacoste. "As cars get smaller and space is at a greater premium, customers want to use as little [space] as possible but still want the performance of a subwoofer," she said.

To achieve that performance, the FPR series features a patent-pending design in which the spider mounts directly to the front plate to allow for increased air flow and maximum excursion, she said. A new cone design is said to increase overall surface diameter. An aluminum dust cap pulls heat away from the voice coil through the subwoofer.

In still another product launch, the company added its latest loaded subwoofer enclosure, which is equipped with dual 12-inch RoadThunder TRL subs with a 500-watt RMS and 1,000-watt peak power rating. Its load is 2 ohms.

The loaded enclosure is designed as "an affordable step up from our dual Terminator enclosure for customers that are looking for an even louder and better sounding enclosure," Trentacoste said.

The RTL12X2D is available at a price of $329 and suggested retail of $379.

It features a single terminal cup to connect an amplifier. The MDF enclosure is finished in black, aviation-grade carpet and gloss-black vinyl baffle. A side-firing slot is designed to coax greater bass output from the enclosure.


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