Skip Navigation

MTX Thunder52

Thunder Dome Series 5-1/4" 2-way speakers

7 Reviews | 1 question - 1 answer

Find what fits your vehicle

Can't find your exact vehicle?

Item # 236THND52

In Stock

Add to Cart

Ask an expert

Our VA-based experts can help.

1.888.955.6000

ChatEmail

Overview

Our take on the MTX Thunder52

MTX doesn't make speakers that only deliver the goods in a sound lab. These affordable 2-way speakers feature a 5-1/4” durable polypropylene cone with a rubber surround that'll shrug off the weather and wear that come with living in your car full-time. Depending how low you need to mount the coaxials, you can swivel the soft dome tweeters up to 15 degrees in your direction to really dial in the stereo imaging across your dash.

Real world speakers

MTX doesn't make speakers that only deliver the goods in a sound lab. These affordable 2-way speakers feature a 5-1/4” durable polypropylene cone with a rubber surround that'll shrug off the weather and wear that come with living in your car full-time. Depending how low you need to mount the coaxials, you can swivel the soft dome tweeters up to 15 degrees in your direction to really dial in the stereo imaging across your dash.

While no car speaker can produce bass like a large subwoofer, these speakers truly shine in the lower frequencies. With up to 45 watts RMS of power handling, you can add to their impressive depth and richness when you power them with an outboard amplifier. MTX includes black metal mesh grilles in plastic frames for custom installations, and the 2-year warranty really makes these Thunder52 speakers a smart buy.

Easy installation, great sound

Doug, Kansas City, KS

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
  • Cardboard template
  • Specifications printed on box

Highlights:

  • 2-way car speakers (pair)
  • 5-1/4" polypropylene cone with rubber surround
  • 1" pivoting silk dome tweeter
  • power range: 2-45 watts RMS (90 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 55-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 92 dB
  • impedance: 4 ohms
  • top-mount depth: 2-3/16"
  • grilles included
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Reviews

MTX Thunder52 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(7 Reviews)

Odyssey install

Tim from Rio Rancho, NM on 3/5/2017

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

I replaced a factory 6.5 in an Odyssey with these speakers. I replaced one door and compared to the stock speaker in the other door. The stock 6.5 produced far more bass than the MTX 5 1/4 with Crutchfield's mounting bracket that leaves air gaps around the speaker. The speaker sounds great except lacking bass, but I am sure it would produce more bass with a better install sealing all air gaps. Crutchfield recommended 5 1/4 speakers for my doors and says that 6.5 will not fit. I will be returning these and placing 6.5 speakers in the doors as that is what is in there now!

Pros: great construction, nice clear sound

Cons: I can't really evaluate these speakers. They don't really fit my van as Crutchfield recommended. I need to get the bigger 6.5 that Crutchfield says does not fit, however there is a 6.5 in it now?????

Awesome speakers

Doug from Kansas City, KS on 1/25/2017

2005 Dodge Magnum
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy installation, great sound

Pros:

Cons:

MTX Thunder52

Anonymous from Virginia Beach, VA on 9/14/2016

2009 Pontiac Vibe
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great speakers for the cost. I had no trouble mounting them or connecting them using the supplied harness. They sound a lot better than my stock Toyota speakers.

Pros:

Cons:

Upgraded!

Smhpaige from Prescott, AZ on 7/15/2016

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I just installed these in my 2005 Chevy crew cab. I had Kicker speakers in there previously that I purchased from Crutchfield, and although they sounded great, they blew quickly. These seem to be holding up well so far and the sound quality is so much better!

Pros: Great sound quality, great price

Cons: None so far

MTX

Rob from Hanford, CA on 5/20/2016

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

They look and sound great.

Pros: Sounds great, really good sound.

Cons: none

Great product

Cory R from Janesville, WI on 4/28/2016

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

One of the easiest things to install. A great fit. Took longer to take the door panels off than to install the speakers. Speakers sound great. A good upgrade from the factory speakers. Never have had a problem with MTX. Will keep going back to this brand.

Pros: Easy install Nice to have free mounting package

Cons: None

Great buy!

Matt b from California on 1/3/2016

2001 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great brand and great product. My skills with car audio are intermediate but thus product was a no brainer. No cutting or splicing needed. It took me longer to get the door pannels off than it took to install. The speakers sound great too and it's only running on a double din amp right now. I would recommend this to anyone

Pros:

Cons:

Details

Hands-on research

Features and Specs

General
Speaker Size 5 1/4
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 1" Dome
Tweeter Composition Silk
Woofer Composition Polypropylene
Woofer Surround Rubber
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years
Specifications
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) N/A
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts 92
Frequency Response 55 - 20k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage 2
Maximum RMS Wattage 45
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 90
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 3/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 4 3/4

Product Research

Features

Woofer Cones: The MTX Thunder 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 features a 1" treated silk dome tweeter. Silk is lightweight and great for high frequency extension and efficiency. The tweeters pivot slightly within their housings (approximately 15° in any direction), so they can be angled toward the listeners to improve imaging.

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 verify what’s in the box, 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.

Accessories
Q & A

Customer Q&A

1 question already asked

For 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 02, 2014 ]  Staff
Articles
;