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#305267 - 05/07/10 01:11 PM Re: VP180 [Re: alan]
CV Offline
Founder, Axiom Upgrade Club
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Registered: 07/20/06
Posts: 11208
Loc: Richland, WA, USA
Thanks, Alan. I read that thread after already posting in this one. I'm glad Axiom isn't wasting labels.

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#305270 - 05/07/10 01:18 PM Re: VP180 [Re: CV]
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Registered: 05/19/05
Posts: 225
Loc: Ironton, Ohio
I thought these weren't shipping until the end of may??
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7.1 theater room
60 fronts vp180 center 4 qs8's ep500 sub

3.0 tv room
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#305279 - 05/07/10 02:02 PM Re: VP180 [Re: SRoode]
davidsch Offline
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Registered: 06/02/03
Posts: 678
Loc: Houston, Texas
That is one great looking theater! Enjoy!

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#305280 - 05/07/10 02:04 PM Re: VP180 [Re: SRoode]
htnut
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 Originally Posted By: SRoode
Well, after about 30 mins of listening (without yet re-adjusting Audyssy for channel levels) whoever said Axiom may have missed the mark with this one is VERY wrong. This is not only a home-run, it's a grand slam! Right off the bat, I had to adjust my center level from +2 db to 0 db (same levels as my M80s now). I also brought my center crossover down to 60 Hz to match my mains. The sound is FULL and RICH, and so far to me sounds almost JUST like an M80. When I moved from the center seat to the left and right seats, the vocals still sounded like they were coming from the center (with my VP150, I would tend to lose localization when I moved off-center).

I'm giddy right now!

I just wanted to take a couple of mins to share some pix with you guys, but now I am going back to calibrate the system and really give it some serious listening time.


Wow, go away for a bit and miss all the fun! The speaker and your setup look spectacular, and I'm sure the sound is even better. Enjoy!!

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#305281 - 05/07/10 02:05 PM Re: VP180 [Re: jhunt17]
CV Offline
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Registered: 07/20/06
Posts: 11208
Loc: Richland, WA, USA
 Originally Posted By: jhunt17
I thought these weren't shipping until the end of may??


They aren't unless you're Steve who talked them into making the VP180.

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#305282 - 05/07/10 02:06 PM Re: VP180 [Re: jhunt17]
alan Offline
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Registered: 01/29/02
Posts: 3188
Loc: Toronto/New York/Dwight
Hi,

It's true about the end of May shipping date. I think SRoode negotiated with Axiom for an early pre-production sample of the VP180.

Alan
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#305287 - 05/07/10 02:39 PM Re: VP180 [Re: alan]
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Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 1200
Loc: Fishers, Indiana, USA
Wow, I don't even know where to begin...

Do I start with a company like Axiom and a true pioneer like Ian to always, and I really mean always, to be there and discuss what they really love and produce a first of it's kind product? It's truly amazing to see this kind of devotion from a company to it's consumers. A nobody like myself had a direct line to the owner of the company, and we had interesting and fun discussions about the speaker as Axiom went through their development process.

I could also start with gentlemen like Alan. Always there to give all of his experience to us and help us understand the true science of sound. So much insight, and so much humor. It always seeems that every post is a little gem.

I could, and really must, mention Noreen. I did not find out until after the speaker arrived today, that my wife and Noreen were in contact and my wife asked Noreen if Ian would be generous enough to sign my speaker because I respect him so much. My wife said that Noreen was so excited about it! When I saw the signature on my speaker, I started to tear up... I really did. I had no idea this was coming here today, and it's one of the best surprises I have ever had in my life.

In the end, I really have to say thank you to Axiom, but more specifically Ian in particular. This is merely a modification (moving the sticks as Ian so appropriately stated) of his spectacular M80 design. The speaker is truly a work of art, and blends in seamlessly with the M80s. If I were Ian, I would be so proud right now! I wanted to take a moment to thank Ian for his skills, patience, forsight, and dedication. I really do feel (more than ever) that I am part of a family here.

I have sooooo much to say about this new speaker. You would not think a center channel would have so much of an impact in music and movie listening, but it REALLY does. I know there are doubters out there, and a lot of folks think this is a board full of fanboys. I have always been honest, and when things did not work out, I told everyone of my problems (by the way, in every case, Axiom ALWAYS came through). Just trust me on this one... This is a world class center channel. Even my wife (who started tearing up when I was tearing up) said that it changed our theater.

I'll try to give more detailed analysis soon. I only get to some home every other weekend, and my wife actually took the kids out to let me have a couple of hours with the new speaker. I promise you I will, but at this point, all I can say is that I am so happy! Whoever pre-ordered this speaker will be floored!



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#305291 - 05/07/10 02:47 PM Re: VP180 [Re: tomtuttle]
SRoode Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 1200
Loc: Fishers, Indiana, USA
 Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
Steve, is that a custom finish or the stock black oak?


Stock black oak to match the other speakers in my theater.
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2 M80s, 1 VP180, 4 QS8s, 2 EP800s, 4 Algonquins, 2 M3 VaSSallos

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#305293 - 05/07/10 02:52 PM Re: VP180 [Re: Pitbull24]
SRoode Offline
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Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 1200
Loc: Fishers, Indiana, USA
 Originally Posted By: Pitbull24
Steve, are those Auralex Mopads under your 180? Did you use them before the 180? Any before and after feedback...Thanks


Yes they are, and yes I did use them before. I wanted to isolate my center from my cabinet. They made a good bit of difference in sound wave transferrence to the cabinet, which acted like a low level boost (but not in a good way... Muddy). I have never tried the Axiom spikes on my cabinet, but I would expect them perform the same, if not better (did not want pointy holes in it).
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2 M80s, 1 VP180, 4 QS8s, 2 EP800s, 4 Algonquins, 2 M3 VaSSallos

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#305295 - 05/07/10 02:56 PM Re: VP180 [Re: SRoode]
htnut
Unregistered


Wow, that stock black oak looks pretty darn good.

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