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VP150 V2 vs VP160 V4 #444316 12/26/2021 11:39 PM
by Coreyh
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.
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Re: VP150 V2 vs VP160 V4 #444366 Jan 9th a 01:50 AM
by Slava_Ukraini
I cannot comment on the center channel as i got rid of mine all together. i had a VP180-v3 and i just couldn't get it to sound right no matter what i did.

Now, put it into perspective, I am running a set of LFR1100 speakers that have just a massive sound to them that the center channel always seemed to feel so directional and in my face, but weak sounding when put into the context of the left and right channel. For me, i did the unorthadox and removed the speaker all together from my system and left it to the Anthem preamp to phantom the center through the left and right out. This solved my sound problem completely for me in the center became a massive sound and blended in perfectly with the left and right sound mix in movies.

I can however comment on B-Stock, Refurbs and what to expect. Ian is a perfectionist and I don't think he would ever let a sub standard speaker leave his shop. If he got in a sub par speaker, i am sure he would bin it than let something that could cause issues out the door.

I have bought far too many Axiom speakers than I'd like to admit. I have bought Factory New, B-Stock and Refurbished speakers. If I lined up all my Axiom speakers side by side and asked anyone to pick out of the line what ones are Factory, B and Refurb, I would bet that not one single person would get it right. I wasted 3 hours going over my first b-Stock purchase and couldn't find what was wrong. To this day i have yet to figure out what wasn't right. Axiom just makes good products.
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