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High thump-to-dollar ratio
MTX's 55 Series subs give you huge boom for the buck, and the 5512-22 12” subwoofer epitomizes that mindset. MTX worked hard to build a high-performance sub that adds tons of bass to your system without emptying out your bank account. And MTX protects this sub with their unique 5-year warranty.
Solid engineering makes great subs
MTX squeezes an oversized cone into the standard 12" frame, so the sub moves more air and gives you more bass. The woofer's movement cools the sub as it plays, so it doesn't overheat when you're rocking out. The special suspension exerts extra control when you're pushing the sub hard, so it'll handle up to 400 watts RMS. Its dual 2-ohm voice coils give you more wiring options when setting up your system.
To drive this single subwoofer, we recommend a mono amplifier rated between 300 and 600 watts RMS at 4 ohms. For more information, please refer to our article on How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers.
- 12" subwoofer with dual 2-ohm voice coils
- polypropylene cone with rubber surround
- power handling: 200-400 watts RMS (200 watts per coil)
- peak power handling: 800 watts
- frequency response: 25-130 Hz
- sensitivity: 85.1 dB
- top-mount depth: 6-1/4"
- sealed box volume: 1.0 cu. ft.
- ported box volume: 2.32 cu. ft.
- warranty: 5 years (free repair or replacement for 2 years; prorated replacement for years 3 through 5)
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's a component sub and why would I want one?
A component sub is simply a speaker that's designed to reproduce bass once it's installed in a compatible enclosure. Think about the impact of a movie soundtrack in a big theater or even in your own home HDTV setup. A component sub can add the same kind of power to the music in your car. And a car sub is not all about the boom that you hear on a street corner (although that's cool too) - you can pair a component sub with your choice of enclosure to get bass just the way you like it, from tight and punchy to fat and loose. And once you experience music in your car with a well-tuned subwoofer, you'll never go back.
MTX 5512-22 Reviews
Average Customer Review:
Very Good for the price
Ease of Use
Have this running off a Rockford Fosgate P500x4D bridged off rear channels which is rated at 220 watts RMS but my birth sheet says it should be more like 320 RMS. I have a few competition trophies in SQ and was looking for a good budget Sub. At first I wasn't very impressed but once it was broken in and I fine tuned it a bit it hits pretty hard for just a single sub, I have definitely heard better but not in this price range.
Pros: Larger cone area, high sensitivity, decent X-max, good power handling
Cons: Just wish MTX made a grille for it
They look badass
Ease of Use
I love the design but if you look at the spec charts these things need a enormous ported box compared to a tiny sealed box. Im a ported guy so I don't know , I have them in a dual 12 ported mtx thunder enclosure that came original with the thunder5500 so I thought that These being the 55-12 would be a cool replacement but don't hit that hard
Pros: Good design
Cons: Size of box needed
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
Ease of Use
Free king amazing. Better than the kicker CVR. Omg!
Pros: Price Sound quality Low bass
What's in the box?
- One 12" Dual 2-ohm voice coil subwoofer
Features and Specs
|Ideal Sealed Box Volume (cubic feet)||1|
|Ideal Ported Box Volume (cubic feet)||2.32|
|Port diameter (inches)||N/A|
|Port length (inches)||N/A|
|Dual Voice Coil||Yes|
94.8 dB at 2.83 volts
85.1 dB at 1 watt
|Frequency Response||25 - 130 Hz|
|RMS Power Range (Watts)||200-400|
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||800|
|Top Mount Depth (inches)||6 1/4|
|Bottom Mount Depth (inches)||6 5/8|
|Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)||11 1/16|
|Parts Warranty||5 Years (3-5 Prorated)|
|Labor Warranty||5 Years (3-5 Prorated)|
Dual 2-ohm Voice Coils: This woofer features dual 2-ohm voice coils, offering wiring flexibility. When the voice coils are wired in parallel the woofer presents a 1-ohm load. When the voice coils are wired in series the woofer presents a 4-ohm load.
Terminals: The woofer features two pair of heavy-duty spring post terminals which can accept single or dual (standard 3/4" width) banana plugs, pin connectors, or bare wire up to 10-gauge.
Inverted Apex Surround: The new Inverted Apex surround allows increased cone surface area, creating more air movement and higher SPL.
Progressive Suspension: The progressive suspension controls excursion at high power, thus reducing distortion and improving sound quality.
Spider Plateau Venting: Heat from the voice coil is vented through vents that surround the back of the spider. As the woofer travels back and forth, cool air is pulled in and heated air is pushed out.
Sealed Box: For the best possible sound quality where space is a premium MTX recommends a sealed enclosure with an internal volume of 1.0 ft³. Sealed enclosures provide the most control over a woofer, will handle a lot of power, and provide accurate sonic reproduction, making them suitable to all types of music.
Vented Box: The recommended vented box has a net internal volume of 2.32 ft³ with a slot port 13-3/4" x 2-1/2" x 26.25". Vented (or ported) enclosures typically provide better overall efficiency than sealed so they are suitable for use with smaller amplifiers, giving you more bass output from less power.
5 Year Warranty Terms: This product carries a 5-Year Prorated Warranty with the following terms:
- Years 1-2: Products found to be defective in materials or workmanship during the first two years will be, at Mitek's option, repaired or replaced by Mitek at no charge. The warranty period does not renew, but continues on from the original date of purchase.
- Years 3-5: The purchase price of an item which becomes defective after the first two years and prior to the end of the warranty period will be prorated and credited toward the purchase of a new MTX product. The amount of proration is determined by dividing the original purchase price by the number of months in the warranty period (60), then multiplying the result by the number of months remaining in the warranty period.
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