About the Focal ES 130K
Meticulous design and construction
Focal incorporates their Tuned Mass Damper (TMD®) rubber surround for excellent woofer control and minimal distortion.
Meticulous design and construction
Handmade in France, the Elite K2 Power Series ES 130K 5-1/4" component speaker system is the culmination of Focal's passion for perfect sound, exceptional standards, and technological advances. Focal's sound gurus engaged in intensive listening sessions designing this line of speakers so that you hear uncanny realism, sweeping dynamics, and breathtaking depth in your music.
A classic woofer with a new twist
The ES 130K uses Focal's classic "W" sandwich cone woofer design to reproduce your audio with incredible accuracy. The nimble Kevlar and glass-fiber woofers demonstrate the control needed to play delicate classical passages, yet they'll handle the power needed to drive your bass-heavy tracks with authority. Focal adds a new Tuned Mass Damper (TMD®) rubber surround which minimizes harmonic distortion for the cleanest midrange possible.
A redesigned tweeter
The separate 13/16" tweeter employs a one-of-a-kind "M"-shaped inverted aramid fiber dome design that does a better job than ever of dispersing the highs with remarkable precision, all the way up to 22,000 Hz. The K2 Power crossovers use hand-made components developed by Focal to deliver an ideal blend of the highs and lows for a dynamic stereo image. Three levels of tweeter control let you dial in the sound to your car's environment.
Installation note: You'll need a pair of our universal backstraps to install the tweeters in the factory locations.
- component speaker system includes two 5-1/4" woofers, 2 tweeters, 2 external crossovers, and 2 woofer grilles
- K2 Kevlar sandwich woofer cone
- Tuned Mass Damper (TMD®) rubber surround
- 13/16" aramid fiber "M"-shaped inverted-dome tweeter
- 2-way external crossover with 3 tweeter level settings
- 4-ohm impedance
- power range: handles up to 80 watts RMS (160 watts peak power)
- frequency response: 65-22,000 Hz
- sensitivity: 90 dB at 2.83 V
- woofer mounting depth: 2-3/8"
- grilles included
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # ES 130K
What's in the box:
- Two woofers
- Two inverted dome tweeters (with attached 20" length of speaker wire)
- 2 Crossover networks
- 2 Tweeter flush mount cups (installed)
- 2 Tweeter angle mount cups
- 2 Dome protective washers
- 2 Woofer grilles
- 2 Woofer grille mounting rings
- 2 Woofer mounting gaskets
- 8 Speed clips
- Four 3/4" Self-tapping screws
- Eight 1-1/8" Self-tapping screws
- Owner's manual (English/ French/ German/ Italian/ Spanish/ Portuguese/ Dutch/ Russian)
- 2 Focal window stickers
Focal ES 130K reviews
On my Pontiac GTO, I installed the best, even if it meant custom fabrication for speakers that did not fit and so forth. On my new VW GTI, I wanted to stay with speakers that pretty much fit without altering. These require only some minor adjustments for the tweeters. The woofers were direct fit with brackets provided. The M shaped tweeters on these Focals are truly wonderful, a vast improvement over the prior version, just as Focal says. I had already done the VW Helix subwoofer upgrade which comes with built-in amp and DSP, which was plenty to drive these. These are tremendous speakers and an ideal audio upgrade for the also tremendous VW GTI.
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Worth every penny.. smooth upper definition, midrange realistic vocals & plenty of defined bass ..
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Great sounding speakers. Very true and articulate. Expensive but worth the extra money (IMO). Solid construction and packaging.
Pros: Very articulate and well-made
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More details on the Focal ES 130K
Features & specs
|Tweeter Design||M-Shaped Inverted Dome|
|Tweeter Composition||Aramid Fiber|
|Woofer Composition||K2 Kevlar Sandwich|
|Woofer Surround||Butyl Rubber|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter)||87.2|
|Sensitivity at 2.83 volts||90|
|Frequency Response||65 - 22k Hz|
|Minimum RMS Wattage||---|
|Maximum RMS Wattage||80|
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||160|
|Top-mount Depth (Inches)||2 7/16|
|Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)||2 5/8|
|Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)||4 9/16|
K2 Cone: The woofer cone is a sandwich composite consisting of a foam core, a structural glass fiber bottom layer, and a Kevlar top layer. This combination of materials results in a rigid, light weight cone with excellent damping characteristics.
Surround: Focal's patented butyl rubber TMD (Tuned Mass Damper) surround helps control unwanted resonances, providing a clean and neutral midrange with very low harmonic distortion.
Voice Coil: The voice coil is wound around a 1" diameter low-mass Kapton former, ensuring no coil deformation.
Inverted Dome: The "M" profile, Aramid fiber, inverted dome tweeter is designed to increase precision at very high frequencies. The push-pull motor also damps acoustic resonances on the back of the membrane and extends the low end of the frequency response.
Mounting Options: The tweeter can be surface or flush mounted using the included adapters, or the trim ring can be removed and the protective washers added for mounting in a factory tweeter location. The included angled cup allows surface mounting at one of two angles; approximately 60° and approximately 40°.
Components: Focal uses audiophile grade polypropylene capacitors and air core inductors to ensure high definition and a dynamic sound quality. Thermal camera imaging is used to optimize component power dissipation, improve reliability, and lower temperature.
Slope: The high-pass crossover slope is 12 dB/octave. A switch allows you to choose between 12 dB/octave and 6 dB/octave slopes for the low-pass crossover. The crossover point for both is 3,500 Hz.
Tweeter Level: A three position switch on the crossover allows you to adjust the output level of the tweeter to -3 dB, 0 dB, or +3 dB.
Wiring: The inputs and outputs are screw terminals; they will accept bare wire or spade connectors up to 0.315" wide.
|Flush Mount||Surface Mount 40°||Surface Mount 60°|
|Mounting Depth||0.43"||screw depth||screw depth|
Crossover: The crossover dimensions are:
- Width: 4-3/8"
- Height: 1-1/4"
- Depth: 3"
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