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Sinister_kid
03-16-2010, 04:15 AM
Alright well I was just wondering who here has heard of Hertz Audio? It's a company out of Italy and my buddies shop has a bunch of their equipment up on display. They are really really good quality product and even come with a 3 year warranty.

Specifically I am looking at the Energy ESK-165 and Hi-Energy HSK-165. And I'm also seeing which one would be better as far as you, who have heard of Hertz, think. Of course the Hi-Energy as higher quality but are they really worth the extra $100?

Thanks for looking!

Horsemanwill
03-16-2010, 07:35 PM
seriously? have u even read any of the posts about hertz? tehy are good speakers.

chrockfordas
06-03-2010, 12:24 PM
I have a pair of HX300Ds.I only run one because I have a small pickup.The quality is overly impressive,I have had several audio combinations and this is my first single 12 setup. It is "watt worthy",decently low, and is pretty clear.It keeps its crispy tones through high volumes.

keep_hope_alive
06-03-2010, 03:19 PM
I just installed the Hertz Mille MLK-165's in the deadend doors of a 2005 Scion tC. Amazing speakers. We closely compared the Mille to the Energy and High-Energy. The Milles are amazing. The best speakers under a grand i've ever heard.

We're going to power these babies with an Audison LRx5.1k but also considered an EP4x or HP4

We'll use Hertz subs as well, probably the HX300.

Hertz has an awesome line of speakers and amps. A local shop carries Hertz and Audison, so auditioning is easy.

twistedchild420
06-03-2010, 03:23 PM
Love my HSK 165's

bhsdriller
06-03-2010, 03:34 PM
^same here

Jh8909
06-03-2010, 03:47 PM
Love my HSK 165's

you bet your *** you do. :sneaky:

twistedchild420
06-03-2010, 03:49 PM
you bet your *** you do. :sneaky:

lol

aeroportspwn
06-03-2010, 03:51 PM
they are good speakers.

Jh8909
06-03-2010, 03:55 PM
lol

I wanna see your new subage.

kevin lu
06-05-2010, 04:23 AM
I have used MLK165 and HSK165, the MLK is about 30% better than HSK but double the price not worth it.

kevin lu
06-05-2010, 04:28 AM
I just installed the Hertz Mille MLK-165's in the deadend doors of a 2005 Scion tC. Amazing speakers. We closely compared the Mille to the Energy and High-Energy. The Milles are amazing. The best speakers under a grand i've ever heard.

We're going to power these babies with an Audison LRx5.1k but also considered an EP4x or HP4

We'll use Hertz subs as well, probably the HX300.

Hertz has an awesome line of speakers and amps. A local shop carries Hertz and Audison, so auditioning is easy.

I am running a single 12 ML3000 in a seal box with 1000rms Arc amp, the best sub ever.

GavinVoy
06-05-2010, 04:29 AM
Love my HSK 165's

ditto.

misfit138
06-05-2010, 04:30 AM
I have used MLK165 and HSK165, the MLK is about 30% better than HSK but double the price not worth it.

I've performed extensive testing and found that they're 32% better. If you're using DD amplification you get an extra Q-and-a-half, so then they'd be 32.5% better. You can't argue with science.

keep_hope_alive
06-05-2010, 10:00 PM
I've performed extensive testing and found that they're 32% better. If you're using DD amplification you get an extra Q-and-a-half, so then they'd be 32.5% better. You can't argue with science.

The MLK are well worth the price boost.

misfit138
06-05-2010, 10:08 PM
The MLK are well worth the price boost.

Only with the extra 1.5 Q boost that DD amplification would bring to the table. :fyi:

keep_hope_alive
06-06-2010, 02:06 AM
Only with the extra 1.5 Q boost that DD amplification would bring to the table. :fyi:

They are completely different component speaker systems. The HSK and the MLK are different in every way. The ML28 tweeters are MUCH better - no comparison. The ML 165 woofer is so much nicer, in every aspect - both in build architecture and sound. The crossover is even substantially better. If you've held them both, you know they are nothing alike.

I personally consider it pointless to spend that much money on a pair of speakers, and not make the incremental jump to the MLK.

The HSK are louder as a result of higher sensitivity - that's the only thing in their column as far as i'm concerned, but something I don't feel is worth the additional distortion.

Don't get me wrong, they are both nice speaker sets. For $850, the MLK are a bargain IMO ($900 after tax).

misfit138
06-06-2010, 02:13 AM
lol

keep_hope_alive
06-06-2010, 02:18 AM
FYI - I am comparing the pricing of the HSK-165XL vs the MLK-165 as "incremental". I agree that the pricing of the HSK-165 is pretty decent, not quite half the MLK, but still quite a bit less. But I wasn't a fan of the HSK-165 overall, the tweeter is awful IMO. The woofer is decent, audible midrange distortion, but that extra output and "warmth" is agreeable by most people. The HSK-165 aren't very accurate speakers IMO, whereas the MLK are unforgivingly accurate. I prefer the latter.

