MTX MUD6SPBT ATV / UTV Sound Bar Installation Guide & Review

A great way to add music to your ATV is to install an ATV soundbar or an ATV speaker system. ATV soundbars are tough all-terrain speaker systems with built-in amplification. They are resistant to water, dust, impact and abuse, and are ideal for powersports applications.

In this segment, we are going to talk about the MTX MUD6SPBT, an all-weather ATV / UTV soundbar. It is a durable device with three pairs of speakers and an integrated amp. It has Bluetooth, AUX input and AUX output ports. It is best suited for adventure sports and safari vehicles like ATVs, buggies and jeeps.

Let us study the technology behind the soundbar and see how it performs on the sound front.

MTX MUD6SPBT ATV / UTV Sound Bar Review :

Technology And Design :

The MTX MUD6SPBT is a muscular off-road soundbar. It has an array of six speakers powered by an in-unit amplifier. It is an all-in-one system and does not require a separate amp. You get a neater installation that is both easy to use and maintain.

The soundbar has an IP66-rated water-resistant body. It means it is protected against dust, powerful water jets and heavy seas. It has a water-tight cabinet that does not allow dust and water to enter. It is not susceptible to splashes of water or rain, and can be hosed down after long day on the race track. In short, it is safe to say that the MUD6SPBT is fully fortified against foreign particle ingress. It is the best soundbar for RZR and similar 2-seat or 4-seat side-by-sides. It can also be installed on boats, jet skies and golf carts.

The device has Bluetooth for wireless sound input. It is compatible with multiple sources like smart phones, tablets and laptops. It works with iOS and Android systems and offers seamless wireless steaming experience.

The soundbar also has NFC capability. If your sound source has NFC, all you have to do it bring it close to the soundbar or tap on it gently to activate NFC and connect via Bluetooth. NFC simplifies connectivity and makes the pairing devices more hassle-free.

Apart from Bluetooth and NFC, the device has an auxiliary 3.5mm input jack for non-Bluetooth as well as Bluetooth sources. It accepts input from MP3 players and smart phones alike.

The speaker bar also has an auxiliary media output for adding extra speakers, subwoofers or soundbars. It helps upgrade the bar to a multi-speaker system for a more spacious sound.

The MTX MUD6SPBT is black. It is 21-3/8 inches wide, 3-7/16 inches high and 4-5/16 inches deep. It has a grille running the length of the bar in front. A control panel sits in the middle of the grille. It has buttons for power, play/pause, volume, track change, mute and Bluetooth.

The soundbar has multiple mounting options suitable for roll cages, towers and handlebars. Its mounting clamps can be attached to the top, bottom or rear channel of the bar as required. They fit 1.75 to 2 inch rods. Being adjustable and movable, the clamps allow you to point the bar in the direction you desire to create the best sound projection.

Wiring the MTX MUD6SPBT and getting it started is a breeze. It comes with all the necessary power, ground and accessory wires. It requires a 12 volt battery source.

Sound Quality :

The MTX MUD6SPBT is a 6-speaker soundbar. It has a two pairs of full-range 3-inch speakers and one pair of 1-inch tweeters. It is an active soundbar and comes with its own internal amplifier. The sound profile of the MUD6SPBT is superb. You hear intelligible vocals and instruments. Higher and lower frequencies are well reproduced. Midrange is strong. Overall, the music is impactful, realistic and full of detail.

Key Features :

  • 6-speaker marine soundbar with onboard amplification.
  • IP66-rated waterproof device, Bluetooth, NFC, AUX input and AUX output.
  • Four full-range 3-inch speakers, two 1-inch tweeters, compatible with multiple sources.
  • Mounting clamps fit 1.75 to 2 inch bars, includes power, ground and accessory wires.

Installation Guide of MTX MUD6SPBT Soundbar

MTX MUD6SPBT comes with three pairs of strong speakers to give you the ultimate satisfaction of loud and clear music on the road. The proper installation leads you to enjoy better music on your ATV or UTV. Follow the steps carefully to install this soundbar in your vehicle without any fail.

  1. Before starting the process, note that this soundbar works in 12 V power. It is 21 inches wide, 3-7/16 inches high, and 4-5/16 inches deep in size. So, you need to mount this very carefully and make sure it is tight enough. It comes with a grille in the length of the bar in front. Also, a control panel is present in the middle of the grill to operate with buttons for power, play/pause, volume, track change, mute and connecting Bluetooth.
  2. Coming to the wires, you can find three wires of red, black, and blue. Don’t get confused between them. Connect the black wire to the (-) negative terminal of the main battery or the chassis of the vehicle to ground the soundbar. If you cannot find the chassis, look where the paint has been removed. Then, connect the red wire to the positive (+) terminal of the battery. Next, connect the blue wire to the ignition wire (also known as spark cable) on the vehicle.
  3. For this MTX MUD6SPBT, there are three options to mount the soundbar. You can use either the top channel, rear channel or bottom channel. There are two low clearance brackets to fit 1.75″ and 2″ bars. You can adjust the channel vertically, horizontally, or even in an angled way.
  4. If you want to install the soundbar via pipe clamp, simply take a 14 mm bolt with a lock washer. Then, place it through the bottom of the clamp slightly. Then assemble the slides and lock the washer into a dovetail area. Check whether the mounting angle is located to place in the bracket properly. Tight the bolts to hold to brackets securely in 95in. lbs. / 8ft.lbs. maximum. Continue this process for each of the three brackets one by one.
  5. Then, place the bracket strap and put the plastic bag included in the package on the clamp. Then, install the soundbar slowly to avoid any scratch.
  6. In the last step, you need to flange bolt through the bracket strap. In the package, you will find a serrated flange nut. Use them to tight down the soundbar until it is locked in the right place. You can connect the three wires now as mentioned in the second point.
  7. Another method to install MTX MUD6SPBT is to use Hex bolt through dovetail. In this, you need to slide the dovetails with the bolts in any one of the three recessed areas. Then, you need to tighten the unit down with the bolts for secure installation.
  8. Take the lock washer and nuts and place them in the right place. After that, tighten the bolts to hold to brackets securely in 95in. lbs. / 8ft.lbs. maximum. Then, you can connect the soundbar with the power similarly.
  9. To connect the soundbar with Bluetooth, just turn the power-on of the unit until it turns blue. Then, turn on the Bluetooth on your Android and search for MTX Sound Bar and pair the device. Then, you can control the track, volume, mute from the front control panel buttons.
  10. To enable NFC, first, connect the device with Bluetooth. Then, tap the NFC enabled device on the left side of the enclosure and pair it. To connect with auxiliary input, tap the power button and select auxiliary with the power button until it turns green. Then, connect the soundbar with a 3.5 mm input with the audio device.

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