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Old November 21st, 2011, 3:13 PM
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Newbie here....

Hey guys I am new to the forum and HSU. I actually discovered it when I was researching an OUTLAW sub and learned about Dr HSU. I must admit I am very impressed. I don't want to break any rules here but I get the impression HSU has superior customer service.

I currently am just getting back into the HT scene. I just purchased the pioneer SP 121 system (only I have the floor standing speakers). I think I have decided on the Marantz 5006 for my receiver.

But here is the big question which HSU sub should I get? My living room is 16x16 with 9ft ceiling. I must admit I am a bass head. I will use it about 50/50 for HT and music. In my opinion to much is just enough.

Thanks guys.....I sure hope there is a Black Friday sale coming up.....
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Old November 21st, 2011, 4:29 PM
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What kind of budget are you working with? Is your living room isolated or does it have large openings into other rooms (ie is it a great room).
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Old November 21st, 2011, 4:44 PM
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Budget good question.....I honestly would rather wait and get what you recommend. I was honestly looking at the B stock ULS 15...overkill I am sure....

My house is of a weird design....the bedrooms are off the living room as is the hallway to the kitchen. So there are 5 doorways off the living room.
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Old November 21st, 2011, 5:36 PM
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Thanks can you explain why that is better than the ULS?

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The VTF15h will have more output. If you can handle its size, it will really blaze. It would be better for larger rooms.
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Old November 21st, 2011, 6:06 PM
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Awesome thanks you guys. My gfriend will be upset but I don't care....
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Old November 21st, 2011, 6:17 PM
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Hi Rottman, welcome to the forum!

Does your room open to any other areas of the house, and if so, what are the dimensions (HxWxD) of the open areas?

Are you looking to get good sound across multiple seats or at one main listening position?

Do you have any particular budget and/or enclosure size constraints when it comes to a subwoofer?

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Old November 22nd, 2011, 2:42 AM
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Hi Pete nice to meet you and thanks for the welcome. I must admit you are a big reason I am bypassing outlaw and going HSU. IMO when an administrator takes time to become so involved in the forum it says a lot.

My room is 16x16 with 9' ceiling. The odd part is that my bedrooms are directly off the living room. The two larger rooms are about 13x13. Then my gfriend art room is off there also that is about 9x8. Main bathroom is 9x9. Then to the right is a hallway leading to what we call the useless room about 9x9 that leads to the kitchen which is 25x9. Confused yet?

Ideally I would like to stay around 600 or so. However, I will likely wait and continue to save for what would be the best fit. I have used a sunfire sub in the past and for 1200.00 and 1000 watts I was quite let down.

Like most women the gf is freaking about size...but it is a concern I believe can be worked around. The main seating area is a the cloud sectional couch sitting against the west wall of the room about 3 feet from the doorway to the kitchen. She has a coffee table next to her seat which imo can be replaced by a hsu.

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Not necessarily better, in terms of the subwoofer definition(extension, cleanliness,etc), but it will be a lot louder than the ULS while mantaining an excellent sound quality. Since you mentioned you are a bass head, I thought it would be the best option for you. The ULS has more extension, and sounds cleaner. The VTF-15 is punchier, shakes things more, and feels much more dynamic.
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Old November 22nd, 2011, 5:46 AM
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Not necessarily better, in terms of the subwoofer definiton(extension, cleanliness,etc), but it will be a lot louder than the ULS while mantaining an excellent sound quality. Since you mentioned you are a bass head, I thought it would be the best option for you. The ULS has more extension, and sounds cleaner. The VTF-15 is punchier, shakes things more, and feels much more dynamic.
Hmmmm I use to use jl audio in my cars because liked it tight so maybe ULS be better....ugh Pete?

My other concern is overpowering the speakers. I think the marantz 5006 will prevent that I pretty much ruled out the demon 1912. Thanks for all the assistance

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Hmmmm I use to use jl audio in my cars because liked it tight so maybe ULS be better....ugh Pete?

My other concern is overpowering the speakers. I think the marantz 5006 will prevent that I pretty much ruled out the demon 1912. Thanks for all the assistance
I have both subs...

For big punchier,tighter sound, the Vtf-15H is the best offering in the company. If you want to have the best of both worlds then you should be looking the dual drive ULS(co-located).
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Hi Rottman,

The subwoofer will have to fill the entire volume of space including the open areas. Based on your budget, I suggest either VTF-2 MK4 or VTF-3 MK4. Keep and eye out on our website from Fri through Mon this week for Black Friday specials.

Thanks for the kind words!

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Thanks you guys! Nice to be so welcome by everyone so quickly. You bet I will be watching for the specials!
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