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MTX TN10-04

Terminator Series 10" 4-ohm subwoofer

17 Reviews | 1 question - 1 answer

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Our take on the MTX TN10-04

MTX Terminator subwoofers sound as good as they look. And they look pretty cool, with classic MTX subwoofer styling that adds a professional look in almost any vehicle. If you're looking for big bass at a bargain price, you'll be impressed by what the Terminator sub has to offer.

Big bass, great look

MTX Terminator subwoofers sound as good as they look. And they look pretty cool, with classic MTX subwoofer styling that adds a professional look in almost any vehicle. If you're looking for big bass at a bargain price, you'll be impressed by what the Terminator sub has to offer.

MTX engineering

Trickle-down technology makes the Terminator TN10-04 10" sub a serious value. MTX's exclusive spider plateau venting pushes air in and out of the inner works to keep the 1-1/2" voice coil cool, while the Assymetrical Linear Drive System uses a flat, progressive spider and an extended pole piece to produce smooth, linear movement of the polypropylene cone. The result is a powerful sub that keeps pumping out accurate bass, even during extended, high-level play.

To drive this subwoofer, we recommend a mono subwoofer amplifier that can put out between 120 and 225 watts RMS at 4 ohms. For more information please refer to our article on How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers.

Purchased this Sub to replace a 20 or so year old MTX Blue Thunder that was popping. Put it in the same sealed box (about .76 cu. ft.). Now my mirrors are blurry! Perfect sound for my 2001 Ford Escape.

Thad, Taos, NM

What's in the Box:

  • One 10" Single voice coil subwoofer
  • Specifications and wiring instructions

Product Highlights:

  • 10" 4-ohm subwoofer
  • polypropylene woofer cone with durable rubber surround
  • power range: 75-150 watts RMS (300 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 29 Hz - 160 Hz
  • sensitivity: 85.1 dB
  • top mount depth: 4-11/16"
  • cut out diameter: 9.19"
  • volume displacement: 21.21 cubic inches
  • sealed box volume: 0.75 cubic feet
  • ported box volume: 1.45 cubic feet
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

MTX TN10-04

Average Customer Review(s):

(17 Reviews)

Not So Good!

Craig from Roanoke, VA on 5/3/2016

2008 Ford Focus

I have had this subwoofer for about 2 months now and when I first got it, it was excellent it hit lows very well and have great bass but my only downfall is that after 2 months it is busted!! I didnt push it to its maximum limitations. Yes i would play it loud but not that loud but bass wasnt turned all the way up on amp or anything is was all set just right. I think this is a good subwoofer for the price. I woudnt buy it again but its good starter sub but not good if you intend on getting sub that will last! if you want sub to last go up in price and search for something better!

Pros: Good price good bass decent lows great starter sub

Cons: busted within 2 months cheaply made

Perfect Fit

Thad from Taos, NM on 2/11/2016

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Purchased this Sub to replace a 20 or so year old MTX Blue Thunder that was popping. Put it in the same sealed box (about .76 cu. ft.). Now my mirrors are blurry! Perfect sound for my 2001 Ford Escape.

Pros: Price and Performance

Cons: none yet

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Ray from California on 12/18/2015

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Great buy, great bass.

Pros: None

Cons: None

Great Sub

JetAMT from Georgia on 12/1/2015

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This sub really does a good job. Got it on sale, and was a little weary because of the price, but bam, this thing really hits. Would definitely recommend. Have it hooked up to a 125w amp in a sealed .75cf box

Pros: Price. quality, sound

Cons: not going to bother the man in the car next to you

Nice solid bass sound

Jay from Pennsylvania on 8/11/2015

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The speakers exceeded my expectations. Nice solid deep bass. Definitely match up with amp nice.

Pros: Good looking, easy to install. I like the thick rubber collar to absorb any movement or vibration.

Cons: None

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Jacob D from Ramona, CA on 3/21/2015

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I got this sub about 3 weeks ago and i absolutely love it, it is a huge improvement from my last one. It hardly even has to make an effort to get the car shaking and it makes all my friends jealous and want to buy it off me. Im going to buy another one of these as soon as i can.

Pros: Sounds Great Looks Awesome Easy to Install Love The Rubber Guard where u put the screws in Lightweight

Cons: Makes my other sub look and sound like crap haha

Nice sound for a good price!

DMoney from Headland, AL on 3/13/2015

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I've had high end systems and basic systems. These are exactly what I was looking for. Good sound, good price. I listen to rock music and they perform great.

