TEST REVIEWS

Here you find some ESX test-reviews form renowned car audio magazines in Germany. Check out what the trade press reported about the ESX products. The reviews are in German language – a related translation in extracts is included.


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Car & Hifi 03/2017 – Germany

ESX QM-TWO


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Car & Hifi 02/2017 – Germany

ESX XE6440-DSP


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Car & Hifi 02/2017 – Germany

ESX Q-FOUR


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Car & Hifi 01/2017 – Germany

ESX QE80.4DSP

ESX QE80.6DSP


ESX QE80.8DSP


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Car & Hifi 05/2016 – Germany

ESX VE300


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Car & Hifi 06/2015 – Germany

ESX ISC4


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Car & Hifi 05/2015 – Germany

ESX XENIUM X-DSP


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Car & Hifi 01/2014 – Germany

ESX SIGNUM SX840

Awarded as Price Tip
Grade: 1,6 (1 = best, 6 = worst)
Classification: Middle Class
Price performance ratio: Very good


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Car & Hifi 04/2013 – Germany

ESX SIGNUM SE7000D

Awarded as Best Product
Grade: 1,0 (1 = best, 6 = worst)
Classification: Absolute Top Class
Price performance ratio: Very good


ESX SIGNUM SE3500D

Awarded as Best Product
Grade: 1,2 (1 = best, 6 = worst)
Classification: Top Class
Price performance ratio: Very good


ESX SIGNUM SE2000D

Grade: 1,3 (1 = best, 6 = worst)
Classification: Top Class
Price performance ratio: Very good


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autohifi 01/2013 – Germany

ESX QUANTUM QE6.2C

Awarded as Testwinner
Grade: 65 of 100 Points
Classification: Top Class
Price performance ratio: Very good


ESX SIGNUM SL6.2C

Grade: 54 of 100 Points
Classification: Upper Class
Price performance ratio: Very good


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Car & Hifi 01/2013 – Germany

ESX QUANTUM Q200A

Grade: 1,3 (1 = best, 6 = worst)
Classification: Compact Class
Price performance ratio: Very good


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Car & Hifi 06/2012 – Germany

ESX QUANTUM QE6.2C

Grade: 1,5 (1 = best, 6 = worst)
Classification: Top Class
Price performance ratio: Very good


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autohifi 04/2012 – Germany

ESX QUANTUM Q-ONE

Awarded as Testwinner
Grade: 58 of 100 Points
Classification: Upper Class
Price performance ratio: Very good

ESX QUANTUM Q-TWO

Grade: 56 of 100 Points
Classification: Upper Class
Price performance ratio: Very good

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autohifi 03/2012 – Germany

ESX SIGNUM SE300

Awarded as Sound Tip
Grade: 50 of 100 Points
Classification: Entry Level
Price performance ratio: Very good

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Car & Hifi 02/2012 – Germany

ESX XENIUM XE6.2C

Awarded as Price Tip
Grade: 1,6 (1 = best, 6 = worst)
Classification: Top Class
Price performance ratio: Very good


ESX XENIUM XE62

Awarded as Price Tip
Grade: 1,5 (1 = best, 6 = worst)
Classification: Entry Level
Price performance ratio: Very good


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Car & Hifi 01/2012 – Germany

ESX VISION VE6.2C/VE6.2T

Awarded as Price Tip
Grade: 1,3 (1 = best, 6 = worst)
Classification: Top Class
Price performance ratio: Outstanding

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Car & Hifi 06/2011 – Germany

ESX XENIUM XE300

Awarded as Testwinner
Grade: 1,3 (1 = best, 6 = worst)
Classification: Upper Class
Price performance ratio: Very well

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Car & Hifi 05/2011 – Germany

ESX SIGNUM SE480

Awarded as Testwinner
Grade: 1,4 (1 = best, 6 = worst)
Classification: Upper Class
Price performance ratio: Very well

[OPEN REVIEW]

autohifi 03/2011 – Germany

ESX SIGNUM SXB402

Grade: 65 of 100 Points
Classification: Top Class
Price performance ratio: 6 of 6 Stars

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autohifi 03/2011 – Germany

ESX SIGNUM SE7000D

Grade: 76 of 100 Points
Classification: Absolute Top Class
Price performance ratio: 5 of 6 Stars

