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MTX Thunder5500 T5510-04

10" 4-ohm subwoofer

18 Reviews

Item #: 236T55104

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Original Price: $69.99

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Overview

Our take on the MTX Thunder5500 T5510-04

The MTX Thunder5500 subs are on a mission: to make their presence heard. They feature mica-filled, aluminum-finished polypropylene cones with dependable rubber surrounds for impressive bass. Full 1-3/4" aluminum voice coils contribute to exceptional reliability and impressive power handling of up to 300 watts RMS. MTX's proprietary Spider Plateau Venting technology ensures cool, efficient operation.

Got enough juice? Get an amp for your new sub The MTX Thunder5500 subs are on a mission: to make their presence heard. They feature mica-filled, aluminum-finished polypropylene cones with dependable rubber surrounds for impressive bass. Full 1-3/4" aluminum voice coils contribute to exceptional reliability and impressive power handling of up to 300 watts RMS. MTX's proprietary Spider Plateau Venting technology ensures cool, efficient operation.

Mount the T5510-04 10" subwoofer in a sealed or ported enclosure for outstanding performance.

Details:

  • 10" 4-ohm subwoofer
  • mica-filled polypropylene cone with rubber surround
  • expanded poly cone dustcap
  • stamped steel basket
  • chrome terminals accept up to 8-gauge speaker wire
  • frequency response: 35-150 Hz
  • power range: 150-300 watts RMS
  • sensitivity: 88.25 dB
  • top-mount depth: 6-1/8"
  • sealed box volume: 0.75 cubic feet
  • ported box volume: 1.25 cubic feet
  • Recommended Q-Logic Box Type: 1, 2, 3
  • warranty: 1 year

Priced per speaker

I'm very happy with this subs!!!

ak47, texas

What's in the Box:

  • 10" Woofer
  • Tech Data report
  • MTX Audio Motorsports window decal
Reviews

MTX Thunder5500 T5510-04 Reviews

Average Customer Review:

18 Reviews

very nice

Written by: ak47 from texas on April 12, 2012

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I'm very happy with this subs!!!

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These still hit!

Written by: Anonymous from Sacramento, CA on April 7, 2010

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I have a 300zx that I wanted to add some great sound into. All I have to say is I got custom box set (splits the subs into their own box with a divider in the middle). This is a hatchback. All I have to say is... dynamat please!!! I have it on half gain, pretty much half everything and they still hit ridiculously. I am goin to dynamat (or equivalent) some panels real soon. They are just awesome. These were recommended and they are WAY worth the money. At this price I recommend these to ANYONE. So now my car is fast and it slaps!!!

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MTX Thunder5500 T5510-04

Written by: Anonymous from NY on September 9, 2009

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I was going to get 2 of the 10" MTX Thunder5500, because i thought it would not be strong enough, but i was wrong. One of the 10" is more than enough to satisfied the need of bass. It might not wake up your neighbor but it would definitely give you a great good kick in the face.

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WOW

Written by: Anonymous from Brownstown, MI on July 22, 2009

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I am speechless, i bought two of these subs based on the reviews i figured i'd give them a shot. I hooked them up in the vented box that crutchfield reccomended with a kenwood amp wired at 2 ohms. These subs hit incredibly hard and move some serious air, so much that the roof of my explorer noticibly fluctuates. These subs are cheap and are worth 2 times the price i paid for them... Thanks guys!

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Excellent Subs

Written by: Tony from St. Louis, MO on June 15, 2009

I've had these subs for nearly 3 years now and WOW!! I use to own 12" subs which dont compare to these. I have a MTX Thunder 801D pushing them. I built my own enclosed box to specs and wired them in parallel dropping the ohm to 2. They have had no problem hitting any note that I've thrown at them. I added a bass control knob to help get the most out of them. I'm that impressed that I'm either getting these subs or the 4500 series for my boat. For the money you cant beat these subs.

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i need more power!!

