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#410558 - 03/01/15 09:05 PM Re: Vp 180 center [Re: theskins]
TroyD Offline
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HK is ok, not overly powerful. I bought a Anthem MCA50 last week and made a big difference.
but overall it is good for the price.
Yes, if it was real wood then probably is reasonable, but that is Boston vinyl. And for $150 more can get a 5 yr warranty at Axiom. I think that's the better deal.
The M2's are older haven't really used them
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#410561 - 03/01/15 10:35 PM Re: Vp 180 center [Re: TroyD]
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If your getting back into surround ,I'll have a vp150 next month if your interested ....if so maybe we can work out a trade of some sort?
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#410570 - 03/02/15 10:35 AM Re: Vp 180 center [Re: theskins]
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I have to bring it to the city tomorrow night as someone wants to check it out. If they don't buy it which not sure he really does, sure we can work something out. The VP will get me by
until I decide what I am going to do for a speaker setup in the movie room.
I am just still not convinced that these M80's are what I need for movies in a room 11.5x17x8.
I think if I am having them set to small and crossing over at 60hrz I may as well go with Bookshlefs and dual or quad subs.
Music wise well I like the M80's but I am 90% movies and 10% music
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#410580 - 03/02/15 04:21 PM Re: Vp 180 center [Re: theskins]
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It's hard to say... I have M60 mains in the HT and occasionally swap in M2's when doing demos. I'm always amazed how good the system sounds with M2 mains and a couple of big subwoofers, but pretty much everyone other than me says there's no comparison between the two and that the M60's sound much much better. I set the cross over to 100 Hz when switching between M60 and M2 so guessing the difference is distortion level rather than frequency response.
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#410586 - 03/02/15 07:38 PM Re: Vp 180 center [Re: TroyD]
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How long have you had the M80's? I'm about 60% movies/gaming & 40% music (2.1 and 5.1) and love the M80's........but with only 10% music as you said and your room size I would think M22's as fronts with a couple nice subs might be nice as well.....but then what do u do with the 80's?... Trade up program at axiom.....what version are they?
If your not sure if you want to build around the 80's as your front soundstage in your home theatre, your more than welcome some weekend to demo my theatre..which is still a work in progress


Edited by theskins (03/02/15 07:40 PM)
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#410591 - 03/02/15 08:54 PM Re: Vp 180 center [Re: theskins]
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They are ver.3 in HG Cherry.
I have had them for about year half.
Only thing I can trade up to is M80 V4 or HP or the M100 etc.
I've owned the M22 and HK 750's and they were loud enough for that size room.
I will probably end up keeping the M80's for listening to music and the HK 3490 just need fond a MCA20 now.

Bridgman
Not sure about the distortion. That would have to be quite overly comfortable loud. If I had say the M22 and two or three EP500 ,do you really think they would distort ?
I am running a MCA50 as a three channel ext. amp
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#410599 - 03/03/15 05:15 AM Re: Vp 180 center [Re: TroyD]
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[quote=TroyD]They are ver.3 in HG Cherry.
I have had them for about year half.
Only thing I can trade up to is M80 V4 or HP or the M100 etc.
I've owned the M22 and HK 750's and they were loud enough for that size room

I now realize that's why it's called trade up ( not down).......
Have you heard QS surrounds yet?
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#410604 - 03/03/15 11:39 AM Re: Vp 180 center [Re: TroyD]
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Originally Posted By: TroyD
They are ver.3 in HG Cherry.
I have had them for about year half.
Only thing I can trade up to is M80 V4 or HP or the M100 etc.
I've owned the M22 and HK 750's and they were loud enough for that size room.
I will probably end up keeping the M80's for listening to music and the HK 3490 just need fond a MCA20 now.

Bridgman
Not sure about the distortion. That would have to be quite overly comfortable loud. If I had say the M22 and two or three EP500 ,do you really think they would distort ?
I am running a MCA50 as a three channel ext. amp


That should be " I need to find a MCA20
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#410605 - 03/03/15 11:41 AM Re: Vp 180 center [Re: theskins]
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Yes, I use to own the QS8 Ver. 1 years ago.

Like them and probably going to get them for my rears again.
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#410607 - 03/03/15 01:47 PM Re: Vp 180 center [Re: TroyD]
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Originally Posted By: TroyD
Bridgman
Not sure about the distortion. That would have to be quite overly comfortable loud. If I had say the M22 and two or three EP500 ,do you really think they would distort ?
I am running a MCA50 as a three channel ext. amp

It all depends on listening levels. In fairness to the M2s, the test video we were using was the helicopter crash scene from the first Matrix movie (the equivalent of Darla Tap for mains & center channel) at "show off the system" levels, so yeah it's likely there was some distortion on the M2s. Also M22s will go a bit louder than M2s without distorting.


Edited by bridgman (03/03/15 01:47 PM)
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