Originally Posted by harshrk
Ok. Point well taken. In fact I have been researching medium priced Hsu Research Subs for the same reason which you have pointed out. May be if I go by your suggestion - 5.0 from BIC and 0.1 from Hsu that would be a great set-up.
I can give you every guarantee that this will be an excellent setup. I have originally purchased the mine piece meal. Starting with the Sub (H-100, previous model to the PL-200) and a receiver. I then purchased my L,C and R fronts (PL-76) and installed my current built-in Audio/Video Rack. You can find the pics earlier in this thread. I then finally purchased the rears PL-66's. I had to do it this way because of my massive financial restrictions. It took about 1.5 years to complete.
I was very happy with this setup for quite a while. But then I started to notice the limitations of the sub. I first realized it when playing The Incredible Hulk during the Sonic Gun scene. I had just stopped by a Best Buy Magnolia theater to do some more auditory comparisons and they were playing that scene. I could both hear and feel that I was missing quite a bit. As the next couple of months passed I noticed more and more movies I owned just weren't quite hitting the way I wanted them to.
So I finally saved up and bought an HSU VTF2 MK-3 and sold my H-100 to a friend who just recently purchased a 5.0 of Polks. Once the new one came in the first scene I tested even before calibrating was the Hulk scene... I still have a grin on my face almost a year later.
(in my house can get 16hz at 80db)
Now I frequent the Master List of Bass Movies thread in the Subwoofers, Bass and Transducers section on a regular basis and have never looked back at my decision with regret.
Long story short. You will be very, very, very happy if you Get BIC 5.0 and pair it with a quality $500-$600 Internet direct dealer's sub elsewhere.