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Old December 28th, 2009, 11:08 AM
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VTF-3 MK3

I hope I made a good choice. It will be replacing a Klipsch sub 12 in a system with Klipsch F-3 mains, C-3 center, and S-3 surrounds.
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Old December 28th, 2009, 7:03 PM
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Thanks pontgranprix, we look forward to your first impressions!

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Old December 28th, 2009, 7:08 PM
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You made a GREAT choice. You won't even remember you owned a Klipsch sub 5 minutes after you plug the Hsu in.
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Old December 28th, 2009, 7:54 PM
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You made a GREAT choice. You won't even remember you owned a Klipsch sub 5 minutes after you plug the Hsu in.
I agree with jebhdood, the HSU 3.3 is a great sub.

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Old December 30th, 2009, 8:42 AM
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It should be here on Monday so I better go though the blu ray collection and decide what to play first. What is the max short term power on this sub?

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Old December 30th, 2009, 9:40 AM
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If by that you mean the max AC power requirements, the Owners Manual for the VTF3-3 gives this as 430W.
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Old December 30th, 2009, 9:41 AM
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If by that you mean the max AC power requirements, the Owners Manual for the VTF3-3 gives this as 430W.
No I meant output. It is 350RMS but what is the max output/amp peak?
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 7:54 AM
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I just checked the tracking and my sub is sitting in a fedex truck at the local hub where it is currently -15 degrees. I hope this doesnt hurt the sub any.
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Old January 4th, 2010, 2:16 PM
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I am very happy with my purchase. This sub puts what I had before to shame. It blends great with my speakers and it was exactly what I was hoping for.
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Old January 4th, 2010, 3:01 PM
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Great, glad that you like it!

Regarding cold temperature, it is true that trying to play a subwoofer at super cold temps will affect the performance (to say the least!), but once it is brought inside into warmer temps, then it should be just fine
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Old January 12th, 2010, 4:00 PM
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No I meant output. It is 350RMS but what is the max output/amp peak?
I was wondering this too. Did I miss the answer? I was wanting to know if there was a specification for the peak wattage on the amp. Curious mostly!
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Old January 12th, 2010, 7:52 PM
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I found the answer in the forum under A New Era for Hsu Research!!! It is 1400 peak.
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Old January 13th, 2010, 4:10 PM
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I found the answer in the forum under A New Era for Hsu Research!!! It is 1400 peak.
Thanks! That is sweet. Good to know.
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Old January 16th, 2010, 9:35 AM
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Is it possible that I was over drivng this sub with an Onkyo 805 receiver at -45 and the sub volume at about halfway playing Modern Warfare 2 on xbox 360?
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Old January 16th, 2010, 9:46 AM
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Have you calibrated the sub?
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Old January 16th, 2010, 10:53 AM
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Yes but just using the receivers test tone. I have it running 5db hot. I like bass. I have it set in extension mode.

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Old January 24th, 2010, 7:47 AM
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Sorry but I have yet another question. I have Klipsch F-3 mains that will go down to 35hz. Should I set the crossover lower than 80hz for them?
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Old January 25th, 2010, 10:17 PM
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Feel free to experiment with a crossover between, say, 60-80Hz. Some people prefer to have more mid-bass from the main speakers, while others prefer to have more mid-bass from the subwoofer, depending on system config and listening preferences.

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Old January 27th, 2010, 2:58 PM
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room acoustic balance

Ive always removed (crossover point) as much deep bass from my mains as I can. This is because I find most speakers can never play flat down to anything close to their spec sheet numbers. Even disregarding being flat down at 15Hz-60Hz they all deliver such deep bass at much higher distortion rates than a well designed dedicated subwoofer.

It also lightens the load on your speakers driving amplifier.

The vital part for me is retaining the seamless imaging of the soundstage. To do so is a "room acoustic balance" between sub location, mains location, crossover point, crossover slope and seating location.

PS: Of course better equipment and good room accoustics makes life a little easier.

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Old January 27th, 2010, 4:14 PM
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I received my second 3.3 yesterday and I am absolutely blown away. 1 was good but 2 is great. I have one in max extension and the other in max output. All I have to say is wow. Hsu makes a product that looks great and sounds even better. I lowered the crossover for the mains to 70hz and I am much happier. I know the f-3's arent as good as Klipsch's Reference line but they have a decent amount of bass to them.
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Old January 28th, 2010, 6:12 PM
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I'm so happy to hear that, pontgranprix! Are the two subs placed close to each other right now, or did you end up separating them?

Thanks so much

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Old January 28th, 2010, 6:24 PM
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I'm so happy to hear that, pontgranprix! Are the two subs placed close to each other right now, or did you end up separating them?

Thanks so much

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They are close together. That is really the only way for them to look decent in the room.
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