I hear ya on the extra $345 or so. Not overly concerned about it. Will be interesting to hear what Craig and others say about the performance of the VTF-3 MK3. I like the fact that the HO uses a newly designed driver and amp, I believe the VTF series driver/amp combo is about 4 years old now?
Plus for me the Turbo is pretty much out of the question due to WAF, and the HO I've heard gives more performance < 30hz which is what I'm anxious to improve upon.
If you do go with the VTFMK3 and I go with the HO, we live only a few minutes from each other, we'll have to compare for fun!