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Old 10-27-2012, 03:18 PM   #1401
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Hey quick question for everyone I have my hsu plugged into a monster surge protector do I even need it or could I plug directly into the wall? But plugging directly to the wall do I run the bigger risk of blowing the fuse or amp? My outlets are standard grounded ready to go.

Also I was tempted to plug it into my APC H 15 but I read too many horror stories about plugging into the sub bank on this model conditioner
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Old 10-27-2012, 03:22 PM   #1402
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I have mine plugged into an Isobar 4 Ultra.
65" VT50 / BDP-S6200
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:43 PM   #1403
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:50 AM   #1404
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This may have already been asked if so sorry.
So right now I am using my VTF-3 MK4 with "1 port open and EQ2" which is great for music and deep bass, but lately it is too much for movies and regular tv.
I wanted other users info about what setting you might be using for your sub? As much as I like the deep bass for music I don't listen to enough to justify having it be "too much" for my movies and tv.

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Old 12-19-2012, 02:26 PM   #1405
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Hi all –

I have been reading through this HSU thread and gained a wealth of knowledge from everyone. I was hoping to get feedback on my particular HT setup in regards to the HSU VTF15H. I like to call this room my 'private screening room', a 'bat cave' if you will...LOL! It is room that is off of the master bedroom, but only accessible via our walk-in closet, so it is isolated from the rest of the home. I was considering building an HT setup in the living room (Projector, 100in. fixed frame or motorized screen), but with two kids (3 year old who is extremely active & a newborn, who I'm sure will be the same way), its best if I keep my HT setup 'tucked away' in daddy's happy place to avoid any issues...LOL! My small (new) HT setup has dimensions of:

Length: 11ft, 10in
Width: 9ft
Height: 7ft, 6in










My query would be.... Would the VTF15H sub overwhelm my 'bat-cave' with it's size? Also, along those lines, how would 2 VTF15Hs perform vs 2 PB12-NSDs or 2 PB12-Ultras (just thinking' ahead a bit )

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated and I look forward to learning more from all of the experts here at blu-ray.com! Cheers all!

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Old 12-20-2012, 12:25 AM   #1406
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MyOleKYHome,

As long as your speakers/subwoofer are calibrated properly and are balanced, you won't have to worry about your subwoofer overpowering the rest of your system. I prefer to have a better and larger subwoofer, even in a small room, than an underperforming lower quality subwoofer.

Buy the Hsu subwoofer, place it in the corner of the room (not too close to the side walls), and live happily ever after. If you put the subwoofer on a riser, it may improve its performance.
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:37 AM   #1407
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MyOleKYHome,

I think you'll find that one 15H will be plenty. If the "boundry gain" gods are with you then you'll get a solid 15hz.
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:09 PM   #1408
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MyOleKYHome,

As long as your speakers/subwoofer are calibrated properly and are balanced, you won't have to worry about your subwoofer overpowering the rest of your system. I prefer to have a better and larger subwoofer, even in a small room, than an underperforming lower quality subwoofer.

Buy the Hsu subwoofer, place it in the corner of the room (not too close to the side walls), and live happily ever after. If you put the subwoofer on a riser, it may improve its performance.
@Big Daddy -

Thanks for the feedback. I keep going back and forth between SVS or HSU. At the moment, I'm leaning towards SVS (a PB12-Plus), but for cost to performance ratio, that HSU VTF15H really is hard to beat....Hmmm....I definitely need to make a choice soon or I'll be debating for the rest of the year. LOL!
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:10 PM   #1409
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MyOleKYHome,

I think you'll find that one 15H will be plenty. If the "boundry gain" gods are with you then you'll get a solid 15hz.
@Sputter -

Let's sure hope so...I can only be so lucky... Too many choices...so little time!
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:07 PM   #1410
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Default Your room is small! Get this >> a single VTF-3 MK4

I'm considering one or perhaps a pair of VTF15Hs for my 5400+ cu ft space, a single VTF-3 MK4 will do you justice in your space.
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:19 PM   #1411
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I was hoping to get feedback on my particular HT setup in regards to the HSU VTF15H.
Your better off buying two inexpensive subwoofers, rather than one large expensive sub.

