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Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers February 24th, 2017, 8:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 14,684
Posted By monkuboy
Thanks, A/VBuff. I've owned the HB-1 Mk2's and...

Thanks, A/VBuff. I've owned the HB-1 Mk2's and liked them very much. They were never fatiguing, but your comment about them being a little more up front bodes well as the HB-1's were somewhat on the...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers February 23rd, 2017, 7:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 14,684
Posted By monkuboy
Thank you for your review! What are your...

Thank you for your review! What are your impressions as far as how the new speakers differ tonally from the HB-1 Mk2's? Aside from the soundstage and imaging difference resulting from the coaxial...
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations June 29th, 2016, 7:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 13,945
Posted By monkuboy
Best thing IS to just experiment. The speakers...

Best thing IS to just experiment. The speakers are light enough to move easily. When I had my HB-1 Mk2's, the toe-in was such that they crossed maybe about 6" or so in front of my face, maybe a...
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations March 7th, 2016, 5:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 21,163
Posted By monkuboy
You said the surround sound didn't sound as crisp...

You said the surround sound didn't sound as crisp as it did before and you used breaking glass as an example. I was wondering if you heard any before and after difference when playing stereo music...
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations March 7th, 2016, 7:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 21,163
Posted By monkuboy
Are you using any room correction with the...

Are you using any room correction with the Yamaha? If so, how does it sound with the correction turned off? Also, how does 2.1 or 2.0 music sound through your system - is that also different than...
Forum: Audio Equipment for Sale November 10th, 2015, 1:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,515
Posted By monkuboy
Emotiva Gen 1 XPA-5 For Sale

For sale is my Gen 1 XPA-5 that was purchased as B-stock from Emotiva in April of 2014, so it has nearly 3.5 years remaining on the transferable warranty.

The unit is in excellent functional...
Forum: Audio Equipment for Sale November 10th, 2015, 1:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,750
Posted By monkuboy
Emotiva Gen 2 XPA-2 For Sale

For sale is my Gen 2 XPA-2 A-stock purchased brand new from Emotiva this past July. It is in pristine condition both cosmetically and functionally, and of course the remaining warranty (4.5 years) is...
Forum: Audio Equipment for Sale July 6th, 2015, 9:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,389
Posted By monkuboy
Speakers have been sold. :)

Speakers have been sold. :)
Forum: Audio Equipment for Sale June 29th, 2015, 9:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,389
Posted By monkuboy
HB-1 Mk2 set for sale (5)

[SOLD]

I'm selling my set of five (5) HB-1 Mk2 speakers in satin black. They were purchased in April of 2014 and are in like-new condition, electronically and cosmetically.

They've received very...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers June 9th, 2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,135
Posted By monkuboy
That's what I thought but just wanted to confirm...

That's what I thought but just wanted to confirm that. Thank you! :)
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers June 9th, 2015, 8:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,135
Posted By monkuboy
HB-1 Mk2 as a center?

Question - if the HB-1 Mk2 is used in a horizontal position as a center speaker, can the tweeter be rotated 90 degrees to adjust for that?
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers May 21st, 2015, 7:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,109
Posted By monkuboy
I've used a product called Quakehold in the past...

I've used a product called Quakehold in the past with great results. It securely holds the speakers to the stand yet it is easily removable later on and doesn't leave any marks.

The only warning is...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers October 14th, 2014, 8:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,601
Posted By monkuboy
Back in April I drove down to Hsu's headquarters...

Back in April I drove down to Hsu's headquarters and purchased 5 of the HB-1 Mk2's and am totally happy with them. I actually owned them a few years ago but sold them when I was in my...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers August 14th, 2014, 7:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 16,208
Posted By monkuboy
I agree with Kevin.. why jump into something that...

I agree with Kevin.. why jump into something that right now is just a fad? It's like people who go running off from one new restaurant to another chasing after stuff because it is supposed to be the...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers February 17th, 2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,366
Posted By monkuboy
Then why do you even bother asking? Why not...

Then why do you even bother asking? Why not troll somewhere else? :rolleyes:
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers June 16th, 2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,962
Posted By monkuboy
If you don't have a sub, then you ought to set...

If you don't have a sub, then you ought to set your speakers as full range in Audyssey, rather than setting them as small and choosing a crossover point. Practically speaking the speakers won't have...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers May 23rd, 2013, 5:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 10,903
Posted By monkuboy
I used an HB-1 as a center speaker and it worked...

I used an HB-1 as a center speaker and it worked fine. However, it was positioned vertically. I would say it depends on how much room you have. If you have to place the speaker horizontally then the...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers January 25th, 2013, 7:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,485
Posted By monkuboy
What you might try doing is turning the sub on...

What you might try doing is turning the sub on its side so the woofer is pointing outward and not downward.
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers January 25th, 2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,485
Posted By monkuboy
This may seem like a dumb question but, is the...

