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Legiarre, the guy who sold the HO had never used it. And the guy reselling it has only had it for two weeks now. Anyway, buyer beware.

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Hello

I have HSU VTF3 MK3 Sub and I am really happy with its performance, however I have issue with windows. There are three windows at my living room and when things get boomy at movies, windows start shaking and keep doing so for few seconds. I feel this is Amazing especially when my sofa start to shake, but wife don't share the same feeling. What is the solution to reduce windows shaking at my living room?

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Yes, a good VTF sub will reveal anything not secured. The door to my laundry room and most of he glass ware in my bar are on glass shelves, so that made quite a din!

As far as your windows, I would want to make sure they were structurally sound, and not being damaged. I don't know if you live in a cold weather climate, or the age of the windows. Maybe weather stripping, or placing something on the window to stop the resonance of the vibration.

I'm just guessing. It sounds like a great question for the fine support staff at HSU.

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Yes, a good VTF sub will reveal anything not secured. The door to my laundry room and most of he glass ware in my bar are on glass shelves, so that made quite a din!

As far as your windows, I would want to make sure they were structurally sound, and not being damaged. I don't know if you live in a cold weather climate, or the age of the windows. Maybe weather stripping, or placing something on the window to stop the resonance of the vibration.

I'm just guessing. It sounds like a great question for the fine support staff at HSU.

Thanks for your kind reply. Indeed VTF can make a lot of noise, for example, at Inception Movie; the amount of bass generated at the scene where the white van fall into water was ground shaking and windows were vibrating noticeably, which created uncomfortable feeling.

I live at worm weather climate country; UAE; so the glass condition has no issue; in addition the glass are quite heavy and well maintained. I can't place anything on my windows because my wife won't allow it.
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Thanks for your kind reply. Indeed VTF can make a lot of noise, for example, at Inception Movie; the amount of bass generated at the scene where the white van fall into water was ground shaking and windows were vibrating noticeably, which created uncomfortable feeling.

I live at worm weather climate country; UAE; so the glass condition has no issue; in addition the glass are quite heavy and well maintained. I can't place anything on my windows because my wife won't allow it.

Are you running your sub with 1 or 2 ports open? I find that 2 open will rattle my walls much more.
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Hello

I have HSU VTF3 MK3 Sub and I am really happy with its performance, however I have issue with windows. There are three windows at my living room and when things get boomy at movies, windows start shaking and keep doing so for few seconds. I feel this is Amazing especially when my sofa start to shake, but wife don't share the same feeling. What is the solution to reduce windows shaking at my living room?

Thanks in advance

What type of floor is your sub installed on?
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I had the same problem...run a search for DIY Bass isolators. Through Audessy on my Denon 2112 i found out i was running my sub waaaay to hot.
Now, i still get the tactile feel but i can hear much more mid bass and my music and movies are 100% better by having Audessy dial down my sub by
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I love loud bass...but if it is too much you loose alot of information from all of your other speakers.

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Hello

I have HSU VTF3 MK3 Sub and I am really happy with its performance, however I have issue with windows. There are three windows at my living room and when things get boomy at movies, windows start shaking and keep doing so for few seconds. I feel this is Amazing especially when my sofa start to shake, but wife don't share the same feeling. What is the solution to reduce windows shaking at my living room?

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What would help some is to decouple the sub from the floor.
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Legiarre, the guy who sold the HO had never used it. And the guy reselling it has only had it for two weeks now. Anyway, buyer beware.

How can you be sure? Are you the guy selling it?

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Hello

I have HSU VTF3 MK3 Sub and I am really happy with its performance, however I have issue with windows. There are three windows at my living room and when things get boomy at movies, windows start shaking and keep doing so for few seconds. I feel this is Amazing especially when my sofa start to shake, but wife don't share the same feeling. What is the solution to reduce windows shaking at my living room?

Thanks in advance

Dap window sealer will secure the glass to the wood frame and then weatherstripping will keep the window frame from shaking. Decouplers are not going to stop ULF frequencies from shaking a loose window.
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How can you be sure? Are you the guy selling it?

Please try to keep up.

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So... much shorter post tonight.

Many more tunes have been pushed through the system with the new VTF-3 MK4, and I think it's definitely dialed in. Still sounds rock solid no matter what I've thrown against it regardless of genre or listening level. The linear fashion this thing performs in as volume is turned up or down is just astounding so far.

We've also thrown three flicks at it this weekend: How to Train Your Dragon, Sorcerer's Apprentice, Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring Extended. Movie performance has been just as jaw-dropping as the music performance. No changes to any settings needed. Slams and rumbles like a champ, honestly... it's made the soundfield seem bigger. Combined with the psycho-acoustic and localization techniques used in the movie mixes with the LFE output routed to the sub, the transients and rumbles have width and height to them, regardless of how low they went.

Oh and lastly... and this is kind of hilarious. I'd no idea HGTV had so much low bass on House Hunters International. Just riotous.
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We've also thrown three flicks at it this weekend: How to Train Your Dragon, Sorcerer's Apprentice, Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring Extended. Movie performance has been just as jaw-dropping as the music performance...
Don't forget to throw Tron Legacy back in there and re-watch the action scenes. I recommend starting the moving right when he transports into the computer through the disc games. Just about every type of awesome bass can be heard in those few back-to-back scenes.

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Don't forget to throw Tron Legacy back in there and re-watch the action scenes. I recommend starting the moving right when he transports into the computer through the disc games. Just about every type of awesome bass can be heard in those few back-to-back scenes.