Here's why.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:02 AM   #1412
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Your better off buying two inexpensive subwoofers, rather than one large expensive sub.

Here's why.
Your Sound and Vision link somewhat contradicts your recommendation. As Joe Finn states, "One caveat: Spending the same amount of money on two subs that are half the price of one good one is unlikely to result in great bass.

MyOleKYHome...as others have said, a VTF-15H will do wonders in that small room of yours. Two would seem like overkill, but there never can be overkill when it comes to bass, right?
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:54 PM   #1413
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Hey guys I'm just starting to get into HT I'm looking to get the VTF-15H my room is around 2100 cf and its not a Dedicated HT room. For now I have TCP-55VT50 the Elite VSX-42 and for speakers I have are some old Bose's bookshelfs with the little Boses cubs for my rear with an very old Yamaha subwoofer that's has Dual 8's with 150watts. For you guys that have the VFT15H What are your thoughts?
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:58 PM   #1414
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The low frequency limits of subwoofers are always prominently displayed but what about the upper frequency limits? For example, I'm wondering how high my STF-1 can comfortably play. Anyone have information on upper limits of Hsu subs?
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:19 PM   #1415
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The low frequency limits of subwoofers are always prominently displayed but what about the upper frequency limits? For example, I'm wondering how high my STF-1 can comfortably play. Anyone have information on upper limits of Hsu subs?
It's there for each subwoofer on the Hsu site. To the right, look under "product at a glance". It tells you the crossover and crossover slope. For your sub: 30 - 90 Hz (Bypassable); Crossover Slope: 24 dB/Oct
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:57 PM   #1416
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It's there for each subwoofer on the Hsu site. To the right, look under "product at a glance". It tells you the crossover and crossover slope. For your sub: 30 - 90 Hz (Bypassable); Crossover Slope: 24 dB/Oct
So does that mean if I want to use a 120Hz crossover through my receiver that the STF-1 will not go that high? It cuts off at 90Hz?
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:40 PM   #1417
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So does that mean if I want to use a 120Hz crossover through my receiver that the STF-1 will not go that high? It cuts off at 90Hz?
No it wont just cutoff at 90, that's why slope (also called roll off) is noted. Refer to this awesome thread by Big Daddy for much more.

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=77011
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:54 PM   #1418
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Hey guys I'm just starting to get into HT I'm looking to get the VTF-15H my room is around 2100 cf and its not a Dedicated HT room. For now I have TCP-55VT50 the Elite VSX-42 and for speakers I have are some old Bose's bookshelfs with the little Boses cubs for my rear with an very old Yamaha subwoofer that's has Dual 8's with 150watts. For you guys that have the VFT15H What are your thoughts?
I have 2 VTF 15H's and let me tell you they're worth every penny I paid for them! You definitely can't go wrong with this sub. It handles everything very well and it sounds surprisingly good with all types of music. If you have the cash to spend I would recommend it highly. There are other seemingly good options out there as well like Power Sound Audio and SVS.
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:00 PM   #1419
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@Big Daddy -

Thanks for the feedback. I keep going back and forth between SVS or HSU. At the moment, I'm leaning towards SVS (a PB12-Plus), but for cost to performance ratio, that HSU VTF15H really is hard to beat....Hmmm....I definitely need to make a choice soon or I'll be debating for the rest of the year. LOL!
I am in your shoes as well. I am debating on the SVS , HSU MK3-VTF4 and the Power Sound Audio. I was about to pull the trigger on the PSA but wife saw size and was not to happy about it. So i am still looking. This sucks, LOL.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:48 PM   #1420
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I have my HSU VTF-1 on an Auralex isolation pad thingy. Do you think it would be worth it to find pads to put my floor standing Polk Monitor 70s on as well? I have a hardwood floor and the floor standing speakers have mini-feet that can easily be screwed in and taken off. I'd have to find something:

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7 3/4" (19.68cm)



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Other isolation pads seem to be too small dimension wise.
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