We got moved into the new house yesterday and got some furniture set up. LOTS of unlacking To do but we made pretty good Progress yestderday. Regarding my new monsterous center channel: it's a tight fit but the vp180 just BARELY fits into m tv stand. Tv stand is open on the back expect a thin spot at the center so the middle rear port is about 2-3 inches from this piece. Nothing blocks the other two ports at all. Plan is still to add a wall mounted plasma and put vp180 on axiom stand (pricey but I like the look).
Vp180 was from auction and I can't find a single flaw. However, the finish doesn't perfectly match my m80's from 4 years ago. The vp180 ha More wood grain texture and all black with no grayish silver highlights. I thought they had changed the finish but when I inquired they said it would be the same as my old speakers. No worries here though as it's not really noticeable at distance, and I would have bought through auction anyway to save $$$.