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post #3151 of 5097
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Originally Posted by Prime316 View Post

Quick question...
Do you guys think it's worth running a Klipsch sw-450 in same room as my 15H? The room is about 1,400 cubic feet.

Only if you intend to place it in your lap. smile.gif

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post #3152 of 5097
Nah, didn't plan on doing that. I've had it for a while and don't think of it much. Didn't even have it hooked up for a long while. I used it once to back up my Bic America 12's but have since gotten rid of those when I decided to get the 15H.
post #3153 of 5097
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Originally Posted by dr_hsu View Post

No! It would only make it worse.

Thanks Doc.

I had it sitting there an thought. Hey maybe I can use it. Not that I actually feel it's needed. Maybe I'll put it back away for a rainy day.
post #3154 of 5097
Ok guys (and Doc) I got the bug. I have the VTF3 MK4 but I want the 15H. I now have the opportunity financially to make this happen. I initially was thinking of buying another MK4, but the wife quickly shot that down. But I'm pretty sure I can weasel my way into convincing her that I can sell the MK4 and purchase the 15H for only a few hundred dollars difference. My question is, is the 15H worth the hassle over the MK4?

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post #3155 of 5097
When you got to go, you got to go. When you get the bug, you get the bug! biggrin.gif In my biased opinion, it's a significant upgrade. It also looks so much cooler! tongue.gif
post #3156 of 5097
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Originally Posted by SmokenAshes View Post

Ok guys (and Doc) I got the bug. I have the VTF3 MK4 but I want the 15H. I now have the opportunity financially to make this happen. I initially was thinking of buying another MK4, but the wife quickly shot that down. But I'm pretty sure I can weasel my way into convincing her that I can sell the MK4 and purchase the 15H for only a few hundred dollars difference. My question is, is the 15H worth the hassle over the MK4?
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Fortunately I was never in your position because when I decided to go, I went as big as possible. I own the 15H and while I can't compare it to the unit you have because I've never heard it, I would venture to say that it's worth the upgrade. I started watching the new Batman earlier tonight and had to back the best down a little.

Once I decided to go Hsu over the competitors, I took a long look at what they had on the site and the one you have caught my eye because it's numbers looked close enough to the 15H but I knew in the back of my mind that if I ordered it, I would soon be back on the site wondering...."What If".
post #3157 of 5097
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Originally Posted by Prime316 View Post

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Originally Posted by SmokenAshes View Post

Ok guys (and Doc) I got the bug. I have the VTF3 MK4 but I want the 15H. I now have the opportunity financially to make this happen. I initially was thinking of buying another MK4, but the wife quickly shot that down. But I'm pretty sure I can weasel my way into convincing her that I can sell the MK4 and purchase the 15H for only a few hundred dollars difference. My question is, is the 15H worth the hassle over the MK4?
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Once I decided to go Hsu over the competitors, I took a long look at what they had on the site and the one you have caught my eye because it's numbers looked close enough to the 15H but I knew in the back of my mind that if I ordered it, I would soon be back on the site wondering...."What If".

Exactly, I usually go big as possible but for some reason I didn't. I was trying to stay under budget but should of would of could of.

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post #3158 of 5097
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Originally Posted by SmokenAshes View Post

Exactly, I usually go big as possible but for some reason I didn't. I was trying to stay under budget but should of would of could of.
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Yeah, hindsight is 20/20. If you want it go for it. If it doesn't work for you, eat the shipping costs and send it back.
post #3159 of 5097
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

There's a seperate forum for selling stuff. The classified section.
Sorry to interrupt again guys. Do you mean there is a classified section at AVS? I didnt see one.

