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#362024 - 12/28/11 09:12 AM sub upgrade
gwg Offline

Registered: 12/18/11
Posts: 9
just wondering what I should consider for my next sub.
currently have the hsu vtf mk2.

#362035 - 12/28/11 11:24 AM Re: sub upgrade [Re: gwg]
nickbuol Offline

Registered: 09/16/04
Posts: 5396
Loc: Marion, IA
What are your goals? To have a 2nd sub, or replace the MK2 completely? Music? Movies?

Just a few more details, and some advice will start flowing. smile
2-M60s, VP180, 8-M3s, SVS 20-39PCi, DIY Sub, 8-Shakers, JVC RS45, Anthem MRX-1120

#362036 - 12/28/11 11:32 AM Re: sub upgrade [Re: nickbuol]
terzaghi Offline

Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 4872
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
No details needed. get an ep800 wink

#362071 - 12/28/11 05:36 PM Re: sub upgrade [Re: terzaghi]
gwg Offline

Registered: 12/18/11
Posts: 9
I plan on selling the is very important to me but I still would like to have decent output for movies.70 percent music.

#362075 - 12/28/11 05:53 PM Re: sub upgrade [Re: gwg]
Wid Offline

Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6832
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

What is the budget?

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#362094 - 12/28/11 09:17 PM Re: sub upgrade [Re: gwg]
gwg Offline

Registered: 12/18/11
Posts: 9
1200 canadian dollars

#362096 - 12/28/11 10:10 PM Re: sub upgrade [Re: gwg]
JohnK Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 05/11/02
Posts: 10644
You didn't specify whether you now have a VTF-3 MK2 or a VTF-2 MK2. Especially if it's the VTF-3, you might consider keeping it and getting a second sub as similar as possible to it. This would increase the net output available and probably more importantly, if properly placed would help smooth the bass response by minimizing the effect of room modes. The general suggestion from the research of Dr. Toole and others is placement at the mid-points of opposite side walls or front and back wall or in diagonally opposite corners.

For example, the Hsu VTF-1 could be added to the VTF-2 MK2, or the VTF-2 MK4 to the VTF-3 MK2. Your budget would of course also support some excellent single subs, such as the Axiom EP500 I use or the Hsu ULS-15.

Enjoy the music, not the equipment.

#362107 - 12/29/11 01:59 AM Re: sub upgrade [Re: JohnK]
jakewash Offline
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Registered: 12/26/03
Posts: 10420
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
Personally I find Axiom subs to better for music and do a very admirable job for movies. They have a certain richness/texture many other subs do not and it is this feel that IMO makes them more musical, YMMV.
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#362224 - 12/30/11 10:40 AM Re: sub upgrade [Re: jakewash]
Spoiler Offline

Registered: 01/03/06
Posts: 683
Loc: South Florida

Agreed Mr Wash! I now use my EP500 in my computer room for gaming and music. As excellent and powerful as the PB-13 is, I still sense as you do a unique rich musicality from this sub that is enjoyable.
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Sammy 55" LED


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