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#312537 - 06/28/10 10:23 PM Re: VP180 First Impressions [Re: JohnK]
htnut
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Originally Posted By: JohnK
HTN, the quote was from Ken, which you appeared to interpret to mean T/M had been tried.


Oh, you're right! I did misinterpret that. Hmmm...maybe a T/M is in the works...

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#312616 - 06/29/10 10:50 AM Re: VP180 First Impressions [Re: RickF]
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Registered: 07/23/04
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Loc: Up yonder
Originally Posted By: RickF
I never had one Mike, if you remember JonInFl, he had a stack of Sunfire amps with a pair of M60s ... I've got the Rotel RB-1080. I'll get the VP150/180* combo together whenever I get some time this week.

*With the VP150 above the 180 unless a 'friend' wants to come over and haul the 180 to the ceiling for me. grin


Oh, my bad. That 1080 should drive the two without a whimper. No need to push it too far though. And putting the 150 above the screen would be perfect. Thank you for doing this. I owe you a beer, or two, or three.
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#312799 - 06/30/10 01:28 AM Re: VP180 First Impressions [Re: JohnK]
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Registered: 09/26/06
Posts: 258
Loc: New York
Anyone with M22's upgrade to the VP180? Inquiring minds want to know.
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#312810 - 06/30/10 04:52 AM Re: VP180 First Impressions [Re: michael_d]
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Registered: 02/26/05
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Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
Originally Posted By: michael_d
Originally Posted By: RickF
I never had one Mike, if you remember JonInFl, he had a stack of Sunfire amps with a pair of M60s ... I've got the Rotel RB-1080. I'll get the VP150/180* combo together whenever I get some time this week.

*With the VP150 above the 180 unless a 'friend' wants to come over and haul the 180 to the ceiling for me. grin


Oh, my bad. That 1080 should drive the two without a whimper. No need to push it too far though. And putting the 150 above the screen would be perfect. Thank you for doing this. I owe you a beer, or two, or three.


Mike because of the PIA issue with hooking up the Rotel (cabinet space) I'll probably just connect it straight to the HK, which I believe will drive 'em both fine. I was going to connect the 150 and the 180 together but whenever I first listened to the 180 alone I was so impressed with vertical dispersion that right off the bat I knew the 180 wouldn't need any additional help. Seems like JC had written something in a post somewhere stating that a single 180 sounded better than even two 180s?

I'll get the 150 connected this weekend sometime and report back!

Yes, beers would be great. grin
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#312833 - 06/30/10 10:44 AM Re: VP180 First Impressions [Re: RickF]
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Originally Posted By: RickF
...whenever I first listened to the 180 alone I was so impressed with vertical dispersion that right off the bat I knew the 180 wouldn't need any additional help.


+1

My VP180 is only 1ft. off the ground, and even without any tilt/incline I was very happy with the sound it projected to my elevated back row of seats. I may still play around with tilting it to see if I can improve it any.

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#312919 - 06/30/10 09:18 PM Re: VP180 First Impressions [Re: ]
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Registered: 05/19/05
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Brought my dad over to check out the new speaker. I played some music and the beginning of Toy Story 2. His comment was, "This is amazing, it's loud, but doesn't hurt my ears. When I go to the theater I have to take ear plugs because the sound is piercing and hurts. These don't do that at all." The more I have had a chance to play around with the new 180 the more I like what I hear. I now feel like my Left, Right, and Center channel are just one speaker that goes across the front wall. They work together that well. I used to be able to tell the left, right, and center channel apart. Now it is just smooth across the board.
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#312934 - 06/30/10 10:59 PM Re: VP180 First Impressions [Re: jhunt17]
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Registered: 05/04/10
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my vp180 and pair of m80 towers shipped today so i expect to have my review with pictures up by mid Wednesday next week because of the holidays here and canada. listening to all of you is positive reinforcement that i made the correct choice going with Axiom off of blind research of both pro and consumer/owner ratings and reviews as well as research into the company themselves. my boys will be powered with my XPA-5 and i can't wait to tell you all how it works out.
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#312941 - 06/30/10 11:38 PM Re: VP180 First Impressions [Re: solarrdadd]
htnut
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You will likey smile

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#312968 - 07/01/10 06:33 AM Re: VP180 First Impressions [Re: ]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 10848
Loc: Central NH
You guys really make me want a VP180!
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#312997 - 07/01/10 11:57 AM Re: VP180 First Impressions [Re: jhunt17]
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Registered: 08/25/04
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Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: jhunt17
I now feel like my Left, Right, and Center channel are just one speaker that goes across the front wall.


I guess that was the biggest change I noticed as well.

Then again the VP180 is wide enough that the left, center and right almost *are* one speaker laugh

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