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post #61 of 67 Old 12-30-2013, 07:32 AM
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I started off with a BIC F12 sub & upgraded to an HSU VTF2-Mk4 & it made all the diff with movies & music. My living rm is 14x18 & open to a large kitchen/dining area. Sub works just fine for me. Filled out my setup with A7s fronts, A3s front wides, A6 center & A5s as surrounds. Stunning! Audyssey DSX really makes these speakers sing! biggrin.gif

I was just reading a little about the VTF2-MK4. Sounds really interesting, especially with the sealed option and the price. Can you tell me if it's good for music as well as HT? Clean tight bass is a must with the ability to bring out the best in movies without a bunch of sloppy rumbling.

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I started off with a BIC F12 sub & upgraded to an HSU VTF2-Mk4 & it made all the diff with movies & music. My living rm is 14x18 & open to a large kitchen/dining area. Sub works just fine for me. Filled out my setup with A7s fronts, A3s front wides, A6 center & A5s as surrounds. Stunning! Audyssey DSX really makes these speakers sing! biggrin.gif

Nice setup. I'll probably upgrade to A7's for the front when I move and put the A5 to the surrounds, A3 to back. I'm talking about an upgrade already and haven't even received my A5's, lol.

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Nice setup. I'll probably upgrade to A7's for the front when I move and put the A5 to the surrounds, A3 to back. I'm talking about an upgrade already and haven't even received my A5's, lol.

There ya go, down the rabbit hole. You're hooked. LOL

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I was just reading a little about the VTF2-MK4. Sounds really interesting, especially with the sealed option and the price. Can you tell me if it's good for music as well as HT? Clean tight bass is a must with the ability to bring out the best in movies without a bunch of sloppy rumbling.

Can only speak from my experience with this sub & it's the first "quality" sub I've owned, but it performs well with music. I have a cd by the Dallas Wind Symphony with a tune that towards the end an organ plays a foot pedal C note for about 60 sec & it literally rattles everything in my living rm lol. The F12 just provided lots of boom & noise like the explosions in War Horse, but the Mk4 is subtle in it's delivery, smooth to me & clear clean & concise. It can be dialed up to deliver heavy or softer bass, depending on your preferences & avr. I imagine other subs in this category perform similarly, but for me it was a matter of price. Had originally wanted a Rhythmik sub but they were oos, so not wanting to wait, ordered the HSU. No regrets! biggrin.gif

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There ya go, down the rabbit hole. You're hooked. LOL

Started out with the Monitor line as a confirmed newb, then started dreaming about the RTi's lol. I am pretty sure I'm done with speaker purchases (I'll never have enuff $ to afford the LSiM series sigh), love the cherry finish on the RTi A line; but now I'm wanting to upgrade my avr from an Onkyo HT-RC180 to an 818 simply from what I've read about Audyssey XT32 since these speakers I have perform so well with MultEQ, can only wonder how they will sound with a bit more correction & wpc!! rolleyes.gif

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Just came by this thread looking something up and wanted to report that I went with Dual PB-1000 and they came out with the PB-2000 two days after I received them. They were sweet but I ordered the PB-2000 and am entirely happy with it. Added one amp for the A6 and my LPA1 powers the rest. Absolutely outstanding performance all the way around.
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Just came by this thread looking something up and wanted to report that I went with Dual PB-1000 and they came out with the PB-2000 two days after I received them. They were sweet but I ordered the PB-2000 and am entirely happy with it. Added one amp for the A6 and my LPA1 powers the rest. Absolutely outstanding performance all the way around.

Good to hear. Can you compare the PB-1000 to the 2000? Is there that much of a difference to justify the price?

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