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Re: Sneak Peak: VP160 Prototype
Amie #355585 09/27/11 04:48 AM
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Looks great. Like everyone else, wondering if it's possible to reduce the height a bit without pushing the drivers too close to the tapered edges and making it unmanufacturable.

I tried doodling up something where the tapered edges were at left and right rather than top and bottom but then you end up with long vinyl seams.

Anyways, thanks very much for giving us an early look.


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Re: Sneak Peak: VP160 Prototype
bridgman #355594 09/27/11 12:03 PM
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What about putting the tweeter and mid range beside each other?

W-M-T-W

I also like the idea earlier of W-M-T-M-W, if the extra mid didn't color the sound. I know it'd add to the cost a bit. Maybe $600 instead of $540. But I think people would like it better.

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Re: Sneak Peak: VP160 Prototype
CatBrat #355596 09/27/11 12:05 PM
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heh... and do the HORRIBLENESS of a straight line center again? But that would be WRONG!


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Re: Sneak Peak: VP160 Prototype
Ken.C #355597 09/27/11 12:44 PM
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I don't think my VP180 is HORRIBLE, but I agree, no point of doing that.


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Re: Sneak Peak: VP160 Prototype
JohnK #355600 09/27/11 12:55 PM
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I think the proportions would look a little better, to my eye at least, IF it was a little wider, perhaps providing room for ports at either end.

Then again a lot of centers are not ported, reason being?

Regardless of my nitpicking this will be another reason to drive north.


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Re: Sneak Peak: VP160 Prototype
FordPrefect #355601 09/27/11 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted By: FordPrefect
Then again a lot of centers are not ported, reason being?

Hi Wayne:
I'm guessing it has to do with how often they are "fitted" into a TV stand.


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Re: Sneak Peak: VP160 Prototype
Ian #355602 09/27/11 01:35 PM
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Sorry i really don't like the apparence,
They looks like teenager project made in a basement in the 80's.

how about having a longer & slimmer shape to be more friendly with flat screen set-up ?

I think there is a propostion H&W problem, less height & wider could help ?

But I'm volunter to test a Beta unit a home (for free ). wink



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Re: Sneak Peak: VP160 Prototype
MarkSJohnson #355603 09/27/11 01:40 PM
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How many ports does this speaker have and where are they located?

Anywho, I have no issues about it's height whatsoever. If you want or your room needs a shorter center they already provide so many other options like the VP150, VP180 or VP100. Speaker design is all about trade-offs and you can't have everything. This sort of horizontal driver complement has the ability to offer so many benefits. Hopefully all this will be realized in the testing phase. My advice if it sounds the best don't worry about the dimensions, you already have 3 centers which would fit other placement needs. I love the idea you guys are playing with this.





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Re: Sneak Peak: VP160 Prototype
BlueJays1 #355604 09/27/11 01:45 PM
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Like BlueJays said, it's all about compromise. If you want longer and slimmer, there's the 150 or the on-walls. This one's for the freaks who want an WT/MW design. wink


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Re: Sneak Peak: VP160 Prototype
Chevy #355605 09/27/11 01:50 PM
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Folks, I wouldn't make final judgments on the appearance based on these photos. Those are not the best photos (no offense meant to the photographer). It is difficult for me to tell if the top front edge is a straight bevel or a notch. I assume it is a bevel but it looks like a notch due to reflections.

I, for one, am thrilled to see Axiom making a W T/M W center channel. Another option for the customer. If it is not for you, you still have several other Axiom options that should satisfy.

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