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#311250 - 06/22/10 10:43 PM Re: VP180 - ATMOSPHERIC ANGST [Re: BlueJays1]
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OK, so I sent an email to Axiom yesterday addressing this matter and here is the response I got:

"So the easiest thing for us to do would be just to swap out your VP180 woofers and you can send those ones back with just the cost of the shipping, if you want to change your other speakers to the new drivers we would have to know the serial # on your M80's so we can figure out what you would need to upgrade them, and last of all, we are putting on the site in a couple of weeks a new program for upgrading your old speakers, so you will be able to sell your old speakers and use the money to buy new ones."

Hope this helps.
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#311251 - 06/22/10 10:50 PM Re: VP180 - ATMOSPHERIC ANGST [Re: bdpf]
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 Originally Posted By: bdpf
OK, so I sent an email to Axiom yesterday addressing this matter and here is the response I got:

"So the easiest thing for us to do would be just to swap out your VP180 woofers and you can send those ones back with just the cost of the shipping, if you want to change your other speakers to the new drivers we would have to know the serial # on your M80's so we can figure out what you would need to upgrade them, and last of all, we are putting on the site in a couple of weeks a new program for upgrading your old speakers, so you will be able to sell your old speakers and use the money to buy new ones."

Hope this helps.


Thanks BDPF, but this matter is still a little confusing for me regarding driver replacements. Does the bolded part refer to taking out the new aluminum cones and sending them back for replacements for the older drivers (black dust cap)? And while we are talking about versions does it just refer to the M80ti to M80 V2 or does the ti to V2 correspond to all models when changing to the new all aluminum cones?

Thanks!
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#311252 - 06/22/10 10:51 PM Re: VP180 - ATMOSPHERIC ANGST [Re: bdpf]
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Well, for anyone interested in a VP180 with BLACK caps, I know for a fact that the white capped drivers can be swapped for the black capped ones without any issue.

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#311253 - 06/22/10 10:54 PM Re: VP180 - ATMOSPHERIC ANGST [Re: ]
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 Originally Posted By: htnut
Well, for anyone interested in a VP180 with BLACK caps, I know for a fact that the white capped drivers can be swapped for the black capped ones without any issue.


Yes. But it is a matter of Axiom deciding to continue to manufacture and supply them or not and for how long (till they run out of current inventory???). That is what is not clear at this point.
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#311254 - 06/22/10 10:56 PM Re: VP180 - ATMOSPHERIC ANGST [Re: BlueJays1]
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The way I understand it is:
- If you want the VP180 with white/black drivers, there is no problem, they'll send you the black/white and you return the all-white.
- If you want your other speakers to have the all-white drivers, then they need to know your serial number so they can know if there is other components that need to be replaced in order to work with the all-white drivers (crossover maybe?)
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#311255 - 06/22/10 10:57 PM Re: VP180 - ATMOSPHERIC ANGST [Re: bdpf]
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Thanks again BDPF, that was very helpful.

Cheers!
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#311256 - 06/22/10 10:59 PM Re: VP180 - ATMOSPHERIC ANGST [Re: BlueJays1]
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 Originally Posted By: Dr.House
 Originally Posted By: htnut
Well, for anyone interested in a VP180 with BLACK caps, I know for a fact that the white capped drivers can be swapped for the black capped ones without any issue.


Yes. But it is a matter of Axiom deciding to still manufacture and supply them or not and for how long (till they run out of current inventory???). That is what is not clear at this point.


Since the new V3 line will be all-white drivers, I would guess that they would supply the black/white for a limited time just to make their current customer that are upgrading happy.
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#311257 - 06/22/10 11:07 PM Re: VP180 - ATMOSPHERIC ANGST [Re: bdpf]
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BTW, how complicated is it to replace a driver? Is it as simple as removing the screws, taking it out, disconnect the + and - cables and put the new one back in?
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#311260 - 06/22/10 11:22 PM Re: VP180 - ATMOSPHERIC ANGST [Re: bdpf]
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For the drivers, yes, it's that simple. My understanding is that if you need to replace crossovers, soldering is involved.
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#311266 - 06/23/10 12:27 AM Re: VP180 [Re: bdpf]
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 Originally Posted By: bdpf
Since the new V3 line will be all-white drivers, I would guess that they would supply the black/white for a limited time just to make their current customer that are upgrading happy.


This is my assumption, too. I can't see Axiom making two version of each non-tweeter driver in perpetuity.
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