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Old 08-13-2016, 06:12 PM   #1541
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Thanks! It will be interesting to compare the performance/sound quality of the two subs. The A2-300 was great for movies, and could slam while playing rap, but didn't blend very well for other music. Time to rediscover some of my concert vids and favorite films. The plane crash scene in Fight Club is one of my personal favorites.
I had the A2-300 then it died and I got the VTF-2 MK4 and was floored by it. Had it two years and compared it to the SVS PB-2000 and VTF3 MK5, sold the 2.4 and bought the 3.5. The SVS didn't seem that much better then the 2.4. The only reason I looked to upgrade was I was now in a much larger room.
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Old 08-15-2016, 08:33 PM   #1542
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I had the A2-300 then it died and I got the VTF-2 MK4 and was floored by it. Had it two years and compared it to the SVS PB-2000 and VTF3 MK5, sold the 2.4 and bought the 3.5. The SVS didn't seem that much better then the 2.4. The only reason I looked to upgrade was I was now in a much larger room.
When you had the VTF-2, which tuning method did you generally use? I'm currently using one port plug while I break it in.
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FWIW I use the single-plug config in my home for music and film, too, and adjust response/power by moving the crossover and boosting the signal from the AVR. I finally settled on a crossover that complemented my mains.
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Old 08-27-2016, 05:43 PM   #1544
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When you had the VTF-2, which tuning method did you generally use? I'm currently using one port plug while I break it in.
I ran 1 port open in max extension with a .05 Q setting. Set the volume about 10-11 o'clock position. I run the VTF3 MK5 about the same with a little more volume towards the 11-12 position.
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Has anybody had an issue with fraudulent charges on their credit card after purchasing from HSU? I just found a $362 charge for a so called charitable donation to some ministry based out of California. I'm not making any accusations, just curious if any other customers have had their credit card information compromised after a purchase.
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Has anybody had an issue with fraudulent charges on their credit card after purchasing from HSU? I just found a $362 charge for a so called charitable donation to some ministry based out of California. I'm not making any accusations, just curious if any other customers have had their credit card information compromised after a purchase.
Nope.
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So one of my Epik Empires bit the dust now I'm shopping for a pair of new subwoofers. How's HSU Research as a company with support, warranty, and repairs? I'm asking because I was probably the last customer Epik had prior to shutting down. I DO NOT want to get in that situation again. I want a company who is going to be around.
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So one of my Epik Empires bit the dust now I'm shopping for a pair of new subwoofers. How's HSU Research as a company with support, warranty, and repairs? I'm asking because I was probably the last customer Epik had prior to shutting down. I DO NOT want to get in that situation again. I want a company who is going to be around.
I think Hsu Research is the oldest internet direct sub company, by a little, over SVS. They're a single owner company. I believe SVS is, too, after their shakeup. Even the big boy companies get bought up by conglomerates, so nothing is definitive.

SVS offers a "5-year unconditional warranty against defects in parts or workmanship", and Hsu offers an optional paid 5 year warranty. As far as the people that run the companies, I've heard nothing but good things about Dr. Hsu. I can't say the same thing about most of the other sub companies' owners.
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I think Hsu Research is the oldest internet direct sub company, by a little, over SVS. They're a single owner company. I believe SVS is, too, after their shakeup. Even the big boy companies get bought up by conglomerates, so nothing is definitive.

SVS offers a "5-year unconditional warranty against defects in parts or workmanship", and Hsu offers an optional paid 5 year warranty. As far as the people that run the companies, I've heard nothing but good things about Dr. Hsu. I can't say the same thing about most of the other sub companies' owners.
Thank you very much for your response. Good to hear!
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Old 11-17-2017, 03:28 PM   #1550
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In case anyone is interested...

HSU Research is having a "Thanksgiving Sale" on their HB-1 MK2 Bookshelf Speaker.

I bought a set back in May and they are excellent for Home Theater ...

http://www.hsuresearch.com/products/hb-1.html
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