HSU Vtf-2 or Vtf-3

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  1. Mal P

    Mal P Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi there,

    Unfortunately due to the expense of shipping and customs duty, SVS subwoofers aren't a viable option for me in my country (Australia). Thus, I've had to look at other high-quality alternatives such as HSU and Paradigm. The latter is very expensive here, but the former is quite reasonable.

    I'm primarily a music listener, I listen to a lot of styles ranging from rock (Radiohead, U2, Slayer) to classical (London SO, Yo-Yo Ma) etc. Most of all, I listen at moderate levels, reference level is exponentially too high for me. Hence, whatever subwoofer I get won't need to go too deep, as there is very little musical content below 25hz (or so I've been told).

    Do you think, for a listener such as I, that it's worth getting the HSU Vtf-3 over the Vtf-2? The Vtf-3 is supposed to extend down to 20hz, with the Vtf-2 being able to handle 25hz easily.

    I'll be running my future speakers (most likely Monitor Audio Gold Reference 10s) as small in this setup. I just hope that for the few DVD movies I do watch, the Vtf-2 can cope with the bass from all channels.

    Thank you,

    Mal
     
  2. Russell _T

    Russell _T Supporting Actor

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    Has the VTF-3 been released yet? I don't think it has been released at least not in the US.
     
  3. Randy G

    Randy G Second Unit

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    Not only is the VTF-3 a larger sub, but it's gonna list at US$899 from what I've heard. One gets ya 20hz, the other 25. Now YOU'VE gotta decide what that last 5hz is worth to you. Good luck.
     
  4. DanaA

    DanaA Screenwriter

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    If I were you, I'd definitely go with the VTF-2. I own one and, once broken in and fine tuned, it sounds great. If you listen at moderate levels, I just can't see justifying the 400+ extra dollars for the upcoming model, especially if you're on a budget. My Hsu is turned down at the volume control to around the 8:30 position on the dial and the sub setting on my Onkyo is at -10 dB's. The upcoming model must be a monster, but my vote is for the VTF-2.
     
  5. Tom Vodhanel

    Tom Vodhanel Cinematographer

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    >>> I don't have any experience with the SVS, but I can say for the $600 and change I spend on the TNO's I have a really audiophile grade subwoofer that competes favorably with the $2500 an up variety of Velodynes and others.>(And I suspect compete favorably with the SVS's - though we must say this quietly on this board).
     
  6. Mal P

    Mal P Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks everyone. I guess hearing is believing... I'll listen to both types of subwoofer, as well as the TN series. See which I like. I'm not a big fan of the outboard amp aspect though...

    In the end, I don't think I'll need the extra 5hz of extension. Not for twice the price. What I do need is musicality, and if the Vtf-3 or other model offers that to a degree higher than the Vtf-2, it'll then be worth the price.

    Sincerely,

    Mal
     

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