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#133084 - 03/24/06 08:47 PM Re: VP150 as left, right, and center?
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James, the answer to Dan's question would also interest me; what is the most room you could arrange to have below the screen? Tentatively I'd be thinking of three M22s at the bottom of the screen.
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#133085 - 03/24/06 10:19 PM Re: VP150 as left, right, and center?
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In its current configuration: 11.5" above; 22" below. The M22's will fit. But how would it sound having my L/C/R on the floor and surrounds above my head?
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#133086 - 03/24/06 10:22 PM Re: VP150 as left, right, and center?
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HomeDad asked: "James, I'm curious as to what you are using for speakers right now. With a screen that big you need big sound."

Darn it, I was hoping no one would ask me that question! Guys, be gentle.



In my defense:
1. I bought them when I was 19 years old and didn’t know any better.
2. I got them with a military discount.
3. I bought them when I was 19 years old and didn’t know any better.

As you can see, just by being here in this forum, I’m trying to better myself.



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#133087 - 03/24/06 10:29 PM Re: VP150 as left, right, and center?
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BruceH asked: Incidentally, are you using an anamorphic lens for you projector?

Yep, a Panamorph U50 (I think). Got it last year during an AVS powerbuy when they were introduced.


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#133088 - 03/24/06 10:38 PM Re: VP150 as left, right, and center?
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James, LOL I had them in white
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#133089 - 03/24/06 10:41 PM Re: VP150 as left, right, and center?
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This may sound silly but could you mount m22's on the wall below the screen with FMB's (Full Metal Brackets) and tilt them up toward the listening position?
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#133090 - 03/24/06 11:14 PM Re: VP150 as left, right, and center?
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James, the M22s should work very well in your situation, possibly with a slight tilt backwards so that the tweeters point at your ears. If what you mean is that the surrounds will be maybe 3' above ear level, that's no problem, it's supposed to be that way(I assume that you didn't mean that they'd be directly above your head).
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#133091 - 03/24/06 11:17 PM Re: VP150 as left, right, and center?
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Alright, I have been thinking about this some and I think I have thought up a winner. Possibly.

Raise the screen as much as possible, leaving maybe an inch from the ceiling.

The M50's will just fit below, they are 35 inches high, and you have 33 inches. Part with 2-3 inches of height on your screen, and they can fit. The 2-3 inches you can part with on your screen will GREATLY increase your sound quality. The margin of video size you are going to lose vs. the margin of audio quality you will gain will be great.

Anyways, I would suggest the following options:

1) 3 M50's across the front, including the center (You have the room, so why not)

2) 2 M50's and 2 VP150's. Here is my idea: You can have one center like normal, just under the screen. And since you have raised the screen far up, you could have the other VP150 ceiling mounted, pointing a little down about 2-4 feet forward from the screen so it doesn't block the projected image (assuming the projector is a little lower to the ground). Since you already have a VP150 below, it will create a great effect of the sound coming from the center of the screen. I think it would sound fantastic. If your projector is close to the ceiling, forget that idea.

3) Don't lower the screen and use M22's for L/R and use one VP150 above and one below the screen.

4) Don't lower the screen and use 2 M22's, 2 W22's (the in-wall version of the M22's), 1 VP150, and one W150(the in-wall version of the VP150). The W22's would go horizontally above the screen in parallel with the M22's. The reason I recommend the W22's above the screen is because if you put M22's above the screen, the porting would get blocked by the wall, which would hinder the bass output. The W22's have porting on the bottom (or in your case, the side) which will allow them to easily be mounted and have room for air to flow in/out of the ports. The center channels do not have porting, so you could put a VP150 above the screen if you could manage it and save a little cash.

If I were you, I would go with the 4th option. That would be...AWESOME to say the least, Everything would sound like it was coming from the screen! And, best of all, you could have your screen the full size like you want. The W (Architectural Series) of axiom speakers sound just like their other non-in-wall counterparts, if you were wondering.

Anyways, that would be a really, really...reaaally sweet setup if you went for that. It would sound just like a movie theater.
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#133092 - 03/28/06 11:45 PM Re: VP150 as left, right, and center?
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Wow Dan, you really have given this some thought! I've spent the last few days playing around with screen size, screen placement, and exploring other options in speakers. Its basically down to Rockets and Axiom. From the Axiom side, I'm leaning toward using either 3 M22's below the screen or 2 M22s L/R and a 150 center below the screen. However, I have concerns about the rear porting of the M22's. How far from the wall should they be? Snakeyes asked a question I'd like to know the answer to: "...could you mount m22's on the wall below the screen with FMB's (Full Metal Brackets) and tilt them up toward the listening position? " Will mounting them on Full Metal Brackets put them too close to the wall?
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#133093 - 03/29/06 12:22 AM Re: VP150 as left, right, and center?
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James, if you'll have room for an M22 in the center there's no good reason not to use it and have identical speakers across the front. As long as the rear port has at least 3-4" of "breathing room" there's no problem. I don't see any reason for adding the complication of a wall bracket instead of simply putting the M22s there and using something as a wedge under the front to tilt them back slightly.
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