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How about all those other settings? What should they be set to for max extension? (snip)

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If you believe Hsu, then EQ1, Q =0.7, one port open (the 4" on a VTF-3 Mk5).
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Hmmm. That's not what I wanted to hear. You are right about the wattage but my subs are front ported. Not sure what that matters.

I don't really have the 1k or more that 15" costs. That's beyond what I can spend for a sub. Thanks for the feedback.
Not trying to hijack HSU's thread and promote other things, but for about $650 all in you could build a pair of VBSS subs if you have a few tools (I used a jigsaw, belt sander, and wood clamps. Home Depot did a good job with the cuts, but I've heard that isn't always the case) and some space to glue. That's what I did after I tried a single 12 that wasn't working how I wanted it to and didn't fill my large open area very well. I am very happy with them, and I think parts express is having some labor day sales right now. They are big though. 31"x21"x24"s if I remember right.

The VBSS is an 18 inch sub, and the DSP on the amp is a nice bonus to have. Just something to think about if $1000 just is not a justifiable expense for a sub that you might have to pair another one with later, even if you COULD spend it. It was really very easy, and I don't do woodworking.
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Not trying to hijack HSU's thread and promote other things, but for about $650 all in you could build a pair of VBSS subs if you have a few tools (I used a jigsaw, belt sander, and wood clamps. Home Depot did a good job with the cuts, but I've heard that isn't always the case) and some space to glue. That's what I did after I tried a single 12 that wasn't working how I wanted it to and didn't fill my large open area very well. I am very happy with them, and I think parts express is having some labor day sales right now. They are big though. 31"x21"x24"s if I remember right.



The VBSS is an 18 inch sub, and the DSP on the amp is a nice bonus to have. Just something to think about if $1000 just is not a justifiable expense for a sub that you might have to pair another one with later, even if you COULD spend it. It was really very easy, and I don't do woodworking.


Thanks man. I was actually seriously considering it. But they are so big. I've seen some pictures where I was able to see how they look to scale and I really don't think the wife would appreciate it. I could problem pull it off. I had looked at some of the Marty cubes since they have different sizes.

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If you believe Hsu, then EQ1, Q =0.7, one port open (the 4" on a VTF-3 Mk5).
How about all the other settings that are on the back control panel?

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Just an FYI, there are DIY threads if anyone wanted to discuss that. This is a branded thread and should remain that way.
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Page 6 of the manual says it better than I can. (If you don't have the manual, Hsu has it for download.)

I set the volume as suggested when I run the Audyssey room correction software (Denon AVR-X4300H).

I'd normally suggest switching out the crossover to let the AVR do the job. When it's switched out, the low pass filter knob has no effect.

The phase switch would commonly be set to zero, but not always.

That leaves the mode (EQ1 and EQ2) and the Q setting. The 4" port is the one that they recommend using when a single port is open. I don't know what the tuning effect would be if you used the 3" port instead, but I suppose that it could give more port noise because it's smaller.
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Just an FYI, there are DIY threads if anyone wanted to discuss that. This is a branded thread and should remain that way.
True. Didn't want to go crazy off topic. Was just throwing possible options out there for someone who was in a similar place as I was not long ago.
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Thanks man. I was actually seriously considering it. But they are so big. I've seen some pictures where I was able to see how they look to scale and I really don't think the wife would appreciate it. I could problem pull it off. I had looked at some of the Marty cubes since they have different sizes.
Lots of information out there. Don't wanna hijack this thread with diy stuff though. I recommend searching the forums for the diy options out just posting your concerns in a new thread on the diy section of the forum. There have been many people turn them into end tables and such. Good luck. You can dm me if you want any info on what I did. I'm no expert, but I'd be glad to help out where I can.
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Max extension mode is one port open, EQ 1. If you're using two ports open, that's referred to as max output mode, and you have to use EQ 2.

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Is it likely this Labor Day sale will last a few days after Labor Day? I ask due to the possible hurricane threat here.
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Is it likely this Labor Day sale will last a few days after Labor Day? I ask due to the possible hurricane threat here.
The obvious thing to do would be to order something, and request delayed shipping. Perhaps they'd allow you to cancel if your home was damaged.

The Hsu sales are worthwhile, but not tremendous. The VTF-3 Mk5 is $40 off, or 5% of an $800 sub.
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Is it likely this Labor Day sale will last a few days after Labor Day? I ask due to the possible hurricane threat here.
We'll likely keep the sale on through this week.
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Getting my dual VTF-3 Mk5's on monday (hoping I didn't go overboard with a 2k cuft room) but why does it seem impossible to find review type videos for HSU subs on youtube? Seems like when you search its just guys showing excursion with some dubstep or rap playing. Is it just that all the youtube channels are sponsored by SVS?
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Getting my dual VTF-3 Mk5's on monday (hoping I didn't go overboard with a 2k cuft room) but why does it seem impossible to find review type videos for HSU subs on youtube? Seems like when you search its just guys showing excursion with some dubstep or rap playing. Is it just that all the youtube channels are sponsored by SVS?

