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Old August 9th, 2005, 1:41 AM
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Hsu Research VTF-2 mk.1 -vs- VTF-2 mk.2 ??

Hey guys. A buddy of mine gots a cousin that want to sell his barely used VTF-2 mk.1 for $320.00 to me.

What I like to know is that I notice that HSU sells now the mk.2 version.

Now what is the difference between the Hsu Research VTF-2 mk.1 -vs- VTF-2 mk.2 ??

Is it just the looks??

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Old August 9th, 2005, 2:12 AM
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Ok... I did a search. Shasta (spelling) posted stating that the mk.2 has a little more umph of a amp, but other then that just cosmetic looks and BOTH SOUND GREAT (Great to hear).

As for the delima. Here is what I need to know:

!st off my HT-room is a loft. It has 3 side walls, its on the 2nd floor and behind me is the loft drop down (where the drapes are).
What I did since I run a front projector, I had to install a track system along the loft w/ velvet drapes which made it not just into a dark room , but keeps the sounds in the HT pretty darn good.

Ok as for size of my total HT-room it is 14.5' x 13.5'
*** My listening area where my 5.1 setup is in 13.5' x 11'.

What I like to know is I have a sectional seat, which I kind of angled it to where the seating adjustment now is a "V" shape. This way if we have guest over to watch a movie the seating is a little more comfortable w/o turning your head or neck so much.
* Now the placement where I want to add the the Hsu Research VTF-2 mk.1 is in the rear corner behind my sectional. Do you think this VTF-2 will sound good back there? There is planty room there, plus its still in the corner, which this way the bass will produce.

Rear corner is where the sub would be (it should be enough room/ size of the area is: 4'x2.5' ):
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Here is a pic of my seating and the area where the sub would go is that rear corner behind the section is (over by the freddy vs Jason poster) :
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coming from downstairs to the loft (aka theater-room)
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Let me know what you guys think?

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Old August 9th, 2005, 2:41 AM
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Hey guys. A buddy of mine gots a cousin that want to sell his barely used VTF-2 mk.1 for $320.00 to me.

What I like to know is that I notice that HSU sells now the mk.2 version.

Now what is the difference between the Hsu Research VTF-2 mk.1 -vs- VTF-2 mk.2 ??

Is it just the looks??

Thanks HSU and others for any comments.
Below is link to an old thread you may want to read.

http://hsuresearch.com/forum/showthread.php?t=982

While both subs sound excellent, I don't know whether or not the VTF2 mk1 can be used with the upcoming turbocharger?

The placement in a corner and behind the couch looks perfect to me. Using both walls with a near field position will produce more impact.

While using that lost space in a corner, to hide a sub seems the ideal place.

I own the VTF-2 Mk2 and I'm very satisfied.

But you can go wrong with the new version with better driver, more powerful amplifier and probably better internal bracing and things that only HSU knows to make sub better.

Even with price difference, how many years the warranty on the sub are still in effect versus buying a new one with 30 trial period and warranty that will be in effect only when you buy it.
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Old August 9th, 2005, 9:44 AM
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So how much qualtiy difference in sound is there versus the two against each other ?

I can save 170.00 if I get the mk.1 version. Then should I just get the mk.2? If I can, I really not want to fork up 500.oo buk'o's
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In a room of your size the Vtf 2 MK1 you are looking at will do a great job for ya.
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Old August 21st, 2005, 1:38 AM
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In a room of your size the Vtf 2 MK1 you are looking at will do a great job for ya.
I know that in my 17' x 17' family room/home theater space, a STF-2 absolutely rocks when we want it to...

Powered by a (refurbished) Onkyo 602 (can't say enough good things about that receiver, expecially for $250.00!), it's capable of smooth, tight, room-filling bass when the receiver is played at reasonably high volume levels, but it's never sounded the least bit strained in the few weeks I've owned it.

If I were in your shoes, I'd be a little tempted to get a new STF-2, give up the variable tuning, and get a new sub with a warranty, for only $80.00 more than your friend's used subwoofer. But I'll bet that if you get the used one, you'll probably be very happy.

Having just bought the STF-2/VT-12 Ventriloquist setup, I really don't think you can go wrong with any Hsu product.

Best of luck with your decision, and let us know what you decide and how it works out! http://www.hsuresearch.com/forum/ima...lies/smile.gif
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