Bass and Hi-Fi Enthusiast
The UPS guy delivered my FV15HP yesterday at 9am. Man I could not concentrate on work at all knowing that it was sitting right there waiting for me to play with it. I came home from work to a gigantic box blocking my front door. I had to use a hand truck plus some help from the wife to move it into the house. I probably would have killed my back if I had to move and unpack it alone. Seriously, the FV15HP is huge and heavy. Yes, one can read the specs and imagine the size of this thing but seeing it in person. Trust me. I attached a couple pics showing the size difference between an Onkyo HTIB sub. It is comical.
I hooked it up and didn’t run audyssey at all, just bumped up the subwoofer level a bit. I rewatched some scenes from Avengers Age of Ultron and 300. OMG! I was hearing bass that I have never heard before. A few seconds right before the scene in the movie 300 when the executioner is chopping off King Xerxes general’s head off the bass hit so hard the whole house shook. That brought the biggest sh!t eating grin to my face. The wife immediately said “we don’t need another sub do we?!” “We do honey! Yes we do!” was my reply.
I’m a complete noob when it comes to this audio stuff but I know what sounds good to my ears. The bass from that Onkyo HTIB sub is what many consider as boomy. It seems like the bass was random at times if that makes sense. With the FV15HP, it feels and sounds like you only hear the bass when you are supposed to. I now understand what articulate bass means.
I’m still waiting on the RX-A3060 receiver I ordered off of Amazon so I can finally get everything set up properly. I foresee another FV15HP in my future even though one seems to do the job for our 6600 ft^3 room.
Thanks to all the forum members who helped me make my decision and thanks to Enrico for shipping it early. My first real sub and I’m really happy. Please pardon the spelling/grammar. I’m high off bass right now.
That's awesome! I'll have to pop the 300 blueray in one of these days! I had a moment like that during inception when it was just a bass part. The LV12R literally felt like it was compressing the air in the room with sound waves. My head felt shrunken haha.