It was a visitor from Netflix. I'll have to wait until I can catch it at RedBox around here or get it from Netflix again here in a few weeks (got some other things to see first).

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Oh, I know all about that thread.
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Don't forget to throw Tron Legacy back in there and re-watch the action scenes.

Oh man, Tron has really nice bass. I thought it was an ok movie in the theater. But, I watched it again a couple weeks ago on blu ray (mostly due to people here saying it's got good bass), and I kid you not I was grinning ear to ear the whole movie! Not just loud bass, but low bass, and good bass. It just worked and sounded so nice! And this was only on a 2.1 setup. Got my center since, and my 2 rears this week

To put things in perspective, I also watched Cloverfield and Battle L.A. recently and I think Tron impacted me the most (overall). All three are pretty insane, though

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So up on youtube there's a few HSU sub offerings, but very few of the VTF-3 regardless of MK. Anyway, for giggles when I got home I took this with my DSLR:

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Are you running your sub with 1 or 2 ports open? I find that 2 open will rattle my walls much more.

I haven't tried running single port, but as i understand from the manual the Sub shall run lauded if I run it with single port.
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What type of floor is your sub installed on?

Granite floor
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I had the same problem...run a search for DIY Bass isolators. Through Audessy on my Denon 2112 i found out i was running my sub waaaay to hot.
Now, i still get the tactile feel but i can hear much more mid bass and my music and movies are 100% better by having Audessy dial down my sub by
8 decibles!
I love loud bass...but if it is too much you loose alot of information from all of your other speakers.

I agree with you. My AVR, reduced the Sub level by 12, in Audessy auto setup; however I don't think that is logic; since the Sub go off if it set below -12 in Audessy; I increased the level by 3 and I feel it is more than required. My living room is big, so the room size is not an issue. My sweet spot is about 10 feet from the TV.

Loud bass is great, but when I start to miss more details, it becomes really annoying with a lot of distraction
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Dap window sealer will secure the glass to the wood frame and then weatherstripping will keep the window frame from shaking. Decouplers are not going to stop ULF frequencies from shaking a loose window.

I shall look into this, because I want to stop windows from ruining my entertainment especially when volume go loud above reference level
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I haven't tried running single port, but as i understand from the manual the Sub shall run lauded if I run it with single port.

Sorry -- I'm not sure I understand.

1 port open and flipping the corresponding setting on the amp will give you deeper bass extension. 2 ports open will provide the most output and headroom.


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I agree with you. My AVR, reduced the Sub level by 12, in Audessy auto setup; however I don't think that is logic; since the Sub go off if it set below -12 in Audessy; I increased the level by 3 and I feel it is more than required. My living room is big, so the room size is not an issue. My sweet spot is about 10 feet from the TV.

Loud bass is great, but when I start to miss more details, it becomes really annoying with a lot of distraction

What position do you have the gain set on the sub? I'm guessing it is too high based on the level on your AVR (-12).

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Dang, my STF2 amp is done. It works for 5 minutes... then its dead.

So I need a replacement amp. I see Partsexpress has the Bash 300W digital amp onsale. Does anyone have the dimensions of the STF-2 amplifier?

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11" W x 7" H x 3-1/2" D. Cutout: 10" x 6-1/4".
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Dang, my STF2 amp is done. It works for 5 minutes... then its dead.

So I need a replacement amp. I see Partsexpress has the Bash 300W digital amp onsale. Does anyone have the dimensions of the STF-2 amplifier?

The amp I am looking at is
11" W x 7" H x 3-1/2" D. Cutout: 10" x 6-1/4".

I highly suggest going through HSU to get a new amp since the sub is tuned to that specific amp. Also they will most likely give you a good deal as a repeat customer.
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i highly suggest going through hsu to get a new amp since the sub is tuned to that specific amp. Also they will most likely give you a good deal as a repeat customer.

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I highly suggest going through HSU to get a new amp since the sub is tuned to that specific amp. Also they will most likely give you a good deal as a repeat customer.

I called HSU, the Amp price was not that good. The one from Parts express is 50% more powerful for 66% the cost of the HSU amp.
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Just joined the HSU owner's family. Got jbug's VTF2 MK3 (thanks jbug!). Thing is, Im in an apt now, but bought a house a couple of weeks ago and we arent moved in yet, so had the sub delivered to a friend's house for now. I didnt want to risk my temptation "testing it" in my apartment lol.

He currently has a VTF15H, and I'll be going over tomorrow night to test mine out...then we're going to hook both of them up and see what happens lol. We've got a bunch of test music and DTS movies to try...should be fun!
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Just joined the HSU owner's family. Got jbug's VTF2 MK3 (thanks jbug!). Thing is, Im in an apt now, but bought a house a couple of weeks ago and we arent moved in yet, so had the sub delivered to a friend's house for now. I didnt want to risk my temptation "testing it" in my apartment lol.

He currently has a VTF15H, and I'll be going over tomorrow night to test mine out...then we're going to hook both of them up and see what happens lol. We've got a bunch of test music and DTS movies to try...should be fun!

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If you moving out who cares if you piss people off

Because although we'll be moving in a couple of weeks, I have to pay rent through the end of Nov. I dont want the apt evicting me then hitting me with broken lease
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Because although we'll be moving in a couple of weeks, I have to pay rent through the end of Nov. I dont want the apt evicting me then hitting me with broken lease

Is your lease up nov. 30th officially or are they doing you a favor?
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