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My new vp180
#330527 12/06/10 03:50 PM
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Hi guys I ordered a vp180 to replace my 150. I'm excited to listen to my 5.1 music and movie dialog when I receive this monster center.

I might try to cannibalize my vp150 and use the drivers to make a pair of small DIY bookshelf speakers to use as height or wide in a 9.1 setup. Has anyone tried this before using axiom drivers in DIY enclosures?

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DougieBaby #330534 12/06/10 05:14 PM
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What would happen if I removed the center driver from the vp150, cut the enclosure in half and sealed both halts up. Would I have two identical m2 speakers?

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DougieBaby #330535 12/06/10 05:16 PM
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Well, for one thing, you'd only have one crossover. Or half of a crossover.


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Ken.C #330539 12/06/10 05:34 PM
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That would be funny (or not) if I had cut the crossover in half. Lol

I guess it would be dumb to destroy a perfectly good center speaker. But with so many people upgrading to a 180 I would imagine the value of 150 is very low. Maybe I could trade my 150 for a pair of m2 or m3 but I don't think it's worth enough to trade

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Ken.C #330540 12/06/10 05:35 PM
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And even if you would get a second crossover, it was designed for the VP150, not a M2. The enclosure is also different. I guess you could always try for fun and build 1 speaker, if you like the result, you could always buy a second crossover.


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bdpf #330542 12/06/10 05:40 PM
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Unless you have measuring equipment and/or are an experienced speaker designer, I don't think you'd end up with very satisfying results from cannibalizing the Axiom drivers.

I'd either sell the VP150 or try to re-purpose it - either as a center in another system or a rear in a 6.1 system. Or, if - as you suggest - the VP150 value is low right now, BUY ANOTHER ONE and use them as mains in another system.


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tomtuttle #330543 12/06/10 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
BUY ANOTHER ONE and use them as mains in another system.

I'm not sure I would do that as they are horizontal arrays and not sure how it would sound even placed vertically.
As a rear for 6.1 is a very good idea if you have a place for it.


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bdpf #330544 12/06/10 05:45 PM
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Better than a sawed in half one!


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There was some really cool installation (in CA or FL?) where the family had windows-to-a-view and used the VP150's horizontally as mains hung up in the eaves of the room. Looked awesome, and he said it sounded great. I agree that it's probably suboptimal, but I was just thinking it was better than sawing it in half grin



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Nyah!


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