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Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   05-27-2004, 06:14 PM
Replies: 50
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Posted By markotran
Ironically, several Hsu and Adire box subs cost...

Ironically, several Hsu and Adire box subs cost less money than any commercial cylindrical sub that I know of. Also, Hsu has a $499 box sub (VTF-2) and $699 box sub (VTF-3) that have features like...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   05-27-2004, 05:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,059
Posted By markotran
This question is very difficult to answer...

This question is very difficult to answer because everyone has a different set of values or qualities that they desire in a sub. Some people are looking primarily for max SPL at 20Hz, some people...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   05-13-2004, 02:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,610
Posted By markotran
I think it will depend on what type of surface...

I think it will depend on what type of surface the sub is firing down upon, and where the sub is placed in room. It is a good idea to experiment. As a side experiment, trying placing a wood board...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   05-13-2004, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,610
Posted By markotran
Well Craig, I think you can make a case for...

Well Craig, I think you can make a case for having the VTF-3 MK 2.0CC or something like that. Note that this is different than the VTF-3 MK 2.5CC Curtis Chang special edition version that is yet to...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   05-13-2004, 01:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,610
Posted By markotran
The front firing VTF-3 model had a grille and it...

The front firing VTF-3 model had a grille and it looked fine. The only thing bad about it was the truck bed liner finish, which they don't use anymore thankfully.

The main reason Hsu went with...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   05-13-2004, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,610
Posted By markotran
Hsu's downfiring/spiked solution probably works...

Hsu's downfiring/spiked solution probably works well on some surfaces like berber carpeting, but it is true that different driver orientations may work better in some rooms. I have been bugging Hsu...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   05-13-2004, 01:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,610
Posted By markotran
I just responded to you :D

I just responded to you :D
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   05-13-2004, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,610
Posted By markotran
I must say, Craig, I am impressed with how much...

I must say, Craig, I am impressed with how much you were able to improve FR results on your VTF-3 MKII.

It is true that a front firing sub may react somewhat differently in room vs a down firing...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   04-04-2004, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By markotran
You might want to call them on Monday to get...

You might want to call them on Monday to get detailed instructions on how to properly set up the sub.

In the meantime, you can fill out this form to get placement advice:
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Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   04-04-2004, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By markotran
If you are looking for a brand new sub, check...

If you are looking for a brand new sub, check out the Hsu STF-1:

http://www.hsustore.com/stf1.html

Buying used will open up some other well-received options too, but of course that is an...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   04-04-2004, 08:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,666
Posted By markotran
spyboy/Artie, Look at the 7th paragraph in...

spyboy/Artie,

Look at the 7th paragraph in that review by Don Keele, beginning with "Although the measured...". Dr. Hsu has a note in that line about how you can get two and tie them together in...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   04-03-2004, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By markotran
spyboy (ie Artie), What Dr. Hsu has...

spyboy (ie Artie),

What Dr. Hsu has mentioned in the past is that you can essentially tie two TN1220HO's together and run them in push-pull configuration to reduce distortion and cancel out...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   04-03-2004, 06:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,666
Posted By markotran
spyboy (ie Artie), Keep in mind that Don...

spyboy (ie Artie),

Keep in mind that Don Keele's review was at least 5 years old, and the TN1220HO has had several driver and amp upgrades in the process. The current driver is definitely...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   04-02-2004, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By markotran
ACI is well known for their quality of music...

ACI is well known for their quality of music reproduction with their subwoofers.

Look at the ACI Force model

http://www.audioc.com/speakers/Force/intro.htm
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   04-02-2004, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 360
Posted By markotran
The differences between VTF-2 MKII and STF-2? ...

The differences between VTF-2 MKII and STF-2?

The VTF-2 MKII has 50 watts more power and variable tuning. And in the 32Hz mode, the VTF-2 MKII has two 3 inch diameter ports available. In the 25Hz...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   04-02-2004, 08:12 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,666
Posted By markotran
For what it's worth, the Velodyne's have very...

For what it's worth, the Velodyne's have very noticeably improved over the years due to advancements in the technology that they use, and the Digital Drive series is a large step forward in...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   04-02-2004, 06:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,666
Posted By markotran
If you look hard enough, you may be able to find...

If you look hard enough, you may be able to find a Velodyne Digital Drive 18inch sub for about $3k.

Did you notice that Velodyne is one of the sponsors of this forum now? Maybe they will offer a...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   04-02-2004, 06:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 652
Posted By markotran
Both of those would probably do just fine. Hsu...

Both of those would probably do just fine. Hsu often recommends an inexpensive Pioneer receiver, and they could provide the model number for you if you request.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   03-24-2004, 02:55 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,615
Posted By markotran
Actually, Dr. Hsu tends not to involve himself...

Actually, Dr. Hsu tends not to involve himself in this kind of thing. That would be Sasha most likely :D Anyway, bias of Craig was never an issue in this thread, I do not believe that is relevant to...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   03-24-2004, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By markotran
How about auditioning both systems in your home?...

How about auditioning both systems in your home? Isn't the shipping on the VT12 system only about $15 or so? I know this is not the most elegant and easy solution, but this way you would never...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   03-24-2004, 02:12 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,615
Posted By markotran
Quote: This is the kind of thing I'm talking...

Quote:
This is the kind of thing I'm talking about.... "116db at the listening position", without defining where the listening position is, or what the room gain is.... and you're talking about...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   03-24-2004, 10:00 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,615
Posted By markotran
Just to add to that list, the VTF-3 MKII is now...

Just to add to that list, the VTF-3 MKII is now available in very luxurious high gloss black finish for $849, and rosewood finish with gloss black endcaps for $899.

Some other brands to look at...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   03-24-2004, 06:48 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,615
Posted By markotran
Malor, you are so wrong. This is all about...

Malor, you are so wrong. This is all about facts! I have actually spent a lot of time doing research on various products, speaking with pro reviewers, speaking with consumers, learning details about...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   03-23-2004, 09:06 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,615
Posted By markotran
Tusken, I'd like to think that some people have...

Tusken, I'd like to think that some people have learned a thing or two from what I have had to say. I do my homework, you can count on that. :D Some people don't like me because I act as somewhat of...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   03-23-2004, 08:55 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,615
Posted By markotran
Craig, the idea is to match tuning points as...

Craig, the idea is to match tuning points as closely as possible. This is done to level the playing field. Remember that the VTF-3 MKII in max output mode is not tuned to 25Hz, but significantly...
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