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#313390 - 07/05/10 02:47 PM Re: VP180 First Impressions [Re: SRoode]
dakkon Offline
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Registered: 02/08/04
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im sure the twin EP-800's helped keep everyones attention a bit eh?

I'm REALLY thinking about another ep-600, have been for a while but need to wait for the rear projection DLP to decide to die, before i have the room....

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#313438 - 07/05/10 11:51 PM Re: VP180 First Impressions [Re: dakkon]
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Registered: 07/05/10
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Just received the new VP180....1 word Amazing.
Not to sound too hyperbolic, but it replaced a vp100 and I can't stop listenting to this beast.

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#313442 - 07/06/10 01:06 AM Re: VP180 First Impressions [Re: Zocco97]
Micah Offline
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Registered: 11/16/08
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Loc: Indiana you hoser!!!!
Yes Steve as Dakkon points out... as brilliant as I'm sure your VP180 is and all, I'm thinkng those twin 800's (standing around hiding amongst your other speakers about as well as a couple of elephants tryng to hide themselves in a field of pink flamingo's) probably put their stamp of charisma on the room shaking part of the demo. wink

Had you been looking at my eyes that day I was over you would have seen that same look of amazement!!! shocked
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#313461 - 07/06/10 09:40 AM Re: VP180 First Impressions [Re: Micah]
htnut
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I read through the VP180 manual/brochure (very nice btw) and noticed a FR graph. Can anyone tell me if that is the graph for the VP180 or M80?

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#313465 - 07/06/10 10:15 AM Re: VP180 First Impressions [Re: ]
alan Offline
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Hi htnut,

So far as I know, it's the graph for the VP180, measured in Axiom's own large anechoic chamber. The latter is a duplicate of the anechoic chamber at the acoustics division of the National Research Council, where Ian did much of the early R & D on Axiom's speakers back in the 1980s.

When I was over at the plant a while ago doing listening tests on the VP180 and other v3 models, there were tweaks made in the crossovers (based on the results of blind listening tests), then the speakers would be measured in the anechoic chamber, and another round of listening tests would be done. So there were lots of curves run by both Andrew, Ian and Debbie.

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#313467 - 07/06/10 11:05 AM Re: VP180 First Impressions [Re: alan]
htnut
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Thanks Alan, it was so flat I thought it was the v3 M80, they really do look (and sound) very similar.

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#313609 - 07/07/10 12:22 PM Re: VP180 First Impressions [Re: ]
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Registered: 05/04/10
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Loc: Alexandria, VA
well, i just received my new front 3 soundstage of the VP180v3, and a pair of M80v3 towers. here is the first picture. i will post more as i unbox them and will give an initial review later on today at some point!


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#313612 - 07/07/10 12:25 PM Re: VP180 First Impressions [Re: solarrdadd]
htnut
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Awesome! Congrats!

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#313614 - 07/07/10 12:26 PM Re: VP180 First Impressions [Re: solarrdadd]
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Registered: 08/27/07
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Loc: Laval, Quebec, Canada
Cool!
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#313615 - 07/07/10 12:28 PM Re: VP180 First Impressions [Re: solarrdadd]
RickF Offline
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Registered: 02/26/05
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Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
Originally Posted By: solarrdadd
well, i just received my new front 3 soundstage of the VP180v3, and a pair of M80v3 towers. here is the first picture. i will post more as i unbox them and will give an initial review later on today at some point!


That's what I call one killer delivery ... congrats and enjoy SD!
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