MTX TN12-02

Terminator Series 12" 2-ohm subwoofer

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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. And they're protected by MTX's unique 5-year warranty.

MTX engineering

Trickle-down technology makes the Terminator TN12-02 12" 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. This sub's 2-ohm impedance makes it a great match for a mono sub amp.

To drive this single subwoofer, we recommend a mono amplifier rated between 150 and 300 watts RMS at 2 ohms. For more information, please refer to our article on How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers.

Product Highlights:

  • 12" 2-ohm subwoofer
  • polypropylene woofer cone with rubber surround
  • power range: 100-200 watts RMS (400 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 24 Hz - 160 Hz
  • sensitivity: 86.4 dB
  • top mount depth: 5.44"
  • cut out diameter: 11.08"
  • volume displacement: 30.92 cubic inches
  • sealed box volume: 1.25 cubic feet
  • ported box volume: 2.00 cubic feet
  • warranty: 5 years (free repair or replacement for 2 years; prorated replacement for years 3 through 5)
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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.

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What's in the box?

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  • One 12" Single voice coil subwoofer
  • Specifications and wiring instructions

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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 1.25 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 2.0 ft³ with a slot port 14" x 2" x 16-3/4". 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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Greatest Value:Quality

Written By Pete, Otsego, MN on Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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High quality SVC subwoofers for your money. Well made with rubber surround and poly cone. I'm feeding each woofer 190w rms/380w peak. My mirrors fuzz up again and the heart of the music is back. My friends are impressed with the sound volume and quality of these subwoofers. Don't let the price fool you. Just look at the reviews, all are 5 stars.

Pros: Available in 2ohm or 4 ohm by Crutchfield for any configuration.

Cons: None

Bang for your buck

Written By KDC, Canyon Country, CA on Wednesday, July 09, 2014

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I installed the MTX subwoofer with the previous settings of my amp and head unit and I might say it sounded way better and improved the sounds in my car as well than my previous amps I had installed.

Amps: 4ch Sound Ordinance, 2ch US Acoustic

Speakers: Polk audio

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Written By Adam, Harrisonburg va on Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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Great speaker for the price, went to other stores and there's were very over priced. I have a single mtx 12" in my Acura tl and sounds quality and bass put out is amazing I get complements everywhere

Pros: Bass is exceptional. Low,mid and high bass all sound amazing

Cons: None

Big Bass for Small Bucks

Written By Ben, Phenix City, AL on Sunday, October 20, 2013

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If you want to add bass to your system at a great price you will not find a better product. I put this in my sons car on an Alpine amp pushing 200 watts and it sounds great. When you get the sub in your hands you will see the quality as well.

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I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: If the amplifier is a mono subwoofer amplifier rated at 240 watts RMS or continuous power then it will work great with this subwoofer. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  May 20, 2014 ]  Staff