http://www.avsforum.com/f/208/classifieds
post #3160 of 5097
The FedEx man brought this beast by today. He asked me what it was for and I told him it was for a theater. He then asked if it was going in the local movie theater tongue.gif
I was leaning toward the Epik Empire or even two smaller subs but changed my mind last minute.
In hindsight I'm glad I went for the Hsu. I feel good confident it will suit my needs and the customer service was outstanding.
Haven't hooked it up yet since we are in the middle of moving. The urge will likely get the best of me tomorrow. I justified the purchase telling myself speakers don't change much over the years so why not get the best I can afford and keep it forever. I'll have to ban myself from this thread soon as well as the Hsu website in case something bigger/better comes along a the same price point.

post #3161 of 5097
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Originally Posted by Cobb28 View Post

The FedEx man brought this beast by today. He asked me what it was for and I told him it was for a theater. He then asked if it was going in the local movie theater tongue.gif
I was leaning toward the Epik Empire or even two smaller subs but changed my mind last minute.
In hindsight I'm glad I went for the Hsu. I feel good confident it will suit my needs and the customer service was outstanding.
Haven't hooked it up yet since we are in the middle of moving. The urge will likely get the best of me tomorrow. I justified the purchase telling myself speakers don't change much over the years so why not get the best I can afford and keep it forever. I'll have to ban myself from this thread soon as well as the Hsu website in case something bigger/better comes along a the same price point.

Niceeeeeeeeee!

One word of advice. If you are going to hook it up tomorrow, be sure to unpack it very very close to where you plan on setting it up. I made the mistake of having to carry that thing through a couple rooms. Not a good idea.

I don't have much fear of anything 'bigger' coming along anytime soon. Maybe something that might go slightly lower but that won't temp me. I will probably be holding onto my 15H for years to come. Adding another one......now that's a different story.biggrin.gif
post #3162 of 5097
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Originally Posted by Cobb28 View Post

The FedEx man brought this beast by today. He asked me what it was for and I told him it was for a theater. He then asked if it was going in the local movie theater tongue.gif
I was leaning toward the Epik Empire or even two smaller subs but changed my mind last minute.
In hindsight I'm glad I went for the Hsu. I feel good confident it will suit my needs and the customer service was outstanding.
Haven't hooked it up yet since we are in the middle of moving. The urge will likely get the best of me tomorrow. I justified the purchase telling myself speakers don't change much over the years so why not get the best I can afford and keep it forever. I'll have to ban myself from this thread soon as well as the Hsu website in case something bigger/better comes along a the same price point.

Welcome to the Hsu family! The best way to get it across the room after you take out the sub is to 'walk' it - have it on one feet by lifting the opposite corner off the floor, rotate it on the pivoted point and continue rotating off opposite feet till it gets to the new position. I do that a lot when setting them up at the shows.. biggrin.gif
post #3163 of 5097
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Originally Posted by dr_hsu View Post

Welcome to the Hsu family! The best way to get it across the room after you take out the sub is to 'walk' it - have it on one feet by lifting the opposite corner off the floor, rotate it on the pivoted point and continue rotating off opposite feet till it gets to the new position. I do that a lot when setting them up at the shows.. biggrin.gif

Oh now he reveals the secret.biggrin.gif

I figured...Hey, I'm a big guy. Carrying 120lbs....no problem. More of a problem than I thought because of the shape of the sub. Also, I had not yet put the feet on and did not want the corners of the sub on the floor.
post #3164 of 5097
I also have slate floors...i just pushed the box about 30 feet in 20 seconds! Slides on slate,carpet and wood floors like buttuh! No lifting needed ...period!
post #3165 of 5097
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Originally Posted by Prime316 View Post

Oh now he reveals the secret.biggrin.gif
I figured...Hey, I'm a big guy. Carrying 120lbs....no problem. More of a problem than I thought because of the shape of the sub. Also, I had not yet put the feet on and did not want the corners of the sub on the floor.