I found the same thing when I was researching subs the past ~6 months. I found much better info just trying to find actual written articles and forum reviews with measurements and real world testing. In the end though, you just have try it for yourself... but if a brand has a really good reputation like HSU, you should feel pretty safe with your purchase. For the SVS stuff, you're probably right and they just put a bunch of money in their "advertising budget" like a big movie would. The thing about YouTube is that SVS just makes all these people an "affiliate" so that they have a personal link that viewers can then click to buy the products, and that YouTuber will receive some money from each purchase. So almost all of the time, the person is going to say something positive about the product not only to keep receiving free items from SVS to create more content with, but then also gain a little bit more extra revenue for themselves. I assume SVS is the only company big enough to do this as home theater subwoofers is definitely not a huge market.

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I know we've talked about Klipsch subs based upon price and our love of Klipsch. I have the vtf-3 MK5 and it fricken kills the r115sw. The HSU vtf-3 in tests is approx 3-6 db louder than the r115sw in ALL Hz.

The Vtf-2 MK5 has about the same output as the R115sw. 2 of the vtf-2 will be real nice. Better than 2 115's.

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I love the way the klipsch looks. It looks more premium than the vtf2. Though the vtf2 has a noticeable advantage in the low end. The klipsch seems to hit a little harder though. The vtf2 is so much more tunable. Plug one port and the klipsch cant even come close to what the vtf2 can do down low
I bought the b-stock klipsch. I was going to get a vtf3 but couldn't pass up the deal for the klipsch. Plus they matched the rest of my system
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I have 2 of both the vtf2 mk5 and the klipsch r115sw
I love the way the klipsch looks. It looks more premium than the vtf2. Though the vtf2 has a noticeable advantage in the low end. The klipsch seems to hit a little harder though. The vtf2 is so much more tunable. Plug one port and the klipsch cant even come close to what the vtf2 can do down low
I bought the b-stock klipsch. I was going to get a vtf3 but couldn't pass up the deal for the klipsch. Plus they matched the rest of my system
Seen this pic before, very nice set up... were you "Cory'd" in the Klipsch owners ? Lol

We're still talking about a 350w 12" that can outperform a 400w 15". Now put that 115 against a 600w 15" vtf-3? No comparison.

As Kevin has stated... 2 vtf-2 = 1 vtf-3!

For the price, b stock klipsch 115's are ok.. and I do love the klipsch look and sound ( my setup - 600m, 504c, 402s, 500sa) as long as your amp remains intact.



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Yeah its it crazy that a 600watt 15 can outperform 2 400watt 15s. I came really close to getting the vtf3. Definitely one is designed for
more looks and one for more functionality.
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I currently have the VTF-2 MK4, and was wondering how much better the VTF-3 MK5 HP would be if I decided to upgrade? Would it be a huge upgrade, or just a slight upgrade?

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I currently have the VTF-2 MK4, and was wondering how much better the VTF-3 MK5 HP would be if I decided to upgrade? Would it be a huge upgrade, or just a slight upgrade?

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Huge diff! A +6db increase is what you would expect from adding a 2nd sub.

A vtf-3 mk5 is +5 ‐ 11 db increase by itself! In some hz, would be like having 3 mk4's!

Then also incorporating your vtf-2 to help smooth out the bass... AND Adding another +3db! You'll be EXTREMELY HAPPY!.

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Huge diff! A +6db increase is what you would expect from adding a 2nd sub.

A vtf-3 mk5 is +5 ‐ 11 db increase by itself! In some hz, would be like having 3 mk4's!

Then also incorporating your vtf-2 to help smooth out the bass... AND Adding another +3db! You'll be EXTREMELY HAPPY!.

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I don't have room for a second sub. I'd just replace my old one.

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Ok got it... only a replacement for the vtf-2. No comparison... the vtf-3 is literally like 2x-2.5x the output of your sub.

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Ok got it... only a replacement for the vtf-2. No comparison... the vtf-3 is literally like 2x-2.5x the output of your sub.

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Wait, I don't know what I was thinking. How about I keep my old sub and place it where I have it in the layout, and put the new sub in that spot? I'd have to move an ottoman to make the spot for the old sub, but I think I can talk the wife into it. How's that dual sub layout look?

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Ok got it... only a replacement for the vtf-2. No comparison... the vtf-3 is literally like 2x-2.5x the output of your sub.

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Wait, I don't know what I was thinking. How about I keep my old sub and place it where I have it in the layout, and put the new sub in that spot? I'd have to move an ottoman to make the spot for the old sub, but I think I can talk the wife into it. How's that dual sub layout look?

