Dynaudio Esotec Series

Esotec MD 102 Soft Dome Tweeter - Pair
Esotec MD 102 Soft Dome Tweeter - Pair

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

$ 599.99
Esotec MD 142 Soft Dome Midrange - Pair
Esotec MD 142 Soft Dome Midrange - Pair

The Esotec MD 142 75mm (3-inch) diameter soft dome midrange features a large diameter aluminum voice coil with a centered magnet housed in a relatively compact and shallow enclosure. 

Suspended in ferrofluid for controlled damping, an extremely light aluminum voice-coil drives the dome. Aluminum, due to its extremely low weight, allows a larger coil diameter and more windings at a lower mass as compared to conventional designs. The heat produced by the voice coil is dissipated to the magnet system with the help of ferrofluid cooling liquid. The precisely optimized dome geometry and the low mass of the internal moving parts ensure a very transparent and detailed reproduction of all frequencies. The Esotec MD 142 is housed in a compact self-contained enclosure with a vented pole piece and a damped rear chamber. It includes an integrated protective grille and requires no additional airspace for installation.

It thus may easily be integrated into a wide range of installation applications and locations, including kick panels, in-dash, in-door, or rear deck mount placement. In tandem with the incredibly powerful Neodymium magnet, the sound reproduced by the MD 142 is smooth, detailed, dynamic, and simply amazing. 

$ 799.99
Esotec MW 152 Mid/Woofer - Pair
Esotec MW 152 Mid/Woofer - Pair

The Esotec MW 152 is a compact 15 cm (5.75 inch) diameter mid/woofer with a 75 mm (3 inches) diameter voice coil. 

As is the case with the full range of Dynaudio woofers, the cone diaphragm is composed of a proprietary MSP (magnesium silicate polymer) material developed by Dynaudio - a low-distortion material characterized by a lack of coloration that proves essential to the unique Dynaudio sound.

The MW 152 exhibits a smooth frequency response both on- and off-axis, with incredibly low distortion. This woofer delivers excellent midrange reproduction and ideal for any high-performance system. The woofer motor assemblies of the Esotec mid/woofers are built into a torsionally rigid die-cast aluminum baskets (a high-strength stamped steel basket is utilized on the MW 162 GT and MW 182 model variants), which have been optimized to eliminate air turbulence and resonance and the adverse effects of such. The aerodynamically shaped ribs of the Dynaudio die-cast driver frames serve to eliminate virtually all reflections and tonal aberrations created by the traditional driver frame and ensure the highest degree of mechanical performance at an extremely low weight. 

The low suspension compliance of the MW 152 makes it perfectly suited for smaller enclosures typical of most in-car installations, while also allowing it to be utilized without a dedicated enclosure in free-air mounting applications. 

NOTE: All separate Esotec woofers are supplied without grilles.

$ 799.99
Esotec MW 162 Mid/Woofer - Pair
Esotec MW 162 Mid/Woofer - Pair

The Esotec MW 162 is a 17 cm (6.5 inches) diameter mid/woofer that combines a clear and detailed midrange with powerful bass response. 

Dynaudio's diffraction-optimized MSP cone improves imaging so that even at short listening distances a realistic, three-dimensional sound-stage can be enjoyed. Molding the cone and dust cap into one-piece flat-membrane results in a controlled roll-off and high dynamics. The 75 mm (3 inches) voice-coil is exceptionally large and allows a most precise conversion of the amplifier's signal to music. The result is un-compromised, direct music enjoyment.

All of the Esotec MW model variants employ Dynaudio's oversized aluminum voice-coil, which features an uncharacteristically large diameter coil wound on a strong, temperature-stable former to drive the rigid MSP cone. The Esotec mid/woofers have all been upgraded with a new spider, which allows greater mechanical movement of the cone, increasing excursion while allowing a higher maximum SPL and improved low bass performance.

The use of Dynaudio's large diameter aluminum voice-coils increases thermal handling capabilities tremendously, allowing the drivers to operate within an ideal temperature range, even at high continuous power levels and during powerful music transients. Dynamic impulses are reproduced precisely and without distortion, while impressive sound quality and high power handling capability are achieved. 

NOTE: All separate Esotec woofers are supplied without grilles.

$ 799.99
Esotec MW 162 GT Mid/Woofer - Pair
Esotec MW 162 GT Mid/Woofer - Pair

The Esotec MW 162 GT is a special version of the MW 162 mid/bass driver, also a 17 cm (6.5 inch) diameter design with a 75 mm (3 inches) voice coil, housed in a slightly more compact yet rigid stamped steel basket to better allow it to fit into a wider range of drop-in factory automobile loudspeaker locations. 

