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#350138 - 06/14/11 12:46 AM What to do with my VP150 if I get a VP180?
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Registered: 09/16/04
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Since I don't think that my VP150 will fetch much at the auction here or on eBay, what are some options for what to do with it if I upgrade to a VP180? Would it work as a rear center? Has anyone done that?

For those that can't read my sig, I have M60 fronts, QS8 surrounds....
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#350140 - 06/14/11 02:26 AM Re: What to do with my VP150 if I get a VP180? [Re: nickbuol]
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Nick, sure it'll work as a back center, although two back surround speakers are suggested for a more complete left and right rear surround effect. For a wider horizontal dispersion it should be placed vertically.
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#350141 - 06/14/11 02:38 AM Re: What to do with my VP150 if I get a VP180? [Re: JohnK]
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You can certainly try it as a single back speaker. I tried it and would say it was better than nothing but paled in comparison even to 2 M22s, not even going to talk about comparing it to QS8s. wink

Perhaps you could put it in a garage or someplace you would be moving around in so that being in the sweet spot between stereo speakers wouldn’t matter.
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#350146 - 06/14/11 07:45 AM Re: What to do with my VP150 if I get a VP180? [Re: grunt]
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Start another smaller setup in your upstairs tv room like I did.
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#350148 - 06/14/11 07:53 AM Re: What to do with my VP150 if I get a VP180? [Re: SirQuack]
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Remove the speakers and use it as a flower pot.

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#350152 - 06/14/11 08:03 AM Re: What to do with my VP150 if I get a VP180? [Re: CatBrat]
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First I laughed but turned upright, it does look like a Window Box now that you mention it.
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#350162 - 06/14/11 09:17 AM Re: What to do with my VP150 if I get a VP180? [Re: nickbuol]
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Unless you happen to luck in to a buyer, like myself, you will probably have to place the speaker in a newly formed "archive" or perhaps better said a "museum" of former speakers. I have a significant collection along with THREE smaller centre channels of various configurations from different manufacturers sitting tucked away in a crawl space in my home.

After awhile, if you really want to hear how good the VP180 is or for that matter any large full range center channel, take the VP150 and hook it back up and listen. As good as the VP150 is, you will wonder why you didn't buy the VP180 sooner.

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#350174 - 06/14/11 11:20 AM Re: What to do with my VP150 if I get a VP180? [Re: casey01]
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So no real good use for the VP150 after an upgrade to a 180... Except maybe that flower box...

Man, I miss the trade in program...
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#350179 - 06/14/11 11:50 AM Re: What to do with my VP150 if I get a VP180? [Re: nickbuol]
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If you can't sell it, I would use it as a 6.1 for now until you go 7.1.
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#350181 - 06/14/11 11:55 AM Re: What to do with my VP150 if I get a VP180? [Re: bdpf]
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I guess that I could try to sell it for a while. It is just sitting here, not connected, waiting on V4.0 of the theater to be done (which won't be for months). I really would rather get the VP180 and another pair of QS8s than have to build a wall structure of some sort to mount the VP150 (or use the FMB I still have somewhere) in a brand new room just to always be wanting the QS8s...

Again, I wish that the upgrade program was still around. frown


Edited by nickbuol (06/14/11 11:56 AM)
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