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MTX Audio TN653

6.5" 3- Way Terminator Series Coaxial Car Audio Speakers

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  • 6-1/2" Terminator Series 3-Way Car Speakers
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 180 watts per pair / 90 watts each
    • RMS: 90 watts per pair / 45 watts each
  • Polypropylene midwoofer cone material
  • Rubber midwoofer surround type
  • 13mm Mylar tweeter
  • Nomex/polycotton spider design controls movement
  • Ideal factory replacement speakers
  • 4 ohms impedance
  • Top-mount depth: 2"
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Priced Per Pair

Product History:

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Speaker Specifications

Series
This is the manufacturer product line of speakers.
Terminator (MTX)
Priced Per
Car Speakers are typically sold in pairs so you will receive 2 speakers for each speaker purchase on speakers marked "Priced Per Pair". If a speaker is marked "Priced Per Each" then the speaker is sold individually and each purchase you make will result in 1 speaker. High-powered tweeters, midrange and full-range pro audio for car speakers are typically sold per each speaker.
Pair
Speaker Size
Refers to the size of the speaker measured in inches. Every vehicle has standard application sizes. Please use our vehicle fitment guide for your vehicle's specific speaker sizes if you do not know them.
6-1/2"
Design
The number of individual drivers in a car speaker. Speakers with 2 drivers are known as a 2-way, and 3 drivers are known as a 3-way. Component systems are often referred to as "separates" because the tweeter is not attached to the midwoofer (main speaker driver) and mounts separately in a location such as a door post. Component systems typically come with an external crossover so you can easily adjust the high and low frequencies sent to both the midwoofer and the tweeter. Center channel speakers are great for those looking to have surround sound in their vehicle.
3-way
Tweeter Design
Designs such as cone, dome, semi-dome, balanced dome, and whizzer are most popular. Cone tweeters are simple, efficient and typically are the most reasonably priced. Dome tweeters are used in most home speakers, and provide a smoother and more accurate sound. Semi-dome design is one with a dome placed inside a cone. A Balanced dome driver is a semi-dome with equal reproduction area given the cone and dome portions of the driver. A whizzer tweeter is a separate tweeter cone driven by the voice coil of the woofer.
Dome
Tweeter Composition
Materials such as polypropylene, silk, cloth, and paper are the most common, where as many more recent tweeters are now manufactured with composites such as Aluminum, Titanium, Mylar, and other materials.

PEI is an acronym for "Polyetherimide" which is an amorphous, amber transparent, high-performance thermoplastic.

Mylar
Woofer Composition
Lightweight woofer cone materials are essential for efficient operation. Poly cones produce exceptional sound and are sturdy against various changes in temperature. Paper cones are very efficient, and when treated for moisture resistance, will perform at a high level. Poly refers to polypropylene, which is thermoplastic or fibers that are polymers of propylene. IMPP refers to injection molded polypropylene, a commonly used process and material in speakers.
Polypropylene
Woofer Surround
A speakers surround is part of the suspension system. The surround protects the cone and prevents it from being displaced as it flexes out from the basket. It is usually made of a durable material like treated foam or rubber in order to withstand the strenuous job of producing bass frequencies.
Rubber
Peak Power Handling
Peak power handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle during a brief musical burst. The RMS power range figure is a much more reliable rating for determining the speaker's power requirements. The Peak power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
90 watts
RMS Power Handling
The RMS power is the amount of power the speaker requires to operate safely and properly. RMS Power Handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle on a continuous basis. We recommend powering your speakers or subwoofer with 80%-120% of its recommended RMS rating. The RMS power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
45 watts
Sensitivity
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
 
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
89 dB
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).
54 - 20,000 Hz
Impedance (Per Voice Coil)
The load value (in ohms) that the speakers present to the amplifier per voice coil - the amount of resistance to the current flow. This is a key specification as subs wired in parallel or low impedances can create problems with your amplifier and potentially void all warranties. We encourage you to ask our support department prior to purchase if you do not understand which impedance level will suit your application best.
4 ohms
Shallow Mount Installation
This means that the subwoofer/speaker is designed to be installed in areas that do not have a lot of space. Shallow mount subwoofers are typically found under a seat or behind the seat in some trucks.

