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I enjoyed the movie but it is a very sad story. (Had not seen it yet) The UHD version looks & sounds great.


Going by what happened in the movie, yep boneheaded decision cost lives and the environment.


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Yes, you do!... I assume like me, you may have viewed it first as a Rental version... which thanks to our friends at Lionsgate studios, is limited to the Dolby Digital 5.1.... But, what has been noted on various threads is that the rental version of this movie seems very low and subdued for some reason.... when compared to the Dolby Atmos version .... which really cranks!
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Yes, you do!... I assume like me, you may have viewed it first as a Rental version... which thanks to our friends at Lionsgate studios, is limited to the Dolby Digital 5.1.... But, what has been noted on various threads is that the rental version of this movie seems very low and subdued for some reason.... when compared to the Dolby Atmos version .... which really cranks!
Yep I did! I usually buy movies that I really like but I have been cutting back a bit (selling a home). I will buy this soon enough so I can get the full audio monty. At least I bought the Hacksaw Ridge (Lionsgate release) and that movie is great and pummels with uber low bass!
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Watching U2 iNNOCENCE eXperience BRD, the difference this sub makes is night & day.

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Just wanted to post my excitement in this thread. After much deliberation, I ordered myself a VTF-3 MK5 HP last week! It is scheduled to arrive this Tuesday, and I can't wait! This will be my first "serious" subwoofer, as I am upgrading from my current set-up of dual BIC F12's. I had my heart set on the VTF-15H MK2, but I just didn't have the funds or space for it. I'm hoping the MK5 will offer a noticeable improvement over my 2 F12's.
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Just ordered a VTF-15H Mk 2. Fingers crossed it'll give me the impact I'm hoping for. Arrives on Thursday...and I leave on a trip the next day.
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Just ordered a VTF-15H Mk 2. Fingers crossed it'll give me the impact I'm hoping for. Arrives on Thursday...and I leave on a trip the next day.
Are you upgrading from something else, or will this be your first subwoofer? If you are upgrading, what do you currently have?
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Are you upgrading from something else, or will this be your first subwoofer? If you are upgrading, what do you currently have?
I've got a 15 year old (or more???) Polk PSW-505. It's not the same as the current version 505. Mine is a 12" driver (some sort of BASH amp), with two rear ports. The current 505s are different. It's been good, but I'm looking for more: More depth, more clarity, more "oomph".
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Just ordered a VTF-15H Mk 2. Fingers crossed it'll give me the impact I'm hoping for. Arrives on Thursday...and I leave on a trip the next day.
Uhhhhhhh, i think the you will get just abit more impact on the new sub
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Uhhhhhhh, i think the you will get just abit more impact on the new sub
Yea, just a touch. I'm betting the next post we see from him is something along the lines of "this thing rocks!"...
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I've got a 15 year old (or more???) Polk PSW-505. It's not the same as the current version 505. Mine is a 12" driver (some sort of BASH amp), with two rear ports. The current 505s are different. It's been good, but I'm looking for more: More depth, more clarity, more "oomph".
I had a 12" Mirage sub before I got my 15H MK2 about three months ago. I'm amazed at the difference between the two. The Hsu is a beast. I think you'll be very happy with it.

Oh, and, if you think you're prepared for how big it is, you aren't.
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Update on my VTF3 MKP5 HP that the amp died. Turns out it died due to power surge during a lightning storm (assuming it was during the storm) and surge protector failed to protect. Should get the amp back tomorrow. HSU has been awesome the whole experience through!
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Update on my VTF3 MKP5 HP that the amp died. Turns out it died due to power surge during a lightning storm (assuming it was during the storm) and surge protector failed to protect. Should get the amp back tomorrow. HSU has been awesome the whole experience through!
I haven't had any problems with my sub (I shouldn't, it's only a few months old) but every time I contacted them with questions, they were extremely helpful and took the time to answer my questions. Highly recommended!
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I'm considering a 5.1.4 HT setup using HB-1 MK2 speakers for LR channels and the HC-1 for center. I already have and SVS PB2000 sub. These speakers will be going in a small to medium sized room (1800 cu ft) that will also include a projector and screen.

Trying to figure out surround and Atmos speakers for this setup.

I would like in-wall surrounds for the WAF. Does anyone have experience with the Hsu in-walls? Should I expect similar performance to the HB-1?

