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MTX Thunder Elite 4001D (TE4001D)

7500W Max, Class D Monoblock Thunder Elite Amplifier

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MTX Thunder Elite amplifiers are the most technologically advanced amplifiers that MTX offers. Not only are the features and quality superior, but the looks and design of the amplifier puts the Thunder Elite series at the top of the amplifier line.

The Look

The ultimate expression of power and style. The piano black finish and brilliant chrome intake take Thunder to a new level of style. But underneath is still loud and proud MTX power and clarity. Oversized caps, ISMT produced circuit boards, Pure N-channel design, Adaptive Class D technology, and so much more combine to create the best sounding car audio amplifiers...ever.

The new and improved Prizm EFX with the addition of white light, the option of stealth mode with no lighting and the dazzling display of demo mode.

The Technology

Thunder Elite amplifiers offer the most extensive array of sound enhancement features of any Thunder amplifier. With the multitude of equalization settings, crossover options, subsonic filters, and other comprehensive adjustments all located on the top of the amplifiers, dialing in the perfect sound is easier than ever.

Thunder Elite amps feature MTX Smart Engage technology making it easy to add Thunder amplifiers to any factory or aftermarket system—without additional adapters or converters. You get to keep your factory A/V system, steering wheel controls and navigation without removing the factory source. Designed by xtant technologies, the fan brings the amplifier to a whole new level. Not just a fan, XTC is a self adjusting, turbo-charged intercooler that intelligently supplies cool air evenly and constantly over all devices based on the amplifier's demand.

  • Thunder Elite Series 1-Channel Class D Car Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 1250 watts x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 2200 watts x 1 chan.
    • 1 ohms: 3750 watts x 1 chan.
  • Max power output: 7500 watts x 1 chan.
  • Semi Unregulated MOSFET
  • Remote bass level input (remote level control sold separately)
  • LED thermal and short indicators
  • Pure N-channel design
  • Single channel operation
  • Overload and thermal protection
  • Prizm EFX With Demo Mode
  • Self adjusting, turbo-charged intercooler that intelligently supplies cool air evenly and constantly over all devices based on the amplifier's demand
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Variable low-pass filter (40-200 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
  • Dimensions: 20-11/16" L x 9-5/8" W x 2-1/2" H
  • 1/0-gauge power and ground leads recommended. Contact us for information regarding a discount on a select amplifier kit when purchased together.
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 2-year Manufacturer's warranty

Extend your MTX warranty to 3 Years when you install your new MTX amplifier with a compatible STREETWIRES amplifier kit! For a limited time, you can register your MTX amplifier and power kit to qualify for an additional 1 year of coverage. This offer is only available through authorized MTX Dealer in the United States of America or Canada and will only last for a limited time. With this amplifier, the following power kits will qualify for the extended warranty program: StreetWires ZN5K-00

Power Specifications - Subwoofer Channel

RMS Power @ 4 ohms
The RMS power rating is the measure of continuous power that an amplifier can output, or a speaker can handle. It is the most accurate depiction of real, continuous power that the industry has so far. If the final impedance of your speaker(s) or subwoofer(s) equals 4 ohms, this is how much power this amplifier will supply at that ohm level. The higher the RMS wattage, the more clean and loud your music will sound. The 5th channel on these particular amplifiers are usually dedicated for driving subwoofers.
1250 watts x 1 channels
RMS Power @ 2 ohms
The RMS power rating is the measure of continuous power that an amplifier can output, or a speaker can handle. It is the most accurate depiction of real, continuous power that the industry has so far. If the final impedance of your speaker(s) or subwoofer(s) equals 2 ohms, this is how much power this amplifier will supply at that ohm level. The higher the RMS wattage, the more clean and loud your music will sound. The 5th channel on these particular amplifiers are usually dedicated for driving subwoofers.
2200 watts x 1 channels
RMS Power @ 1 ohm
The RMS power rating is the measure of continuous power that an amplifier can output, or a speaker can handle. It is the most accurate depiction of real, continuous power that the industry has so far. If the final impedance of your speaker(s) or subwoofer(s) equals 1 ohms, this is how much power this amplifier will supply at that ohm level. The higher the RMS wattage, the more clean and loud your music will sound. The 5th channel on these particular amplifiers are usually dedicated for driving subwoofers.
3750 watts x 1 channels
Peak Power Output
This form of power rating refers to the maximum amount of power an electronic device can handle or output in an instant without damage. Often times this maximum is achieved during a brief musical burst, such as a drum accent or low bass hit. Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal to consumers. The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison. This is the peak power output for the amplifier's 5th channel.
7500 watts x 1 channels

Amplifier Specifications

Amplifier Series
This designates the series of the amplifier. Many amps are available in a litany of different wattage and channel configurations, but maintain consistent features throughout the product line.
Amplifier Class

An amplifier increases the power of the signal being fed to it by taking energy from its power supply and matching the signal but increasing its amplitude. Amplifiers use many different methods for converting these electrical signals and have been categorized into classes.

