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MTX Terminator52

Terminator Series 5-1/4" component speaker system

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Terminator 52

It's time to upgrade                            

MTX is looking out for you. They designed the Terminator Series speakers to put out serious sound without you having to empty your bank account. If you've been dying to replace your burned-out factory speakers, but haven't been able to justify the expense, MTX takes guilt out of the equation. And with protection under MTX's unique 5-year warranty, this buy is as practical as it is fun.

What a speaker

This Terminator52 5-1/4" component speaker system will take your in-car audio experience to the next level. The separate polypropylene woofer and Mylar tweeter are vast improvements over the standard paper cones used by factory speakers. With the sensitivity of these new materials, you'll gain more focus in the midrange and clearer highs, even from the power of a factory stereo. But if you have an aftermarket stereo or amp, you can listen with confidence since these puppies can handle up to 35 watts RMS. Grilles are included for a custom installation.

Installation note: You'll need a pair of our universal backstraps to install the tweeters in the factory locations.


  • component car speaker system includes two woofers and two tweeters
  • 5-1/4" polypropylene woofer cone
  • 1" Mylar tweeter with inline crossover
  • frequency response: 58-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 83.6 dB
  • RMS power: 2-35 watts (70 watts peak)
  • top-mount depth: 2"
  • grilles included
  • warranty: 5 years (free repair or replacement for 2 years; prorated replacement for years 3 through 5)
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Why install component speakers?

A component speaker system gives you the best possible performance from your car audio system. A system consists of separate woofers, tweeters, and crossovers, each designed to cover one specific range of frequencies. As separate components, the woofer can move freely to deliver more powerful performance, while the tweeter can be custom-mounted in a better spot up closer to your ears, revealing a whole new world of detail. Separate crossovers are far superior to the simple filters wired into full-range speakers, so the components work together for smoother, more focused sound.

MTX Terminator52 Reviews

Average Customer Review:

4 Reviews


Written by: Jose g from Massachusetts on December 26, 2015

2011 Mazda 3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent set up for my Mazda 3 way better than the stock Bose speakers



Great speaker

Written by: Russell s from Abington ma on December 14, 2015

2003 Buick Century
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The speakers produce great bass and the tweeters produce amazing sound, I high recommend them



Good budget replacement over stock

Written by: Brian from Maryland on June 20, 2015

2010 Mazda 3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Basic budget replacement for some stock speakers. I would give them 3.5 stars, but this is not an option. They have have noticeably less LF output than the stock speakers, but this is also driving them with the stock stereo - they may be better with an aftermarket stereo or external amplifier.

The purpose for these was to simply replace the (blown) stock speakers in a commuter car at a budget price, and they did the job well.

Pros: - Good replacement for stock drivers - No external crossover to find a mounting location for - Brackets included for 5x7 mounting holes - Plenty of hardware included (screws, clips, etc) - Rubber surrounds - no foam to rot - "Tighter" LF than stock speakers on stock stereo

Cons: - Tweeters are a little bright - could use a -3 to -5dB pad - Significantly less deep LF output than stock speakers - Tweeter crossover is only a capacitor siliconed to the back of the tweeter - not a "real" component system with full external xover

MTX Terminator52

Written by: Joe from Cincinnati OH on February 28, 2015

2000 Volkswagen Golf
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers looked and sounded great. Shipping was fast and installation was a breeze

Pros: Very very good SQ. I have new speakers all around in my car and i have these set up in the back and I can hear the back speakers more than the front (only if powered by an amp, if not it's the other way around)

Cons: MUST be powered by an amp. I have a Sony Xplod XM-1652z and for a while I didn't have these hooked up to it, just used the amp for my sub and one day I just got around to hooking them up as a stero set up and man do these speakers sound great. For a while you couldn't really hear them when they were playing off the head unit but once you power these baby's up, they sound good. Only thing is if you're looking for a speaker that produces mid bass, don't go for these. Not that much bass.

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What's in the box?

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  • 2 Woofers
  • 2 Tweeters (4" wire attached)
  • Two 5x7 Adapter brackets
  • 2 Woofer grilles
  • 2 Flush mount tweeter housings
  • 2 Surface mount tweeter housings
  • 2 Angled tweeter mounting housings
  • Two 6" Speaker wires (each with quick slide terminals on one end and bare wire on the other)
  • 2 Tweeter flush mounting clips
  • Eight M4x5mm machine screws
  • Four 5/8" Self-tapping screws
  • Eight 1" Self-tapping screws
  • Two 1-3/8" Self-tapping screws
  • 10 Speed clips
  • Mounting diagram
  • Warranty information
  • Specifications printed on the box

Features and Specs

Speaker Size 5 1/4
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 1" Dome
Tweeter Composition Mylar
Woofer Composition Polypropylene
Woofer Surround Rubber
Parts Warranty 5 Years (3-5 Prorated)
Labor Warranty 5 Years (3-5 Prorated)
Sensitivity 87.9 dB
Frequency Response 58 - 20k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts) 2-35
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 70
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 1/8
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 4 3/4

Product Research


Woofer Cones: The MTX Terminator series speakers feature durable and rigid polypropylene woofer cones. Polypropylene is also resistant to the moisture and temperature extremes found in automotive applications.

5x7 Bracket: The included brackets have a tweeter knock-out (approximately 1.69" diameter), so both the woofer and tweeter can be mounted in a 5x7 opening. The brackets will also fit many 6x8 openings, but don't have the 6x8 screw pattern. If mounted in a 6x8 application, a least two new screw holes must be drilled.

Tweeter Mounting Options: The tweeters can be flush mounted, angled mounted (semi-flush), or surface mounted using the included hardware. Once flush mounted or surface mounted, the tweeter will pivot approximately 10° in any direction.

Tweeter Dimensions:

  Frame Diameter Cutout Diameter Mounting Height Mounting Depth
Flush Mount 1.843" 1.643" 0.220" 0.841"
Angled Mount 2.125" x 1.752" 1" x 1.355" 1.01" 0.35"
Surface Mount 1.888" N/A 0.984" Screw Depth

Crossovers: The high pass crossovers are built into the tweeter frames.

Specification Note: MTX seems to list contradicting power specifications on the box; with the other specifications they list 70 watts peak, but on the front of the box they list 105 watts max power. We've adopted the 70 watt rating simply because it's the more conservative figure.

Warranty: MTX offers 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 prorated amount 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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Yes it does [ Joseph  Nov 29, 2015 ]
No it doesnt [ filemon  Nov 26, 2015 ]