Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Plattsburgh, NY
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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.