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#273358 - 09/27/09 01:26 PM Where is the Hole
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Just wondering why the VP150 has no port, all the other speakers do.

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#273359 - 09/27/09 01:30 PM Re: Where is the Hole [Re: rage96]
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Oh. Thought you were going somewhere else with that. I dunno.
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#273361 - 09/27/09 01:38 PM Re: Where is the Hole [Re: rage96]
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I imagine they made it a sealed design because it's a center, meaning there's a good chance it wouldn't have breathing room?
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#273362 - 09/27/09 01:38 PM Re: Where is the Hole [Re: Spoiler]
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I would guess that for easier mounting anywhere, in a cabinet, etc., a non-ported design was chosen.
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#273369 - 09/27/09 03:56 PM Re: Where is the Hole [Re: jakewash]
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From my conversations with Alan, it's because it sounded better without it.
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#273378 - 09/27/09 07:08 PM Re: Where is the Hole [Re: rage96]
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 Originally Posted By: rage96
Just wondering why the VP150 has no port, all the other speakers do.


Placement to performance is probably a consideration as well they might have found a sealed design could offer better power handling.
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#273437 - 09/28/09 11:44 AM Re: Where is the Hole [Re: BlueJays1]
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The VP100 is also sealed.

Aren't the QS models sealed, also?

This all makes perfect sense to me. The main speakers *may* be used for full-range or for music only in stereo. Consequently, they need to provide a bit more depth.

In contrast, the center channels and the surround speakers would presumably be used in tandem with a home theatre receiver and a subwoofer. So, the need for additional power handling is far more important than the ability to produce frequencies below 80Hz. I also agree that placement is an issue; MANY folks end up with suboptimal placement of the center channel (including me) and adding a port would only make the situation worse.
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#273446 - 09/28/09 12:41 PM Re: Where is the Hole [Re: tomtuttle]
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 Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
The VP100 is also sealed.

Aren't the QS models sealed, also?

This all makes perfect sense to me. The main speakers *may* be used for full-range or for music only in stereo. Consequently, they need to provide a bit more depth.

In contrast, the center channels and the surround speakers would presumably be used in tandem with a home theatre receiver and a subwoofer. So, the need for additional power handling is far more important than the ability to produce frequencies below 80Hz. I also agree that placement is an issue; MANY folks end up with suboptimal placement of the center channel (including me) and adding a port would only make the situation worse.
I think you covered it quite nicely.
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#273449 - 09/28/09 01:08 PM Re: Where is the Hole [Re: jakewash]
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yup what Tom said. \:\)
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