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#305873 - 05/10/10 03:29 PM Re: VP180 [Re: SRoode]
donlboy Offline

Registered: 11/08/09
Posts: 41
 Originally Posted By: SRoode
I have mine about 6 inches off the back wall (the same as my M80s) and it seems to sound fine that way.

Thanks Steve, that's good news!

#305896 - 05/10/10 06:25 PM Re: VP180 [Re: donlboy]
PTPlayers Offline

Registered: 03/03/09
Posts: 129
Just ordered mine 2mins ago .

I had to measure 3 times to make sure it would fit on my stand .

Now just have to find a place for the electronics i will be moving off the top shelf.
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#305900 - 05/10/10 06:47 PM Re: VP180 [Re: donlboy]
Jc Offline

Registered: 06/27/06
Posts: 504
Loc: Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
 Originally Posted By: donlboy
Hope I didn't miss it in this thread, but I don't see what the recommended minimum spacing from the wall is for the three rear ports to work properly. Any information?

Hi donlboy,

The minimum distance required from the back of the VP180 or M80 or any other Axiom rear ported speaker model to let the port breath is only 2 inches.

Putting any speaker close to a wall, and even more so close to a corner, will give you quite a boost in the upper bass region. It does not matter if the ports are in the front or the back or if there are no ports at all. It is one of those things you just have to try and if you seem to have an overpowering and muddy bass then you need to move the speakers away from the wall a bit.

Edited by Jc (05/10/10 06:49 PM)
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#305905 - 05/10/10 07:06 PM Re: VP180 [Re: Jc]
Micah Offline

Registered: 11/16/08
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Thanks JC. I was going to say that it would seem to me that just like M80's, the trick is to move it around until it sounds right to YOU. We can all recommend our own suggestions, but in the end, everyone has a little different opinion on placement.
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#305930 - 05/10/10 11:25 PM Re: VP180 [Re: Micah]
Adrian Offline

Registered: 12/27/08
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Loc: It's all about the location.
 Originally Posted By: Micah
everyone has a little different opinion on placement.

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#305935 - 05/10/10 11:50 PM Re: VP180 [Re: Adrian]
fredk Offline

Registered: 12/06/07
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Loc: Canada
Being a geek I just had to measure the port diameter on the M80 and it is (drum roll please) 2", so one port diameter away from the wall just like the subwoofer port rule of thumb.

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#306022 - 05/11/10 12:00 PM Re: VP180 [Re: fredk]
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So how far away should you set the EP series of subs with the oblong port? ;\)


#306033 - 05/11/10 12:41 PM Re: VP180 [Re: jakewash]
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I'd go with one port height away, since the height is the constraining dimension.
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#306074 - 05/11/10 08:28 PM Re: VP180 [Re: pmbuko]
mpyw Offline

Registered: 07/24/09
Posts: 281
Loc: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
would the VP180 overkill for a M60 setup?
also, would it sync nicely with the M60?
Any of you here have heard the sound of Klipsch RC64 center? Does it blend well with the M60/M80?
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#306077 - 05/11/10 08:39 PM Re: VP180 [Re: mpyw]
tomtuttle Offline

Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8345
Loc: Tacoma
I haven't heard the Klipsch.

I believe that the VP180 would sync VERY nicely with the M60 and would not be overkill at all.
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