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post #4861 of 5097
After much reading and research I chose the VTF-15H over SVS, Rhythmik, and PSA as a second sub. It arrived yesterday and I have been trying different spots In the room and adjusting the Audyssey settings. I definitely made the right choice. In fact, I'll probably end up selling the Velodyne and getting a second VTF-15H.

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post #4862 of 5097
I know I have a large room, but I can say, the 2nd VTF15 was a awesome decision for me.
post #4863 of 5097
I'm glad your liking your second one.
post #4864 of 5097
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Originally Posted by gadgtfreek View Post

I know I have a large room, but I can say, the 2nd VTF15 was a awesome decision for me.

You made the right decision on that one... your setup looks pretty imposing smile.gif Like I always say, once you go "multi-subs", you won't go back to a single.
post #4865 of 5097
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Originally Posted by Luis5150 View Post

You made the right decision on that one... your setup looks pretty imposing smile.gif Like I always say, once you go "multi-subs", you won't go back to a single.

I agree, other than obvious punch, when you listen to a scene you've heard several times, you realize you just did something special.
post #4866 of 5097
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Originally Posted by gadgtfreek View Post

Here is some old data I had, so I decided to compare scenes. All measurements with same meter and 0.0 (reference) on the AVR volume setting with Audyssey active. About 11 feet away at MLP.

Scene---1 VTF15---2

Transformers, city battle at end---111.0---113.0
Act of Valor, gun boat scene---109.8---111.8
Iron Man 2, final battle---111.0---114.2
Episode 1, pod race---110.8---114.5



Those are some high levels, especially at your 11' MLP biggrin.gif

Not bad right? :
post #4867 of 5097
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post

Those are some high levels, especially at your 11' MLP biggrin.gif

Not bad right? :

IMHO, NO!

smile.gif
post #4868 of 5097
Good lord, I'm happy when the Radio Shack meter is peaking 104db on the loud bass heavy scenes, you must like it loud!

Also, this THX Intro is awesome. Made me giggle all 6 times in a row I watched it. Though do it on blu ray, just watched it at the end of credits of Avatar. Peaked at 110db once and averaged around 100. Oh thank you Dual VTF-15's!

http://youtu.be/YLw3F7OKa_M
post #4869 of 5097
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Originally Posted by Inspector 24 View Post

Good lord, I'm happy when the Radio Shack meter is peaking 104db on the loud bass heavy scenes, you must like it loud!

Also, this THX Intro is awesome. Made me giggle all 6 times in a row I watched it. Though do it on blu ray, just watched it at the end of credits of Avatar. Peaked at 110db once and averaged around 100. Oh thank you Dual VTF-15's!

http://youtu.be/YLw3F7OKa_M



Great, I'm glad your enjoying your 15H's.

Are you streaming the THX intro from you tube?
post #4870 of 5097
Another great movie to feel your VTF in action in Ender's Game.
post #4871 of 5097

 

Hi,

Just bought a new VTF - 15H :). I need some advice on the setup of VTF 15H in my room above. The placement options are very limited. Believe it or not, I was able to fit the sub behind the TV stand in the corner. The room shown above is 23 *16 (9 ft ceiling) which opens to a same size kitchen and a 15*12 sunroom.

 

I want to keep the Sub behind the TV stand (wierd setup - I know. :eek:) . Any ideas on what the best mode would be to run the sub in and the settings.

 

I have a Pioneer 1019 VSX- H  receiver and have no experience with Audessey, etc. Please help.

post #4872 of 5097
I like 2 ports open, eq 2.

As far as behind the display, Ive done that before and it worked well. It was corner loaded and hidden, its the only real option I had.
post #4873 of 5097
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Originally Posted by gadgtfreek View Post

I like 2 ports open, eq 2.

As far as behind the display, Ive done that before and it worked well. It was corner loaded and hidden, its the only real option I had.
Will running the mcacc setup on my pioneer help. I'm pretty much using the stereo mode only on the receiver. Should I just turn off mcacc?
post #4874 of 5097
Cant say on MCACC, Im used to Audyssey.
post #4875 of 5097
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Originally Posted by Inspector 24 View Post

Good lord, I'm happy when the Radio Shack meter is peaking 104db on the loud bass heavy scenes, you must like it loud!

Also, this THX Intro is awesome. Made me giggle all 6 times in a row I watched it. Though do it on blu ray, just watched it at the end of credits of Avatar. Peaked at 110db once and averaged around 100. Oh thank you Dual VTF-15's!

http://youtu.be/YLw3F7OKa_M



Great, I'm glad your enjoying your 15H's.

Are you streaming the THX intro from you tube?

No, there's one at the end of the credits on Avatar, just discovered it was there, nice little Easter egg after the movie!

I think I've got it an some other THX intros on some other BD's too, can't remember which. If it doesn't exist how cool would a BD of all the intros be! Great stuff for showing off the rig!
post #4876 of 5097
^ Yeah that Amazing Life THX is pretty good at the end of Avatar!


Enders Game has a DTS one that I have never seen on BD before as well.

I have the THX tuneup app and the THX trailers on that app do not sound as good as the BD ones.
post #4877 of 5097
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Originally Posted by Inspector 24 View Post

No, there's one at the end of the credits on Avatar, just discovered it was there, nice little Easter egg after the movie!

I think I've got it an some other THX intros on some other BD's too, can't remember which. If it doesn't exist how cool would a BD of all the intros be! Great stuff for showing off the rig!



