vtf-3 review (upgraded my pv-800)

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  1. Miles Abbey

    Miles Abbey Agent

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    I recently upgraded my subwoofer from a Boston Acoustics PV-800 to HSU VFT-3. After prolonged consideration between SVS PC-plus and HSU VTF-3 I decided on the VFT-3 mainly because of immediate availability and due to size constraints. My reason for upgrading the pv-800 was due to my dissatisfaction during heavy bass demands (it would bottom out), and it sounded kind of boomy during playback of music. I also felt like it didn't blend well with my mains (vr-m90's). I've had the VFT-3 for a week now and so far I have no complaints. I'm especially impressed how well this sub sounds musically! It blends very well with the mains and doesn't over power or distort at a variety of playback levels. It also adds a great since of depth to movies (LOTR!). I was listening to music last night while my wife was in the kitchen and she asked me what I was doing. I said nothing, but she persisted..."what is that sound? Are you tapping your foot on the floor?" I finally realized it was the sound of the kick drum being produced by the vtf-3. I'm hearing things from c.d.s I've owned for years, but never noticed before. Sounds are so detailed and visceral. This sub adds a sense of depth and realism I've lacked in the past. There is so much more impact during movies. I would rate this sub as an equivalent to the Velodyne HGS-12 during movies, while the HGS-12 is slightly more musical of the two. I don't consider myself an expert by any means, but I just wanted to add my two cents and recommend the HSU VTF-3 to those in the market for a high quality sub.
     
  2. Sean D

    Sean D Stunt Coordinator

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    Congrats on the purchase Miles. The VTF-3 is a very nice sub indeed.
     
  3. Sihan Goi

    Sihan Goi Second Unit

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    Congrats, but its a VTF-3 rather than a VFT-3 [​IMG]
     
  4. felix_suwarno

    felix_suwarno Screenwriter

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    yummy. vr-m90 paired with vtf-3 is my dream system. miles, you are a lucky bastard!
     
  5. Colin France

    Colin France Auditioning

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    I agree the Hsu VTF-3 is an awesome subwoofer. Probably one of the best sounding musical subs around. Yet it can play loud. Great sub.
     

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