Shallow mount speakers will typically have a mounting depth of 2" or less, while shallow mount subwoofers will typically have a mounting depth of 3" or less.

Yes
Top-Mount Depth
The depth when installed on top of the mounting surface. Measured from the bottom of the speaker's magnet to the bottom of the mounting holes on the rim of the speaker.
2"
Cutout Dimensions
Refers to the dimensions of the hole, measured in inches or millimeters, required to contain the speaker.
5-3/16 x 5-3/16 
Hi-Res Audio Compatible
This feature refers to if the product is capable of Hi-Res Audio (HRA) playback.
Speaker Grilles
A grating or screen of metal or plastic bars or wires, mounted in front of a speaker as protection. If yes, the speakers will include matching speaker grilles. If no, there are no grilles included.
Yes
Number of Speakers
This is the number of speaker that is included in the package. Each purchase will result in receiving the number of speakers indicated here. Please note that some items will have multiple woofers in the same enclosure. For sets of component speakers, this number will refer to the number of sets of speakers (For example, 2 would indicate the purchase includes 2 woofers and 2 tweeters).

Please refer to the product image and description for further details about the speaker.

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

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Average Attribution Rating

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4.6
Value
4.9
Features
4.5
Design
4.6
Usability
4.6
slizenyuten

crofton, md

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Follow up review!

August 5, 2014

After 2 years of use, the speakers sound great since it has been thoroughly broken-in. I installed a cheap sub set-up last year and works well with the speakers. Two years ago, I bought 2 pairs for my 2010 Honda Pilot with a better sub set-up. Sounds really awesome! I recommend this to people who are on a budget.

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Brock

East Berlin, PA

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Just plain awesome

January 6, 2014

Put these in the soundbar on my 2000 jeep tj. They were shallow enough that i could fit them due to the fact that factory only installs 5 1/4". Even though they are shallow they give some good bass. Awesome product for the money.

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Clint

Blackfoot, ID

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Very nice speaker!

April 2, 2012

I bought a set of 6-1/2's and a set of 6x9's for my 78 bronco, I powered them off of the deck and they absolutely scream! They are so crisp and clear after you get them set up properly that you wont believe it!

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mk3jetta2.slow

olivehurst ca

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great speakers

July 26, 2011

Didnt order them though sonic but I just bought two pairs and installed them in a 1996 jetta and it sounds killer. Diffently would buy agian... I dont know if it's cuz I bought through a diff company but i didn't get stickers thats the only down side lol

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jeff

plano tx

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Great Value

May 29, 2012

For their cost, these a good mid-level speakers with excellent highs, and decent lows. I drive them from the head unit amp, so even with modest power they sound good.

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Anthony

knoxville, TN

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These speakers are great!!!

December 6, 2011

Purchased these for a 04 toyota celica. Fit perfectly did not have to use the bracket for the door speakers, plan on getting 2 more for the rear. All around great speakers for all kinds of different music. Great price.

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Kiley

Hattiesburg, MS

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Loud

November 6, 2013

These are clean sounding coaxials for the money, great for rear fill. Also very shallow so they'll mount easily in most any door.

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slizenyuten

Landover, MD

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Awesome speakers!

January 31, 2012

I replaced my front factory speakers of my 2008 Honda Civic LX sedan with these. I also used a pair of car speaker adapters which I also bought from Sonic. Installing them was a snap. This is my first time to use MTX speakers and it is performing well using only my stock head unit. I am now hearing sounds from my music collection which I don't hear when I was still using the factory ones. I believe that these will perform better if I have an amp since I was still wanting for more bass. I can't say about it's durability since I just recently installed it but for its price this is a steal with free shipping!

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Tommy

Logansport, IN

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Best 6.5" Speakers!

May 3, 2012

These are sick! The beat just sets the tone with these awesome speakers. Friends thought I had my sub on the bass IS so GOOD!

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ford f 350

fallbrook, ca

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ok!

April 4, 2012

i decided to get this speakers mainly for the price but they turn out to be really good, specially bang for the buck!