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Car & Hifi 02/2011 – Germany

ESX SIGNUM SE1200

Grade: 1,4 (1 = best, 6 = worst)
Classification: Upper Class
Price performance ratio: Very well

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Car & Hifi 05/2010 – Germany

ESX XENIUM X-ONE

Awarded as Best Product
Grade: 1,4 (1 = best, 6 = worst)
Classification: Upper Class
Price performance ratio: Very well


ESX XENIUM X-TWO


Grade: 1,4 (1 = best, 6 = worst)
Classification: Upper Class
Price performance ratio: Very well


ESX XENIUM X-FOUR

Grade: 1,3 (1 = best, 6 = worst)
Classification: Upper Class
Price performance ratio: Very well


[OPEN REVIEW]

autohifi 03/2010 – Germany

ESX SIGNUM SE1600

Grade: 57 of 100 Points
Classification: Upper Class
Price performance ratio: 5 of 6 Stars


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autohifi 03/2010 – Germany

ESX XENIUM X-TWO

Grade: 55 of 100 Points
Classification: Top Class
Price performance ratio: 6 of 6 Stars

ESX XENIUM X-FOUR

Grade: 56 of 100 Points
Classification: Top Class
Price performance ratio: 6 of 6 Stars

Excerpts:
"In the listening room both Xenium-Amps attract with their good sound resolution and a round precise bass performance..."


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Car & Hifi 01/2010 – Germany

ESX SIGNUM SE480

Awarded as Test Winner
Grade: 1,4 (1 = best, 6 = worst)
Classification: Upper Class
Price performance ratio: Very well

Excerpts:
"We were very attracted by the SIGNUM. Especially the high audiophile music quality played the amplifier onto the amplifier position."


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autohifi 06/2009 – Germany

ESX SIGNUM
SE4120


Awarded as Test Winner
Grade: 62 of 100 Points
Classification: Top Class
Price performance ratio: 6 of 6 Stars

Excerpts:
"The extremly good S/N Ratio of 96dB came by using high-end OPs in the pre-amplifier section. Test Winner!"


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autohifi 03/2009 – Germany

ESX SIGNUM
SE2150


Grade: 54 of 100 Points
Classification: Top Class
Price performance ratio: 6 of 6 Stars

Excerpts:
"In the laboratory the SE2150 powered ahead and attracted with a punchy bass performance..."


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Car & Hifi 02/2009 – Germany

ESXVISION
VE1200.5


Awarded as Sound Reference
Grade: 1,3 (1 = best, 6 = worst)
Classification: Absolute Top Class
Price performance ratio: Very well

Excerpts:
"No question, it's possible to power an adult sounding sound system with only one amplifier. The VISION proofs this imposingly..."


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Car & Hifi 01/2009 – Germany

ESX QUANTUM
QX6.2C


Grade: 1,6 (1 = best, 6 = worst)
Classification: Top Class
Price performance ratio: Very well

Excerpts:
"The ESX Quantum compo attracts by his exterior design with a fancy grille and a brushed aluminum topcover on the crossover..."


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autohifi 01/2009 – Germany

ESX QUANTUM
QX5.2C


Grade: 60 of 100 Points
Classification: Top Class
Price performance ratio: 6 of 6 Stars

Excerpts:
"The frequency response shows very balanced and clean characteristics, which also offers no weakness in angle mounted installations."


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autohifi 05/2008 – Germany

ESX VISION VE6.2C
HIGH END SPEAKER COMPONENT SYSTEM


Awarded as Testwinner
Grade: 81 of 100 Points
Classification: Reference Class
Price performance ratio: 6 of 6 Stars

Excerpts:
"Overall the ESX-Compo is in all disciplines a short head in front of the Focal and German Maestro and ensures therewith not only the test victory, but also the entering into the reference class."


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autohifi 04/2008 – Germany

ESX QUANTUM
QX6.2C


Grade: 67 of 100 Points
Classification: Top Class
Price performance ratio: 5 of 6 Stars

Excerpts:
"Soundwise the Quantum System attracts particularly by the great joy of listening, furthermore he speads the room very wide..."


