Hertz Speakers: Are they really that good? [Our Review]
Hertz is only one part of the powerful Elettromedia company, based in Italy.
Elettromedia was started in 1977, with the Hertz division founded in 1998.
For the past 20 years, Hertz has made a huge impact on the audio manufacturing market.
Hertz was started as a division that focused on loudspeakers. However, this has evolved into many areas including mobile audio parts such as:
- Digital interface processors
Backed by the many years of Elettromedia’s experience, Hertz is a leader in the car audio field. It doesn’t stop there, because you’ll also find water and dust resistant units which are perfect for using on boats.
Hertz Speakers Series.
This range is Hertz’s entry level range.
The series mostly offers coaxial speakers.
These units are perfect for upgrading a vehicle’s sound system as provided by manufacturers.
Their exterior style is classic black and grey, so most vehicle owners will love them.
Their price range also enables most owners to afford them, so anyone can have an upgrade of their auto sound.
The Dieci series offers both component speakers and coaxial systems.
They incorporate 3-way as well as 2-ways sets, so you can pick the one most appropriate for your setup. Hertz aimed at improving the sound in terms of:
You can enjoy undistorted sound at high volumes.
The complete range includes woofers, and Hertz even supplies sub boxes for the enthusiasts who want to both feel and hear the bass tones.
Hertz’ Energy series shows improvement in many aspects of car audio systems.
This improvement is both in the variety within the range, as well as the quality sound the components provide.
Whatever your preferences are, you’re sure to find it in the Energy series.Hertz includes both component and coaxial systems in this series.
You’ll see how units have an increased power performance when compared to other Hertz products. Characteristics you can look for:
- Tweeters are enhanced and uses RHFC technology
- The speakers are flatter and perfectly symmetrical
Hertz includes items such as grilles and sub boxes, so you can purchase all necessary parts for the ultimate car sound system.
Yet another upgrade in system is found in the Hi-Energy series.
This range uses state-of-the-art technology and is a much more advanced range of speakers.
Both component and coaxial speaker systems benefit from these amazing technological features:
- Tetolon domes that are soft and the exact amount of stiffness.
- This enhances frequency responseThe motor structure with its oversized neodymium magnet offers the energy this range speaks of
- The speaker baskets are made from die cast aluminum.
- Firstly, it’s protective, and secondly, it enhances the quality of the sound by preventing reflections of rear waves
- All speakers get hot, but these are kept cool by the radial venting systems
- The speakers’ cones are designed to disperse sound waves effectively
All of these features work together to offer you some of the best speakers in Hertz’s product lineup.
You can’t get better than the Mille range on Hertz’s product list.
This range is designed to offer drivers a sound experience that matches a live performance or a home stereo experience.
This is done through a focus on:
- Power handlin
- Excellent acoustics
From the crossovers to the basket and the voice coils, the Mille range uses only the best materials.
The range has variety, so whether you need a component or coaxial system, you’ll find your required items—of exceptional quality—here.
Hertz Speakers Reviews
The following 4 reviews are meant to cover some of the most popular models from Hertz. Enjoy
1. Hertz DCX 165.3
The Hertz DCX165.3 is an excellent option in terms of functionality and installation.
To top this off, the speakers’ minimalistic design is perfect to fit any car’s interior.
- Sensitivity: : 93 dB
- RMS: 60 Watts
- Peak Power: 120 Watts
- Frequency Response: 60-21,000 Hz
- 2way/3way/4way: 2-way
You can install them yourself as they’re easy to fit.
They do have an average mounting depth of 2.5”, so keep space in mind before you start the process.
The speakers support high-pitched tones as well as low notes, thanks to the neodymium tweeter and PEI dome.
However, you won’t hear your very low bass notes as it only supports from 60Hz upwards.
You’ll love that there’s virtually no resonance, thanks to the thermoplastic polyurethane surrounds.
- Excellent high frequency tones
- Not all low frequency notes are powerful
- The average mounting depth can cause space challenges
2. Hertz HSK 165
These speakers have a reputation thanks to their clarity and power.
