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My current sub is a older klipsch SW 8 (8 inch active 10 inch passive w/ a whopping 65w) A few months ago I purchased a SVS 20-39pc+ which was waaaaay too big for my room. I only had one spot to place and it sounded horrid standing there. (My well positioned klipsch sounded better)


I sent the SVS back and now think the VTF-2 may work well.. I am just afraid that there is a better deal out there.. Any opinions?
 

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Just curious how big your room is?! My current room is a 9x11x8 and the PC+ fits fine...?! Can't wait till I get a bigger room (which is why I got the PC+ 20-39 for). Did you try any of the boxed SVS subs, one of those might have worked out better for you.


You could try any of the HSU and absolutely love them, they are a great subwoofer.
 

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If you can not position your subwoofer for the best blend of bass relative to your listening position, then it makes things hard with any subwoofer. You can have the best subwoofer in the world but if your acoustics and/or setup stinks then so will your great subwoofer. One of the great things with having a separate bass speaker (subwoofer) is the ability to position it for the best/smoothest acoustical coupling. Finding that requires very long cables and a whole lot of trial and error.


I like to take my time and listen to equipment without some sales droid dribbling in my ear. That way I can make up my own mind. The best way is to directly compare with other subs so you are not being influenced by other peoples opinions. I think the VTF-2 has been one of my best bargain buys over the past 8-10 years. As mentioned by someone else with a 30 day return policy, all the reviews and info (on the VTF-2) it's not like it's a new kid on the block buy.


The VTF-2 is well documented as an overachiever for the money. That all being said the ported VTF-2 that I have owned for 6 years also works extremely well next to the the listening couch. This is a position that can work very well if you can physically fit it in. Many ported subs can not be positioned this close but due to its great design it doesn't have that noisy give my location away - port chuffing that many high output subs have.


Of course if you can not position the subwoofer well or your room causes the stacking of modal frequencies then even the best performing subwoofer in the world is not going to fix the problems.



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