Side by side - I prefer the HAT Clarus over the Hertz HSK for the same price.

kevin lu
06-06-2010, 09:08 PM
FYI - I am comparing the pricing of the HSK-165XL vs the MLK-165 as "incremental". I agree that the pricing of the HSK-165 is pretty decent, not quite half the MLK, but still quite a bit less. But I wasn't a fan of the HSK-165 overall, the tweeter is awful IMO. The woofer is decent, audible midrange distortion, but that extra output and "warmth" is agreeable by most people. The HSK-165 aren't very accurate speakers IMO, whereas the MLK are unforgivingly accurate. I prefer the latter.

Side by side - I prefer the HAT Clarus over the Hertz HSK for the same price.

Not really, the Hertz HSK is $369+ tax and the HAT Clarus is $519+ tax around here.

keep_hope_alive
06-06-2010, 10:00 PM
Not really, the Hertz HSK is $369+ tax and the HAT Clarus is $519+ tax around here.

You're getting a better price on the HSK then I can. I'll have to look into that, either my memory is bad or my local shop is making an extra dime or two. Their MLK and ESK pricing was right on... I agree the Clarus should be $519, even direct from Scott.

geonfreaq
06-07-2010, 09:02 AM
These cant be the same line of HSK you guys are talking about then

HERTZ 165 HSK (italian hi-end speaker system) - eBay (item 170481550331 end time Jul-02-10 18:46:39 PDT) (http://cgi.ebay.com/HERTZ-165-HSK-italian-hi-end-speaker-system-/170481550331?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Car_Speakers&hash=item27b17e03fb)

I ordered a set from them on Saturday to try out.

keep_hope_alive
06-07-2010, 09:16 AM
good luck getting any warranty or service on a discontinued model bought from Korea - if you're lucky and it's discontinued and not a korean knock-off.

No, that's not the set we are talking about - the current version HSK isn't anything like that. Visit Hertz's website and see for yourself. We are talking about buying from authorized dealers.

geonfreaq
06-07-2010, 11:26 PM
See my problem is I have no Hertz dealers in my area and according to the website there are no dealers in the US.

Im sure there are but not being able to find them kinda limits me. That and the fact that the seller I posted came recommended from a few people on this board allong with the set I posted. Hence my purchase.

Horsemanwill
06-07-2010, 11:36 PM
UltimateLocator.com (http://www.elettromedia-usa.com/locator/)

not sure how close they are to you but i found 4 dealers in virginia

geonfreaq
06-07-2010, 11:42 PM
HOT ****!!! There is one 11 miles from me. Thanks!

Why the hell does the Hertz website not show that?

The other ones are going to get sold as soon as they get here haha. (Guy I work with wanted a set also) Id like to have the newer models :D

Horsemanwill
06-07-2010, 11:44 PM
hertz is an overseas company and just recently have they made that US site. i try to spread the word as much as possible. they are working on a link to have it linked on their home page.

it's all a matter of knowing who to ask.


i know ALOT of ppl :D

geonfreaq
06-07-2010, 11:49 PM
i know ALOT of ppl :D
So do I but most of them, dont know **** haha. They are of no help to me. See I dont even know you but you helped me out. Ill be driving out there tomorrow ;)

misfit138
06-07-2010, 11:50 PM
UltimateLocator.com (http://www.elettromedia-usa.com/locator/)

not sure how close they are to you but i found 4 dealers in virginia

That's funny, because I searched for a dealer within 250 miles and got nothing.

twistedchild420
06-08-2010, 12:02 AM
Paid 90$ for my HSK 6.5's :)

kevin lu
06-08-2010, 03:25 AM
HOT ****!!! There is one 11 miles from me. Thanks!

Why the hell does the Hertz website not show that?

The other ones are going to get sold as soon as they get here haha. (Guy I work with wanted a set also) Id like to have the newer models :D

Hope i can catch you on time, the Hertz HSK and the HAT Imagine is about the same quality but HAT is only $200 compare to the Hertz is $400.

keep_hope_alive
06-08-2010, 09:49 AM
My local shop is a Hertz/Audison dealer - in Davenport, IA. I held the new HSK-165XL yesterday (while picking up an Audison LRx5.1k, Hertz ML2500, and some HV165XL rear fill mids (same driver as in the 165XL kit) for a Scion tC build with the MLK-165 in front).

The HSK-165XL should give people a nice middle-ground step, halfway between the HSK-165 and the MLK-165 in price. The XL model uses the HT28 tweeter and a much improved midrange. Definately worth a listen.

http://www.hertzaudiovideo.com/file/img/img_hsk165xl.jpg

okiedokie
06-08-2010, 10:07 PM
Solid comp set. but pricey

90accordman
06-11-2010, 12:20 PM
im selling my like new xl's at the moment if anyones interested