2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
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Nice speakers with a wide range
Pros: Wide range, nice sound
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Item #: 236TERM653
The Terminator653's 3-way design offers a cleaner transition from the midrange to the high frequencies.
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.
These Terminator653 6-1/2" 3-way speakers will take your in-car audio experience to the next level. The durable polypropylene woofer and Mylar dome tweeters 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 custom installation.
Nice speakers with a wide range
Rudy, New Braunfels, TX
Nice speakers with a wide range
Pros: Wide range, nice sound
These speakers brought back the highs and lows. They are not thumpers or stadium speakers, but they bring clean highs and the low end boom you expect from quality speakers. Bass drum and bass guitar sound like they should without over driving them. Voice and highs are as good as expected by only paying for a mid price upgrade from the stock speakers. Very happy with the purchase.
Pros: Easy installation with included kit. Normal loudness on Bass is clean. Great improvement over paper stock cones.
Good quality sound. I purchased these along with an after market head unit because my factory radio had no EQ adjustment. Once hooked up it took about 4 mins of tuning the treble and bass, then frequencies to see that they were a great buy. I initially purchased these with the intent on just improving my factory sound and replacing blown factory speakers. I exceeded my expectations with these MTX TERMINATORS, although they won't rattle your windows or slam with hard bass, they will accommodate a nice subwoofer system . They have nice highs and mids once tuned.
Pros: Sound great
Cons: Don't handle any bass really....
I bought these to replace the defective speakers in my Silverado. I was concerned that I'd need to add an amp to drive these, but they sound pretty good with the stock radio. Even the bass is better than I expected, good, but not great. Still, better then the factory speakers when they still worked. Yeah, I'd buy these again from Crutchfield. Great prices and great service!
I bought two pairs of the 653 based on the reviews. My lacrosse came with the "Bose" factory speakers which are nothing less than a rip off. They do have the label stating that they are "Bose" but is the worse attempt to make a stock speaker look like something that is not. The 653s made an impressive change into my sound system. I am very happy with the purchase.
Pros: The free mounting gear and cable harnesses made my purchase even better!
Cons: Nothing so far
Awesome speakers for a stock looking application
Pros: great sound and perfect fit.
Cons: can't handle too many watts 45 is pushing it
I got 4 MTX speakers for the same price I would have paid at a big box store when factoring in the extra cost of wiring that Crutchfield gives for free! First Crutchfield purchase but very satisfied. And the speakers themselves sound great! I can crank volume higher with no distortion. Install was a breeze, only needed to drill 2 additional holes per speaker and door panel went back on with no problems even with the MTX speaker grills attached.
Pros: Great price Quality sound Included extra wiring at no charge
Cons: Had to return other speakers to the big box, HAHA
They work. Not sure I can say much else about them. They sound okay...not great nor terrible...but just okay. I can't tell that they sound any better than the OEM speakers that were already in it.
Much better speakers than the factory ones. Very easy to install.
Pros: The sound quality is very good especially when playing a CD.
Cons: I wish the wattage was higher.
The highs are much better than the stock speakers. Didn't help with bass much. Easy to install, but had to use shorter mounting screws. I will be adding a 4 x 45 power pack to get them a little louder. Still a lot better than stock
Pros: Easy install. Great customer support.
Cons: None yet
great upgrade from factory very good sounding middle of the road speakers. used MTX speakers in the past they have a great sound for an affordable price
Pros: easy to install in factory speaker holes. sound good right out of the box.
Cons: I like the product just hope the quality is good other speakers don't seem to hold up.
Replace factory head unit with JVC KWR910BT. The factory speakers were poor at best. We following Crutchfield's installation sheet and In very little time we were enjoying terrific sound from the MTX speakers. We installed these in both the front doors and the rear deck. Wow! Great fit, terrific fidelity and very reasonably priced. The only issue we experienced was that the MTX supplied screws were too long to fasten the speaker to the adapter. We substituted shorter 6-32 x 1/2 philips head screws. Easy peasy, extremely pleased!
Pros: Wonderful full bodied sound, reasonable cost
Cons: MTX screws too long. Inexpensive and easily swapped out.... so no cons to report!
Great product, easy install ,perfect fit, sound super. Great company and I will definately be buying from you again.
Pros: Excellent product, company
Cons: No cons
Great low wattage speakers, made my factory system sound nice and crisp with some nice bass tones
Pros: Price, easy install
Nice upgrade for my 2002 Chevy truck.
