View Full Version : FS: Rare ESB and Zapco speakers (imported)

04-20-2011, 06:08 PM
-Check the next page for my component set deal

-I have been a big fan of ESB speakers since putting the Zapco CK set in my car a few years back and just loving it. Since then I have been seeking out ESB drivers and I emailed the company and spoke with the guy who designed the component sets for Zapco. We got to talking, and I got him to send me a bunch of stuff he was planning to use for a Ferrari install (theyre based in Italy) as their show car and some stuff from his own collection .

Prior to all the pics I think I need to explain the ESB/Zapco speaker set. Coming from the man himself:

The DT400s are equivalent to the KT6.25 and the KT8.25 (ref red, blue and comp). The KT8.25 has a vented rear and is offered with the ottomila or Zapco Competition set, only the vented rear is the difference in tweeters which also results in a slightly higher fs due to the chamberless design. The KT6.25 was sold with both the blue and the Zapco red reference set...it's the same tweeter, in fact it has the same exact specs as the KT8.25...the differences are in the woofers and the crossovers sold with the systems. The tweeters are virtually identical to each other except the old KT8.25s had vents. In the later editions of the Zapco Competition sets, even the competition set stopped using the vented rear on the KT8.25 and used the KT6.25 as well. So these are all the Zapco tweeters because they are all using the same ESB tweeter.

Now lets get to the good stuff.

I have two new sets of ESB Settemila (car audio high end series) It's the newer version of the zapco tweet used in all their sets (ref and comp)


Come in a nice wooden box and have instructions but you need to speak italian. Luckily I have the specs (for all these).

All these tweeters in are made with high end aluminum casing and screw on hardware. Very high quality build and extremely well machined.

The new tweets in the wooden box: 220 shipped in us each set

I have two pairs of these in the box

These are the same tweeters but were installed briefly in the Ferrari but is in mint condition


I have two pairs of these: $170 shipped in us each set

Then I have 4 brand new Zapco branded kt6.25 (same tweet just black and says zapco). No boxes, new tweeters and hardware.



I have two pairs of these: 190 shipped each set

Sure I got a few woofers too. 4 Zapco reference blue 6.5" BNIB. Beautiful




I may keep a set for myself but $210 shipped a set. You want to go active with a set of the zapco mids and tweets? PM me and we can work something out.

Now the rarest of them off are these large format ESB settemila. These can be crossed over from 1.5k and up. This was the inspiration for all the ESB car audio tweets and it seems this one was distributed by AARPA. Used but mint.



190 shipped.

Here's the fam. All ready to go.


Feel free to ask any questions as I studied up on these and currently have a set of the silver used ones in my car and they are sweet. Same zapco ck tweeter I loved and regretted selling. Currently crossed over at 2.5k 12db and sweet.

I will keep a set of these tweets in my car for quite some time. Just cant decide on silver or black.

2 sets BNIB ESB Settemila : 220 shipped a pair
1 set of used settemila: 170 shipped a pair
2 sets of New Zapco kt6.25 : SOLD
1 set of Zapco SQ blue 6.5" BNIB : 210 shipped
1 set of large format settemila: SOLD

04-20-2011, 06:58 PM
Wow. Wish I had loads of cash. Id drop it on all of this stuff.

Suicide Bobb
04-20-2011, 08:53 PM
It's sad that people will look at these and pay more for Focal instead. Those are absolutely fantastic, and well priced imo. GLWS!

04-21-2011, 12:06 PM
This is great stuff. Seriously as good as it gets. Ive been doing it since the early 90's man. MSRP on these are $500 a pair. Woofers ect sells a pair of of these for $380

04-21-2011, 03:42 PM
Wow!!! Absolute quality and rarity and the craftsmanship looks superb. Even a nice presentation with the wooden box. GLWS

04-21-2011, 04:26 PM

If this was posted like yesterday I would have been paypalling you right now

04-21-2011, 06:11 PM
All woofers accounted for and one set of the used aluminum color (to me) but Ill use the black zapcos and swap if someone wants the ones in my car.

04-21-2011, 06:13 PM
I also have specs if you are curious

ESB/Zapco small format (settemila, kt6.25)

Tweeter Type: Dome 1" - 25 mm
Nominal Impedance: 4 Ohms
Nominal Power RMS: 100 W
Continous Peak Power: 160 W
Frequency Response: 1.3 -20 KHz
Sensitivity 1W/1m: 90 dB
Frequency Response 1W/1m
FS: 915

2k and up is best.

I have them at 2.5k @ 12db

Bettr n' Revrse
04-21-2011, 06:27 PM
[email protected]! needed some of the mids

04-21-2011, 06:57 PM
Sorry, sold a set and had to try a set. Love them. They sound amazing.


Dont see any reason to swap so I'm sorry bro. The tweets man, you need these tweets. You have no clue how sweet they are.

Bettr n' Revrse
04-21-2011, 06:59 PM
I have a full set of BNIB Massive VK's and a set of BNIB Massive CK's minus the mids...

04-21-2011, 07:10 PM
Well, if you want to upgrade those massive tweets (tad harsh to me) these are a great choice. Then you have a full set of the cks.

