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#313087 - 07/02/10 07:21 AM Re: VP180 First Impressions [Re: fredk]
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Registered: 02/28/08
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Loc: Edmonton Alberta
Originally Posted By: fredk
They're still growing the tree.



Thanks Fred. I knew there would be a good reason somewhere. cry
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#313106 - 07/02/10 10:11 AM Re: VP180 First Impressions [Re: onn]
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Registered: 07/23/04
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Loc: Up yonder
High Gloss Rosewood.... Damn those are gorgeous. Do you listen to them or fondle them?
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#313116 - 07/02/10 10:54 AM Re: VP180 First Impressions [Re: michael_d]
Micah Offline
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Registered: 11/16/08
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Loc: Indiana you hoser!!!!
SRoode,

You forgot D. Never sneak up behind a horse and tickle it's ass.


J/k, you are correct of course, this is why I left the door open for him to tell me to piss off. laugh

I wasn't trying to be intrusive so much as I was just being curious about the trade in value of speakers that old. Because here's my scenario, I've been reading the reviews of the VP180 from guys with M80 V2's and most say that while the combo is spectacular, they notice just a slight difference in sound quality between the two speakers.

Therefore if I were to upgrade to a VP180 I would also be curious to know how much it would be to trade in my 1 year old M80's on the V3's (or the kit to bring the V2's up to V3 specs). I'm not worried about it without a VP180 as I'm sure the differences between the V2's & V3's are so subtle I would never notice the difference once I got rid of the V2's & hooked the V3's up. However if the V3's match the VP180 perfectly, AND if the cost in upgrading my V2's was very minimal, then I might go for it.

If the cost to upgrade is not all that minimal, then I probably wouldn't sweat it much as I'm sure whatever differences there are between the M80 V2's and the VP180 are much harder to tell apart from the VP150 I currently have, and find no faults with.

In other words, most everything in my post is hypothetical. wink
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#313117 - 07/02/10 11:09 AM Re: VP180 First Impressions [Re: Micah]
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Registered: 03/20/08
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Loc: Fishers, Indiana, USA
Well, I would just call Axiom and ask them how much. smile
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#313144 - 07/02/10 01:57 PM Re: VP180 First Impressions [Re: michael_d]
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Originally Posted By: michael_d
High Gloss Rosewood.... Damn those are gorgeous. Do you listen to them or fondle them?


I listen to mine. I'll leave the fondling to others like Steve. laugh
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#313153 - 07/02/10 03:26 PM Re: VP180 First Impressions [Re: onn]
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Registered: 11/16/08
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Loc: Indiana you hoser!!!!
You uh..... you, you want to fondle Steve?
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#313179 - 07/02/10 07:54 PM Re: VP180 First Impressions [Re: Micah]
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Registered: 08/05/04
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Loc: Yelm, WA
Micah, if memory serves me correctly I was offered $400 last year when I inquired about the V2's. Now my M80s were purchased in Sept 2004 so they were getting up in age although I think they have seasoned well.
I think I can sell them out right for more and my son is really interested now that he has heard I have new V3's on the way, soooo.
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#313180 - 07/02/10 08:53 PM Re: VP180 First Impressions [Re: Micah]
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Loc: Edmonton Alberta
Originally Posted By: Micah
You uh..... you, you want to fondle Steve?


shocked shocked shocked shocked
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#313251 - 07/03/10 01:10 PM Re: VP180 First Impressions [Re: onn]
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Registered: 02/08/04
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micah, they don't do trade in's anymore for any speaker... so i was told when i called about my M60's.... when i traded up from my VP-150 Ti to my vp-180 i got 208.50$ for the 150...... so about 1/2 or so of retail... this is just what the website was programed to give me, i didn't get a special deal or anything my ti's are around 5 yrs old......

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#313257 - 07/03/10 02:47 PM Re: VP180 First Impressions [Re: dakkon]
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Registered: 11/16/08
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Oh, I didn't realize they completely did away with the trade-up program, only that they weren't trading up the VP1150 to the VP180.

That kinda sucks, the trade-up program was a really good thing. However I must say I can understand not being able to take a bunch of VP150's off of people's hands if they aren't going to be able to do anything with them. Which makes me curious... I wonder how many new customers buy the VP150 since the 180's release? While I understand that the 180 is on a whole new level as compared to the 150 (or 100), it is also such a big center channel that I don't see quite as many customers being able to purchase it as those that had purchased the 150 when it was the top dog.

So I'm thinking it will still see it's share of sales. Not nearly what it used to see, but I don't think the 180 will completely eclipse it out of Axioms line up.
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