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View Full Version : Decisions, Decisions... Hertz vs. DLS vs. Boston Acoustics



jmass03
01-07-2010, 01:06 AM
I'm having a super tough time deciding on a set of speakers to run in my car. I've decided since the truck is so big ('05 Infiniti QX56) I am going to upgrade the speakers in the rear doors to a decent set of components (nothing as expensive as the fronts).

So my choices:

Hertz HSK165 - $250-$300

DLS UP6 - $330 - I ran these previously in my Audi and liked them however am considering going for something different.

DLS Iridium 6.2 - $500

Boston Acoustics SPZ60 - $550

Boston Acoustics Pro60 - $300

I am planning on using an Arc Audio KS300.4 to power the speakers. With the more expensive speakers, the Boston Acoustics SPZ60, and the DLS's Iridiums, am I really going to notice a difference paying twice the amount of say the Hertz HSK165's?

I listen to all types of music. Mostly, I want a speaker that can get loud, sound natural, and fill the entire vehicle with sound that not only myself, but the passengers can enjoy. Not that this probably matters, but I will have (1) 12 or 13 inch JLW7 or else an IDMax 12 or FI Q 12 to take care of my bass needs.

Argh - I can't decide!!

SicAudio
01-07-2010, 01:12 AM
DLS man it doesnt get any better for under 1500$

jmass03
01-07-2010, 01:47 AM
Even the lower end UP6 you feel is better than the other models?

SicAudio
01-07-2010, 01:53 AM
up6 is far from their lowend the b6a and c6a are the low end classics and even they are sweet *** setups

handmade is just well..................better lolz

Maglite
01-09-2010, 11:39 AM
DLS man it doesnt get any better for under 1500$

The DLS Iridium 6.2 are darn nice sounding.

If you were happy with the DLS you had...upgrade.

The HSK163 (3 way) are a bargain for the price....very smooth sounding.