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MTX Terminator653

Terminator Series 6-1/2" 3-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. 


The Terminator653's 3-way design offers a cleaner transition from the midrange to the high frequencies.

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 Terminator653 6-1/2" 3-way speakers will take your in-car audio experience to the next level. The durable polypropylene woofer and Mylar dome tweeters 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 45 watts RMS. Grilles are included for custom installation.


  • 6-1/2" 3-way car speakers (pair)
  • polypropylene woofer cone
  • Mylar dome tweeter and supertweeter
  • frequency response: 54-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 89 dB
  • RMS power: 2-45 watts (90 watts peak)
  • top-mount depth: 2"
  • grilles included
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

2017 mods and easy installation

John, Crosby, Tx

What's in the Box:

  • Two 3-way speakers
  • 2 Metal adapter rings
  • 2 Grilles
  • Two 6" Lengths of speaker wire (each has female quick-slides on one end and bare wire on the other)
  • Eight 1" Screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Eight M3x4mm Machine screws
  • Warranty information
  • Specifications printed on box

MTX Terminator653 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(87 Reviews)

Easy easy easy

John from Crosby, Tx on 7/23/2017

2017 Nissan Frontier SV
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

2017 mods and easy installation

Pros: Have been a fan of MTX sunce the early '90s....still using some of the speakers I have kept since my high school Sir Mix days....MTX is the only way to go for the price

Cons: Door adapters for the 2017 Frontier will work but for a cleaner installation you should us 8-32 hardware with the adapters...aftermarket hardware is kind of primitaive and easily stripped. Other than that....take your time and no worries. It's well worth the effort. Great instructions from Crutchfield is a huge plus on getting the doors apart....great photos!

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Salvatore from Barnegat, NJ on 7/8/2017

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

So far, so good. Put them in a 2007 Street Glide, didn't quite fit, but thanks to Crutchfield, they included the relocation brackets for free



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Anonymous from Lake City AR. on 7/4/2017

2014 Toyota Tundra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great speakers rate five star



Great fit, bass is muffled

Bryan from Elbridge, NY on 6/16/2017

2007 Chevrolet Silverado (New Body Style
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers are great stock replacements. Thought I would have more clarity and bass. The bass is gets a bit muffled at higher volumes.

Pros: Good stock replacement

Cons: No bass

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Jason from Tallahassee, FL on 6/8/2017

2004 Dodge Ram 2500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Didn't notice that they wouldn't fit my vehicle..That being said with a little tweaking of the adapter plate they do.



Great sound, great price

Alisha from Pittsburgh, PA on 6/7/2017

2015 Subaru WRX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I am highly impressed with these speakers! Bought them to replace the stock speakers in my 2015 Subaru WRX, and they made a huge difference. The only complaint I have is that they didn't come with any installation instructions, so I had to refer to YouTube. Other than that, I am very pleased with my decision to purchase these speakers!

Pros: Price, quality

Cons: No installation instructions Included adapter rings did not work with my car

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Colin from Statesville, NC on 6/5/2017

1997 Chevrolet K Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great highs and good bass response. These were installed in a 1997 K1500 pickup truck with an inexpensive Dual head unit for power. Definite improvement from the paper cone stock speakers.



Great price.

David T. from Jersey Shore, NJ on 5/1/2017

2016 Honda CRV
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great price.

Pros: Excellent matchup to my vehicle, thorough instructions, fast delivery!

Cons: Without an amp, my factory receiver makes these speakers sound as good as the factory's... rear replaced ??

Fantastic, Affordable, Quality replacement for factory craps.

Anonymous from Yulee, FL on 4/30/2017

2016 Hyundai Tucson
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great speakers that do not require the addition of an amp. Separation between the highs, mids and lows are crisp and immersive. I replaced my factory speakers in my '16 Hyundai Tucson Sport and the difference is ten-fold. An additional 10" sub-woofer really rounded out the system. I could not be happier and would put the MTX Terminator up against rival speakers from Infinity, Alpine, Kenwood and JBL. Lot's of bang for the buck here. Do it.

Pros: Price, Quality, Sound

Cons: None

MTX Terminator653 are phenomenal!!!

Joe from Williamston, NC on 4/29/2017

2012 Chevrolet Colorado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I've read alot of reviews for these speakers. Alot of them said no bass. I bit the bullet and ordered a set for my 2012 Colorado. Easy install, and lot's of bass. So much in fact that my doors rattle at certain frequencies. I like them so far. i bought dynamax to take care of the rattle in the doors. I will be buying 2 more for my rear doors!!!

