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Question for M60 owners that upgraded to M80s
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I would like to hear from anyone that has had M60s and a VP150 and upgraded to M80s and a VP180. Was it a big difference? My speakers are version 2, so would also be going up to the version 4s.My system also has the QS8 surrounds. Thank you for any input!!

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I have my M60s, but I did go from a VP150 to a VP180 center channel. It was an amazing upgrade. I did that a couple of months before the VP160 came out. A number of people will argue that the woofer/mid/tweeter layout of the VP160 is superior to all of the other Axiom center channels, so don't discount it from the mix, even if you end up with M80 fronts.


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nickbuol #406202 07/16/14 02:11 PM
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Thanks for replying Nickbuol! You have got me thinking that my M60s may be enough for my room size and that what I need is to upgrade the center! I really do believe that if I upgraded the center speaker that I would be happy with my system. Now to decide between the VP160 or the VP180! Any thoughts from anyone? Thank you!

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cfarms #406203 07/16/14 02:42 PM
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I have no experience whatsoever with the VP180, but will say that I experienced a substantial positive chance when I went up from a VP150 to a VP160 in my system (M60 mains).

Oftentimes, the decision between a 180 or a 160 might come down to how much room you have. I have room for the 180 in my setup, but am 100% glad I made the choice with the 160.


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Thanks Mark! Sounds very positive for the 160!! How big is your listening room?

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cfarms #406205 07/16/14 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted By: cfarms
Thanks for replying Nickbuol! You have got me thinking that my M60s may be enough for my room size and that what I need is to upgrade the center! I really do believe that if I upgraded the center speaker that I would be happy with my system. Now to decide between the VP160 or the VP180! Any thoughts from anyone? Thank you!


Back about a year ago I moved from a VP160 to VP180 for no other reason than the fact that I got a good trade in value for the 160 plus Axiom had a sale on custom finishes so I purchased a custom high gloss black finish 180. I also had a VP150 previously and I can say beyond any shadow of doubt the upgrade from the 150 to the 160 was much more significant than moving from the 160 to the 180. Both of the latter are large full-range speakers with slightly different speaker configurations. The VP160 has the vertical array of tweeter over mid-range which according to the "experts" gives this set-up slightly better wide angle dispersion than the VP180 and my SPL meter measurements would tend to confirm those thoughts, however, realistically, no matter what other speakers you have, you can't go wrong with either. It is just a matter of space, weight and personal preference.

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cfarms #406206 07/16/14 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted By: cfarms
How big is your listening room?

You're going to make me say it, aren't you?

It's 13' X 13' square. Yes, it's an acoustical nightmare, and no one here lets me forget it! smile


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cfarms #406207 07/16/14 04:36 PM
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Not only that, it is very unlucky - especially on Fridays...

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cfarms #406208 07/16/14 05:51 PM
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My .02 for anyone that might be thinking about this, is, a VP160 goes very well with an M22 setup also.

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Yup, I have the M22/VP160 setup as well...

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