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vp150 ok with m100s?
#406756 08/23/14 09:30 PM
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Hi everyone,I'm new to the Axiom family! Just ordered the m100's and the vp150. I can not wait to get my new speakers, waiting is killing me... Coming from polk audio set-up(rti a9s, csi a6) have dual svs sb13 ultras, denon 4308 preamp, and emotive xpa2/xpa5. I'll keep it simple, I want the the vp180, but the speaker is huge and the wife is giving me hell...
Will the vp150 sound good with the m100s? I am honestly only limited to the vp150 since the vp160 is 11.5" tall and the vp180 is almost 40" wide...
What do you guys think?? VP150 ok with the m100s?
Thanks for helping me out 60/40 music/movies (2ch music)

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Smom100s #406757 08/23/14 09:45 PM
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Welcome! well I can't comment on the M100's as I've never heard them...I have had a few different Axiom setups through the years..starting with an M60 setup and later upgraded to my current M80 setup. I used 2 different versions of the VP150 and I thought it always sounded just fine with my M60s and M80's. They have had different versions through the years and made changes to the crossovers, drivers, etc...

Maybe someone else will chime in, but I'm guessing the latest version of the 150 should do just fine for movie dialog and center duties.


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Smom100s #406758 08/23/14 10:06 PM
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thanks for the quick response!!! Appreciate the welcome smile
What I like about the vp150 is that it has the same size mids 5 1/4 and 1" tweeters as the m100. It should sound seamless across LCR, right? I don't like a lot of bass in the center channel I might add,( male voices full, not muddy..)
Are the 5 1/4" woofers and 1" tweeters the same kind that are in the m100?
If I had a dedicated HT room this wouldn't be an issue.
Also, do you guys think I will notice a big increase in SQ coming from the polks? I have plenty of power...

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Smom100s #406759 08/24/14 12:18 AM
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I think that sounds correct..once you setup your receiver correctly and adjust your crossovers, etc... you most likely will have an 80hz or so for the 150 anyway, so most bass from that channel will slope to the sub.

I would assume the newer speakers all have similar drivers V4 I believe now, at least in the standard line. I've never owned Polk, so can't really comment on that brand. I've always considered them a retail type brand you see in stores, versus direct from mft like Paradigm, Axiom, etc...

Looking forward to your results..


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I will let you know how I make out.The wait just sucks though. Thanks for your input

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Smom100s #406766 08/25/14 12:44 AM
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Personally, if you're going to spring the money for M100s, I'd go with a centre such as the VP160/180. They'd probably compliment the M100s better than the 150, imo.


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I agree with Adrian. If you could swing the 160 or 180......


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160 too tall @ 11.5" and vp180 too wide @40" . Im coming from a polk audio csi a6 center which is 24"w 8"H 14" d. Need something around that size and the vp150 fits the bill. I guess Ill try it and see how it goes.
I honestly cant imagine why it wouldnt sound better then the polk I have now. It definently will be a lot clearer with 3 mids 2 tweeters...
Another thing, im not too crazy about the 3 piece grill for the m100s. I honestly think it looks awful. Anyway to have Axiom make a one-piece like on the m80?

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Hi, Smom100s, I am also new here - I'll be interested in your experience as I am considering an Axiom setup (switching out from Boston Acoustics), but I am limited to the VP150 for size. For me, the limitation is due to the fact that the center MUST fit in a cabinet below the TV. The VP160 is too tall and the VP180 is too wide.

I'm considering going with a VP150 with M80s, but the M100s surely are nice....

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