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#376629 - 05/19/12 04:20 PM VP-180 is phenomenal
VoicOfReason Offline
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I'll make this short and sweet. I owned a VP-150 for a few years. Recently I upgraded to the VP-160. I noticed a little bit of a tin-can sound. Perhaps just my room, placement, or level issue. So, I decided it would't hurt to try out the VP-180. I have 2 M80's after all, already.

After now trying out the VP-180 alongside my M80V3's, I'm never going back. The VP-180 is phenomenal! Paired with the M80's, it gives a big soundstage. In a word, it just sounds more complete compared to the VP-160, and especially the VP-150. The only thing I like a little bit more about the VP-160 is that dialogue sounds like it is coming from a central point (which it is). But, I also love how much more dynamic the 180 is compared to the 160. The 160 put out good volume, was crisp, and full. But, the 180 puts out a big powerful sound with more dynamic range, punch, and it plays nice and loud without straining. It really is like the 150 is a v4 engine, the 160 is a v6, and the 180 is a big-block v8.

I recently installed some Aura Pro bass shakers under the couch (I always used to think they were stupid, esp. since I have a big SVS sub) but now my home theatre is complete and breathtaking.

Thanks Axiom!
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#376630 - 05/19/12 04:42 PM Re: VP-180 is phenomenal [Re: VoicOfReason]
dakkon Offline
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Originally Posted By: VoicOfReason
It really is like the 150 is a v4 engine, the 160 is a v6, and the 180 is a big-block v8.



MmmmMM, a car analogy... i like using them as well :~)

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#376631 - 05/19/12 05:36 PM Re: VP-180 is phenomenal [Re: VoicOfReason]
J. B. Offline
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the VP180 is the perfect match.

good listening to you! :-)
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#376634 - 05/19/12 06:08 PM Re: VP-180 is phenomenal [Re: VoicOfReason]
Gary Vose Sr Offline
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VAAAROOOM, VAAAROOOM


I'm Glad your happy after comparing both of them in your room.
I ordered a VP-180 as part of my layaway package, can hardly wait until Fall. Who knows, maybe Ian has a v10 big block center channel in the works, to go along with the new speakers.
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#376635 - 05/19/12 06:12 PM Re: VP-180 is phenomenal [Re: VoicOfReason]
Lampshade Offline
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I think the best part of this story is that you got exactly what you wanted.


And someone else can get exactly what they want in the 160.
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#376640 - 05/19/12 07:48 PM Re: VP-180 is phenomenal [Re: Lampshade]
VoicOfReason Offline
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Loc: Northwest Arkansas
Originally Posted By: Lampshade
I think the best part of this story is that you got exactly what you wanted.


And someone else can get exactly what they want in the 160.


Yeah, I'm not knocking the VP-160. I'm just loving the VP-180. smile
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#376667 - 05/20/12 12:03 PM Re: VP-180 is phenomenal [Re: Gary Vose Sr]
michael_d Offline
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Originally Posted By: Gary Vose Sr
VAAAROOOM, VAAAROOOM
Who knows, maybe Ian has a v10 big block center channel in the works, to go along with the new speakers.


God I hope not, unless maybe a flat plane crank V10. One reason I do not own a viper is because I detest the sound of a cross plane crank V10.
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#376670 - 05/20/12 01:36 PM Re: VP-180 is phenomenal [Re: michael_d]
Gary Vose Sr Offline
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God I hope not, unless maybe a flat plane crank V10. One reason I do not own a viper is because I detest the sound of a cross plane crank V10.

Hi michael d

If Ian were to offer up a new v10 big block center channel, I know the sound would be OOOO SO SWEET. Because he would have all those mufflers aligned just right.
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#376675 - 05/20/12 02:19 PM Re: VP-180 is phenomenal [Re: VoicOfReason]
ghost271 Offline
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Registered: 03/12/09
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Thank you so much for the write up. I was leaning heavily towards the 180 and you've sealed the deal for me. If it WOWs me as much as it has others moving up from the 150, I dont think i'll be sending it back after the 30 days. Now i have to decide which i want more. A 3D projector or the 180......
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#376835 - 05/22/12 07:59 PM Re: VP-180 is phenomenal [Re: VoicOfReason]
SRoode Offline
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Loc: Fishers, Indiana, USA
Buy it. My VP150 has been sitting in my closet since I got my VP180.
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