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MTX Audio reQ-5 (re-Q 5)

OEM Bass Restoration & Signal Processor (re-Q5, re-Q 5, reQ5)

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The re-Q5 restores bass audio signal quality from factory radio. This device will process compressed low frequencies and re-produce a signal that is far improved, resulting in great bass output at any volume level. It features 5-channel inputs and outputs, allowing an overall improved signal output from all channels in addition to bass restoration. The re-Q5 presents itself as the perfect solution for anyone who wants to enhance their system with aftermarket solutions while preserving the features of factory radios!

General Features:

  • Auxiliary input
  • Four channel 3-way summing
  • Ground Loop Isolator
  • Independent Gain controls
  • AC/DC Smart Engage to sense in any vehicle
  • Volume Sensing Bass Restoration
  • Subsonic and Low-Pass Crossovers
  • Remote output
  • Can be installed before or after stock amps
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer’s warranty

Input/Output Specifications:

  • Input Channels: FL, FR, RL, RR, Sub
  • Input Type: Differential Balanced
  • Input Range: 250mV - 30V
  • Output Channels: FL, FR, RL, RR, Sub
  • Output Type: Unbalanced RCA
  • Max Output Voltage: 2.5V RMS Full Range, 8V RMS Sub
  • Signal to Noise: >90dB (A-Weighted referenced to 1V out)
  • THD+N: <0.1% at 1V out (20Hz- 20kHz)

Miscellaneous Features:

  • Operating Voltage: 8V - 16V
  • Operating Current Draw: 150mA
  • Standby Current Draw: < 4mA
  • Recommended Fuse Value: 1A (Fast Blow)
  • Recommended Fuse Type: AGC
  • Dimensions: 7-1/8"L x 4-1/2"W x 1-1/2"H

Bass Reconstruction Processors Specifications

Input Connection Type
This is the type of input that the unit accepts.
Speaker Level Inputs
Speaker level inputs are commonly referred to as high-level inputs and vice versa. This input type allows you to get your audio signal directly from the speaker wire in your vehicle, instead of using RCA cables. The advantage of this is factory integration, as most stock radios do not have RCA outputs to run amplifiers.
Output Connection Type
This is the type of output that the unit accepts.
Maximum Input Voltage
This is the maximum voltage that the processor is able to accept.
Maximum Output Voltage
This is the maximum voltage that the processor is able to output.
Adjustable Center Frequency
This function allows you to adjust the center frequency of the signal proccessing.
LED Indicators
This refers to any LED illumination present on the unit. This includes Power Indicators, Clipping Indicators, illuminated logo's, etc.
Bass/Gain Remote
If the unit comes with a bass/gain remote you will be able to control the level of your bass from your dashboard. Typically bass remotes also include a 16-20 ft. wire for installation.
Auxiliary Input
This refers to whether or not the unit has an auxiliary input for connecting additional accessories.
Total Number of Inputs
This is the total number of input connections that go into the unit.
Total Number of Outputs
This is the total number of output connections that the unit will produce.
Built-in Crossover
A crossover is a type of filtering system that permits only certain frequencies to play. A Low-Pass (LP) crossover allows only frequencies below its setting to get through which is normally used with subwoofers. A High-Pass(HP) filter allows frequencies above its setting to pass through, which is normally used with speakers.
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
This spec compares the strength of the signal to the level of background noise. A higher value indicates less background noise.
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
The amount of change in harmonic content of the signal as it is amplified. A lower figure indicates less change and a more accurate amp. THD below 0.10% is inaudible.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
33%
4 Star
33%
3 Star
22%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
11%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.0
Value
4.2
Features
4.1
Design
4.1
Usability
3.8

Tony Slick

Dallas Texas

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MTX Audio reQ-5

November 2, 2009

The reQ-5 by MTX makes adding amps to your factory radio easy. I have a 09 F-150 and an aftermarket radio and installation kit would be out of my price range. The reQ-5 solved that problem at a fraction of the cost. Now I have super clear sound , tremendous bass and my dash is still factory. Well worth it.

