just purchased a new vp 180 and thought I would give a review after a week or so. I have v1 m80's on the front and some Energy Veritas V-Mini Bookshelf Speakers on the rear only because axiom does not have anything small enough for my room. I have a lamp next to me and not much room to mount them. The drivers on the vp180 sound very similar to the older m80's except for the new tweeters they are a lot better than the older ones, having this big center is nice and the front soundstage blends in perfectly. I have always had large speakers on the front and not enough center to keep the voices in check but this unit is just plain awesome.