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Car & Hifi 03/2008 – Germany

ESX CHEVY SSR SHOWCAR
INSTALLATION REPORT


Grade: 1,1 (1 = best, 6 = worst)
Classification: Top Class
Price performance ratio: Very well

Excerpts:
"The tonality, richness in details and the enormous fun factor – the ESX pick-up is convincing, also under audiophile standpoints..."


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autohifi 02/2008 – Germany

ESX SIGNUM SXB200
BASSREFLEX SUBBOX


Awarded as Sound Hint
Grade: 44 of 100 Points
Classification: Medium Class
Price performance ratio: 6 of 6 Stars

Excerpts:
"The ESX SXB200 sounds best, makes the biggest bass and is on top of everything reasonably priced..."


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Car & Hifi 06/2007 – Germany

ESX VISION VE6.2C
HIGH END SPEAKER COMPONENT SYSTEM


Awarded as Best Product
Grade: 1,1 (1 = best, 6 = worst)
Classification: Upper Class
Price performance ratio: Very well

Excerpts:
"The new big ESX ist a system, that you never want to give away again, if you've ever listened to it. You even don't want to turn it off, if once turned on..."

"The quality of the chasis and the sound is stunning..."

".. the ESX is right now in its price segment simply unrivalled..."


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Car & Hifi 05/2007 – Germany

ESX VISION V900.4
4-CHANNEL AMPLIFIER


Awarded as Power-Hint
Grade: 1,5 (1 = best, 6 = worst)
Classification: Upper Class
Price performance ratio: Very well

Excerpts:
"The conscientious development is going to pay off. The ESX Vision V900.4 is direfully proper machined, sounds superb and has a power reserve in great profusion."

"The Vision V900.4 displays the amp with the lowest distortion in the whole testfield..."


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Car & Hifi 03/2007 – Germany

ESX SIGNUM SXB401
BASSREFLEX ENCLOSURE


Awarded as Testwinner
Grade: 1,4 (1 = best, 6 = worst)
Classification: Entry level
Price performance ratio: Very well

Excerpts:
"The quite huge subwoofer provides a very good acoustic pressure of 92 dB and a proper lower cut-off frequency at the same time."

"The box pleases with good machining and a significant covering, which stands out from the crowd of black feltboxes with a precious silver grey."

"As well with deep basses the muscle man is splashing out and is pumping powerful bass waves into the car. Loud and good – what you want more?"


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autohifi 03/2007 – Germany

ESX VISION VE1800.2
2-CHANNEL AMPLIFIER


Grade: 75 of 100 Points
Classification: Absolute top class
Price performance ratio: 5 of 6 Stars

Excerpts:
"The features are top-notch, even for a full-active system the Vision has everything on board. The tremendous power ensures a undamped audio delight..."

"Incredibly fat and insistent, the amplifier powered the basses into the listening room and was not rattled by any bass attack..."

Measured power results:
2 x 391 Watts into 4 Ohm (88 A)
2 x 660 Watts into 2 Ohm (160 A)

2 x 880 Watts into 1 Ohm (248 A)

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Car & Hifi 02/2007 – Germany

ESX QUANTUM QE900.2
2-CHANNEL AMPLIFIER


Grade: 1,3 (1 = best, 6 = worst)
Classification: Top class
Price performance ratio: Excellent

ESX QUANTUM QE900.4
4-CHANNEL AMPLIFIER


Grade: 1,3 (1 = best, 6 = worst)
Classification: Top class
Price performance ratio: Excellent

Excerpts:
"The both ESX-Quantum Amplifiers demonstrate with this test, that they belong regarding sound and power to the upper top rung..."

"Both amps have the talent, thicking up not too much and shake tight with powerful hands on the voice coils..."

"Perfectly primed: The numerous controllers and switches under the faceplate bare this: The Quantum-Amps offer saturated features..."

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autohifi 01/2007 – Germany

ESX VISION VE1200.5
5-CHANNEL AMPLIFIER


Grade: 63 of 100 Points
Classification: Top class
Price performance ratio: 5 of 6 Stars

Excerpts:
"The features of the ESX are gigantic, in the listening room everything was perfect..."

"A look inside the amp offers, that both the analog part and the digital part owns a seperate power power supply."

"With chart-busters like Rudebox of the same-titled Robbie Williams Album the ESX amp shows, where he is belonging to – the synthy-sounds were powered punchy and groovy into the listening room and let us feel the good vibes."

