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FMS-180 stand came in
#363612 01/13/12 03:30 AM
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Well, I received my FMS-180 stand today. The stand was just a tad taller then expected, even after ordering a custom height. I needed to leave the rubber feet off to allow a little room to pull my tv out further from the wall during 3-d movies. After talking with axiom, i was under the impression that you simply add 1" to the custom height you enter to account for the rubber feet. Either they accidentally sent me the standard stand or the custom height is for the legs only, not the base, and you need to add about an inch to the base and an inch for the feet. Assembled, my stand is 16" without the rubber feet, which was the height I told them I needed it WITH the rubber feet on.

In any event, I'm. It terribly worried about it, just thought that ordering a custom height was confusing.

My vp180 sounds much better being up higher. I've never had a center channel this high before and it really makes a much larger difference than I realized. Dialogue is clearer for sure!

Photos attached (I still have some wire management to do)












-David
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terzaghi #363620 01/13/12 06:28 AM
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Looks good and it looks to be a little lower than I have my VP160. I believe the ideal would be to have the center right at ear height.


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jakewash #363625 01/13/12 11:13 AM
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Looks perfect, David!


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MarkSJohnson #363626 01/13/12 12:03 PM
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Can't you just raise the TV up a bit, I assume it is attached to some bracket which should have many mounting holes, or just raise the bracket up a bit on the wall?


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SirQuack #363627 01/13/12 12:17 PM
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Yeah, I placed my TV so that my eyes are at about the lower 1/3rd of the screen or so. My old TV was smaller and sat (even lower) so I didn't want to place it so high that I had to look up to watch it. I have a little room for adjustment on the TV mount but didn't have anyone around to help me... I may raise the TV a bit and add the rubber feet onto my stand.


-David
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terzaghi #363638 01/13/12 01:57 PM
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For my 10ft wide screen the front row people are at about the bottom of the screen and second row at 1/3, works nice.


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SirQuack #363729 01/14/12 07:01 AM
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I raised my tv up a few inches by adjusting the mounting bracket on the back of the TV. I was able to put the rubber feet on the vp180 stand and now I could even raise it a couple of inches higher....


-David
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terzaghi #363740 01/14/12 04:07 PM
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Looks good

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SBrown #363778 01/15/12 12:52 AM
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David, do you have any "before" photos? so that we can see the hight difference between the new stand and the old one?

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dakkon #363786 01/15/12 03:11 AM
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old stand:



New stand: (I have raised the TV a few inches and also put the rubber feet on the VP180 stand since the first photo in this thread.) I added some spacers on the feet to raise the vp180 a even a bit more and angled it slightly up:




Also, I spent some time in the attic today and did a couple of wall fishes to run my sub cable from behind the TV to the back corner of my room.





My vp150 was on that same low shelf for the last 4+ years that I have had my axioms. Going from having the vp150 as low as it was to where the vp180 is now is a world of difference. I have no desire to place it any higher as it sounds amazing. Hell, it sounded good even on the lower stand.

Now I need a sub to fill that hole on my front wall...


-David
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