Mated with a pair of Magnepan MMG's
Very happy with my VTF-15H. I've had it for about two months now, and have listened to a range of special-effects-heavy movies and a lot of classical music.
When I started my upgrade project this year, my primary L/R speakers were a pair of ESS AMT-1 Towers, which have a Heil Air Motion Transformer, a device you'll see in more modern speakers as a High Velocity Tweeter (as in Martin Logan and Goldenear speakers, among others). I was really not looking forward to finding a replacement for the ESS's, they still sound great, but I'm pretty sure I was missing out on something. Looked at a bunch of speakers and it seemed that it would take about $5K on speakers just to get to a level higher than where I was (to stay at the same level seemed to make no sense for the potential investment/expense).
I wound up buying a pair of Magnepan MMG's for $600 bucks. I was concerned about the lack of any real bass on these speakers. but the HSU VTF-15H has stepped in to pick up the slack, and then some!
I've been listening int SACD's of mostly Beethoven and I am just delighted with the way the MMG's matched with a HSU sub sound. (Like silly grin on my face happy) I wonder if there is any point in getting a larger Magnepan panel instead? Or is the extra size taken up for providing mostly greater bass extension, which I rather think I don't need? Anyone else using big subs with quasi-ribbon panels? Or would it be better to get a dedicated amp to make my grin all the wider?