Originally Posted by vetobe
Thought I was ready to go with the SVS and then saw the new HSU come out.
Any suggestions? Any help would be appreciated. Used for 90% HT.
I bought the redesigned SVS PB12-NSD and was quite pleased with it for movies at first since it was my first good sub. But after much listening to DVDs and music over a period of several weeks, I feel it is lacking in dynamics on demanding DVD scenes (explosions have little impact as the sub seems to run out of steam in my open room) and the bass seems to lack a bit of texture and speed (noticeable on soundtracks and even more so with music CDs).
I recently read Craigsub's comments in his subwoofer shootout about the amazing sound and measurements he's getting from the HSU VTF-3 HO, and upon discovering the just-released VTF-3 MK3 with the same enclosure size and dual 4" ports as the HO but for only $649, I ordered it immediately. I have read numerous comments in various reviews and forums about how musical HSU subs are so I am hoping the new VTF-3 MK3 will give me a bit more of what I'm after in my room.
Receiver: Marantz SR7008
Source: Oppo BDP-83 multi-region, Sony BDP790 3D
Display: Sony 45ES on Silver Ticket 120" screen
Speakers/Sub: EMP Tek R55Ti, R56Ci, R5Bi, dual Rythmik L22's