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VP150 V2 vs VP160 V4
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I'm looking to get a new center channel and would like to take advantage of the boxing week sales but unfortunately there is no black oak VP160 on the refurb or bstock which is what I'm after. There is a VP150 V2 on the refurb store though. So I have a couple questions..

1. Would there be a major difference in sound quality from the V2 to V4 version?

2.what are the main differences from V2 to V4 in the center channel?

3. What's different from the 150 vs 160?

Right now I have a paradigm CC-170 V3 as my center with M5HP'S for fronts and QS8'S for surrounds.

Re: VP150 V2 vs VP160 V4
Coreyh #444320 12/27/21 03:34 AM
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Can’t speak for the v2 but I like the v4 vp150.

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Coreyh #444321 12/27/21 01:54 PM
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All I can contribute is that I went from VP150 V2 to VP180 V3 and there was a noticeable improvement overall.


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I went from a 150 v2 to a 160 v3 and the difference was staggering. The 160 is a much better unit, imaging, sound spectrum and of course bass, all the important aspects are much better.

In looking at your Paradigm, it appears to be similar to a 100, so either Axiom would be an upgrade.

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Ok, thanks for the input fellas. I think I'll just keep an eye out for a 160 on the bstock. Hopefully someone at axiom will ding one up in the next few days

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Coreyh #444325 12/28/21 04:52 PM
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There a vp160hp v4 Boston cherry in the refurb store now.


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Yes I see that. Unfortunately all my speakers are in vlack oak. My buddy has boston cherry and is in need of a center channel so he may pick it up. He's hesitant on ordering a refurb. I'm sure refurb is fine especially on a V4 product. Anyone have experience ordering from refurb?

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They test the refurbs before they send them out and they are under a 2 year warranty. They should be pretty safe to order in that regard.


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Coreyh #444328 12/28/21 09:05 PM
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They have a 180 in black oak in there too.


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Coreyh #444335 12/29/21 02:38 AM
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I’ve had good luck with refurbs … I have quite a few including a VP180, M22s, an EP500, and I think my in wall m3s and VP150ow maybe refurbs. No issues … all came working great and looking like new.

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