Ah ok, I don't own that one.

Maybe I'll have to get it just for that.
post #4878 of 5097
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Originally Posted by pb903369 View Post




Hi,
Just bought a new VTF - 15H smile.gif . I need some advice on the setup of VTF 15H in my room above. The placement options are very limited. Believe it or not, I was able to fit the sub behind the TV stand in the corner. The room shown above is 23 *16 (9 ft ceiling) which opens to a same size kitchen and a 15*12 sunroom.

I want to keep the Sub behind the TV stand (wierd setup - I know. eek.gif ) . Any ideas on what the best mode would be to run the sub in and the settings.

I have a Pioneer 1019 VSX- H  receiver and have no experience with Audessey, etc. Please help.

Dude, you should buy a flat panel and throw it up above the fireplace and leave the 15H in the corner. Your mains look a bit out of place being that close together.
post #4879 of 5097
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Dude, you should buy a flat panel and throw it up above the fireplace and leave the 15H in the corner. Your mains look a bit out of place being that close together.

I have thought about that but the fireplace is too high. I would end up with neck problems in later years. I wish I had thought about the home theater when building the house
post #4880 of 5097
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I have thought about that but the fireplace is too high. I would end up with neck problems in later years. I wish I had thought about the home theater when building the house


Understood. We all have to work with what we have. I didn't think about having a home theater in my home either so I had to 'create' one. The area from where you took the picture looks like it may allow you to watch a tv placed up there. But of course, I'm not in the room to see how it actually is.
post #4881 of 5097
The answer is projector with a motorized roll down screen. smile.gif
post #4882 of 5097
My tv sits over the fireplace and it doesn't strain your neck. I did this because I wanted to keep my kids away from it. But my son already through a hot wheel at the tv giving it a small chip.
post #4883 of 5097

I have a 50" flat screen mounted above my fireplace, and had to leave room for my center channel as well, so I am mounted about 6" below a 9' ceiling.  It looks high, as this is not a typical setup, but viewing has turned out to be comfortable and not an issue at all, seated about 11' away.  In fact, when you lay your head back comfortably against the couch, the viewing ange is actually more natural than having the tv mounted low, as I actually have to look down at the fireplace, and when looking straight ahead I see the tv.

post #4884 of 5097
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Originally Posted by bear123 View Post

I have a 50" flat screen mounted above my fireplace, and had to leave room for my center channel as well, so I am mounted about 6" below a 9' ceiling.  It looks high, as this is not a typical setup, but viewing has turned out to be comfortable and not an issue at all, seated about 11' away.  In fact, when you lay your head back comfortably against the couch, the viewing ange is actually more natural than having the tv mounted low, as I actually have to look down at the fireplace, and when looking straight ahead I see the tv.
I find that to be true as well with my similar placement. IMO the main reason why most users place their screens where they do is habit. My AV center originally held a 36" CRT. When I went to my first 42" LED it wouldn't fit, so it was either put it on top or get new furniture. It went on top and now I wonder how i managed to watch the old CRT in the lower position, up high is vastly better.
post #4885 of 5097
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Originally Posted by Bill Fitzmaurice View Post


I find that to be true as well with my similar placement. IMO the main reason why most users place their screens where they do is habit. My AV center originally held a 36" CRT. When I went to my first 42" LED it wouldn't fit, so it was either put it on top or get new furniture. It went on top and now I wonder how i managed to watch the old CRT in the lower position, up high is vastly better.


Interesting..maybe we will start a new trend....like George on Seinfeld when he had everyone eating candy bars with a fork and knife....."How do you eat it...with your fingers?....pfft."

post #4886 of 5097
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Originally Posted by bear123 View Post
 


Interesting..maybe we will start a new trend....like George on Seinfeld when he had everyone eating candy bars with a fork and knife....."How do you eat it...with your fingers?....pfft."

Lol.... I chanced on this site a few weeks ago looking for options to replace my blown take classic center. After spending hours/days/weeks on here, I got the S30s, S70s and finally the VTF 15H.

 

I am already planning on upgrading the front speakers to JBL s530. Now, the idea of wall mounting? 

 

If I had not seen this forum, I would have bought a center channel and moved on thinking I had a great little system(based on CNET reviews). Now I am addicted to "better sound". :)

post #4887 of 5097
And soon you realize that you'll never have a good system, just one that was better than your last. biggrin.gif
post #4888 of 5097
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Originally Posted by pb903369 View Post
 

Lol.... I chanced on this site a few weeks ago looking for options to replace my blown take classic center. After spending hours/days/weeks on here, I got the S30s, S70s and finally the VTF 15H.

 

I am already planning on upgrading the front speakers to JBL s530. Now, the idea of wall mounting? 

 

If I had not seen this forum, I would have bought a center channel and moved on thinking I had a great little system(based on CNET reviews). Now I am addicted to "better sound". :)

Sounds like it is time to mount your 80" above the fireplace.,..what..oh wait, you don't have an 80"...........time to address that......

post #4889 of 5097
Just ordered the 15H Monday. Upgrading from an M&K MX-70 so I'm excited to hear the difference. Watching the Fed-Ex tracking like a little kid smile.gif
post #4890 of 5097
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Originally Posted by bear123 View Post

Sounds like it is time to mount your 80" above the fireplace.,..what..oh wait, you don't have an 80"...........time to address that......
I do have 80 inches. No problems with that. All I need is cash.
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