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post #21 of 67 Old 08-03-15, 09:51 AM
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Re: HSU Research VTF-3 MK5 HP Discussion Thread

Well I'm in a 3kcu-ft room and a VTF-15H MK2 which is the same subwoofer just slightly larger dimensions and it can shake my room.

1300cuft would be killer.

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The room I did that review in is 50% larger by cubic volume and the VTF-3 did remarkably well. You will have no issues whatsoever.

With regards to competitive options... this particular thread is for discussions about my review or the VTF-3. If you would like to explore other choices you should start a new thread. That way all the answers will be focused on your situation.
Based on your thorough and well-written review I went ahead and ordered myself a VTF-3 MK5. I'm sure it'll wipe the floor with the 16 year old Cerwin Vega I'm currently using.
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Based on your thorough and well-written review I went ahead and ordered myself a VTF-3 MK5. I'm sure it'll wipe the floor with the 16 year old Cerwin Vega I'm currently using.
Congrats! I suspect you're going to be pleasantly surprised. After you have everything all setup and tuned be sure to come back and let everyone know what your assessment is.

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I'm a little late to the game here. I didn't pay to much attention to your review at the time, but now that I've decided to add a sub to my main two channel system, your review is at the forefront of my research. I love the extensive ability to fine tune this sub. Being able to blend it seamlessly with my audio system is vital. Thanks for the review. Keep up the good work. HTS is lucky to have you.

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I'm a little late to the game here. I didn't pay to much attention to your review at the time, but now that I've decided to add a sub to my main two channel system, your review is at the forefront of my research. I love the extensive ability to fine tune this sub. Being able to blend it seamlessly with my audio system is vital. Thanks for the review. Keep up the good work. HTS is lucky to have you.
Thank you for the generous comment! I put in a lot of time and effort to create those reviews, so it's always nice to hear that someone has benefitted from them.

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Thank you for the generous comment! I put in a lot of time and effort to create those reviews, so it's always nice to hear that someone has benefitted from them.
It was one of your previous reviews that cost me money.... I bought into it.

This is not a good thing... you spending other peoples money like that lol

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It was one of your previous reviews that cost me money.... I bought into it.

This is not a good thing... you spending other peoples money like that lol
That's how I got this job!

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My previous sub of 26 years finally gave up the ghost in its amp, and I am in the market for a new sub solution. I was considering DIY as I've built many subs in the past (I don't want to use the old driver and would've gotten a new one), however since I no longer have nearby access to a table saw, and seemingly less time available, I am choosing to go for a more turn-key solution.

That said, and with my budget of around the $700-800 mark (it always seems to creep up, right?), the VTF-3 MK5 HP is at the top of my list, also with great thanks to Jim's excellent review of this sub!

I guess I have a question about the amp with its "only" 2-year warranty. Has anyone who has owned this sub for a good period of time now ever experienced issues with the amp? I'm sort of of the notion that if you don't overdrive it, and it hasn't failed in the first year, it should last a bit longer than the 2 year mark, correct? Just looking for people's experiences who've now had theirs for some time now. No regrets?

I was considering the VTF-15H MK2, but with shipping, it pushes the cost boundaries a bit out of my reach. That, and the extra size would be an issue for the WAF. Besides, if I ever decided to get a 2nd sub later on down the line, two VTF-3 MK5s should outperform one VTF-15H MK2, correct?

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My previous sub of 26 years finally gave up the ghost in its amp, and I am in the market for a new sub solution. I was considering DIY as I've built many subs in the past (I don't want to use the old driver and would've gotten a new one), however since I no longer have nearby access to a table saw, and seemingly less time available, I am choosing to go for a more turn-key solution.

That said, and with my budget of around the $700-800 mark (it always seems to creep up, right?), the VTF-3 MK5 HP is at the top of my list, also with great thanks to Jim's excellent review of this sub!

I guess I have a question about the amp with its "only" 2-year warranty. Has anyone who has owned this sub for a good period of time now ever experienced issues with the amp? I'm sort of of the notion that if you don't overdrive it, and it hasn't failed in the first year, it should last a bit longer than the 2 year mark, correct? Just looking for people's experiences who've now had theirs for some time now. No regrets?

I was considering the VTF-15H MK2, but with shipping, it pushes the cost boundaries a bit out of my reach. That, and the extra size would be an issue for the WAF. Besides, if I ever decided to get a 2nd sub later on down the line, two VTF-3 MK5s should outperform one VTF-15H MK2, correct?

Thanks very much for taking the time to view my post.
Mine is running great after 1 year. The VTF-15Hmk2 and the VTF-2mk5 are identical except the -15h is larger making it more effecient in the bottom end and will play roughly 3db louder at 16hz. The advantage of the bigger size VTF-15 is from 16hz-22hz. Above that they both perform identical. So dual VTF-15s would kill dual VTF-3 at those ultra low frequencies.

But yes dual VTF-3 would play louder above 22hz than a single VTF-15 but would only match a single VTF-15 16hz output.

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26 years from a subwoofer is extraordinary! If the amp hasn't gone out by then surely the driver has (usually the surround rots away long before then). You had that one-in-a-million.

HSU Research was one of the first ID (Internet Direct) companies ever, so they're a very established player. They offer a lot of value for the money, and everything I've seen from them has been top-notch. Any company can have a lemon or two, of course, but it's proven very rare with HSU. And when it does happen their customer service has always been first rate, so there's been little for people to be dissatisfied with.

I'm not sure how large your room is, or what the intended purpose for the sub would be, but if size is an issue have you considered the ULS-15? Much smaller than the VTF but still a powerhouse.

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