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#310868 - 06/19/10 06:43 PM Re: VP180 [Re: BlueJays1]
solarrdadd Offline
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Registered: 05/04/10
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Loc: Alexandria, VA
 Originally Posted By: Dr.House
 Originally Posted By: solarrdadd
 Originally Posted By: Larry7995
Once I figured out how expensive the rosewood model was ($1120), I decided my Boston Cherry system actually looks just fine ($695). Going to order mine in about a week or two.


i don't want to get you wrong, are you saying that the boston cherry finish on the vp180 is $695 and the rosewood finish is $1120 or did i miss something?

sorry if i got it wrong, that's why i'm asking ;\)


That is exactly what he is saying. Axiom charges a heavy premium on the custom finishes so that is why you see such a price disparity between the rosewood finish and the stock vinyl finish (boston cherry).


thanks, since there is no advertised vp180 on the site yet, i didn't have the benefit of knowing what the prices were, that's why i asked. I'll gather that the rosewood finish is more exotic and complex than the boston cherry?
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#310870 - 06/19/10 07:04 PM Re: VP180 [Re: solarrdadd]
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 Originally Posted By: solarrdadd
 Originally Posted By: Dr.House
 Originally Posted By: solarrdadd
 Originally Posted By: Larry7995
Once I figured out how expensive the rosewood model was ($1120), I decided my Boston Cherry system actually looks just fine ($695). Going to order mine in about a week or two.


i don't want to get you wrong, are you saying that the boston cherry finish on the vp180 is $695 and the rosewood finish is $1120 or did i miss something?

sorry if i got it wrong, that's why i'm asking ;\)


That is exactly what he is saying. Axiom charges a heavy premium on the custom finishes so that is why you see such a price disparity between the rosewood finish and the stock vinyl finish (boston cherry).


thanks, since there is no advertised vp180 on the site yet, i didn't have the benefit of knowing what the prices were, that's why i asked. I'll gather that the rosewood finish is more exotic and complex than the boston cherry?


Pretty much. My understanding of rosewood is that of a wood veneer finish.
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#310872 - 06/19/10 07:18 PM Re: VP180 [Re: BlueJays1]
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The regular Boston Cherry is high-quality vinyl.

The Rosewood isn't JUST a real-wood veneer; it is a premium real-wood veneer costing more than other VaSSallo series finishes.

You should be able to get a pretty good idea about finish options and their costs by looking at the M80's under "Customize".
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#310873 - 06/19/10 07:25 PM Re: VP180 [Re: BlueJays1]
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I think you pay a 20% premium for Rosewood. There is another 20% premium for a piano finish if you select that. Having bought Rosewood before and "attempted" my hand at piano finishing, I'm surprised they only charge a 20%.

For example, I just bought a 4' X 8' sheet of straight grain 20 mil cherry veneer for $65. The rosewood, in a lower grade than the cherry was $250. Those are my contractor rates with my supplier too.

A piano finish takes weeks to do properly. You finish sand with 600 grit then buff with a polishing pad. Apply stain, buff again, then coat with clear. Buff again, coat. Do this no less than 10 times, with at least 12 hours of dry time in between coats.

Probably more info than anyone wants, but now you have one more data point for formulating opinions......
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#310875 - 06/19/10 07:42 PM Re: VP180 [Re: michael_d]
BlueJays1 Offline
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 Originally Posted By: michael_d
I think you pay a 20% premium for Rosewood. There is another 20% premium for a piano finish if you select that. Having bought Rosewood before and "attempted" my hand at piano finishing, I'm surprised they only charge a 20%.



I'm not sure that is accurate at least in the case of the VP180 example above.
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#310880 - 06/19/10 09:39 PM Re: VP180 [Re: BlueJays1]
lleeds Offline
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Registered: 05/07/06
Posts: 17
Loc: Sheridan, WY
The VP180 is up on the site, that is how I knew the price. I bought the Axiom speakers because I didn't have a pile of money but I wanted excellent sound and I am happy with Boston Cherry. I don't need the custom wood even though it is beautiful.

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#310884 - 06/19/10 10:04 PM Re: VP180 [Re: lleeds]
bridgman Offline
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Registered: 08/25/04
Posts: 5279
Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
In case anyone is wondering why I haven't posted pics & notes from my VP180, it's because THE STINKIN' PUROLATOR DEPOT IS CLOSED ALL WEEKEND !!

AUGGH !!!!

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#310889 - 06/19/10 10:28 PM Re: VP180 [Re: bridgman]
solarrdadd Offline
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Registered: 05/04/10
Posts: 276
Loc: Alexandria, VA
i am so happy to see that this thing is now on the site! i am hoping that somewhere in the very near future they list the option for the 4 binding post. i know that 2 binding post is the default the ability to get the optional 4 is not listed. i emailed them a little while ago. perhaps i'll get a response tomorrow or monday. if anyone already knows the answer to this a reply would be very nice. i'll place my order at that time and it will also include a pair of m80 towers!
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#310892 - 06/19/10 10:42 PM Re: VP180 [Re: solarrdadd]
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Registered: 03/03/09
Posts: 129
The more i listen to this new center channel the more i love it .

Watched War of the Worlds and Book of Eli today and all i can say is wow .
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#310895 - 06/19/10 10:52 PM Re: VP180 [Re: PTPlayers]
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Registered: 05/04/10
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Loc: Alexandria, VA
 Originally Posted By: PTPlayers
The more i listen to this new center channel the more i love it .

Watched War of the Worlds and Book of Eli today and all i can say is wow .


i just got the book of eli thursday past, i'll have to watch it and then watch it again after getting the new front 3 and compare! i can't wait buddy.
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