Class A/B: Greater than 50% of the input signal is amplified while the other percentage is “off”. These amplifiers have a small amount of current flowing through the output transistors all the time which almost eliminates crossover distortion. Class A/B has great sound quality but is not as efficient as class D. These amps are most commonly used to drive speakers.

Class D: Also known as switching amplifiers, class D amps have output transistors that are completely turned “on” or “off”. This means that when the transistors are on, there is almost no voltage across them but when they are off there is significant voltage but no current flowing through it which makes these amplifiers very efficient at the cost of sound quality. These amps are most commonly used to drive subwoofers.

Other Classes: You may see classes such as GH, bD, X, FD, etc. by some manufactures. These amplifiers tend to be either class A/B, D or a hybrid of the two but with improvements to their designs that can make them more efficient or offer better sound quality.

D
Number of Channels
Each channel on an amplifier will power one speaker using a positive and negative cable. There are various types of amplifiers, each designed to power a certain number of speakers. Monoblock amplifiers, also known as single channel, are designed to power one or more subwoofers. These amplifiers often have very high power ratings. On the other hand, multi-channel amplifiers power multiple speakers, usually at lower power ratings. 2-Channel and 4-Channel amplifiers can power car speakers or low powered subwoofers. Occasionally you might see a 5 or 6-channel amplifier that can power speakers and subwoofers at the same time. The most common setup is a monoblock amp to run subwoofers and a 4-channel amp to run door speakers. Check out our Knowledge Base for more information.
1 - Mono
Total Peak Power Output
The total peak power output is measured as the wattage per channel multiplied by the number of channels, and is calculated at the lowest level of operating impedance.

It is measured during a brief musical burst, such as a sudden drum accent. Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal.

The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison.

7500 watts
Total RMS Power Output
Total RMS power is measured by multiplying RMS power per channel by the number of channels, and is calculated at the lowest level of operating impedance.

RMS power is the amount of continuous power, measured in watts, that an amplifier produces is called RMS power. The higher the RMS figure, the louder and cleaner your music sounds.

The RMS output figure is much more accurate than the peak rating when comparing products.

3750 watts
Maximum Input Gauge Size
This is the largest gauge wire that will fit into the power and ground terminals of this device. The lower the gauge number, the thicker the wire is. For example, a 4 gauge wire is thicker than an 8 gauge wire and thus has higher current carrying capacity. Always do your best to get this size wire to reduce the risk of damage to your components.
1/0 AWG
Minimum Impedance Unbridged
The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is not bridged.
1 ohms
THD at Rated RMS Power
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.
.5%
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.
Yes w/ Smart Engage
Preamp Outputs
Many amplifiers are equipped with RCA preamp outputs which pass the original music signal from the source to additional amplifiers. This is known as daisy chaining because the source connects to the first amp, and the first amp connects to the second amp, etc. The advantage to daisy chaining is you only need one 2-channel RCA cable to transfer the signal from the head-unit to the amplifier, and then one additional cable for each amp being daisy chained.
No
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 good in the case of some subwoofers. A High-Pass(HP) filter allows frequencies above its setting to pass through, this is normally used on speakers.

When a crossover is set to FULL it means no filtering is added and the full frequency spectrum is allowed through the amplifier. Filtering is important because feeding a speaker frequencies it cannot reproduce effectively creates distortion.

Low-pass (LP)
Low-Pass Crossover Frequency
The low-pass crossover frequency is typically used for subwoofers. It can be a fixed crossover point or a variable crossover range. A variable low-pass crossover allows you to select a specific crossover point which allows frequencies below the set crossover point to pass, while making frequencies above the set point gently or harshly roll-off, depending on the steepness of the slope.

The steepness of the roll-off slope is measured in dB/octave and refers to the rate of attenuation (lowering of volume) outside their pass bands.

40 - 200 Hz
Subsonic Filter
Allows you to block (filter) ultra-low frequencies that your subs cannot reproduce.
20 - 50 Hz
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.
65 dB
Bass Boost
The objective of the bass boost is to get more kick out of your subwoofer. It is a circuit that emphasizes the lower frequencies at a given point. The bass boost should always be set first before setting the gain. This feature is known for destroying subwoofers and is commonly used incorrectly, so be cautious.
-12 - 12 dB
Bass/Gain Remote
If the amp 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.
Yes
Fan Cooled
A great feature to have if an amp generates a large amount of heat. Cooling fans can help regulate the temperature to prevent the amp from overheating (burning).
Yes
CEA-2006 Compliant
Amplifiers that have been tested to meet specific standards. When a car amplifier meets these standards, you can be sure that it will be able to produce the amount of power specified by the official CEA-2006 rating. Usually, these rating consist of the following items:
  • RMS Power
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio

This rating applies to both external car amplifiers, as well as the amplifiers inside of in-dash stereos.

