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MTX TN12-04

Terminator Series 12" 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 TN12-04 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.

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

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Highlights:

  • 12" 4-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: 86.6 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

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Features and Specs
Size
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12 -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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1.25
Ideal Ported Box Volume (cubic feet)
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2
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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90.5 dB at 2.83 watts
86.6 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response
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24 - 160 Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts)
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100-200
Peak Power Handling (Watts)
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400
Top Mount Depth (inches)
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5 5/16
Bottom Mount Depth (inches)
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5 7/8
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)
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11 1/16
Vas (liters)
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72.85
Fs (Hz)
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32.4
Qts
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0.69
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 12" Single voice coil subwoofer
  • Specifications and wiring instructions

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At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team — they open the box, verify contents, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.

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 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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MTX TN12-04 Reviews

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4 out of 5

Best bang for your buck

Written By Dillybon, Austin, texas on Monday, June 16, 2014
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I have owned at least 10 of theese mtx terminator subs, and i have never had one blow on me, even throwing up to 1000watts rms on 2 in a box. They look clean, are very tough and the spider web coiling makes theese things basically heat proof. Even in the texas heat in my black car the amps would blow before theese puppys stopped barking. Overall good quality cheap and worth every cent. Small magnet but loud for its size. Sub is underratted for sure. Can handle twice what specs are
Pros:
Lightweight, heat resistant, looks clean. Works well in almost any setup, cheap and efficent
Cons:
Small magnet, do not put in ported box,
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5 out of 5

MTX TN 12-04

Written By Menace, Jacksonville NC on Thursday, February 27, 2014
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Great speaker. Sounds great in my Excursion.
Pros:
Hits hard with good lows and highs
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Good cheap sub

Written By MB, Dayton, Ohio on Saturday, February 08, 2014
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Crutchfield has a lot of articles with excellent information and that helped me decide this sub. I read the articles, did the calculations and matched this sub to my amp and I am very happy with the sound. At first it was a little boomy but I read another article on how to balance and properly set the gain and crossovers on the amp and it made a big difference. Thank you Crutchfield for making so much information available .
Pros:
5 year warranty, good sound, good value
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5 out of 5

fantastic product

Written By Tyler Z, Reynolds, IL on Tuesday, September 17, 2013
 
This is an amazing product that works great.
Pros:
they sound wonderful aren't very expensive and all and all just an amazing subwoofer.
Cons:
no i have had zero problems or complaints with these subs.
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5 out of 5

What more do you need!

Written By Benn, Santa maria, ca on Saturday, September 07, 2013
 
Looks like a great quality woofer with rubber surround and sounds great! And for the price, you cant go wrong. Im super happy in my single cab truck! You can hear me comming!
Pros:
The price, quality, and it looks clean!
Cons:
I have nothing bad to say about this product.
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5 out of 5

Great subs!!

Written By Anita, New Mexico on Thursday, June 27, 2013
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Great speakers, great sound, great price!
Pros:
Everything about them
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

mtx terminator

Written By joelc, washington on Tuesday, March 05, 2013
 
the mtx terminators are very nice. i just bought 2 12s from a friend and that stuff bumps. i also have a sony xplod and with my 2 12s and my xplod i have in my bedroom i can walk outside in my hallway to stuff falling over on the ground.
Pros:
they bump hard and look very good in a nice box
Cons:
the mtx terminator amp isnt that great. its a 400 watt and needs to be upgraded
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