Join Date: Jul 2009
Thinking about a HSU VTF-2 MK4, but would like some input...
I'm considering buying a HSU VTF-2 MK4. I currently run an Energy S10.3. Here's a quick run down on the Energy:
Original Msrp was $529 (I paid, from Vanns, about $249):
Product Features of s10.3 include the following:
10-inch injection-molded woofer with patented ribbed elliptical surround suspension for greater output and lower distortion
800-watt dynamic / 200-watt RMS custom matched amplifier for clean and deep bass down to 21Hz
Rigid, low-distortion MDF enclosure with black ash finish and integrated front level control
Variable crossover and phase control to blend with any speakers, low-level and speaker level inputs for connection to any receiver, amplifier or TV
Front-firing, down-ported design for maximum impact and reduced port turbulence and distortion
My room is 13x17x8, Theater use only.
I generally like my energy. It never bottoms out, has some good boom. Can rumble.
I have noticed a few specific things about it:
1) my primary frustration is how it sounds when there is loud bass heavy music in a movie. I watched the chipmunks movie with my kids the other day and the bass (during some songs... Especially rap music) was very loose and not aligned with the song (so loose it sounded out of sync). But for things like explosions, etc, it's spot on.
2) I've had issues with boominess. I've used REW... Have a BFD... And bass traps. All if that has helped some! I know the boominess is probably primarily due to the room size/shape itself.
At any rate, it looks like the HSU can be had for $600. Which is a decent coin!
Can someone who owns the HSU (or familiar with it) describe to me - specifically - what I'd gain by buying the HSU? If someone told me every bass note would be tighter --- punchier --- exactly precise... I might be sold. But I'm worried that my $600 will only buy me something that will have the ability to go louder... Not bring exponentially better clarity and jaw dropping precision.
Thanks guys (and gals!)