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#367912 - 02/25/12 12:30 PM vp 160 vs vp180
markdar98 Offline
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Registered: 09/12/11
Posts: 19
Loc: Illinois
Hey guys, I am looking to upgrade from my vp 150 to a vp180 but I'm not sure if cost/improvement will be worth it, or just go to a vp 160? Any feedback will be appreciated. My mains are m80ti's.


Edited by markdar98 (02/25/12 12:31 PM)

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#367915 - 02/25/12 12:45 PM Re: vp 160 vs vp180 [Re: markdar98]
dakkon Offline
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Registered: 02/08/04
Posts: 1851
simple answer to your question.. HELL YES IT IS WORTH IT....


I went from a 150 to a VP180.. comparing the two, would be like taking a knife to a bazooka fight...

The 180 is on the bottom.




I have M60ti's with the 180, and would not want anything else....


Edited by dakkon (02/25/12 12:46 PM)

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#367934 - 02/25/12 02:05 PM Re: vp 160 vs vp180 [Re: markdar98]
jakewash Offline
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Registered: 12/26/03
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Loc: Calgary, Alberta
The upgrade form VP150 to either of the BIG centers is well worth it. I had the VP100v1, VP150v2 and I have heard both VP160 and VP180 and they both sound great wih the M80s. The VP160 doesn't hit quite as low and maybe not quite as hard as the 180(nit picking on these 2 points), nor can it handle the 700W the VP180 can take but the 160 can handle more than enough power for all but the largest of HT's. Where the 160 betters the 180 is off axis listening, to me it came down to this feature, so I went with the 160, if all my seating was directly in front of the screen I would have gone with the 180.
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#367937 - 02/25/12 02:10 PM Re: vp 160 vs vp180 [Re: markdar98]
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6776
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

I also have the M80tis and I just got the VP160 going from the 150. I think the change is pretty huge. I'm also in IL and open for an audition if you would like.
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#367938 - 02/25/12 02:25 PM Re: vp 160 vs vp180 [Re: Wid]
markdar98 Offline
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Registered: 09/12/11
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Loc: Illinois
Thanks, near Quincy?

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#367939 - 02/25/12 02:32 PM Re: vp 160 vs vp180 [Re: markdar98]
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
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Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

No, I'm quite a bit north in Wilmington.
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#367940 - 02/25/12 02:37 PM Re: vp 160 vs vp180 [Re: markdar98]
DarkPathSignal Offline
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Registered: 11/08/05
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Loc: Holbrook, MA
Dak,
that first picture is amazingly informative.
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#367941 - 02/25/12 03:22 PM Re: vp 160 vs vp180 [Re: markdar98]
nickbuol Offline
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Registered: 09/16/04
Posts: 5006
Loc: Marion, IA
Here are some pictures of my VP180 when it arrived. I posted these back in September, but figured it would be easier to add them here, than for people to go to that link.

I compared it to my VP150 and M60 fronts...

The box...


VP180 vs VP150 size...


Another view...


Next to the M60 fronts...


Next to M60s again with grills off...


Lastly, top down size comparison with the M60s on the left and the VP180 on the right.


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#367945 - 02/25/12 04:41 PM Re: vp 160 vs vp180 [Re: DarkPathSignal]
dakkon Offline
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Registered: 02/08/04
Posts: 1851
Originally Posted By: Lampshade
Dak,
that first picture is amazingly informative.


When i unpacked the 180, my initial response was HoLy CrAp, This thing is Huge. When i got mine, there weren't really any side by side photos for people to visualize the size difference between the 2 speakers....

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#367955 - 02/25/12 07:58 PM Re: vp 160 vs vp180 [Re: dakkon]
SBrown Offline
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Registered: 11/16/10
Posts: 890
Loc: Victoria,BC
The 160 ain't no slouch, probably sound better in alot of situations compared to the elder brother.

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