VTF-3 MK5 HP Subwoofer
The new 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 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.
The 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.
VTF-3 MK5 HP Frequency Response - Ported (1 port open, 'EQ1')
VTF-3 MK5 HP Frequency Response - Ported (2 ports open, 'EQ2')
VTF-3 MK5 HP Frequency Response - Sealed ('EQ1')
CEA 2010 Measurements (1 Meter from woofer, Peak):
VTF-3 MK5 HP One Port Open:
VTF-3 MK5 HP Two Ports Open:
"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. "
VTF-3 MK5 HP won the SECRETS Best Products of the Year for 2015 on "BEST SUBWOOFER UNDER $1000 AWARD" Secrets Best of Awards 2015, Dec 8 2015
"The performance of the Mk5 HP on subtle bass was at least as impressive as the performance during bigger bass moments."
"It would reproduce these incredibly loud, sometimes tortured-sounding bass events without the slightest hint that it was working hard."
"...not going to leave my theatre room."
"someone with a relatively modest budget can possess a subwoofer so good that it's literally reference quality"Widescreen Review Issue 199, Sept 2015
"They consistently produce some of the best sounding subwoofers on the planet and get them into consumers' hands at a fraction of what it costs to own a competing sub."
"What do you get for $799 then? You get low-distortion deep bass that nearly rivals the performance qualities of just about any great subwoofer on the market. You get an extreme amount of flexibility to set up and tune the response to your room and your tastes. This sub can shake your room as well as any other 15" sub out there and it sounds really good in doing that. And don't forget that the VTF-3 MK5 HP is a very flexible unit - you can dial in the response for just about any system and it can be re-adjusted if you move rooms or add new components to the mix."
"The Hsu VTF-3 MK5 HP sub is recommended for any home cinema enthusiast who has a real-world budget and even those who could spend more but don't need to because the Hsu gives them everything they want."Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity, Oct 12, 2015
"Put succinctly, this subwoofer is amazing. It wants for absolutely nothing and can hold its own with any product being sold for under a grand. When you consider all the tuning options, and realize the flexibility that affords, you quickly come to the conclusion it has few legitimate rivals. The HSU VTF-3 MK5 HP should be on your short list if both quality and quantity is what you're after. " Home Theater Shack, June 2015
"On to the Best Real World Gears award, with 'Real World' meaning gear that's not only highly affordable but a legit performer. Without question, this award goes to the incredibly gracious folks at HSU Research." Home Theater Shack (The "Best of" AXPONA 2015) , Apr 2015
"I’m giving both subs a Top Pick for their performance,..." Sound and Vision, Feb/Mar 2015
"WOW, I LOVE IT!!!"
"After rerunning YPAO, I changed Dynamic Range to MAX and sub level from -2.5 db to 0 db on Yamaha AVR, and the results are incredible. I never heard/felt this kind of powerful distortion free bass in HT application. This sub is phenomenal and has lots of power!!!"
"I have had the VTF-3 MK5 for about month now, watched Oz the Great and Powerful last night and WOW. I sit about 10 feet from the sub and during the Tornado scene in the beginning it made the couch vibrate. This sub is awesome, it just keeps impressing me."
"It sounds absolutely amazing! I had no idea what I was missing all these years lol. Anyone who is currently sitting on the fence who can't decide, do it!"— kenny2428
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