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MTX TX5

Thunder Axe Series 5-1/4" component speakers

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by Jon Paulette
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Why install component speakers?

A component speaker system gives you the best possible performance from your car audio system. A system consists of separate woofers, tweeters, and crossovers, each designed to cover one specific range of frequencies. As separate components, the woofer can move freely to deliver more powerful performance, while the tweeter can be custom-mounted in a better spot up closer to your ears, revealing a whole new world of detail. Separate crossovers are far superior to the simple filters wired into full-range speakers, so the components work together for smoother, more focused sound.

Hear your music in a new way

You've been living with bad speakers in your car for so long, you may not remember what your music really sounds like. Install theseThunder Axe Series component speakers from MTX, and you'll hear your favorite songs in a whole new light. With the 1-3/16" soft dome tweeters mounted up high, it'll seem as though the band is playing a set on your dashboard. The 5-1/4" woofers, which feature an innovative concave design for off-axis response, really dig into the low frequencies, giving you a deeper, fuller sound. And the system's protected by MTX's unique 5-year warranty.

Great price, great features

The system also includes 2-way outboard crossovers – a real bonus for speakers in this price range. You'll also be impressed with the adjustable tweeter levels, which allow you to custom-tailor the highs to suit your music and your taste. As great as these speakers sound running off your factory radio, they'll really impress you when they're driven by an aftermarket receiver or an MTX amp.

Highlights:

  • component speaker system includes 2 woofers, 2 tweeters, and 2 crossovers
  • 5-1/4" polypropylene woofer cone
  • 1-3/16" soft-dome tweeter
  • 2-way crossover network with adjustable tweeter level
  • power handling: up to 5-90 watts RMS (180 watts peak)
  • frequency response: 51-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 90 dB
  • impedance: 4 ohms
  • woofer top-mount depth: 2-1/4"
  • woofer grilles included
  • flush- and surface-mount tweeter adapters included
  • warranty: 5 years (free repair or replacement for 2 years; prorated replacement for years 3 through 5)
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
 

Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

Features and Specs
General
Speaker Size
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5 1/4
Design
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2-way
Tweeter Design
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1-3/16" dome
Tweeter Composition
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Silk
Woofer Composition
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Polypropylene
Woofer Surround
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Rubber
Parts Warranty
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5 Years (3-5 Prorated)
Labor Warranty
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5 Years (3-5 Prorated)
Specifications
Sensitivity
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90 dB
Frequency Response
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51 - 20k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts)
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5-90
Peak Power Handling (Watts)
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180
Impedance (Ohms)
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4
Top-mount Depth (Inches)
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2 1/4
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)
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N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)
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4 3/4
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What's in the box?

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  • Two 5-1/4" Woofers
  • 2 Tweeters (8" wire attached)
  • 2 Crossovers
  • 2 Woofer grilles
  • 2 Grille mounting rings
  • Four 6" Lengths of speaker wire (each has quick-slides on one end and bare wire on the other)
  • 2 Surface mount tweeter housings (with tweeters installed)
  • 2 Flush mount tweeter trim rings
  • 2 Flush mount tweeter locking rings
  • 2 Foam rubber pads
  • 2 Flush mounting clips
  • Two M4x30mm machine screws
  • Four 5/8" Flat head self-tapping screws
  • Eight 1" self-tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Cardboard template
  • Installation instructions
  • Warranty information
  • Specifications printed on box

Our Product Research Team

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

Tweeter Mounting Options: The tweeters can be flush mounted or surface mounted; they swivel inside either housing for optimum imaging.

  Frame Diameter Cutout Diameter Mounting Height Mounting Depth
Flush Mount 2.25" 2.0" 0.382" 0.8"
Surface Mount 2.2" N/A 1.106" 0.65" (Screw Depth)

Terminals: The crossover inputs and outputs are set screw terminals; they accept bare wire up to 10 gauge. There are two positive tweeter outputs, offering flat and -3dB output options. The screw terminals have 2mm Allen heads, and are recessed slightly more than half an inch, so a standard Allen head bit for a screw driver will not fit (an Allen wrench is not included).

Crossover Dimensions:

  • Width: 5.0"
  • Height: 1.4"
  • Depth: 3.1"

Warranty: Although the speaker reviewed and measured (taken from our first shipment) included information indicating a 1 year warranty, MTX recently changed to 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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Written By Anonymous, Texas on Sunday, August 04, 2013
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Great product!!!
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Awesome sound great!!!!
Cons:
Tweeter mounting depth just a bit thicker than normal
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Awesome product great service

Written By Chris H, Hobe Sound FL on Friday, July 26, 2013
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I received these and hooked them up and I love them. Then two days later one of the mids just stopped working. I called on a Saturday and I didn't have to do anything. The customer service at Crutchfield is amazing!!!!! The man said he would ship me a new one right away so I wouldn't have to take out the whole set and send them back. I just took the one out of the set he sent me and put the broken one back and shipped it back(oh and they sent me a return label also. Thank you Crutchfield!!!!!
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