Helix builds their Esprit subwoofers to fit in places that normal subs won't. Coming in at just 3-1/2" deep, the Esprit E12W 12" shallow-mount sub lets you get creative with placement while giving you impressive bass. German engineering shines through on this sub, as Helix uses technology from their high-end Precision Series to create a super-slim driver that delivers superior performance and handles plenty of power. You'll enjoy highly accurate bass reproduction in applications where space is an issue.
12" shallow-mount subwoofer with dual 2-ohm voice coils
fiberglass coated honeycomb membrane woofer with rubber surround
die-cast aluminum frame
power range: 100-400 watts RMS (600 watts peak power)
Hybrid Audio Technologies latest addition to the Unity line up is the Hybrid Audio U2 2.9" Wide Band Midrange Driver. This cost-effective solution offers the opportunity for customers to benefit from the legendary quality of Hybrid Audio midrange speakers in the sub $200 price category.
The new Hybrid Audio U2 driver is a stand-alone driver that can be added into a component set for an affordable 3-way solution or can be used in conjunction with a midbass driver allowing for a near drop-in replacement for GM and Toyota owners looking for an affordable upgrade with minimal modifications.
Two years ago, Zapco introduced the new DSP-Z8 IV signal processor. It was designed to bring true audiophile sound quality to an affordable DSP. And it did just that! The DSP-Z8 IV provided sound quality superior to units costing even twice as much. Even competition cars are using the Z8 IV, right up to one of the top Master Class SQ cars. The DSP-Z8 IV has been a true giant killer. But, as we have always said, and always will say, “We believe we can still do better”. This year we present the Zapco DSP-Z8 IV II and the ADSP-Z8 IV-8 Amplifier. What’s new with the Series IV II? Just about everything, new form, new features, new control... even improved sound quality with a lower noise floor.
The sharp new look matching the Black and Copper theme of the AP amplifiers is only the beginning. The hardware inside is where the magic begins. A quick fact: You can only be as good as your source material, and the DSP-Z8 IV II series greatly expands your potential for the best possible source material. The Toslink optical input accepts the digital signal from your head unit or from a portable HD player, but the IV II series doesn’t stop there. The DSP-Z8 IV II units also have digital Bluetooth streaming so you can stream digital music.
The Esotec MD 102 soft-dome tweeter features a special coating that yields an extended high frequency response free of distortion. The 28mm (1.1 inch) diameter surface area is approximately 60% greater than that of conventional car audio tweeters, while its optimized dome geometry provides improved dispersion and exceptional off axis performance. The coating also serves to eliminate any high frequency break-ups, while providing improved damping. The MD 102 tweeter rear chamber is also sealed and acoustically damped to eliminate high frequency distortion that could be caused by back-wave reflections, while ferrofluid cooling adds damping and additional power handling. For the most authentic and dynamic high-frequency reproduction - powerful Neodymium - one of the most efficient but also most expensive magnetic materials for loudspeaker construction is used in the tweeter magnet systems. The MD 102 features an aluminum voice coil, a Dynaudio hallmark, which has been improved via an increased coil height with additional windings to allow an increased range of linear excursion within the magnetic field. As a result of the low moving mass of the new voice coil, a higher maximum output level and increased dynamics are achieved, while the frequency range has been expanded, thus allowing a better integration with the upper midrange frequencies to deliver a more natural sound with an open, detailed and incredibly transparent reproduction of the high frequencies.
28mm diameter surface
A sealed and acoustically damped rear chamber
Powerful neodymium magnet
Aluminum voice coil
Ferrofluid cooling adds damping and power handling
New for 2019, the revised The Stage 1 Mirus V line-up is comprised of dedicated coaxial kits for the cost-effective, OEM replacement market.
"We managed to get Hybrid Audio-level performance at this price point; the Mirus name is Latin for 'astonishing'; Hybrid Audio is sure that you will be astonished at how good an entry-level coaxial can truly sound (and look)."
Mirus V represents a radical departure from the norm for Hybrid Audio Technologies. As we set out to improve the already astonishingly-good Mirus range, special attention was paid to critical factors in the Mirus V price range: markedly improving sound pressure level and incorporating drop-dead gorgeous looks. Mirus V boasts carbon-fiber cones and titanium diaphragm tweeters that swivel, along with other features you’ve come to expect in a Hybrid Audio design: reverse-roll high-loss surrounds, powder-coated frames, and integrated low tolerance polypropylene crossover capacitors for the tweeters.