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post #4411 of 5105
Yep pod emerging from underground in WOTW's is house shaking.

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post #4412 of 5105
Yes it was and I need one more 15H to get the full effect.
post #4413 of 5105
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post

It's amazing! I watched war of the worlds the other night and I could to believe the difference. I'm trying to swing one more before the 30 days are up.
Sweet! That is my favorite bass scene to show off the VTF. Are you getting another one! If so Sweet!

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Originally Posted by oztech View Post

Yep pod emerging from underground in WOTW's is house shaking.

+1K!

Also a lot of Disney BD movies have decent bass throughout their movies.
post #4414 of 5105
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post

Yes it was and I need one more 15H to get the full effect.

I think by time I turn 40 I will buy myself another one!
post #4415 of 5105
The ships coming out of the ground scene in war of the worlds is da shizzle!
post #4416 of 5105
Transformers, city battle at end - 111.0
Act of Valor, gun boat scene - 109.8
HTTYD, final battle - 109.7
Iron Man 2, final battle - 111.0
Episode 1, pod race - 110.8
War of Worlds - 109.6


Those are my db results at the seated position once I got my VTF15, with all speakers playing. That measurement is 3 meters from the sub wink.gif
post #4417 of 5105
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Transformers, city battle at end - 111.0
Act of Valor, gun boat scene - 109.8
HTTYD, final battle - 109.7
Iron Man 2, final battle - 111.0
Episode 1, pod race - 110.8
War of Worlds - 109.6


Those are my db results at the seated position once I got my VTF15, with all speakers playing. That measurement is 3 meters from the sub wink.gif

Wow, I need to revisit some of those movies! I just watched the pod race last week and that part is pretty good sound wise!
post #4418 of 5105
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Mmm, just watched oblivion. Awesome movie and yummy bass! Had my throat vibrating on more than a few scenes!

Didn't that hurt? biggrin.gif

Noooo no no....It was awesome. When it does that, I get a bit of chest thump, and I still can't separate the subwoofer from the rest of the speakers It's all good. Except the scene where he falls from the rope, that one clearly lets you know you've got a big sub, the rest of the time it just gives feeling to the sounds and action happening on screen, like all the rumbling jet noises from the drones, that was awesome!

In fact the big chase scene between the bubble jet and the three drones just became another reference scene for when I tinker. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post

What kind of speakers do you have? My Revels are getting around 300 WPC @ 6ohms from my Sunfire amp and act like they want more. I have enough head room but a little more would be nice.

I have the klipsch KLF20 towers, basically 2x 10" woofers with one mid horn and one tweeter horn. I would love to power it with something like that or an Emotiva just to take the strain from the 4311.
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Denon got pretty warm, 818 seems to run cooler but it has two big ol fans.

I basically have my 4311 in another part of the basement on a table, it is still a work in progress and I think I will add a a/c duct/fans when I get a rack built. Luckily the Klipsch sound great at lower volumes so (for now) the 4311 is handling the speakers well.

I've got Polk RTi A9's, notorious for their demand of lots of current, and a good high current 200wpc was where they started to open up, now with 350wpc they're unstoppable, and are very strong down to ~40hz which I beleive helps the sub blend in, so well I rarely know it's there unless I turn it off...Or in the aforementioned scene in Oblivion where Tom Cruise falls through the hole....
post #4420 of 5105
WWZ had some great LFE. The one grenade didnt impact a lot, but what came after the hit was wild, stuff was rattling all around the dark room.
post #4421 of 5105
Just watched 'The Rite' with Anthony Hopkins, some very cool LFE stuff going on in the exorcism scenes. Makes it scary when the walls rattle in very quiet scenes!
post #4422 of 5105
^^^
That did have some really good parts!

I'm going to have to watch all the good LFE movies over again. That's really going to be tough to do biggrin.gif
post #4423 of 5105
Are most of you running the 15H with 1 port open?
post #4424 of 5105
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post

Are most of you running the 15H with 1 port open?

