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Re: My new vp180
Ken.C #330547 12/06/10 05:49 PM
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You should be able to make DIY M2's out of the VP150. You need to build 2 speaker cabinets the same size as the M2 and make your own crossovers based on the same crossover point of the M2 and that should do it, you would then have DIY M2's.


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Re: My new vp180
jakewash #330555 12/06/10 06:36 PM
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You could ask Axiom how much for a couple of M2 crossovers if you want to make a couple of bookshelf speakers out of your VP150. If and when I get a VP180, I might just hold onto my 150 and use it for spare drivers down the road(past warranty on my other Ax's).


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Re: My new vp180
Adrian #330557 12/06/10 06:57 PM
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Don't forget to take a door knob hole saw and cut out a port in the back of each half, then pad around the hole with some vinyl cut off from the couch.

Re: My new vp180
Adrian #330558 12/06/10 07:07 PM
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Crossovers are tuned to the cabinet; its volume, and the shape of its front baffle. If you're putting Axiom's drivers in a custom cabinet, the M2 crossover probably isn't ideal.

Building speakers isn't hard; building good sounding speakers is. I say hold on to the intact VP150, and sell it, trade it, use it some other time in the future.


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Re: My new vp180
ClubNeon #330560 12/06/10 07:47 PM
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If he kept to the dimensioning of the M2 cabinets, he should be ok.


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Re: My new vp180
Adrian #330565 12/06/10 08:14 PM
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Isn't that what I said? wink


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Re: My new vp180
jakewash #330577 12/06/10 09:56 PM
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But they need to be the same size.


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Re: My new vp180
ClubNeon #330581 12/06/10 11:38 PM
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and you'd need some way to replicate the Axiom ports.


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Re: My new vp180
ClubNeon #330582 12/06/10 11:41 PM
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VP150 is sealed. M2s have ports (as CatBrat already mentioned).

If I had a VP150 taking up space I would be more tempted to try making a single "M2 in a big cabinet". You could probably use the unmodified VP150 cabinet on one side and make something similarly-sized for the other side.

The M40 (basically an M3 tuned down real low) has remarkably smooth bass... I always wondered how one or two 5-1/2" woofers would work with similar tuning.




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Re: My new vp180
DougieBaby #330594 12/07/10 03:11 AM
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Dougie, using the VP150 to make two DIY M2 replicas doesn't seem very practical. M2 crossovers and a tube of the right length and diameter for bass tuning, besides suitable enclosures, would be needed. Actually, Tom's suggestion about getting a second VP150(if available at a good price)to use as a vertical pair of main speakers has merit. Turning horizontal centers vertical, at least as an experiment, is something that I've suggested several times. Alan reported excellent results a few years ago when he tested vertical VP150 as mains and thought they could possibly be sold as such.

You can experiment now with the one vertical VP150 connected as a single mono main speaker(disconnect the regular mains, set the receiver to mono and all the other speakers except the sub to "none"). You don't test stereo imaging that way, of course, but it gives you a general idea of how the speaker sounds in that orientation, by flipping it back and forth between the two.


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