Originally Posted by sandtrooper
Just curious, but what speakers are you using for left, right and center?
this is my current setup:
My 5.1 Surround Sound System
-Polk Monitor70 Series II Fronts
-Polk CS2 Series II Center
-Polk Monitor40 Series II Rear Surrounds
-HSU VTF3-MK3 Subwoofer
-Yamaha RX-A3000 AV Receiver
-Sharp AQUOS 52" 1080p LCD TV
Originally Posted by cel4145
Now you know how well your sub kicks ass
haha it is certainly very capable...however i think i'm a bass head/sick individual
lol let me explain...
this is the current placement (3rd so far) and has proved the BEST sound thus far
so i watched lord of the rings return of the king extended on blu ray last night- it was GREAT but i have some things that are still yet to be desired..not sure if they can be satisfied by tweaking or if adding a second sub or turbo will be the only way to alleviate it...you tell me.
throughout the movie the bass was powerful- no doubt. but there was quite a bit of rumbling going on...not sure if that's just how the soundtrack is or if its my sub not cutting it in certain places- i don't have anything to compare to as I've never watched this on blu ray w/ a sub before. but there was also amazingly clear/crisp THUDS and SLAMS etc. throughout so its not like it was all rumble rumble
my second thing is this: the bass was very localizable- i knew exactly where the sub was (not just b/c i put it there
) but b/c i could HEAR it there...and this kind of bothered me as i would MUCH prefer an experience where I am SURROUNDED by the LFE- my left was lacking the experience my right was attaining.
this comes to the turbo issue and/or a second sub...i've heard SO many differing reports on whether or not the turbo is worth it..some say its AMAZING and some say its not worth it! but i've almost unanimously heard that a second sub is ALWAYS a game changer..thoughts?
i'm honestly already pondering a second vtf3-3 but i might be crazy...no i definitely am! haha i'm not ready to make a 2nd purchase in the near future but i'm definitely on the look out for a deal
the "best" bass experience arguably can be had for under 5k whereas the best stereo speaker experience is in the hundreds of thousands of dollars...this is why going for the best is not out of this world insane...it is actually attainable.
i've had $40k+ Legacy Whispers and krell amps around for a while (thanks to my audiophile freak dad...haha i'm right there with him
like father like son lol) and yes they are INCREDIBLE but the price is SO insane...the increase in experience is an arguable upgrade as to whether the 39,500 price increase is sonically worth it for that much-versus my pair of polk monitor 70's i just got shipped for $300 (all 5 speakers for $484) are just GREAT for the price. so all this to say that my "get the best" mentality paired with the attainability of the most bangin bass experience is creepin on me! LOL