View Full Version : Hertz Audio High Energy HSK165 vs Focal 165 KPS

kevin lu
05-24-2009, 11:40 PM
i am looking for a set of component around $300 - $400 for my front door and these 2 sets is fall on my price range, do anyone know about them? thanks for help.

05-24-2009, 11:41 PM
hurd of dem

05-24-2009, 11:48 PM
I have heard the focals and they sounded good, no experience with the Hertz.

There is also a nice Morel set not much over your budget, and My personal favorite CDT ES-6.5"s



05-24-2009, 11:58 PM
Ive read the Morel set is nice. Ive heard the Hertz HSK 165 and they are very impressive for the price. Ive been running focal the past 4 or 5 years and the TN52 tweeter gets bright quickly under power. I prefer the Hertz the best so far.

kevin lu
05-25-2009, 12:08 AM
hmm i might go with the Hertz, the local store sale them for $350 is that too much?

05-25-2009, 12:15 AM
In testing, the Hertz beat out the Focal's in overall performance. Can't find where I saved that PDF to.

$350? Nah. They aren't really giving you a deal.

If your budget is $400, you could suit up with some Rainbows that would outperform both the Hertz and Focal.

Morel is a totally different sound than the Hertz and Focal brands.

Hertz, Focal = Bright, upfront

Morel = Laid back, more neutral.

kevin lu
05-25-2009, 02:16 AM
do you know the model number for Morel?

kevin lu
05-25-2009, 02:26 AM
another set i was looking up is Mc Intosh MSS630 cost $400 at Dealercostcaraudio.com, do anyone know about them? thanks for help.

05-25-2009, 02:55 AM
if u want more "natural" sound ...u should look into DLS ...!




05-25-2009, 02:57 AM
If I was you, I would just take MrDave's advice. He knows what he is talking about.

kevin lu
05-25-2009, 10:30 AM
heard a lot about Morel and Rainbow stuff but never have a chance to try, i will get into it this time, if you have tried them in the past please give me the model number thanks .

05-25-2009, 10:48 AM
The morel tempo 6 and the hertz hsk 165 are both around $250 a pair if you look around. Woofersetc has the morel's for $249.99 with free shipping. I chose the morels after hearing both the because they are better balanced between tweeter and mids.

Theres no replacement for good sound deadner.

05-25-2009, 02:25 PM
The Focal have a very sharp tweeter so if that is not what you like then you may want to look at other comps with soft dome tweeters. Morel, Rainbow, Image Dynamics, CDT and Dyn are nice sounding comps with smooth tweeters.

05-25-2009, 02:34 PM
I've heard the Focal's and wasn't impressed, I don't know if I was expecting too much due to all the hype I had been hearing bout them but I just wasn't inpressed. I liked my Z6's way more over everything that was demoed for me by the local Focal dealer in their lineup.
I haven't heard the Hertz either but I'm hearing plently of great reviews so who knows......as was stated before check out the Rainbows cause I can tell you that you definetly won't be disappointed......:D:D:D

kevin lu
05-26-2009, 01:11 AM
i will go with Rainbow SLC 365 a company making a pair of component for $10k :crazy:so i think they knows what they doing, pay $359 at Wooferetc.com with free shipping, thanks everyone for your help.

05-26-2009, 08:58 AM
Don't buy them from woofers etc... from what I understand, they got a bunch of old stock but aren't actually regular dealers of rainbow.

send a PM to Don @ unexpected creations - 6spdcoupe on the forums about rainbow stuff.

In that price range, i'd look at a set of rainbow germaniums if you want to avoid the hassle of a 3-way install.

kevin lu
05-26-2009, 11:04 AM
thanks headless.