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Old June 14th, 2012, 10:16 AM
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Difference between VTF-2 and 3 MK4

I am considering the VTF-2 MK4 vs VTF-3 MK4 for my basement home theater set up. Primarily movies/games/sports with about 10-15% time spent listening to music (variety -- from classical to rock). I am not interested in wall shaking bass -- more in the full extension of sound. I've got about 3000 cu feet of space in the basement and initially was looking at $600 +/- and was drawn to the VTF-2 MK4 as a potential solution for me. However, in reading the forums, it seems that there are a lot of people very happy with the VTF-3 MK4. Is the VTF-3 worth the extra price for my needs over the VTF-2? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. I'm attaching a layout of my basement if that helps. Thank you.
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Old June 14th, 2012, 1:10 PM
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I am considering the VTF-2 MK4 vs VTF-3 MK4 for my basement home theater set up. Primarily movies/games/sports with about 10-15% time spent listening to music (variety -- from classical to rock). I am not interested in wall shaking bass -- more in the full extension of sound. I've got about 3000 cu feet of space in the basement and initially was looking at $600 +/- and was drawn to the VTF-2 MK4 as a potential solution for me. However, in reading the forums, it seems that there are a lot of people very happy with the VTF-3 MK4. Is the VTF-3 worth the extra price for my needs over the VTF-2? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. I'm attaching a layout of my basement if that helps. Thank you.
Nice drawing! A larger sub will always have lower distortion (more effortless), mode headroom (dynamic), goes deeper, and better long term reliability when played at the same listening level. Hence it the VTF-3 MK4 is within your budget, go for it! The front right corner should be a good spot for the sub. Another alternative is to use the sub as an end table on the right side of your sofa, or behind the sofa with the woofer firing into the back of the sofa.
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Old June 14th, 2012, 2:55 PM
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Nice drawing! A larger sub will always have lower distortion (more effortless), mode headroom (dynamic), goes deeper, and better long term reliability when played at the same listening level. Hence it the VTF-3 MK4 is within your budget, go for it! The front right corner should be a good spot for the sub. Another alternative is to use the sub as an end table on the right side of your sofa, or behind the sofa with the woofer firing into the back of the sofa.
Thank you. It looks like the sub would just fit in between the sofa and the wall. Would that be a likely good placement? Any problem with the right side of sub within an inch or two of the sofa?
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Old June 14th, 2012, 4:19 PM
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Thank you. It looks like the sub would just fit in between the sofa and the wall. Would that be a likely good placement? Any problem with the right side of sub within an inch or two of the sofa?
That would be perfectly fine. For me personally, I prefer to place it directly behind me, woofer firing into the back of the sofa, with 2" spacing between the woofer and the back of the sofa. I find that to be the least localizable. If there is no WAF problems with that, give it a try.
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Old June 15th, 2012, 5:12 AM
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That would be perfectly fine. For me personally, I prefer to place it directly behind me, woofer firing into the back of the sofa, with 2" spacing between the woofer and the back of the sofa. I find that to be the least localizable. If there is no WAF problems with that, give it a try.
Thank you for your help. I just ordered the VTF-3 MK4 and I will try out the different suggestions on placement when it comes in. Lucky for me, my wife lets me set up the basement as I like, and she gets to call the shots on the other two floors. A win, win situation, if you ask me!
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Old June 15th, 2012, 8:16 AM
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Thank you for your help. I just ordered the VTF-3 MK4 and I will try out the different suggestions on placement when it comes in. Lucky for me, my wife lets me set up the basement as I like, and she gets to call the shots on the other two floors. A win, win situation, if you ask me!
Welcome to the Hsu family! Yes, that sounds like a win-win for sure!
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