Pros: It does all it says and more!

Cons: More low end bass than i expected, but it's not a con for me


T R from Hobbs, NM on 4/10/2017

2014 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Sounds amazing I should have done this the first day I drove the car off the lot

Pros: Sounds amazing

Cons: None I can think of

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Rick from Albany IL on 3/29/2017

2008 Chevrolet Colorado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers rock out hard for their size. Clarity is awesome. A great upgrade for Colorado crew cab stock speakers.

Pros: Affordable, great sound quality, heavy construction, great look.

Cons: Supplied adapter ring is useless for rear of Colorado...Would have purchased proper ones from Crutchfield had I known.

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Anonymous from Wichita, KS on 3/21/2017

2005 GMC Canyon
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great clarity and sound! Highly recommended!



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Anonymous from Phoenix, AZ on 2/22/2017

1991 Honda Accord LX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sound for relatively small speakers.



Great upgrade from factory.

Anonymous from Belgium, WI on 2/15/2017

2005 Chevrolet Colorado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These replaced blown factory speakers in the rear doors. Running on the factory stereo they perform quite well. Great clarity, decent bass. I have a feeling more power, and possibly a subwoofer would create a richer, more full sound. You won't be disappointed using these as replacements. Installation was pretty easy, just had to drill new mounting holes. Pay attention to the tip, and make sure the extra wire (wiring adapter) is clear of the window. I managed to rip the wire out of the crimp connector with the power window. That meant taking the door apart again.

Pros: Good sound, easy installation, affordable price.

Cons: None.

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Jack from Boynton Beach, FL on 12/29/2016

2010 Chevrolet HHR
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I sound great with a factory head unit. Easy to install. They were delivered quickly couldn't have asked for more

Pros: Pro are that sounds good and we're easy to install

Cons: No cons

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Anonymous from Harrisonburg, VA on 12/19/2016

Replaced factory speakers with MTX and have no regrets at all with them. So glad I went to Crutchfield to have them put them in.



Big Sound, little package!

DonkeyBoy from Hollywood, CA on 12/13/2016

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

This really bumps for a little speaker. 5x better than stock toyota door speakers.

Pros: Heavy magnets and sturdy construction.

Cons: none yet.


Cory from Las Vegas, NV on 12/12/2016

2002 Acura RSX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Pretty underwhelmed. Wish i would have spent more money on speakers. Not much better than stock stuff.

Pros: price

Cons: just so-so sound

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Zac from Cincinnati, OH on 12/12/2016

2002 Chevrolet Avalanche
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great speakers, deep bass on a small package.

Pros: Great value, great quality


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Cameron from Lafayette, IN on 12/7/2016

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

Great sound for a 3way speaker. Replaced old for new and blew my mind. You won't be disappointed.

Pros: Great booming sound

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Saint Charles, MO on 12/5/2016

2008 Chevrolet HHR
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sound and easy install!!!



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Ben from Indiana on 12/1/2016

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product, fits as expected



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William from Sonora, ca on 11/30/2016

1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The clarity is great, I have two 10's lighting audio subs in my jeep, I bought a pair and they sound amazing with my system. The old speakers were junk, what a difference!

Pros: Everything

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Kennewick, WA on 11/29/2016

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

Sound great. Way better than stock speakers



Good sound

Julian from Richmond Hill, NY on 11/28/2016

2000 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

clear sound with enough bass. I installed it in my honda civic upgrade my sound

Pros: easy installation

Cons: none

Great Sound

Claire from Santa Fe, NM on 11/18/2016

1999 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fit My Vehicle with a little tweaking! Love the MTX Terminator Sound

Pros: 3 way sound

Cons: n/a

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Rhonda from Crossville, TN on 11/17/2016

2003 Hyundai Accent
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I love these speakers. Tiny though they may be they are loud and clear. They are a great quality for the price, and a good fit if you're looking to replace stock speakers.



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shane from Columbus, IN on 11/17/2016

2002 Chevrolet Tracker
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

good sounding speaker but could use a little deep bass. great for highs and lows plus price!



