||Benhancker22 (AVS forum)
Been lurking on this thread for a few months
as I was looking to find a replacement sub. I had an MFW-15 and
was very happy with that sub until.....the HUM hit. Thought I had
been pretty fortunate for awhile, but alas the amp went out. There
were options to "fix/upgrade" the sub, but why go through
all that when can get something for a similar price. I wanted to
find something that would be similar in output and sound as the
MFW-15. I was all set to buy a HSU VTF15H-MK2 when I ran across
this Rythmik thread and found out they were relatively local. After
reading MANY pages of this thread (great regular contributors) and
having conversations with Enrico and Brian regarding my room (2700
cu/ft) and budget, I settled on the FVX15. I was able to pick it
up local so I did not have to worry about settling/keeping the sub
to avoid paying for return shipping and would have option to upgrade
I have had it for 2 months as of today and all I can say is WOW!
I have a modest 5.1 setup and use my system for 80% movies and 20%
music. I have a Yamaha receiver, ran YPAO, tweaked to my liking,
and am very happy with results (most movie watching is between -28
to -20 volume). I go back and forth between 1 port closed/HT and
both ports open (1 port closed is winning). Could I get better sound/output
with REW and other EQ options? Probably so, but watching MMFR (amazing),
TIH, Cloverfield, Iron Man, Dark Night, Pacific Rim, WOtW, and Jurassic
World with the FVX15 has been VERY satisfying and enjoyable!!! Versus
the MFW, the bass just sounds and feels cleaner and tighter. I can
only imagine what a second one would do in my room (not in the budget
now, but who knows about later). This is a great sub and am very
satisfied with my purchase!
There isn't a whole lot of feedback regarding
the FVX15, so wanted to give my impressions :-).
Hi Brian, I have watched about 4 movies with
these subs and they are amazing. I've owned many subs over the years
including dual JL Audio F113's and these subs do a better job of
providing the impact and detail that movie producers engineered
into the soundtracks. They keep up with the pace, they are forceful
while remaining controlled and fill a room with pressure like no
other subs I've owned. My room sits 23 people and is about 24x28'
with 9' ceilings. It's a dedicated, isolated theater room and these
subs are a great compliment to the 9 channel surround system with
speakers from Sonance and Sunfire- all powered by Onkyo. Crossed
over at 80 hertz the subs are seamless with the rest of the speakers.
The sub, once dialed in, becomes part of the main speakers and does
not draw attention to itself. Bass is clean, defined and clear.
Bass notes and tone are not generic 'bass' like some other subs.
You can tell the difference between explosions, bass in music as
well as bass from other objects or elements in the movie soundtrack.
I'm very pleased with the subs and look forward to enjoying them
for years to come.
First, simply put the sub is awesome. I'm not an audiophile, but
I am a (relatively) young Professional Electrical Engineer in Houston
and I have a strong background in power electronics. I had Rythmik's
name passed to me by a serious audio buff I know who builds his
own speakers and amps and had used a Rythmik kit in the past for
his sub. I did my research and was impressed with the detail Rythmik
went into in their testing/analysis/explanations on their website.
Also the amplifiers are top notch.
My sub is used as part of a combination home theater and music listening
system. I have run it exclusively with one port open and the sound
is very impactful at moderate volumes. At peak volumes it's room
rattling (3000-3500 cubic feet space, two very small windows not
nearby speakers, sub near a corner). In my situation the room is
not optimized for listening, but the bass is beautiful and there
is no rumbling or muddy quality to it. I used audyssey to calibrate
the system and it immediately informed me to turn my sub down. I've
since turned the gain up slightly because I feel like it adds more
impact to movies and IMO still doesn't disrupt my music listening
Total experience with Rythmik has been great. Super
fast delivery, extremely solid packaging, beautiful solid sub with
great sounding bass.
Thanks guys :)
I've been enjoying my new sub for the last
month and a half. I like it so much that I've even watched a few
movies that I never would normally just to hear it, such as Stomp