Measured power results:
4 x 82 + 1 x 248 Watts into 4 Ohm (64 A)
4 x 131 + 1 x 473 Watts into 2 Ohm (120 A)

4 x 82 Watts into 4 Ohm + 1 x 562 Watts into 1 Ohm (132 A)

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autofifi 01/2007 – Germany

ESX SIGNUM SX-1222
12" (30cm) SUBWOOFER


Grade: 61 of 100 Points
Classification: Top class
Price performance ratio: 5 of 6 Stars

Excerpts:
"A impressing subwoofer with allround-qualities..."

"Summa summarum: a really fat piece!"

"During the soundcheck the sub was absolutly uncritical and powered ahead with a blasting-tight punch. Especially in the upper bass frequencies he let off steam and fired vehement out of the cone!"

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Car & Hifi 01/2007 – Germany

ESX SIGNUM SX-1522
15" (38cm) SUBWWOFER


Awarded as Testwinner
Grade: 1,5 (1 = best, 6 = worst)
Classification: Top class
Price performance ratio: Excellent

Excerpts:
"In terms of draft, the ESX fulfilled all expectations, because darkest basses are hitting easy, loud and without any side noises the body."

"In the soundcheck the ESX prove to be a big deal. With a breathtaking contoured playback he provides a bass into the car, whereas nothing is missed."

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Car & Hifi 01/2007 – Germany

ESX SIGNUM SX-5800
5-CHANNEL AMPLIFIER


Grade: 1,6 (1 = best, 6 = worst)
Classification: Upper class
Price performance ratio: Very well

Excerpts:
"The SX-5800 looks right away like a classic amplifier, in a very best meaning."

"The ESX knows no distortion and no lack of power. Nothing stands in the way for a bright music playback."

"The bass is clear, tight and deep and the midrange follows honestly and plays the rest of the frequencies very bright without any claptrap. "

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autohifi 08/2006 – Germany

ESX QUANTUM QE900.4
4-CHANNEL AMPLIFIER


Grade: 62 of 100 Points
Classification: Top class
Price performance ratio: 6 of 6 Stars

Excerpts:
"A beautiful and very good machined amplifier with a amazing sound and practicable features."

"In the listening room the ESX pleases through the fast acting pace and the accurate high level range."

"All potentiometers are proper capsulated and do their service a subsidiary circuit board, which throns over the mighty, double-sided main board."

Measured power results:
4 x 98 Watts into 4 Ohm (42 A)
4 x 152/173 Watts into 2/1 Ohm (74/110 A)

2 x 80 + 1 x 344 Watts into 4/1 Ohm (90 A)

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Car & Hifi 03/2006 – Germany

ESX QUANTUM QX-1541
15" (38cm) SUBWOOFER


Grade: 1,4 (1 = best, 6 = worst)
Classification: Reference class
Price performance ratio: Very well

Excerpts:
"The QX ist not only as expected a spl-burner, it's also a first-class hifi-subwoofer."

"If you are just playing around a little on the volume know, you detect which huge power lurks inside the woofer. The cone is just moving a little, but you feel right away a little low frequency massage for your stomach pit."

"This fat guy knows no fear of fast runnings, also down below he provides precise, come-to-the-point played attacks."

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autohifi 03/2006 – Germany

ESX QUANTUM QX-1541
15" (38cm) SUBWOOFER


Grade: 74 of 100 Points
Classification: Absolute top class
Price performance ratio: 4 of 6 Stars
Acoustic pressure level record: 123dB / 70Hz

Excerpts:
"A high level machine which also sounds gigantic good!"

"In the soundcheck the woofer surprised with firm and well controlled variety. Whether short kickbass or ultralow bass waves, the QX always stayed sovereign."

"On the quadcoil, four amplifiers can let off steam simultaneously until 6000 watts!"

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Car & Hifi 02/2005 – Germany

ESX SIGNUM SX-1000
MONOBLOCK AMPLIFIER


Grade: 1,6 (1 = best, 6 = worst)
Classification: Upper class
Price performance ratio: Very well

Excerpts:
"Depending on the connected woofer, the well styled amp is powering mighty."

"With a suitable woofer, the amp is pushing high pressure waves in the room."

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