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Shawn

Richmond Hill, NY

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Best oem upgrade

June 24, 2014

I bought this sound processor for my Cadillac upgrade and was very pleased with the sound upgrade .Thanks to the staff at sonic for all the support. It very good if you're adding a subwoofer

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Unhappy Custy

Plano, TX

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Warning: There's a reason this product is discontinued...

July 23, 2012

The MTX Re-Q is a terrible product. It worked fine for a year after purchase, but one summer later, the thing broke down. Every single time I turned my car off, the MTX Re-Q would send a LOUD signal to my sub for no reason. My sub would start shaking violently. The only way to stop this was to turn the Re-Q off or unplug the sub. It isn't even good at bass restoration! After it broke, I replaced it with a simple Line-Out Converter to save money. The bass was actually more defined and clearer with the LOC! All in all, MTX did not do a good job on this product. $20 LOC's beat this product.

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King

Dallas, TX

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Great Product

July 8, 2011

Highly recommended, need some elec/mech skills to install. The manual sheet does not provide much info. Got additional info from a Google search. After 3 different configurations, finally settled on one. In a 2011 Sportage, used a 4 Chan Hifonics, 2 chan Sound Storm for 10" Sub with Polk 6.5s/tweeters in front and factory 6.5s in rear. After many days of listening and tweaking the bass and clarity are 100x better than the OEM amp/speakers. No more alternator/engine noise. The bass is not too loud or soft...just right. The remote out wire with the AC volt turn feature saved time because I did not need to locate the factory remote wire. Great product.

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Rub

dallas

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Amazing Fix for Expedition factory Sub/plus I-pod Addition

May 5, 2011

Not one thing changed on my limited dvd,head unit,acc face plate rear. I added the reQ-5 right off the factory sub out on rear sub unit,4wires and just like a dream it performed perfect . my sub was pounding the doors and windows and again the system from ford has not changed! this is worth the price Very Happy!!! the tech line on phone was very helpfull!!

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Andrew

Bucyrus, OH

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Great product ! But...

December 16, 2010

This unit works very well and does what it is supposed to but, it amplified an alternator whine that was inaudible in the factory amplification. The sound was excellent until the vehicle was started! I attempted multiple fixes but no change other than the noise getting a bit lower in tone. I was able to return the unit and purchased a Kenwood DD screen from Sonic. Sonic provides GREAT service and has awsome pricing!

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eric

nj

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caused alternator whine

October 16, 2010

This allowed me to keep my factory BMW headunit and keep bass volume up but its causing unbearable alternator whine. When I disconnect the unit the whine goes away.

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Anthony

Baton Rouge, LA

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Its what I needed

April 29, 2009

It allowed me to integrate aftermarket amps to my new car! No more plain factory sound!

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MiCHAEL

Hurst, TX

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Works well but a few issues

January 23, 2008

Works very well but has a couple of problems and the manual could use some attention. Installed in '07 Tundra driving Sony 4-channel and a sub amp. I'm not using the supplied aux input (yet). One major issue is the 15-second off time on the auto-sensing trigger (to turn amps on/off). This is too short and will cause amps to turn off between songs when one song ends or starts quietly. Once level increases enough, ampt turn on but you miss part of the song. I ended up using accessory B+ and bypassing sensing circuit. This timer should be closer to a minute or two. The supplied fuse holder is subject to poor connection (e.g. hitting road bumps) causing pops and amp shutdown - replace it with a better one. Each channel has two inputs to the unit (8 total + a sub). With a "normal" factory HU, half of these are unused and clutter up the installation. I bridged the sub input as the manual suggested and clipped the unused wires at the connector. There are two surface-mount red LEDs near the power-on LEDs. There is no explanation in the manual but they appear to be clipping indicators. The "front/rear sub level" switches are poorly documented. I can't really tell what they do. Are they high-pass x-overs? Controlled by the sub x-over frequency? What frequency is the -3dB, -6dB at? Is it volume sensitive? There's no info on MTX's web site and MTX has not responded to an email query about these issues. Since this is a new product, hopefully we'll see answers soon.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

re-Q5

UPC

715442241309

Weight

1.50lbs

Internal SKU

req5

Internal Product ID

10834

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: MTX Audio reQ-5 (re-Q 5)