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#311133 - 06/22/10 08:51 AM Re: VP180 [Re: Potatohead]
solarrdadd Offline
local

Registered: 05/04/10
Posts: 276
Loc: Alexandria, VA
i just ordered the vp180 & a pair of m80's 2 days ago. i know they will all come with the all white drivers. i'm wondering will the m80's come with the magnetic grill covers t match the vp180, does anyone know? perhaps that has been made clear by axiom already and someone here knows that.
thanks.
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#311150 - 06/22/10 09:57 AM Re: VP180 [Re: solarrdadd]
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I am pretty sure they do.
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#311193 - 06/22/10 02:42 PM Re: VP180 [Re: bdpf]
bridgman Offline
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Registered: 08/25/04
Posts: 5279
Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
Picked up the VP180 from Purolator yesterday. As usual, the box was demolished and the speaker was fine. There was a tiny smudge on the side where the box was torn open but it wiped off with a damp sponge.

I mucked up my elbow on the weekend (never start a brushcutter while carrying it - doesn't hurt the brushcutter but it's murder on the tendons in your arm) so haven't carried it up the stairs yet... so just cell phone pictures on the hall floor so far.

First impressions - it's *big*. I haven't seen M80s in a home environment yet, just lots of M60s, so the depth of the speaker was a bit of a surprise :



The magnetic grills look good and hold on much more securely than I expected. The grill was pink (probably called tan to make it sound manly) vs the black on my other speakers, but when I looked back at the order there was no mention of grill colour. Hopefully I didn't just forget to click on something... and hopefully I can arrange a swap.

Anyways, here's the front view :



The varying colour across the speaker is due to poor lighting, not flaws in the finish. There are threaded holes for four feet on the bottom of the speaker (or for the stands maybe ?).

That's all I have for now, maybe I'll feel brave enough to drag it up the stairs tonight ;\)

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#311194 - 06/22/10 03:02 PM Re: VP180 [Re: bridgman]
kmcalvano Offline
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Registered: 05/24/10
Posts: 30
Congrats, that looks sweet and thanks for posting the pics, that's the same finish that I ordered;) I hope you enjoy that bad boy!!

FYI, for us older Axiom owners, I'm working on a DIY magnetic grill conversion. I'll be done with it next week, just waiting on a few parts. I'll be more than happy to share pics and info when completed.
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#311195 - 06/22/10 03:05 PM Re: VP180 [Re: bridgman]
PTPlayers Offline
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Registered: 03/03/09
Posts: 129
 Originally Posted By: bridgman
Picked up the VP180 from Purolator yesterday. As usual, the box was demolished and the speaker was fine. There was a tiny smudge on the side where the box was torn open but it wiped off with a damp sponge.

I mucked up my elbow on the weekend (never start a brushcutter while carrying it - doesn't hurt the brushcutter but it's murder on the tendons in your arm) so haven't carried it up the stairs yet... so just cell phone pictures on the hall floor so far.

First impressions - it's *big*. I haven't seen M80s in a home environment yet, just lots of M60s, so the depth of the speaker was a bit of a surprise :



The magnetic grills look good and hold on much more securely than I expected. The grill was pink (probably called tan to make it sound manly) vs the black on my other speakers, but when I looked back at the order there was no mention of grill colour. Hopefully I didn't just forget to click on something... and hopefully I can arrange a swap.

Anyways, here's the front view :



The varying colour across the speaker is due to poor lighting, not flaws in the finish. There are threaded holes for four feet on the bottom of the speaker (or for the stands maybe ?).

That's all I have for now, maybe I'll feel brave enough to drag it up the stairs tonight ;\)


Congrats on the new center .

At least Purolator didn't leave it on your front door with no signature like they did to me .

I found it very awkward to carry because my top shelf is glass and had to make sure i laid it down gently .
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#311196 - 06/22/10 03:30 PM Re: VP180 [Re: PTPlayers]
jhunt17 Offline
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Registered: 05/19/05
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Loc: Ironton, Ohio
Mine was on my porch as well when my dad went to wait on it for me. (I'm on vacation) SO at least it was only on the porch for 15 min. before dad got there. Anyway, I can't wait to get home and hook this puppy up, OR should I say hook up this FULL GROWN GREAT DANE!!! Still looking forward to hearing everyone's impressions!!
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#311199 - 06/22/10 04:23 PM Re: VP180 [Re: bridgman]
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 Originally Posted By: bridgman
Picked up the VP180 from Purolator yesterday.

The magnetic grills look good and hold on much more securely than I expected.


Congrats bridgman, you are going to love how it sounds \:\) I still can't get over the full, rich, deep sound this speaker delivers. I know it's large, but if anyone has the room for it they would be wise to get one.

Nice pics, the finish you chose looks great with the all white drivers. The magnetic grilles are great too. Initially I was indifferent to the mag grilles but I must admit now I am a huge fan of them. They are very secure, they snap into place easily and quickly, and the speaker (when the grilles are removed) looks way better without the holes IMHO. I'm so impressed with them that I'm in the process of upgrading all of my speakers to the ones with the magnetic grilles.

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#311200 - 06/22/10 04:26 PM Re: VP180 [Re: ]
bridgman Offline
axiomite

Registered: 08/25/04
Posts: 5279
Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
Good point about the drivers vs the maple finish.

My initial reaction was that I probably wouldn't mind the way old + new drivers looked together in main vs center -- the difference seemed somehow less with maple than with other finishes.

 Originally Posted By: PTPlayers
I found it very awkward to carry because my top shelf is glass and had to make sure i laid it down gently .

Now there's the understatement of the century ;\)


Edited by bridgman (06/22/10 04:27 PM)

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#311202 - 06/22/10 05:57 PM Re: VP180 [Re: bridgman]
CatBrat Offline
axiomite

Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 5801
Loc: Some random location
I like the natural wood look. I didn't think I would.

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#311212 - 06/22/10 07:37 PM Re: VP180 - ATMOSPHERIC ANGST [Re: Nick B]
bluray Offline
old hand

Registered: 12/31/07
Posts: 88
OK. So I'm a worry wart. My new VP180 came a day earlier than expected and sat most of the day outside in high heat and humidity (about 95 degrees). Any reason to be concerned about the materials standing up to that (glues and whatnot)?

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