Just got my HSU STF-2

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  1. noahG

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    actually I bought one yesterday that wouldn't turn on, so I returned it and got another one that seems to be working just fine. I haven't calibrated it yet but just from playing around it filled out my setup pretty nicely. I'm running 2 NHT SB-3 as my mains, an SC-1 as my center and my surrounds are a pair of old Spica SC-30's. I wanted a sub that would go pretty deep because the SB-3's already go down to 39hz and paying a few hundred for a sub that stopped at 30hz didn't make sense.

    anyway, I got mine from CompUSA, which is (currently) selling the STF-2 for only $349, that's $50 cheaper than the factory direct price. I understand HSU is trying to get them to stop this, but if you live near a compUSA and have always wanted a serious sub, I suggest you head over in the next few days.

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  2. Wayne Ernst

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    The CompUSA site indicates that the amp for this subwoofer produces 250 watts. However, the HSU Research site indicates that 200 watts is provided via a BASH amplifier. What does your documentation state?

    Oh, thanks for letting us know that CompUSA is selling this sub. In the latest sales circular for CompUSA, I saw that they are also selling H/K receivers and Wharfdale speakers - along with other goodies.
     
  3. noahG

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    the documentation on the box is the same as the HSU website 200 watts RMS, peaking at 800 watts. I think it's just a typo on the compusa website.

    as to your other note, it would appear that compusa is actually starting up a whole home theater section with TV's receivers and all sorts of stuff. I was only interested in the sub as I already had everything else I needed but it might be worth exploring further.

    Noah
     
  4. Thomas J. Coyle III

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    Hi all

    It was in the L.A. Times that the owner of CompUSA bought the good guys a/v chain.

    Regards,

    TCIII
     
  5. Peter Loan

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    How does this sub compare to the HSU VTF-2? Is the VTF-2 being replaced with this model?
     
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  7. noahG

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    there is a ton of info to be had by pouring through the forums on the hsu site. that's where I found out that CompUSA was selling the darn things.

    Hsu Research Forum
     
  8. Rob E

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    Compusa.com says that they are all sold out?
     
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    I went to CompUSA today and sure enough they do have the HSU STF-2. The price tag was missing though. That's a big sub! But for $349 or $399 it's a good deal. They also had the Ventriloquist system. I didn't get a chance to listen to them but how are those little things supposed to sound good with a 2.5" single driver?

    CompUSA also carries Wharfdale and HK. Now I've got two HK dealers within a block of each other. CC is across the street. CompUSA had the HK 230, 330 and 430 models.
     
  11. CurtisSC

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    Greg,

    I have heard the Ventriloquist....very impressive for its size and cost. With a sub...say the STF-2, I think it can compete easily with other HT systems at the $700 mark.or even higher. The STF-2 will outclass most if not all the subs with those packages.

    "The system works by using a center channel with extra inputs and outputs for the left and right channels. The center channel directs the 80 – 250 Hz bass from the left and right channels to the center channel’s large woofers. The remaining higher frequencies are sent to the micro-satellites."
     

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