Pros: Thumbs up! All accounts


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Can't beat the value from Grand junction tn on 2/17/2015

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Great sub! Especially for the price



great product

gb from texas on 1/13/2015

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Great sub, installed on a ranger and couldn't be happier

Pros: price quality sound

Cons: can't think of one

mtx sub

nate from meridian ID on 11/3/2014

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Pretty good, great speaker for the price

Pros: Sounds good enough for a small system

Cons: Limited to low watts RMS,

Great Product

Greg from Minneapolis, MN on 10/13/2014

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Great product. Very good price form Crutchfield. This item shipped right on time and was delivered within the quoted time. I was able to install this item as soon as i got it. They fit perfect. I need a sub with a certain depth and this fit perfect.


Cons: none.

value driven

Anonymous from Jacksonville, Florida on 9/30/2014

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Paired with a small alpine mono amp, this sub in a sealed box provides more than enough low end to nicely fill out my sound.



Excellent Products Always

Dana McD from Lecanto, FL on 9/10/2014

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Always the best from Crutchfield!



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Anonymous from Bayamon,P.R. on 8/31/2014

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I have a Nissan 350z and i want to upgrade the audio system,but not outrageous.

Pros: Good sound and quality for the price

Cons: Dont fits exactly in the space,i need spacer

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Anonymous from Sibley, LA on 9/9/2013

very flashy and is very loud



MTX 10 inch subwoofer.

trae from Choctaw Oklahoma on 7/17/2013

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For the money you can't go wrong as this is pretty cheap. I have this in a 2000 dodge pick up in a kicker enclosure (the kickers voice coil locked up solid after running a 380watt CES 2006 compliant amp to it, it was rated at 150 RMS like this MTX is). Currently pushing it with a Kenwood 150 watt RMS amp so it matches good. It is a little more musical than the sealed sony 12 sub it replaced. But not as good overall as my Kenwood Excelon 8 inch sub i also compared it with. Then again the Kenwood still sells for a lot mor here at Crutchfield. Overall you can't beat it for the price.

Pros: It is cheap and a brand name. Should be a good blend with factory or aftermarket speakers pushed by a factory or aftermarket head unit with out an amp. Guess i should say pair this with a 100 to 150 watt amp and one of Crutchfields Sound Ordinance boxes and you will have a good mixture of (not overwhelming bass) if the rest of your system is stock/factory.

Cons: Has the flat blade terminals instead of the spring loaded terminals. My friends won't be able to hear it thumping outside my vehicle but then again i purchased it for me to enjoy while driving not people a block away.

Not a bad little sub

Rob from Kona, HI on 4/15/2013

This sub was included in an MTX thunder form I purchased for my 05 Dodge Magnum R/T. I had a single Infinity 1262w sealed in a spec box on a Rockford P325.1 before I swapped out to the thunder form to save some space. The MTX is just not in the same league and I thought the sub sounded like crap until it started to break in and I was pleasantly surprised it held its own on half the power. Since its a 4 ohm sub and I had it on the same amp = half the power. Its not going to win any awards but I think its a great sub for the price. I am sure it would sound a lot better in a hatch or suv in a well made ported box with enough power. You would definitely need a pair ported in a trunk with some decent power to bump.

Pros: Cheap, decent SQ, good entry level woofer.

Cons: Can't take too much power before it sounds sloppy.


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Enclosure Compatibility


Spider Plateau Venting: Heat from the voice coil is vented through 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 pole piece that smoothes out the cone's linear motion. The result is high output and low distortion.

Enclosure Compatibility

Sealed Box: For the best possible sound quality where space is a premium MTX recommends a sealed enclosure with an internal volume of 0.75 ft³. Sealed enclosures provide the most control over a woofer, will handle a lot of power, and provide accurate sonic reproduction, making them suitable to all types of music.

Vented Box: The recommended vented box has a net internal volume of 1.45 ft³ with a slotted port 12" x 2" x 20-1/2". Vented (or ported) enclosures typically provide better overall efficiency than sealed so they are suitable for use with smaller amplifiers, giving you more bass output from less power.

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Why did you buy this?

Name brand [ Donnell J.  Sep 30, 2016 ]
Great product and reasonable price. Had MTX products in my truck since 2003. Just love the sound quality. [ Jose  May 02, 2016 ]
Reviews and Price [ Jay  Feb 10, 2016 ]
Trusting the professionalism and the reputation you had earned that you just reprsent and sell the best brands in the market. [ Roberto  Jan 25, 2016 ]
Seemed like the perfect fit. Good reviews. [ Kevin  Dec 23, 2015 ]

1 question already asked

Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp for your subs I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the amp models and help you make the best choice for your system. [ Krissy  Feb 12, 2014 ]  Staff