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VP160 or VP180 for my M80
#396377 08/25/13 01:27 AM
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SO just wonderingif the VP160 is a good centre for the M80. room is 12x19x7 and I am sitting about 11 ft from the front.

I see Jakewash has a vp160 with his M80

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Re: VP160 or VP180 for my M80
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Sure it is Troy, and the vertical T/M configuration helps provide a wide horizontal dispersion. Note that the Axiom product page for the VP160 states that the VP160 "...is the best center channel speaker for our award-winning M60 floor standing speakers as well as any other speakers in our tower lineup".


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Re: VP160 or VP180 for my M80
TroyD #396415 08/26/13 01:14 AM
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Yeh, I am sure it is.
yes, I see that one the VP160 page but, if I remember correctly the VP160 came out before the 180 and they don't update there pages a lot,

my theatre room is basically me centred and 11ft away I will have 4.75ft behind me the the rear wall.
NO one else matters because after my daughter moves on to University there is no one wink

Just wasn't sure if I should go woth the 180 or 160


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Re: VP160 or VP180 for my M80
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I would look at your front wall situation (width, height, ex.) and compare to the dimensions of each center. Go with what meets your budget and looks pleasing in the room. I think either are great options, since you already have m80's, maybe that will determine what works. I suppose the 180 is more of a match to 80s, but that is just a hunch. I love my 180, but never heard a 160. My front wall is 15ft wide if that helps. I am using Axiom's 180 stand below my screen.


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Re: VP160 or VP180 for my M80
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No, the VP160 is the later model.


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Re: VP160 or VP180 for my M80
TroyD #396453 08/26/13 07:50 PM
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My front wall is 11.75w x 7.75h.
I will have a 64" Plasma TV. I sit 10-11ft away from the front, Anything bigger is just too big, I think.

I am just wondering, because the Receiver I have has the M80 set to Small 60hz crossover.


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Re: VP160 or VP180 for my M80
TroyD #396667 08/30/13 02:24 PM
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With your receiver set to small you likely don't benefit from the additional LF available on the m80/vp180. Unless you plan to experiment with changing it just get the vp160.

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that's what I was thinking also cohesion.

pretty well pointless to go the extra for the VP180 when I am not going to be able to utilize the extra LF.

Kinda thinking I may just leave the M80's upstairs and rethink this home theatre situation. A nice Martin Logan decent would make a perfect 2.1 music only system

M60's, VP160, and dual subs. But, now I am back to thinking if I am not going to be using information below 80hz or 60hz with my mains I may as well go back to a great quality bookshelf system and dual subs.


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Re: VP160 or VP180 for my M80
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M22s + 2 Velo 10" subs as stands work perfectly for me in my HT.

More capable subs would even be better but I feel no need for that in my medium sized room...

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Re: VP160 or VP180 for my M80
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If you are cranking up the system to reference levels(with m80s and qs8s), is it worth it to go for the vp180 based on the wattage alone? I see it says the vp160 is 200 watts and is 6 or 8 ohm.

I guess my line of thinking is that if my mains are 400 watt and my rears are 400 watt, shouldnt my center...ideally...be too?

I understand how sensitive the speakers are. I'm just hypotheticall asking, in a perfect world, isnt the vp180 a better match?


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