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#11472 - 05/29/03 04:32 PM VP100 VS. M2I FOR CENTER CHANNEL
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My system consist of M22 for front M2 for surround and EP350 in a 12X10 room? Which center would you choose, VP100 or M2, to go with this system? Assuming price is not a factor.

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#11473 - 05/29/03 06:27 PM Re: VP100 VS. M2I FOR CENTER CHANNEL
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This is a no-brainer: VP100. Why? Because it won't look as funny sitting on top of your TV.

In all seriousness, though, I've got M22s and and a VP100 and they blend very well, sharing the exact same driver complement. The main difference between the two is the shape and the lack of port on the VP100.

Is there a particular reason you are considering the M2 vs. the VP100?
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#11474 - 05/29/03 06:42 PM Re: VP100 VS. M2I FOR CENTER CHANNEL
duong Offline
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pmbuko,

Thanks for your response. My particular reason for considering the m2 is because I have tested an inverted m2 as a center and notice that it blend seamlessly with the m22i. Since you own the VP100, Do you feel the VP100 have the same tonality as the M22, or does it sound slightly different?

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#11475 - 05/29/03 06:53 PM Re: VP100 VS. M2I FOR CENTER CHANNEL
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Peter, as I've suggested to duong and others, I prefer a vertical center over the usual MTM arrangement(I haven't heard the VP150 arrangement, which appears to be a significant improvement). Other factors being equal the vertical speaker should have better horizontal dispersion.

The main difference between the M22s and VP100(other than differences in the crossover and enclosure tuning)would appear to be orientation. As an experiment, why don't you set your VP100 vertical(but listen with your eyes shut so that you can't see how funny it looks!).


Edited by JohnK (05/29/03 07:00 PM)
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#11476 - 05/29/03 11:14 PM Re: VP100 VS. M2I FOR CENTER CHANNEL
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That's a good idea. I'll give it a try and let you know what I discover. I might even wear a blindfold and have my brother randomly switch the orientation so I can do a blind review.
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#11477 - 05/30/03 01:47 AM Re: VP100 VS. M2I FOR CENTER CHANNEL
sushi Offline
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Registered: 02/09/03
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Loc: Dallas, TX
Yeah, great idea, John! I am going to experiment with my VP150 placed vertically on its side!

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#11478 - 05/30/03 02:36 PM Re: VP100 VS. M2I FOR CENTER CHANNEL
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I've tried placing the 150 vertically and found that it sounds better. It's smoother and seemingly more 'open' sounding. But BEST OF ALL, it blends much better with the m22's when positioned this way. Only problem is, I can't place the 150 vertically since I own a tube tv. Wish I had a projector...can't place something that big on top of the tube or in front it.

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#11479 - 05/30/03 03:26 PM Re: VP100 VS. M2I FOR CENTER CHANNEL
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Uh, sushi, asap has no projector; I'm wondering what your suggestion might be?
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#11480 - 05/30/03 03:54 PM Re: VP100 VS. M2I FOR CENTER CHANNEL
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Lol...no need to preach to me sushi, I know how great a projector is with the right environment. But I'm still undecided on the whole idea. Within 6 months I plan on buying either a rptv or a projector. With the prices of projectors falling they're definately looking a lot more attractive. Especially since the x1 is now available at best buy, where I can get employee discount from a relative. Only Problem is I'm thinking that projectors won't tolerate ambient light as well as a rptv, so normal cable/sattelite tv won't be possible. Of course on a rptv the pricture won't be great but still more tolerable. The best option would probably be buy a larger, nicer 32-36in tube for tv and a projector solely for movies at night. Maybe I'll do that, it's just that a rptv is more convenient. We'll see...


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#11481 - 05/30/03 04:08 PM Re: VP100 VS. M2I FOR CENTER CHANNEL
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Registered: 04/29/02
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Loc: central Ohio
If you have reasonably opaque window coverings, then you can watch TV on a projector.

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