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post #31 of 67 Old 01-24-16, 09:41 PM
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Thanks very much for the responses Talley and Jim!

Yes, I was lucky to get that many years out of that old sub! It was a sealed 15", however this time around I want to go ported, or at least have the option to for its efficiency - which was why the VTF-3 MK5 was at the top of my list.

It seems I did leave some info out that may be of use. It would be used for 80% HT, and 20% music. My listening/HT area is 2200 cubic feet, however my bottom floor is more of an open floor plan, and it leads to the dining and kitchen area with no partition between them. Please see the attachment with my floor plan layout (my ceilings are 8'). The red box in the corner of the living room is where my old sub sat and where I'd like to put my new one:

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I felt the VTF-15H MK2 a tad large and just a bit expensive for me, but considering I only want one sub for now, and given my room dimensions, I'm wondering if the difference in extension it offers below the VTF-3 MK5 (16-18Hz) will be noticed/felt in other seating areas, or if its greater output is absolutely necessary given the extra ~3K ft³ that my dining room and kitchen adds to the overall space. I don't ever watch content or listen to music at reference levels, mostly in the -25 to -15 range at most (if that even makes a difference).

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I felt the VTF-15H MK2 a tad large and just a bit expensive for me, but considering I only want one sub for now, and given my room dimensions, I'm wondering if the difference in extension it offers below the VTF-3 MK5 (16-18Hz) will be noticed/felt in other seating areas, or if its greater output is absolutely necessary given the extra ~3K ft³ that my dining room and kitchen adds to the overall space. I don't ever watch content or listen to music at reference levels, mostly in the -25 to -15 range at most (if that even makes a difference).

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The difference between the VTF-3 and VTF-15H is minor, relative to their overall performance, so with an area the size of yours I'm not certain you would notice an audible difference. You should always get as much capability as the budget allows though, but I don't think either will fully load that entire space.

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Understood. Thank you very much for your input!
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Understood. Thank you very much for your input!
What Jman said. I've got the larger model and 3,000cu-ft and it handles movies great. I only want to add a second so for music I can have stereo subs and my other effort is flatter response over the entire width of my couch. I have the sweet spot MLP dialed in pretty good but the other areas are kinda choppy.

With your large space filing it to really high levels is difficult but you will enjoy plenty of low end fill for movies.

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Good to know - thanks Talley!
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The Wife said Yes!!!!! LOL I just pulled the trigger on this sub 2 minutes ago!!! I was back and forth on a few subs, PSA, SVS, and HSU. Thanks JMan for the great review, as it finally pushed me over the edge. Just a week ago, I was ready to pull the trigger on the SVS PB2000, but then started to see some comments on various forums saying this one will outperform the SVS greatly in my size room. Hopefully this sub can rock my 4,500 cu ft great room. I am going from an Earthquake Sound SuperNova MKIV10B that the amp went out on. I bought that sub 6 years ago before knowing to consider room size. I will chime back in when I receive it and get it setup.

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Glad I was able to assist. Your room is rather large, but I think you'll be quite happy with what the subwoofer can do.

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Glad I was able to assist. Your room is rather large, but I think you'll be quite happy with what the subwoofer can do.
Once budget is back in order, I plan to add a 2nd sub, so hopefully this one will hang in there for a while
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Glad I was able to assist. Your room is rather large, but I think you'll be quite happy with what the subwoofer can do.
Remember what he is coming up from. Double the output is double the output either way lol

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Remember what he is coming up from. Double the output is double the output either way lol
If it is double the output, and clean, I am in for a whole new happy :-)
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