Edit: no that doesnt make any sense. sorry

But these are nicer than the massive tweets. The massive mids are great for the cash and would work awesome with these tweets (the esp the carbon fiber ones youre lookin for)

PM dat

Bettr n' Revrse
04-21-2011, 07:11 PM
Ya but about 5X what I paid for my CK set :(

04-21-2011, 08:48 PM
Treat yourself to something special bro :)

Bettr n' Revrse
04-21-2011, 08:51 PM
Whats RMS? need any trades?

04-21-2011, 08:54 PM
:yumyum: im thinking about the large settemila :yumyum:

04-21-2011, 10:24 PM
Zapco branded (black) tweets gone. All tweeters left are solid aluminum and aluminum in color (raw-nice looking).

Updated list:

4 sets ESB Setta Milla DT-400

2 sets BNIB in nice wooden box with documentation - $220 shipped in US
2 sets of mint but slightly used Sette Milla - $170 shipped

-remember, these are the same as the zapco ref and ck tweeters -

1 set of large format used but mint ESB dt-360 Sette Milla - $190 shipped

Updated pics to follow.

Will give price breaks for multiple purchases but we know these are pretty **** good prices as is.

ESB settemila DT-400
Tweeter Type: Dome 1" - 25
Nominal Impedance: 4 Ohms
Nominal Power RMS: 100 W
Continous Peak Power: 160 W
Frequency Response: 1.3 -20 KHz
Sensitivity 1W/1m: 90 dB
Frequency Response 1W/1m
FS: 915

ESB DT-360 (Large format Tweeter):
Nominal Diameter: 25 mm
Dome Type: Silk
Power: 100 W RMS/ 200 W Max
Sensitivity: 91 dB
Frequency Range: 1250 -22000 Hz
Magnet: Ferrite 255 g
Re: 6.0 Ohm
Fs: 820 Hz
Le: 0.046 mH (10 KHz)
Overall Diameter: 100 mm
Mounting Diameter: 73 mm
Mounting Depth: 27 mm

04-21-2011, 10:31 PM
Only trades Im interested in are 4 channel dc reference amps or dsp6

Bettr n' Revrse
04-21-2011, 10:58 PM
Hmmmm Im not sure...

04-22-2011, 11:07 PM
bettr, check your PM

Bettr n' Revrse
04-22-2011, 11:08 PM
I sent you one back already

Bettr n' Revrse
04-23-2011, 05:59 AM
Having a realy tough time trying to decide if I want these or not... help me out guys

04-23-2011, 01:02 PM
Yes you do. Im going to update soon so the terms we discussed will no longer be available.

Bettr n' Revrse
04-23-2011, 03:34 PM
Man I have already spent more thn I should have and still need more wire, sound deadener, and a big battery

04-24-2011, 05:36 AM

Ok, we're going to mix this up a lil. The guy who was supposed to buy the mids is mia and he never paid. So I'm going to give someone a good deal on a component set.

The woofers are set of BNIB Zapco/ESB RB16.2 that you see in the first post. The woofers from the zapco reference blue SQ set. Just taken out of the box to test and for pics.

These woofers paired with A new set of ESB Settamila DT-400


$350 shipped in US

The woofers paired with a slightly used but mint set of ESB Settemila DT-400


$325 shipped in US

I want you guys to see the build quality on these ESB's versions so you can see it is the same as the Zapco CK and ref tweets, just pure aluminum.


Ready to go to first payer- big discounts here and the same set Im loving in my car now and can assure you, youre going to like these. Crossover around 2.5k active - perfect.


04-24-2011, 06:17 AM
Will consider a comp set with new tweets trade for a 4 channel zapco dc ref

Bettr n' Revrse
04-24-2011, 06:17 AM
Im hate that my rational side is winning right now...

04-24-2011, 03:00 PM
Im hate that my rational side is winning right now...

Do it... also buy my wire ;)

04-24-2011, 03:01 PM
Now the rarest of them off are these large format ESB settemila. These can be crossed over from 1.5k and up. This was the inspiration for all the ESB car audio tweets and it seems this one was distributed by AARPA. Used but mint.

:yumyum: mine :yumyum:

04-24-2011, 04:43 PM
Now the rarest of them off are these large format ESB settemila. These can be crossed over from 1.5k and up. This was the inspiration for all the ESB car audio tweets and it seems this one was distributed by AARPA. Used but mint.

:yumyum: mine :yumyum:

Very heavy suckers. Youre all packed up. And although they can play that low, Id keep it 2k and above.

04-25-2011, 06:51 AM
Looks like the zapco stuff that was on Ebay I was bidding on that got pulled from the auction early ? It was a crapy thing to do.

04-25-2011, 02:12 PM
Looks like the zapco stuff that was on Ebay I was bidding on that got pulled from the auction early ? It was a crapy thing to do.

Try reading the thread. I ended up talking to the guy and made an offer on all he had posted and more. If you were bidding, then here's your chance to get them. Not a crappy thing to do. Its how the world works.

04-26-2011, 10:29 PM
One set of used but mint ESB sold.

