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#118561 - 12/14/05 08:39 AM Re: ok. HSU VTF 3 MK2.....
Newf Offline
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Registered: 04/14/05
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I agree, the vtf3 is more then I need as well. I really wanted a ep500, if anything for a matching set, but I am very happy with the vtf3 to the point where I have no need to upgrade any time soon.

The only time I even heard it make any noise outside of perfect bass was when I first placed it on carpet. The thing is really heavy and will sink into carpet. The noise I heard while playing Return of the King at insane levels was actually the woofer hitting the carpet. So I put some risers under the legs, and that remedied it instantly and never happened again.

That woofer moves a lot. Flip it over and watch it someday. It's crazy. Get the MP3 files from HSU for the sub tests. It's cool to watch and feel the sub shake the house but not actually hear anything loud.

War of the worlds wasn't an issue for me. But whoever did the sounds for that movie should be fired. They are horrible. I've had a decent stereo since the late 80's and this is one of the very few movies that I was actually concerned that I would blow a tweeter quite easily. The first scene with the Tripod coming out of the ground where it starts shooting lasers at the crowd in the streets.....tweeters beware. I had my hand on the volume throughout this movie in fear another loud noise out of nowhere would happen, and it did frequently. I hate movies that have such drastic changes in volume


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#118562 - 12/16/05 02:51 PM Re: ok. HSU VTF 3 MK2.....
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Registered: 09/30/03
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Loc: Connecticut
War of the worlds does have forward sounding scenes, but nothing that made me worry about my tweeters. The brightness you experienced may be a result of the tweeters in the M80s. I use Monitor Audio Silver s10 for fronts and they are considered bright or forward, but the M80s that I listened to at a forum members house were much brighter than the s10. I'm not saying the M80s are bad, I think they are great I'm just saying that with the mix on this movie the M80s tweeter may sound a bit bright. Also WOTW has some serious dynamic range where things go from quiet to loud very quickly.


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#118563 - 12/18/05 01:19 PM Re: ok. HSU VTF 3 MK2.....
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Ummm, your confusing bright with a distorted source. I've noticed this on other speakers with this movie as well while watching the movie at a friends place.

It's not the entire movie, just those tripod guys shooting lasers in that scene, granted the rest of the movie was all over the place in volume, but that scene was what made me worry about the tweets. It's a very poor quality imho, and because it so much louder then the rest of the movie you automatically jump for the volume in fear something might happen. Then again, some people just don't even care, and let the volume stay where it is. I however love my m80's and am not risking it. Nothing would probably ever happen, but I don't feel like finding out.




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#118564 - 12/18/05 06:46 PM Re: ok. HSU VTF 3 MK2.....OH, OH, maybe
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Registered: 08/03/03
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Loc: Moorhead, Minnesota/US
Yesterday my brand spanking new VTF3 was working fine. My wife is watching the 40 year old virgin right now and I noticed there is no sound coming from the sub. Either there isn't any bass from this Steve Carell classic or my HSU has given out after one day. I'll check it out after the film, since I don't want to interrupt the movie. My son told me it was working earlier today. I double checked the connections. I have decided that if there is a problem, it's EP500 time. This could be a major bummer.

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#118565 - 12/18/05 06:54 PM Re: ok. HSU VTF 3 MK2.....OH, OH, maybe
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Registered: 12/30/03
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I made the mistake of watching that movie the other day. Not my cup of tea. There is NOT much bass in it. Only in a couple of places, if I remember correctly.
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#118566 - 12/18/05 07:48 PM Re: ok. HSU VTF 3 MK2.....OH, OH, maybe
littleb Offline
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Loc: Moorhead, Minnesota/US
Jack,

It was the movie. Once the movie was over the sub sprung back to life. Disaster averted.

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#118567 - 12/18/05 07:51 PM Re: ok. HSU VTF 3 MK2.....OH, OH, maybe
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Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6790
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

If by chance you ever do encounter a problem with your Hsu sub you shouldn't worry they too have very good costumer service.
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#118568 - 12/18/05 10:59 PM Re: ok. HSU VTF 3 MK2.....OH, OH, maybe
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I thought the movie was pretty funny. Nothing to show off a system, though.
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#118569 - 12/18/05 11:01 PM Re: ok. HSU VTF 3 MK2.....OH, OH, maybe
thyname Offline
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Registered: 04/05/05
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Loc: Oakton, VA
I have read great reviews for this HSU VTF 3. As I don't have a sub, and plan to get one soon in the future, first in a 2.1 stereo setup, and then later in a Home theater, I am pretty much sold on this one. Is there something else out there I should consider? Again, it is very important for the sub to be a "musical" one, if this is the right word, and I am prepared to pay no more than for the HSU VTF 3.
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#118570 - 12/18/05 11:28 PM Re: ok. HSU VTF 3 MK2.....OH, OH, maybe
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Registered: 04/01/03
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Loc: Los Angeles
If the VTF-3 maxes out your budget, then there really is no where else to look.


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