Written by: derek from florida on April 9, 2009

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these are great as far as 10's go. i would have really loved the 12's but $$$ is tight right now. put two in my wifes Xterra and they sound much better than the two 12" sony xplodes she had. only problem is they can handle more power than the sony's could so now they are under powered. gotta sart putting $$$ aside for a new amp.

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Thumpin and Rumblin

Written by: Dine from Ogden, Ut on March 29, 2009

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Got two Thunder 5500 just a week ago. Installed them in custom made enclosure, hooked them up to Xia 5600 Dual amp, and wow!!! Them baby were hitting hard and they are not even broken in. I highly recommend Thunder 5500 anyone looking to purchasing some hard hitting subs. Great for back massages.

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Deep Bass

Written by: Robert from Phoenix, AZ on March 23, 2009

I bought two MTX 5500 10"s and put them in a slot ported box along with a Profile A1000m amp. They rock! I wired em up in a series so they are hitting at 2ohm, hard to believe that only two 10"s are putting out that much (((((BASS)))))) With a good "Ported" sub enclosure you will be amazed.

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Great set of Subwoofers

Written by: Ray from Hutchinson, KS on February 14, 2009

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I have now owned two of these subs for a while and have been very pleased. I actually have them in a box that was pre made for them (found on the MTX site). I have them wired to 2 ohms being pushed by a profile ap1000m amplifier (also recomended). These subs really do sound cleaner and louder then any of my other friends sony, duals, kickers (little less rms), and many others. these our my first subwoofers to purchase but I have been in many other cars with different subwoofers, mentioned above, and am completly satisfied with my purchase. I play them at about half the volume and will still shake the heck out of my seat and car. At this price you just cant go wrong! If you are looking for a set of subwoofers that our better than the cheapies at big box stores and this is a great deal.

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WOW

Written by: cortnie from Wyoming on March 6, 2008

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This thing really THUMPS!!!!! I replaced 2 my old MTX Thunders (about 3 years old) with one of these just to see if it would be worth it to buy two or if I would have to go another route. I am deffinately getting another one. Just one of these hits harder and clearer then the older set I had and with half the power. I tried a couple different boxes and found that a sealed box is the best way to go. It hits harder and more accurate in a sealed box. Just one of these hits harder then my buddies pair of 12's in a bandpass on a 750 watt amp.

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Nasty

Written by: Dave from Lynnfield, Ma on March 25, 2007

I recently upgraded my stock audio system with a Kenwood radio, Pioneer 800watt amp and 3 Of these MTX woofers. let me tell u these subs hit so hard they will hurt ur body... it about time u make the MTX change

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MTX Thunder5500 T5510-04

Written by: Albert from Greensboro, NC on September 29, 2006

These subs sound great. I have one installed to an amp pushing 250 watts. The sound is amazing. There is absoutely no distortion, even with the volume all the way up. I upgraded from a Jensen (I know, but that's all I could afford at the time) and the difference is night and day.

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thunder 5500's

Written by: mike from warren,Mi on March 17, 2006

i have to ten's in my 98 mustang hooked up to a jbl amp that only pushes 97 watts to each channel and these subs hit harder than any other sub i have heard. i hooked these subs to a 600 watt amp and i was unable to use my rearview mirror because it hits so hard. these are the best subs for the price.

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Thumpin MTX

Written by: Nate from Livonia, MI on June 28, 2005

I just installed the thunder 5500 in a 1996 Saturn for my cousin, with a MTX thunder 282 amp. Let me tell you.. you cant go wrong with this sub. This sub hits harder than my two kenwood 12's. This is the third MTX sub I have installed in someone elses car... everyone of them has bone crushing bass! So it might be time for me to make the MTX change.. what do you think?

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T5510-44

Written by: Anonymous from Alan, Tx on June 12, 2005

I own two of these subs and so far they out thump any pair of 12" subs that i have heard...They are very accurate and sensitive to the slightest change in even the low bass notes. I had them powered by two MTX 421D with a combined RMS of 705 watts. Small or moderate sealed boxes sound the best. I would recomend MTX to any one.