Great value, built tough

Stuart from Glasgow, KY on 11/4/2016

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

Great upgrade to a 2002 Chevy Silverado front door. I ordered these to replace a friends factory speakers which has failed. He wanted something that wouldn't break the bank but at least give him some sound (his rear speakers were out too). The install was short and sweet, no adapters required. Just drilled 4 holes per speaker and used the supplied hardware to easily secure them. Crutchfield made sure to supply the required wiring harness for easy plug and play application. We had them both in in under 30 minutes and the door panels secure. I informed him how to set up his High Pass Filter to remove damaging frequencies from ever reaching the door speakers, and he was off wondering why he hadn't done it sooner. There were other speakers in this same price category, and I've tried most of them. I was quite impressed with the overall sound of the MTX 3-way. Built to outlast the vehicle, they should give him years of good sound. You won't find a huge increase in bass, at least in the truck we installed them in, but you will find better power handling capability and more crisp sound through the spectrum. If you have a failing or cheaply designed factory system, an aftermarket set of speakers can really stand out, for hardly any effort at all with CF's useful hardware and direction. Hop in there, there's a whole world of sound waiting for you!

Pros: Built well 3-way

Cons: None to mention.

Good upgrade for factory speakers

Sam from Texas on 9/25/2016

2006 Harley Davidson Electra Glide
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Removed touring trunk which also removed rear speakers. I replaced the factory 5.25" front fairing speakers with these MTX 6.5". Still have factory radio, no amp with just these two speakers (for now). Sounds good, much better and louder than factory speakers.

Pros: 6.5" instead of 5.25" MTX brand

Cons: Non yet

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Anonymous from Plattsburgh, NY on 9/11/2016

2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Sound good easy placment.



2002 Tahoe LT

jcphlx from Deptford, New Jersey on 8/21/2016

2002 Chevrolet Tahoe
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Definitely much better than the stock front door speakers which these speakers replaced.

Pros: Price

Cons: None that I see. (or hear, lol) as of yet.

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Anonymous from Stevens Point, WI on 8/16/2016

2013 GMC Sierra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sound.. crisp and clear and you can't beat the price



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Don from Marietta, OH on 8/2/2016

2004 Chevrolet Colorado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I replaced factory blown 6.5" with these MTX's. Like night and day for sound....its the sound I had "back in the day" and I am loving it...

Pros: Super Easy Install into my 04 Colorado, Sound is very good, good highs, decent bass....

Cons: none

Excellent for the Price

RMiller from Brookhaven, MS on 7/30/2016

2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Bought these because back 2 stock speakers were blown, huge upgrade in the clarity on my pioneer head unit. Punchy bass, don't expect a lot of deep bass with this speaker. I like to hear more vocals than extreme bass so the speaker is exactly what I wanted.

Pros: Clarity Price

Cons: Some may be turned off by the bass output

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Rudy from New Braunfels, TX on 6/26/2016

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

Nice speakers with a wide range

Pros: Wide range, nice sound


Stock speakers wore out and sounded like cardboard.

HJPears from Keyport, NJ on 6/5/2016

2004 Chevrolet Colorado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers brought back the highs and lows. They are not thumpers or stadium speakers, but they bring clean highs and the low end boom you expect from quality speakers. Bass drum and bass guitar sound like they should without over driving them. Voice and highs are as good as expected by only paying for a mid price upgrade from the stock speakers. Very happy with the purchase.

Pros: Easy installation with included kit. Normal loudness on Bass is clean. Great improvement over paper stock cones.

Cons: NONE!

Good Purchase

Johnny Bink from Worcester, MA on 5/1/2016

2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good quality sound. I purchased these along with an after market head unit because my factory radio had no EQ adjustment. Once hooked up it took about 4 mins of tuning the treble and bass, then frequencies to see that they were a great buy. I initially purchased these with the intent on just improving my factory sound and replacing blown factory speakers. I exceeded my expectations with these MTX TERMINATORS, although they won't rattle your windows or slam with hard bass, they will accommodate a nice subwoofer system . They have nice highs and mids once tuned.

Pros: Sound great

Cons: Don't handle any bass really....

MTX 653 Speakers

Cletis from Wahpeton, ND on 4/18/2016

2007 Chevrolet Silverado (New Body Style
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought these to replace the defective speakers in my Silverado. I was concerned that I'd need to add an amp to drive these, but they sound pretty good with the stock radio. Even the bass is better than I expected, good, but not great. Still, better then the factory speakers when they still worked. Yeah, I'd buy these again from Crutchfield. Great prices and great service!



Worth the money

JCB from Orlando, FL on 4/15/2016

2014 Buick LaCrosse
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought two pairs of the 653 based on the reviews. My lacrosse came with the "Bose" factory speakers which are nothing less than a rip off. They do have the label stating that they are "Bose" but is the worse attempt to make a stock speaker look like something that is not. The 653s made an impressive change into my sound system. I am very happy with the purchase.

