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just won an auction for the H100 today for $229 shipped - is that a good deal?
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Yes, great deal. It usually goes for $200-280, probably no shipping on the lower end to shipping included on the higher end of that scale.
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sweet! so excited to get it - total impulse buy but what the hell, you only live once.
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Cool. I'm sure you'll love it. It looks great, too. Spend some time setting it up right (location, calibration, etc.) and it will perform great for you.
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The original poster here: I actually got mine for $210 shipped on ebay. Some dude accepted my offer, thats cool with me. Just got it today. The thing is a monster!
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Are these better than an infinity BU-120 sub i have two of them and they are very boomy and bottom out on just about everything HT or music. I wanted to get two of these for my HT mainly for movies? would love to spend more but the little lady would not approve the PO for more than 500.00 for two...
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If you have $500, get the Hsu VTF-2 Mk3 rather than 2 H-100s. It will go almost 10Hz deeper and give you better sound quality, detail, and SPL.
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I second the VTF-2MK3!
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yeah but i have a very big room over 5000 cubic foot i need to fill with sound and i don't think just one sub will be enough... I just want to know if they will be better sounding than the infinitys i have now...

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1 VTF-2 MK3 will not only sound better, but it will fill up the space better, than 2 H100s. You'd probably need 3~4 H100s to match the output. And they still won't get to the low 20Hz range or below.

Just be sure to put the sub in a front corner, or near the listening position. The closer to the listening position, the better.
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I am getting back to my original thread here since is has been hijacked by other issues. I got my H-100 the other day, and I must say that this dude freaken rocks the crap out of my place! It is sooo damn loud. And I paid only $214 with shipping! So other subs go 10hz lower, who cares, $214! Not bad.
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I got mine for $220 shipped - my first sub.
It's definitely surpassed my expectations.
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How does the h-100 compare to the NHT SW2Si paired with the NHT SA-2 amplifier?

SW2Si
http://nhthifi.com/2006/products/vintage/sw2si.html

SA-2 Amp
http://nhthifi.com/2006/products/vintage/sa2.html

That is the sub setup my parent have, and I am looking to upgrade my SLS Audio subwoofer.
http://buysls.com/catalog/product_in...products_id=10

I was just wondering if the price of upgrading is worth the difference in sound. Also, how much would my SLS sub go for on ebay if I decide to sell it?

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Got mine today (upgrading from crappy 8" htib) so to me it's absolute gold,
I'm just not sure where to set the Volume and Frequency knobs, so like a newb I just set each one to the halfway point
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Set the freq knob to 80-100hz
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Got mine today (upgrading from crappy 8" htib) so to me it's absolute gold,
I'm just not sure where to set the Volume and Frequency knobs, so like a newb I just set each one to the halfway point

set the crossover on the sub all the way up, the subs volume about 1/3 up, the receviers sub volume to 0 and the receivers crossover according to your speakers. That's a good starting point to tweak from there.
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Thanks for the replies!

Unfortunately I still haven't replaced the HTIB receiver so I have no crossover on the receiver, only sub volume.

Still, this thing is beautiful, it really makes the old one look like a piece of garbage
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Got mine today (upgrading from crappy 8" htib) so to me it's absolute gold,
I'm just not sure where to set the Volume and Frequency knobs, so like a newb I just set each one to the halfway point

crossover freq on the sub will be inoperative if you have dolby 5.1 selected on it - if the switch is on that, it'll just output whatever the receiver gives it. I have an Onkyo HT-S790, and to my ear 100hz sounded the best to me.

Edit - ah looks like your receiver doesn't have a crossover control on it
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Not true. The crossover frequency knob on the sub will still work to limit the upper range of the signal it outputs, regardless of whether the signal is the result of a DD5.1 source processed through a receiver/prepro.

Set the crossover knob on the sub to it's highest setting, or if the sub has a switch to enable/disable the corssover then set it to Disabled. The HTIB receiver will have a fixed crossover in it's bass management circuit (likely in the 100 - 120 hz range depending on the ability of the HTIB main speakers).

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That's what supark said. Maybe you're not familiar with the sub, so you didn't catch it.

The H100 has a switch, "Dolby Digital 5.1/6.1/7.1" which disables the internal crossover, and "Dolby Pro Logic" which enables it.
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Thanks bri. My bad, sorry for any confusion.


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One last noob question, when they say it's better to position the sub facing a wall or a corner, does it mean to face the speaker driver toward the wall, or the port where the air comes out toward the wall? Because on this sub, they are on opposite sides.

Thanks for everyone's advice!
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Face the sub into the room, with the port facing the wall with about a foot of clearance if possible.
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Thank you so much Cyberbri, it sounds perfect
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Too bad for music I'm pretty sure from what I've read the STF-1 or X-Sub would fare better. Even though they are more expensive than the H100, with the smaller 8" woofers and all, that's the price you gotta pay for better musical quality.

I would've loved to get the H100 with that price if it were as competent with music as with the other brands. Too bad.
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They may cost a bit more, but not as much as people seem to think. The STF-1 is $269 delivered; the X-Sub ~ $240, IIRC (AV123 doesn't make finding the exact shipping charges easy. You have to go through the whole checkout process to find out ).

Seems a modest premium to pay to buy directly from manufacturers with top notch customer service, warranties and return privileges. No disrespect intended for the H-100, a fine choice in this price range, but it does have some solid competition that offer advantages of their own.
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Going to be picking one of these up soon. Anyone mind posting a few pics of it in general (only specific one i'd like to see is the back where the wires etc. are)? Can't find any good pics of it other than the one head on shot on the website.
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Do a search for cyberbri's posts on the H100. He put in some front and back pics.

I don't lurk as much as I used to and I NEVER listen. Comes from being old and cynical.

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Found the thread thanks. Searching his name and the h100 led me to the thread where someone else actually posted the big pics that another guy took. Credits and thanks to all involved .

Post is here for anyone looking for some pics

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&&#post8340307

Also, should i be at all concerned about the foam as opposed to rubber surrounding the cone? I know it's a "budget" sub but i'm likely to have it awhile (3-4 yrs at least) so i figured i'd ask.
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Anyway, the amp it uses is the same as the one on the Hsu STF-1, so if you're wondering what it looks like, check out th hsuresearch.com website.

And my thread's in the archives. I put the link for it in post 10 on the first page of this thread:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&&#post9583786
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