VP100 vs VP150

Posted by: oldlamps

VP100 vs VP150 - 12/31/11 11:36 AM

I have m50ti for fronts and QS4 for surrounds..currently using a VP100 for center. Is there any advantage,difference,etc in changing the center to a VP150..just wondering if this would be a good bang for the buck. Thanks
Posted by: jakewash

Re: VP100 vs VP150 - 12/31/11 11:42 AM

I had both those centers and the 150 does play a tad bit lower but it was only noticeable when A/B comparing, listening to each on its own I never could notice the difference, other than I felt male vocals played a little more naturally through the VP150, is it worth it; Only you can say.

Personally I would look at the VP160 for better bang for ~$100 more than the VP150, providing of course that you have room for something this big.
Posted by: oldlamps

Re: VP100 vs VP150 - 12/31/11 11:47 AM

Originally Posted By: jakewash
I had both those centers and the 150 does play a tad bit lower but it was only noticeable when A/B comparing, listening to each on its own I never could notice the difference, other than I felt male vocals played a little more naturally through the VP150, is it worth it; Only you can say.

Personally I would look at the VP160 for better bang for ~$100 more than the VP150, providing of course that you have room for something this big.


Do you mean VP180?
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: VP100 vs VP150 - 12/31/11 12:24 PM

No, there's a new one coming out which is known as the VP160. It is supposed to be matched to the M60s, and Ian has implied there will be a center coming out that matches the M50s. I'd wait for that, if I were you.
Posted by: oldlamps

Re: VP100 vs VP150 - 12/31/11 12:34 PM

Hmmm...currently what matches the M50. My M50's are probably at least 6-7 years old..is there any difference between them now and then.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: VP100 vs VP150 - 12/31/11 12:40 PM

Definitely. Are your M50s tis or v2s?
Posted by: oldlamps

Re: VP100 vs VP150 - 12/31/11 01:05 PM

ti's..whats the difference
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: VP100 vs VP150 - 12/31/11 01:13 PM

Not sure. I only have the M50tis, but my impression is that the v2/v3s are improved. However, I doubt the character of the speaker has changed, so it would probably be worth waiting for the M50 equivalent center channel to see if it's feasible for you.

I also used to have the M50/VP100/QS4 setup and it worked quite well. Never tried the 50s with a 150 (heck, I think I've only ever HEARD a 150 a few times, and that was with M60s.) That said, I don't feel like my VP100ti keeps up with my M80v2s or my QS8v2s, at least for music, so I've been toying with the idea of a VP150.
Posted by: oldlamps

Re: VP100 vs VP150 - 12/31/11 01:14 PM

Ive read the center is the most important speaker...who knows everyone has an opinion
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: VP100 vs VP150 - 12/31/11 01:16 PM

Meh. A lot of people say that. I listen to music far more critically than I listen to movies/TV, so my emphasis is on the R/L fronts.
Posted by: oldlamps

Re: VP100 vs VP150 - 12/31/11 01:19 PM

Mine is mostly movies..I cant tell the difference..my ears are to old!
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: VP100 vs VP150 - 12/31/11 01:42 PM

I traded my 150v2 for a 100v3 a year ago as our upstairs cabinet would not allow for the 150. I had the 150 down in the Plex before getting my 180. I think I like the sound of my new 100 over the 150, but then again, I never tried the 100 downstairs.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: VP100 vs VP150 - 12/31/11 03:45 PM

I have both the 100 and 150, both v2, in the in/on wall variety. I purchased the VP100 first. My impression of it was it's ok, but I always felt something was laking.

I also have 2 pairs of M22's for L/R mains. Click on the link in my signature line to see what I mean.

Music sounded much better in stereo mode. The VP100 just wasn't up to par with the M22's.

Later I replaced the VP100 with a VP150. At first comparison, it seemed that there was a small improvement over the low end. Now, when I A/B switch between stereo and surround when listening to music, the surround sound wins every time. I would not want to go back to the VP100. I think the 150 is a better sonic match with the M22's.

I plan on ordering the VP160, if I have enough money left after expenses this week before the 6th. I'm thinking I'll probably love them better than the VP150, sonic match or not.

Edit: I can always just not eat for the next 2 weeks. I need to lose some weight anyway. Pay bills? Puhfft. Speakers are more important that bills. Right? (Just kidding).
Posted by: oldlamps

Re: VP100 vs VP150 - 12/31/11 06:28 PM

Ok thanks,,,how are they ordering the VP160 when I dont even see it listed under center speakers.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: VP100 vs VP150 - 12/31/11 06:46 PM

You can call in to pre-order. It's in the Axiom newsletter or in the Axiom Announcements forum.
Posted by: Jc

Re: VP100 vs VP150 - 12/31/11 07:13 PM

Originally Posted By: oldlamps
Ok thanks,,,how are they ordering the VP160 when I dont even see it listed under center speakers.

Hi, You are more than welcome to phone in your order (866-244-8796 / toll free; I'm on duty until 8:00 ET. You can also order it online by clicking on the following:
Axiom VP160 Center Speaker

HAPPY NEW YEAR to ALL
Posted by: Jc

Re: VP100 vs VP150 - 12/31/11 07:27 PM

Hi again,
If you need a stand for your VP160 here is the link for more info and to pre-order it : AXIOM FMS160 Center Stand
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: VP100 vs VP150 - 12/31/11 07:41 PM

Originally Posted By: Ken.C

That said, I don't feel like my VP100ti keeps up with my M80v2s or my QS8v2s, at least for music, so I've been toying with the idea of a VP150.


I've never heard the vp-100. The VP150 is a very good speaker but I always felt that it came up a little short compared to my m80's. This problem is absolutely 100% solved with the vp180.
Posted by: GTZ

Re: VP100 vs VP150 - 12/31/11 09:31 PM

Originally Posted By: terzaghi
This problem is absolutely 100% solved with the vp180.


But only if you have the space, the thing is a beast of a center (in a good way). When I ordered my Axioms I would have loved to get the 180. Problem was there was no way it would fit into our entertainment cabinet.
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: VP100 vs VP150 - 12/31/11 10:07 PM

Maybe check to see if the 160 will fit?
Posted by: GTZ

Re: VP100 vs VP150 - 01/01/12 02:20 PM

It will, but the Resident Financial Minister (read wife) didn't take well to the idea of upgrading seeing as I 'only got this one a little more than a year ago'. I'd love to jump on the intro $ but looks like I'll have to give it a little more time.