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That's certainly an option. How far are you seated from the front wall in that room? Are there any openings? How wide is that room?
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That's certainly an option. How far are you seated from the front wall in that room? Are there any openings? How wide is that room?
The room is 15' wide, 13' deep, and 8' ceilings. No openings in the room. That cutout near the old sub, is a media closet holding all my equipment. I'd say I'm sitting about 11' from the screen.

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The room is 15' wide, 13' deep, and 8' ceilings. No openings in the room. That cutout near the old sub, is a media closet holding all my equipment. I'd say I'm sitting about 11' from the screen.

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I would try this position as well. Subs lined up across the room equalize the room very well.

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I would try this position as well. Subs lined up across the room equalize the room very well.

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There's a utility room door where you put the old sub.

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2 - vtf2-mk5s or uls-15 mk2

I’ve been looking to upgrade my subs for a 20x18 room. I originally had one klipsch Rw 12d paired with a M&k mx5000 thx II sub. Not a likely pairing but I was offered the M&k from a guy in the a/v biz at no cost and it was a no brainer to say yes. The M&k’s amp blew eventually destroying one of the woofers and the sub was no longer working. The M&k was an impressive subwoofer, like none other I ever owned and could shake the house. I replaced it with another klipsch but a r112sw. I knew this sub couldn’t hold a candle to the M&k but I didn’t have the thousands of dollars for a similar sub. Nonetheless the sound is disappointing with the two subs.

I’m eyeing a dual sub setup and are limited by space so it would be either 2 hsu vtf 2 mk5s or 2 uls-15 mk2’s. These will be paired with klipsch epic cf3s powered by a Parasound halo a23. All bass management will be handled by my Marantz av8805. What option would I be better off with? Thanks

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Have two vtf-3’s hooked up now and I almost feel like they are too much. I have the 4” open on both and barely ticked up to the recommended 8 o’clock position on the amp and these things punch.
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Have two vtf-3’s hooked up now and I almost feel like they are too much. I have the 4” open on both and barely ticked up to the recommended 8 o’clock position on the amp and these things punch.

I'm rocking two Hsu 15s as well, and have them optimized pretty well in my listening room. I do have a SVS PB 16 inbound, and I'm tinkering with the idea of replacing both subs with the PB 16. I haven't seen a comparison so I'm curious on how one PB 15 will compare to the dual Hsus.
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Looks like you're closer to the right wall than you are to the left. I would actually try keeping one sub in the front right and you can try the other sub in the back right corner to see if that gives you a better punch. You can also try placing one of the subs in the front left (where you had the old sub placed) and one in the back right.

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I’ve been looking to upgrade my subs for a 20x18 room. I originally had one klipsch Rw 12d paired with a M&k mx5000 thx II sub. Not a likely pairing but I was offered the M&k from a guy in the a/v biz at no cost and it was a no brainer to say yes. The M&k’s amp blew eventually destroying one of the woofers and the sub was no longer working. The M&k was an impressive subwoofer, like none other I ever owned and could shake the house. I replaced it with another klipsch but a r112sw. I knew this sub couldn’t hold a candle to the M&k but I didn’t have the thousands of dollars for a similar sub. Nonetheless the sound is disappointing with the two subs.

I’m eyeing a dual sub setup and are limited by space so it would be either 2 hsu vtf 2 mk5s or 2 uls-15 mk2’s. These will be paired with klipsch epic cf3s powered by a Parasound halo a23. All bass management will be handled by my Marantz av8805. What option would I be better off with? Thanks
Good question. If I were to choose between the two, it would be dual ULS-15 MK2's as they would be able to give you more clean output overall, especially in the mid-bass. That being said the VTF-2 Mk5 would play slightly louder and cleaner from 20 Hz on down. It really comes down to how much clean output you need.

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I'm rocking two Hsu 15s as well, and have them optimized pretty well in my listening room. I do have a SVS PB 16 inbound, and I'm tinkering with the idea of replacing both subs with the PB 16. I haven't seen a comparison so I'm curious on how one PB 15 will compare to the dual Hsus.
PB-16 is a great sub, so that's definitely a good option to go with. Not sure what 15" you have now, so I can't really comment, but Audioholics did do a pretty in depth review on the sub here:

https://www.audioholics.com/subwoofe...ltra-subwoofer

Note that if you're trying to compare the CEA-2010 to our numbers, make sure you subtract 9 dB from our measurements posted on the site to get them at the same standard. Also note that there are differences in comparing two data sets from two different environments, so I wouldn't try to take those measurements and try to compare them strictly with each other. It more or less serves to give as a general idea. If you have the ULS-15 Mk2's, the same reviewer measured that sub as well, so those sets may be closer to each other in comparison. Also, since you have two 15's, that also needs to be taken into consideration. How much increase in output you get with two largely depends on room acoustics, but on average you can gain 3-4 dB or 6 dB if they perfectly reinforce each other.
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