MTX Audio TERMINATOR653

180W Peak (90W RMS) 6.5" 3-Way Terminator Series Coaxial Speakers w/ Mylar Tweeters

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MTX Audio Terminator Speakers

MTX TERMINATOR653 Terminator Series Speakers

The MTX Audio Terminator Series Speakers will improve any stock stereo. These speakers are designed to play lower notes than other competitive models which means you'll have great bass reproduction even without a subwoofer. These speakers are a perfect option if you are replacing blown stock speakers or upgrading your system because they will sound great even with just the source-unit amplification. With over 40 years of audio experience, MTX Audio makes sure and knows how to create quality audio in their products, and the Thunder Series is no exception!

Durable Build


The Terminator series speakers are made of durable polypropylene cones and Mylar tweeters that are built to last. The lightweight polypropylene cone provides excellent sound reproduction and retains its stiffness over time. The Mylar dome tweeters reproduce clear high frequency sound with a solid build. With the included grille, you can rest assured the speakers will be protected.


Shallow Mounting Depth

These speakers are great for replacing stock stereo speakers for many reasons than just sounding great. The shallow mounting depth means you will have no trouble installing them in almost any vehicle.



General Features:

  • 6.5" 45W Terminator Series 3-Way Coaxial Speakers
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 180 watts per pair / 90 watts each
    • RMS: 90 watts per pair / 45 watts each
  • Recommended power range: 10 - 45 watts RMS per channel
  • Polypropylene woofer cone
  • Rubber surround
  • Includes grilles
  • 1" dome Mylar tweeter
  • 4 ohms impedance
  • Frequency Response: 54-20,000 Hz
  • Top-mount Depth: 2"
  • Sensitivity: 89dB
  • 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.
2-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 Size
Refers to the size of the tweeter. Typically, smaller tweeters produces less output with higher frequency response.
1"
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 - 20000 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"
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

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Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

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4 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

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4.7
Value
4.7
Features
4.3
Design
4.5
Usability
4.6

Racine, WI

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Excellent clarity

November 25, 2014

These speaker can handle a suprising amount of bass without distorting, even at high volumes. They sound crystal clear and they kick like 8" subs. Well worth the money.

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New Berlin, WI

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Awesome speakers

November 13, 2014

i just bought these speakers and i love them they are a steal for the price nice highs and decent bass

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MTX TERMINATOR #653 KILLER SPEAKERS FOR THE MONEY

May 29, 2015

I was going to replace the speakers in my 2000 Saturn SL2 with factory original speakers. In doing research I found the MTX terminators to be a better replacement. For my Saturn SL2, the fit was flawless and I used the oruginal fastners. I did solder the wires to the speakers though. The sound quality blows away any factory speaker by miles. I never knew this stock radio had such good sound.
I can verifie that they do fit a 2000 saturn SL2 in all four speaker holes.

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San Antonio, TX

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Not bad

August 10, 2015

Not a bad speaker for the price sounds pretty good

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Rochester, NY

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Great Speakers for the price, but mid bass is lacking.

February 21, 2018

Okay, so I got these speakers 2 months ago when the price was $40. I wanted to replace my stock rear deck speakers in my 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid, as I did in the front doors in summer 2017... They looked nice, they are much more durable than the Pioneers up front, and I thought it was be nice addition to my Honda Civic in terms of Mid bass. Installing wasn't too bad. The screws that came with these speakers were too long and thin for the Adapters I bought, I would've had to drill through sheet metal. So, i bought shorter screws with a wider thread. After I installed, I was disappointed in its mid bass performance. The speakers I have in my front doors are 45w RMS Pioneers I got cheap from Best buy, and they sound much better... However, I think these speakers may need an amp. I don't have one yet, but plan to get one. I haven't applied any deadener to to rear deck yet. Maybe an amp and deadener could help increase mid bass in the car... Or Maybe 8th gen Honda civics need serious work in Acoustic treatment.

On the flip side, they sound pretty clear... But after all, I am running them off a factory radio. That could be partially the reason mid bass is lacking. I don't wanna give a bad review, but I will re-work some things and leave another review.

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Fayetteville GA

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Good factory upgrade

January 26, 2018

Purchased to replace blown factory speakers in 2010 Chevy Tahoe due to water damage from rear door windows. 4 OHM speakers with low RMS that the factory head unit could handle. Speakers have nice sound for low cost with nice bass increase.

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San Diego, CA

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High Quality & Good Value

June 29, 2017

I needed to replace my blown-out stock speakers on my 2006 Silverado Z71 Truck. The Terminator653's really pump the sound from my stock head unit. I'll eventually replace my stock head with a new one but won't have to change the speakers as they are ready for more power. Easy to install too. Highly recommend.

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Vienna, WV

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Nice speakers at a nice price!

January 11, 2017

Speakers work fine with a factory head unit definitely improved the overall sound.Great buy for the price! Sonic electronic was very helpful with my order bc it was on backorder. Got it shipped in a timely manner once they got the product. Would recommend both this company & these speakers.

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Florence, SC

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Great value, perfect solution

March 28, 2016

Installation was a breeze, instructions were accurate and well laid out. Made my Tahoe's sound system perform and sound like it should of from GM>

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baraboo wi

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MTX TERMINATOR653

March 21, 2016

they fit into the car really well and sound great even with the stock receiver

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

TERMINATOR653

Weight

4.40lbs

Internal SKU

terminator653

Internal Product ID

77587

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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180W Peak (90W RMS) 6.5" 3-Way Terminator Series Coaxial Speakers w/ Mylar Tweeters

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