What about Atmos? I have no idea how to match a speaker with a horn tweeter to a typical ceiling speaker which would likely have a silk or aluminum dome tweeter. Getting a reasonably close timbre would seem difficult. I saw in one of the posters sig's that he used Focal ceiling speakers, but those are $600/ea!
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My VTF-3 MK5 HP arrived yesterday, and boy am I impressed!! First off, it's much bigger in person than in pictures, thing is an absolute beast. I'm now very happy that I went with it over the 15H MK2, as I can now officially say the 15H would not have fit properly. After doing the sub crawl and finding the best position, I ran Audyssey to get everything calibrated. When it was over, it gave a sub trim of -5db which I was satisfied with. That was using the initial set-up settings with the gain at 9 o'clock. I then played around with it for awhile, and eventually raised the gain to my liking which ended up being just shy of 11 o'clock. I really like LOTS of bass, so I found I had to crank it up a bit.

What I was most surprised by was the different port settings. I was fully expecting to use one port mode for max extension as I love hard hitting low bass, but found both ports open to hit very hard down low in my room. So currently I'm running it with both ports open, EQ2, and Q between .5 and .3. I will be experimenting with it more in the days to come, and plan on trying one port plugged again. I do notice a tiny bit of port chuffing at very high volume on low bass around 20hz, but it went away in one port mode.

Needless to say this single 15 destroys my previous set-up of dual BIC F12's. Only downside to the single 15 is a less even response on my couch. I only have a two seat couch, yet in one seat the bass is hotter for sure. With the dual F12's the bass was very even in both seats. But I was half expecting that moving from two subs to one. Looks like another VTF-3.5 may be in store for me in the future, just have to convince the other half. That may be difficult, since the WAF is pretty low on the VTF-3 due to it's size already lol.
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I'm considering a 5.1.4 HT setup using HB-1 MK2 speakers for LR channels and the HC-1 for center. I already have and SVS PB2000 sub. These speakers will be going in a small to medium sized room (1800 cu ft) that will also include a projector and screen.

Trying to figure out surround and Atmos speakers for this setup.

I would like in-wall surrounds for the WAF. Does anyone have experience with the Hsu in-walls? Should I expect similar performance to the HB-1?

What about Atmos? I have no idea how to match a speaker with a horn tweeter to a typical ceiling speaker which would likely have a silk or aluminum dome tweeter. Getting a reasonably close timbre would seem difficult. I saw in one of the posters sig's that he used Focal ceiling speakers, but those are $600/ea!
The HIW-1's do use the same drivers as the HB-1 Mk2's. However, they do not have a dedicated enclosure so their performance and response will not quite be the same as the HB-1 Mk2. That being said, for surround usage, they work well. Since the majority of the surround material is different than the main LRC, the timbre difference will likely not be very noticeable. Of course, having them all be the same speaker would be a plus, but I would say that you can still get excellent results with the HIW-1's as your surrounds. We actually use them for that purpose in our audition room. Since the speaker is a horn design, it does have controlled directivity, but it's off axis response would be smoother.

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I do notice a tiny bit of port chuffing at very high volume on low bass around 20hz, but it went away in one port mode.
From a novices perspective (which clearly I am) I would of excepted any possible port chuffing in single port mode not both ports open. Why would that be?

Looking at the CEA measurements I was planning on running it with both ports open since single port only seems to have a slight advantage @16hz and dual port mode walks away from single port mode at 25hz and up.
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From a novices perspective (which clearly I am) I would of excepted any possible port chuffing in single port mode not both ports open. Why would that be?

Looking at the CEA measurements I was planning on running it with both ports open since single port only seems to have a slight advantage @16hz and dual port mode walks away from single port mode at 25hz and up.
Not sure the exact reason, but it is what it is. Both ports open at LOUD volume levels with sub 22hz content I can hear slight port chuffing, seal up one port and it goes away. Clearly another benefit of the 15H MK2 as I've read the triangle ports help reduce any chance of that happening. But honestly I rarely ever listen at that volume level, plus I don't come across sub 22hz content in music that often. When playing movie content at the volume required to make the chuffing, everything else is so loud that I cannot hear the ports making noise. It was only when playing some extreme bass test tracks that I could hear it.

Just wanted to make sure, but is just shy of 11 o'clock on the gain safe for the VTF-3 MK5? I rarely listen at reference level, typically staying -10db or so. I really enjoy having powerful bass, but not at the risk of damaging my new baby.
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From a novices perspective (which clearly I am) I would of excepted any possible port chuffing in single port mode not both ports open. Why would that be?