This may seem like a dumb question but, is the sub still separated from the Subdude by the feet on the sub, or is the sub now resting flat on the Subdude with the feet being wider than the Subdude...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers November 15th, 2012, 7:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,280
Posted By monkuboy
Congratulations on your speaker purchase! I...

Congratulations on your speaker purchase! I think you can't go wrong with the HB-1 Mk2's. They are excellent speakers at any price, and for the amount Hsu charges they are a bargain. Enjoy!
Forum: Audio Equipment for Sale October 2nd, 2012, 8:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,881
Posted By monkuboy
VTF-2 Mk3 For Sale

[Item has been sold]

I've decided to sell my VTF-2 Mk 3 sub. It's in very good condition both mechanically and cosmetically, never had any problems with it. I purchased it around February 2010...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers September 29th, 2012, 9:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,920
Posted By monkuboy
Thanks for your input. That makes sense. The Hsu...

Thanks for your input. That makes sense. The Hsu is a monster size-wise compared to the Emotiva and has better specs. Well, I ordered it already and it should arrive later next week so I guess I...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers September 29th, 2012, 7:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,920
Posted By monkuboy
Dual sub question

This question is mainly for Dr. Hsu although of course I would welcome the input of others in this forum.

I have a VTF-2 Mk 3 which I think is a great sub. I recently ordered an Emotiva Xref-10 sub...
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations July 21st, 2012, 8:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 15,858
Posted By monkuboy
That's right, when you waste...er, spend all that...

That's right, when you waste...er, spend all that extra money on something like that, you'd better darn well hear a difference, whether there is one or not. :D

A couple of years ago I visited the...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers July 3rd, 2012, 6:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,857
Posted By monkuboy
I haven't heard the Klipsch speakers but I did...

I haven't heard the Klipsch speakers but I did have 5 of the Hsu HB-1 Mk 2 speakers and liked them very much. Even though these have horns, the sound is not at all fatiguing. Like Taxmaven18, I would...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers April 22nd, 2012, 4:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,190
Posted By monkuboy
I was using 5 of the HB-1 Mk2's and thought they...

I was using 5 of the HB-1 Mk2's and thought they sounded very good. The fact that the surrounds were direct-firing didn't make much difference to me when listening to surround sound material. I...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers April 7th, 2012, 8:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,300
Posted By monkuboy
I have the SMS-1 and think it is a very good...

I have the SMS-1 and think it is a very good product. It gives you quite a bit of control and as long as you read the directions it is easy to use. There's a quick method and the regular method and I...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers December 31st, 2011, 8:37 AM
Replies: 718
Views: 3,458,903
Posted By monkuboy
The VTF-2 Mk 3 is really a great sub. I guess I...

The VTF-2 Mk 3 is really a great sub. I guess I am afflicted with the audio disease of wondering if the grass is greener instead of just realizing what I have sounds really good. But then that's...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers December 30th, 2011, 5:41 PM
Replies: 718
Views: 3,458,903
Posted By monkuboy
Thanks for your input on that. I don't think I am...

Thanks for your input on that. I don't think I am pushing the sub anywhere near its limits. The bass notes are solid, well-defined, and clean, and on HT explosions and other low frequency sounds are...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers December 29th, 2011, 7:02 PM
Replies: 718
Views: 3,458,903
Posted By monkuboy
Okay, I have a simple question. I have a VTF-2...

Okay, I have a simple question. I have a VTF-2 Mk 3 which I think is great. So, if I were to upgrade to a VTF-15H, what differences should I expect to hear? Volume is not one of my considerations...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers December 8th, 2011, 8:33 PM
Replies: 718
Views: 3,458,903
Posted By monkuboy
I am using an SMS-1 and it works very well. It...

I am using an SMS-1 and it works very well. It is very versatile. I've never used any other equalization system except Audyssey, which I didn't care for at all. The SMS-1 is kind of pricey but it is...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers December 8th, 2011, 8:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 32,209
Posted By monkuboy
I think it is great, and hilarious, too....

I think it is great, and hilarious, too. Personally I don't use lamp cord - I use Blue Jeans Cable but that is in large part because I don't like the way lamp cord looks but I bet I couldn't hear any...
Forum: Audio Equipment for Sale November 2nd, 2011, 1:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,661
Posted By monkuboy
Roland Electronic V-Drum Set (TD6V)

I know the forum category is "audio equipment for sale" and this is an electronic drum set but Pete can delete the thread if it isn't appropriate. I just thought I'd list it here before resorting to...
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations October 31st, 2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,456
Posted By monkuboy
Well Emotiva is coming out with quite a few new...

Well Emotiva is coming out with quite a few new products and there might be a replacement amp line that is similar to the UPA series - the best place to check would be to look at their forum, maybe...
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations October 31st, 2011, 8:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,456
Posted By monkuboy
You're welcome. :) I hang out on the Emotiva...

You're welcome. :) I hang out on the Emotiva Lounge (forum) all the time so I just pick up the scoop there, plus I have purchased a lot of their products. I just bought a pair of XPA-1's (used)...
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