You forgot to add in the shipping. About $60 for the SVS, but $100 for the HSU. Makes the total swing $100, or over 15% of the purchase price.Hi, first post here, but I also was comparing these two subs, but I saw the price difference between the HSU VTF-3 MK 3 and SVS PB12-NSD as only $30. So if that is the case, and you were starting from scratch, would you get the HSU?
My home theater is a dyslexic "L". The main area is 16wx20d. The "foot" of the "L" is to the left back when facing the screen. It is 7wx8d. The ceiling is 9'. That gives the room 3384 cubic feet. There are two doors and no windows. You can see it here: http://picasaweb.google.com/dougbrucemac/HomeTheaterDoug, thanks for the info. How big is your HT room?
Mainly I wish I had a little more room. My HT is great for up to five people. Past that it's a little tight. It's fine from a practical standpoint, since we rarely have more than five folks watching. If you have a large family or plan to have a lot of friends over, you'll need more room. 16x20 is a large room, just not a large theater room.Very nice Doug, and thanks for the info on the SVS PB12-NSD. I will be starting construction on my HT room this spring. Any "wish you would have done differently" thoughts.
It seems SVS always gets the nod on this forum; maybe because they're a sponsor. I think they are both very close in performance. HSU has an edge for music and SVS for movies.I am looking for help deciding between the SVS & HSU; sub will mostly be used for movie watching, but we do enjoy our music too. Never owned a product from either manufacturer, so feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Wow, you're getting down in the 12-15hz range with the 3.3 in max output mode??? That's pretty impressive. I'd expect it to get down to 15hz or a little lower in max extension mode, but to get that in max output mode is awesome! I think the 3.3 is tuned to somewhere in the 20-22hz range in max output mode, and it's almost unheard of to hear of a ported sub getting that much useable extension below its tuning point. My Epik Castle is tuned at 19hz and I'm flat to about 15hz in-room, but my room is only 11'x10'. You must have some amazing room gain in that room of yours :yes::yes::yes:. Enjoy the sub!Ive never heard anything but great things about svs subs.Although i have the Hsu Vtf Mk3 Ho and the mbm12 and im crazy about them.
I removed the turbo and run in max output mode as im getting down to 12-15 hz without the turbo.
The mk3 is a beast and the Hsu support is phenomenal(not that svs' support isnt)i cant say enough good about these subs,the guy i bought the subs from bought an svs 13 ultra something or other,and told me he thought the hsu was more musical.