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#330299 - 12/03/10 09:12 PM Re: Advice for a music only sub [Re: jakewash]
FireGuy Offline

Registered: 10/31/07
Posts: 316
Loc: Buffalo, New York
I owned a BIC V1220 for a couple of years which preceeded my Outlaw. It surpassed my performance expectations quite well and surprisingly did a great job with DVD's. So yes, a great budget sub. Just recently I recommended the folling BIC to a friend who's building a HT on a $800 budget. Axiom's M2V3's will be his mains.
M22V3/M3ti/M2V3/Omega Super 5/Aperion 5C/OutlawLFM1+Sub/Denon AVR1906/YamDVDC750/AS AMP110

#330421 - 12/05/10 03:06 AM Re: Advice for a music only sub [Re: FireGuy]
2x6spds Offline

Registered: 03/16/02
Posts: 2820
Loc: CA, USA
OK, so best for music prize -

The contestants?

Klipsch LF10, SVS 20-39, Velodyne CHT10, Dahlquist PDQ1500, Kenwood SW300 with Dayton Titanic 10" driver, Dayton Titanic 12" ...

and the winner is ...

The Dahlquist PDQ 1500 (additional damping added).

Believe me, the outcome is not price dependant ... not even close.

Edited by 2x6spds (12/05/10 03:08 AM)
Enjoy the Music. Trust your ears. Laugh at Folks Who Claim to Know it All.

#330434 - 12/05/10 09:45 AM Re: Advice for a music only sub [Re: 2x6spds]
Adrian Offline

Registered: 12/27/08
Posts: 6772
Loc: It's all about the location.
Anyone heard any of Energy or Mirage's $300-400 subs? they seem to get very good user reviews.
Half of communication is listening. You can't listen with your mouth.

#330526 - 12/06/10 10:47 AM Re: Advice for a music only sub [Re: Adrian]
Cork Offline
old hand

Registered: 03/19/10
Posts: 90
Loc: Pennsylvania, US
I decided to go with a Velodyne:

I really wanted to get the Hsu STF-2, but with the shipping I just couldn't justify the extra $60. If anyone thinks I make a huge mistake, please, let me know.

#330541 - 12/06/10 12:39 PM Re: Advice for a music only sub [Re: Cork]
bdpf Offline

Registered: 06/28/08
Posts: 769
Loc: Toronto, Canada
I never heard neither but for $60 I would have gone with the HSU based on their reputation for making very good subs. Just my opinion.
"The problem is choice..."

#330548 - 12/06/10 12:50 PM Re: Advice for a music only sub [Re: Cork]
jakewash Offline
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Registered: 12/26/03
Posts: 10412
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
You didn't make a mistake as long as you like what you purchased. smile


#330567 - 12/06/10 03:49 PM Re: Advice for a music only sub [Re: jakewash]
Wid Offline

Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6776
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

Looking at the specs the extra $60 for the Hsu would have been worth the price imo.

"A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity." Sigmund Freud

#330595 - 12/06/10 10:22 PM Re: Advice for a music only sub [Re: Cork]
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Registered: 05/11/02
Posts: 10524
Cork, my view would be similar to what Rick mentioned: the extra extension of the Hsu(25Hz +/- 2dB, vs 32Hz +/- 3db)is significant and would seem to easily justify the extra $60.

Enjoy the music, not the equipment.

#330619 - 12/07/10 08:05 AM Re: Advice for a music only sub [Re: JohnK]
Cork Offline
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Registered: 03/19/10
Posts: 90
Loc: Pennsylvania, US
Hmmm. Well they shipped it pretty quickly, so I can't go back. I hand wrung for a while on this, but decided that my son would hear the difference between bad and decent; but wouldn't hear the difference between decent and good. In the end, since we're trying to stay on a budget for Christmas this year, I decided that an extra present would be worth dropping down a notch. Maybe not. Thanks for the help everyone.

#330818 - 12/08/10 08:49 PM Re: Advice for a music only sub [Re: JohnK]
spiffnme Offline

Registered: 04/01/03
Posts: 5222
Loc: Los Angeles
Originally Posted By: JohnK
Cork, there isn't any apparent "music" reason not to go with the STF-2(on sale at $319)if you were attracted to the VTF-1 except for the budgetary factor. The response is nearly identical, except that the VTF-1 option trades less extension for the ability to play a little louder higher up, which is said to be a benefit in some movie situations. The greater extension(only STF-2 setting)is said to be optimum for music.

Completely agree with JohnK. (as usual)

Having owned one and heard numerous others...I can tell you Hsu makes a damn fine product. The most "musical" subs I've ever heard.
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