Pros: The free mounting gear and cable harnesses made my purchase even better!

Cons: Nothing so far

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Mike A from Franklin, IN on 4/13/2016

1999 Toyota RAV4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Awesome speakers for a stock looking application

Pros: great sound and perfect fit.

Cons: can't handle too many watts 45 is pushing it

Quality @ great price

MK from Cleveland, OH on 4/10/2016

2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I got 4 MTX speakers for the same price I would have paid at a big box store when factoring in the extra cost of wiring that Crutchfield gives for free! First Crutchfield purchase but very satisfied. And the speakers themselves sound great! I can crank volume higher with no distortion. Install was a breeze, only needed to drill 2 additional holes per speaker and door panel went back on with no problems even with the MTX speaker grills attached.

Pros: Great price Quality sound Included extra wiring at no charge

Cons: Had to return other speakers to the big box, HAHA

Just okay

jc from Arkansas on 4/9/2016

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

They work. Not sure I can say much else about them. They sound okay...not great nor terrible...but just okay. I can't tell that they sound any better than the OEM speakers that were already in it.



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Tom B. from Johnstown,NY on 4/4/2016

2004 Nissan Pathfinder SE
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Much better speakers than the factory ones. Very easy to install.

Pros: The sound quality is very good especially when playing a CD.

Cons: I wish the wattage was higher.

Good highs, but didn't help much for bads

Warren from Evansville, IN on 3/30/2016

2012 Honda Pilot
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The highs are much better than the stock speakers. Didn't help with bass much. Easy to install, but had to use shorter mounting screws. I will be adding a 4 x 45 power pack to get them a little louder. Still a lot better than stock

Pros: Easy install. Great customer support.

Cons: None yet

great upgrade

ed from Levittown, PA on 3/30/2016

2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

great upgrade from factory very good sounding middle of the road speakers. used MTX speakers in the past they have a great sound for an affordable price

Pros: easy to install in factory speaker holes. sound good right out of the box.

Cons: I like the product just hope the quality is good other speakers don't seem to hold up.

Great speak replacement!

tampawithdave from tampa bay, fl on 3/21/2016

2007 Honda Civic LX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Replace factory head unit with JVC KW­R910BT. The factory speakers were poor at best. We following Crutchfield's installation sheet and In very little time we were enjoying terrific sound from the MTX speakers. We installed these in both the front doors and the rear deck. Wow! Great fit, terrific fidelity and very reasonably priced. The only issue we experienced was that the MTX supplied screws were too long to fasten the speaker to the adapter. We substituted shorter 6-32 x 1/2 philips head screws. Easy peasy, extremely pleased!

Pros: Wonderful full bodied sound, reasonable cost

Cons: MTX screws too long. Inexpensive and easily swapped out.... so no cons to report!

Great product

Tom from Arkansas on 1/4/2016

1996 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product, easy install ,perfect fit, sound super. Great company and I will definately be buying from you again.

Pros: Excellent product, company

Cons: No cons


$hvlhed from Broken Arrow, OK on 12/23/2015

2012 Chevrolet Cruze
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great low wattage speakers, made my factory system sound nice and crisp with some nice bass tones

Pros: Price, easy install


Nice Upgrade

Tim from California on 12/16/2015

Nice upgrade for my 2002 Chevy truck.



Great Product

GregS from Nevada on 12/4/2015

2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers provide quality sound and bass. They're probably by far the best speakers you can get for the price and definitely worth it

Pros: Perform at a higher level than the price tag


Great upgrade over stock Chevy speakers

Wisefish from California on 11/12/2015

2007 Chevrolet Silverado (New Body Style
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

3 of my 4 stock door speakers were blown in my 2007 Chevy Silverado Quad Cab so I decided to replace them with the MTX 653 speakers, while still keeping the stock head unit. The installation was straightforward and simple and only took a couple of hours. These new speakers sound so much better than what I had. The mids and highs stand out a lot better and the bass response is much truer and tighter. I can run my volume quite a bit higher before the distortion starts but I don't really crank my music anyways. If you want really big bass then get an amp and some subs. The only downside to the whole installation was the fact that the mounting screws to attach the speakers to the speaker adapters didn't seem like they would hold very well so I used a nut and bolt on each hole instead. I also used the Dynamat extreme speaker kit on all 4 doors to try and squeeze every last bit of performance out of these speakers and would do it again...although I have no idea how it would sound without Dynamat. All in all I have zero problems giving this product 5 out of 5 stars.

