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#304543 - 05/03/10 10:47 AM Re: VP180 [Re: Micah]
Ken.C Offline
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That is pretty much how I heard it. Careful what you wish for....

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#304544 - 05/03/10 10:48 AM Re: VP180 [Re: Micah]
Micah Offline

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While I'm interested in it my biggest concern is the rear porting. I would have to cut a hole into my wall and build a shelf for it (wouldn't look right on stands in my set-up). Therefore the ports would empty out into the closet. And I've already seen (or 'heard' rather) the effects this had on my EP800, it sucked the performance right out of it. So that would pretty much negate any extra bass I'd be hoping to get out of it.

Then I figured I'd wait around until the on-wall version came out. But of course the design of the on-walls usually means less bass performance as well. At least that's the case for the on-wall M22's, maybe not the on-wall M80's. I guess IF they design the on-wall VP180 similar to that of the on-wall M80, with the port out the front and all, then perhaps it would be something I could consider.

But I'm afraid my set-up doesn't allow for it otherwise. I'm sort of hesitant to hang that big massive thing from my ceiling! If my VP150 ever fell from the ceiling it would definately put a nice goose egg on my head. If the VP180 ever fell it would crush any of our dogs, and most likely break my neck! \:o
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#304554 - 05/03/10 11:18 AM Re: VP180 [Re: Micah]
casey01 Offline

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Like has already been said, "be careful what you wish for".

I was one of the people that was clamoring for a bigger center channel but I hardly expected one the approximate size of Bulgaria!
I already have M80s in my L/R set-up but as a center channel my placement options are practically NIL.

Compared to what is available and from a somewhat more flexible placement standpoint, I thought of a CC more along the lines of having 2-6.5 woofers, 1- 5 mid and 1-tweeter. I have a large screen RP CRT that is made out of 3/4 inch MDF that can handle a center channel's weight easily in the 30-35 pound range, but 56 lbs? I don't have the room "in front" of the monitor and in experimenting I have never liked the sound there anyway. I prefer the speaker elevated.

I am sure the guys at Axiom spent many hours listening and perfecting its design , but for many, unfortunately, it is just TOO BIG!

Incidentally, does anyone know if this speaker is magnetically shielded?

#304561 - 05/03/10 11:29 AM Re: VP180 [Re: casey01]

Most people using a front projector should have room for the VP180 ;\)

#304563 - 05/03/10 11:31 AM Re: VP180 [Re: casey01]
tomtuttle Offline

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There are still lots of options for those of you that think this is too big. Previously, there were not many options for those that wanted an "ultimate" center channel specifically designed to be placed horizontally.
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#304566 - 05/03/10 11:34 AM Re: VP180 [Re: tomtuttle]

Great point.

#304567 - 05/03/10 11:34 AM Re: VP180 [Re: tomtuttle]
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 Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
There are still lots of options for those of you that think this is too big...

Saw it in half?

#304570 - 05/03/10 11:39 AM Re: VP180 [Re: ]
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I am surprised it is still rear ported I would have thought a front port, well several small or one large elipitcal port on the front would have been designed as most center channels sit in a shelving system of somekind. I know something this big would most likely be out in the open, but still a fron port would have opened more possibilities. I see it now, the in-cabinet version will be front ported \:\)


#304571 - 05/03/10 11:42 AM Re: VP180 [Re: jakewash]
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What is the pricing going to be on the VP180 stand?
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#304572 - 05/03/10 11:42 AM Re: VP180 [Re: dakkon]
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 Originally Posted By: dakkon get a series connection you would have to have 2 sets of terminals... there is no way of doing that with the way the cabinets are designed from axiom that i am aware of.

I don't think this is absolutely correct.

I'm surprised the actual EE folks haven't stepped in here, because gawd knows this is not my area of expertise.

As explained in this link, to wire speakers in series, you connect the negative terminal of the first speaker to the positive terminal of the second speaker.

Audioholics has a pretty thorough explanation of how that might impact your installation.
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