This is especially helpful in minimizing labor by eliminating otherwise necessary vehicle modifications during installations where space is limited. The Esotec MW car loudspeaker woofers all employ styrene-butadiene rubber surrounds, which ensure excellent control and reliability while providing added durability against the elements. For more dynamic power delivery in the bass region, the 15, 17, and 20 cm diameter Esotec mid/bass drivers employ Dynaudio's traditional double-magnet motor system while featuring new, upgraded high-density ultra-compressed Ferrite magnets. The new magnet systems provide an extremely controlled and incredibly precise movement of the voice coil. The result is improved dynamics and greater fidelity to the original music signal. Dramatic musical passages are thus reproduced accurately and without compromise. And with increased cone excursion, even the most powerful transients are delivered without compression.

NOTE: All separate Esotec woofers are supplied without grilles.

$ 799.99
Esotec MW 172 Mid/Woofer - Pair
Esotec MW 172 Mid/Woofer - Pair

The Esotec MW 172 is a 20 cm (8 inches) diameter mid/woofer designed for high-performance two-and three-way systems. 

The MW 172 will perform extremely well in a wide range of enclosures, either sealed, vented or free-air. The MW 172 exhibits a unique combination of smooth frequency response, low distortion, and extremely powerful bass to deliver outstanding sonic performance in any high performance two- or three-way system. The MW 172 utilizes an oversized 75 mm (3 inches) diameter voice coil to drive the MSP one-piece cone diaphragm. The 15, 17, and 20 cm Esotec MW car series woofers all utilize new ultra compressed dual ferrite magnets positioned inside the coil to produce maximum utilization of the magnetic energy. The powerful double magnet system utilizes a vented pole piece for additional cooling. Positioning the magnet structure inside the voice coil enables the use of a very large voice coil, which in turn produces increased power and efficiency and yields a linear movement of the cone without breakup. The phase response is smooth and uniform. The large diameter of the voice coils provides the optimum drive of the diaphragm and guarantees enough headroom with regard to power rating while assuring perfect control of even the most minute membrane displacement. The MW 172 is a perfectly balanced driver with excellent dispersion, a linear frequency response, and an extraordinary absence of resonance, rendering it ideal for anchoring even a high-quality two-way system even with its relatively large cone-diameter.

NOTE: All separate Esotec woofers are supplied without grilles.

$ 999.99
Esotec MW 182 Mid/Woofer - Pair
Esotec MW 182 Mid/Woofer - Pair

The Esotec MW 182 is a 24 cm (10 inch) diameter woofer equipped with an extremely large, 100 mm (4 inches) diameter voice coil with a dual centered magnet system driving the MSP cone to ensure the greatest possible power handling. This impressive driver is ideally suited for woofer or subwoofer applications in any high-quality car audio system. 

To achieve the lowest possible moving mass, as is the case with all Dynaudio voice coil designs, the unique oversized voice coils are made of pure aluminum while the voice coil wire is itself wound in Dynaudio's proprietary technique. Via an inimitable winding method, the lightweight aluminum coils are coated with a special thermoplastic material. The coils are then processed in such a way that the coil expands and contracts until the wires have reformed into a solid mass of wire. By this method, an extremely durable and stable coil is made, one not subject to warping and other problems commonly associated with traditional loudspeaker voice coils. Concurrently, the density of the winding within the magnetic gap is increased, as is the efficiency of the driver. The MW 182 is suited for a wide array of installation enclosures, both sealed as well as vented. The long linear excursion of the ultra-low distortion MSP cone is perfectly complemented by the mechanical integrity of the rigid steel basket. In conjunction with the extremely large voice coil, the MW 182 delivers not only high power handling but also a deep, tight, and detailed reproduction of bass free of any compression.

NOTE: All separate Esotec woofers are supplied without grilles.

 

  • 24cm diameter surface

  • Proprietary MSP cone diaphragm

  • Oversized 100mm diameter voice coil

  • Double-magnet motor system with ferrite magnet

$ 1,199.99
Esotec System 222  2-Way Component Set
Esotec System 222 2-Way Component Set

While individual Esotec drivers are available separately to offer complete system building flexibility, Dynaudio has packaged the most popular two-way driver complements with audiophile quality, competition-grade, adjustable passive crossover networks into component system packages to deliver the new Esotec performance quality at the highest level of value possible.

