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#95860 - 05/22/05 11:50 PM Any non-Axiom center to recommend to match M22 ?
c722 Offline
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Registered: 05/20/05
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Finally have the M22 in the house. Now I'm looking to see if I can find a matching center.

been looking at Energy CC3, Paradigm CC470. Any one has some suggestions ? Thanks !

(for some non-audio reasons I can't have the vp150.)

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#95861 - 05/22/05 11:52 PM Re: Any non-Axiom center to recommend to match M22 ?
NeverHappy Offline
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Registered: 12/12/03
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Loc: Western Canada
Having owned M22's and given you can't have the VP150, my vote would be for a single M22. Some will say the VP100 and that would work but the M22 may be a better solution.

P.S...................Why can't you have the VP150?

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#95862 - 05/23/05 12:12 AM Re: Any non-Axiom center to recommend to match M22
c722 Offline
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Thanks. I'm not sure if a single M22 can have a wide dispersion that I would like it to have... the viewing area is abt 18 ft wide, I need something that's quite capable...

(as to the vp150, it really has much to do with my other half...)

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#95863 - 05/23/05 12:33 AM Re: Any non-Axiom center to recommend to match M22
ravi_singh Offline
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Registered: 03/14/02
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Loc: Montreal
if u cant do vp150, try the vp100

if your spouse is worried about the shape of a center channel, well, they're ALL the same shape, really. just a rectangular horizontal box.

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#95864 - 05/23/05 12:35 AM Re: Any non-Axiom center to recommend to match M22 ?
bugbitten Offline
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Registered: 04/06/05
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Can you give more info as to size needed? Placement issues? In other words, what' physically wrong? Other than WAF.

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#95865 - 05/23/05 12:56 AM Re: Any non-Axiom center to recommend to match M22
NeverHappy Offline
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In reply to:

the viewing area is abt 18 ft wide, I need something that's quite capable...




Screen size is 18 feet wide or the room? If it's the room, any decent center will work as will a single M22. If your talking an 18 foot screen, WOW but still no biggie. Two M22's will do it just fine or two VP100's.


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#95866 - 05/23/05 09:58 AM Re: Any non-Axiom center to recommend to match M22
c722 Offline
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18 ft is just the width of the room. (The screen is 10 ft wide). The cabinet opening has a max size of abt 2ft long, the vp150 can't fit. We decided on the design of the wall based on some assumptions on the spkers. Now they are already made, she feels it's wrong to spend extra to modify/redo the cabinet. Well it was really my mistake, as my initial plan were the Paradigms. (In fact I already modified it a bit to put in the M22, but that's quite easy)

back to the issue, so a vp100 is okay ? I read the vp150 is significantly better than the vp100... ?


Edited by c722 (05/23/05 10:01 AM)

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#95867 - 05/23/05 10:29 AM Re: Any non-Axiom center to recommend to match M22
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Registered: 08/03/03
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I have the vp100 and I have heard the PSB 8C which is a bit larger than the vp100. The clarity of the Axiom CC is very noticeable compared to the PSB. I don't know for sure, but I think you are going to have a hard time bettering the quality of the VP100 in this price range. I think it is a very good center channel. I use it in a room with dimensions 12x20 ft. I don't know if it will give you the wide dispersion you are looking for, but dialogue will be a clear as a bell. It does music darn good, also. I would suggest that you give it a try, you got 30 days to decided if it will cut the mustard. Return shipping on this item wouldn't make much of a dent, either.

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#95868 - 05/23/05 10:43 AM Re: Any non-Axiom center to recommend to match M22
bugbitten Offline
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Registered: 04/06/05
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Loc: Madisonville, KY
I agree with Littleb. Order one, If you don't like it the return freight will be nominal. You might need to tilt the speaker up or down (aim at listening height).

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#95869 - 05/23/05 11:06 AM Re: Any non-Axiom center to recommend to match M22
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Registered: 08/25/04
Posts: 5433
Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
The main benefit of the VP150 seems to be in larger rooms. It can play a bit louder and (presumablly because the drivers aren't working as hard) is reported to sound more "open" at high volumes.

People who A/B'ed VP100 and VP150 in small/medium rooms tended not to hear any difference. People who A/B'ed in large rooms tended to think the VP150 was better in the ways described above. If you have a "wide angle" listening area (wide but close to the screen) the VP150 is also supposed to be a bit better because of wider dispersion.

I have a VP100 myself and am very happy with it.

If you're looking for something "better" (albeit more expensive) the high end Paradigms (CC-470 and up) and the Rocket Bigfoot both get really good reviews but do both cost quite a bit more than the Axioms.

The Bigfoot is supposed to be the better of the two but since the Bigfoot is essentially an M60 layed out in center channel configuration (a) it's kinda big and (b) it's hardly surprising

I doubt a Bigfoot will fit in your cabinet but the Paradigm might. I don't think you will find a big "sound quality" difference between the Paradigm and the VP-100 but IIRC the woofers in the CC-470 are larger (more like the 6-1/2" woofers from Axiom) so the CC-470 seems to be able to play better at high volumes than VP100 as a result (as can a VP150).

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