Pros: inexpensive easy install Greatly improved sound quality Speaker adapters fit door and new speakers perfectly

Cons: Screws provided for mounting speaker to speaker adapter don't provide enough holding power. Upgrade to nuts/bolts

clear crisp sound

joe average from detroit, mi on 11/3/2015

2015 Honda CRV
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

clean crisp audio compared to stock vehicle sound. my daughter listened and said "now i see why you replaced them".



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chongo from California on 10/26/2015

2014 Honda CRV
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Speakers were delivered on time. Installed fairly easy, with a little trimming needed on door panels to accomodate slightly larger speakers. Emailed instructions were helpful. I thought the speakers would give me more bass, since they were slightly larger than stock speakers. Not so. They deliver more on the high end, but not in bass region. After reading other reviews, I may have to be patient and wait for speakers to 'break in'. So far, it's been 3 weeks, and still waiting...

Pros: Good fit, easy install

Cons: Actually less bass response than stock speakers, but improved higher end response. Either I need an outboard amp, or mebbe just wait to see if speakers will 'break in' over time


Matt from Va on 9/21/2015

2008 Chevrolet Tahoe
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed in an 08 Tahoe. Great sound and very clear.



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RVW from Pennsylvania on 8/31/2015

2001 GMC Sierra 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed these speakers in my 2001 GMC Sierra and so far I am very pleased with the way they sound.

Pros: Nice clear sound and good bass.

Cons: The installation hardware included with the speakers didn't workout well. I did use the mounting screw and purchased rubber washers.

B rating

AlonsoR from California on 8/2/2015

2007 Honda CRV EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I purchased a set for the front doors. I didn't notice a big difference in sound from what I already have. Buying the speakers with Crutchfield was great, I recieved the wiring, brackets, and installation instructions. Super fast shipping. I will be installing an amp and subwoofer soon for better sound.

Pros: Clear sound

Cons: Didn't notice improvement from the oe speakers

Great speakers

Honda0203 from Allegan, MI on 7/7/2015

2002 Chevrolet S10
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

great speakers, have good bass compared to stock although I think more power would really bring it out.

Pros: easy to install with the kit provided by crutchfield

Cons: none

2003 Nissan Frontier

808 surf from Kailua, HI on 6/24/2015

2003 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Sounds good after break in period. When first installed in doors, had no bass. After 1 day of breaking in speakers, bass response improved. Speakers fit under stock door panel speaker grills, no need to use MTX grills provided. Needed to use speaker adapters provided free from Crutchfield. Slight modifications needed on speaker adapters. Had to enlarge speaker adapter holes that mount to door panel. Big improvement over factory speakers.

Pros: -high response good -power output good with stock stereo, no external amp

Cons: -low response fair -speaker adapter modifications needed

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Anonymous from houston tx on 6/22/2015

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

great speakers easy installation installed on my 2004 Toyota Tundra the sound is awesome I would recommend the speakers




Anonymous from Germantown on 6/8/2015

2008 Chevrolet Silverado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great replacement speakers in my 08 Silverado front and rear hearing things I haven't heard before, can't wait to order a head unit to really hear them since I'm using the stock one yet!

Pros: Amazing pice great sound

Cons: None!

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indianblood39 from Massachusetts on 5/26/2015

1999 Subaru Legacy Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Hooked these bad boys up with no problem to my Subaru with no problem in fact i Have a complete MTX System in my car right to the Thunderlink cab in the back with 2 10 ms and amp the quality of the sound is out of this world clear and clean !!!



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doozer from Wisconsin on 5/19/2015

1998 GMC Savana
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Sounds way better than the old original equipment that was in there. Fit right into original mounting holes on 98 GMC Savanna. The wiring kit that came free with it made the wiring a no-brainer & was the best part of the install (other than driving around & listening to superior sound).

Pros: Free wiring kit was even polarity matched to the speakers.

Cons: None

Outstanding Quality Sound

Greg from Florida on 5/14/2015

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed the MTX Terminator653s to replace the stock speakers in my 11' Chevy Silverado. The speakers sound great and added a little more bass; however, I will be adding a powered sub real soon to complete the sound a little better. The install went very smooth due to the user friendly install kit and instructions.

Pros: Crisp clean sound from mid to high level volume, added a little bass.

Cons: Your going to still need to install a sub to get that premium sound if that's what you are going for.

