Image Dynamics vs Hertz - need advice
Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:28 PM
Need your advice.
I am narrowing down my speaker choices to either Hertz HSK 165 + HX300D or Image Dynamics XS 65 + IDQ V3 12. PricIng will be line-ball either way and is not a consideration.
Will be running on 150W RMS per channel for front stage and 600W at 2 ohm for subwoofer. Car is a small hatch and mainly for musical use with a focus on SQ - some 80s rock, a lot of musical female vocals.
I am hamstrung because the IDQ seems to have a pretty good rep but I've not been able to audition them in person. On the other hand, I have listened to the Hertz speakers and was pretty happy with them, but not sure if I can set the sub up to be as tight and tonal as I would want, and don't want to sell myself short if the ID's are clearly the better choice.
Any advice? What would Jesus do?
Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:39 PM
Hertz speakers and the IDQ?
that'd be my pick..
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:48 PM
Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:05 PM
Posted 05 April 2012 - 05:59 PM
I would suggest you try to listen to as many brands/models within your price range as you can.
Look for reviews and Internet search.
Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:34 PM
Very big fan of the IDQ however, can thump when it needs to and can be the silky smooth sound too!
Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:55 PM
Finally I have picked a front stage different to both of the above and have rolled the dice on said Internet reviews and some advice rather than a seemingly impossible 'listen in person' test.
(Will probably still go with an IDQ though. Turns out that the dual coil Hertz HX subwoofer has different TS specs than the single coil one and won't suit my enclosure as well as I thought.)
Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:16 PM