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Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers November 21st, 2017, 6:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,199
Posted By Calypte
Kevin, it was the Los Angeles Audio Show that I...

Kevin, it was the Los Angeles Audio Show that I had in mind. Was probably 25 miles from Hsu Research.
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers November 21st, 2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,199
Posted By Calypte
I listened to the HB-1 Mk2s at Hsu Research...

I listened to the HB-1 Mk2s at Hsu Research headquarters on two occasions in 2014. I didn't like them. To me they sounded very rolled-off at the top. Last year, something clicked in me when I saw...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers April 8th, 2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,338
Posted By Calypte
I bought five HB-1 Mk 2 last summer. The grills...

I bought five HB-1 Mk 2 last summer. The grills are held in by plastic pegs. The speakers sound much better without the grills.
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers November 23rd, 2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,598
Posted By Calypte
I have a 5.1 system with the HB-1 Mk 2 (one is on...

I have a 5.1 system with the HB-1 Mk 2 (one is on its side for the center) and a VTF-3 Mk 4 sub. It's great for movies, but with music I have very mixed feelings. The speakers have an internal...
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations October 29th, 2016, 8:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 72,885
Posted By Calypte
Does Hsu Research have any interest in providing...

Does Hsu Research have any interest in providing overhead speakers for Dolby Atmos? Has Hsu Research experimented with Atmos?
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers August 24th, 2016, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,858
Posted By Calypte
The MGCC1 center requires a high crossover point....

The MGCC1 center requires a high crossover point. I was afraid that the low frequencies intended for the center would perceptibly jump to the subwoofer in the corner. But it was never a problem.
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers August 24th, 2016, 12:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,858
Posted By Calypte
Until very recently I was using Magneplanar MG-1b...

Until very recently I was using Magneplanar MG-1b speakers with the original MGCC1 center. I have the Hsu VTF-3 Mk4 subwoofer. The subwoofer is in the right-front corner of the listening room. My...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers July 30th, 2016, 4:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,779
Posted By Calypte
The amp of my VTF-3 Mk 4 was destroyed by a...

The amp of my VTF-3 Mk 4 was destroyed by a lightning strike on the house. I was able to buy a replacement amp at the Hsu Research HQ. The cost was $175. The Mk 4 was the current model at the time...
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations June 30th, 2016, 7:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 72,885
Posted By Calypte
Dolby's website is exasperatingly uninformative...

Dolby's website is exasperatingly uninformative about the technical requirements of the ceiling speakers.
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers June 28th, 2016, 8:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,434
Posted By Calypte
I have to say that I was primed to assume...

I have to say that I was primed to assume something bad about the speakers, because there were past comments in this forum about a 250 Hz resonance in the speaker that excited loose staples and other...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers June 28th, 2016, 3:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,434
Posted By Calypte
Sorry -- maybe the entire thread isn't displaying...

Sorry -- maybe the entire thread isn't displaying for you. The buzzing was caused by loose bits in the system.
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations June 25th, 2016, 1:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 10,823
Posted By Calypte
My memory may be faulty about this, but when I...

My memory may be faulty about this, but when I visited the Hsu Research audition room in 2014 (twice), I don't recall the toe-in of the speakers as being noticeably extreme. In fact, I don't...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers June 25th, 2016, 1:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,434
Posted By Calypte
Defective speakers! -- maybe not!

I used a Blu-Ray from AIX Records that has a sweep from 20 Hz to 20kHz. It exposed problems with the left and right speakers and also with the room. I tightened the screws on the woofer and tweeter...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers June 25th, 2016, 9:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,434
Posted By Calypte
Defective speakers!

I now have 5 ea. HB-1 Mk 2 speakers for a 5.1 set-up, after some preliminary testing with two speakers. At least two of these speakers have internal buzzing resonances. I tried tightening the...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers June 22nd, 2016, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,994
Posted By Calypte
My comment reads confusingly. Sorry. The HB-1...

My comment reads confusingly. Sorry. The HB-1 Mk 2 handles those massed violins and choruses very well. I don't have much choice for placement -- not without tearing the room apart and rearranging...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers June 21st, 2016, 1:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,994
Posted By Calypte
Right now I have Magneplanar Ib's on the sides...

Right now I have Magneplanar Ib's on the sides and the Magneplanar MGCC1 (their first center) in the middle. Because the speakers aren't identical, there is some timbre change in pans, but there...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers June 21st, 2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,994
Posted By Calypte
I only have two HB-1 Mk 2s, which I'm using as...

I only have two HB-1 Mk 2s, which I'm using as L-R. It's an experiment. I'm trying to decide if I should get three more to complete an all-around set. I listened to the Hsu speakers in their...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers June 21st, 2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,994
Posted By Calypte
IMHO, if you can, for the center, you should use...

IMHO, if you can, for the center, you should use a speaker identical to your L-R speakers. As another opinion, though, I once read an interesting comment by Paul Barton (PSB speakers) about center...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers June 17th, 2016, 8:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,791
Posted By Calypte
Then what purpose does the HC-1 serve, if the...

Then what purpose does the HC-1 serve, if the HB-1 can serve as a center? Seems to me the certainty of matching timbre would override just about any other consideration. For several years I used...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers June 16th, 2016, 2:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,791
Posted By Calypte
Do you mean one should physically remove the horn...

Do you mean one should physically remove the horn from the speaker enclosure to rotate it? Wouldn't that void the warranty?
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations June 11th, 2016, 9:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 72,885
Posted By Calypte
Ceiling speakers for Atmos

I would think the ceiling speakers for Atmos should match the fronts and rears. Yes? No? But aren't the HB-1 Mk 2 speakers a bit heavy for ceiling placement, and doesn't the inherent...
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations June 11th, 2016, 9:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 10,385
Posted By Calypte
Optimal surround placement vs optimal sub placement

Many diagrams of optimal speaker placements show the seating area placed several feet forward from the back wall, to allow a slight rearward placement for 5.1 surrounds. This forward seating would...
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations June 11th, 2016, 8:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 17,132
Posted By Calypte
Interesting. I also had a VTF-3 Mk 4 damaged by...

Interesting. I also had a VTF-3 Mk 4 damaged by lightning (Apr 18, 2014). The lightning also destroyed the HDMI circuits in my components & TV. I bought a replacement for the subwoofer amplifier...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers June 11th, 2016, 2:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,087
Posted By Calypte
What is it that you like about the sound?

What is it that you like about the sound?
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations June 17th, 2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 27,364
Posted By Calypte
The sub should have come with a demo CD. The...

The sub should have come with a demo CD. The first item on the CD is a clip of a live performance of Saint-Saens Symphony No. 3. This clip has organ pedals down to 16Hz. If the sub is set up...
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