Originally Posted by thebriman
Definitely consider this statement before you make your choice. You see it written all over this site and amazingly it seems like its ignored time and time again.
Haha, yeah it's funny how someone serious about solid output 20Hz and below starts with a $800 budget and it quickly climbs to $3K+...lol
I bought the Supercube Reference before
I really started to spend a lot of time on AVS. Definitive Technology is definitely a mass marketed brand. For the form factor / small footprint I think it gives decent output. The reference is under 17" cubed, so it's compact and potent for the most part. It satisfied the itch for awhile until we moved and I was given my own dedicated HT space!
In my search for more I was initially leaning heavily toward the old Epik Conquest, but since I missed that boat by about 4 years (I think the quit producing them in 08'or so?) I would have had to purchase them used off of someone looking to get rid of them. It has a really large
footprint, but I was still willing to purchase a pair if I could find a seller. I was asking around the forum about the Conquest and Edogg shot me a PM about his old Conquest and what he was upgrading too. Intro the TC Sounds LMS Ultra... Between Edogg
systems I was sold! Especially luke's sick video
of his Ultra's in action.
To each their own, but I personally had to have a piece of that action. I will be ordering two as soon as parts express has them back in stock. My space is under 1,400 cubic feet and based on what I have researched, a pair of Ultras are going to pressurize it nicely... =)
Hopefully satisfying that itch I'm having trouble getting rid of...
Regarding your comments about being sold on the VTF-15H, checkout this Shootout
comparing it against the Empire, CHT 18.1, Rythmik FV15 and the eD A7s-450. I’ve linked you to the post where the thread starter agreed with me that if “if you really want to reach the lower octaves I would invest the money…into something that could get you close now,” which is a direct reference to the Ultra's.
If you think the VTF-15H will satisfy you for years to come and you won't be itching for an upgrade in a few years, then go for it. If not, I suggest you do yourself a favor now by purchasing something that will give you the headroom you may think
you will need in the future, vs having to make another purchase or upgrade.