Originally Posted by jjl4004
That's really good to hear. I ordered a XV15 earlier this week and I'm REALLY looking forward to hearing it. I'm coming from a BIC PL-200 and an Outlaw LFM-2, so I'm hoping it'll blow those two subs away.
What I can't belive is that you've been able to wait "a while" to hook one of yours up! You MUST be super busy
Yeh, it was really difficult knowing they were at my disposal and I just couldn't find the chunk of time needed to hook up and calibrate. Plus, I have a AT screen and I was planning to place one of the XV15s behind the screen, which would require removal of said screen. When considering the amount of time and effort, (not to mention it's a two-person job to remove and re-hang the screen), to do all of that I just kept putting it off. But I couldn't bear the wait any longer and that's why I had to test at least one of them. Now that I have heard it, I am really motivated to get properly set up.
I am coming from a HSU VTF3 MKII and while the HSU is no slouch, the XV15 easily kills it. I haven't heard the Outlaw LFM-2 or the BIC-200 but if their prformance is equal or less than the HSU then you are in for a pleasant surprise. The XV15 is just so damn tight that, in retrospect, the HSU now sounds slow and bloated in comparison. Of course, that is prolly not a fair comparison since they are in different price ranges and a more even fight would (I suspect) be the HSU VTF 15H.
Prior to the HSU, I briefly owned the PSB SUB500 which, although costs quite a bit more than the XV15, is no match for for the PSA (in my room anyway). I also still own a couple of klipsch 12 inchers which are clearly not in the same league.
My neighbour has a Def Tech supercube 8000 in his theater and I called him over to hear my XV15. In the middle of the third song he said he prefered the PSA's "overall" sound and even commented on how much tighter it sounded than his Deftech. Perhaps he was being polite but I also found that the XV15 sounded tighter (and IMO) had more "slammage" than the Deftech----with music anyway. I've watched quite a few movies at my neighbour's place and I can confirm the Deftech really shakes the place, so perhaps the reverse will be true for movies. While I hope that isn't the case, I can't wait to find out.