dB Technologies ES503 Stereo

Compact Active Speaker System

  • Flexibly applicable
  • Integrated 3-channel digital amplifier with 1000 W power
  • Used both as a traditional stereo system with a subwoofer and two satellites, as well as a powerful mono system by means of a mechanical connection of the two satellites
  • With two coupled ES503 systems usable as powerful stereo sound system
  • Suitable cover for the subwoofer: Article Nr 373941, suitable cover for the top: Article Nr 373942 (both not included)

ES503 Sub:

  • Equipped with: 12" Woofer with 2" voice coil
  • Extensive input section with high-resolution OLED display for easy operation
  • Integrated 3-channel mixer and Bluetooth receiver for audio streaming
  • Subwoofer Digipro G3 digital amp with 1000 W/PRG
  • OLED Display plus rotary push button encoder
  • 3x Mic line inputs with XLR / TRS combo jack
  • Bluetooth stereo receiver for audio streaming
  • Presets for stereo, mono and dual mono setup
  • Digital 4 channel mixer section
  • Mini-USB port for service and updates
  • XLR Output for mix or AUX output
  • 2x Speaker Twist connections for Mid-High tops
  • Bass reflex design
  • 15 mm Plywood housing
  • Two handles
  • M20 Thread
  • Dimensions: 465 x 400 x 430 mm
  • Weight: 16.4 kg

ES503 TOP A/B:

  • Equipped with: 4x3" Neodymium full range speaker
  • Phase-Plugs and mechanical assembly optimizing acoustic properties
  • Plastic housing incl. 25 mm support holder
  • Electrical and mechanical connections for coupling two ES503-Tops

Including:

  • 1x ES503 Top A
  • 1x ES503 Top B
  • 1x ES503 Sub
  • 1x Divisible spacer bar 25 mm
  • 1x Speaker Twist cable 2 m

Further Information

ABS-Plastic Housing No
Satellite Speaker System Yes
Incl. Mixer Yes
Incl. Stand No
Tweeter, 1" and Larger No
Midrange Driver 4x 3"
Woofer size 1x 12"
32 Customer Ratings
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
4.4 /5
  • handling
  • features
  • sound
  • quality
Total
handling
features
sound
quality
Pleasantly surprised by how good these are
Erch from Scotland, 03.05.2020
I bought these for my keyboard setup, which is rock orientated, Hammond clone, prophet, moog, piano etc. and I am delighted by how good the ES503s sound – they have far exceeded my expectations. Being able to use in stereo and not just mono is a huge plus point (and not sure others around the same price offer this).

I normally practice in a home studio with Adam studio monitors and I expected to lose a lot of clarity and definition when switching to these relatively low cost PA speakers, but actually they sound very hi-fi like with a nice sweet top end and plenty bottom end, none of the harsh brittle sound that you would normally expect from cheap PA speakers, I am actually really surprised by sound quality for the price.

I’ve not gigged them but they seem to have easily more than enough power for what I need.

Out of the box they do sound quite bass-heavy, and the bass while powerful is very slightly wooly, but I’m pretty sure some messing about with EQ will improve that.

The only slight criticism is the controls on the back are quite awkward to get to, a phone app would have been great, but not such a big deal as it remembers your last settings and you can also save your settings.

Bluetooth works very well and is very well behaved (and because they sound quite hi-fi like I connect them to my laptop when watching vids or listening to music).

All in all I would highly recommend, they sound great, are very easy to use and are extremely well priced.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
handling
features
sound
quality
Amazing for such compact design
RandolfCZ, 10.11.2017
Positive: I was very pleasantly surprised about the sound quality and loudness. It is absolutely sufficient for a small outdoor venue of ~100 people. Sure, the bass is what you would expect from 12'' woofer, so it wouldn't do for a rock band live venue, but for a reproducted music, this is a perfect small system that fits in a small car trunk along with the speaker stands, cables, mix, and there's still a place for a keg of beer. The audio quality is good even for home use (I didn't expect it from a PA system) - I am really not any close to being an audiophile, but I believe can tell a good sound from bad one.

Negative: On the other side, the control using a single knob is just silly. The system has many functions, and having to switch between different menus just to adjust channel volume vs. overall volume, that's bad. I would not recommend using it without an external mixer for any purpose than playing a single (mono or stereo) channel.

Neutral: The satellites are relatively directional, place it in a corner if you can, or farther from people when outside.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
handling
features
sound
quality
Excelent Sound
arvidomusic, 05.04.2019
This absoluetely excelent sound for that price what Thomman is offering,
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
fr Original review (Show translation)
Unfortunately there was an error. Please try again later.
Total
handling
features
sound
quality
ES503 La polyvalence!!
thomas593, 04.07.2018
Parfaite colonne avec sont satellites splittable pour un rendu stéréo 2.1 ou bien en jumelage avec un deuxième ES503.
-Ou alors un jumelage avec sa cousine la ES802(voir avis ES802) dont les dimensions et le design sont identique; pour cela il faudra passer via une table de mixage afin d'attribuer a chacune le canal gauche ou droit, solution opté pour notre groupe afin de sonoriser tout les instruments et micros chant.
Légèrement moins puissante que la ES802 mais cela ne se ressent pas sur un usage café/concert, terrasses, pubs..
L'avantage de la ES503 est de permettre un usage stéreo 2.1 pour des petits concert ou l'ont ne repique que les voix et éventuellement grosse caisse de batterie, le bluetooth est un bonus dans notre utilisation mais permet d'envoyer une playlist depuis un smartphone le temps de la pose bière est d?éviter le silence qui pourrait faire fuir les auditeurs .
Conclusion: montage/réglage super rapide/simple
un système de qualité sonore qui ravira les musiciens, DJ's et même le particulier grâce a la fonction bluetooth.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
699 €
All prices incl. VAT
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times

Delivery free of charge expected between Tuesday, 9.03. and Wednesday, 10.03.