Yes
Strappable
Some amplifiers can be "strapped" together in order to increase the output of a single audio channel. These amplifiers feature RCA preamp outputs, allowing you to pass the signal directly from one amp to the other to ensure consistency.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
2 years
Labor Warranty Duration
2 years
Warranty Provider
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

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Average Attribution Rating

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4.7
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4.3
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4.8
Design
4.8
Usability
4.7
daniel

South Bend, IN

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boom!!!

July 12, 2007

i have this amp hooked up to 2 mtx9500 15" dvc subs and this thing pounds like crazy I'm scared my windshield is goin to blow out it flexes like crazy i have them in a durango i would recommend this amp to anyone that wants to pound the hell out of some subwoofers

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(MTX)kev

Nebraska

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Wow!!!

December 14, 2012

I bought this amp from here it was shipped on time and also no damage .. Plus plus ... Now the fun part I'm a mtx fan all the way and I know what to expect from them .. Well I use to run two mtx 12 Dvc t9500 on a mtx te1501d I now am running this amp with the same subs and its a big improvement I haven't tested it yet on DBs but way way louder this amp is sick there underrated as well so give or take its actually an 8000 watt amp I love this amp and declare it to be the best of the best .. From a great company thanks mtx ,and sonicelectronix can't go wrong... everything on this amp is awesome... controls,lights hock up and size ..thanks again

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Mario s

Miami FL

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MTX+++++++

October 12, 2012

I have this amp on 4 JL Audio 13w7. This amp put out some serious bass. The design of the amp is top notch and sounded much louder then my 2 Alpine M2000. Amp is worth every penny.

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john R

Canada

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Driving earthquake

September 21, 2012

I have this amp on 4 15" L7s and these subs scream loud as hell :) 1000 rms to each sub. Make sure you have the power to this beast. I bought this amp brand new for 2k with 3 year warranty.

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Viener K

Des Moines IA

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MTX= BEST AMP

September 3, 2012

Okay first off this amp is a beast in it's design. It's very compact and small.
I have owned the RF T40001BDCP and the Memphis 4KW and those amp have noting on this Elite 4001D. When I first got this amp I thought I got ripped off Because I was like no way this amp can do 4000rms. So I hooked it up to 2 18" RD Audio Alphas. The first song to be played on this amp was 6 foot 7 foot by lil wayne. I had one of the biggest smile on my face when the bass started hitting. The bass was so clean and so much louder then my other amps.

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Trom

Woodville Ohio

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Love it

June 29, 2012

Very solid amp. Make sure you give it 1/0 and a 4 awg run. Beefed up alternator and an extra battery. It draws a lot of current but pushes over 4k on good electrical. Got this powering 2 hcca 12.4 at 1 ohm. It pushes them great but damn them subs are power hungry.

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Homie G.

Scottsbluff, NE

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The King Kong Power

April 2, 2010

One of my friends had this hooked up to 2 15" Orion HCCA in his land cruiser, no 3rd roll sets. Damn, it's the loudest thing on earth. He told me the only thing that still keeps his car for been filling apart is the screws. If, you have the money to change your windows, support to filling apart, need extra battery, 2nd alternator plus 5.0 farad cap. Just go for it, subs needed at least 1000 watts of RMS to run at 2 Ohm, but I would suggest 1200 watts of RMS. If your running at single Ohm go with Orion HCCA dual 4 Ohm subs wire it down to a single Ohm, that thing takes every power that this amp can provide. I'm already thinking about 2 15" Orion HCCA and this Amp, it'll be the loudest for sure.

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seamo_katinas

Ireland

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serious output

February 14, 2010

if you have good charging system then you`ll easy have 4k rms @1ohm. Powering 2x18``Fi Q`s and my car is falling apart

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Simo

Finland

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Reasonable priced power!

August 14, 2009

The title says it.

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Charles

Miami, FL

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Best Audio buy i've ever made!

July 16, 2007

This amp will honestly slaughter almost any sub u put to it, the 3750 RMS rating looks greatly underated. If u wanna go loud or low, this amp will do it, just make sure u got the money to support your car falling apart or the sound dampening.

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Greg Breedy

nj

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Great Amp....

February 12, 2012

This amp hits soo Hard. I love it.

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Trae

Summerdale, AL

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Ummm... NO!!!

August 27, 2011

Not saying this amp is crappy... not saying it doesnt have the RMS it claims... Im only saying you can get much better amps at an even better price that will have more power. Its just too overpriced and MTX isn't what it used to be...

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

TE4001D

UPC

715442241231

Weight

23.00lbs

Internal SKU

te4001d

Internal Product ID

8652

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 Thunder Elite 4001D (TE4001D)

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