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post #3361 of 5105
The Q setting controls the woofers damping. It will tighten up the sound as you go to a lower Q, but you do sacrifice extension when the Q is lower, in other words its a trade-off between deep bass and tight bass.

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post #3362 of 5105
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Originally Posted by jlpowell84 View Post

Ok, all set up. This thing is a beast! I love that it is so big! The finish looks much better in person. Set to 2 ports open, Q at .3, the doctor's recommendations. What does the Q control setting do?






NICE!!!!
post #3363 of 5105
I can honestly say a year later and I am still thrilled with my 15H as I have gone through my music and movie library and enjoyed them all over again thanks to the great team at HSU it has filled my sub dreams.
post #3364 of 5105
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Originally Posted by oztech View Post

I can honestly say a year later and I am still thrilled with my 15H as I have gone through my music and movie library and enjoyed them all over again thanks to the great team at HSU it has filled my sub dreams.

Thank you for your kind words!
post #3365 of 5105
Oztech, I got mine about the same time as you, 1 year ago in December and I, too, have thoroughly enjoyed owning this sub. Now I think I need another to smooth out the in room response.
post #3366 of 5105
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Originally Posted by RickD1225 View Post

Oztech, I got mine about the same time as you, 1 year ago in December and I, too, have thoroughly enjoyed owning this sub. Now I think I need another to smooth out the in room response.

It took me about a month to figure this out. Actually it was my overworked sense of symmetry that took over after a week of owning one and my room felt unbalanced.

Having two of these things in my theater room can seem like they are destroying the place at times.biggrin.gif
post #3367 of 5105
newbie type question here...gotta learn somewhere right? I have vtf-15h and definitive technology super towers that have built in 10 inch powered subs. I have towers set at 80hz. I was playing a hip hop type beat that had three bass lines one after another...1, pause, 2, pause, 3 with the last (3rd) being the lowest bass. It seemed the first two bass lines were weak then the third was strong with the 15h. I know it's not the song because I have had it in my truck with an 1000 watt rms Boston spy 555 subwoofer and all three were very pronounced. Comments?
post #3368 of 5105
Mine came today and it certainly is huge. Playing around with the settings and so far I like one port open eq 2 and .6 q. Will keep messing around with it.
post #3369 of 5105
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Originally Posted by chaluga View Post

Mine came today and it certainly is huge. Playing around with the settings and so far I like one port open eq 2 and .6 q. Will keep messing around with it.



Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #3370 of 5105
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Mine came today and it certainly is huge. Playing around with the settings and so far I like one port open eq 2 and .6 q. Will keep messing around with it.

I know it can't shoot a gun or defend me...but I just feel safer with that big black box in the corner!
post #3371 of 5105
AFter playing with EQ2 and EQ1, I think I like EQ1 Q3 a little better for movies. Watching Total Recall it seemed to hit a couple of lows a little better. I still boost 3-5 db in Audyssey after it runs, Im never happy with sub level.
post #3372 of 5105
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Originally Posted by gadgtfreek View Post

AFter playing with EQ2 and EQ1, I think I like EQ1 Q3 a little better for movies. Watching Total Recall it seemed to hit a couple of lows a little better. I still boost 3-5 db in Audyssey after it runs, Im never happy with sub level.

One port open certainly goes lower. As long as the lower headroom is OK, use it! It's all a matter of tradeoff and which tradeoff works best for you. That is exactly why we put so much flexibility in the sub so the user can choose what is best for him. biggrin.gif
post #3373 of 5105
Dr. Hsu, I have a VTF-2 in my living room and I love it. Works very well in a pretty small room.
My question, in my basement theater, approx. 4400 cubic feet, I am running an Outlaw EX.
Do you think the VTF-15H would pair well with that?
I know that I would benefit from a second sub and wanted to know if they would work well together.
Thanks.
post #3374 of 5105
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Originally Posted by jeffw69 View Post

Dr. Hsu, I have a VTF-2 in my living room and I love it. Works very well in a pretty small room.
My question, in my basement theater, approx. 4400 cubic feet, I am running an Outlaw EX.
Do you think the VTF-15H would pair well with that?
I know that I would benefit from a second sub and wanted to know if they would work well together.
Thanks.