1 port open. Eq = 1. q @ 0.5
post #4425 of 5105
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1 port open. Eq = 1. q @ 0.5

Thats my exact setting. I even run XT32 with it set that way and forgo Q 0.7.
post #4426 of 5105
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1 port open. Eq = 1. q @ 0.5




Thanks. To be honest I didn't really experiment with the ports, so I am using using the same setup as you. My new bass is such a HUGE difference that I wanted to give myself some time to adjust to it.
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Originally Posted by gadgtfreek View Post

Transformers, city battle at end - 111.0
Act of Valor, gun boat scene - 109.8
HTTYD, final battle - 109.7
Iron Man 2, final battle - 111.0
Episode 1, pod race - 110.8
War of Worlds - 109.6


Those are my db results at the seated position once I got my VTF15, with all speakers playing. That measurement is 3 meters from the sub wink.gif
Add one more the depth charge scenes in U-571.
post #4428 of 5105
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Are most of you running the 15H with 1 port open?
Depends if the movie has ultra low bass then yes but when listening to music eq-2 2ports open and q=.3 unless its classical with organ notes then i revert back and thats the beauty part of this sub several ways to tune for different needs.
post #4429 of 5105
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Depends if the movie has ultra low bass then yes but when listening to music eq-2 2ports open and q=.3 unless its classical with organ notes then i revert back and thats the beauty part of this sub several ways to tune for different needs.



That's one thing that attracted me to this subwoofer is the tune ability. But since I'm using room correction and ran it with one port open, I thought blocking them both or opening both might mess with my calibration. Audyssey XT32 needs to have the ability to save different calibrations right from the AVR or pre/pro IMO, instead of messing around with saving and loading it via computer. It is my only real complaint because I really like what it's done for the sound in my room.
post #4430 of 5105
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post

Are most of you running the 15H with 1 port open?

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Originally Posted by amill94 View Post

1 port open. Eq = 1. q @ 0.5

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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post

Thanks. To be honest I didn't really experiment with the ports, so I am using using the same setup as you. My new bass is such a HUGE difference that I wanted to give myself some time to adjust to it.

Yea have lots of fun getting to know your new sub! I will say confidently that 1 port open EQ 1 and Q at .5 is the best movie setting and perhaps the set it and forget it setting.
post #4431 of 5105
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Originally Posted by oztech View Post

Depends if the movie has ultra low bass then yes but when listening to music eq-2 2ports open and q=.3 unless its classical with organ notes then i revert back and thats the beauty part of this sub several ways to tune for different needs.

That's actually a good idea. You could easily switch it back and forth. 1 port, EQ 1 and Q.5 for movies then pull out the foam block and go 2 ports open, flip the EQ switch to 2 and Q from .3-.5 for music
post #4432 of 5105
I'm going to have to try
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Yea have lots of fun getting to know your new sub! I will say confidently that 1 port open EQ 1 and Q at .5 is the best movie setting and perhaps the set it and forget it setting.



I'm looking forward to experimenting. So far in my room for movies I like the one port open, and going to try EQ 2 both open for music. My genre is rock both classic and some newer, so the bass is all over place in the CD's and downloads I have.
post #4433 of 5105
Just watched This is the End, great bass during the music. As much as I hate the band at the end, I swear the 15 bottomed out lol
post #4434 of 5105
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Are most of you running the 15H with 1 port open?

1 port open. Eq = 1. q @ 0.5

Me too, for music and movies. 2 port seems too bloated in my room, could also be in part that the mains are pretty meaty down low on their own.
post #4435 of 5105
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Are most of you running the 15H with 1 port open?

