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#304830 - 05/04/10 01:51 PM Re: VP180 [Re: pmbuko]
ClubNeon Offline
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Registered: 02/06/09
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Geometry in high school was the only class where I ever blew the grade curve so badly that the next person, who had a 98% cumulative score, was knocked down to a B, because of all the extra credit questions I got correct on each test during the year.

After much protest from the other students, the teacher tossed me as an outlier.
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#304831 - 05/04/10 01:54 PM Re: VP180 [Re: ClubNeon]
Micah Offline
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Registered: 11/16/08
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 Originally Posted By: ClubNeon
...because of all the extra credit questions I got correct on each test during the year...




You self righteous bastard!!!





......so, do you hang out with Ben and Casey Affleck and mop floors for a living?
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#304832 - 05/04/10 01:59 PM Re: VP180 [Re: Micah]
ClubNeon Offline
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The extra credit questions were the only ones which were fun. The tests were just rehashes of the home work assignments. The extras actually applied those lessons in interesting ways.

Today, at work, I'm a CD duplicator. Just feeding blanks into the drive when the previous finishes burning.
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#304834 - 05/04/10 02:03 PM Re: VP180 [Re: ClubNeon]
BobKay Offline
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Loc: Massachusetts Badlands
 Originally Posted By: ClubNeon
The extra credit questions were the only ones which were fun.


Like Micah said: You self righteou.....

And it's "that" were fun, not "which" were fun.
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#304835 - 05/04/10 02:06 PM Re: VP180 [Re: JohnK]
alan Offline
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Registered: 01/29/02
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Hi JohnK,

No, the listening test I performed was with the VP180 in its proper horizontal orientation against a pair of M80 towers flanking the VP180 fed with a summed mono signal. From the central listening position, I was comparing two mono signals, one from the VP180 versus a phantom centered mono signal from the pair of M80 towers.

I ranked the VP180 with the same score as I gave the two upright M80 towers and also remarked ("tough test: not exactly alike but similarly excellent"). Other comments included: "Very deep extended bass, smooth natural vocals without sibilance, excellent kick drum and acoustic bass, and a spacious, open quality on big orchestral/choral works."

I have previously never ranked a center channel speaker with such a high score as I gave the VP180.

Partway into the test, I realized I was listening to mono, but that didn't tell me much, because I'd been doing days of listening, including some competitors' speakers.

I was thrilled after the test when we looked at the scores and pulled back the curtain to reveal the VP180 and the two M80 towers at each side.

Regards,
Alan
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#304837 - 05/04/10 02:12 PM Re: VP180 [Re: ClubNeon]
BobKay Offline
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Registered: 03/23/10
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Loc: Massachusetts Badlands
 Originally Posted By: ClubNeon

Today, at work, I'm a CD duplicator.


And I'm a rotary hammer.

OK! OK! So I went to only music and art colleges, 'cause they had no math requirements (or departments, even). I'll admit it.
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#304839 - 05/04/10 02:17 PM Re: VP180 [Re: ClubNeon]
Micah Offline
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Registered: 11/16/08
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Loc: Indiana you hoser!!!!
 Originally Posted By: ClubNeon

Today, at work, I'm a CD duplicator. Just feeding blanks into the drive when the previous finishes burning.



I guess if you haven't seen 'Good Will Hunting' then it may have seemed like I was bashing you. In fact I was comparing you to the first character ever portrayed in a movie (that I can recall anyways) as an ubber cool math whiz. After watching that movie I can remember wishing I was a mathematical genius who possessed the ultra cool skills he had.

It made me appreciate a mind that works like that. Even if in real life those guys don't usually end up dating Minnie Driver. ;\)
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#304840 - 05/04/10 02:24 PM Re: VP180 [Re: alan]
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 Originally Posted By: alan
Hi JohnK,

No, the listening test I performed was with the VP180 in its proper horizontal orientation against a pair of M80 towers flanking the VP180 fed with a summed mono signal. From the central listening position, I was comparing two mono signals, one from the VP180 versus a phantom centered mono signal from the pair of M80 towers.

I ranked the VP180 with the same score as I gave the two upright M80 towers and also remarked ("tough test: not exactly alike but similarly excellent"). Other comments included: "Very deep extended bass, smooth natural vocals without sibilance, excellent kick drum and acoustic bass, and a spacious, open quality on big orchestral/choral works."

I have previously never ranked a center channel speaker with such a high score as I gave the VP180.

Partway into the test, I realized I was listening to mono, but that didn't tell me much, because I'd been doing days of listening, including some competitors' speakers.

I was thrilled after the test when we looked at the scores and pulled back the curtain to reveal the VP180 and the two M80 towers at each side.

Regards,
Alan


Awesome!!

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#304841 - 05/04/10 02:24 PM Re: VP180 [Re: ClubNeon]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 10911
Loc: Central NH
 Originally Posted By: ClubNeon
Today, at work, I'm a CD duplicator. Just feeding blanks into the drive when the previous finishes burning.

That's me half the time...
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#304842 - 05/04/10 02:24 PM Re: VP180 [Re: Micah]
ClubNeon Offline
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Registered: 02/06/09
Posts: 3448
Loc: Western Maryland, USA
I figured it was a reference to Good Will Hunting, it's just been a while since I've seen the film, and maybe the character didn't make as large of an impression on me. \:D
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