A bass feast for the ears and eyes

Let your subs do the talking. MTX's TR55 Series subwoofers kick it up a notch, bringing you louder, more impressive bass without sacrificing looks or durability. These subs feature a stamped steel basket, gloss black polypropylene dust cap, and a stitched rubber surround for high performance, along with a rubber magnet boot and gothic MTX Audio logo for great looks. But make no mistake, these subs were designed with one goal — to deliver great bass.


High-impact bass

TR55 spider venting

The TR5512-04 12" 4-ohm subwoofer features a tough-as-nails polypropylene cone that'll handle up to 400 watts RMS. Special venting keeps this sub cool while it delivers superior low-frequency performance.


Priced per speaker

Product Highlights:

  • 12" subwoofer
  • polypropylene cone
  • stitched nitrile-butylene rubber surround
  • stamped steel basket
  • power handling: 200-400 watts RMS
  • peak power handling: 800 watts
  • sensitivity: 86.6 dB
  • top-mount depth: 6-3/4"
  • sealed box volume: 1.25 cu. ft.
  • ported box volume: 2.0 cu. ft.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • 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.

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What's in the box?

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  • One 12" SVC woofer
  • Specifications and Wiring Instructions

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Features
Enclosure Compatibility

Features

Cone Design: The woofer uses a polypropylene cone that features a gloss black metallic paint on the polypropylene dust cap with a raised MTX Audio gothic logo. The Thunder 55 series woofer offers better thermal management and increased reliability at high Sound Pressure Levels (SPL).

High Roll 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.

Voice Coil: Designed for high power handling and large linear excursion, the woofer's 2" voice coil is wound onto a high-temperature former with 428° F aluminum.

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.

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.

Stamped Steel Basket: This woofer has a stamped steel basket designed to support the magnet structure and prevent buckling. There is a rubber magnet boot to enhance the look of the subs when reversed mounted.

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

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 1.25 cu/ft.

Recommended Vented Box Volume: The vented box size recommended by MTX has a net internal volume of 2.00 cu/ft with a slotted port. The port slot dimensions are 14" high, 2" wide, and 16.75" long.

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mtxaudio tr55, s "Not what I expected"

Written By Jrc, mesquite tx, 75150 on Monday, November 04, 2013

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Ease of Use
  • Sound Quality
  • Value

Well, I was told that the tr55 were awesome and would love them! Well not so. Good thing, I think they have been discontinued?

Pros: Pros, they do handle a good amount of rms and peak wattage with very little distortion. They look freaking awesome!! But that's about all the Pros I can come up with.

Cons: They really only hit the low notes that you get with Rap and R&B, and do a super job at this! As for the Hard Hitting Double Bass Drum, in most Rock music. Last its only single voice coil.

MTX Subwoofer

Written By LyvV, Atl, Ga on Thursday, October 07, 2010

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It's surely a powerful sub!! But its very different. The delivery is surprising and not what I expected. It's hard to explain what it sounds like, almost like its its own system. Unlike the Rockford Fosgate I traded it for with the same power it goes with all types of music at any volume. Don't get me wrong its an awesome sub just not my style. I would ONLY recommend this to a person who listens to a lot of rap, hip hop, or R&B. Good luck!! :)

Great bang for the buck

Written By silknknox, Slayton, MN on Thursday, April 15, 2010

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I bought 2 of the tr55's and have them running off of 2 clarion 400 watt amps bridged and they sound GREAT! They could still handle more power than what they are getting but I turn heads a few blocks away and they are priced good also. I will be buying a second set for my other vehicle!

MTX TR5512-04

Written By JJH, Lowell, AR on Saturday, February 20, 2010

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Amazing sub, have a pair of these hooked up to a JH-1200 amp pushing about 3-400 watts per sub. Nice clean bass with the extra boom when you need it. Very pleased with how fast it shipped, wont be going any where else for car audio any more.

GREAT SUB

Written By WAYNE, LEAVENWORTH KS on Friday, May 29, 2009

I GOT THIS SUB FOR MY CAR AND IT SOUNDS GREAT I GOT ONE FOR NOW BUT I WANT TO GET ONE MORE

MTX TR5512-04

Written By lanz, turtle lake WI on Friday, September 05, 2008

i had some 15" but they where to big for my car so i looked for some 12" i have them in my car for about 5 weeks now and they have to be the best sounding subs that are out there

Good stuff

Written By Yonks, Raleigh, NC on Wednesday, September 03, 2008

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Running 2 of these in a sealed box with 380 watts Rms going to each, they hit hard and sound good, hooked them up to my friends amp in his car and had 510 watts rms going to each and they kept pounding for a 2 hr car drive with no problem, These subs live up to MTX's reputation being tough.

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