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MTX Audio re-Q (REQ)

OEM Bass Restoration & Signal Processor (Get full bass response when adding amps to a factory system)

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MTX Audio re-Q (REQ)

OEM Bass Restoration & Signal Processor (Get full bass response when adding amps to a factory system)

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Typically all factory stereos, even premium systems, protect original equipment speakers by reducing bass output when the volume is turned up. That's acceptable in a factory system, but it hurts low-frequency performance if you want to upgrade your factory stereo by adding amplifiers and subs.

The MTX reQ bass restoration module senses the input level from the factory stereo, adding more bass at high volume levels, while keeping bass response balanced when the volume is low. Now you can truly improve your sound while keeping your factory stereo and your steering wheel controls in tact.

The MTX re-Q connects to the speaker outputs of your factory stereo. Additionally, its stereo and subwoofer preamp outputs connect to your amplifiers. Included are individual gain controls for the right, left, and sub outputs, plus low-pass and subsonic filters to maximize your sub's performance. A bass enhancement switch lets you add some additional bump in your ride when needed.

Product Features:
  • Signal processor restores bass when adding amps to a factory system
  • Perfect when adding amplifiers and subwoofers to an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) factory sound system
  • Right, left, and subwoofer preamp outputs
  • Low-pass and subsonic filters
  • Bass Enhance switch
  • 4-3/4"W x 1-1/4"H x 3-3/4"D
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer’s warranty

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
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
86%
4 Star
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3 Star
14%
2 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.6
Value
4.4
Features
4.3
Design
4.6
Usability
4.7
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alternator whine

October 13, 2010

product worked in my BMW 530 but produced a bad alternator whine. swapping it for something else. this does not process the sound it simply carry's your OEM signal thru to the amps

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A.W.

Elk Grove Village, Illinios

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Great for OEM radio

September 29, 2010

This does the job. I currently have a 05 Magnum RT w/ Nav. I didn't want to get a Double Din radio b/c I didn't want to shove out $1k for one w/ all of the options. I used it to run my 3.5" dash, 6.5 doors, 6x9 rears, and 2 amps (sub/speaker). Works great, haven't had a single issue. For you people out there looking to keep that stock appearance this is the way to go. Don't pay JL and Rockfords prices... The re-Q 5 maybe a little bit better b/c it has iPOD integration but overall great product. A++

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Memphis

Dekalb, IL

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This isn't your basic Line output converter...does so much more!

April 29, 2010

I purchased and installed this product in late February, early April. It has performed well beyond my expectations. I am currently running an Audioque 2200d @ 1ohm too 4 15" Kicker cvr's in a ~12 cubic ft. box tuned at 36hz in my tahoe with of course the stock radio. Search youtube for my videos of my system doin work with the MTX re-q. If you want to add aftermarket amps but don't want to loose the factory look then get this product, you won't be disappointed!

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Anthony

Cypress, TX

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Way to go with Factory Unit

September 25, 2009

I own a 99' BMW 5 Series. No way I wanted to lose steering wheel controls or mess with the dash. Tried to use a regular PAC converter and thought I would never get the sound I was looking for! Boy was I wrong! Installed the re-Q with a 600 watts D-Class Sony Amp and a 12" Memphis sub and I am very happy. The low end missing from the OEM head unit was back and the ability of this unit to give the right amount of bass at lower volumes is amazing. Highly recommend this unit. Considered the 4-channel unit but getting all 4 signals from my head prove to difficult. Don't quite understand the before and after amp switch on this unit but I set mine for before amp.

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victor

El Paso, TX

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Wow

November 9, 2007

This is a great product it helped alot in the quality of sound. I used to use the high power inputs in my amp but this made a huge differences

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David

Tracy, CA

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Great looks, great price, awsome product

September 15, 2010

Just installed this in my outback running a sundown sax1200 and a tc sounds lms-r and am more than satisfied. If you dont know already you cant swap out the radio in the 05 outback with the auto climate control unless you want to buy a 350 dollar bezzel + a new stereo which is just wrong. This product saved me a large chunk of money and i get to keep all my factory stuff which is a plus. It simple and easy to use. If your looking to add bass on a budget this is the way to go.

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BumpinBenz

Sammamish, WA

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Bang for the Buck

June 4, 2009

Low level inputs to an amp are the way to go for a much cleaner sound and much less necessary gain, and the re-Q is certainly the way to go if this is your desire. Yes, you can get away with cheaper passive units, but the sound quality simply will not be there, even for a subwoofer application. Another benefit to this unit is that is allows you a full range of crossover/gain/bass boost tuning, as well as a remote turn on lead for your amp. Even if you will not be using the re-Q to its full potential for your current system (like me), it's worth getting for future projects as its build quality suggests it's in it for the long haul. Good instructions and packaging top it off...can't recommend enough.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

re-Q

UPC

715442241194

Weight

1.50lbs

Internal SKU

req

Internal Product ID

9855

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 re-Q (REQ)