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Andy from Mount Juliet Tn on 5/13/2015

2008 Chevrolet Silverado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sounding speakers



Great Sound, Great Price

MAC from California on 5/3/2015

1999 GMC Jimmy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Replacement for 1999 GMC Jimmy... great instructions and great quality product



Great low base

Chad from Texas on 4/16/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I put these in my golf cart and I like to listen to music at a low volume but still get great bass. Perfect for that.

Pros: Affordable and a great value

Cons: None yet

2008 GMC Envoy

Justin in Vermont from Vermont on 4/8/2015

2008 GMC Envoy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just bought a used 08" Envoy. 3 of the four factory speakers were blown. I bought a pair of these for the front doors and a pair of Polk DXI651S for the rear doors. The MTX is clearly the better sounding speaker in my vehicle. That is not to say the Polk isn't a fine speaker, it's just that with my stock stereo...the MTX's sound a whole lot better.

Pros: Rich sound with nice clean base, reasonable price and Crutchfield sent me the little parts (wires) I needed to do the install. What a nice repair for this vehicle.

Cons: Not made in the USA? Well maybe they are? I'm not really sure. I like everything else about them so that would be the only con.


Mel from Bellevue, NE on 3/10/2015

2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought an aftermarket cd/mp3 deck for my girlfriend's 2005 Trailblazer last Christmas to replace her crappy stock stereo and when the tech installed it, he informed us that all of her speakers were blown except for the driver's side and even that one was on its last leg. So, I remembered Crutchfield from purchasing an amp the previous year before and found these awesome, kick-butt MTX 6 1/2 speakers for a decent price. I installed them along with two 6 1/2 kenwoods and the sound was Awesomely Unbelievable! My gf is happy; therefore, I am happy. Crutchfield is the best site to purchase aftermarket audio and I will definitely continue to use them in the future for all other audio purchases.

Pros: Sends everything you need for the install Great price Huge selection Fast shipping and delivery Outstanding customer service

Cons: NONE

For 2007 Civic Hybrid

Adam from Utah on 2/16/2015

2007 Honda Civic Hybrid
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Purchased these on scratch and dent sale for my 2007 Civic Hybrid. Replaced the factory rear speakers. These sound excellent. Easy to install with Crutchfield's installation support (wiring harness and speaker adapter). Definitely would recommend.

Pros: Great sound, easy installation.

Cons: None

Very Happy with These Speakers

Osoprimero from Boerne, TX on 2/16/2015

2007 Chevrolet Silverado (New Body Style
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The speakers were a snap to install. The sound was very much an improvement over the old, factory installed units (3 of the 4 had died). I expect these to last the life of the truck.

Pros: installation

Cons: none

Very Happy

cory from Tallahassee, FL on 2/9/2015

2010 Honda Accord
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Installed these in my Accord with a factory HU and no amp and it sounds 10x better than factory. I am very pleased with the purchase of these speakers.

Pros: Sounds excellent

Cons: Hardly any bass but that was expected.

More than I expected. :D

Kevin from Minneapolis, MN on 1/23/2015

2003 Nissan Maxima
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I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and range of sound from these speakers. Way more than I expected. I'm using these with a kenwood 50w x 4 deck mainly for the mids and highs and it fills my car with sound. I only bought 2 for my front doors but after hearing them, in definitely going to buy another pair for the rear doors.

Pros: -crisp/clear mids and highs -mounted very easily -sounds good at all volumes as long as the low frequencies are limited

Cons: The only con I've found is they can't handle too much low end at higher volumes. But if these are accompanied with a sub there's no need to run the low frequencies through them.

Tighter than stock

BilllT from Canby,OR on 1/4/2015

2003 Toyota Highlander
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Much better bass response than stock for a cleaner overall sound. Very pleased with sound. only problem with installation was with mounting speaker to adapter plate, outside diameter of adapter mounting surface just came to inner diameter of the speaker mounting holes, so had to drill inward angle thru the sidewall of mount to get screws in. For this reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5.

Pros: Tight bass and smooth all the way up to highs

Cons: Install adapter not quite large enough for MTX mount, had to hotglue and angle speaker screws into the side.

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Ken from Virginia on 12/28/2014

1998 Nissan Frontier
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Exceptionally easy to install in a '98 Nissan Frontier pickup. Far and away better than the Kenwoods that were installed a few years ago.

Pros: Super easy to install

Cons: Haven't found any yet

MTX Terminator

Chris from Texas on 12/26/2014

2007 Chevrolet Colorado
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These speakers sound so much better than the factory speakers. I outfitted all the speakers in the vehicle due to the good price.

