Originally Posted by Rythmik
This is tricky. Only fire up the sub after the sub is brought to room temperature for over a day (let us be safe). There can be condensation on the eletroncis. Last winter I had a sealed sub delivered to a customer northeast in a big storm. That one was a DOA. I cannot quite figure out the reason. But let us just play safe. If the package was left to freeze outside, broght the sub into the house and unpack it and make sure it is room temperature for sufficient amount of time.
I just got my FV15HP Wednesday night. We were in a cold snap (about 18F or so) so I left it overnight to acclimate. Played with it Thursday night a couple hours, I need to figure out the PEQ better. It's replaceing a Hsu VTF3mk2 and it acts similar to that in the different places I had it except the frequency response is smoother, much cleaner and much deeper. Room is 14'x18'x8'.
Watched Battleship last night, really really like the sub, finally the smooth response I've wanted is within reach, good already but I do want to address a dip near 60-70Hz, need to play with the crossover and phase to blend with my PSB stratus Gold mains.
But the NE blizzed has hit us in New Brunswick this morning so I had to unplug all my equipment for a likely power outages and the power surges that come with them. So it's wait time again...
I'll post a review after a few days, I can say already that the FV15HP is far better sounding, far deeper, and far flatter and less boomy than the Hsu VTF3mk2 it replaced... I'm very very happy already and I haven;t gotten into the PEQ and crossover/phase adjustments to blend into the mains yet. The immediately noticeable improvement is that the sub now acts like a natural, smooth extension from the mains and provides killer bass when called on without affecting the upper frquencies.