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Hertz DCX 165.3

Dieci Series 6-1/2" 2-way car speakers

Item # 301DCX1653

Looking to add a little oomph to your system? Swap out your old speakers for Hertz's Dieci Series 6-1/2" car...

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Looking to add a little oomph to your system? Swap out your old speakers for Hertz's Dieci Series 6-1/2" car...

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About the Hertz DCX 165.3

Freshen up your sound

Looking to add a little oomph to your system? Swap out your old speakers for Hertz's Dieci Series 6-1/2" car speakers and take your sound to a new level. A built-in crossover channels midrange and low frequencies to a treated paper woofer with a special polyurethane surround and directs high frequencies to a PEI dome tweeter. Improved linearity and reliable performance give you impressive dynamic range for new enjoyment of old favorites.

Freshen up your sound

Looking to add a little oomph to your system? Swap out your old speakers for Hertz's Dieci Series 6-1/2" car speakers and take your sound to a new level. A built-in crossover channels midrange and low frequencies to a treated paper woofer with a special polyurethane surround and directs high frequencies to a PEI dome tweeter. Improved linearity and reliable performance give you impressive dynamic range for new enjoyment of old favorites.

The Hertz philosophy

Hertz believes that a good speaker should bring out the emotional power of the music you love. That's a high bar, but with their commitment to using premium components and boundary-pushing design, they're more than up to challenge. Comprised of music lovers, Hertz is committed to optimizing your car's sound system for total audio enjoyment.

Speaker grilles sold separately.

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Product highlights:

  • 2-way car speakers (pair)
  • 6-1/2" treated paper woofer with polyurethane surround
  • 5/8" PEI dome tweeter
  • handles up to 60 watts RMS (120 watts peak power)
  • frequency range: 60-21,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 93 dB
  • top-mount depth: 2-1/2"
  • grilles not included
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # DCX 165.3

What's in the box:

  • Two 2-way Speakers
  • Eight 3/4" Screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Owner's manual (English/ Spanish/ French/ German/ Italian/ Portuguese/ 20 Others)
  • Template on box

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Nice, need more power

JR from New Braunfels, TX on 7/27/2019

2017 Mazda 3

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Wonderful quality in an affordable package with these. They feel more expensive than they are. Unfortunately if you're looking to replace OEM speakers with these, you're going to need an amp.

Pros: High quality Excellent wound reproduction High sensitivity

Cons: Need more power to really use them

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Good bang for a few more bucks.

Steve from Little Rock, AR on 7/12/2019

2005 Acura RSX

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I just had a pair of these installed today to replace a pair of Rockford Fosgate R165X3's that I purchased from Crutchfield. These actually sound much better and of course they are twice as much. It's definitely worth the extra money. Lets face it. The price isn't bad even on a budget build for a pair of 6 and 1/2 speakers. Very crisp highs. They have a good signal that I would almost compare to HD radio. I went ahead and ordered the 5 and 1/4 DCX from Crutchfield to replace my rear speakers as well. Crutchfield is my favorite online retailer when it comes to stereo equipment. Their customer service is top notch. Very friendly staff.

Pros: Crisp sound. Not overpriced especially for being Hertz.

Cons: I don't have more of them. LOL

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Excellent!

Eric from San Diego, CA on 5/27/2019

2011 Toyota 4Runner

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I cannot believe how freekin hard these 6.5 hit, also clear & crisp & (((loud))). I have them running parallel with Alpine S 6.5's for rear door and tailgaite of 4Runner (driven by 85W RMS Alpine Amp), along with 300W self powered 10" sub. Both sets of 6.5 speakers sounded ok at first, but i thought the Hertz were distorting on lows... then I soundproofed the rear gate and sealed all the holes (the rattling, which I mistook for distortion, stopped), all of the sudden these Hertz suckers started THUMPING hitting crisp highs, huge clean base, great mids... They actually hit so hard I could barely hear the subwoofer anymore... I couldn't believe it (Alpines were also helping but Hertz started to really shine). I also have Hertz 6x9 (uno line) in the front seat door, but these 6.5 now have even more base for some reason. I'm a believer now! I recommend!!! make sure you install them properly, use good clean power (amp), sound proof & seal the door well, then you may have a excellent experience. Funny thing... I almost ripped out and returned the entire system because the "big blue box" installer totally messed up the amp input (low input setting vs high 6V RCA input causing huge static sound), and messed up x-over settings (they crossed over the 6.5s as though they were just tweets)... Once I found the issue's, the sound got really good, and then became EXCELLENT after soundproofing the tailgate (this allowed the Hertz to perform to their potential).

Pros: Crisp Clear Highs, Nice Mids, Great Lows... EXTREMELY LOUD AND CLEAN

Cons: Nothing

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Work great for a Mercedes Sprinter speaker upgrade with stock head.

Crutchfield customer from Seattle, WA on 5/3/2019

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I bought these plus the Hertz Deici tweeter and the Deici 6x9 3-way to install in a Sprinter van keeping the stock head unit. These sound great and work well with the stock head unit because they are so efficient. There is more volume than I can use even in the van, which is not the quietest of vehicles. The 6x9s are in the rear. The tweeter is a drop-in for the stock tweeter in an NCV3 Sprinter and this 165.3 2-way fits into the door with a 1" thick spacer ring -- no trimming of the door panel is required and you keep the stock look. Hint: disconnect the stock center speaker.

Pros: Great sound throughout the range.

Cons: None really....

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Hertz DCX 165.3

Jason from South Whitley on 10/19/2018

1999 Chevrolet Silverado

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Very precise crisp clean sound, very good bass response. By far one of the top 3 speakers made in my opinion.

Pros: Great price, awesome sound, very well built, large magnet, strong bass response.

Cons: None

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Features & specs

General
Speaker Size 6 1/2
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 15mm Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition PEI
Woofer Composition Treated Paper (Water-Repellent
Woofer Surround Polyurethane
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years
Specifications
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 93
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts N/A
Frequency Response 60 - 21k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage ---
Maximum RMS Wattage 60
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 120
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 9/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 5 9/16

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Features

PEI Dome Tweeter: Each speaker has a PEI (Poly-Ether-Imide) dome tweeter. PEI is a polymer film that produces a wide soundstage to improve imaging.

Woofer: The woofer cones are made of water-repellent treated paper.

Size Classification Note: Some manufacturers, including Hertz, call this size speaker a 6-1/2". Because it requires a larger cutout than a standard 6-1/2" speaker, Crutchfield has traditionally referred to this size speaker as a 6-3/4". Please enter your vehicle information to confirm fit.

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Would these do good in a motorcycle type installation?
[ YepitsDrew  Aug 28, 2019 ]
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If you can get them to fit I would think yes. They are efficient and play louder for the same power. They're also a little bright, this might help hearing over road noise. I really like mine. A significant improve over OEM.
[ John  Aug 29, 2019 ]

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