You could just heft it onto your shoulder and walk the across the room... That should be a piece of cake for you. tongue.gif
post #3166 of 5097
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Originally Posted by dr_hsu View Post

You could just heft it onto your shoulder and walk the across the room... That should be a piece of cake for you. tongue.gif

Dang it! Never thought of that. wink.gif
post #3167 of 5097
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I also have slate floors...i just pushed the box about 30 feet in 20 seconds! Slides on slate,carpet and wood floors like buttuh! No lifting needed ...period!

Do you have any idea what my wife would do to me if she caught me sliding anything across our wood floors?

Just so you know, it wouldn't be pretty. My theater room has carpet so I could slide it using one finger once it was in there.
post #3168 of 5097
It slides real easy on carpet, which is what I have. I ended up using the rubber donut feet because I have a bulldog running around the house and I wanted it to stay put.
post #3169 of 5097
This may have already been asked if so sorry.
So right now I am using my VTF-3 MK4 with "1 port open and EQ2" which is great for music and deep bass, but lately it is too much for movies and regular tv.
I wanted other users info about what setting you might be using for your sub? As much as I like the deep bass for music I don't listen to enough to justify having it be "too much" for my movies and tv.

Thanks,
Rustolem
post #3170 of 5097
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Originally Posted by Rustolem View Post

This may have already been asked if so sorry.
So right now I am using my VTF-3 MK4 with "1 port open and EQ2" which is great for music and deep bass, but lately it is too much for movies and regular tv.
I wanted other users info about what setting you might be using for your sub? As much as I like the deep bass for music I don't listen to enough to justify having it be "too much" for my movies and tv.
Thanks,
Rustolem

You can always go for max output with both ports open and EQ2. This will allow it to put out good bass but it won't reach as low as the sub will possibly go as with the setup you have now.

As always, you can go into your avr and reduce the subwoofer output level.
post #3171 of 5097
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Originally Posted by Rustolem View Post

This may have already been asked if so sorry.
So right now I am using my VTF-3 MK4 with "1 port open and EQ2" which is great for music and deep bass, but lately it is too much for movies and regular tv.
I wanted other users info about what setting you might be using for your sub? As much as I like the deep bass for music I don't listen to enough to justify having it be "too much" for my movies and tv.
Thanks,
Rustolem

Try a Q of 1-3..or go with the sealed mode...also great for music and the sub will be much quieter...OR... on your HT amp, just adjust the subwoofer level. Remember though it is natural that movies will sound MUCH louder than music when switching from one source to another. The bass and overall sound in movies is bumped up much much louder on DTS and 5.1 than when listening to non 5.1 music. On my amp i have 2 listening settings saved to memory one just for music and another JUST for 5.1DTS concerts and movies.
post #3172 of 5097
WOW! I ordered my sub Monday night and was disappointed to see that the ETA was Monday. I was hoping to get it before the weekend to have some time to play. Checked the tracking this morning and it said it was at a facility 30 minutes from my house, but that it was loaded on a truck for the next business day delivery, meaning Monday. We were sitting having lunch real quick before heading out for a few hours, and BAM! the truck pulls up. I may or may not have jumped up and squealed like a little school girl. I now have a couple hours to unpack to mess around until our Christmas party tonight...it would be fun to show off a little tonight. I know everyone alwasy comments on how big this beast is, but count me in as one of those who, despite hearing all those comments, was still shocked at the size of the box. Now, enough time wasted, let me go unbox!



My 65lb husky/shepherd shows how big this thing really is.
post #3173 of 5097
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Originally Posted by Nabukicks View Post

WOW! I ordered my sub Monday night and was disappointed to see that the ETA was Monday. I was hoping to get it before the weekend to have some time to play. Checked the tracking this morning and it said it was at a facility 30 minutes from my house, but that it was loaded on a truck for the next business day delivery, meaning Monday. We were sitting having lunch real quick before heading out for a few hours, and BAM! the truck pulls up. I may or may not have jumped up and squealed like a little school girl. I now have a couple hours to unpack to mess around until our Christmas party tonight...it would be fun to show off a little tonight. I know everyone alwasy comments on how big this beast is, but count me in as one of those who, despite hearing all those comments, was still shocked at the size of the box. Now, enough time wasted, let me go unbox!