Esotec System 222

Two-Way Component System comprised of:

  • 2 each Esotec MW 152 5.75“ MSP-Woofer
  • 2 each Esotec MD 102 1.1“ Soft-Dome Tweeter
  • 2 each Esotec X-252 Two-Way Passive Crossover
  • Frequency Response: 55 Hz – 25 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 91 dB
  • Continuous Power Handling: 100 Watts
  • System Impedance: 4 Ω
$ 1,299.99
Esotec System 242  2-Way Component Set
Esotec System 242 2-Way Component Set
The Esotec System 242 is a two-way component system comprised of one pair each of MW 162 woofers, MD 102 tweeters, and X 252 crossovers
along with all mounting hardware and grilles.

Dynaudio’s Esotec component sets are designed to facilitate performance-optimized system synergies offering an unprecedented level of sound quality and flexibility in a wide range of applications and vehicles. The new Esotec car series crossovers are impedance-corrected and truly linear, thus enabling a
wide variety of power amplifiers to be ideally utilized to drive the entire range of Esotec loudspeaker models, allowing the full potential of the Dynaudio system to be realized – something essential for perfectly harmonious and comprehensive system performance.
$ 1,499.99
Esotec System 242 GT Two-Way Component System
Esotec System 242 GT Two-Way Component System

In order to perfectly integrate the improved drivers, the Esotec component systems feature new crossover designs updated with optimized parameters. The balanced frequency response of the Dynaudio Esotec automotive loudspeaker series is not simply the result of the superior drivers utilized, but also a product of the accurate fine-tuning in the crossover.

Esotec System 242 GT

Two-Way Component System comprised of:

  • 2 each Esotec MW 162 GT 6.5“ MSP-Woofer
  • 2 each Esotec MD 102 1.1“ Soft-Dome Tweeter
  • 2 each Esotec X-252 Two-Way Passive Crossover
  • Frequency Response: 55 Hz – 25 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 90 dB
  • Continuous Power Handling: 100 Watts 
$ 1,499.99
Esotec System 342 Three-Way Component System
Esotec System 342 Three-Way Component System

The Esotec System 342 three-way component system includes one pair each of the MD 102 soft-dome tweeter, MD 142 soft-dome midrange, MW 162 mid/woofer, and X 362 audiophile quality, competition-grade,
adjustable passive crossover networks into an ultra-high-performance package that delivers Dynaudio’s advanced high fidelity sound and an
incredible level of installation flexibility.

 

All mounting hardware and grilles are included.

Taking the performance of the company’s two-way systems one step further, Dynaudio’s Esotec three-way systems incorporate the innovative MD 142 soft-dome midrange unit that adds a further sense of refinement to the system while offering such at the highest possible value.

Esotec System 342

Three-Way Component System comprised of:

  • 2 each Esotec MW 162 6.5“ MSP-Woofer
  • 2 each Esotec MD 142 3“ Soft-Dome Midrange
  • 2 each Esotec MD 102 1.1“ Soft-Dome Tweeter
  • 2 each Esotec X-262 Three-Way Passive Crossover
  • Frequency Response: 55 Hz – 25 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 91 dB
  • Continuous Power Handling: 200 Watts
  • System Impedance: 4 Ω
$ 2,299.99
Esotec System 362 Three-Way Component System
Esotec System 362 Three-Way Component System

The Dynaudio Esotec car loudspeakers are perfectly complemented by the company’s various dedicated crossover offerings. The Esotec component system crossovers are truly competition-grade, using the highest quality components throughout.

Custom produced, hand-selected, top quality polypropylene capacitors, and custom-wound, high-grade air-core inductors are utilized, as are impedance correction networks and tweeter protection circuits, and independent tweeter adjustment levels for added system set-up flexibility.

Mated to the advanced technology Esotec car series loudspeakers, the net result is a system that delivers authentic Dynaudio sound quality with a neutral tonal balance, incredible imaging and sound-staging capabilities, unsurpassed dynamics, and complete transparency.

Esotec System 362 

Three-Way Component System comprised of:

  • 2 each Esotec MW 172 8“ MSP-Woofer
  • 2 each Esotec MD 142 3“ Soft-Dome Midrange
  • 2 each Esotec MD 102 1.1“ Soft-Dome Tweeter
  • 2 each Esotec X-262 Three-Way Passive Crossover
  • Frequency Response: 55 Hz – 25 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 91 dB 
  • Continuous Power Handling: 200 Watts 
  • System Impedance: 4 Ω
$ 2,499.99

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