"It’s difficult to understand how, after more than 20 years in business, Hsu Research doesn’t own the subwoofer market outright. The level of performance of the VTF-3 MK4 subwoofer is a whole order of magnitude (or two) better than the competition. The ability to produce 16 Hz at realistic levels in large rooms is not something common or even available from most other subwoofers. The HB-1 MK2 and HC-1 MK2 bookshelf and center channel loudspeakers are excellent performers at their very modest prices, though, perhaps somewhat overshadowed by the all-conquering awesomeness of VTF-3 MK4 subwoofer. I think it would be pretty safe to say that the VTF-3 MK4’s only competition is Hsu’s own top of the line ULS-15. Two or four ULS-15 subs in a single system would likely challenge any low-bass system at nearly any price. If you’ve read my reviews in Widescreen Review for a while, you know I don’t throw around superlatives lightly. I’ve never encountered another product that moved me to use anything remotely close to “all-conquering awesomeness” before, but the VTF-3 MK4 is the real deal. Even if you can afford a more expensive subwoofer... the VTF-3 MK4 (or maybe the ULS-15) is almost certainly a better subwoofer. The HB-1/HC-1 MK2 system is highly recommended, but the VTF-3 MK4 is spectacular by any standard, and at $699 plus shipping, it’s a
phenomenal value too."
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