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MTX Terminator522

Terminator Series 5-1/4" 2-way car speakers

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MTX is looking out for you. They designed the Terminator Series speakers to put out serious sound without you having to empty your bank account. If you've been dying to replace your burned-out factory speakers, but haven't been able to justify the expense, MTX takes guilt out of the equation. 

Terminator 522

It's time to upgrade                            

MTX is looking out for you. They designed the Terminator Series speakers to put out serious sound without you having to empty your bank account. If you've been dying to replace your burned-out factory speakers, but haven't been able to justify the expense, MTX takes guilt out of the equation. 

What a speaker

These Terminator522 5-1/4" full-range speakers will take your in-car audio experience to the next level. The durable polypropylene woofer and Mylar dome tweeter are vast improvements over the standard paper cones used by factory speakers. With the sensitivity of these new materials, you'll gain more focus in the midrange and clearer highs, even from the power of a factory stereo. But if you have an aftermarket stereo or amp, you can listen with confidence since these puppies can handle up to 35 watts RMS. Grilles are included for a custom installation.


  • 5-1/4" 2-way car speakers (pair)
  • polypropylene woofer cone with rubber surround
  • Mylar dome tweeter
  • frequency response: 58-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 87.9 dB
  • RMS power: 2-35 watts (70 watts peak)
  • top-mount depth: 2-1/8"
  • grilles included
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Awesome, don't have to listen to my wife complain about the speakers in her Jeep anymore

Salvatore, Barnegat, NJ

What's in the Box:

  • Two 2-way speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • Two 6" Lengths of speaker wire (each has female quick-slides on one end and bare wire on the other)
  • Eight 1" Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Warranty information
  • Specifications printed on box

MTX Terminator522 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(31 Reviews)

MTX Terminator522

Salvatore from Barnegat, NJ on 7/8/2017

2003 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Awesome, don't have to listen to my wife complain about the speakers in her Jeep anymore



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James from Salt Lake City, UT on 5/31/2017

1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

they look great and at lower volume they sound great. They dont sound too great at high volume but ok for the price.



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Nate from Dixon IL on 3/24/2017

2007 Harley Davidson Electra Glide
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

were not as good as i thought they would be for MTX speakers



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Anonymous from Thornville, OH on 1/28/2017

1999 Dodge Dakota
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The sound is great,and you can`t beat the price



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Anonymous from Laguna Hills, CA on 1/17/2017

2003 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

these speakers sound awesome!




Josh from Lufkin,Tx on 1/16/2017

2011 Nissan Maxima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sound, especially considering the cost.

Pros: Sound, quality,price, customer support

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Laurel, MT on 1/9/2017

1999 Chevrolet Suburban
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good Sounding product



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Nathan from Tennessee on 12/24/2016

2004 Toyota Tundra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sound and clarity for the price. Much better sound than I expected. I'm sure if I put more power to them with an amp, these would be amazing.



Great speakers!

Jay from Marrowbone, KY on 11/23/2016

1996 Jeep Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

If you are going to push your speakers with only a head unit, these sound great! They have great highs and acceptional bass without distortion. Clear sound. I am very satisfied!

Pros: Sounds is great. Do not need an external amp to push them to perform properly

Cons: None

they r ok

jared F from TX on 10/9/2016

2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

not what I was expecting from MTX kinda disappointed if u wanna buy these make sure u r going to have at least one sub for bass cuz this have no bass what so ever

Pros: really good highs

Cons: no bass what so ever

Crutchfield response on 10/11/2016 Jared, we're sorry you're disappointed with these speakers. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

Decent budget speakers

Jason from Michigan on 10/2/2016

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Decent budget speakers. Not going to blow your socks off but for the money, they produce clear sound.

Pros: Affordable, clear sound

Cons: Low end is lacking

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Anonymous from Kingston, NY on 9/15/2016

2000 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers were put in my 2000 wrangler. The install was very easy. They are being powered from an alpine head unit, and sound great.

Pros: Great sound without an amp

Cons: None


Michael from Vista,Ca on 5/29/2016

2004 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers sound great and were easy to install. Crutchfield makes it easy. Thanks!

Pros: These speakers sound great and were easy to install with the included wiring adapter from Crutchfield. Thanks!

Cons: None

Good for the price.

Q from Chisholm, MN on 5/8/2016

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great way to upgrade your stick speakers fits well and sounds nice.



Sounds great

Anonymous from Fond Du Lac, WI on 4/29/2016

2012 Ford Taurus
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I wanted to upgrade an upgrade and get rid of my factory speakers since I was upgrading. So far they sound pretty good and were a great buy.

Pros: Sound great

Cons: None as of now

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Andrew R from Charlotte, NC on 4/20/2016

2006 Mitsubishi Lancer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Look great and sound fine. Until they hit a certain bass note. Then you'll wish you had never purchased them. I even have bass blockers on them. Do not buy these!

Pros: Look great

Cons: Sound like crap.

