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#304889 - 05/04/10 10:30 PM Re: VP180 [Re: Adrian]
HTGEEK Offline
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oops...guess I read that wrong then.

Thanks for the info! I am looking forward to seeing this beast on my entertainment stand. Good thing the Kuro is going on the wall unless this unit would never fit in..

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#304929 - 05/05/10 02:11 AM Re: VP180 [Re: HTGEEK]
radtek2 Offline
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Gentlemen, The angle as measured from the rear vertical is 82.57 degrees. I have placed an order and now must proceed in modifying my entertainment stand as soon as I find my Official Homer Simpson
tool kit!


Edited by radtek2 (05/05/10 02:13 AM)
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#304932 - 05/05/10 02:44 AM Re: VP180 [Re: radtek2]
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Yes, and that angle is the difference of 90° and my claim of ~7.5° from the horizontal. \:\)
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#304950 - 05/05/10 09:31 AM Re: VP180 [Re: pmbuko]
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I concur, I am just used to setting tube angles from the vertical plane in my profession. And I just like bigger numbers! The VP180 is really going to fill out my sound stage ...I am excited!


Edited by radtek2 (05/05/10 09:31 AM)
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#304951 - 05/05/10 09:53 AM Re: VP180 [Re: radtek2]
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Make sure you make a recording of how it sounds and post the clip here. \:D
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#304957 - 05/05/10 11:03 AM Re: VP180 [Re: Adrian]
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Hi Adrian, JohnK, Micah and all,

The VP180 would be an excellent timbral match to the M60s, and, for that matter, to the M22s.

No, John, I didnt do any tests with the VP180 in a vertical orientation. Andrew Welker and Ian had a series of tests planned.

Micah, since I joined Axiom (2002), we have never had a competitor's speaker outscore an Axiom. There have been a couple, sometimes much more expensive, that received the "similarly good" ratings, and some that were fairly awful. I recall one, a smaller tower speaker in the same price range as Axiom's M60, and with a pretty piano-black finish, which when Ian did the blind test and the results were revealed, he remarked: "If I'd designed a speaker that bad, I'd go out into the woods and shoot myself!"

Regards,
Alan
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#304959 - 05/05/10 11:16 AM Re: VP180 [Re: alan]
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I can hear Ian saying that. \:\)
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#304963 - 05/05/10 11:22 AM Re: VP180 [Re: pmbuko]
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Are most of the blind listening tests ID brands or do you listen to a lot of brick and mortar brands as well?
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#304964 - 05/05/10 12:02 PM Re: VP180 [Re: pmbuko]
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 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
I can hear Ian saying that. \:\)


I bet you wouldn't be as open to or smiling about such comments/criticisms or opinions made towards Axiom speakers. \:o

PS: I like all the Axiom speakers I own.
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#304968 - 05/05/10 12:54 PM Re: VP180 [Re: BlueJays1]
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I bet you wouldn't be as open to or smiling about such comments/criticisms or opinions made towards Axiom speakers.

I find this recent trend of second-guessing praise for and/or general support of Axiom and its product extremely curious. Is it really that surprising that I tend to see things Axiom's way? Their design philosophy and their finished products speak to me. I am not too arrogant to realize that this is not the case for everyone. So no, if somebody thought Ian's speakers were so bad that they recommended he put himself out of his misery, then I'd just shrug and continue to enjoy my Axioms.
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