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Serious...I will ship them, but would prefer a local sale, as shipping is no small effort...but I am unafraid...

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Have the same movie and the same sub. I have mine set to a little above 9o'clock. I know exactly which tone of the intro you are taking about. It seems as if it's a weird frequency that were not used to hearing. Yes it does sound mechanical but there should be no issue. I would suggest turning the gain down to 9/10o'clock just to be safe.
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yes that is 74/100. I really just match volumes by ear using the tone generator in the oppo. Not scientific I know.
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Have the same movie and the same sub. I have mine set to a little above 9o'clock. I know exactly which tone of the intro you are taking about. It seems as if it's a weird frequency that were not used to hearing. Yes it does sound mechanical but there should be no issue. I would suggest turning the gain down to 9/10o'clock just to be safe.
I am confused by the 9:00 setting that is being recommended. On my volume knob the lowest setting is at 8:00, so 9:00 is barely on......
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Correct it may seem like it's barely on but it kicks when its intended to. 9oclock shakes the hell out of my room. I wouldn't go more than 10oclock at the max
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I am confused by the 9:00 setting that is being recommended. On my volume knob the lowest setting is at 8:00, so 9:00 is barely on......

High gain amp.
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Correct it may seem like it's barely on but it kicks when its intended to. 9oclock shakes the hell out of my room. I wouldn't go more than 10oclock at the max
Agreed. Even just one sub at 9-10 is a lot. I seem to recal reading a test where anything above a certain point didn't add any actual output. Data bass maybe?
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Should I grab a used VTF-15H for $550 that's about a year old or just wait and pay $1k for the Mk2? Was wondering if the money saved is worth it or not.

Thanks!
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Should I grab a used VTF-15H for $550 that's about a year old or just wait and pay $1k for the Mk2? Was wondering if the money saved is worth it or not.

Thanks!
Mine is about a year old now and it still amazes me! You can't go wrong either way!
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Should I grab a used VTF-15H for $550 that's about a year old or just wait and pay $1k for the Mk2? Was wondering if the money saved is worth it or not.

Thanks!
550 for a VTF15h is a killer deal, jump on that. You will never be able to beat that price/performance ratio. You would have a hard time topping that even if you went the DIY route.
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I agree, $550 is pretty nice.
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550 for a VTF15h is a killer deal, jump on that. You will never be able to beat that price/performance ratio. You would have a hard time topping that even if you went the DIY route.
What would be a fair deal on the VTF-15H mk1 if its in supposedly new condition? A local one came up on craigslist for $700. I think that's a little high given the new model goes for $1000. Is $600 about right?
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$700 is an OK price for a used one. Not bad, but not amazing. Consider that you can not get that performance for 700 for anything new. On the other hand, for 700, it might be worth waiting for a VTF3 mk5, I think the extra 200 for a new one of those is worth it. For 600 I think a VTF15h would be a bargain and well worth it.
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What would be a fair deal on the VTF-15H mk1 if its in supposedly new condition? A local one came up on craigslist for $700. I think that's a little high given the new model goes for $1000. Is $600 about right?
Right now you can get a brand new one with shipping for $942. If $700 you might as well wait and see if Hsu will drop a bit more, especially near Black Friday, to clear the inventory for the new model.
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Vinnces, right now they can be had for 942 shipped, looks like you missed that '1' on the shipping costs. I don't know for sure, but I don't know that they will be taking further price cuts. They definitely do not want to take losses on these things although no doubt they will want some inventory space for the new ones as well.
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Vinnces, right now they can be had for 942 shipped, looks like you missed that '1' on the shipping costs. I don't know for sure, but I don't know that they will be taking further price cuts. They definitely do not want to take losses on these things although no doubt they will want some inventory space for the new ones as well.
Opps, your right. Not too sure how I got that number shipped lol. That's why the VT3-Mk5 is so tempting like you mention in my post. The price difference is so small and I guess I'm not in a rush, other then the usual "I want a new toy" feeling.
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Ok, I just got the Subwoofer back home and noticed that there is like 4 nicks on the subwoofer edge. 3 of them are superficial but one of them does go all the way through though the foam still covers it up.

My question is would that effect the subwoofer and would I need to find something to cover the hole? As you can see you can't tell it goes all the way through unless you press in and see the hole.

Thanks for the help!!

Edit: Didn't expect it to be this big and lugging this thing up 2 flight of stairs by myself was an absolute PETA. I think I pulled muscles that I didn't know I had.... :P
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I have heard of solutions of patching surround holes, but I don't know how they affect the butyl foam surround of the VTF15h. The guys in the DIY forum will know what to do though, you should ask there. Or you could call Hsu, they will help. The dents shouldn't affect anything but the puncture is a problem. You will want the seal air tight.
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I have heard of solutions of patching surround holes, but I don't know how they affect the butyl foam surround of the VTF15h. The guys in the DIY forum will know what to do though, you should ask there. Or you could call Hsu, they will help. The dents shouldn't affect anything but the puncture is a problem. You will want the seal air tight.
Alright, thanks. I will do both.
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Correct it may seem like it's barely on but it kicks when its intended to. 9oclock shakes the hell out of my room. I wouldn't go more than 10oclock at the max
Just curious what the dimensions of your room are. Mine is 15x20x8. I think it is barely big enough to develop good bass. I leave a door open when I can.
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What would be a fair deal on the VTF-15H mk1 if its in supposedly new condition? A local one came up on craigslist for $700. I think that's a little high given the new model goes for $1000. Is $600 about right?
MK1 in black is only $799 new right now!
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Just curious what the dimensions of your room are. Mine is 15x20x8. I think it is barely big enough to develop good bass. I leave a door open when I can.
Why do you leave the door open? You want the space sealed as much as possible to pressurize the room.
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Why do you leave the door open? You want the space sealed as much as possible to pressurize the room.
I thought the added volume would be a benefit. Please let me know if that is wrong.
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More room volume, need more ooomph. Less volume, do more damage with less oomph.
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Sometimes a open door can help smooth out certain wavelengths. It can be beneficial at certain frequencies. It's best to measure it both ways to be sure.
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I thought the added volume would be a benefit. Please let me know if that is wrong.
With the door open the sub will try to fill all of the connected space. Opening the door might help if your room sounds especially boomy, but most of the time you would be better off sealing the room. Easy enough to try both ways.
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With the door open the sub will try to fill all of the connected space. Opening the door might help if your room sounds especially boomy, but most of the time you would be better off sealing the room. Easy enough to try both ways.
It can be a bit boomy with the doors closed. I am considering adding another sub. I would appreciate advice from anyone whether to add another 15H or maybe I should do the mid bass module...????
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It can be a bit boomy with the doors closed. I am considering adding another sub. I would appreciate advice from anyone whether to add another 15H or maybe I should do the mid bass module...????
I would only get the MBM if the response at your listening position has a null in it above 50 Hz. If you don't know that it does, get an SPL meter and take some measurements at your listening position to see what the response is. Otherwise I would get another VTF15h.
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Does anyone know if it's ok to leave this sub on it's side? I want it up at the front of the room in my home theater, but the sub is too tall in front of my screen. Any help is appreciated!
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It won't affect the performance. However, you may want to lay it on a blanket or something so as not to scuff the finish.
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