VP180 Center Channel Speaker

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VP180 Center Channel Speaker
$965.00

Enter the new VP180 center channel speaker. This 56-lb beast is made for the home theater addict who wants to hear it all.

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It was an idea borne of Axiom fans on the message boards . . . a monster center channel capable of delivering spine-tingling clarity in voices, regardless of the size of room or distance from the screen.  It had to be big, it had to be loud, but most importantly, it had to be accurate.

Enter the VP180 center channel speaker and, just to take it one step further, the VP180 High Powered version. This 60-lb beast thrilled our most critical listeners, Alan Lofft and Ian Colquhoun. Alan said: "As an especially critical center-channel listener, I'm excited by the music and dialogue accuracy of the VP180."

You've never heard or seen anything like this speaker before: a no-compromise center channel that will thrill you with powerful dynamics, bass extension and musical transparency. The VP180 unleashes a magical performance, offering the truest presentation of a movie or music soundtrack, exactly as the recording engineers intended.

This center is the perfect mate to Axiom's M80 or M100 tower speakers, or the LFR880 or LFR1100 omnidirectional speakers, but it can also be coupled with all speakers to deliver the level of high-fidelity and transparency your system deserves.

The VP180 uses six drivers: two 6.5-inch aluminum-cone woofers, two 5.25-inch aluminum midwoofers, and two 1-inch titanium dome tweeters in a horizontal array arrived at after months of listening tests to music and dialogue program sources, on- and off-axis.  All this is contained within a ported, bass-reflex cabinet, with a 4-ohm impedance.

The VP180 cabinet is flat on the bottom side and tapered back on the top.  The flat bottom works perfectly if your VP180 is right below or above your TV.    If your VP180 is going to be well below the TV you may want to choose the inverted version available in Customize Yours at no extra cost.  This will angle your VP180 upwards slightly pointing it at the listening position. The VP180 can be shelf-mounted, placed in a cabinet, or you can place it on our dedicated center channel stand under your screen.

Supercharge your home theater with the VP180 - audition it in your home theater with our 30-day in-home trial. Includes a five-year warranty for the standard version / a 10-year warranty for the high powered version, and free shipping!

Recommended with: M80, M100, LFR880, or LFR1100

Questions We Get All the Time

What size room does this work in?

Best For: Medium to large living rooms, great rooms

How much power does my receiver need for this speaker?

Power Required: Home theater receiver with 40 to 120 watts per channel

Where can I put this speaker?

Placement: Stand mounting, wall mounting or shelf placement above or below screen

Why 4-ohm Speakers?

The impedance is not chosen by the speaker designer. The impedance is determined by the number of drivers in the speaker (an M80 has six) and the complexity of the crossover network. To try and make the M80 an 8-ohm speaker would degrade its sound quality and result in power losses.

Benefits of 4-ohm?

Impedance is an electrical trait. If the receiver or amplifier is stable into 4-ohm loads, it will be able to pull more power, up to twice as much, from the amplifier than an 8-ohm speaker.

Why Dual Tweeters?

Dual tweeters (and dual midranges and woofers) are used in the M80's to greatly increase maximum power handling (volume) and lower distortion at very loud playback levels.

Specifications

All Axiom Centers feature:

  • Titanium Tweeters

  • Aluminum Woofers and Midranges

  • Anti-Standing-Wave cabinets that suppress internal resonances which color sound

  • 5-way gold-plated binding posts
Enclosure Triple Vortex / Reflex
Max Amp Power 400 Watts
Min Amp Power 10 Watts
Freq Resp +/-3dB (Hz) 36 Hz – 20 kHz
Freq Resp +3dB- 9dB (Hz) 28 Hz – 20kHz
Impedance (Ohms) 4 Ohms
SPL in Room1w/1m(db) 94 dB
SPL Anechoic 1w/1m(db) 90 dB
X-Over 150 Hz & 2.4 kHz
Tweeter Dual 1"
Midrange Dual 5.25"
Woofer Dual 6.5"
Dimensions H W D (inches) 9.25" x 39.5" x 17"
Dimensions H W D (mm) 235 x 1003 x 432
Weight (lbs) each 57
Weight (kg) each 26
Frequency Graph Frequency Graph
Impedance Graph Impedance Graph
Enclosure Triple Vortex / Reflex
Max Amp Power 400 Watts
Min Amp Power 10 Watts
Freq Resp +/-3dB (Hz) 34 Hz – 20 kHz
Freq Resp +3dB- 9dB (Hz) 26 Hz – 20kHz
Impedance (Ohms) 4 Ohms
SPL in Room1w/1m(db) 93 dB
SPL Anechoic 1w/1m(db) 89 dB
X-Over 200 Hz & 2.4 kHz
Tweeter Dual 1"
Midrange Dual 5.25"
Woofer Dual 6.5" HP
Dimensions H W D (inches) 9.25" x 39.5" x 17"
Dimensions H W D (mm) 235 x 1003 x 432
Weight (lbs) each 62
Weight (kg) each 28

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"'I thought I had experienced a seamless front soundstage, but the VP180 redefined my perceptions in a big way.' "
Chris Eberle, Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity
Customer Reviews
'I just wanted to take a moment to thank you guys for making the VP180. Mine arrived yesterday and I must tell you it has had a tremendous impact on my home theatre. The presence of this center is astounding. I wasn't really sure I was going to get my money's worth, but after 5 minutes of listening to Iron Man II I was convinced I should have bought this the minute I heard about it. I've paired it with my M60s and the front soundstage is unbelievable. You guys have hit this out of the park. You've got a customer for life.'
- Michael P., PA
'My new VP-180 Centre channel is a beast! I love it.'
- Colin O., Victoria BC
'This year i purchased the Axiom VP-180 center channel speaker and couldn't be happier. Excellent for movies and my audio listening is now done using surround sound settings. Voices and instruments are realistically portrayed with good depth and height of the sound stage. A well-engineered product.My previous center channel was fine for movies (a VP-150) but not equal to the task of meshing with the PSB T6 mains for surround sound audio reproduction.I plan to upgrade the Paradigm rear speakers to QS8's this year. Keep up the good work!'
- Prof. Gord Nickerson, University of Western Ontario
'I was looking to purchase surround speakers and I used a search engine. I read about your 'QS8 speakers' and decided to give them a shoot. After hearing them on my system I was sold. The quality, style and performance blew me away. I then followed up with your 'M22 Rear Channel Speakers' and also very happy with my choice. But, the cream of the crop was my most recent purchase of your 'VP180 Center Channel Speaker' In the past year I have tried ' Acoustic Research, Klipsch and Polk Audio' center channel speakers and they all sounded flat to me. The VP180 is so rich in sound I'm glad I went for it.'
- Peter C., FL
'Movies are absolutely blowing me away.'
- Lonnie G., TX
I found out about your products from internet sites like Home Theater Shack, AVSforum ect... I was looking for an upgrade to my home theater system. In my research you had the best product for the price. I was sold the second I saw the VP180. I was looking for big sound, and that was the biggest Center of any other manufacture in my price range.Price. You had the best bang for the buck. I spent a year looking, and I kept coming back to your products. Quality. I spent alot of time researching, and no one had anything but good things to say about your products. I will end by saying your products are AWESOME. I am EXTREMELY happy with my purchase, and will be coming back to you for more products in the future.
- Tim P., CA
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