Originally Posted by swolfcg
I don't want to loose $100 in shipping. If I sell the VTF-1 I will more likely not buy another HSU.
If you sell the sub yourself, you'll still be losing money. So, how much trouble is it wroth to sell it separately vs. sending it back and being done with it? I completely understand your point, but I find it a pain to try and sell things sometimes. My time is worth more than that (not that I many big bucks or anything...just want to spend it doing other things)
Seems that the VTF-1 should be comparable to the M8...so not sure why it's not working as well for you. Sucks to read through all this and hear about the problems.
I spent a lot of time researching before I bought as well. I was pretty much set on buying an SVS. But, after some consideration, I realized it would be easier for me to buy HSU since they are local to me. If things to wrong (and they do/can), I can bring it in, instead of shipping it, for repair.
I actually ended up going overkill with a VTF-15H. But, honestly, I could not be happier. I, occasionally, crank it up and it makes me grin ear to ear.
But, I will say...I had to crank up the receiver output to hear the damn thing. It defaulted to -10. I think I put it at like +15 now lol. That may sound high (and I may be exaggerating without going to double check), but I do remember raising it up pretty high.
Thing is...I've watched numerous bass heavy movies (specifically to test this monster out), and I've yet to have any problems!
I realize the 15H is in another league...but, the settings required to get this thing to respond did surprise me. Oh, and yes...this thing does take a few seconds to turn on sometimes (auto mode) when the volume is low. But, has never went to sleep during use.
Anyways, it is interesting to read that the M8 handilly outperformed the VTF-1 for you...they seem very comparable.