Producing low frequency sounds is what subwoofer is all about. Some people might have the impression that the subwoofer is needed to be treated as a separate sound system and for that they like it to be placed apart from a whole speaker system to get its effects with more projection.
Audio experts suggest that you need to quit this idea as you are missing the full potential of your speaker system. Subwoofers are not directional machines, they doesn’t give a hoot about where you sit, in front of the system or far from it. What subs do is that they pump low frequencies to fill the space outside of it.
So for a sub, the size of the room matters the most. If you have small sub be sure to place it in a small room rather than in your big living room.
The larger the size of the sub, the bigger it can cover the space and better will be the sound. A true sub should blend with the speakers, it need to give the impression that it is not there and we must the whole is produced with in speakers alone.
So it is always advised to keep the subs close to the front speakers and also for full efficiency you need take your room’s dimension into account.
Speaking of the subwoofer, the Hsu Research VTF models have came out with a hell of a sway and from that line up VTF-1 MK2 interests us. The VTF-1 MK2 has a 10 inch woofer driver with 200-watt built in amplifier. It measures 18x14x17, not too small, not too big, but prefect for delivering wider, solid bass ranges in a big room.
The satin-black finished sub has two large ports on the back panel with one closed and one open. The rear panel integration feels rich like the premium boxes even though it comes for a price of $449.
Settings are very broad allowing you choose your desired bass, like if you are the wub wub fan, you could boost the Q and EQ settings to high bass or go for the defined bass for tantalizing pitch experience.
VTF-1 MK2 will provide a clear bass reproduction for low human hearing range without distortions and if you pair it with a decent receiver and speakers it will act camouflaged giving nice integration.