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HELIX Esprit E4X

4" 2-way car speakers

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Our take on the HELIX Esprit E4X

by John Pollard
HELIX

High fidelity with excellent imaging

HELIX's German engineering pedigree really shows up in their Esprit Series speakers, which offer big technological bang for the buck. The E4X 4" speakers use a 3/4" silk dome tweeter to give you smooth, detailed high frequency reproduction. Each speaker features a rigid 4" woven fiberglass cone that delivers tight midrange and bass reproduction, while the durable rubber surround helps this speaker provide exceptional sound for years to come.

Esprit Series E4X 4

Built for power

A tough stamped-steel basket houses the woofer and tweeter, providing the stability needed to maintain accurate reproduction when the music's turned up loud. The Esprit E4X speakers will sound great powered by an aftermarket car stereo, but an outboard amplifier will give you the best audio quality. Grilles are included.

Highlights:

  • 4" 2-way speakers (pair)
  • woven fiberglass woofer cone with rubber surround
  • 3/4" silk dome tweeter
  • power range: 5-30 watts RMS (90 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 80-22,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 89 dB
  • top-mount depth: 1-7/8"
  • grilles included
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
 

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Features and Specs
General
Design
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2-way
Tweeter Design
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3/4" Dome
Tweeter Composition
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Silk
Woofer Composition
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Woven Fiberglass
Woofer Surround
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Rubber
Parts Warranty
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2 Years
Labor Warranty
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2 Years
Specifications
Sensitivity
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89 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response
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80 - 22k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts)
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5-30
Peak Power Handling (Watts)
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90
Impedance (Ohms)
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4
Top-mount Depth (Inches)
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1 7/8
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)
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2
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)
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3 11/16
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What's in the box?

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  • Two 4" Coaxial speakers
  • 2 Metal grilles
  • 2 Plastic grille frames
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Eight 1" Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Mounting clips
  • 8 Mounting clips
  • Two 12' Lengths of speaker wire (female quick-slides on one end and tinned wire on other)
  • Instruction manual (English/ German)
  • Template

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Features

Woofer Materials: Each woofer cone is made of woven fiberglass and has a durable rubber surround. This woven fiberglass material is very light and extremely stiff, minimizing cone flex and resulting in faster transients and finer detail.

Magnet cover: The E 4X are shipped with a rubber magnet cover to protect the speaker. If the cover is removed the depth changes slightly:

  • Top Mount Depth: 1.77"
  • Bottom Mount Depth: 1.88"

Tweeters: Each speaker has a 3/4" silk dome tweeter with a neodymium motor structure.

Removable Mounting Tabs: Most 4" factory speakers use four mounting screws, however, in some vehicles, only two are used. In these cases, you can bend the unnecessary mounting tabs until they break off. The E 4X also includes the mounting clips used in some older European cars (in this case, all four mounting tabs are removed). Care should be taken handling the speaker after any tabs are removed because the broken edges may be sharp.

 
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5 out of 5

Excellent speakers

Written By AOei, Los Angeles, CA on Monday, May 20, 2013
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These replaced a set of Polks 4" speakers after I heard buzzing in one. I thought the Polks were great (when new)... but these are even better (location is rear deck of my BMW 1M). Excellent clarity and decent bottom end (for the size).
Pros:
Quality of the woofer cone and tweeter.
Cons:
Frame is stamped steel. It probably is adequate for the size but still... you'd expect something a little more rigid for the price paid.
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4 out of 5

best little speaker ever,

Written By Jim, St Louis,MO on Friday, May 17, 2013
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these small speakers sound great, much more bass than I expected from a 4 inch speaker
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5 out of 5

helix e4x

Written By MDAS, Houston, Texas on Sunday, May 12, 2013
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I installed these into the front dash of my 1986 Mercedes 190e and they sound great! Clear and crisp sounds and a definite upgrade from the 4'' Infinity speakers which I replaced. The mids and highs are great. Bass is adequate (what you would expect from 4'' speakers). I would recommend these over any brand. They are German, made in Germany and it shows!
Pros:
Sound quality and speaker quality
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4 out of 5

Helix Esprit E4X

Written By ClayS, Honolulu, HI on Tuesday, April 02, 2013
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You can see the quality of these speakers right out of the box. The sound quality is excellent considering my roadster only has two dash speakers. I purchased these based on the previous review by a Mercedes 560SL owner. I question the "it fits" considering the 3/4" of metal I had to cut and grind from behind the dash and the speaker's rubber magnet insulator. Perhaps other 4" speakers Crutchfield offers fit just as well.
Pros:
Great sound upgrade from 25 year old stock speakers
Cons:
Fit
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4 out of 5

HELIX Esprit E4X

Written By MARK M, Ft Walton Beach, FL on Monday, March 11, 2013
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Well made. Vast improvement in sound quality in Mersedes 560sl. I do not need rear speakers with these. Installation was a little tough since they have much bigger magnets and would not fit without some grinding and filing. Worth the effort tho. Kept my original radio and improved sound.
Pros:
Quality. sound.
Cons:
takes a little time to install.
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