HSU Research VTF-3 MK5 Subwoofer
The new HSU Research VTF-3 MK5 HP sets a new standard for bang for the buck, with performance close to our flagship but at a significantly lower price point. Equiped with hybrid tuning, variable Q, sealed operating modes, it is equivalent to buying multiple subs, catering to virtually any audiophile‚¬„s preferences. Unlike most of it's competitors that either has a vinyl finish or industrial looking paint, the HSU Research VTF-3 MK5 HP comes in an expensive custom satin black paint.
The MK5 HP features one heavily flared 4 round port and one heavily flared 3" round port. In two port open mode, it offers 50% more port area than our competitors with a single 4" port and double the crossectional area of our competitors with a single 3.5" port. A lot less port noise or port compression.
TheHSU Research VTF-3 MK5 HP uses the same woofer we use in our flagship - a 15" diecast frame woofer with double the magnet of the original 15H, multiple shorting rings and fiberglass reinforced cone.
Amplifier Power (RMS) 2000 W Short Term, 600 W Continuous Hybrid Tuning 18 Hz Ported, 22 Hz Ported or Sealed Low End Extension (+/- 2 dB)
- 17 Hz (1 port open)
- 22 Hz (2 ports open)
Woofer Front Firing 15 Inch Q Control Range 0.3 - 0.7 Crossover 30 - 90 Hz, Bypassable Crossover Slope 24 dB/Oct Phase 0°/180° Inputs Line Level (2), Speaker Level (2) Power Outlet Requirement 720 W, 120/240V Enclosure Dimensions 24" H x 171?4" W x 211?2" D Dimensions with Grill, Feet & Amp 25" H x 171?4" W x 231?2" D Weight 85 lbs
"I was hearing dynamic shadings in my low-frequency test recordings which I had never noticed before. The VTF-3 tracked bass instruments with a clear robust tone and uncanny accuracy. "
"The VTF-3 MK5 HP shows a quite formidable capacity to really deliver the band where the real power and force in music live. It does so with great transparency and no overhang or overtones I could detect. Micro and Macro Dynamics were outstanding. How a bass string was plucked or bowed was conveyed in great detail and the “slam factor” was considerable. The way this subwoofer was able to enhance a specific sense of the volume in a specific venue increased the soundstage’s size considerably in all directions. This bestowed greater drama to cavernous concert venues but served intimate ones quite nicely as well."
"On track after track, the contribution of the VTF-3 only elevated the scale and force of each piece of music in an organic and holistic manner. Grooves became more entraining and percussion gained a scary realism with precise image localization. Decays were as fast or slow as the real thing, the original, and the music’s sustain in particular had a power and correctness I’ve not heard before. Transients could be felt sharply throughout my body occasionally startling both me and my cats."
“Considering the cost relative to its competitors, the VTF-3 MK5 HP is pretty much a no brainer of a buy if one gives the slightest consideration of its truly endearing audiophile quality. I can only say in conclusion that I don’t think I could do without this sub, so I bought it!”
— Hugh Mandeson, Audiophile Voice
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