Originally Posted by ratm
Looking forward to what you buy as well
Well after a ton of research and deliberation I decided on the HSU VTF-15H. I originally had the Epik Empire at the top of my list but read through the last nine months or so of the owners thread and was concerned about all the amp issues with the empire. The owner, Chad, seems to take care of the issues, and he seems like a great guy (I had some questions and spoke to him on the phone for about 20 mins), but all the issues were a concern, along with many owners who had complaints about poor response time from Epic Customer service when they sent email or left voice messages. No question though, the Epic Empire is a great value and I can see why folks like it.
I have also never owned a sealed sub and, with the size of my room, decided ported might be better and the HSU has lots of tuning options.
I really thought about paying a little more for the Rythmik FV15HP, but with shipping is was more than than I wanted to spend, and I honestly I don't know that much about the company or their subs. Reviews seem very positive.
I have heard many HSU subs over the years and have had the pleasure of speaking to Pete a few times and they always answer the phone immediately and go out of their way to answer questions and talk about audio. I spoke to Pete about my room and the VTF-15H seemed to be the best fit vs their other offerings, including using multiple lesser subs. Worse case, I add a second down the road. But buying from HSU is definitely peace of mind. I know they have great customer service, stand by their products, and will be around for years to come.
If the Outlaw sale was still on, that would have been a tough call for me (getting two vs 1 HSU).
OP, good luck with your search and I will be sharing my thoughts in the HSU thread once I have it setup and running.