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Old August 14th, 2011, 5:42 PM
WesM867 WesM867 is offline
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New Owner of VTF-3 HO w/ Turbo

I was checking Audiogon earlier as I do every day and when I searched for Hsu as I also always do up came a new listing for the subwoofer. I knew I had to have it and not just because of my experience with Hsu or solely because I read about what this model can do, but this was a brand new in box subwoofer including new in box turbocharger. Wow! And shortly after making an offer the seller accepted. So within a few days I should have my NEW HO sub w/ turbo for under $700 shipped. Again, wow! I'm pretty excited to say the least. I've explored all the current subwoofer options from every ID company and there just isn't a deal that good on any subwoofer in my opinion. Maybe for a few hundred dollars more but I wasn't ready to give up any more than that.

Is this an upgrade for me? Hmmm. I'm coming from the newest iteration of the Elemental Designs A5-350 15" beast of a subwoofer but I never felt that it's musicality matched the previous STF-3 I owned or even the lowly STF-2 10". So I'm hoping this sub provides the best of both worlds. High output, great extension and tight (there's that word) well blended bass.

I'm coming off of 4-5 days of real sickness. A cold that had me hating life and I lost 8 pounds too. I felt I needed something to cheer me up. I think this will do that just fine.
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Old August 15th, 2011, 9:51 AM
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Well, I was just looking back over some old threads on the HO subs and noticed there was an earlier version of this sub which didn't compare favorably to the newer version. I have no idea which version I just bought but am hoping it was the later.

Pete, would you be able to tell me at what point (month/year) the newer version was manufactured. I will ask the seller. Not that it matters now that I've paid and he has probably shipped. I will be crossing my fingers it's the 'better' version.

Thanks, Wes

EDIT: Seller emailed me the following: "The initial batch had problems. My order was delayed because they stopped shipping the earlier version. It was delivered in Oct. 2006"

This puts my mind at ease.

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Old August 15th, 2011, 2:26 PM
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how did u like your A5-350 for MOVIES?
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Old August 15th, 2011, 4:26 PM
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Hey Wes, great find on the VTF-3 HO, hope you are feeling better now!

If you email us the serial number on the unit, we can tell you when it was purchased. And if we see a pic of the driver cone and magnet, we can tell which driver was used.


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Old August 15th, 2011, 6:42 PM
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The seller has shipped both packages via Fedex as requested. I hope that after almost 5 years sitting the boxes aren't too beat up and survive the trip, or at least allow the contents inside to go unharmed.

Seller also emailed with this: "It was shipped 10/17/2006. I left the part on the box for you to verify just above your name.
I’m taking it to fedex now.
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Old August 16th, 2011, 1:45 PM
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Brand new in box? Awesome. Post a pic or 2 when you get it.
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