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I got an MFW-15 with the hum thats just getting worse and worse, I know about the caps fix but I also read that it is going to eventually die a slow death anyway even with that fix so I was thinking of just getting sub replaced sooner rather than later. The options I was looking at is the MFW-15 Turbo kit, the SVS PB-2000 or HSU VTF15-H - my budget is up to $1,000 and room size is 2,000 cu ft. Any input or suggestions would be helpful. Thanks in advance!
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... I was thinking of just getting sub replaced sooner rather than later. The options I was looking at is the MFW-15 Turbo kit, the SVS PB-2000 or HSU VTF15-H - my budget is up to $1,000 and room size is 2,000 cu ft.
HSU VTF-15H.
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From what I gather, the turbo kit will get you some major performance. I don't know about its current availability though. That is probably what I would do, if I couldn't do DIY. You might investigate what you can achieve with $1k in a DIY project. After that, for $1k, I would go with the VTF15h.
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Turbo kit without a doubt. if it's not available, just pick up a nice Dayton 15" driver and external amp for your mfw-15.

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Hey guys, I've read a million threads on this already, but need your quick help just to make sure I'm on the right track. A good friend has a MFW-15 that just started humming terribly, but he has NO technical ability whatsoever...so I am trying get him a new amp. I am thinking iNuke 1000 or A500. I like the idea of the A500 because I am worried that the 1000 would be too loud with fan noise. Thoughts? Also, am I going to have issues just hooking something like this up without a highpass? Or if I tell him to take it easy on the gain know will he be ok? Thanks for the advice...I'd like to get something ordered up today so I can help him over the weekend.

Also, would the A500 bridge ok to the stock driver? Not sure what the ohm load would be and if the A500 can handle it...

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I got an MFW-15 with the hum thats just getting worse and worse, I know about the caps fix but I also read that it is going to eventually die a slow death anyway even with that fix so I was thinking of just getting sub replaced sooner rather than later. The options I was looking at is the MFW-15 Turbo kit, the SVS PB-2000 or HSU VTF15-H - my budget is up to $1,000 and room size is 2,000 cu ft. Any input or suggestions would be helpful. Thanks in advance!
A PSA XV15se would fill that space quite nicely. Put the $100 dollar saved towards some 5 star bass movies and enjoy.
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Quote: ... I was thinking of just getting sub replaced sooner rather than later. The options I was looking at is the MFW-15 Turbo kit, the SVS PB-2000 or HSU VTF15-H - my budget is up to $1,000 and room size is 2,000 cu ft.

HSU VTF-15H.
The Turbo kit would have any of those options for lunch.

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The Turbo kit would have any of those options for lunch.
And eljays final decision would eat the turbo for dinner and its cheaper
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http://www.seaton-sound-forum.com/po...pgrade-5986296

This discusses the turbo upgrade option.

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And eljays final decision would eat the turbo for dinner and its cheaper
The turbo option looks like it might give the sealed UXL-18 a good run for its money, maybe even have the edge around port tune.

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My vote here is the DIYSoundgroup flat packs and either the Dayton or SI18 drivers. For 1000, you could build a few of them. I just happen to have (6) of the Dayton 18's in the classifieds on the cheap.
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My vote here is the DIYSoundgroup flat packs and either the Dayton or SI18 drivers. For 1000, you could build a few of them. I just happen to have (6) of the Dayton 18's in the classifieds on the cheap.
Wait a second. Was this a sales pitch?

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The turbo option looks like it might give the sealed UXL-18 a good run for its money, maybe even have the edge around port tune.
Agreed.

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Wait a second. Was this a sales pitch?
Shameless, yes haha. Looks like they may be sold at this point though.
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Why not simply replace the amplifier?
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