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Great Subs

Written by: Kyle from Wasilla, Alaska on May 1, 2005

These subs are great for the price. My last sound system was 4 15" subs in a regular cab pickup. I did not want something that serious for my daily driver. I put a pair of these in my car and was very suprised at both the sound quality and the hard bass that they produced. I have about 200 watts going to each and they hit harder than most 12's. <BR><BR>I never thought that MTX was really a player in making subs that hit hard but they have come a long way in the past few years. I would highly recommend these to anyone that is looking for a reasonably priced system that hits hard and clean to a variety of music. Their TA2301 amp also gets high marks from me.

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Amazing

Written by: full_dogg69 from Sidney, OH on March 29, 2005

I bought three of these in the Sledge Hammer box by MTX. I have to say the range and response of these subs are just flat out amazing. I mostly listen to alot of Heavy Metal, Death Metal, Thrash, etc. These babies will keep up with the most speedy double bass playing out there. Rap was put on these subs and I have to say they will bump, not like the 12"s can but they will do the job. So if your looking for straight up speed sound quality, and some nice bump these are the subs for you. I have also listened to 2 15" Solo-Baric L5s, 2 12" Poweracoustik FUBRs, 2 10" Audiobahn Flame Series , 2 12" Rockford Fosgate Stage 2s and 2 types of Lightening Audios; These sound so much clearer and have so much more range and do alot more than just bump. Best subs i have heard yet.

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Best subs I have ever had

Written by: Jason from North Branford, CT on March 5, 2005

These babies right here are the best I have ever had and heared. They are worth the money. Weather you like heavy metal, or rap, or everything in between, these subs are for you. Thats all I have to say about that.

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What's in the box?

Download the MTX Thunder5500 T5510-04 manual

  • 10" Woofer
  • Tech Data report
  • MTX Audio Motorsports window decal

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Features

Performance Series: The Thunder 5500 woofer is part of the MTX "Performance" series, which also includes the Thunder 4500 and Road Thunder series.

Cone Design: The woofer uses a concave, multi-layer mica-filled polypropylene cone with an expanded poly cone dust cap for better thermal management and increased reliability at high Sound Pressure Levels (SPL).

NBR Surrounds: The surrounds are made of NBR (Nitrile Butadiene Rubber). The surrounds are stitched to the cones, providing added strength and durability under high SPL. NBR has the added benefit of being resistant to ozone and UV rays for extreme durability. The surround geometry maximizes excursion without sacrificing cone surface area.

Stamped Steel Basket: This woofer has a 16-gauge stamped steel basket, designed to support the magnet structure and prevent buckling.

Terminals: The woofer features a pair of heavy-duty chrome push terminals which can accept single or dual banana plugs, pin connectors or up to 8-gauge speaker wire.

Spider: The Thunder 5500 woofer uses a Nomex/Polycotton spider with integrated tinsel leads. The spider materials allow for high excursion without spider or tinsel lead fatigue.

Spider Plateau Venting: Heat from the voice coil is vented through metal-mesh covered 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.

Asymmetrical Linear Drive System (ALDS): The Asymmetrical Linear Drive System consists of a flat, progressive spider that improves suspension and an extended vented pole piece that smoothes out the cone's linear motion. The result is high output and low distortion.

Voice Coil: Designed for high power handling and large linear excursion, the woofer's 1-3/4" voice coil is wound onto a high-temperature former with 428° F aluminum.

Strontium Ferrite Magnet: The strontium ferrite magnet yields a highly efficient speaker. The magnet features a rubber ring for protecting the motor structure and cosmetics.

Enclosure Compatibility

Enclosure Recommendations: For the best possible sound quality where space is a premium, MTX recommends using a sealed enclosure. For excellent sound quality with increased output compared to sealed enclosures (3dB or more), MTX recommends using a vented enclosure.

Recommended Sealed Box Volume: The sealed box size recommended by MTX has an internal volume of 0.75 cu/ft.

Recommended Vented Box Volume: The vented box size recommended by MTX has a net internal volume of 1.25 cu/ft with a slotted port. The port slot dimensions are 12" high, 2" wide, and 20-1/2" long.

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