Is there someone over at the HSU forum who might want to buy the latest generation VTF-3 after the shoot-out? No bottoming or audible distress will be allowed, and a strict 10% limit will be placed on THD, so the sub should be nicely broken in, but not abused, after the testing. I know it has been out of stock for a while, so there should be some takers?You might want to ensure the Hsu sub is sold before you publish the results of your testing.
As we discussed, a person can prefer the sound of a sub which actually measures inferior to a competitor. There is nothing wrong with that, but the choice to purchase should be made with that knowledge.
For example, some people actually prefer the sound of high THD at low frequencies. A 25 Hz tone with 50% THD will have a bunch of sound at 50 Hz and some at 75 Hz (and so on) and might sound "fuller" or "more complex" to some ears.