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Hertz DCX 87.3

Dieci Series 3-1/2" 2-way car speakers

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Overview

Our take on the Hertz DCX 87.3

Looking to add a little oomph to your system? Swap out your old speakers for Hertz's Dieci Series 3-1/2" car speakers and take your sound to a new level. A built-in crossover channels the lower frequencies to a treated paper woofer with a special cloth 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 3-1/2" car speakers and take your sound to a new level. A built-in crossover channels the lower frequencies to a treated paper woofer with a special cloth 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.

Grilles are not included; the factory grilles should be suitable for most applications.

Product Highlights:

  • 2-way car speakers (pair)
  • 3-1/2" treated paper woofer with cloth surround
  • 5/8" PEI dome tweeter
  • handles up to 30 watts RMS (60 watts peak power)
  • frequency range: 130-21,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 92 dB
  • top-mount depth: 1-3/8"
  • grilles not included
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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

Installed in my 2018 Toyota 4Runner and impressed with the accuracy of these speakers. The basket and magnet size worked perfect in my 4Runner. Huge improvement over my stock speakers.

Bryan, Shakopee, MN

Reviews

Hertz DCX 87.3 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(9 Reviews)

Sounds great, excellent for vocals.

Kenneth from Auburn Hills, MI on 3/10/2019

2019 Toyota 4Runner
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Took a little creativity to install in the dash of my 5th gen 4runner, but it was definitely worth the effort. Vocals and highs sound loud, clear, and detailed. Even just running off the factory radio. The factory speakers sounded like the music was playing out of a paper cup... these (as well as swapping the front door speakers), was a tremendous improvement.

Pros: Sound great

Cons:

Shocking!!! Breathes 10x more life into factor 2013 Ford Explorer

Timothy from Homestead on 2/22/2019

2013 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I own a 2013 Ford Explorer with stock 9 speaker system (She's my baby and i love her). I ordered all Hertz speakers for the Center Console, Front Upper/Lower Door, and Rear Door. Speakers came in yesterday afternoon and i was out of time but wanted to get at least the center speaker installed (1 Speaker) so I did. The single addition of the the DCX 87.3 added an entirely new brilliant life to my music using. I was blown away (1 speaker so far)... Crystal clear sound and much more volume than the stock speakers of course using my same factory audit head unit. Wife went with me to drop 2 of our kids off at school and they were blown away too. Everyone was skeptical about the level of improvement only upgrading factory speakers could have and they were utterly shocked by the performance and clarity Hertz. I can't wait to install the other speakers later today/tomorrow. The stock speakers in the Ford XLT non-sony system are absolute GARBAGE btw and no wonder they sound like mud. That said i'm an audio guy. I have a nice Cerwin Vega and Onkyo Home Surround system and i have two KRK audio monitors because i dabble in music production... So for me to get this impressed over a speaker is shocking. I will add other reviews after my full upgrade but my only regret is that i didn't do this long long ago.

Pros: Sound clarity and balance is about the best I've heard for this size speaker. The efficiency of the speaker is incredible... much more volume from the speaker vs the stock speaker. I'm sold.

Cons:

Hertz DCX 87.3

Bryan from Shakopee, MN on 12/15/2018

2018 Toyota 4Runner
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed in my 2018 Toyota 4Runner and impressed with the accuracy of these speakers. The basket and magnet size worked perfect in my 4Runner. Huge improvement over my stock speakers.

Pros: Excellent fit, fantastic sound, good price

Cons: None

Amazing clarity

scott from Muskegon, MI on 11/20/2018

2016 Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great 3.5 inch speaker, the highs are way brighter than the kickers I replaced them with. Fits my 2016 ram 1500 perfect!

Pros: Cost, quality

Cons: None

Great install pics for Hertz DCX 87.3 speakers

Dino from Hudson, OH on 11/13/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers were just the thing I needed for the rear corner 'D' pillars on my Toyota FJ Cruiser. The depth of the receptacle was very shallow (~ 1.5") and the technician at Crutchfield helped me find these specifically due to that fitment issue. They worked out fantastic with some modification made to the factory brackets which I re-purposed, but I knew that up front. Great sound and combined with the Base Blockers, have the right amount of hi/lo pitch because the sub woofer is back there.

Pros:

Cons:

Clear and Bright, can be a shrill at volume.