Share This Product
Your Contacts
Phone: +49-9546-9223-35
FAX: +49-9546-9223-24
 
 
 
 
 
Online Guides
Choosing a PA System
Choosing a PA System
Whether you’re a fan, a promoter or a performer, the refined craft of live sound is vitally important.
 
 
 
 
 
Downloads
 
 
 
 
 
test results:
* The prices shown include VAT. and are valid as long as stocks last. Please click here for international shipping rates. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. All invoices will be issued in EUR.
Recently Viewed
Roland FP-30X BK

Roland FP-30X BK; Digital Piano; 88 keys PHA-4 keybed with Ivory Feel; Sound engine: 12 SuperNATURAL Piano tones, 20 E-Piano tones and 24 other tones; max. polyphony: 256 voices; Bluetooth Audio (V3.0) and Bluetooth MIDI (V4.0); build-in speaker system (two...

Recently Viewed
Erica Synths Black Joystick 2

Erica Synths Black Joystick 2; Eurorack module; Joystick with 8 CV outputs (4 channels, each with outputs for X and Y axis); 2 Gate outputs; Joystick motion recorder with 8 sec. recording time for each channel; LFO and Drone Oscillator...

(1)
Recently Viewed
Rode VXLR Pro

Rode VXLR Pro; Plug adaptor with transformer and power converter; TRS mini jack (3.5mm) to XLR3M; integrated voltage converter from phantom power (12 - 48V) to plug-in power (4V); for connecting VideoMic, VideoMic GO, VideoMicro, VideoMic Pro, VideoMic Pro+, VideoMic...

Recently Viewed
Zoom Am7

Zoom Am7, mid-side stereo microphone for Andriod devices; USB type C connection; 90º / 120º / M-S mode switchable; max. SPL: 120dB; resolution: 44.1kHz / 16Bit, 48kHz / 16Bit; for creating videos, podcasts, vlogs and more; two modes: audio and...

Recently Viewed
IK Multimedia AXE I/O + AmpliTube 5 MAX

USB 2.0 Audio Interface with Guitar Effects Software Audio interface specially designed for guitarists, 2 Inputs for instrument-, line- and microphone signals with discrete class-A preamps and switchable 48 V phantom power, Hi-Z instrument inputs at the front, of...

(1)
Recently Viewed
Dante AVIO Bluetooth IO Adapter 2x1

Bluetooth Adapter For the connection of a computer, tablet or smartphone to a Dante network via Bluetooth, Ideal for recording or playing back a stereo signal, Robust housing, Fully-functional Dante interface, Transmits 2 inputs and 1 output with 48...

Recently Viewed
Showtec ACT Fresnel 50 WW

Showtec ACT Fresnel 50 WW; DMX controlled Fresnel theater spot complete with barndoor, filter frame and 1.5 m connection cable; 40 W COB LED; Color temperature: 3200 K; Luminous flux: 3400 lm; manual zoom (10 ° - 58 °); manual...

Recently Viewed
Behringer MO240

Behringer MO240 - In-Ear Monitoring Earphones; 1x dynamic and 1x balanced armature; Impedance: 32 Ohms; Frequency response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz; max. SPL 102 dB; cable length: 1.5 m; 3.5 mm stereo jack; colour: black; incl. gold plated 6.3...

Recently Viewed
Boss WL-30XLR

Boss WL-30XLR; wireless system; plug-and-play wireless system for a standard dynamic XLR microphone; high audio performance with low latency BOSS wireless technology; frequency range: 20Hz - 20kHz; latency: 2.3ms; dynamic range: 110dB; wireless carrier frequency: 2.4GHz; easy setup with visual...

Recently Viewed
Roland FP-30X WH

Roland FP-30X WH; Digital Piano; 88 keys PHA-4 keybed with Ivory Feel; Sound engine: 12 SuperNATURAL Piano tones, 20 E-Piano tones and 24 other tones; max. polyphony: 256 voices; Bluetooth Audio (V3.0) and Bluetooth MIDI (V4.0); build-in speaker system (two...

(1)
Recently Viewed
Black Lion Audio Revolution 2x2

USB2.0 Audio Interface High-quality, two-channel recording solution with combined microphone and instrument inputs, Balanced signal path and high quality microphone preamplifier, Precise Macro-MMC clock, Power supply filtered with PG-i technology, Direct monitoring with mix control and mono switch, AD...

Recently Viewed
Elation KL Fresnel 150W 6" CW

Elation KL Fresnel 150 W 6" CW; LED Fresnel spotlight incl. barn door and colour filter frame; infinitely variable manual zoom from 15° to 38°; homogeneous 16-bit dimming; dimmer mode, dimmer curve and dimmer delay can be adjusted according to...

Give Feedback
Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page?

We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.