Pros: Good Price, Great Sound

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Fort Worth , Texas on 12/20/2014

2014 Nissan Versa S
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Good speakers for the price. Replaced the stock speakers in my 2014 Nissan. Worked good with the stock stereo. But sounded even better with aftermarket stereo.

Pros: Good speaker for the price.

Cons: None yet.

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Jerry from Wisconsin on 12/17/2014

2009 Chevrolet Cobalt
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These are some really nice speakers for the front doors. 45 watts each, and the sensitivity level is 89db, a perfect match for the alpine under the dash amp. I've listened to a variety of speakers, and I still like MTX even though I was subjective while listening to other well known brands. But I would also like to point out that there is a difference in the Terminator and Thunders. The thunders are more heavy bass driven, and have a higher sensitivity level, but depending on the vehicle, and the space, one may be a better choice over the other. Of all the full range speakers I have put my ears to I still believe the MTX has more of an accurate bass sound. If the bass is off the mid, and highs will not be appreciated as much regardless of how accurate.

Pros: Clean balanced speaker the bass doesn't overwhelm. MTX's redesign of this particular speaker produces bass sounds even better.

Cons: None.

So far, so good...

jw64wpb from Florida on 12/8/2014

2014 Toyota Tundra
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I bought these at the advice of my Crutchfield adviser Bob. I like the overall construction and I wanted something comparable to Polk audio which I am partial to. The sound is good, but I won't know the true quality until I purchase an amp to make them run more efficiently.

Pros: Good construction

Cons: smaller than I wanted since the front door stock is a 6x9

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Mscheehle from Mesa Arizona on 11/14/2014

2002 Lexus IS300
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These speakers offer a tremendous value. The rear speakers in my Lexus IS300 were blown and I was looking for a high quality replacement that wouldnt break the bank. I got that in spades with these speakers. Highly recomended.

Pros: crisp sound, great price, very easy to install with all the parts provided by Crutchfield. I would never buy stereo gear from anyone else.

Cons: none

Great sound.

excellenceautosolutions from Marble Falls Texas on 11/2/2014

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These speakers sound great. They handle plenty of power for their price range. Also very good looking, and well designed.

Pros: Quality Sound Price Fit Tech support

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Westfield, MA on 10/11/2014

2001 Nissan Frontier
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Very happy with the speakers. Installed them in a 2001 Nissan Frontier without any issues.

Pros: Sound better than stock Clear and crisp

Cons: None

These thump!

TimR from Voorhees, NJ on 10/10/2014

2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
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Crutchfield makes these speakers easy to install. The mastersheet is clear and concise. I paired these speakers with 6x9 Kickers and a four channel Alpine amp. WOW!

Pros: Easy to install, sounds awsome. Great value.

Cons: Nothing!

Excellent Sound / Budget Friendly

Robert from Nassau Bay, Texas on 10/6/2014

2002 GMC Sierra 1500
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MTX hit it out of the park with these speakers. These 3-way speakers were perfect for my install. I have a Pioneer BT Receiver with 50watts x 4, and I needed speakers within that range that didn't require a lot of power. These were perfect. The sound quality is excellent and sound great throughout the whole sound spectrum. They fit perfectly in my doors as Crutchfield said they would.

Pros: Budget friendly, low wattage requirement. great sound.


better than stock. good price.

Ace from Honolulu on 9/14/2014

2012 Chevrolet Sonic
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Nice step up from stock speakers. Acceptable price, fits speaker locations, easy installation. I install these in all four doors of 2012 Sonic hatchback. Still have stock receiver because of other Sync stuff, I made no adjustments to settings, just running stock. After replacing, MTX 653 were noticeably better than stock, fuller range of sound. When turning volume to prior self-determined max volume (or deal with stock distortion), MTX 653 produced crisp highs and midrange, no distortion of lows.

Pros: new 3-ways versus old stocks just sounds better, fuller range of sound. fits location as stated, 6 3/4" or 6 1/2". For the market level MTX 653 goes for, good price for entry level 3-way speakers.

Cons: installation kit fit nice into doors but screws and securing speakers to bracket kit should be better; not much plastic for screws to bite into.

Great sound for a great price!

