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MTX Terminator65

Terminator Series 6-1/2" component speaker system

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MTX Terminator65

Overview

Our take on the MTX Terminator65

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 with a component system, 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.

Terminator 65 tweeter

An inline crossover eliminates the need to install an outboard crossover in your door.

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 with a component system, 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

These Terminator65 6-1/2" component speakers will take your in-car audio experience to the next level. The durable 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 45 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.

The speakers fit fine in the doors however you have to make a couple of your own holes. They sound great running off the deck only.

CJ Texan, San Antonio, TX

What's in the Box:

  • 2 Woofers
  • 2 Tweeters (4" wire attached)
  • 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
  • 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

Highlights:

  • component car speaker system includes two woofers and two tweeters
  • 6-1/2" polypropylene woofer cone
  • 1" Mylar tweeter with inline crossover
  • frequency response: 54-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 89 dB
  • RMS power: 2-45 watts (90 watts peak)
  • top-mount depth: 2"
  • grilles included
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Reviews

MTX Terminator65 Reviews

Average Customer Review:

23 Reviews

Sound great

Written by: CJ Texan from San Antonio, TX on June 18, 2016

2004 Honda Element
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The speakers fit fine in the doors however you have to make a couple of your own holes. They sound great running off the deck only.

Pros: Fit in the slot nicely Sound great

Cons: Had to drill a couple extra holes

awesome speakers

Written by: Derek D. from lakeside, CA on June 2, 2016

1993 Toyota Pickup
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I had to go and replace my old speakers they were just worn out and I decided to match my front speakers with my subwoofer which is a M*TX so it made my decision very easy to go with the MTX speakers. As these are component speakers and I was replacing a 6-inch round 3 Way speaker I did have to drill another hole into my door panel which was a piece of cake and can I say these speakers sound great now mind you it does come with the 1-inch tweeter and 6 inch wolffer which I put a bass Blocker on it at 150 Hertz and these things sound outstanding very happy

Pros: The pros on these speakers are they sound great

Cons: They don't come with speaker wire to run them to the radio so be prepared

Jrein

Written by: Jack from Rockford, il on April 26, 2016

2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers sound great, huge difference from stock. They have descent bass. I just have an aftermarket receiver with no amp.

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Bass speakers very nice

Written by: Tampawithdave from Tampabay, FL on April 11, 2016

1994 Volvo 850
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I only used the bass speakers to replace rear door OEM. Sound is exactlt what I was looking for. A little fabrication required but overall a major upgrade that nicely complimented the 6 other MTX 2 and 3 way speakers I installed. Will install the tweeters in my kid's car.

Pros: Nice bass speakers, good value.

Cons: None yet

great product

Written by: edwin from aguadill, PR on April 8, 2016

1999 Suzuki Esteem
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

great product great sound fast shipping thanks

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Crystal clear

Written by: Bk from New Bedford, MA on March 25, 2016

2011 Honda Accord
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Accurate bass and sizzling high end! Had to custom mount tweeters, but was fairly easy.

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Great bass. Great price

Written by: Matt A. from North Carolina on January 4, 2016

2001 Toyota Land Cruiser
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect for a budget installation.

Pros: Direct drop in Price Overall sound and mid bass response

Cons: Not a true crossover and had to use receivers high pass to get optimal quality sound

Nice Sound

Written by: John H from New York on November 29, 2015

2004 Nissan Pathfinder SE
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed these in my rear doors of my 2004 Nissan Pathfinder. I bought these for the the price & the fact that they didn't have external crossovers, since I have installed components in all of my vehicles, I wanted to give these a try. I was replacing a pair of blown Sony's that I bought from Crutchfield over 20 years ago. I must say they sound really good considering the price, they really compliment the system that I have in the truck. The whole system is Sony, 2-10" subs, Sony components in the front, Sony DVD deck, & a Sony mono amp to run the subs. The bass that comes out of these is really nice. I flush mounted the trweeters in the door panels, the only thing that I didn't like was that the flush mounts are 2 pieces which tend to come apart when you try to tighten them, which was very frustrating. I hope they don't pop out when I'm driving, just have to wait and see. Other than that, they are a very nice set of speakers which you can't beat for the price.

Pros: Price Sound No crossovers Easy installarion

Cons: Flush mount tweeter brackets

MTX Terminator65

Written by: Anonymous from Texas on November 28, 2015

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good speakers would of liked crossover though

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Surprised

Written by: AJ from Georgia on November 15, 2015

2000 Nissan Sentra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I wasn't expecting the bass response we got with these speakers. It's not deep bass because face it, it's only a 6.5 inch cone, but it's very punchy in the mid bass range. We used kickers in the last car we did and these have a better sound in every category. These are being powered off the head unit only.

Pros: Great mid bass and clear crisp highs. Crossover is set just right.

Cons: The brackets weren't in the box so we had to fab them. Not MTX's fault. Crutchfield remedied the issue quickly and sent the brackets right away.

