Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6
Any issues running a VP180V3 with M80V2's
#332819 12/30/10 03:00 PM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 13,680
Likes: 1
shareholder in the making
OP Offline
shareholder in the making
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 13,680
Likes: 1
I'm tossing around the idea of getting a VP180 from the auction website. I currently have M80V2's from a few years back. Is anybody using this combination and see any issues with matching or timber issues? I assume not, but wanted to check.

The only problem is that I have the custom Ebony finish which is smooth, and I have yet to see one of them on the auction website, just the standard black oak finish. I would like everything to match, but I might be able to live with standard black.


M80s VP180 4xM22ow 4xM3ic EP600 2xEP350
AnthemAVM60 Outlaw7700 EmoA500 Epson5040UB SonyUBPX800


Re: Any issues running a VP180V3 with M80V2's
SirQuack #332827 12/30/10 03:27 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 3,569
connoisseur
Offline
connoisseur
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 3,569
Obviously I don’t have one Randy, but I do remember reading people saying that they have integrated perfectly with both M80v2 and M60v2. And you’re right I’ve mostly been seeing the black oak finished and I thing one or maybe two other bun never an ebony.

I can tell you that the M2v3 have no timbre differences that I can detect whatsoever with the M22v2 or M80vs if that’s any help. And as you’ve probably read here I am very critical of timbre differences. AFAIK timbre differences are going to mostly be noticeable in the midrange frequencies and not the lower ones I think it’s a valid comparison.

Dean


3M80 2M22 6QS8 2M2 1EP500 Sony BDP-S590 Panny-7000 Onkyo-3007 Carada-134 Xbox Buttkicker AS-EQ1
Re: Any issues running a VP180V3 with M80V2's
SirQuack #332828 12/30/10 03:27 PM
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 6,832
W
Wid Offline
axiomite
Offline
axiomite
W
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 6,832

Just buy the damn thing, with 11735 posts you should already know the answer to your own question


Rick


"A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity." Sigmund Freud

Re: Any issues running a VP180V3 with M80V2's
Wid #332839 12/30/10 05:41 PM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 13,680
Likes: 1
shareholder in the making
OP Offline
shareholder in the making
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 13,680
Likes: 1
I was hoping one of the newbies would help. smile Maybe I will email Axiom to see when an Ebony 180 will show up...But heck, if the lights are off you won't notice it anyway. smile

Anybody want a 150 in top notch condition, opps broke forum rules. smile


M80s VP180 4xM22ow 4xM3ic EP600 2xEP350
AnthemAVM60 Outlaw7700 EmoA500 Epson5040UB SonyUBPX800


Re: Any issues running a VP180V3 with M80V2's
SirQuack #332844 12/30/10 06:29 PM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 4,872
connoisseur
Offline
connoisseur
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 4,872
Randy,

I was eyeballing one of the vp180's from the auction site as well but wife said no go till after the move.

I wondered the same thing about the finish.

I think I will just pay full price so I can get the finish to match my 2007 m80V2 Black Oak. I also might try to get the matching black oak dust caps if those are available.


-David
Re: Any issues running a VP180V3 with M80V2's
SirQuack #332854 12/30/10 07:11 PM
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 852
C
aficionado
Offline
aficionado
C
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 852
Originally Posted By: sirquack
I'm tossing around the idea of getting a VP180 from the auction website. I currently have M80V2's from a few years back. Is anybody using this combination and see any issues with matching or timber issues? I assume not, but wanted to check.

The only problem is that I have the custom Ebony finish which is smooth, and I have yet to see one of them on the auction website, just the standard black oak finish. I would like everything to match, but I might be able to live with standard black.


Positioning of the VP180 in relation to the M80s will have a greater effect on the sound(as minimal as it may be)than whether they are V2 or V3. Speaking of finish, I have M80s in the High Gloss Black, however, in my case, when I took in to consideration, that I keep the grill cloth on and IF you do the same, viewing the speaker from the front and in many cases at night, you probably won't notice any difference in the finish anyway.

I considered spending the considerable extra for the High Gloss Black on the VP180 but when I thought about it and considering the speakers positioning, I decided just to get the stock black finish, give it a little more sheen with some furniture polish, have it delivered considerably faster and save myself a bunch of cash.

Re: Any issues running a VP180V3 with M80V2's
Wid #332877 12/30/10 09:21 PM
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 5,210
axiomite
Offline
axiomite
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 5,210
Originally Posted By: wid
Just buy the damn thing, with 11735 posts you should already know the answer to your own question


I have to go with my good friend Rick on this one Randy. grin


Rick
Our Room

smile
Re: Any issues running a VP180V3 with M80V2's
RickF #332904 12/31/10 12:39 AM
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 18,044
shareholder in the making
Offline
shareholder in the making
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 18,044
Given the amount of times I've seen that ebony VP150 show up on the auction site, I had figured you were already trying to unload it to get a VP180!


I am the Doctor, and THIS... is my SPOON!
Re: Any issues running a VP180V3 with M80V2's
Ken.C #332907 12/31/10 12:44 AM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 13,680
Likes: 1
shareholder in the making
OP Offline
shareholder in the making
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 13,680
Likes: 1
yup, but it is a bit difficult to compete with Axiom selling new V2's for as cheap as they are ($100-200 range) with warranty. I'm not going to give a speaker away. The auction site was a great idea, but appears to benefit just Axiom in my opinion and does not give folks a good alternative to sell used equipment.

To me it would have been better for them to keep the Factory Outlet seperate and use the auction site for customers who have requested for many years to have such a site.


M80s VP180 4xM22ow 4xM3ic EP600 2xEP350
AnthemAVM60 Outlaw7700 EmoA500 Epson5040UB SonyUBPX800


Re: Any issues running a VP180V3 with M80V2's
SirQuack #332909 12/31/10 12:54 AM
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 6,832
W
Wid Offline
axiomite
Offline
axiomite
W
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 6,832
Originally Posted By: sirquack
yup, but it is a bit difficult to compete with Axiom selling new V2's for as cheap as they are ($100-200 range) with warranty. I'm not going to give a speaker away. The auction site was a great idea, but appears to benefit just Axiom in my opinion and does not give folks a good alternative to sell used equipment.

To me it would have been better for them to keep the Factory Outlet seperate and use the auction site for customers who have requested for many years to have such a site.


I have to agree here. It would be nice to upgrade but not at the expense of giving your speakers away.


Rick


"A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity." Sigmund Freud

Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6

Moderated by  alan, Amie, Andrew, axiomadmin, Brent, Debbie, Ian, Jc 

Link Copied to Clipboard

Need Help Graphic

Forum Statistics
Forums16
Topics24,358
Posts431,576
Members15,414
Most Online2,082
Jan 22nd, 2020
Top Posters
Ken.C 18,044
pmbuko 16,437
SirQuack 13,680
CV 11,795
MarkSJohnson 11,445
Who's Online Now
1 members (CV), 135 guests, and 4 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newsletter Signup
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4