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Focal ES 130K

K2 Power Series 5-1/4" component speaker system

Item # 091ES130K

Handmade in France, the Elite K2 Power Series ES 130K  5-1/4" component speaker system is the culmination...

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About the Focal ES 130K

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.
Focal ES 130K

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.

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Product highlights:

  • 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

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perfect for upgrading VW GTI

Douglas from Phoenix, AZ on 5/19/2019

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI

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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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Guest from El Paso, TX on 2/25/2018

2003 GMC Yukon

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Worth every penny.. smooth upper definition, midrange realistic vocals & plenty of defined bass ..

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Awesome sounding speakers

Randy from Lake Havasu City, AZ on 9/4/2017

2006 GMC Sierra 2500/3500

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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

Cons: Pricey

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Features & specs

General
Speaker Size 5
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design M-Shaped Inverted Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition Aramid Fiber
Woofer Composition K2 Kevlar Sandwich
Woofer Surround Butyl Rubber
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
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

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Woofer
Tweeter
Crossover
Dimensions

Woofer

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.

Tweeter

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°.

Crossover

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.

Dimensions

Tweeter:

  Flush Mount Surface Mount 40° Surface Mount 60°
Mounting Height 0.45" 1.7" 2"
Mounting Depth 0.43" screw depth screw depth
Frame Diameter 2.045" N/A N/A
Cutout Diameter 1.575" N/A N/A
Frame Width N/A 2.075" 2.075"
Frame Depth N/A 2.138" 1.932"

Crossover: The crossover dimensions are:

  • Width: 4-3/8"
  • Height: 1-1/4"
  • Depth: 3"

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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best speakers available at this price point... [ Jeremy  Jan 14, 2017 ]
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Because, they sound AMAZING!!!!!!! [ Dewayne  Jul 30, 2016 ]

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Trying to decide where to put my Focal ES K 130 's and these are size 5.25 .... The pair I have is Focal ES 165 KR .....I have a 4 door car with stock speaker grills for both pairs to fit . My question is , 5 1/4 in front or back ? And 6 1/2 in back or front ?
[ K  May 10, 2017 ]
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I'm no audiophile but have read two component sets is redundant. They are essentially the same as range and rms. I would put 130 in front little more frequency and lower sensitivity
[ DaddyE  May 11, 2017 ]
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I have always run with the larger in the front. You get improved mid bass from the larger size, which is lost in the back unless you have a chauffeur:)
[ Jason  May 11, 2017 ]

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