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post #121 of 144 Old 03-27-2012, 03:42 PM
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Sorry, but I can't seem to find the hsu forum. Can someone direct me, please

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I found it =)
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Man, I'd be interested in purchasing some or all of that but living in the DC area makes that a no-go...

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I'm curious to know how the speakers would compare to my jamo s 606
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Guy's,i found a video on youtube that some one has posted their hsu speakers hb-1's. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MqtQVWSAAk

Just for fyi if anyone wanted to hear the quality.
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Guy's,i found a video on youtube that some one has posted their hsu speakers hb-1's. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MqtQVWSAAk

Just for fyi if anyone wanted to hear the quality.

I just saw that vid today. They sound pretty damn good even through youtube!!
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yep,i wonder what kinda receiver he was using.
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no speaker's sound quality is going to come out from youtube or any other recorded source.
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no speaker's sound quality is going to come out from youtube or any other recorded source.

This is the only YouTube speaker video I have ever seen that I would consider good evidence for buying the featured speakers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlpqBoQ1hoQ

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Guy's,i found a video on youtube that some one has posted their hsu speakers hb-1's. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MqtQVWSAAk

Just for fyi if anyone wanted to hear the quality.


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True. Quality can't be heard through YouTube , maybe is just the song?
its definitely the nicest sounding video of speakers I've heard. Anyone know that song?
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Sounds a bit like Sade, but not sure.
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Sounds a bit like Sade, but not sure.

Not Sade.

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Sounds like Diana Krall.
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Guys, any updates?

I have been searching all over the net for quality reviews and this thread is it.

I just bought the VTF 3 Mk4 and love it! I'm local to HSU Research and while picking up the sub I auditioned their speakers and I thought they were great. Absolutely incredible when you then realize the price.

I sampled a bunch of movies but just 5 min of music. I left impressed with all of it. I don't know enough to try to describe them and do them justice so I'll leave that to you guys.

I did read somewhere that you do need to angle the fronts slightly in front of you and that's exactly how Dr Hsu had it set up in his demo room. The soundstage was incredible. You could easily hear the detail but not from any particular speaker. Of course they are timbre matched but listening to a 5.1 set up I was really surprised to hear ( from the Lord of the Rings) movement and dialog clearly moving from the right, center, to the left speaker but beyond to almost where a 7.1 speaker should be.

I really enjoyed listening to them.

Soon...pic of my measly setup
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FWIW, I posted this in the Hsu owners thread, and then realized it was under subwoofers. It should also go under speakers, but I'll include a link. The HB-1's are terrific, btw.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/808485/official-hsu-owners-support-thread/6060#post_24310177
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Does anyone have a good recommendation for a specific brand of atmos up-firing speakers that could be added to the tops of HB1's? (Ones that would fit good)?

Also, I have a 5.1 set up with these now.. My AVR is 7.1 capable. Because of room layout I could only really make 7.1 front height work. Has anyone went from 5.1 to 7.1 front height? Was it a noticeable improvement?
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(the room is ~ 40'x25'x25' at peak, log walls and exposed beams and rafters).....My fears that the 3.3 wouldn't be enough for his room were unfounded and pointless. It sounded just as good in his room as it does in my 3000cu' room.......
I am looking to purchase one of the HSU packages and I am trying to decide on if the VFT-2 will be adequate for my needs or if I need to jump up to the VFT-15. The room is 20' x 20' x 18'. I was set on the VTF-2 until I got some feed back that it might be to small for my room. Based on your comment in this thread, I am questioning whether making the jump from the VFT-2 is necessary?

Now if I "need" to I will make the jump to the VTF-15, but due to the WAF and the fact that I can save $300 I am wondering what I am really getting for making the jump?

I would love to hear opinions on this.
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I am looking to purchase one of the HSU packages and I am trying to decide on if the VFT-2 will be adequate for my needs or if I need to jump up to the VFT-15. The room is 20' x 20' x 18'. I was set on the VTF-2 until I got some feed back that it might be to small for my room. Based on your comment in this thread, I am questioning whether making the jump from the VFT-2 is necessary?



Now if I "need" to I will make the jump to the VTF-15, but due to the WAF and the fact that I can save $300 I am wondering what I am really getting for making the jump?



I would love to hear opinions on this.

I know the vtf2 won't be enough. The vtf3 does a great job in my dad's room and is enough for him (his first sub). Now that it's been in there a couple of years, for me, the room needs more. I'll eventually build a twin of my DO SI 18 to go in the other side of my sofa where my vtf3 lives. Once it's done, I'll put the Hsu at my dad's place so he has two.
For the $300 difference, go with the 15h. You can always turn it down


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I know the vtf2 won't be enough. The vtf3 does a great job in my dad's room and is enough for him (his first sub). Now that it's been in there a couple of years, for me, the room needs more. I'll eventually build a twin of my DO SI 18 to go in the other side of my sofa where my vtf3 lives. Once it's done, I'll put the Hsu at my dad's place so he has two.
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Thanks for your feed back! That is what I needed to hear!
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I think you would be happy with the VTF3 mk5. It's pretty close in power and output to the VTF15h mk2, and it is a huge step up from the VTF2 while not being a whole lot more expensive.
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I think you would be happy with the VTF3 mk5. It's pretty close in power and output to the VTF15h mk2, and it is a huge step up from the VTF2 while not being a whole lot more expensive.
That is something to think about. When I first considered it, I was thinking I will just spend the $130 more and get the top of the line. But since you mentioned it, I took a closer look at the specs, and it appears to be 23% lighter and 21% smaller ( volume/ cubic ft), so this will help with the WAF.

I will have to think about this some more.
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That is something to think about. When I first considered it, I was thinking I will just spend the $130 more and get the top of the line. But since you mentioned it, I took a closer look at the specs, and it appears to be 23% lighter and 21% smaller ( volume/ cubic ft), so this will help with the WAF.

I will have to think about this some more.
It's less than a dB away in performance from the VTF15h mk2 down to 25 Hz, which is an inaudible difference. The VTF15h mk2 does have larger ports, which help to mitigate port chuffing, but that would only occur at high volumes and deep frequencies. The only performance advantages that the VTF15h mk2 has over the VTF3 mk5 are at 20 Hz and below at high output levels.
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It's less than a dB away in performance from the VTF15h mk2 down to 25 Hz, which is an inaudible difference. The VTF15h mk2 does have larger ports, which help to mitigate port chuffing, but that would only occur at high volumes and deep frequencies. The only performance advantages that the VTF15h mk2 has over the VTF3 mk5 are at 20 Hz and below at high output levels.
Yeah, plus given that it addresses the WAF, its easier to move, and it saves $130. This is the one I should go with.

Thanks for all your advice!
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