Great product

Written by: Engineer from Georgia on October 15, 2015

2009 Chevrolet HHR
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

We needed new car speakers, but I was uncertain what to buy. These speakers met our needs perfectly for a low price. Much better than the "High End" speakers from the local big discount retail store for much less money. Sound quality is excellent and installation was easy.

Pros: Easy install, great sound.

Cons: I have hearing loss from military service so I can't fully appreciate the sound quality of these speakers.

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Written by: Ken from Richmond, VA on August 5, 2015

2003 Nissan 350Z
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great speakers. Great great overall sound. Installed in my 2003 350Z doors and they fit perfect. Can't beat them for the price.

Pros: Tweeter with crossover built in make it easy to install them.

Cons: None

Nice

Written by: MikeH from Arizona on July 20, 2015

2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked well and insalled easily once I figured out the instructions were wrong.

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Great Sound, Great FIt, Great Price

Written by: MAC from California on May 3, 2015

1999 GMC Jimmy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Replacement for 1999 GMC Jimmy, install instructions were great as always and the product quality is outstanding as well.

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Good Price

Written by: Nick from Florida on April 9, 2015

2008 Chevrolet HHR
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great Price,easy Install. Now I guess I need More Power!

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Written by: Rick from shreveport la on April 5, 2015

2002 Dodge Durango
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent sound. Crisp and clean

Pros: Perfect fit. Replaced factory speakers with these. 1000% better sound.

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Great product

Written by: great product from 80134 on February 27, 2015

2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The equipment and parts all fit great. Wire harness and equipment with free shipping is frickin fantastic!!

Pros: Great sound

Cons: none!!

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Written by: Anonymous from branson missouri on January 25, 2015

2004 GMC Sierra 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

There ok. I couldnt tell much sound difference from factory. Maybe they will shine when i replace my head unit

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MTX Terminator65

Written by: Anonymous from San Juan, PR on January 5, 2015

2003 Audi A4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sound. Quick easy installation.0

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Nice sound

Written by: Lucian from Oklahoma on January 4, 2015

1998 Ford Escort ZX2
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

A great product, had some trouble getting the speaker and tweeter installed but it was nothing me and Amy dad(a mechanic) couldn't handle, after all was said and done its a good speaker

Pros: Clear sound Nice highs and lows

Cons: Didn't fit the pre maid screw holes but after I made new ones it was fine

great sound great price

Written by: Anonymous from Winnebago, WI on December 3, 2014

2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sound great price..tweeters kind of a pain to install

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Great Value!

Written by: Excellenceautosolutions from Marble Falls on November 2, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These things sound great. They handle plenty of power for the price range they are in. Beautifully designed. But as we all know well, form follows function. They are a good choice. I will definitely buy another set for my other car.

Pros: Perfect fit. Great sound. Excellent customer service

Cons: None that I can think of.

MTX Terminator65 Terminator Series 6-1/2" component speaker system

Written by: BBBull77 from El Cajon, CA on September 17, 2014

2008 GMC Sierra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers sounds great. Very Clear sound!

Pros: Sounds great for the money!

Cons: Nothing

Details

Hands-on research

What's in the box?

Download the MTX Terminator65 manual

  • 2 Woofers
  • 2 Tweeters (4" wire attached)
  • 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
  • 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

Product Research

Features

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.

Woofer Mounting: MTX calls the Terminator65 woofers 6-1/2. They fit into standard 6-3/4 and 6-1/2 openings, but the bolt pattern is 6-3/4. In most 6-1/2 applications, 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 90 watts peak, but on the front of the box they list 135 watts max power. We've adopted the 90 watt rating simply because it's the more conservative figure.

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Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

they did a good job for what they were worth. only wish they had a adapter for a car that wasnt designed for a tweeter [ KRISTIAN  May 04, 2016 ]
the best offer [ Damaris Torres  Apr 04, 2016 ]
Ive always liked the MTX brand and quality [ Derrick  Apr 01, 2016 ]
Artie, my Crutchfield advisor, helped my find the perfect size woofer I was looking for to replace in my rear door's OEM speaker. The tweeters will be a nice addition the 4 MTX speakers and JVC receiver I installed a few weeks ago into my kid's Honda. Artie's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=93 [ D  Mar 28, 2016 ]
I like the price and brand. [ Enrique  Mar 10, 2016 ]

3 questions already asked

Good. Nice deep [ LUIS  May 05, 2016 ]
Decent bass, but easy to distort if under powered. If you want bass, get a sub :) [ Mr.  May 04, 2016 ]
These speekers sound good i havnt turned the base way up i am more than at the nuetral point and they still sound good [ TROY  May 03, 2016 ]
Not a lot but more than any factory set [ Anthony C.  May 03, 2016 ]
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Sep 20, 2015 ]  Staff
yes they have an inline crossover. [ Louis  Jul 22, 2015 ]
No they don't. [ Mr.  Jul 22, 2015 ]
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