Rick from Lititz, PA on 8/21/2014

2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
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Great speakers with great sound at a great value. I installed these in the front doors of my wifes 2006 Trailblazer. She already has an aftermarket stereo so these speakers just finished that off and she is happy happy happy! The installation was easy so that made me happy happy happy. I paired with the MTX TDX65 two ways in rear doors and that's it, done deal. Open and shut case, time to rock!

Pros: Great sound, especially at higher levels. Above average at low level, where you would have it when talking to others in car, but excellent at higher level. Crystal clear highs, no bass distortion. Easy install, easy instructions, no wiring. Plug & play all the way!

Cons: Haven't found any yet


Hands-on research

Features and Specs

Speaker Size 6 1/2
Design 3-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 89
Frequency Response 54 - 20k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage 2
Maximum RMS Wattage 45
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 90
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 2 5/16
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 5

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 and super tweeter for clean, accurate highs.

Speaker Size: These speakers are marketed as 6-1/2"; they will fit in standard 6-1/2" speaker openings, but do not use the industry standard 6-1/2" speaker bolt pattern (then again, neither do many car manufacturers). In order to install them in standard 6-1/2" speaker openings, one option is to drill new screw holes. If new holes are drilled in the mounting surface of the car, no bracket is needed. If drilling in the car is not an option, the included brackets can be used, which have standard 6-1/2" mounting holes and the Ford non-symmetric four hole pattern. When using the brackets the depth becomes 1.823" and the mounting height becomes 0.894". The speakers will also fit many factory 6-3/4" applications. Please refer to the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector to confirm fit in your vehicle.

Specification Note: MTX seems to list contradicting power specifications on the box; with the other specifications they list 90 watts peak, but on the front of the box they list 135 watts max power. We've adopted the 90 watt rating simply because it's the more conservative figure.

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

5 questions already asked

yes they will[ Maximo  Sep 23, 2016 ]
Yes they do on a Grand Prix. I didn't use the new grills that came with the speakers. I just mounted the speakers in the doors behind existing door panels. You'll need to cut the door panels if you want to use or see the new speaker grills[ Steven  Sep 23, 2016 ]
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  Sep 23, 2016 ]  Staff
Probably not as much as your factory speakers. I've found this to be true upgrading speakers in several vehicles now: the factory speakers have lots more bass response. BUT; these MTX's will CRUSH the factory offerings in regards to clarity, accuracy, and power handling ability. Add a powered sub and you're there. The factory cones are the best compromise, but aftermarket upgrades and a subwoofer are an order of magnitude better. HTH.[ Erik  Sep 16, 2016 ]
These have decent bass at the lower wattage of a factory unit, but no very low frequencies. These truly excel in the mid frequencies where most vocals are. They have great clarity.[ Bryan  Sep 15, 2016 ]
I love these speakers. I have these in 2 cars. 6.5 Terminators in the front, and 6x9 Terminators in the rear deck. I could have put the 6.5 in the rear as well with the use of the adapter these come with. I probably would if I had it to again, at least for one of the cars. The sensitivity level is 89db. I use these with replacement head units, connected with an Alpine KTP 445U under the dash amplifier which gives 180 watts total power, or 45 watts to drive each speaker. With, or without this I believe you will be happy with them. If you have 6.5 in the rear, and the front you will get that bass your seeking. Mind you the Thunder 6.5 are 2 ways, and have a higher sensitivity level meaning these play somewhat louder, to loud for me, but personally I like the Terminators, and are my favorite speakers. I have tried a whole line of various speaker brands, that I found fault in, and my ears tell me these have the most accurate sound for bass, mids, and treble. I hope this helps?.[ Jerry  Sep 14, 2016 ]
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.[ Kenny  Feb 02, 2016 ]  Staff
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: Or try our online support center: [ Krissy  Oct 01, 2015 ]  Staff
Yes you can. They fit nicely in OEM locations.[ Timothy M.  Jan 07, 2015 ]
sorry can't tell youbecause I don't know. this was for a friends custom installation.[ doug  Jan 04, 2015 ]
I doubt it, John but it's worth a try. When I bought and installed mine I simply removed the old and replaced with the new. My door panels already had factory grills.[ Timothy  Jan 04, 2015 ]
My speakers were behind the door panel with the grills built into the panel, so I didn't have seperate grills, nor did I need these. So, sorry but I can't say for sure[ Rick  Jan 04, 2015 ]
not sure. every car OEM is different. for my car, oem grills are part of door. I didn't install provided mtx grills.[ Aaron  Jan 04, 2015 ]
Yes, mount the speakers without the supplied cradles and don't use the MTX covers.[ John  Jan 04, 2015 ]