Originally Posted by StuBerger
I got a question... I have two VTF2-MK3's and soon will be getting two more for one in each corner and was wondering if it would be okay to get two 3:3's or should I match the two I own?
I have read that it is a wise thing to match your subs...just wondering since they are on sale!
I would email that question to Dr. Hsu. Use the Feedback From
so he has enough information to properly address your question. He was very responsive to me before I made my purchase, and in fact his detailed and thoughtful responses to my questions are part of what pushed me over the edge to buy Hsu over another brand. Who better to answer a question like that than the guy that designed the speakers.
Now for my uninformed opinion:
I think it depends on what your goal is. If you just want more of the same, then possibly adding 2.3’s would match the best.
But if you want to go deeper, definitely consider 3.3’s. They both have the same driver speaker, but with the larger cabinet and bigger amp, the 3.3 can reach lower frequencies WITH ATHORITY. I have a single 3.3 and am often amazed how clean and low it goes. Of course I have never heard a 2.3 so it is possible I would be equally impressed, but for anyone that “needs” 4 subs, I’m thinking you should go for the biggest and best.
Just out of curiosity, is your room really huge, or do you just want to hurt yourself with bass? LOL
My room is not tiny, and I can cause discomfort with a single VTF-3 MK3 and shake my walls hard enough to make the pictures in other rooms crooked.
Finally, make sure you’re getting the most out of the subs you have. I recently upgraded from an old Yamaha to a new Denon receiver, and I felt like I actually took a step backwards in regards to my sub. The old Yamaha did not have any calibration features, so it just pumped unfiltered sound (other than the crossover) to the sub. As it turns out my room seems to really boost some of the extremely low frequencies, so I became accustomed to feeling those huge pressure waves, even ones below hearing range that you just feel. But the Denon with Audyssey calibration “fixed” it to be more flat. So now my sub is performing the way is should, but I kind of miss my big fat bottom end. I am still tweaking, but simply turning up the channel didn’t get me back to where I was (I’m sure because of the EQ applied by Audyssey). So I said all that to say before you buy more subs, make sure your audio system isn’t doing something to stifle the maximum you can get out of what you have.