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#365340 - 01/31/12 09:24 PM VP160 Placement Advice
Bayne Offline
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I just received my VP160 today. Below is a photo of it and my VP150 sitting in my home theatre renovation disaster zone for comparison. The metal brackets on the wall represent the top and bottom of my 118 inch screen. I was planning to leave VP160 on the floor and tilt it up a bit, but now that I see it, I'm wondering if it might be too far below the bottom of the screen so the sound will be disjointed from the image. When completed in about a month, the room will have black carpet and a dozen acoustic tiles to keep any reflections to a minimum. The VP150 sounded fine at its height. Do you think it would be best to buy an FMS-160, or is there a chance the VP160 will sound just fine on the floor?


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#365341 - 01/31/12 09:33 PM Re: VP160 Placement Advice [Re: Bayne]
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Bayne, sure there's a chance it'll sound fine there, especially if you tilt it back a bit. In any case, don't worry about it until you've tried various positions.
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#365342 - 01/31/12 09:39 PM Re: VP160 Placement Advice [Re: Bayne]
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Can you make a temporary stand to do your listening tests?
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#365343 - 01/31/12 09:40 PM Re: VP160 Placement Advice [Re: Bayne]
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I like the room colors.
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#365346 - 01/31/12 09:46 PM Re: VP160 Placement Advice [Re: Bayne]
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That VP160 looks like a beast next to the 150.
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#365351 - 01/31/12 10:05 PM Re: VP160 Placement Advice [Re: Bayne]
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Well, what JohnK said, but I'd be surprised if it didn't sound "better" on some kind of stand. Your existing stand won't work?
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#365353 - 01/31/12 10:08 PM Re: VP160 Placement Advice [Re: Bayne]
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Sure it could work on the floor tilted up, but unless I had a compelling reason to keep it there I would still try to place it as high as possible. By the looks of your pic, you should have a foot or so off of the floor to play with.
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#365355 - 01/31/12 10:13 PM Re: VP160 Placement Advice [Re: Bayne]
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I would try to raise it if possible. What type of screen aspect ratio are you using, that seems tall for the given wall. Maybe go with a 2.35 or smaller 16:9 screen so you can raise the center up.
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#365357 - 01/31/12 10:23 PM Re: VP160 Placement Advice [Re: Bayne]
jakewash Offline
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I would go with some sort of stand, any way you can modify the FMS the VP150 is sitting on like cutting a section off one end or the other?
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#365359 - 01/31/12 10:33 PM Re: VP160 Placement Advice [Re: Bayne]
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I remember a couple of years ago, pictures of vp150's sitting on soup cans.

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