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Terminator Series 12" 4-ohm subwoofer
Our take on the MTX TN12-04 by Crutchfield's Jon Paulette
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.
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.
Very good subwoofers I had some MTX's in Washington and I won't buy any thing else
Paul B, Helena, MT
What's in the Box:
- One 12" Single voice coil subwoofer
- Specifications and wiring instructions
- 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: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
MTX TN12-04 Reviews
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Features and Specs
|Ideal Sealed Box Volume (cubic feet)||1.25|
|Ideal Ported Box Volume (cubic feet)||2|
|Port diameter (inches)||N/A|
|Port length (inches)||N/A|
|Dual Voice Coil||No|
90.5 dB at 2.83 volts
86.6 dB at 1 watt
|Frequency Response||24 - 160 Hz|
|RMS Power Range (Watts)||100-200|
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||400|
|Top Mount Depth (inches)||5 5/16|
|Bottom Mount Depth (inches)||5 7/8|
|Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)||11 1/16|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
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.
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.
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Running this Sub with a 250w 2 channel kicker amp [ Donovan C. Mar 16, 2017 ]
2 questions already asked
Yes there is. Crutchfield offers a warranty on all products and a lot of times the product maker offers an extended warranty. I hope this can help. [ Jeremy Jan 02, 2016 ]
From my understanding Crutchfield warranties all their products and also I actually purchased these subs and when they went out Crutchfield replaced them no problem. You want to buy something and receive the best satisfaction, then Crutchfield is the place for you. I'm always buying from this site. Reward points come in handy as well. [ RICARDO Nov 19, 2015 ]
Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp for your subs I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the amp models and help you make the best choice for your system. [ Krissy Mar 11, 2015 ] Staff