Originally Posted by mmarki
Thanks. I thought that was the answer I would get, just wondering if it would be overkill, or something I could sell to help finance a possible new purchase. As always, I wonder how much of an upgrade the FV15 HP's would be over the HSU ULS 15's?
There was a ULS 15 and a FV15HP at the last PA GTG, check out that thread for some of the detailed reviews. I arrived a little late, only heard a portion of the ULS demo, and was still getting my bearings so was not really critically listening yet. What I heard sounded good, but I really couldn't compare well enough, look at the thread, graphs included.
There's the whole sealed (more shallow rolloff so potentially deeper but at less output) vs ported (more output down to port tune) difference. Plus the Rythmik is servo based so it is likely a little cleaner. I love my FV15HP, and even though I suspect it to be a bit better than the HSU, I don't think it's a huge gap. I think they are in the same ballpark performance wise. If I were in your shoes it would really depend on how much I could sell the HSU's for, I'd prefer the Rythmiks, but wouldn't drop a grand into a slight upgrade.
Did you see Gorilla's passive caps in the AVS store, that would be a pretty substantial jump up IMO. I was picking pieces of his ceiling out of my hair after that demo. I love my Rythmik but those things are SPL monsters. You'd need to pick up a good pro amp for them too though.
Do you have a buyer for the HSU's?