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Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations August 15th, 2018, 12:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,270
Posted By SME
I realize these posts are rather old, but I...

I realize these posts are rather old, but I thought I'd share some knowledge I have of the processing in the Denon/Marantz products.

My direct experience is with the Denon 3313CI (a 2013 product),...
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations August 30th, 2016, 5:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 29,509
Posted By SME
A whistling sound suggests there may be an air...

A whistling sound suggests there may be an air leak in the cabinet or the driver mount. This kind of sound is likely to be a lot louder and more offensive than port noise.

A common place for a leak...
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations July 17th, 2016, 9:34 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 426,301
Posted By SME
The location you should is probably the worst...

The location you should is probably the worst possible place for deep bass. The fact that you have to crank it up so high and that you are hearing a lot of port noise is evidence of this.

Is the...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers August 22nd, 2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,381
Posted By SME
Excellent! I'm glad you found a way to get...

Excellent! I'm glad you found a way to get better sound. Unless you like playing your music at rock concert levels or like having the bass turned way up relative to the rest of the sound, the...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers August 20th, 2015, 8:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,381
Posted By SME
I believe the ULS-15s should be quite competitive...

I believe the ULS-15s should be quite competitive with an MBM for mid-bass. While the MBM (in ported mode) might win one-on-one, a pair of ULS-15s ought to be able to best the MBM. The shorting...
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations June 22nd, 2015, 7:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,276
Posted By SME
That's fine. I wouldn't worry about your noisy...

That's fine.

I wouldn't worry about your noisy street too much. If Audyssey hears too much background noise, it will usually re-run the test signals at a higher volume. My receiver also lets me...
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations June 16th, 2015, 9:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,276
Posted By SME
The recommended placements for mains speakers...

The recommended placements for mains speakers (i.e., everything but the subs) are specified in terms of angles rather than distances. Most AVRs these days will add a different delay to the sound...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers June 15th, 2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,508
Posted By SME
If you are interested in the best extension and...

If you are interested in the best extension and anticipate running it in 1-port/EQ1 mode frequently, then I recommend the 15Hmk2. You will hear less port noise for the same output level as with the...
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations May 12th, 2015, 8:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,814
Posted By SME
That's probably a good setup to use. It doesn't...

That's probably a good setup to use. It doesn't hurt to experiment though.
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers May 6th, 2015, 1:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,728
Posted By SME
The sub should be fine behind the couch. The 75...

The sub should be fine behind the couch. The 75 foot cable length will likely be okay, but there's a chance it may pick up some electrical noise.

You may have some issues with Audyssey because it...
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations May 4th, 2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,533
Posted By SME
The direction probably won't make much of a...

The direction probably won't make much of a difference, but it doesn't hurt to try it each way.
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations May 4th, 2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,461
Posted By SME
You are probably ok with the MV setting and sub...

You are probably ok with the MV setting and sub trim you use, but if you run Audyssey, particularly with "Dynamic EQ", it's usually good to have as much headroom as possible.

Oppo using HDMI output...
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations April 29th, 2015, 9:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,461
Posted By SME
Actually, I beg to differ. As long as your...

Actually, I beg to differ. As long as your post-Audyssey calibration level is above -12 dB, you're in good shape. My system sub level is set to -9 so I have a bit of play available if I ever...
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations April 23rd, 2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,885
Posted By SME
The subs have both high pass filtering and amp...

The subs have both high pass filtering and amp limiting for protection. However, that scene is unusually demanding. It consists of square waves that play down to 10 Hz at 120 dB (at reference), so...
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations April 22nd, 2015, 9:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,814
Posted By SME
Try the graphs on the main product page show...

Try the graphs on the main product page show differences between the popular modes (1-port open/EQ1 and 2-port open/EQ2): http://www.hsuresearch.com/products/vtf-15hmk2.html

Unfortunately, I'm not...
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations April 21st, 2015, 9:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,885
Posted By SME
That depends on your preference and what the...

That depends on your preference and what the other measurements look like. The EQ1/EQ2 mode primarily changes the response under 30 Hz. If you have a strong rise in response below 30 Hz, then...
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations April 21st, 2015, 9:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,814
Posted By SME
As far as placement goes, I'm not sure you can do...

As far as placement goes, I'm not sure you can do much better. Placements on the front wall, closer to the left or right speaker might be worth trying but may not be better.

SPL measurements can be...
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations April 21st, 2015, 9:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,885
Posted By SME
If I had to guess, I'd say the dip in response is...

