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Need help - Placing VP180
#353275 08/18/11 05:55 PM
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Hi all,
I am a recent Axiom owner. Recently I drove from Philadelphia to Axiom factory at Dwight. I was lucky to meet Ian Colquhoun, the president of the company. But more than that, I met one of the nicest people one can come across, as well the nicest speakers I have ever listened to. Could not resist but bought two M80s, four QS8s and one VP180.
My issue is, I have a 52 inch LCD, seating on a TV stand. The shelf under the TV is not high enough to hold VP180. I do not want to spend another $300 to buy a TV stand with built in mount. I was trying to make a shelf on top of the TV, and put VP 180 there. Unfortunately, I could not find any stud. Do you think I can use drywall pins to hold 16 inches shelve brackets (3 in number, 12 inches apart), to hold the shelf and then place VP 180 on top? I am just worried, as it is pretty heavy. Any idea will be appreciated. Sincerely, Dip

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Dip #353277 08/18/11 06:39 PM
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Welcome, Dip!
We had an Axiom owner get-together last Fall, and yes, Ian's a great guy!

Years ago, I built this to "float" my VP150 over my DLP TV. I wouldn't dare trust a VP180 on there as it is, but maybe some modifications (i.e., "four legs" instead of two) might work for you?







I wouldn't trust a shelf that wasn't in the studs. That VP18- would be front heavy and, I believe, likely pull any mount out of the drywall. Maybe a wall-mounted shelf with two front "legs" resting on the TV stand to support the front?


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MarkSJohnson #353280 08/18/11 07:21 PM
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Have you tried gently driving some longish thin nails into the wall to find the studs? Thin nails won't leave big holes.

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CatBrat #353290 08/19/11 12:40 AM
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not sure I would try drywall anchors for this beast, did you use a stud finder? Unless you could find 2to3 studs I would be a little concerned.


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Dip #353293 08/19/11 01:24 AM
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Dip, welcome. Driving from Philadelphia to Axiom certainly demonstrated your enthusiasm for great sound. You picked a great set of speakers. Enjoy.


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JohnK #353327 08/19/11 06:50 PM
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Is there a reason why you can't mount the TV on the wall and use the TV stand to hold the VP180 (that's the way I have it)


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Re: Need help - Placing VP180
bdpf #353330 08/19/11 07:18 PM
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Good thought, Bruno! I should have thought of that too....considering that's what my plan is for my next upgrade!


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MarkSJohnson #353451 08/22/11 11:23 AM
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Nice looking stand, Mark. Your woodworking skills never fail to amaze me.

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davidsch #353459 08/22/11 12:41 PM
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Thanks, David, but my woodworking is strictly utilitarian. There are many here who put my stuff to shame!


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