K.P. from rocky mountains on 10/20/2018

Good specs, others that reviewed do love these indeed. I liked them however on a upper level headunit with rated power going thru these speakers they are very bright. unfortunately for me they overpowered the audiofrog 6x9s in my front doors. Maybe if these were not used in a dash position as a secondary speaker they would be OK. I suppose they could be added to dash position as primarys with subs in doors (and or in trunk) and then EQed to tame down a bit. My problem is I have Audiofrog 6x9 in front doors and they do not need tamed down at all, they are silky smooth @ 75w constant and can be played loud without a hint of harshness + can listen for long periods at volume. In my case the Hertz DCX 87.3 were shrill, very bright and I had to run EQ totally flat just to bear higher volumes. I made it 10 minutes at what I would say is 60-70% of what I consider normal loud volume. I ran the EQ to flat before end of first song, So my next step is a pair of the Morel CCWR2542-1/2" midrange drivers (they go to frequency range: 300-19,000 Hz) I'll report on those in about a month. I have JBL Stadium GTO 930 in the rear and they are slightly bright but do have the +/- 3db switch on the tweeters to tame down as suited. If the Morels are a no-go I'm done playing with dash speakers. Pictures show install I did today, did'nt get hard mounted and grilles modified as they are not staying. If you are running higher end main speakers look into the 2.5" morels or Infinity Kappa Perfect 300m

Pros: appear well made and sound very clear. I will use in a future application where these will serve as mid/upper part of a 3 way system.

Cons: full 3.5" and tweeter is well above flush, check fittment. also - My experience was not so good as my main speakers responded well to EQ but the Hertz had to be tamed down to become listenable, maybe a full matched Hertz speaker setup would be best as EQ would be consistent. I did not like these as a add on dash speaker in a otherwise good system.

Clear and Bright, can be a shrill at volume.

K.P. from rocky mountains on 10/20/2018

Good specs, others that reviewed do love these indeed. I liked them however on a upper level headunit with rated power going thru these speakers they are very bright. unfortunately for me they overpowered the audiofrog 6x9s in my front doors. Maybe if these were not used in a dash position as a secondary speaker they would be OK. I suppose they could be added to dash position as primarys with subs in doors (and or in trunk) and then EQed to tame down a bit. My problem is I have Audiofrog 6x9 in front doors and they do not need tamed down at all, they are silky smooth @ 75w constant and can be played loud without a hint of harshness + can listen for long periods at volume. In my case the Hertz DCX 87.3 were shrill, very bright and I had to run EQ totally flat just to bear higher volumes. I made it 10 minutes at what I would say is 60-70% of what I consider normal loud volume. I ran the EQ to flat before end of first song, So my next step is a pair of the Morel CCWR2542-1/2" midrange drivers (they go to frequency range: 300-19,000 Hz) I'll report on those in about a month. I have JBL Stadium GTO 930 in the rear and they are slightly bright but do have the +/- 3db switch on the tweeters to tame down as suited. If the Morels are a no-go I'm done playing with dash speakers. Pictures show install I did today, did'nt get hard mounted and grilles modified as they are not staying. If you are running higher end main speakers look into the 2.5" morels or Infinity Kappa Perfect 300m

Pros: appear well made and sound very clear. I will use in a future application where these will serve as mid/upper part of a 3 way system.

Cons: full 3.5" and tweeter is well above flush, check fittment. also - My experience was not so good as my main speakers responded well to EQ but the Hertz had to be tamed down to become listenable, maybe a full matched Hertz speaker setup would be best as EQ would be consistent. I did not like these as a add on dash speaker in a otherwise good system.

Amazing Clarity!

Ross from Magee, MS on 10/6/2018

I have installed and listened to just about every 3.5 that fits in my Ram 2500 with the Alpine 10 speaker "premium" system. The Hertz are not listed as fitting but will fit the dash corners with very minimum enlarging of the opening. It is so minor I chose to just screw it down without enlarging it. It's that minute. If you are searching for the clearest 3.5 your search is over. This is it! Detailed and reveling are the best way to describe these speakers! Very efficient. Never heard of Hertz before but these Italians really know about passion in music!

Pros: Very reveling speakers and very efficient. The clearest 3.5 I've listened to!

Cons: None.

Hertz all the way!!!

Tom from Bay City, Michigan on 8/15/2018

2013 Dodge Dart
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Vocals sounds much better than the kicker ksc 3.5 inch speakers I was using. Not that the kickers sounded bad, but I can hear a definite improvement in the sound quality of these hertz speakers. On a side note, I have the hertz hcx 690 speakers in all 4 doors. Hertz all the way!!!

Pros: Clarity & Loudness.

Cons: None that I found.

Details

Hands-on research

Features and Specs

General
Speaker Size 3 1/2
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 15mm Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition PEI
Woofer Composition Water-Repellent Treated Paper
Woofer Surround Cloth
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years
Specifications
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 92
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts N/A
Frequency Response 130 - 21k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage ---
Maximum RMS Wattage 30
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 60
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 1 3/8
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 1 7/8
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 3 3/16

Product Research

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.

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