My 65lb husky/shepherd shows how big this thing really is.

Come back with some pics.
post #3174 of 5097
Well I got it unboxed and set up. After just a few attempts, I think I got it the way I like it, but I may mess around more later to see if it can be even better. As you can see in the pictures, I'm coming from a little Onkyo HTIB sub, so straight out of the box the 15h sounded better. My wife has already rolled her eyes multiple times and reminded me that it can be heard out side as well, so not to play it too loud. So far I've gone through my favorite parts of Tron and Transformers, and then checked out the noted times of War of the Worlds and Master and Commander from the Master list of bass thread. Good times!

Please excuse the poor picture quality and the visible cords and stuff everywhere. This is a temporary theater until I can finish our basement for a dedicated room.

Still boxed


View of the area from the back wall riser


From above to show depth difference between new and old


Straight on
post #3175 of 5097
I haven't been on the site for a while and I needed to get caught up on things, so I have been reading some of the more recent posts. After reading all the posts about new 15H owners, I began to remember what it was like ordering mine. The excitement of placing the order and the torture of waiting for it to arrive. Luckily, it only took a few business days. I remember being floored when I saw the box, then having that Christmas morning feeling (as a grown man) when I unboxed it, hooked it up and did the calibration. Then came the part that can only be described as sheer awesomeness after running a demo of a few particular films to test it out...oh what good times. I remember being so amazed that I jumped from my chair because I wasn't expecting it. So, after having my 15H for several months, I am still amazed by it. It is the king of my setup. Dr Hsu, it is still an amazing piece of equipment. I just wanted to say that I am still extremely happy with my purchase. If anyone is reading through this post and debating on whether they should place their order, take it from one very happy customer: if you want it, get it. You will be glad you did.
post #3176 of 5097
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The best way to get it across the room after you take out the sub is to 'walk' it

That's what trained musicians call a walking bass line. (Sorry, I just HAD to.)

This moving technique may be fine for some of you, but I'm shying away from the 15H because I'm 60-years-old and my HT is upstairs. smile.gif
post #3177 of 5097
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Originally Posted by boblinds View Post

That's what trained musicians call a walking bass line. (Sorry, I just HAD to.)
This moving technique may be fine for some of you, but I'm shying away from the 15H because I'm 60-years-old and my HT is upstairs. smile.gif

I'm 65 and I would have no problem with it. I would just stand back and watch my 32 year old son do it. I keep going back and forth looking at the Power Sound XS30 and the 15H and just can't make up my mind.
I guess I would be happy with either one. Just a matter of making up my mind. Either way I'm not going to be the one lifting it. Not a chance.
post #3178 of 5097
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

I'm 65 and I would have no problem with it. I would just stand back and watch my 32 year old son do it. I keep going back and forth looking at the Power Sound XS30 and the 15H and just can't make up my mind.
I guess I would be happy with either one. Just a matter of making up my mind. Either way I'm not going to be the one lifting it. Not a chance.

If your room is large and open, go ported. If it is sealed and not overly large then you could go either way.
post #3179 of 5097
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

I'm 65 and I would have no problem with it. I would just stand back and watch my 32 year old son do it. I keep going back and forth looking at the Power Sound XS30 and the 15H and just can't make up my mind.
I guess I would be happy with either one. Just a matter of making up my mind. Either way I'm not going to be the one lifting it. Not a chance.


Come on, You know you want the 15H.biggrin.gif
post #3180 of 5097
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Originally Posted by Prime316 View Post

Come on, You know you want the 15H.biggrin.gif

I really want a ULS-15 but I wanna be able to buy food also. Is shipping included in the price? I didn't see free shipping listed.
I can't order til this coming Wednesday so I have a few days to mull things over.
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