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#304969 - 05/05/10 12:57 PM Re: VP180 [Re: pmbuko]
medic8r Offline

Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 6451
Loc: Fredericksburg, Virginia
 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
if somebody thought Ian's speakers were so bad that they recommended he put himself out of his misery, then I'd just shrug and continue to enjoy my Axioms.

You could always give me a call and I could have them hospitalized on the grounds that they were a danger to others.


"The Universe is the game of the self, which plays hide and seek forever and ever" - Alan Watts

#304974 - 05/05/10 01:36 PM Re: VP180 [Re: medic8r]
jhunt17 Offline

Registered: 05/19/05
Posts: 225
Loc: Ironton, Ohio
Ok, I jumped on the bandwagon. Can't wait to see my wife's eyes when she gets a gander at how big this thing is going to be. I can't wait to hear this puppy!!
7.1 theater room
60 fronts vp180 center 4 qs8's ep500 sub

3.0 tv room
m3's vp150 center

#304979 - 05/05/10 01:50 PM Re: VP180 [Re: jhunt17]
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Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 11298
Loc: Central NH
 Originally Posted By: jhunt17
Can't wait to see my wife's eyes when she gets a gander at how big this thing is going to be.

At that point, tell her about the speaker. She won't mind so much.
::::::: No disrespect to Axiom, but my favorite woofer is my yellow lab :::::::

#304996 - 05/05/10 03:57 PM Re: VP180 [Re: MarkSJohnson]
SirQuack Offline
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Registered: 01/29/04
Posts: 13360
Loc: Iowa
i want one, mommy, please...
M80s-VP180-QS8s-EP600-2xEP350 Denon3808 Outlaw7700
Audio Nirvana

#305003 - 05/05/10 06:12 PM Re: VP180 [Re: pmbuko]
Ken.C Online   content
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Registered: 05/03/03
Posts: 17994
Loc: NoVA
 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
I bet you wouldn't be as open to or smiling about such comments/criticisms or opinions made towards Axiom speakers.

I find this recent trend of second-guessing praise for and/or general support of Axiom and its product extremely curious. Is it really that surprising that I tend to see things Axiom's way? Their design philosophy and their finished products speak to me. I am not too arrogant to realize that this is not the case for everyone. So no, if somebody thought Ian's speakers were so bad that they recommended he put himself out of his misery, then I'd just shrug and continue to enjoy my Axioms.

I agree wholeheartedly with Peter's point here. If we didn't like the speakers and philosophy, we wouldn't be here. Surprise?
I am the Doctor, and THIS... is my SPOON!

#305006 - 05/05/10 06:23 PM Re: VP180 [Re: alan]
Glitchy Offline

Registered: 01/28/10
Posts: 578
Loc: Blueridge Foothills, NC
 Originally Posted By: alan
The VP180 would be an excellent timbral match to the M60s, and, for that matter, to the M22s.


Okay, a match for M22's! I want my inwall-onwall vp180!

I'm in to "Sawzall Surgery" so no install complications here.
Fronts/Wides:M22s in/on
Center:VP150/VP100 in/on
AVR:Onkyo 3008

#305024 - 05/05/10 08:02 PM Re: VP180 [Re: Glitchy]
tomtuttle Offline

Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8455
Loc: Tacoma
You go, Jeff!

I just like bigger numbers!

Epic Win.
bibere usque ad hilaritatem

#305038 - 05/05/10 09:44 PM Re: VP180 [Re: tomtuttle]
Micah Offline

Registered: 11/16/08
Posts: 1789
Loc: Indiana you hoser!!!!
Dr. House if Alan had revealed the name of the 'pretty piano black' speaker in question, then perhaps I could agree with your statement. But seeing as he was a gentleman about the situation and left it anonomous, then I see no harm in the joke at all. In fact I find it quite humorous.

You have to realize that Ian takes all this stuff very seriously... DEAD seriously to be exact. So when he auditions a speaker costing more than his own brand, and it performs horribly, I don't blame him at all for feeling that way.

I don't know Ian personally mind you, but I get the impression he really would be mortfied if his products performed poorly.
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Sharp 65 Inch Aquos LCD

#305039 - 05/05/10 09:50 PM Re: VP180 [Re: Micah]
Adrian Offline

Registered: 12/27/08
Posts: 6749
Loc: It's all about the location.
The other point I believe Alan was making is that there are a few manufacturers out there who concentrate more on aesthetics than performance to hook the consumer.
Half of communication is listening. You can't listen with your mouth.

#305120 - 05/06/10 12:45 PM Re: VP180 [Re: Adrian]
Listener Offline

Registered: 09/05/08
Posts: 269
Loc: CT, US
Are there any pictures of this speaker yet? :p

Edited by Listener (05/06/10 12:45 PM)
w22s, w150, qs8s, ep500

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