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#368135 - 02/27/12 09:05 PM Re: vp 160 vs vp180 [Re: CV]
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Originally Posted By: CV
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That is what i was thinking... The 180 for the frequency response, and the 160 for the dispersion...

hrm.. I will just stick with the 180 then.


Yeah, I'm starting to care less and less about people outside of the sweet spot. They're not me, so why should I try to give them a better experience if it compromises my own?


Since what you hear is both direct and reflected sound, the off-axis response is also critical even in the sweet spot.
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#368136 - 02/27/12 09:24 PM Re: vp 160 vs vp180 [Re: markdar98]
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Mark, you should have confidence that either the VP160 or VP180 would be a significant improvement for center channel material in your setup. Note that on the VP160 page here Axiom states that "...the VP160, is the best center channel speaker for our award-winning M60 floor standing speakers as well as any other speakers in our tower lineup". Of course, whether you'd find that the improvement is worth the cost is your personal decision.
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#368139 - 02/27/12 09:38 PM Re: vp 160 vs vp180 [Re: michael_d]
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Mike, the level controls(not "gain" controls; audio amplifiers have fixed gain)on some amplifiers, especially Crown and other pro amps, work the same way as other volume controls: a variable resistor allows varying amounts of the incoming voltage through to be subject to the fixed gain(typically increasing the voltage by a gain on the order of 30dB, about 25-30 times).

As to whether there are units that connect between e.g., a pre-amp and amp to reduce the voltage on one or more channels, see this fancy(about $135)volume control with a vaguely familiar name.
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#368169 - 02/28/12 11:19 AM Re: vp 160 vs vp180 [Re: markdar98]
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Thanks John!
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#368556 - 03/02/12 07:25 PM Re: vp 160 vs vp180 [Re: markdar98]
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First of all thanks for all of your comments. After much deliberating and hem hawing, I have decided to go with the vp160. I placed my order and am anxiously awaiting it. Thanks!

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#373339 - 04/14/12 12:22 PM Re: vp 160 vs vp180 [Re: markdar98]
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Markdar.

Give us an update and impressions of the 160.
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#373384 - 04/14/12 06:07 PM Re: vp 160 vs vp180 [Re: markdar98]
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