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A couple pics: VP160 with stand
#365709 02/04/12 02:07 PM
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Real wood, cherry, bordeaux stain, semi-gloss finish.

I have not had time to calibrate it. I simply moved the M22's out of the way and plugged it in. I checked speaker SPL level, and it was right where the M22's were, so I did not change it. It seams to play with the VP150 OK, but time will tell. Too soon to speak much to the speaker's performance. We watched a movie last night, and I feel as if dialog is improved, but again, too soon to say much.

The stand is surprisingly stable. It's all aluminum construction. Nicely coated and easy enough to put together a caveman can do it (obviously, as I was successful).









Re: A couple pics: VP160 with stand
michael_d #365712 02/04/12 02:25 PM
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that is one awesome looking setup..


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michael_d #365715 02/04/12 02:43 PM
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Looks good Mike.


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michael_d #365717 02/04/12 02:59 PM
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WOW !!!

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michael_d #365718 02/04/12 03:13 PM
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Looks great Mike, awesome setup!


What size screen do you have?


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michael_d #365719 02/04/12 03:29 PM
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Yeah, I'm jealous.

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michael_d #365725 02/04/12 05:31 PM
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Very nice Michael!


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michael_d #365730 02/04/12 07:52 PM
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That's a really nice finish.


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michael_d #365734 02/04/12 09:13 PM
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Thanks!! I'm quite happy with the set up. But I think I need a few more speakers.....lol

The M22's will more than likely get moved forward a bit and used as wide speakers. I'm afraid the M80's have to go and be replaced with M60's. As you can see, the M80's do obstruct some of the screen when in 2.35 mode. Also, I can move them closer to the screen wall, whereas the M80's tend to like where they are and do not sound quite right if moved back to the screen wall.

After Charles was asking about wood finishes when using a OH projector, I figured it might be helpful to post the pics. The darker stain and semi-gloss seams like a good compromise. I would have preferred rosewood in a piano finish and think they are beautiful, but the premium cost would be somewhat wasteful seeing how dark the room is, and the finish would be too reflective. I do get minor reflection, but it's not noticeable.

I'm looking forward to playing around a bit with the VP160 and getting it dialed in. I may end up pulling the upper 150 out of the room, as the 160 seams to be quite adequate on its own.

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michael_d #365742 02/04/12 09:53 PM
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Michael, since getting my VP-180 i have no desire to get a second center... i know the 180 is larger than the 160, but i dont think they are too far off... and both are MUCH bigger than the 150's.. Your room looks wonderful.

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