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#111823 - 10/01/05 12:28 AM Your comments are welcome!
thanwu Offline
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Registered: 10/01/05
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Loc: Little Rock
Hi, All:

I am going to move into my new house at the end of this month. I am interested in setting up a home theater for new home. I am not familiar with HT, but had read a lot information on this forum and other website. Please give me your thoughts about my setup:

M60tis, VP100, QS8s and EP350 or HSU VTF 2-MK2. I attached my floor plan here. The house has 10-12FT ceiling. Here is the link for the image:

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/hongthan/detail?.dir=1f75&.dnm=421b.jpg&.src=ph

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Thank you,

thanwu





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#111824 - 10/01/05 12:34 AM Re: Your comments are welcome!
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#111825 - 10/01/05 01:09 AM Re: Your comments are welcome!
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Hi, Randy:

I read your information. You have the VP150 instead of VP100. Do you think i need the VP150 for my living room. The kitchen and formal dining room are both open. What do you think about the EP350 compared to HSU sub?

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#111826 - 10/01/05 01:21 AM Re: Your comments are welcome!
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I've never heard the VP100 or the HSU subs. I know a lot of people around here love the VP100. I'm sure you've read the specs on both. The 100 has two woofers and one tweeter, and the 150 has 3 woofers and 2 tweeters. I like the 150 as the tweeters are on each end which helps give it a bigger sound stage. Another thing is that it is good to try to have the tweeters for you main speakers and center as close as possible to the same height. Are you planning on putting the center above or below on a stand? Maybe someone else will help out on advice, that is a fairly big room.

One possible concern I see is the location of the Qs8's. Normally you want the surrounds to be to the left/right of the listeners, and then if you have 7.1 the rears would be behind you. Also, you want a little distance from where your sitting to the speakers, it looks like they would be right above the couch?

Randy



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#111827 - 10/01/05 01:23 AM Re: Your comments are welcome!
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Hi, I foregot to tell you that i plan to buy Yamaha RX-V1500 or 2500 reciever for the HT. Any thoughts? I have read some negative comments about the Yamaha reciever. They are certified reciever.

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#111828 - 10/01/05 01:32 AM Re: Your comments are welcome!
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Thanks, Randy. I will set the QS8s on the side of live room if that's the case. My plan is to purchase the M60 and VP100 first, then QS8s and Sub.

Thanks again.

thanwu

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#111829 - 10/01/05 08:31 AM Re: Your comments are welcome!
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The Qs8's are very forgiving, meaning that you can place them about anywhere and get great results, you just don't want them right above your head. If you can space them out a little, either behind or to the sides or side/back corners they will work. Are you planning on pre-running the wires in the walls/ceiling?

The Yamaha's will be just fine and sound great, the only problem a few have had is when matched with the M80ti's which are 4 ohm speakers.
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#111830 - 10/01/05 02:08 PM Re: Your comments are welcome!
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Looking at your floor plan, the qs8's behind you should work fine.

I'd also think about the VP150.

Lastly the sub. I own and love my Hsu VTF-2, but at the same time, I'd like to get something bigger, and beefier some time. You may get that itch too. If you can afford it, scratch the itch now. Look into the VTF-3 from Hsu or even the EP500 from Axiom.

Enjoy your new setup!


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#111831 - 10/01/05 03:52 PM Re: Your comments are welcome!
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One concern for me is that i have wood floor in my living room. I don't know how to avoid the reflection?

Thanks,

thanwu

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#111832 - 10/01/05 07:32 PM Re: Your comments are welcome!
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Hardwood floors were a concern of mine as well. I just moved into a new house with hardwood floors, and I was worried about whether they'd wreak havoc with the sound. But there's an area rug around my main listening position, and the furniture helps as well. Turns out my system has never sounded better.
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#111833 - 10/01/05 09:58 PM Re: Your comments are welcome!
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Thanks, dmn23 and Randy. I will buy a 8x10FT Rug for my living room. Hope that it helps. I am thinking to move the sofa a little bit close to the TV, then put the two QS8s on the back.

Thanks again,

thanwu

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#111834 - 10/01/05 09:58 PM Re: Your comments are welcome!
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Alan from Axiom has mentioned that a nice throw/area rug helps a lot, along with furniture and wall coverings.
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#111835 - 10/02/05 08:06 AM Re: Your comments are welcome!
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In reply to:

My plan is to purchase the M60 and VP100 first, then QS8s and Sub.




Han, don't forget that the fine folks from Axiom will give you an additional 5% off of your purchase if you buy 5 or more items (i.e. 2 mains, 2 surrounds + 1 center) at one time.

5% *may* not seem much but if you decide to go with the 10% off for Factory Outlet and an addition 5% for the purchase of 5 items (or more), that 15% total discount *might* be a deciding factor between the VP100 and the VP150!

But don't me influence you in any way.
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#111836 - 10/02/05 10:18 AM Re: Your comments are welcome!
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Hi, Rick: thanks for the money saving tip. I talked to Brent from Axion audio. He told me that 98% of the time the outlet product are defect free, but i always worry a little bit.What's your experience?

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#111837 - 10/02/05 10:32 AM Re: Your comments are welcome!
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Han, I've only bought one item from the factory outlet, an EP600 sub and that was just this past week so therefore I haven't received it as of yet but I'm not in the least concerned. Research the boards regarding other folks experiences with the factory outlet merchandise and I believe you'll find that most everybody never do find the first flaw.
I'll be ordering a VP150 from the factory outlet store soon and as with the sub, I will not have any worries whatsoever!
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#111838 - 10/02/05 10:46 AM Re: Your comments are welcome!
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Ditto what Rick just said. My M22s are the only items I didn't buy through the outlet, and I still can't find a problem with my VP150, QS4s or EP175.
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#111839 - 10/02/05 05:38 PM Re: Your comments are welcome!
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The same goes for my M80s, I never have found what was supposed to be the flaw.
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#111840 - 10/03/05 11:52 AM Re: Your comments are welcome!
thanwu Offline
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Registered: 10/01/05
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Loc: Little Rock
Thank you all for the reponses! I have one last question before i place my order: Is the VP150 overkill for my living room compared to VP100?

Thanks,



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#111841 - 10/03/05 12:16 PM Re: Your comments are welcome!
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Registered: 08/25/04
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Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
You are sitting quite a distance back from the center channel (a bit less than 16 feet) so I would look hard at the VP150. The VP100 would be fine in the same room if you were sitting closer, say with a walkway behind the sofa...


Edited by bridgman (10/03/05 12:18 PM)

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#111842 - 10/03/05 12:42 PM Re: Your comments are welcome!
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Registered: 12/20/04
Posts: 173
Loc: Portland, OR
I've had my Axiom setup for nearly a year and have as yet not found a single defect. I can only imagine what their A-stock looks like! I would seriously consider the VP150 with that setup. I think it would integrate better with the rest of your setup and give you a wider "soundstage" as they say.
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