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MTX TN10-04

Terminator Series 10" 4-ohm subwoofer

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by Jon Paulette
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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.

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.

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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: 5 years (free repair or replacement for 2 years; prorated replacement for years 3 through 5)
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Features and Specs
Size
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10 -inch
Impedance
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4 ohms
Cone Material
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Polypropylene
Surround Material
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Rubber
Ideal Sealed Box Volume (cubic feet)
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0.75
Ideal Ported Box Volume (cubic feet)
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1.45
Port diameter (inches)
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N/A
Port length (inches)
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N/A
Free-Air
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No
Dual Voice Coil
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No
Sensitivity
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88.97 dB at 2.83 watts
85.1 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response
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29 - 160 Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts)
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75-150
Peak Power Handling (Watts)
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300
Top Mount Depth (inches)
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4 11/16
Bottom Mount Depth (inches)
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5 1/4
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)
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9 3/16
Vas (liters)
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34.7
Fs (Hz)
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35.4
Qts
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0.62
Xmax (millimeters)
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9.4
Parts Warranty
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5 Years (3-5 Prorated)
Labor Warranty
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5 Years (3-5 Prorated)
Product Research
What's in the box?

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

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Features
Enclosure Compatibility
Warranty

Features

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.

Warranty

5 Year Warranty Terms: This product carries 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 amount of proration 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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MTX TN10-04

Written By Anonymous, Sibley, LA on Monday, September 09, 2013
 
very flashy and is very loud
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5 out of 5

MTX 10 inch subwoofer.

Written By trae, Choctaw Oklahoma on Wednesday, July 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.
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4 out of 5

Not a bad little sub

Written By Rob, Kona, HI on Monday, April 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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1 question already asked

Which MTX amp is the best one for a pair of MTX 10" terminator 4ohm subs? [ Terry Taylor  Feb 11, 2014 ]
1 answer
  • 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 Staff  Feb 12, 2014 ]

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