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Flipping center over question...
#364635 01/24/12 02:14 AM
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Many of us have discussed for years about flipping the VP150 or VP100 over to angle upward towards the listener. This comes in handy when you have to place the speaker below a TV, for example. I was just watching a recent video on Youtube from Debbie at Axiom showing this benefit, based on the angled cabinet design. But, she then flipped the tweeter driver over as well using a cordless screwdriver.

I know there is an issue with dispersion when using a vertical speaker in a horizontal application, or vice versa. However, if you flip the speaker 180deg, I don't see the purpose of rotating the tweeter.

My previous 150, and current 100 have been used for years and sound fantastic without rotating the tweeter?


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SirQuack #364640 01/24/12 02:31 AM
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I did not look but maybe to keep the logo right side up?


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Re: Flipping center over question...
SirQuack #364642 01/24/12 02:38 AM
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I saw that video earlier too, Randy. It perplexed me when the tweeter was rotated 180 degrees. I would like to know the reasoning for this also.


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Ya_basta #364643 01/24/12 02:40 AM
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SirQuack #364646 01/24/12 03:41 AM
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Okay, Randy; I watched the video and Debbie commented that the tweeter was "upside-down". Axiom doesn't show the vertical dispersion of the tweeter above and below axis in its "normal" position. Measurements of some other speakers show that the tweeters in certain speakers have better vertical dispersion either above or below axis and this would indicate that, for example, listening below the tweeter axis(if dispersion was better above axis)wouldn't be the best idea.

Since Axiom took the trouble to suggest actually flipping the tweeter around, it might be a fair guess that the upward dispersion measures significantly better that way.


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JohnK #364657 01/24/12 11:48 AM
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Hmmm, ok thanks John, it does seem to indicate that...Before I go about flipping my tweets over that have been like this for years, I need Axiom to confirm. smile


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SirQuack #364658 01/24/12 12:55 PM
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I'll bet it's just so the word Axiom is right side up again.

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I'm with Cat.


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Ken.C #364702 01/25/12 01:15 AM
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But then she puts the grill back on, so you can't see that anyway, hmmm.


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Re: Flipping center over question...
SirQuack #364748 01/25/12 03:14 PM
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Just flipped over for people who don't have the grille on and want the logo rightside up. You got it! The grille went back on at the end just to finish the video up nicely smile

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