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is it worth upgrading the VP180v3 to a v4?
#432038 04/30/19 10:47 PM
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When I bought my first set of Axiom speakers I found a VP180v3 in the seconds deal page at a good price and said why not. I really have not put any thought into the speaker since.

I wonder if I am missing out on anything really major? Would it be worth the cost to upgrade to the 180v4 or would the VP160v4 be just as good? Would I see a noticeable improvement or is it just throwing money at the wall for negligible benefit?


Anthem: AVM60
Axiom: ADA1000, LFR1100, VP180, QS8, EP500, M3, M3comp
AudioSource: Amp One/A
Re: is it worth upgrading the VP180v3 to a v4?
MatManhasgone #432039 04/30/19 11:01 PM
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I heard the 180v4 and it sounded no different than my 160v4. I can dump 950 peak Watts into my 160 and it sounds composed. I haven't tried to dump more than that via the 1500. The 180 can certainly take more though and go louder.

I can't say enough about the v4 tweeter. I think you will notice a difference there.

I suspect, based on what I know of v3 vs. v4 M3, the cross-over has been improved.


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100,160,QS10x2,800,M5x2,M2/3/50v4
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Re: is it worth upgrading the VP180v3 to a v4?
MatManhasgone #432040 05/01/19 12:54 AM
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The v4 mid-woofer is different from v3.

I'm speculating but the MDF may have been changed as well at some point. The M3v4 MDF appeared different to me from the Ti I remember. I was working from memory though and it's been 12 years since I last saw and heard the Ti.


A-LFR/1000-8 & 2/500v4x2
1000-3,1500-3
100,160,QS10x2,800,M5x2,M2/3/50v4
Air Force, Freedom
had v2

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