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Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers March 28th, 2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Calypte
My previous sub was a Hsu VTF-3 Mk 4. I have...

My previous sub was a Hsu VTF-3 Mk 4. I have the demo disc that came with it. The VTF-3 Mk 4 gave me a good 16 Hz. But the new subwoofers are superior in every respect. They have bigger drivers...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers February 11th, 2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,157
Posted By Calypte
A week ago at this time, I was ready to order 2...

A week ago at this time, I was ready to order 2 ea VTF-15 Mk2, but with two stipulations: (1) that Hsu Research actually have the product in stock, and (2) that they allow me pick them up personally...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers January 26th, 2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,157
Posted By Calypte
Thank you, Mr. Acepaul. Have you tried any of...

Thank you, Mr. Acepaul.

Have you tried any of the recordings I've cited or the "Irene" scene in Blackhawk Down with the twin VTF-15H Mk2? What have you tried that goes below 10 Hz?

The price of...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers January 15th, 2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,157
Posted By Calypte
I've spent some time over in AVSForum, and I saw...

I've spent some time over in AVSForum, and I saw a number of posts from Mr. Sorny.

My main interest, the reason I'm thinking about another sub(s) is LF extension. It's very hard to compare...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers January 14th, 2021, 4:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,157
Posted By Calypte
Room is about 3,960 cu ft, 22 x 18 x 10 ft. I've...

Room is about 3,960 cu ft, 22 x 18 x 10 ft. I've also been looking at non-Hsu subwoofers (not SVS).
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers January 14th, 2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,157
Posted By Calypte
Would I hear an improvement?

Aside from the entertaining discussion in another thread about deep-bass recordings, I have a basic question about upgrading

I have a VTF-3 Mk 4, purchased in 2014. If I were to replace it with a...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers January 11th, 2021, 9:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,670
Posted By Calypte
I made an error. The LP record, "The...

I made an error. The LP record, "The Union," wasn't performed by Frederick Fennell. It was conducted by Richard Bales, conducting the National Gallery Orchestra. They made a companion set, "The...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers January 10th, 2021, 1:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,670
Posted By Calypte
Thanks for the pix. I have De Waart's SFSO...

Thanks for the pix.

I have De Waart's SFSO recording, which happens to be on the old (ca. 1990) Hsu Research deep-bass list. Sorry, I don't hear anything special. I know (according to the old...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers January 8th, 2021, 9:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,670
Posted By Calypte
Since our earlier messages, I inherited some CDs...

Since our earlier messages, I inherited some CDs from a now-deceased family member. I was allowed to cherry-pick from his collection. He was a big fan of Telarc. There are bunch of them here,...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers January 7th, 2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,670
Posted By Calypte
Thank you for providing me with some education...

Thank you for providing me with some education about this. I have the Dover score of the Saint-Saens. I'm not a musician, and I have to count the lines and spaces in the stave to identify the...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers January 7th, 2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,670
Posted By Calypte
Thank you for providing me with some education...

Thank you for providing me with some education about this. I have the Dover score of the Saint-Saens. I'm not a musician, and I have to count the lines and spaces in the stave to identify the note....
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers January 5th, 2021, 1:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,670
Posted By Calypte
I've had a fun couple of days with the old...

I've had a fun couple of days with the old deep-bass list published by Hsu Research many years ago. The list is old enough that the street address for Hsu Research at the top of the page is a...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers January 2nd, 2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,670
Posted By Calypte
My mistake. The Dolby Atmos demo I experienced...

My mistake. The Dolby Atmos demo I experienced in L.A. in 2017 was produced by Starke Sound. They're based in Gardena, CA.
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers December 31st, 2020, 7:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,670
Posted By Calypte
Thank you. It turns out that I asked this...

Thank you. It turns out that I asked this question in Jan 2020. But I never saw Kevin's reply.

I visited Hsu Research's listening room in Anaheim twice in 2014. It may have been around the time...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers December 29th, 2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,670
Posted By Calypte
Is it true -- in your opinion, Kevin -- that Hsu...

Is it true -- in your opinion, Kevin -- that Hsu Research has rather backed off from trying to produce ultra-low bass? By "ultra-low," I mean substantial output below 16 Hz. I have one VTF-3 Mk 4,...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers December 24th, 2020, 3:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,670
Posted By Calypte
The Saturn movement of Holst's The Planets,...

The Saturn movement of Holst's The Planets, played by the Toronto Sym and conducted by Andrew Davis, has some very deep bass. It's deeper than the bass in the recording by Dutoit mentioned in your...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers December 18th, 2020, 12:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,670
Posted By Calypte
Thank you. Hsu Research once published a list of...

Thank you. Hsu Research once published a list of recordings with demo-worthy bass. I have a copy of the list, and I have some of the recordings. But the list is at least 20 years old. It could be...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers December 5th, 2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,670
Posted By Calypte
Which recording is this?

I was looking through user reviews of the CCB-8. I found the following comment: "That piece that you played of a choral and pipe organ piece in a large room (maybe a cathedral) was astonishingly...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers January 18th, 2020, 1:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 9,853
Posted By Calypte
Does Hsu Research have any plans to make a...

Does Hsu Research have any plans to make a subwoofer with -3 db (at least) response below 16 Hz?
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations October 14th, 2018, 7:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 44,355
Posted By Calypte
If you're doing Atmos, why don't you want four...

If you're doing Atmos, why don't you want four HB-1s on the ceiling? That way you don't have any unused speakers, and using four speakers for the height channels is superior to any arrangement using...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers November 21st, 2017, 6:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 15,755
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: 15,755
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: 5,670
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: 10,965
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: 75,645
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: 13,363
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: 13,363
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: 9,745
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: 75,645
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: 10,964
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: 10,964
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: 13,368
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: 10,964
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: 10,964
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: 14,333
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...
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