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Step up to RSL Speedwoofer 10s or HSU VTF 2 mk5?

Question for you. I am upgrading my theater room. Getting rid of an old cheap Energy ES-10 so either of these should be great but . . . cannot decide between:

RSL Speedwoofer 10s ($400) and
HSU VTF 2 mk5 ($600 after shipping).

People have loved both.
This will be for 65% movies / 35% music.

On the one hand I am sure the RSL will be a great step up from the Energy I have and it is $200 cheaper.

On the other hand the HSU may be amazing and worth it for my bigger sized (but low ceiling) bonus room.

If it puts things in perspective - I have been fine with the Energy ES-10 so I am hardly a audiophile.
Hmmmmmm.
Should I go RLS or splurge on the HSU?

Thoughts?
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question for you. I am upgrading my theater room. Getting rid of an old cheap energy es-10 so either of these should be great but . . . Cannot decide between:

Rsl speedwoofer 10s ($400) and
hsu vtf 2 mk5 ($600 after shipping).

People have loved both.
This will be for 65% movies / 35% music.

On the one hand i am sure the rsl will be a great step up from the energy i have and it is $200 cheaper.

On the other hand the hsu may be amazing and worth it for my bigger sized (but low ceiling) bonus room.

If it puts things in perspective - i have been fine with the energy es-10 so i am hardly a audiophile.
Hmmmmmm.
Should i go rls or splurge on the hsu?

Thoughts?
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Why not take the happy middle road and get a Monoprice Monolith 10" for $499, shipped? Stronger overall performance (including significantly better extension) than the RSL for ~$100 less than the HSU.
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The HSU is a much better value for what it can do.
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The Rythmik LV12F is another option at $569 delivered to your door.

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That HSU is a amazing value for its price.
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I'd go with the HSU, but I'm biased as I have 4 HSU subs...

MiniDSP 2x4HD, UMIK-1, REW... The holy trinity for running multiple subs.

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I'll go HSU.

Thanks guys.
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