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Which Hsu?

 

Bronze Member
Username: Tsl90

Edmond, OK United States

Post Number: 34
Registered: Aug-04
I have (or will when they finally arrive from the factory) a Rotel 1056, B&W600 series front and center, CCM65 ceiling rear. I'm looking at subs for my 18x19 room with 10' ceiling. I like what I read about Hsu, but am not sure which is the best for my application - probably 75% movies / 25% music.

STF 2/3 - supposedly biggest bang/$
- could stretch my budget (again) and go for STF 3

VTF 2/3 - I like the variable tuning idea
- I'm such a novice I may be too stupid to take advantage of it
- I probably could only afford VTF 2

Anyone have any ideas. Is VTF 2 enough to fill this space? Would a newbie be better served with an STF?

Thanks in advance.

TL
 

Silver Member
Username: Petergalbraith

Rimouski, Quebec Canada

Post Number: 133
Registered: Feb-04
I comfortably fill my room with a STF-3 (30x11x8) but you have 30% more volume to fill. On the other hand, my sub has to keep up with Klipsch La Scala main speakers (104 to 106 dB/1W/1m).

Tough call, but I would guess STF-3 or VTF-3 is best for such a large room.

Fill the web form with your room sizes on the Hsu site and Dr Hsu will email you a recommendation. He did so for me within a few hours!
 

Bronze Member
Username: Tsl90

Edmond, OK United States

Post Number: 37
Registered: Aug-04
Thanks. Dr Hsu (do you think it's really him or that they just put that on e-mails to impress you?) says STF-3 or VTF-3. My own paranoia says that a retailer will always recommend one of their more expensive products even if a lesser model would be OK. I was thinking more about a VTF-2 but I guess my budget will settle me at the STF-3.

Thanks again for your input.

TL
 

Silver Member
Username: Rh1

Post Number: 316
Registered: Jun-04
tpl...I would imagine it was in fact him, small company but they produce awesome subs. I think you will be happy with his recommendation either way
 

Silver Member
Username: Petergalbraith

Rimouski, Quebec Canada

Post Number: 137
Registered: Feb-04
I concur with vols. I think it's Dr Hsu himself.

Peter
 

Bronze Member
Username: Chuck_m

Cincinnati

Post Number: 13
Registered: Jul-04
Hey TPL -

It sounds like you're in the gray area between the 10" & the 12".

For what it's worth, I was getting the STF-2 for my 13 x 20' room. Mostly music in my case, I couldn't see the exta $100 for the tunable-port VTF series.

But SVS just brought out thier first 10" sub, & I ordered one of these instead of the Hsu. It has more power (300 watts) than the Hsu, & better specs. Is available in 4 finishes for $399 until Nov 1. Suggest you check it out - model PB10-ISD.
Gotta move fast to get the pre-order price, though.

Have fun!
 

Bronze Member
Username: Tsl90

Edmond, OK United States

Post Number: 42
Registered: Aug-04
Dick

Thanks for the info. I confess I'm intrigued. Unfortunatedly my STF-3 should arrive any day. I'm purposefully not researching this as I'm prone to buyer's remorse anyhow...

TL
 

Silver Member
Username: Petergalbraith

Rimouski, Quebec Canada

Post Number: 183
Registered: Feb-04
Dick,

It always sucks when something comes out right after you buy something, but I'm quite sure you'll be please with the STF-3. Great on music, rock on music.

Let us know how it goes!

Peter
 

Bronze Member
Username: Chuck_m

Cincinnati

Post Number: 14
Registered: Jul-04
TPL - I agree with Peter.

You'll have nothing to regret with the STF-3.
There's always something new on the market, but if you have something of quality like the STF, you can be assured it'll sound great. Enjoy it!
 

Bronze Member
Username: Tsl90

Edmond, OK United States

Post Number: 44
Registered: Aug-04
Thanks again all.

I'm looking forward to my Hsu. Delivery expected tomorrow per Fed Ex. It's not that I worry I won't like it, its that there's a bargain I missed. My budget on this project exploded and saving a few hundred on something would have given me something to brag to the wife about. Oh well...

TL
 

New member
Username: Beaver

Post Number: 9
Registered: Aug-04
i just bought vtf3 mk2 simply put its worth every dollar. sharp clean bass its amazing. cost me 1100cdn and i don't regret one dollar spent. for anyone wanting a excellent sub i would definitly recomend it. i had 2 10inch jbl subs before and this puts them to shame. hope that this helps you out with your choice.
 

Bronze Member
Username: Tsl90

Edmond, OK United States

Post Number: 45
Registered: Aug-04
Hooked my STF-3 up this weekend. What a difference! I wasn't sure I missed much without it, now I'm startint to appreciate it a lot.

Thanks again all.

TL
 

Silver Member
Username: Petergalbraith

Rimouski, Quebec Canada

Post Number: 244
Registered: Feb-04
Glad to hear it! Great on movies, great on music. I placed mine behind my couch and the impact is strong without being boomy. If the have the Eagles' DVD "Hell Freezes Over", the kick drum is incredible.
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