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#326421 - 10/23/10 11:37 AM VP180..wait to buy it if..
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you can't afford the $720USD price tag, WAIT, SAVE, then BUY IT!! The $300 price difference between the 150 and 180 is ABSOLUTELY worth it.

I just got VP180 last night, and I couldn't wait to test it out (until I moved). So I just stuck the cardboard-foam under the speaker and place it in front of my TV. So while the placement is slightly different, the sound nevertheless was outstanding!

Everything sounded much better. It MOST DEFINITELY is worth the extra $300. So don't hesitate about getting it if you're on the fence.
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#326431 - 10/23/10 03:40 PM Re: VP180..wait to buy it if.. [Re: Hansang]
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I have to admit, sitting on the fence gets uncomfortable after a while....
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#326432 - 10/23/10 03:47 PM Re: VP180..wait to buy it if.. [Re: Adrian]
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I want one.
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#326434 - 10/23/10 03:59 PM Re: VP180..wait to buy it if.. [Re: CV]
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#326435 - 10/23/10 04:02 PM Re: VP180..wait to buy it if.. [Re: Adrian]
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#326436 - 10/23/10 04:07 PM Re: VP180..wait to buy it if.. [Re: CV]
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With the soundtracks coming out of Blu-Ray movies and music nowadays, NOTHING can beat the sound of full range speakers across the front. The VP180 is just the final link in the chain of reaching audio nirvana especially used in conjunction with M80s or 60s as your L/Rs.

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#326438 - 10/23/10 04:14 PM Re: VP180..wait to buy it if.. [Re: casey01]
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The only reason I wouldn't try a VP180 is if I decide I can make the space for an M80 as my center. I just have to figure out how big of a screen I can manage. I should go calculate that now so I'm no longer wondering.
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#326451 - 10/23/10 07:24 PM Re: VP180..wait to buy it if.. [Re: CV]
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Nice to hear that you are happy with your purchase Hansang.

Enjoy.
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#326452 - 10/23/10 08:46 PM Re: VP180..wait to buy it if.. [Re: CV]
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Originally Posted By: CV
The only reason I wouldn't try a VP180 is if I decide I can make the space for an M80 as my center. I just have to figure out how big of a screen I can manage. I should go calculate that now so I'm no longer wondering.


Hmm, there may be hope for an M80. Using an M80, I can manage around an 80" diagonal screen. I can have my front row of seating at around 8.5' away, and my second row at about 12.5' away. If I'm using the calculators right, that should be pretty close to ideal, right? At least now I know I can do a vertical center despite the lower-than-normal ceiling in the basement.

I'm still curious about the VP180, though. I would love to hear one versus an M80 for a center.
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#326458 - 10/24/10 10:05 AM Re: VP180..wait to buy it if.. [Re: Hansang]
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Originally Posted By: Hansang

Everything sounded much better. It MOST DEFINITELY is worth the extra $300. So don't hesitate about getting it if you're on the fence.


I definitely agree.. the VP150 was never meant to be with the M80. I moved the VP150 with the M60 and it's a perfect match. The VP180 blends nicely with the M80. I checked the output of both M80 and VP180 with a spectrum analyzer and there is a difference. Seems like the M80 go lower and are able to go higher with the same test tone. The lower and higher frequencies were cutoff with the VP180.

It may be related to crossover configurations, my m80 are v2 and VP180 is v3.
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