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johnny e

plainfield NJ

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great speaker,great value

May 22, 2011

I ordered these from sonic electronix and they rock. great overall speakers.

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Steve

Slaterville Springs, NY

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"fits 1998 Subaru Forester"

September 18, 2013

This speaker was described on the website as a replacement for the stock speakers in my 1998 Subaru Forester. However, once they arrived, it was clear that they do not fit without plenty of ingenuity and hard work. 1) They have four mounting holes, the stock has THREE!
2)The stock plastic speaker carrier will not accept the MTX, it must be removed and discarded.
3) The spring clips provided don't work: the clips are too short to reach the proper hole location.
4) The hole pattern for the replacement speakers is tricky to locate on the sheet metal door frame. These four holes must be drilled such that sheet metal screws will secure the speakers to the door.

I spent a long afternoon looking for the appropriate tools, fasteners, etc.
Plenty of work getting these to fit a 1998 Forester!
The speakers themselves work fine.

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Kitê

Valencia CA

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Worth it for the money, but not by much

October 22, 2012

I like MTX, really, but lately it feels like there quality is just falling through the floor, MTX used to be top of the line products, and now you would think that with an economy speaker they would step up their performance line but it's just not there, if your looking for a stock upgrade go for it, it'l blast loud and sound cleaner. But, if your an audiophile like myself, these don't hold up, I bought them for a friend though and she loves them.

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Jose

Brownsville, TX

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Loud and Clear

March 7, 2012

My girlfriend bought me these speakers along with the 6x9 for my Altima and they sound clean. No distortion at all and thats just with the radio. Gonna hook em up to an amp real soon but for now they are a lot better than the stock ones. Get them while you can.

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Jared

Springfield, MO

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Not bad for the $$

October 8, 2013

Put these in a friends truck off of head unit power and they sound great! have been in there for about a year now and they still sound great.

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Ryan

Crystal Lake, IL

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Fantastic. Great Price. Great Sound.

March 21, 2013

Used these to replaced my stock speakers in my 93 Honda Accord. Even with a cheap $50 Kenwood CD player, these speakers blew me away by their quality of sound. One down side was that I had to re-drill holes to mount the speakers. Bought 4 of these MTX to replace my front and back speakers. I've done a lot with car audio, subwoofers, speakers, and these MTX's make it sound like my car had a subwoofer. Don't kid yourself though, these speakers with a cheap CD player wont blow off your socks, but they do get a couple notches past "too loud" before they start to distort (and each are only powered by 17 watt RMS from the Kenwood). Definitely recommend paying the extra $5 or $10 for a pair of these MTX's

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ChevyFast

paducah, KY

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Great Value!

December 8, 2012

These speakers are a great value and sound very good! I have had them for about a year and have beat on them more than i should have and they are amazing!

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cody

MT

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Very good for price

December 2, 2011

These speakers are incredible for the money I paid. Ordered one pair for my doors and ordering another pair for my rear panels, bass quality is great, shakes my mirrors great on low bass and higher bass, and they scream on top of that, they look great with or without the grill that comes with and also comes with everything needed, overall very happy with these speakers.

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Not an audiophile

Roswell, GA

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Good mid range and decent bass

May 17, 2012

Good mid range and bass from a very affordable pair of speakers. Pairs nicely with a decent aftermarket head-unit (no amp). Will be adding a subwoofer to reduce the demands on the MTX's.

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Alex

Valrico, FL

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Amazed me

May 7, 2012

I was looking to upgrade the door speakers in my 02 Trailblazer. I chose these because they fit my price range and seemed better then the others. I was right, these are able to get my car shaking, not a lot but out of four speakers 6.5 inch speakers it's impressive. Well worth the buy.

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Good Reviews, I have also had 8" MTX subwoofer that was great before it was stolen. I know MTX is great.
Joseph M on Sep 7, 2014
Do you have Speaker spacers that fit a 2013 or 2015 Subaru Outback for the front and rear doors? It appears the Outback requires a shallow mount speaker for the front door only?
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reeeko on Aug 25, 2014
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

TN653

UPC

715442171224

Weight

4.40lbs

Internal SKU

tn653

Internal Product ID

33698

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.

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