These speakers provide quality sound and bass. They're probably by far the best speakers you can get for the price and definitely worth it
Pros: Perform at a higher level than the price tag
3 of my 4 stock door speakers were blown in my 2007 Chevy Silverado Quad Cab so I decided to replace them with the MTX 653 speakers, while still keeping the stock head unit. The installation was straightforward and simple and only took a couple of hours. These new speakers sound so much better than what I had. The mids and highs stand out a lot better and the bass response is much truer and tighter. I can run my volume quite a bit higher before the distortion starts but I don't really crank my music anyways. If you want really big bass then get an amp and some subs. The only downside to the whole installation was the fact that the mounting screws to attach the speakers to the speaker adapters didn't seem like they would hold very well so I used a nut and bolt on each hole instead. I also used the Dynamat extreme speaker kit on all 4 doors to try and squeeze every last bit of performance out of these speakers and would do it again...although I have no idea how it would sound without Dynamat. All in all I have zero problems giving this product 5 out of 5 stars.
Pros: inexpensive easy install Greatly improved sound quality Speaker adapters fit door and new speakers perfectly
Cons: Screws provided for mounting speaker to speaker adapter don't provide enough holding power. Upgrade to nuts/bolts
clean crisp audio compared to stock vehicle sound. my daughter listened and said "now i see why you replaced them".
Speakers were delivered on time. Installed fairly easy, with a little trimming needed on door panels to accomodate slightly larger speakers. Emailed instructions were helpful. I thought the speakers would give me more bass, since they were slightly larger than stock speakers. Not so. They deliver more on the high end, but not in bass region. After reading other reviews, I may have to be patient and wait for speakers to 'break in'. So far, it's been 3 weeks, and still waiting...
Pros: Good fit, easy install
Cons: Actually less bass response than stock speakers, but improved higher end response. Either I need an outboard amp, or mebbe just wait to see if speakers will 'break in' over time
Installed in an 08 Tahoe. Great sound and very clear.
I installed these speakers in my 2001 GMC Sierra and so far I am very pleased with the way they sound.
Pros: Nice clear sound and good bass.
Cons: The installation hardware included with the speakers didn't workout well. I did use the mounting screw and purchased rubber washers.
I purchased a set for the front doors. I didn't notice a big difference in sound from what I already have. Buying the speakers with Crutchfield was great, I recieved the wiring, brackets, and installation instructions. Super fast shipping. I will be installing an amp and subwoofer soon for better sound.
Pros: Clear sound
Cons: Didn't notice improvement from the oe speakers
great speakers, have good bass compared to stock although I think more power would really bring it out.
Pros: easy to install with the kit provided by crutchfield
Sounds good after break in period. When first installed in doors, had no bass. After 1 day of breaking in speakers, bass response improved. Speakers fit under stock door panel speaker grills, no need to use MTX grills provided. Needed to use speaker adapters provided free from Crutchfield. Slight modifications needed on speaker adapters. Had to enlarge speaker adapter holes that mount to door panel. Big improvement over factory speakers.
Pros: -high response good -power output good with stock stereo, no external amp
Cons: -low response fair -speaker adapter modifications needed
great speakers easy installation installed on my 2004 Toyota Tundra the sound is awesome I would recommend the speakers
Great replacement speakers in my 08 Silverado front and rear hearing things I haven't heard before, can't wait to order a head unit to really hear them since I'm using the stock one yet!
Pros: Amazing pice great sound
Hooked these bad boys up with no problem to my Subaru with no problem in fact i Have a complete MTX System in my car right to the Thunderlink cab in the back with 2 10 ms and amp the quality of the sound is out of this world clear and clean !!!
Sounds way better than the old original equipment that was in there. Fit right into original mounting holes on 98 GMC Savanna. The wiring kit that came free with it made the wiring a no-brainer & was the best part of the install (other than driving around & listening to superior sound).
Pros: Free wiring kit was even polarity matched to the speakers.
I installed the MTX Terminator653s to replace the stock speakers in my 11' Chevy Silverado. The speakers sound great and added a little more bass; however, I will be adding a powered sub real soon to complete the sound a little better. The install went very smooth due to the user friendly install kit and instructions.
Pros: Crisp clean sound from mid to high level volume, added a little bass.
Cons: Your going to still need to install a sub to get that premium sound if that's what you are going for.
Great sounding speakers
Replacement for 1999 GMC Jimmy... great instructions and great quality product
I put these in my golf cart and I like to listen to music at a low volume but still get great bass. Perfect for that.
