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#291142 - 02/07/10 03:14 PM Re: Anyone using an M80 for a center channel? [Re: ]
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Kork, did you get my PM?
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#291256 - 02/08/10 10:31 AM Re: Anyone using an M80 for a center channel? [Re: SRoode]
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 Originally Posted By: SRoode
I have had the same thoughts about using a speaker that is basically the same as the M80 as my center channel. Although the VP150 is a wonderful speaker, I have to cross it over differently than the M80s (90Hz vs 60Hz) and I can hear a difference when listening to music. A vertical mount M80 for a center is not possible with my theater layout.

I contacted Ian about a month or so ago about the possibility of constructing a custom center channel for me based on the M80. Same drivers, cabinet size and crossover, but horizontally designed with the drivers placed accordingly. To my surprise (although at this point I probably should not be!) Ian was up for the challenge.

According to Ian, the speaker has passed the computer design phase and by this point may even be fabricated. Axiom will be testing the speaker and be performing double blind listening tests before releasing it. If Axiom is satisfied with the quality, Ian may be considering releasing it as part of the product line.

I'm hoping I receive it in several weeks or so, and if I do, I will be sure to post pictures and give you all my review.


Any word on the driver configuration or size?

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#291262 - 02/08/10 12:24 PM Re: Anyone using an M80 for a center channel? [Re: ]
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Same driver sizes, but I'm not sure yet on the final configuration. Ian's inital thoughts were to have the tweeters on the outsides, with the woofers towards the center.
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#291276 - 02/08/10 12:56 PM Re: Anyone using an M80 for a center channel? [Re: SRoode]
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Can't wait to hear your impressions of that beast. \:\)
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#291323 - 02/08/10 04:56 PM Re: Anyone using an M80 for a center channel? [Re: SirQuack]
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Kork, did you get my PM?

Got your PM Randy. I was away from the computer yesterday. Just sent you a response. Thanks.

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#291348 - 02/08/10 09:52 PM Re: Anyone using an M80 for a center channel? [Re: SRoode]
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Yes, a TMWWMT configuration would appear to be consistent with the principles that led to the VP150 design.
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#291359 - 02/08/10 11:17 PM Re: Anyone using an M80 for a center channel? [Re: JohnK]
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I wonder if it would not be better to put the tweeters near the center, which would better center the voices to the screen. I think this is one of the main complaints of the 150 design.
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#291361 - 02/08/10 11:21 PM Re: Anyone using an M80 for a center channel? [Re: SirQuack]
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Diana Krall Live in Paris has a gorgeous 2 channel track.

I think 3 M80s should be done just for the awesomeness of it.
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#291364 - 02/08/10 11:40 PM Re: Anyone using an M80 for a center channel? [Re: Lampshade]
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U got that right.....
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#291379 - 02/09/10 03:08 AM Re: Anyone using an M80 for a center channel? [Re: SirQuack]
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 Originally Posted By: sirquack
I wonder if it would not be better to put the tweeters near the center, which would better center the voices to the screen. I think this is one of the main complaints of the 150 design.


That was my initial suggestion to Ian as well, and for the exact same reason. Ian said he was inclined to put the tweeters on the outside, although he did not elaborate any further. He did say that they would try several configurations and test them all to see which configuration works best. So, the driver configurattion not yet set in stone. I'm hoping to get an update maybe this weekend since by then it will be 2 weeks since I heard they were just about ready to enter the construction and testing phase.
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