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In-Cabinet VP160
#365928 02/06/12 11:57 PM
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It's a little different than I pictured it. I was expecting the same metal cabinet as the VP180. Instead, as a surprise, it's all made out of wood, and painted black. Interesting. Here's some pictures of the in-cabinet model.

This is one time I wished I had a 2 wheeler handy. I wimped out and drug it across the floor and up the stairs.















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CatBrat #365929 02/07/12 12:09 AM
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Wow, that looks really nice. I am surprised that even the in-cabinet part looks nicely finished. Looking forward to seeing how it looks installed and your listening impressions. You must really have that 'wall of sound' effect with your front setup.

Oh yeah, don't forget to remove the cat before installation! wink

Cheers,

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Re: In-Cabinet VP160
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I tried to set Mains to small and Center to Large, but MCACC wouldn't let me, so I have them all set to Small with a 50hz crossover.

The first thing I'm playing is Police, Certifiable, because I never was satisfied with the bass. Now I can hear much more detail in the mid to upper bass that I felt was missing before. And when low notes are hit for an extended period for effect, it's sounds amazing.





Notice that it's the box that isn't square.

Re: In-Cabinet VP160
CatBrat #365933 02/07/12 01:15 AM
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crap, I hope your wall cavity is thick enough, that is crazy.


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Wall cavity is plenty big. It's between 2 floors, sort of, and is a vacant cavity above the furnace area, near the heating ducts. From prior measurements, it should be an exact fit.

Possibility it might stick out a fraction of an inch. If that's the case, I'll just fill it in with some small wood painted black.

My next step is to cut the hole, carefully, there's not a lot of room for error. Then build a shelf for it to rest on. There is good access from the rear side right now. With this finished wood surface, it looks like I need to line the top of the shelf with something that won't scuff it up.

Re: In-Cabinet VP160
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looking forward to pics, should sound awesome.


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Better leave room for a bigger TV!

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There's a 37 inch there now. About 2 years old. The biggest that will fit that spot good is a 47 inch tv. It's on my buy list. Been looking at a 47 inch Visio LCD for $700 at Target. Visio is underrated.

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SirQuack #365939 02/07/12 02:11 AM
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If I were a VP 100/150 I would find the VP160, well, intimidating.




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Should be a fun install and keep the clean look


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