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DLS Reference 1073

7" x 10" 3-Way Reference Series Coaxial Car Speakers (10-21073)

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DLS Reference 1073

7" x 10" 3-Way Reference Series Coaxial Car Speakers (10-21073)

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DLS Reference Series

The DLS Reference speakers eliminate listening fatigue, and offer an excellent listening experience that only a DLS speaker can provide. Being 100 watts RMS, these 3-way coaxial speakers pair well with a 4-channel amplifier for maximum clarity and reliability. The external crossover will separate high, mid and low frequencies to their respective drivers. The 1" tweeter offers very quick response combined with a subtle presence for an excellent all around sound. Try the DLS Reference Series for your next quality system and you will not regret your purchase.

Speaker Features:

  • 7" x 10" 3-Way Reference Series Coaxial Car Speakers
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 300 watts per pair / 150 watts each
    • RMS: 200 watts per pair / 100 watts each
  • Polypropylene cone
  • Rubber surrounds
  • 1" Tweeter
  • 2" Midrange
  • Fits in the same mounting hole as a 6x9"
  • Speaker grilles included
  • Separate crossover box for the lowpass bass driver unit
  • Tweeter and mid unit has an integrated crossover
  • 4 ohms impedance
  • Crossover: 12 dB high pass, 6 dB low pass
  • 5-3/4" Magnet system to create a powerful and dynamic sound in all installations
  • Frequency Range: 30-20,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 93 dB
  • Top-mount depth: 3-3/8"
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Priced Per Pair

Speaker Specifications

Series
This is the manufacturer product line of speakers.
Priced Per
Car Speakers are typically sold in pairs so you will receive 2 speakers for each speaker purchase on speakers marked "Priced Per Pair". If a speaker is marked "Priced Per Each" then the speaker is sold individually and each purchase you make will result in 1 speaker. High-powered tweeters, midrange and full-range pro audio for car speakers are typically sold per each speaker.
Speaker Size
Refers to the size of the speaker measured in inches. Every vehicle has standard application sizes. Please use our vehicle fitment guide for your vehicle's specific speaker sizes if you do not know them.
7" x 10"
Design
The number of individual drivers in a car speaker. Speakers with 2 drivers are known as a 2-way, and 3 drivers are known as a 3-way. Component systems are often referred to as "separates" because the tweeter is not attached to the midwoofer (main speaker driver) and mounts separately in a location such as a door post. Component systems typically come with an external crossover so you can easily adjust the high and low frequencies sent to both the midwoofer and the tweeter. Center channel speakers are great for those looking to have surround sound in their vehicle.
3-way
Tweeter Design
Designs such as cone, dome, semi-dome, balanced dome, and whizzer are most popular. Cone tweeters are simple, efficient and typically are the most reasonably priced. Dome tweeters are used in most home speakers, and provide a smoother and more accurate sound. Semi-dome design is one with a dome placed inside a cone. A Balanced dome driver is a semi-dome with equal reproduction area given the cone and dome portions of the driver. A whizzer tweeter is a separate tweeter cone driven by the voice coil of the woofer.
Dome
Tweeter Size
Refers to the size of the tweeter. Typically, smaller tweeters produces less output with higher frequency response.
Tweeter Composition
Materials such as polypropylene, silk, cloth, and paper are the most common, where as many more recent tweeters are now manufactured with composites such as Aluminum, Titanium, Mylar, and other materials.

PEI is an acronym for "Polyetherimide" which is an amorphous, amber transparent, high-performance thermoplastic.

