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VMPS-TIII

Audioholic
Ouch! $300!
I thought you had returned them when an open box 9.2 showed up on the Accessories4Less website for $1300.
The Accessories4less return policy makes you think about how badly you want to do a return. It's my fault for not contemplating what happens if they did not fit my taste. The glowing reviews drove me to to push the buy button and I just purchased a lesson in return policy reading too. :D

If I really hated the Vento Reference 9.2 I would have returned them. They have amazing bass for such a small speaker and extended treble. They're just a little harsh compared to what I'm use to. By placing them up 7 feet as High's they don't face directly at the good seats but they add another interesting layer of sound with those aluminum tweeters. The Denon 4500 lets me turn them on or off as taste desires with a button on the remote and lately they have been on more than off.

I really want to try a pair of Martin Logan ESL X in my home. So with this lesson in hand I'll probably use Best Buy or Crutchfield just in case I need to do a return. Thanks for all your help exposing me to other speaker options. Blessings.
 
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shadyJ

Speaker of the House
That and SVS probably sells well over 10 subs for each sub Rythmik sells!
Still Rythmik B-stock is almost mythical in its rarity!

What does Hsu do with their returns? I don't think I have ever seen a Hsu B-stock! How can this be???
Hsu sells their returns and B-stock through their clearance page. Most of the stuff that hits that page doesn't tend to last long though. My guess is that Hsu doesn't see as many returns as SVS for the reason described above, that when you have to pay for shipping, there is a disincentive to return the product.
 
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KEW

Audioholic Overlord
Hsu sells their returns and B-stock through their clearance page. Most of the stuff that hits that page doesn't tend to last long though. My guess is that Hsu doesn't see as many returns as SVS for the reason described above, that when you have to pay for shipping, there is a disincentive to return the product.
Ha!
I've never seen that page before!
 
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VMPS-TIII

Audioholic
Hsu sells their returns and B-stock through their clearance page. Most of the stuff that hits that page doesn't tend to last long though. My guess is that Hsu doesn't see as many returns as SVS for the reason described above, that when you have to pay for shipping, there is a disincentive to return the product.
I received the HSU VTF-3 MK5 HP Sub last week. It's beautiful. Once it arrived, I look at the box and it says use two guys to lift. But as usual I found a way to move it to the basement myself. My wife came out and saw me on the stairs man handling the huge 100lb box and asked why do you have your bike helmet on? My response, "Just in case moving this downstairs by myself doesn't go as planned." :D

Once the box was downstairs moved by dolly and unwrapped the smooth satin black finish on the sub is awesome. Hooked it up following the directions and used Audyssey to EQ the system then switched the sub back to setting 2 with both ports open. It really adds powerful bass and a great look. Can't see anyone wanting to return this work of art! Thanks for the recommendation on this quality product Shadyj.
 
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shadyJ

Speaker of the House
I received the HSU VTF-3 MK5 HP Sub last week. It's beautiful. Once it arrived, I look at the box and it says use two guys to lift. But as usual I found a way to move it to the basement myself. My wife came out and saw me on the stairs man handling the huge 100lb box and asked why do you have your bike helmet on? My response, "Just in case moving this downstairs by myself doesn't go as planned." :D

Once the box was downstairs moved by dolly and unwrapped the smooth satin black finish on the sub is awesome. Hooked it up following the directions and used Audyssey to EQ the system then switched the sub back to setting 2 with both ports open. It really adds powerful bass and a great look. Can't see anyone wanting to return this work of art! Thanks for the recommendation on this quality product Shadyj.
Glad to hear it is working out for you. Actually the VTF-3 mk5 is pretty easy to manage physically compared to many of the other subs in its performance class, and that is one of the things I really like about it. I think this is an underrated attribute among speakers and subs. This is also something I really like about the SVS PB-3000. It is very beneficial to be able to move a sub around easily since that makes it easy to try different placements in-room, and subwoofer placement has such a big effect on the sound. When a sub becomes daunting to just move around, you are less likely to deal with moving it, and that can prevent it from reaching its potential.
 