If I had to guess, I'd say the dip in response is due to opposite side wall reflections. The bass from each sub bounces off the opposite side wall on its way to your listener positions and...
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations April 20th, 2015, 9:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,885
Posted By SME
i wouldn't really call 6-8 db down a null, but...

i wouldn't really call 6-8 db down a null, but it's hard to say had bad the dip is without more detailed measurements. In any case, I think your choice of placements should work fairly well.

Am I...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers April 10th, 2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,046
Posted By SME
I run my two MBMs along with two subs off a...

I run my two MBMs along with two subs off a MiniDSP 2x4 with unbalanced outputs. Unfortunately, the MiniDSP taps out at about 0.9 V, which is a lot less than most receivers. So to ensure I have...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers March 26th, 2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,298
Posted By SME
I just wanted to say that I'm excitedly looking...

I just wanted to say that I'm excitedly looking forward to the rosenut finished version of this product.

I would like to get on the pre-order list as soon as it is available so I don't have to wait...
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations March 10th, 2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,566
Posted By SME
It sounds like you are addressing ironbadge, but...

It sounds like you are addressing ironbadge, but I will give you my own view.

Your thinking is quite reasonable, and there are other legitimate uses for them. The main issue with the MBM is that it...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers February 26th, 2015, 9:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,680
Posted By SME
In theory, since the woofers are wired in series,...

In theory, since the woofers are wired in series, they will provide the same level of sound output for the same input *voltage* as the HB-1. Another way of saying this is that the HC-1 and HB-1...
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations February 15th, 2015, 9:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,497
Posted By SME
It should be no problem. I currently have my...

It should be no problem. I currently have my HC-1 ports plugged to work around similar problems. I was able to reduce my center channel output by 6-9 dB between 50-120 Hz, which was exactly what I...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers February 13th, 2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,062
Posted By SME
No. I used special feet, not a solid platform. ...

No. I used special feet, not a solid platform. I don't believe the platform is essential to the performance of the Sub Dude. The most likely reason that the Sub Dude is a platform is to...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers February 12th, 2015, 9:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,062
Posted By SME
Even if the MBMs are isolated, I get plenty of...

Even if the MBMs are isolated, I get plenty of vibration at the sofa from the deep bass (< 30 Hz) being produced by the true subs up front. The mid and upper bass also gives plenty of tactile...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers February 12th, 2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,062
Posted By SME
Hi D-Shark, Thanks for the compliment and for...

Hi D-Shark,

Thanks for the compliment and for the suggestion of the Sub Dude platform. I actually experimented with using Sorbothane feet to isolate my MBMs. I was careful to engineer the...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers February 11th, 2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,062
Posted By SME
What do you hope to accomplish with the second...

What do you hope to accomplish with the second MBM? I ask because I believe you may find it quite difficult to get a performance improvement if they are placed as you describe. Where is the SVS sub...
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations February 1st, 2015, 9:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,566
Posted By SME
Sorry for my confusing response. The...

Sorry for my confusing response. The "crossover" setting on the MBM is a low pass filter for integrating it with your mains if you don't have a receiver or processor with bass management. You...
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations January 31st, 2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,566
Posted By SME
The "crossover" feature on the MBM is...

The "crossover" feature on the MBM is always on and set at 50 Hz. There is no need to switch it on.
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers January 26th, 2015, 9:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,298
Posted By SME
Thanks for the update, Kevin.

Thanks for the update, Kevin.
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers January 25th, 2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,298
Posted By SME
VTF-15Hmk2 in rosenut

Has a decision been made on whether Hsu Research will sell the VTF-15Hmk2 with the rosenut finish? I heard rumors that it wouldn't happen until spring, if it happens at all. Spring will be here...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers January 23rd, 2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,754
Posted By SME
As I said, try flipping the phase switch. Either...

As I said, try flipping the phase switch. Either you'll start hearing a lot more bass, or you don't. If flipping it doesn't help, then it's probably best to put it back.

Most of the bass in music...
Forum: Hsu Research - Speakers and Subwoofers January 22nd, 2015, 9:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,754
Posted By SME
What happens if you flip the "phase...

What happens if you flip the "phase switch" on the back of the sub?
Forum: Hsu Research - Setup and Placement Recommendations January 10th, 2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,922
Posted By SME
Again, it depends on where the gain is set on the...

Again, it depends on where the gain is set on the back of the sub. If it is set very high, a 0.9V of the wrong frequency could make the sub work too hard. If your gain is set reasonable though, you...
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