Originally Posted by Gorilla83
If you're local to Hsu you'd be CRAZY not to give them a shot. I don't think I've ready of anyone here who was disappointed with their 15H. With your size room the bigger option is probably going to be better. Yes, it's huge but like you said if the "approval" isn't there you can always return it - although it's probably doubtful that you will.
I'm quite sure I would be thrilled with the 15H. It was a VERY tough call. But in the end, it came down to this:
1) Money ($769 flat for SVS vs. nearly $1k for the Hsu, since I have to pay high SoCal sales tax on the Hsu)
2) WAF (that Hsu is BIG and TALL)
3) Convenience. Anaheim is not THAT close to me...it's about an hour each way, and at least 50% more if I hit any sort of traffic (not unlikely, since this is L.A.). I'm overbooked these days as it is, so clicking a few mouse buttons and waiting until next Monday for delivery gets things moving much easier.
4) Frankly, I'm a little concerned that the VTF-15H might deliver TOO MUCH bass, and bother the neighbors (and my wife, who already complains from the far side of the house about my tiny little Emotiva sub!).
So I decided to take the advice of the mod on that other forum and give the SVS PB12-NSD a shot. If I decide it's inadequate, I'm out about $70 to ship it back. If like it, I win! The SVS is not small, to be sure, but it's considerably smaller than the VTF-15H. (SVS: 17w x 21h x 22d / Hsu: 18w x 25h x 26d; in other words, the Hsu is an inch wider, 4" taller and 4" deeper than the already-large SVS!)
If the SVS proves noticeably inadequate, I'll ship it back, and hightail it down to Anaheim to pick up that VTF-15H. But I'm hoping the SVS will do the trick for me. I guess I'm risking the $70 return shipping on the SVS gamble, but in light of all the benefits if it works out, I think I can live with that.