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VP180 Inverted
#401565 03/02/14 05:42 AM
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Guys, I ordered the VP180 regular version, but probably should have ordered the inverted option. I have the speaker underneath the TV and placed it "upside down" on a low shelf so it aims more toward the listeners. Obviously I am not using the feet since the holes for those are now on the top of the speaker.

Is there any problem in doing this? I would think not since the speaker placement is symmetrical whether or not you have it right-side up or upside down, but wanted to make sure everyone agreed with that reasoning. The only negative I could come up with is that the finish might get scratched sitting directly on the shelf, but not a big deal to me since I am never moving this thing again!

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Re: VP180 Inverted
txfeinbergs #401567 03/02/14 06:37 AM
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I'm pretty sure the only difference is the holes for the feet. You're good.


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Re: VP180 Inverted
txfeinbergs #401568 03/02/14 06:53 AM
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The tweeter might be directional and may need to be flipped too.
There was a video showing it getting changed on a VP100.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfxcCKC_FoY&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Not sure if its relevant.

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Re: VP180 Inverted
brwsaw #401569 03/02/14 07:44 AM
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Yes, I was rather curious about that demonstration by Debbie when it first appeared a couple years ago. The symmetrical arrangement of the drivers would appear to indicate that the tweeter had no actual "upside down"(the Axiom logo might be, but that wouldn't influence performance, of course, as Ian pointed out).


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txfeinbergs #401573 03/02/14 04:10 PM
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That is interesting. Can someone from Axiom comment on whether the tweeter needs to be inverted? I hope not as I really don't want to have to open up the speaker. Thanks for everyone that responded.

Re: VP180 Inverted
txfeinbergs #401574 03/02/14 04:14 PM
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I'm almost certain that it was just to fix the logo orientation on the tweeter.


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txfeinbergs #401575 03/02/14 05:13 PM
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Ok, that makes sense. Now I just need to get my M60 to M80 trade-up approval confirmed before they increase the price of the M80's to v4 pricing. smile

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Makes sense





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