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#335981 - 01/28/11 12:36 PM replacing vp150 with m2
turbo16v Offline
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Registered: 01/19/08
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I have decided to try a new center because the vp150's off axis response is terrible in my room. Everyone that sits on the side couches are always saying to "turn it up" or "what did they say". I would like to stick with Axiom but can't fit a vp180. So after lots of reading and asking some questions here I am leaning towards an m2. The off axis response should be better with a vertical design. My only worry is if the little m2 can hold its own with the m80's. Here is the design mod I have come up with. The M2 would be on a litte shelf that would overhang from 1-2 inches. Any other ides would be welcome. Thanks

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#335985 - 01/28/11 12:42 PM Re: replacing vp150 with m2 [Re: turbo16v]
tomtuttle Offline
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Registered: 06/20/03
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Loc: Tacoma
Nice drawing!

I don't see any reason why that wouldn't work out very well.

That's a very elegant installation. I like it a lot. My wife won't let me have any mission-style furniture. Are those HG M80's?
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#335990 - 01/28/11 12:55 PM Re: replacing vp150 with m2 [Re: tomtuttle]
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Thanks smile Yes they are HG Cherry. I built the stand to match the wood trim in our home. Luckily my wife goes along with my idea's. It helps to be a draftsman and a carpenter. grin


Edited by turbo16v (01/28/11 12:59 PM)

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#335992 - 01/28/11 12:56 PM Re: replacing vp150 with m2 [Re: tomtuttle]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Registered: 09/27/04
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Chet (and anyone else):
For someone who needs serious off-axis response in their room, has consideration ever been given to two M2s toed out from each other? I don't know if this would get weird-sounding with someone in the center of the room?

Is your center channel bumped up a few dB, like many people do?

Have you tried going "phantom", to see if your L/R speakers alone would provide better off-axis response for people sitting to the side?
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#335993 - 01/28/11 12:57 PM Re: replacing vp150 with m2 [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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And yes, beautiful setup!
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#335994 - 01/28/11 12:57 PM Re: replacing vp150 with m2 [Re: turbo16v]
Ken.C Offline
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I assume you've tried the whole pulling-out-the-vp150-about-an-inch thing?
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#335996 - 01/28/11 01:02 PM Re: replacing vp150 with m2 [Re: Ken.C]
CatBrat Offline
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I have the same off-axis problem with my VP100, and I'm a little disappointed in the tonal quality of it. I'm using M22's. I plan on ordering the M2 for center and mount it on the wall under the TV with an FMB that Axiom also sells. I'm hoping this will correct both of my problems.

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#335997 - 01/28/11 01:02 PM Re: replacing vp150 with m2 [Re: turbo16v]
cb919 Offline
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Registered: 02/17/09
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Loc: Ottawa, Canada
Great looking install.
I think the M2 will do well - definitely better than the VP150 based on my personal experience. I recently switched to an M2. However I do not have the M80's so can't comment 1st hand on M2 matching M80's. In my install the M2 does better matching my M22's than the 150 did however.
Besides, with the 30 day guarantee you really have nothing to lose to at least try it.
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#335998 - 01/28/11 01:04 PM Re: replacing vp150 with m2 [Re: Ken.C]
turbo16v Offline
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I do have room for 2 m2's but didn't know if that would help or hurt things. The 150 is on a sliding shelf sticking out 1"

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#336000 - 01/28/11 01:06 PM Re: replacing vp150 with m2 [Re: turbo16v]
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S'what I figured.
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