I'll try to keep this short because i've already researched myself to death. I found this HSU VTF-3 MK3 on ebay:http://www.ebay.com/itm/160751807159...#ht_500wt_1143
1. how much MAX should I pay for it?
2. If this crack in the joint is going to be an issue?
I messaged the buyer about taking better pics of the crack and asked if there was air leaking out of it at high volume etc. but he's obviously not an audiophile and answers me with single sentences that are pretty much worthless. This sub was from a "waterfront estate" and I'm wondering if humidity would have anything to do with the paint cracking etc.
I called HSU and they told me that I most definitely the amplifier would be out of warranty and to replace it, i'd have to buy a MK IV amp for $300 if that were the case.
I'm newish here and i'm not sure if this type of stuff goes on, but please don't look at this auction and try and outbid me because you want this sub.
My other alternative is to just buy a new MK IV or i'm considering an Outlaw LFM-1 EX or a SVS PB12-NSD. The bass quality is the most important factor to me, I want precision and musicality with depth. I looked at the Rythmik FV12 and i'm intrigued by the Servo Technology, but it seems like a big risk if I don't like the sound of it. I know there are a lot of opinions out there, so feel free to express them. I really would like to know about the how the Rythmik's and SVS compare to HSU and Outlaw in musicality. I want clean, deep, full bass at low levels. My budget is $800 Firm, room size 4000 Cubic Ft. and it's for 45% music 55% HT.