Great Value

Anonymous from Eureka, IL on 4/10/2016

2003 Honda Element
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These sounds great in my Honda Element. Much better than stock.

Pros: Price point, great sound

Cons: None yet


jc from Arkansas on 4/9/2016

2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I'm pretty disappointed with these speakers. They really don't sound any better than the OEM speakers I already had in my Jeep. Even more disappointing is that one of them has busted within a month of installation...and it certainly isn't because I've had the volume up abnormally loud.



Crutchfield response on 4/11/2016 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.


Mike from Redwood City on 4/3/2016

1982 Mercedes-Benz 300D-T
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice units. Easy install.



Volvo 850 front door speaker replacement

TampawithDave from Tampabay on 3/30/2016

1994 Volvo 850
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect replacement for smaller factory originals,. I used two of the original screws and drilled the remaining two. I using #6x1/2" self tapping phillips head for those. The sound improvement is better than I expected, significantly so. Along with the Thunder 35s I used in the dash the front of the cabin sound has been elevated beyond expectations.

Pros: Great sound, tweeter is withing the body of the speaker. Since it does not protrude beyond the top of the speaker I could use the factory grille. Terrific lows, mids and highs.

Cons: None

Good for the money

Fastfreddy from Hull,MA on 1/4/2016

2000 GMC Yukon
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought the speakers to replace the blown speakers in my 2001 GMC Yukon. They look great in sound good.

Pros: Affordable, fit well(shallow mounting depth) and sound great .

Cons: They are listed as a full range speaker. But the stock paper cone speakers had more low-end bass. If you have a sub woofer it would fill in for the frequencies You are missing with these speakers.

Great Speakers

Tommyz44 from Corning, Ny on 11/19/2015

2000 Daewoo Nubira
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Replaced stock rear speakers in a 2000 Daewoo Nubria Wagon. Holes lined up perfectly. Love these speakers.

Pros: Great speakers for the size. Nice range of sound. MTX is always a good quality brand

Cons: A bit flatter than I had hopped. I've used MTX in the past, with a bit more punch. Only reason I took off one star. I wish I could review 4.5 out of 5 since really that flat is only worth about a half star.


gf from new orleans on 7/5/2015

1998 Toyota 4Runner
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

They are ok. Not the sound I was hoping for



Great speakers for the price

Jimmy from Tennessee on 5/3/2015

1997 Saturn SC1
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Small speakers but good sound


Cons: none

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larry from Cedar, MN on 5/3/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Mtx terminator 522

Pros: Seem like pretty nice speakers sound good for their size warranty is good

Cons: haven't found any yet haven't used it much yet but they seem nice

Great door speakers for the price

MikeP from Washington on 3/9/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers are a great addition to my car for the price. They are used to add additional sound to the other speakers in the rear deck and do it nicely. I was surprised by the full range they produced.

Pros: Great fit, easy install, great sound for the money. Impressed by the construction.


Great Speakers, Great Value

Dave from New Hampshire on 1/2/2015

2010 Mazda 3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers work really well in our Mazda 3. They were easy to install and really make the stock sound system sound great. Not quite enough bass pushing through them as I would like. But then again, it was a gift for my college-aged daughter and she loves them!

Pros: Super fast delivery and full disclosure by Crutchfield on shortages

Cons: Deep bass sounds

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Anonymous from Damascus MD on 12/27/2014

1993 Jeep Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Amazing speakers! For the money these things rock! Great speakers all around!




ozzy from Woodruff WI on 12/14/2014

1996 Jeep Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very pleased with the product. Surpassed my expectations for the price. Easy install, came with everything I needed.

Pros: Good quality


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MTX Terminator522 from ne on 10/24/2014

2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great even with stock radio



Decent Speakerse

JJ from Arizona on 10/16/2014

1998 Chevrolet Tahoe
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I feel that these are well rounded speakers for the money. I feel that the warranty cannot be beat.

Pros: Crisp Clear mids/highs



Hands-on research

Features and Specs

Speaker Size 5 1/4
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition Mylar
Woofer Composition Polypropylene
Woofer Surround Rubber
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) N/A
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts 87.9
Frequency Response 58 - 20k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage 2
Maximum RMS Wattage 35
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 70
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 1/8
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 4 11/16

Product Research


Woofer Cones: The MTX Terminator series speakers feature durable and rigid polypropylene woofer cones. Polypropylene is also resistant to the moisture and temperature extremes found in automotive applications.

Tweeters: Each speaker has a Mylar dome tweeter for clean, accurate highs.

Specification Note: MTX seems to list contradicting power specifications on the box; with the other specifications they list 70 watts peak, but on the front of the box they list 105 watts max power. We've adopted the 70 watt rating simply because it's the more conservative figure.

Our Product Research Team

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You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.[ Krissy  Jul 11, 2016 ]  Staff
Thanks for your question. This is a pair, two speakers.[ Kenny  Mar 12, 2016 ]  Staff