I chose them as the best 6.5 car speakers of 2017 in my recent round-up list. Check that out too.
This makes them an excellent option to upgrade an existing car audio system.
The low frequency support is limited, so consider adding a woofer if you’re in search of pumping bass sounds.
- Sensitivity: 92 dB
- RMS: 125 watts
- Peak Power: 250 watts
- Frequency Response: 50-22,000 Hz
- 2way/3way/4way: 2-Way
Thanks to the neodymium REN tweeter you’ll get amazing high-frequency sounds.
These sounds are further enhanced by the silk used as part of the cone.
Some users say it might even be too sharp.
You may need a professional to tend to this, as it’s possible to tune the system to a correct setting so your ears will no longer get tired from these high pitches.
This speaker system incorporates tweeters, woofers and crossovers.
If you’re installing them yourself, make sure you find space for all these components.
You have to build a protective box that houses all parts; therefore, this isn’t the easiest of systems to install.
The speaker offers a range of excellent features that improve its handling power and sound quality:
The bottom plate has vents and the cone contains fiber mesh, so your sound system is protected against overheating
A huge magnet is used which enhances the energy the speaker produces and increases the control
- Excellent high frequency sounds
- The speakers can handle a lot of power, so it’s safe to connect it to an amplifier
- Low frequencies aren’t supported well
- Some users need expert help with installation
3. Hertz HCX690
You’ll love these Hertz HCX690 speakers for their range and power.
You can push a lot of watts through these speakers without damaging them.
These speakers are so good, that I chose them as the best 6x9 car speakers of 2017.
- Sensitivity: 94 dB
- RMS: 130 Watts
- Peak Power: 260 Watts
- Frequency Response: 32-23,000 Hz
- 2way/3way/4way: 3-Way
They also offer up excellent, clear sounds thanks to:
A vibration proof magnet cover.
This prevents distortion of sounds.
The damped mesh fiber used in the woofer component.
These amazing features can easily become part of your car’s sound system, because the HCX690 model is easy to install, as long as the oval shape doesn’t cause any hassle.
As long as you place them in safe compartments in your vehicle, these units won’t easily be damaged thanks to:
A die-cast aluminum basket which can withstand a lot of pressure and shock
The heat dissipation ability of all the components, so you don’t have to be concerned about the speakers overheating
When compared to other speakers of this type, you’ll love that low frequencies are supported; bass sounds from as low as 32 Hz can be heard through these speakers.
If you want even lower tones, you’ll need an additional woofer, but for the average music lover, this speaker should suffice.
- Modern, stylish look
- The speakers’ power handling is excellent, so it’s safe to connect it to an amplifier
- Even without an amp, the sound is loud and clear
- They aren’t the typical rounded shape.
- The oval structure may not fit in many cars
4. Hertz HCX130
These coaxial speakers don’t support the very low bass tones, but it produces sufficient mid and higher notes.
- Sensitivity: 91 dB
- RMS: 70 Watts
- Peak Power: 140 Watts
- Frequency Response: 60-22,000 kHz
- 2way/3way/4way: 2-Way
This is assisted by the Rotary High Frequency Contour (RHFC) system in the tweeter.
This system allows you to position the tweeter in the exact place where it produces optimum sound throughout the vehicle.
These speakers present you with all the features that are synonymous with Hertz.
This includes excellent insulation via polymer rubber surrounds, which protect the speaker units and enhance sounds.
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This is done via the “less loss” feature of these surrounds, so no sounds can be lost or bounce back to create echoes.
- Large magnet improves the control of the speaker
- The speakers are of custom shapes and sizes, so you can easily swap them out with old factory units
- The large magnet prevents easy installation in some vehicles where limited space is available
Hertz seldom disappoints. Reading through this review, I’m sure you can see how Hertz’s range of speakers offers something for every car owner.
Hertz’s signature features of durability and quality shines through in each unit, so you’re sure to enjoy your sound system if it’s got the Hertz logo attached to it.