I'm coming up on a year with my 15H's. I started off with 1 port, thought there had to be something better and saw where those in the know recommended 2 ports so I switched. Ran 2 ports for a while and then did some experimenting on my own and ended up back a 1 port open with a q of .5 and eq of 1.
post #4436 of 5105
Wow it seems im one of the few running the 15h 1 port EQ of 2 and q of .5
post #4437 of 5105
Hey guys I was wondering if the VTF-15H would be a good match for my components. I'm currently running a Denon 3808ci as a receiver. Definitive Technology BP7002 towers as my fronts, Definitive Technology CLR 2002 center channel and (4) Definitive Technology BPX for my surrounds. I'm mostly a tv watcher / movies 90%, video games 8% music the last 2%. I've almost pulled the trigger a few times on this sub however I wonder now with it being out for a while if there is a new model on the horizon. I also hear a lot people mention you'd be better off running two subs, if so which would you guys recommend? I love the help of these forums, I'm not as aware of all these new technologies as I'd like to be however I do enjoy home theater.
post #4438 of 5105
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Originally Posted by thecolonel View Post

Hey guys I was wondering if the VTF-15H would be a good match for my components. I'm currently running a Denon 3808ci as a receiver. Definitive Technology BP7002 towers as my fronts, Definitive Technology CLR 2002 center channel and (4) Definitive Technology BPX for my surrounds. I'm mostly a tv watcher / movies 90%, video games 8% music the last 2%. I've almost pulled the trigger a few times on this sub however I wonder now with it being out for a while if there is a new model on the horizon. I also hear a lot people mention you'd be better off running two subs, if so which would you guys recommend? I love the help of these forums, I'm not as aware of all these new technologies as I'd like to be however I do enjoy home theater.

Glad you're considering the 15H. I love mine. I started off with one and then added another a month later just to smooth out my bass response across the room. You are going to need room for this sub.

What most are going to want to know before they attempt to answer your question is: Your budget, room dimensions, and if it's an enclosed area or open to the rest of the home.

As far as an update on the horizon, none of us have any idea. I am really hoping to hear something from Dr. Hsu. He doesn't seem to post here as much lately. Maybe working on something new.
post #4439 of 5105
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Originally Posted by thecolonel View Post

Hey guys I was wondering if the VTF-15H would be a good match for my components. I'm currently running a Denon 3808ci as a receiver. Definitive Technology BP7002 towers as my fronts, Definitive Technology CLR 2002 center channel and (4) Definitive Technology BPX for my surrounds. I'm mostly a tv watcher / movies 90%, video games 8% music the last 2%. I've almost pulled the trigger a few times on this sub however I wonder now with it being out for a while if there is a new model on the horizon. I also hear a lot people mention you'd be better off running two subs, if so which would you guys recommend? I love the help of these forums, I'm not as aware of all these new technologies as I'd like to be however I do enjoy home theater.



I've owned mine only a couple of weeks but coming from a Def Tech SC1 the 15H has been a great addition to my setup, and I'm looking forward to adding another very soon. You won't be disappointed, and it is awesome for movies, the only thing I'd say is make sure you have the room this thing is a monster! There's a pic of it next to my Def Tech sub in my pics if you want to look.
post #4440 of 5105
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Originally Posted by Prime316 View Post

Glad you're considering the 15H. I love mine. I started off with one and then added another a month later just to smooth out my bass response across the room. You are going to need room for this sub.

What most are going to want to know before they attempt to answer your question is: Your budget, room dimensions, and if it's an enclosed area or open to the rest of the home.

As far as an update on the horizon, none of us have any idea. I am really hoping to hear something from Dr. Hsu. He doesn't seem to post here as much lately. Maybe working on something new.


My room is roughly 14x20 with the back end opening to the kitchen. I've kind of set my budget at $1000 which is why I have zeroed in on the 15h. I am sorta limited with space but could find a way to fit this sub in, it might not end up in the idea position however, which is why I was wondering about the 2 subs. Also how does it work with subs already in my towers, do I not run sub wires anymore on those? Will they still produce bass? I actually have a defective amp in one of my 7002's however def tech is sending me a new amp. this might make enough of a difference for now to hold off on the dedicated sub, however I want to keep my options open.
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