Pros: Affordable and a great value
Cons: None yet
Just bought a used 08" Envoy. 3 of the four factory speakers were blown. I bought a pair of these for the front doors and a pair of Polk DXI651S for the rear doors. The MTX is clearly the better sounding speaker in my vehicle. That is not to say the Polk isn't a fine speaker, it's just that with my stock stereo...the MTX's sound a whole lot better.
Pros: Rich sound with nice clean base, reasonable price and Crutchfield sent me the little parts (wires) I needed to do the install. What a nice repair for this vehicle.
Cons: Not made in the USA? Well maybe they are? I'm not really sure. I like everything else about them so that would be the only con.
I bought an aftermarket cd/mp3 deck for my girlfriend's 2005 Trailblazer last Christmas to replace her crappy stock stereo and when the tech installed it, he informed us that all of her speakers were blown except for the driver's side and even that one was on its last leg. So, I remembered Crutchfield from purchasing an amp the previous year before and found these awesome, kick-butt MTX 6 1/2 speakers for a decent price. I installed them along with two 6 1/2 kenwoods and the sound was Awesomely Unbelievable! My gf is happy; therefore, I am happy. Crutchfield is the best site to purchase aftermarket audio and I will definitely continue to use them in the future for all other audio purchases.
Pros: Sends everything you need for the install Great price Huge selection Fast shipping and delivery Outstanding customer service
Purchased these on scratch and dent sale for my 2007 Civic Hybrid. Replaced the factory rear speakers. These sound excellent. Easy to install with Crutchfield's installation support (wiring harness and speaker adapter). Definitely would recommend.
Pros: Great sound, easy installation.
The speakers were a snap to install. The sound was very much an improvement over the old, factory installed units (3 of the 4 had died). I expect these to last the life of the truck.
Installed these in my Accord with a factory HU and no amp and it sounds 10x better than factory. I am very pleased with the purchase of these speakers.
Pros: Sounds excellent
Cons: Hardly any bass but that was expected.
I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and range of sound from these speakers. Way more than I expected. I'm using these with a kenwood 50w x 4 deck mainly for the mids and highs and it fills my car with sound. I only bought 2 for my front doors but after hearing them, in definitely going to buy another pair for the rear doors.
Pros: -crisp/clear mids and highs -mounted very easily -sounds good at all volumes as long as the low frequencies are limited
Cons: The only con I've found is they can't handle too much low end at higher volumes. But if these are accompanied with a sub there's no need to run the low frequencies through them.
Much better bass response than stock for a cleaner overall sound. Very pleased with sound. only problem with installation was with mounting speaker to adapter plate, outside diameter of adapter mounting surface just came to inner diameter of the speaker mounting holes, so had to drill inward angle thru the sidewall of mount to get screws in. For this reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5.
Pros: Tight bass and smooth all the way up to highs
Cons: Install adapter not quite large enough for MTX mount, had to hotglue and angle speaker screws into the side.
Exceptionally easy to install in a '98 Nissan Frontier pickup. Far and away better than the Kenwoods that were installed a few years ago.
Pros: Super easy to install
Cons: Haven't found any yet
These speakers sound so much better than the factory speakers. I outfitted all the speakers in the vehicle due to the good price.
Pros: Good Price, Great Sound
Good speakers for the price. Replaced the stock speakers in my 2014 Nissan. Worked good with the stock stereo. But sounded even better with aftermarket stereo.
Pros: Good speaker for the price.
Cons: None yet.
These are some really nice speakers for the front doors. 45 watts each, and the sensitivity level is 89db, a perfect match for the alpine under the dash amp. I've listened to a variety of speakers, and I still like MTX even though I was subjective while listening to other well known brands. But I would also like to point out that there is a difference in the Terminator and Thunders. The thunders are more heavy bass driven, and have a higher sensitivity level, but depending on the vehicle, and the space, one may be a better choice over the other. Of all the full range speakers I have put my ears to I still believe the MTX has more of an accurate bass sound. If the bass is off the mid, and highs will not be appreciated as much regardless of how accurate.
Pros: Clean balanced speaker the bass doesn't overwhelm. MTX's redesign of this particular speaker produces bass sounds even better.
I bought these at the advice of my Crutchfield adviser Bob. I like the overall construction and I wanted something comparable to Polk audio which I am partial to. The sound is good, but I won't know the true quality until I purchase an amp to make them run more efficiently.