Hard to have two different subs together. Can you post your room layout? Perhaps a single 15H is enough. Another option is to get our high pass filter to filter out the low bass from the EX and use it like a MBM.
post #3375 of 5105
I am about ready to get the Hybrid 15 package with the VTF-15H subwoofer, and had no idea
actually HOW BIG the subwoofer is till i looked at some other pics online in actual rooms....

Kind of daunting to me..Like a piece of furniture..Yep, WAF is now in my mind.....

Thanks for all the replies from owners..really helps
post #3376 of 5105
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Originally Posted by dr_hsu View Post

Hard to have two different subs together. Can you post your room layout? Perhaps a single 15H is enough. Another option is to get our high pass filter to filter out the low bass from the EX and use it like a MBM.

Sorry for the crude drawing. Ceiling is 8 feet.

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post #3377 of 5105
Nice sized room. Wish I had something that size for my home theater. What's taking up the rest of the space you aren't using to the right?
post #3378 of 5105
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Originally Posted by Prime316 View Post

Nice sized room. Wish I had something that size for my home theater. What's taking up the rest of the space you aren't using to the right?

My kids have a play area and there is a small sleeper sofa over on the far right side.
post #3379 of 5105
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Originally Posted by jeffw69 View Post

My kids have a play area and there is a small sleeper sofa over on the far right side.


Fair enough. Was just wondering why you were only using half of that huge room.
post #3380 of 5105
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Originally Posted by jeffw69 View Post

Sorry for the crude drawing. Ceiling is 8 feet.

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Will your wife kill you if you put the 15H directly behind your favorite seat (I assume the middle seat?) Face the woofer at the back of your chair, 6" spacing between the woofer and back of the chair. If you can place it there, I don't think you need to use both subs. Set the 15H to two ports open, EQ2, Q=0.3.
post #3381 of 5105
Hey, I'm divorced, no WAF. smile.gif
Yes, behind the middle seat sounds like a good plan.

What do you think about as an end table on the left side of the left chair?

Thank you.
post #3382 of 5105
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Originally Posted by jeffw69 View Post

Hey, I'm divorced, no WAF. smile.gif
Yes, behind the middle seat sounds like a good plan.

What do you think about as an end table on the left side of the left chair?

Thank you.

Since it's not that far to move try it at both places and leave it where it works best for you.
post #3383 of 5105
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Originally Posted by jeffw69 View Post

Hey, I'm divorced, no WAF. smile.gif
Yes, behind the middle seat sounds like a good plan.

What do you think about as an end table on the left side of the left chair?

Thank you.

I find that subs are usually less localizable when they are directly behind me as opposed to to one side. By all means try both and see which you prefer.
post #3384 of 5105
So you wouldn't recommend using a Vtf-2 mk4 and a VTF-15h together in the same room?
post #3385 of 5105
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Originally Posted by dr_hsu View Post

I find that subs are usually less localizable when they are directly behind me as opposed to to one side. By all means try both and see which you prefer.

Thank you Dr.
post #3386 of 5105
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Originally Posted by SamGresham View Post

So you wouldn't recommend using a Vtf-2 mk4 and a VTF-15h together in the same room?

I would not. The 15H will have so much more output than the 2.4 that the 2.4 will not be an effective contributor. Use the 2.4 in another room.
post #3387 of 5105
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Originally Posted by jeffw69 View Post

Thank you Dr.

You are most welcome!
post #3388 of 5105
Well I talked myself into it, I am going to be ordering two vtf-15hs in the next week or so!
post #3389 of 5105
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Originally Posted by SamGresham View Post

Well I talked myself into it, I am going to be ordering two vtf-15hs in the next week or so!

Be sure to prepared a couple pretty big spots. They will demand their space but at the same time, put a big grin on your face.
post #3390 of 5105
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Originally Posted by SamGresham View Post

Well I talked myself into it, I am going to be ordering two vtf-15hs in the next week or so!

Welcome to the Hsu family! Go to the Gym and tone your muscles before they arrive! biggrin.gif
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