Whats left otherwise

Comp set offer on table

Zapco woofers and new ESB tweets = $350 shipped
Zapco woofers and used but mint ESB tweets = $325

2 new Zapco branded ESB 6000 6.5" woofers - 210 shipped

1 pair of used/mint ESB DT-400 - 170 shipped

2 sets of new in wooden box ESB DT-400 with all documentation and everything -220 shipped.

If someone gets the comp set, there will obviously be no woofers and one less of the tweets left.

Only trade is zapco dc 4 channel or regular Zapco reference amps. (360 and 200)

04-28-2011, 08:33 PM
blamp, Settemila = eargasm :fyi:

04-29-2011, 01:15 PM
Bump for Product info and specs in Italian


..: ESB :.. (http://www.esb.it/serie_bluenote.html)

04-30-2011, 12:51 PM
Comp set deal still on the table.

2 new in wooden box ESB tweets

1 used but mint ESB

Or set of mids seperate

05-02-2011, 02:29 PM
This is a deal and a half guys. I understand not many have been able to hear these but let me assure 12+ years in this and I tried all the brands you can imagine and these are my favorite tweeters ever and these mids are top notch. Id take these over Morel Elate (what I swapped from) Seas Lotus (prior to morel) and the list goes on and on.

I also build and design home audio speakers and even in that realm, these ESB has a sound thats so nice, I just cant put my finger on it.

05-03-2011, 10:36 PM
Tossed a few on auction on ebay

05-03-2011, 10:56 PM
man... your the devil!

you take beautiful photos of irresistible car audio and then torture us with the threat of evilbay!

I'm really considering a set of the 6.5's but I need more info on an install. Can I put these in my doors with my mb quarts? I was hoping to set up a some nice mid bass with something like this. what do you think?

05-04-2011, 12:57 AM
Yes you can but its really best if you know how to tune. If youre using the mb quarts passive's, I wouldnt recommend just swapping mids. Active I would.

It would be an improvement either setup but it would be like driving a ferrari 45 miles an hour in a wayif you stuck with the quart passives .

and TBH, the tweets are the gems. The mids are great, I run them myself, but the tweets are spectacular.

05-06-2011, 12:07 AM
Last set of used esb dt-400 sold pending payment

On ebay currently:

The set of esb/zapco mids

The 2 bnib esb dt-400 tweeters

Then Im all out.

05-15-2011, 04:17 PM
Ok, the guy who was adamant about me putting aside a set of mint but used ESB dt-400s never returned my PMs.

So thats all that is left

170 shipped

Bettr n' Revrse
05-15-2011, 08:01 PM
Well hmmmm

05-15-2011, 10:53 PM
get em. trust me

Bettr n' Revrse
05-15-2011, 10:56 PM
Ill need to find shallow mids then...

05-15-2011, 11:32 PM
Dont see the connection

Bettr n' Revrse
05-15-2011, 11:34 PM
If I buy these and not just a set of comps Ill have to find some shallow mount mids?

05-16-2011, 01:34 PM
I am seriously debating on getting a credit card to buy this stuff lol, I just paid off all my debt so Im not to quick to jump back in.

05-16-2011, 03:42 PM
Well all thats left in the single set of dt400 aka kt6.25

These guys




05-18-2011, 06:08 PM
these zapco s still for sale? Im a huge zapco lover and dont see these around ever if you dont have then ,can you direct me where to get them? Im new to this sight and dont no how things work here.

---------- Post added at 05:08 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:07 PM ----------

my email is [email protected] I want those speakers

05-19-2011, 12:11 PM
I have one set of tweets for sale left.

Otherwise, It looks like woofersect is selling the last of their stock. But these tweets are 380 a pair from there and mine are $170 and MINT.

05-19-2011, 01:37 PM
**** i wish i could hear these

05-19-2011, 02:27 PM
They wouldnt let ya down. I heard lots of tweeters and owned many. The list is extensive as theyre the things I like to swap the most. I had these with the zapco ck, then I put in the seas lotus set, alpine type x tweets, Rainbow silk whatever model came with profis, and morel mt23 and went back to these. Theyre my all time favs and Im keeping two sets for myself. Only this one set left.

05-21-2011, 11:07 PM
Last set of settemilia seen above Mint now $150 shipped to finish this thread.

Bettr n' Revrse
05-21-2011, 11:13 PM
Man Id still love to try these but dont think I should still...

05-22-2011, 04:28 PM
Its your only chance unless someone hops over to italy

Bettr n' Revrse
05-22-2011, 05:09 PM
True... Just a lot of money for tweets

05-24-2011, 07:38 PM
you should make a video with these! i'll bet they'll go asap after everyone hears them!

05-26-2011, 08:21 PM
not sure you'd be able to tell how they sound on a video but everyone who got these love them.

Last set

150 shipped

05-28-2011, 08:12 PM
I ship internationally if you pay the extra $14

06-01-2011, 08:36 PM
last set on ebay now

ZAPCO KT6.25 / ESB DT400 Settemila Series Tweeter Pair - eBay (item 320706211484 end time Jun-04-11 17:45:29 PDT) (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320706211484&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT)