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post #1 of 10 Old 07-12-2012, 08:18 PM - Thread Starter
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I,m looking at spending about $1000 for the sub portion of my 5.1 setup. I mostly watch movies with a little music from time to time. I really want my movies to sound awesome. I'm considering either the HSU VTF-15H or two elemental designs a2-300's. Any suggestions? Others to consider? Thanks.
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A single VTF15h will have waaay more output than two a2-300s. If you want your bass to knock you down, that's how I'd go with $1k.
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I,m looking at spending about $1000 for the sub portion of my 5.1 setup. I mostly watch movies with a little music from time to time. I really want my movies to sound awesome. I'm considering either the HSU VTF-15H or two elemental designs a2-300's. Any suggestions? Others to consider? Thanks.

I owned an A2-300, a PA-150, and now own an HSU VTF-15H. The PA-150 had more output than the A2 above 40hz, and there is no comparison to the VTF-15H. I would easily take a single 15H over two A2-300's. Throw in the amp and driver issues and horrible eD customer service and it is a nobrainer.

Hsu all the way.
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Thanks for the comments.
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At the 1000.00 price point the VTF-15H is very hard to beat and why I own one.
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Don't buy eD.

Maybe dual Epik Legends, though. $899 before shipping.
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At the 1000.00 price point the VTF-15H is very hard to beat and why I own one.

I don't own one, but I totally agree.smile.gif

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I currently own two eD A2-300s. The amp blew on one about 2 months ago and I am still waiting for a replacement amp from eD. I'm not even making a warranty claim, I just said sell me a new amp and I can't get them to answer my calls or return my "problem tickets" inquiries after I mailed in my old amp. Now I'm going to buy a VTF-15h to replace them because it's just a matter of time before the other one bites the dust... eD was decent while they worked but in the end was a waste of money. The poor man buys twice.
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I own the Epik Empire, and it would definitely need to be considered. It's actually cheaper now that they are shipped by FedEx instead of freight.

If one is going to make a simplistic assessment of the value of different alignments, it would be that sealed/IB goes the lowest, at the highest cost per dB; horns have the lowest cost per dB at the expense of size, and vented box characteristics lie in between the other two. None is inherently superior across the board, neither is any inherently inferior across the board. The one to use is the one that fits your response and output needs, available space and bank account. -BFM
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The VTF-15 was designed by Dr. Hsu, and that counts for a lot. It has garnered great reviews, the company is well respected, and by all accounts the owner is a smart designer and seems to be a good guy, all very important IMO. I would vote for the Hsu!
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