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KEW

Audioholic Overlord
Once the box was downstairs moved by dolly and unwrapped the smooth satin black finish on the sub is awesome. Hooked it up following the directions and used Audyssey to EQ the system then switched the sub back to setting 2 with both ports open. It really adds powerful bass and a great look. Can't see anyone wanting to return this work of art! Thanks for the recommendation on this quality product Shadyj.
So you EQ'ed the system with one setting (on the sub) then after Audyssey was done you changed the sub setting?
Was this recommended in the manual or elsewhere? Generally, I would think you would want Audyssey to optimize for the bass response/conditions you will actually use.
But at the end of the day, as long as it sounds good to you, that is a win!
 
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VMPS-TIII

Audioholic
So you EQ'ed the system with one setting (on the sub) then after Audyssey was done you changed the sub setting?
Was this recommended in the manual or elsewhere? Generally, I would think you would want Audyssey to optimize for the bass response/conditions you will actually use.
But at the end of the day, as long as it sounds good to you, that is a win!
Yes, that does sound a little strange if you didn't read the HSU manual. The manual explains how to use setting #1 with Audyssey and then change it to the setting you want after the EQ. Apparently, the initial setting is the flatest and by doing it this way Audyssey has less of an opportunity to try to reEQ the HSU Sub.
 
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VMPS-TIII

Audioholic
This is also something I really like about the SVS PB-3000. It is very beneficial to be able to move a sub around easily since that makes it easy to try different placements in-room, and subwoofer placement has such a big effect on the sound. When a sub becomes daunting to just move around, you are less likely to deal with moving it, and that can prevent it from reaching its potential.
The SVS PB-3000 is almost double the price of the HSU VTF-3 mk5. Does it sound better than two HSU VTF-3 mk5 subs? Thanks!
 
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shadyJ

Speaker of the House
The SVS PB-3000 is almost double the price of the HSU VTF-3 mk5. Does it sound better than two HSU VTF-3 mk5 subs? Thanks!
I think they are probably close in performance, but the PB-3000 is not almost double the cost. The VTF-3 mk5 is basically a $900 sub, and if you get the extended warranty that matches SVS's standard warranty, it is closer to $1k. The PB-3000 still costs more but you do get the SVS Subwoofer control app which is a lot more control over the sub then the VTF-3's panel controls.
 
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VMPS-TIII

Audioholic
HSU VTF-3 mk5 $769 + 96 shipping = $865 delivered (Fathers/Memorial Day Price)

SVS PB-3000 = $1516 delivered (based on putting it in my cart)

I'm sure the SVS PB-3000 is an awesome subwoofer with extra remote control features. And yet, I'm very satisfied with the HSU VTF-3 mk5 for $651 less. :cool:

 
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shadyJ

Speaker of the House
HSU VTF-3 mk5 $769 + 96 shipping = $865 delivered (Fathers/Memorial Day Price)

SVS PB-3000 = $1516 delivered (based on putting it in my cart)

I'm sure the SVS PB-3000 is an awesome subwoofer with extra remote control features. And yet, I'm very satisfied with the HSU VTF-3 mk5 for $651 less. :cool:

I don't know how you are getting a $1516 price for the PB-3000 unless you have to pay sales tax on that one but not the Hsu?
 
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VMPS-TIII

Audioholic
I don't know how you are getting a $1516 price for the PB-3000 unless you have to pay sales tax on that one but not the Hsu?
That is correct. Put it in your cart and you see the totals.
 
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Tachead7075

Audiophyte
The 600C is basically the 500C but with passive radiators. It's similar but will have deeper and more powerful bass.
Not quite. The 600C also has 6.5" woofers vs 5.5" on the 500C. It will play about 13Hz lower and will have much more impact and power handling.

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