Polypropylene
Woofer Composition
Lightweight woofer cone materials are essential for efficient operation. Poly cones produce exceptional sound and are sturdy against various changes in temperature. Paper cones are very efficient, and when treated for moisture resistance, will perform at a high level. Poly refers to polypropylene, which is thermoplastic or fibers that are polymers of propylene. IMPP refers to injection molded polypropylene, a commonly used process and material in speakers.
Polypropylene
Woofer Surround
A speakers surround is part of the suspension system. The surround protects the cone and prevents it from being displaced as it flexes out from the basket. It is usually made of a durable material like treated foam or rubber in order to withstand the strenuous job of producing bass frequencies.
Rubber
Peak Power Handling
Peak power handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle during a brief musical burst. The RMS power range figure is a much more reliable rating for determining the speaker's power requirements. The Peak power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
150 watts
RMS Power Handling
The RMS power is the amount of power the speaker requires to operate safely and properly. RMS Power Handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle on a continuous basis. We recommend powering your speakers or subwoofer with 80%-120% of its recommended RMS rating. The RMS power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
100 watts
Sensitivity
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
 
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
93 dB
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
30 - 20,000 Hz
Impedance (Per Voice Coil)
The load value (in ohms) that the speakers present to the amplifier per voice coil - the amount of resistance to the current flow. This is a key specification as subs wired in parallel or low impedances can create problems with your amplifier and potentially void all warranties. We encourage you to ask our support department prior to purchase if you do not understand which impedance level will suit your application best.
4 ohms
Shallow Mount Installation
This means that the subwoofer/speaker is designed to be installed in areas that do not have a lot of space. Shallow mount subwoofers are typically found under a seat or behind the seat in some trucks.

Shallow mount speakers will typically have a mounting depth of 2" or less, while shallow mount subwoofers will typically have a mounting depth of 3" or less.

No
Top-Mount Depth
The depth when installed on top of the mounting surface. Measured from the bottom of the speaker's magnet to the bottom of the mounting holes on the rim of the speaker.
3-3/8"
Cutout Dimensions
Refers to the dimensions of the hole, measured in inches, required to contain the speaker.
Hi-Res Audio Compatible
This feature refers to if the product is capable of Hi-Res Audio (HRA) playback.
Speaker Grilles
A grating or screen of metal or plastic bars or wires, mounted in front of a speaker as protection. If yes, the speakers will include matching speaker grilles. If no, there are no grilles included.
Yes
Number of Speakers
This is the number of speaker that is included in the package. Each purchase will result in receiving the number of speakers indicated here. Please note that some items will have multiple woofers in the same enclosure. For sets of component speakers, this number will refer to the number of sets of speakers (For example, 2 would indicate the purchase includes 2 woofers and 2 tweeters).

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.5
Value
3.0
Features
4.0
Design
5.0
Usability
2.5
JB

Redneckville/Temp/resident

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DLS 1073

May 19, 2011

To the reviewer above there lay your problem, don't use the crossover that comes with the speakers for the woofer side DLS has it set up to B used with their subs and to B tuned for mid bass in that kind of setup! I have heard these in a ported enclosure and they sound like good 8 inch subs when properly crossed over! Example if you have a pickup truck and use 4 of these in each corner with subs your going to blow your head off and die a happy man!!

To B clear I don't own these but have seen and heard them properly tuned!

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aztekk

Tucson, AZ

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These Speakers look really nice.

May 17, 2011

I was on the lookout for some large rear speakers for big sound. I stumbled upon these at SE and was immediately interested by the large 7/10 size and the immense magnets. This set also has a separate crossover box which is not common for rear speakers in the 6/9 and 7/10 sizes. My main intent was to get big midbass sound out of the speakers, so I dropped them into a set of enclosures also purchased at SE, and set them in the rear foot wells of my ride, powered by 100 Watts per channel.

The low bass had been completed neutered from these speakers. Try as I might, I could not get good bass, or any bass for that matter. DLS has simply filtered out all of the bass frequencies from at least 100HZ all the way down. Even jacking up the amplifier and head unit EQ made no difference. This was particularly disappointing after getting plenty of good bass from a less expensive 7/10 from a different manufacturer.

The tweeter sounded merely good, but for the money and the separate crossover components, I was looking for more detail in the high registers.

The midrange and midbass though, sounded pretty good.

Bottom line, this speaker did everything between the bass and the high frequencies pretty well. But the bass is non existent and the treble is too reticent with no detail.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

DLS1073

Weight

5.00lbs

Internal SKU

dls1073

Internal Product ID

26086

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

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