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#344697 - 04/09/11 02:31 PM Re: REPLACED VP150 with M2 [Re: turbo16v]
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Registered: 09/27/04
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Originally Posted By: turbo16v
I did a job in a church once that had round vaults. We noticed that at specific spots around the cathedral if you whispered, someone on the other side of the church could hear you as if you were standing right behind them. It was strange.

When I used to do weddings, I was in a Greek Cathedral fairly often that was like this. I was like having huge parabolic mics overhead. Alas, if one of them was over the alter, with some careful camera positioning I could have avoided needing wireless mics to capture the priest and vows! smile

Awfully nice woodwork, by the way! smile
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#344709 - 04/09/11 05:22 PM Re: REPLACED VP150 with M2 [Re: turbo16v]
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Registered: 09/16/04
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Loc: Marion, IA
I have the VP150 center and with having to build up a whole new home theater, and the cost of finishing a basement, and a kitchen remodel, etc etc etc with the new house we are getting, I won't be able to upgrade to a VP180 unless I got a good amount of Axiom bucks for the VP150...

So I was thinking about keeping the VP150 center and ADDING another speaker above the screen (VP100 maybe), but now I wonder about the VP150 above the screen and something like a M2 under the screen. Anyone ever do something like that? I really like the look of Chet's gear and room (nice warm wood), but it has me thinking.....
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#344712 - 04/09/11 05:29 PM Re: REPLACED VP150 with M2 [Re: nickbuol]
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I believe that Mike has a VP150 over 2 M22s as his center channel glob.
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#344718 - 04/09/11 06:09 PM Re: REPLACED VP150 with M2 [Re: Ken.C]
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Cat Brat just did something like that.
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#344730 - 04/09/11 08:20 PM Re: REPLACED VP150 with M2 [Re: Lampshade]
nickbuol Offline
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Loc: Marion, IA
Sweet... I will check with them...
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#344737 - 04/09/11 10:40 PM Re: REPLACED VP150 with M2 [Re: nickbuol]
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I have an M2 above and a VP100 below. Maybe soon a VP150 below. See picture on my signature. The M2 above added a lot of dialog detail.

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#344794 - 04/11/11 07:51 AM Re: REPLACED VP150 with M2 [Re: turbo16v]
Murph Offline
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Registered: 10/05/06
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Loc: PEI, Canada
Great job on the cabinets and room. Everything blends nicely,
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#345042 - 04/13/11 08:02 PM Re: REPLACED VP150 with M2 [Re: Murph]
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Registered: 01/19/08
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Originally Posted By: Murph
Great job on the cabinets and room. Everything blends nicely,


Thanks Murph smile

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#345425 - 04/18/11 11:59 PM Re: REPLACED VP150 with M2 [Re: turbo16v]
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Registered: 01/19/08
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Sense I love my new m2 so much I got thinking about center channel designs.... If the vertical speaker sounds so much better on and off axis why doesn't Axiom make a vertical array center? I am no speaker designer, but having the tweeter above the mid driver seems to be the way most centers are built. They are usually flanked by a bass driver on either side like this.

I remember reading that the vp150 had side tweeters to help with off axis response but after owning the 150 I can tell you that it didn't work very well.(in my room) Maybe its just A.D.D. but this thought just popped into my mind. Has this been discussed before? Or am I just crazy smile Anyway just some random thoughts.
Here is another center that I thought was a great idea after deciding that a bookshelf speaker is the way to go for a center speaker. The larger box and front firing ports would deepen the low end.




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#345436 - 04/19/11 12:45 AM Re: REPLACED VP150 with M2 [Re: turbo16v]
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Registered: 09/16/04
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I think that the ideal situation would be to have 3 identical vertical front speakers, but you knew that since you mentioned that back a few pages. As for the reason for the designs, I will let someone like Alan speak to that.

PS. Sense <> Since smile
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