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What would sound better in my room....2 PL-200ii's or 1 HSU VTF-2 MK5?

I recently received a PL-200ii and while I like it, it does have some chuffing at very low frequencies even at only 50% gain and -9db through audyssey. I have a replacement PL-200 on the way from BIC and was curious if 2 PL-200's or 1 HSU VTF-2 MK5 (both around $600) would sound better in my room. My main part of the room is about 16'x12' with 8' ceilings but also has an extension area that I am not using for HT. Thanks
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IMO, you'll be further ahead in the long run if you get one VTF-2 MK5 now and add a second one when additional funds permit.
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I linked the max output of the PL200 vs Outlaw LFM-1 EX

the Outlaw has almost identical response to the VTF-2 MK5

It would take 2-3 PL200's to match one VTF-2 MK5's ouput capabilities
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I honestly wouldn't even consider a 12" sub when you can get a HSU VTF3.5 at it's current price point. Well worth the extra couple hundred to start there. Just think it would take dual VTF2.5 to match or slightly beat a VTF3.5. It's the bang vs buck champ and has been for a while now.
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I honestly wouldn't even consider a 12" sub when you can get a HSU VTF3.5 at it's current price point. Well worth the extra couple hundred to start there. Just think it would take dual VTF2.5 to match or slightly beat a VTF3.5. It's the bang vs buck champ and has been for a while now.
Sorry if this is a dumb question but when you say VTF3.5 you mean the VTF3-MK5 right? Also not the dualdrive version? Thx
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VTF-3 MK5 HP.
DualDrive is just HSU's term for "duals" (two units) of a particular sub.
(It doesn't mean a two-driver sub.)
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Sorry if this is a dumb question but when you say VTF3.5 you mean the VTF3-MK5 right? Also not the dualdrive version? Thx

The performance you get from the HSU VTF3 MK5 is mind boggling, nothing comes remotely close ATM.

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Sorry if this is a dumb question but when you say VTF3.5 you mean the VTF3-MK5 right? Also not the dualdrive version? Thx
Yes the VTF3-MK5, I just get tired of typing that. lol

No not the dual drive...the dual drive means 2 sub package. It takes dual VTF2-MKF to equal 1 VTF3-MK5. Dual VTF2.5's cost 1165.00 shipped and a Single VTF3.5 is 855.00 shipped. Dual subs have the advantage of smoothing the room response better when properly placed... and I would normally prefer duals for that fact alone, but the performance gap is so wide moving up to the 15" sub that it's a better option to start with a single sub in this case.
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