Pros: Good construction
Cons: smaller than I wanted since the front door stock is a 6x9
These speakers offer a tremendous value. The rear speakers in my Lexus IS300 were blown and I was looking for a high quality replacement that wouldnt break the bank. I got that in spades with these speakers. Highly recomended.
Pros: crisp sound, great price, very easy to install with all the parts provided by Crutchfield. I would never buy stereo gear from anyone else.
These speakers sound great. They handle plenty of power for their price range. Also very good looking, and well designed.
Pros: Quality Sound Price Fit Tech support
Very happy with the speakers. Installed them in a 2001 Nissan Frontier without any issues.
Pros: Sound better than stock Clear and crisp
Crutchfield makes these speakers easy to install. The mastersheet is clear and concise. I paired these speakers with 6x9 Kickers and a four channel Alpine amp. WOW!
Pros: Easy to install, sounds awsome. Great value.
MTX hit it out of the park with these speakers. These 3-way speakers were perfect for my install. I have a Pioneer BT Receiver with 50watts x 4, and I needed speakers within that range that didn't require a lot of power. These were perfect. The sound quality is excellent and sound great throughout the whole sound spectrum. They fit perfectly in my doors as Crutchfield said they would.
Pros: Budget friendly, low wattage requirement. great sound.
Nice step up from stock speakers. Acceptable price, fits speaker locations, easy installation. I install these in all four doors of 2012 Sonic hatchback. Still have stock receiver because of other Sync stuff, I made no adjustments to settings, just running stock. After replacing, MTX 653 were noticeably better than stock, fuller range of sound. When turning volume to prior self-determined max volume (or deal with stock distortion), MTX 653 produced crisp highs and midrange, no distortion of lows.
Pros: new 3-ways versus old stocks just sounds better, fuller range of sound. fits location as stated, 6 3/4" or 6 1/2". For the market level MTX 653 goes for, good price for entry level 3-way speakers.
Cons: installation kit fit nice into doors but screws and securing speakers to bracket kit should be better; not much plastic for screws to bite into.
Great speakers with great sound at a great value. I installed these in the front doors of my wifes 2006 Trailblazer. She already has an aftermarket stereo so these speakers just finished that off and she is happy happy happy! The installation was easy so that made me happy happy happy. I paired with the MTX TDX65 two ways in rear doors and that's it, done deal. Open and shut case, time to rock!
Pros: Great sound, especially at higher levels. Above average at low level, where you would have it when talking to others in car, but excellent at higher level. Crystal clear highs, no bass distortion. Easy install, easy instructions, no wiring. Plug & play all the way!
Cons: Haven't found any yet
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
89 dB at 2.83 volts
|Frequency Response||54 - 20k Hz|
|RMS Power Range (Watts)||2-45|
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||90|
|Top-mount Depth (Inches)||2|
|Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)||2 5/16|
|Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)||5|
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.
Tweeters: Each speaker has a Mylar dome tweeter and super tweeter for clean, accurate highs.
Speaker Size: These speakers are marketed as 6-1/2"; they will fit in standard 6-1/2" speaker openings, but do not use the industry standard 6-1/2" speaker bolt pattern (then again, neither do many car manufacturers). In order to install them in standard 6-1/2" speaker openings, one option is to drill new screw holes. If new holes are drilled in the mounting surface of the car, no bracket is needed. If drilling in the car is not an option, the included brackets can be used, which have standard 6-1/2" mounting holes and the Ford non-symmetric four hole pattern. When using the brackets the depth becomes 1.823" and the mounting height becomes 0.894". The speakers will also fit many factory 6-3/4" applications. Please refer to the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector to confirm fit in your vehicle.
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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You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx For additional 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. [ Kenny Feb 02, 2016 ] Staff
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Yes you can. They fit nicely in OEM locations. [ Timothy M. Jan 07, 2015 ]
sorry can't tell youbecause I don't know. this was for a friends custom installation. [ doug Jan 04, 2015 ]
I doubt it, John but it's worth a try. When I bought and installed mine I simply removed the old and replaced with the new. My door panels already had factory grills. [ Timothy Jan 04, 2015 ]
My speakers were behind the door panel with the grills built into the panel, so I didn't have seperate grills, nor did I need these. So, sorry but I can't say for sure [ Rick Jan 04, 2015 ]
not sure. every car OEM is different. for my car, oem grills are part of door. I didn't install provided mtx grills. [ Aaron Jan 04, 2015 ]
Yes, mount the speakers without the supplied cradles and don't use the MTX covers. [ John Jan 04, 2015 ]