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#410464 - 02/25/15 10:02 PM Vp 180 center
theskins Offline
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Loc: halifax nova scotia
I am looking to upgrade my current center speaker vp 150 v2 ( never been real happy with this one)to a vp 180
There is a v3 vp180 locally on kijiji for $600 like new(as described) can probably get for a little less ......There is one in B stock now for $698 V4 scratch and dent or could go for factory outlet as well for a couple of hundred more....
The rest of my current front soundstage consists of 2 M80 TI's which I still love
What would be a better match to the TI's V3 or V4 ?
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#410466 - 02/26/15 12:16 AM Re: Vp 180 center [Re: theskins]
bridgman Offline
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I'm running M60ti mains with a VP180v3 center and the match is really good.

It's hard to be sure, but based on listening reports from others I get the impression that if anything the v3 is probably a bit closer to your ti's than the v4. I'm sure either would be fine but I would be looking at the v3 if both were available.


Edited by bridgman (02/26/15 12:17 AM)
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#410470 - 02/26/15 10:20 AM Re: Vp 180 center [Re: theskins]
brwsaw Offline
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Go with the V4.
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#410471 - 02/26/15 11:23 AM Re: Vp 180 center [Re: theskins]
MatManhasgone Offline
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if you buy the v3 off kijiji then anything is wrong it's your dime to get it fixed. Spend your $100 more and your getting a certified unit from Axiom with their 2 years standing behind it.
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#410474 - 02/26/15 01:36 PM Re: Vp 180 center [Re: theskins]
nickbuol Offline
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Registered: 09/16/04
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I was just at Axiom 2 days ago. It is amazing how closely they examine things and any blemish and it doesn't go out as "regular" stock. There are stories all over here (mine included) about "scratch and dent" from Axiom and people not noticing anything wrong. On another related note, those are cosmetic blemishes (if you even see them) only, nothing performance wise.

I would go with something direct from Axiom unless you know and/or trust the seller

Oh, and you will love the jump from the 150 to the 180. I made that jump and I am glad that I did.
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#410478 - 02/26/15 01:53 PM Re: Vp 180 center [Re: theskins]
TroyD Offline
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I too also inquired about the Centre VP180. He won't go lower than $550. He is in Windsor but, the speaker is in Halifax. He also states it is real wood Cherry, however. looking at the pics closer it looks like Boston Cherry vinyl.
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#410479 - 02/26/15 03:21 PM Re: Vp 180 center [Re: TroyD]
theskins Offline
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Loc: halifax nova scotia
I said kijiji ...I meant Canuck audiomart
Yes I too noticed the pics and questioned him on real wood...he said he's not sure and can't tell.....so yeah I would say vinyl....and he is the second owner as well......
How is the HK 3490?


Edited by theskins (02/26/15 03:31 PM)
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#410485 - 02/26/15 09:26 PM Re: Vp 180 center [Re: theskins]
TroyD Offline
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Registered: 02/17/04
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Loc: Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, CA
yes, I never caught that but it was on Canuck Audio ...
looks in good shape though.
my HK it is OK I got it to stop me from buying more speakers but just picked up a Marantz. I am looking at getting a Anthem MRX someday wink
I liked the dual sub out puts
have the HK and two Axiom M2 ( i think Ti ) for sale now on kijiji.
Im just down the highway from you in Bridgewater wink
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#410494 - 02/27/15 09:40 AM Re: Vp 180 center [Re: theskins]
TroyD Offline
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Oh Crap let me re-word this mess , to a nicer mess ....
I never caught that but, it was on Canuck Audio I saw it too ...
It looks in good shape though and said hardly used and he just bought it as a substitute until the Brystons arrive. Speaker of which have you been to Glubes Sound Studio and listen to those Bryston's .....awesome ....
My HK 3490 is a good reciever,I liked the dual sub outputs. I got it to stop me from buying more speakers for a while but, just picked up a Marantz 7.1 kinda miss the surround sound. That's why I was looking at the VP180
I am looking at getting a Anthem MRX someday again
I have the HK and two Axiom M2 ( i think there Ti ) for sale now on kijiji and or the Marantz
Im just down the highway from you in Bridgewater
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#410544 - 03/01/15 01:54 PM Re: Vp 180 center [Re: TroyD]
theskins Offline
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Registered: 04/04/04
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Loc: halifax nova scotia
Haven't been to Glubes in years, may take a trip in one of these days....
Friend of mine from out of town bought the HK 3490 last year as well for his home office and didn't say he liked or disliked it....just said it was different from his older HK 2 channel amp ( not sure of model but it was about 10 plus years ago he bought it).....I was just curious what you thought of it
Is it powering your 80's?
my Bday is in April and my wife has offered to pay for the 180 ( sweet)
I think I may buy new from axiom
$550 for the used one is a little high for my liking ($400-$450 would be good/fair)...
What do you think of the M2's?
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