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#414796 - 10/04/15 12:20 PM T.V. Stand for VP180
Jeff1981 Offline
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Alright guys I'm all jammed up. I ordered a VP180 a while back. It should be here soon and I can't find a stand that will fit this monster. I need a stand that can house the 180, 2 100LB amps, a blu-ray player, a pre-amp, a PS4, and a DSP. I'm not worried about price but I need to find something soon so building it or having it built isn't really an option. The closest thing I've found to fitting the VP180 is made by Salamander Designs but according to the specs it's about a 1/2" shy of fitting. I don't know where else to look so I thought I'd reach out here to see what other VP180 owners are using.

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#414797 - 10/04/15 02:41 PM Re: T.V. Stand for VP180 [Re: Jeff1981]
Mojo Offline
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I'd like to suggest you don't stick your $1000 center speaker in a cabinet. I don't think Axiom engineered it for that use case.

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#414798 - 10/04/15 02:46 PM Re: T.V. Stand for VP180 [Re: Jeff1981]
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Jeff, Mojo makes a good point. Are you using the VP180 with a flat screen or a Projector screen. If you are using a flat screen tv, is it mounted on the wall? Are you trying to hide your equipment or would an open stand work for you.
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#414799 - 10/04/15 03:46 PM Re: T.V. Stand for VP180 [Re: Jeff1981]
MatManhasgone Offline
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I went out and bought a BESTÅ TV stand from IKEA. For my purposes, I got the one that is 24" high and the VP180 will sit ontop of it as that puts it about the right height to be blow where the TV will be mounted on the wall (still waiting for my wall mount to be delivered). It is also aligned up with the smaller woofers on my LFR's. If you have smaller speakers like the M80's then it would align with the tweeters.

The unit is pretty much a very dark brown so it is not distracting in the room. I put on the dark grey tinted glass doors onto the front as I don't have the amp requirements that you have. My amp stack is located to the side of the room out of the way.

I do however have my HTPC located in the middle storage bay behind a shorter glass door and routed the remote sensor up to the open area. I have also put my Blu-ray player there. it will be replaced by a new unit when the UHD blu-rays come to market next year and the prices drop to a reasonable level. I was planning to get a unit that has dual HDMI output so I can send the sound out on one hdmi to the amp and have a direct cable out to the TV as my pre-amp doesn't support 4k video.

I will think about posting some pictures once I get the rest of the parts in wednsday or thursday.


Edited by oakvillematt (10/04/15 03:47 PM)
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#414826 - 10/05/15 10:55 PM Re: T.V. Stand for VP180 [Re: Jeff1981]
brendo Offline
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Registered: 10/14/14
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Loc: West coast Canada
I have a V.P.160 and used these forums for a guide in my placement. Started with the T.V. on top, The packing foam that comes with the Speakers is fantastic as it's large enough to accommodate most T.V. bases. And won't scratch your beautiful speaker. That I learned here in the forum.

Best Buy usually put sales on their units.
I got one with the T.V. mount included, Most dual stands have suitable T,V. mount that can be removed and used as wall mount as well. Just be certain the unit is suited to the weight. As it is a huge beast that will pretty well take up any large stand.

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#414842 - 10/06/15 08:54 PM Re: T.V. Stand for VP180 [Re: Jeff1981]
Jeff1981 Offline
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Registered: 10/04/15
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Mojo, since I can't find anything I have resorted to building my own. I was thinking about using 1" black Iron threaded pipe with floor flanges at the top and bottom of each piece connecting the pipe to each shelf. This way I can buy the pipe to the sizes I need for each shelf. Essentially I would have a board on the bottom, a twelve inch space to the next board, a six inch space to the next and a ten inch space to the top shelf. So that's four corner pipes per level and there would be some more support pipes in the middle which would create three 19 inch wide spaces for gear on the bottom two levels. The top level would be wide open housing the center channel. With this design there would be no solid walls on any side of the unit. So if you're still following me, do you see a reason this free air stand would be bad for SQ? I have a mill that sent me a quote for some very nice wood and I was thinking about pulling the trigger tomorrow. .
And thank you everybody for your feedback. It's nice to have people to think this stuff through with


Edited by Jeff1981 (10/06/15 09:03 PM)

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#414843 - 10/06/15 09:02 PM Re: T.V. Stand for VP180 [Re: Jeff1981]
Jeff1981 Offline
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Registered: 10/04/15
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Socketman, I have a 55" t.v. on a stand. I don't want to wall mount it. As far as hiding it... no. I love the look of all the equipment. Amps and speakers. I spent extra getting QS8's, the VP180 and M100's all done in Brazilian Rosewood with a high gloss finish. The finish is stunning so I want to enjoy hearing and seeing them lol

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#414845 - 10/06/15 09:43 PM Re: T.V. Stand for VP180 [Re: Jeff1981]
Mojo Offline
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Registered: 01/21/07
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That sounds much better, Jeff. Try to position the center so the drivers are flush or in front of the top shelf. Also try to decouple the center from the shelf. Not sure if axiom provides spikes or rubber feet with at beast.

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#414847 - 10/06/15 10:20 PM Re: T.V. Stand for VP180 [Re: Jeff1981]
Jeff1981 Offline
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Registered: 10/04/15
Posts: 18
Cool cool. I'm going to pull the trigger and go with this idea. I found some nice looking couplings for the pipes that I think I'll use to juice it up a little. So I'll use two 6" pipes with couplings in the middle for the bottom shelf and 3" pipes with couplings for the middle and 5" pipes with couplings for the top shelf. I'm going to have the mill rip me a reveal for the face of each shelf that I can put some phone app controled led lighting behind. They can have everything cut by Friday so hopefully I can have this sewn up by Sunday. I'll post a few pictures when it's all done.

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#414872 - 10/08/15 09:37 PM Re: T.V. Stand for VP180 [Re: Jeff1981]
bridgman Offline
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Registered: 08/25/04
Posts: 6115
Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
That sounds great. Looking forward to pics.
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