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Old 24th December 2008, 05:17 PM   #1
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Default Amplifier for MTX Jackhammer?

Im thinking of getting a MTX jackhammer (Yes I know they cost loads), So I was wondering what Amp I would need.. Would a Kicker warhorse do it? (They need like 8 batterys though), Any cheap amplifiers I can stack and use less batterys as possible? Or shall I just settle with a Kicker Solo X 18"?
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Old 25th December 2008, 05:57 PM   #2
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please tell me you are kidding...the JackHammer is a piece of crap that is thousands of dollars overpriced.

You can get better performance with a 15 or 18 inch subwoofer
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Old 26th December 2008, 02:33 PM   #3
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Ouch,

The Jackhammer is a bit of a joke. It is so huge and heavy and overpriced. The thing is, you can only get so much out of that cone area in a vehicle. The amount of money and power you will pour into it gives your friends great shock value, but not performance.

The Solo X 18 will give you a lot more for your money, but is still a huge investment.

As with most every question posed about subs and cars, the standard questions should apply. What vehicle, how much room, what goals, budget?

Depending on what you are after, you may find your money better spent on something you hadn't considered. Now if you just want to compensate for something, there are many ways to waste thousands of dollars, lol.

Give us an update on what you are after and see what falls out.

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Old 26th December 2008, 02:40 PM   #4
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The correct type of "power" is essential for the MTX JackHammer.

http://www.spokane.wsu.edu/academic/...z/dynamite.jpg
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Old 26th December 2008, 04:11 PM   #5
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Erm okay I might settle with the SOLO X or a FI BTL
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Given the choice today, I would go for the FI

A lot of people have used those with great success.

What are you putting it (or them) in and what are you after?
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Old 27th December 2008, 06:34 PM   #7
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The correct type of "power" is essential for the MTX JackHammer.

http://www.spokane.wsu.edu/academic/...z/dynamite.jpg

Nah! Just plug it directly into a 240VAC wall outlet. It would be just about as musical with a wall outlet as it would be with an amplifier.
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Nah! Just plug it directly into a 240VAC wall outlet. It would be just about as musical with a wall outlet as it would be with an amplifier.
Actually, this woofer would be fine plugged directly into a 240VAC wall outlet. I don't know for how long, but it would be fine according to the specs, using dual 4 ohms coil wired in series. That would be 7200W RMS, close to the 6000W RMS spec.

It would be a great way to hear loud 60 Hz bass. An amplifier wouldn't produce a better 60 Hz sinewave.
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