Looking at the CEA measurements I was planning on running it with both ports open since single port only seems to have a slight advantage @16hz and dual port mode walks away from single port mode at 25hz and up.
It depends on how much output you're getting at a certain frequency. With two ports open the port tuning is 22 Hz and with one port open, it is 18 Hz. So if you're getting a lot of output around 22 Hz, that might cause port chuffing with two ports open. Versus in one port open, the tuning is significantly lower, so the port may not be moving as much air. A real world example of one of our previous subs is the turbo charger that went with our VTF-3 subs at one point. With the turbo charger addition, it extended both ports so that the tuning is the same as one port open mode, only now both ports are moving the air, so it would play significantly cleaner with less port noise and compression.

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Just wanted to make sure, but is just shy of 11 o'clock on the gain safe for the VTF-3 MK5? I rarely listen at reference level, typically staying -10db or so. I really enjoy having powerful bass, but not at the risk of damaging my new baby.
That's perfectly fine. If you start to run it upwards to 2 o'clock, I would be a bit more cautious, generally. Of course it depends on the input voltage being sent to the sub as well, but given what you stated earlier, 11 o'clock should be good.
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VTF15.2

I've run it for about an hour or two after setting it up with Audyssey and my Denon X4100W.

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Glad to hear you're enjoying it!

Just a heads up for everyone, we will be exhibiting our subs and speakers at AXPONA (April 21-23, 2017) this year. We will be exhibiting in RM #1235 ["Amazing that's the same combination I have on my luggage"] on the 12th floor. If you're in the area, stop on by. It would be a pleasure to meet you.
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Glad to hear you're enjoy it!

Just a heads up for everyone, we will be exhibiting our subs and speakers at AXPONA (April 21-23, 2017) this year. We will be exhibiting in RM #1235 ["Amazing that's the same combination I have on my luggage"] on the 12th floor. If you're in the area, stop on by. It would be a pleasure to meet you.
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Just a heads up for everyone, we will be exhibiting our subs and speakers at AXPONA (April 21-23, 2017) this year. We will be exhibiting in RM #1235 ["Amazing that's the same combination I have on my luggage"] on the 12th floor. If you're in the area, stop on by. It would be a pleasure to meet you.
Based upon my experience so far with the CCB-8 speakers I'd say make sure you have those highlighted.
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I've run it for about an hour or two after setting it up with Audyssey and my Denon X4100W.



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Okay after playing around some more with my VTF-3 MK5 I think I've settled on one port mode for movies. I can't believe how much sub 20hz content some movies have, and the fact that I was missing ALL of that content with my pair of BIC F12's, it's crazy!

I do still notice some slight port chuffing in one port mode, but only during movies since my music won't hit low and loud enough to induce it. Is it okay having the sub volume loud enough that it causes a bit of chuffing, or should I back it down a bit? I've been very careful, making sure the sub itself isn't bottoming out or making any funny noises, just trying to be extra careful.

I'm so impressed with the VTF-3 MK5, that I'm starting to wonder how much better the 15H MK2 would sound....
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Should be noted that I'm only getting the port noise at extreme volume, and only below 20hz or so. That is only with the Q set at .7, if I dial the Q down to .5 or so it really cuts down on it at the expense of a little less output down low. I've only had the sub for less than a week, so I'm still working on getting it dialed in perfectly. But once again, overall extremely impressed with how loud this thing will get, it's amazing. I can see myself adding a second one down the road.
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Might want to turn down the sub gain or lower the AVR trim just a hair.

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I would set the dial above what you had it for audyssey (when you got -5).
redo audyessy so the trim in as close to minimum but "not at minimum" (minimum is where the scale stops and you wouldn't know if it went farther)
then adjust your sub trim to your personal taste on the avr not the dial, keep it below 0
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Quick update, got the excessive port chuffing problem solved. All I had to do was set the Q at .5, and turn dynamic EQ off on my AVR. The dynamic EQ must really boost the sub 25hz area, and I hadn't thought to turn it off. With my previous set-up of dual BIC F12's, they never had an issue with it turned on. I'm assuming it's because those sub's fell on their face under 25hz, so it didn't bother them since they basically had zero output at those frequencies.

As each day passes by I fall in love with this subwoofer more and more. Now I've got a difficult decision coming up, upgrade my TV or add a second VTF-3 MK5? My current TV is an LG 50" plasma that has served me well for almost 8yrs now. But now that I've got the home theater bug, I'd like to get myself a new, larger TV. But I'm also an extreme basshead, so I'm at odds with myself lol.
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