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#355585 - 09/27/11 12:48 AM Re: Sneak Peak: VP160 Prototype [Re: Amie]
bridgman Offline

Registered: 08/25/04
Posts: 5507
Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
Looks great. Like everyone else, wondering if it's possible to reduce the height a bit without pushing the drivers too close to the tapered edges and making it unmanufacturable.

I tried doodling up something where the tapered edges were at left and right rather than top and bottom but then you end up with long vinyl seams.

Anyways, thanks very much for giving us an early look.

#355594 - 09/27/11 08:03 AM Re: Sneak Peak: VP160 Prototype [Re: bridgman]
CatBrat Offline

Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 5987
Loc: Milky Way Galaxy
What about putting the tweeter and mid range beside each other?


I also like the idea earlier of W-M-T-M-W, if the extra mid didn't color the sound. I know it'd add to the cost a bit. Maybe $600 instead of $540. But I think people would like it better.

Edited by CatBrat (09/27/11 08:04 AM)

#355596 - 09/27/11 08:05 AM Re: Sneak Peak: VP160 Prototype [Re: CatBrat]
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heh... and do the HORRIBLENESS of a straight line center again? But that would be WRONG!
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#355597 - 09/27/11 08:44 AM Re: Sneak Peak: VP160 Prototype [Re: Ken.C]
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Posts: 769
Loc: Toronto, Canada
I don't think my VP180 is HORRIBLE, but I agree, no point of doing that.
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#355600 - 09/27/11 08:55 AM Re: Sneak Peak: VP160 Prototype [Re: JohnK]
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I think the proportions would look a little better, to my eye at least, IF it was a little wider, perhaps providing room for ports at either end.

Then again a lot of centers are not ported, reason being?

Regardless of my nitpicking this will be another reason to drive north.
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#355601 - 09/27/11 09:17 AM Re: Sneak Peak: VP160 Prototype [Re: FordPrefect]
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Originally Posted By: FordPrefect
Then again a lot of centers are not ported, reason being?

Hi Wayne:
I'm guessing it has to do with how often they are "fitted" into a TV stand.
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#355602 - 09/27/11 09:35 AM Re: Sneak Peak: VP160 Prototype [Re: Ian]
Chevy Offline
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Registered: 07/31/09
Posts: 95
Loc: Sherbrooke Qc Canada
Sorry i really don't like the apparence,
They looks like teenager project made in a basement in the 80's.

how about having a longer & slimmer shape to be more friendly with flat screen set-up ?

I think there is a propostion H&W problem, less height & wider could help ?

But I'm volunter to test a Beta unit a home (for free ). wink

Edited by Chevy (09/27/11 09:41 AM)
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#355603 - 09/27/11 09:40 AM Re: Sneak Peak: VP160 Prototype [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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How many ports does this speaker have and where are they located?

Anywho, I have no issues about it's height whatsoever. If you want or your room needs a shorter center they already provide so many other options like the VP150, VP180 or VP100. Speaker design is all about trade-offs and you can't have everything. This sort of horizontal driver complement has the ability to offer so many benefits. Hopefully all this will be realized in the testing phase. My advice if it sounds the best don't worry about the dimensions, you already have 3 centers which would fit other placement needs. I love the idea you guys are playing with this.

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#355604 - 09/27/11 09:45 AM Re: Sneak Peak: VP160 Prototype [Re: BlueJays1]
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Like BlueJays said, it's all about compromise. If you want longer and slimmer, there's the 150 or the on-walls. This one's for the freaks who want an WT/MW design. wink
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#355605 - 09/27/11 09:50 AM Re: Sneak Peak: VP160 Prototype [Re: Chevy]
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Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 6263
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
Folks, I wouldn't make final judgments on the appearance based on these photos. Those are not the best photos (no offense meant to the photographer). It is difficult for me to tell if the top front edge is a straight bevel or a notch. I assume it is a bevel but it looks like a notch due to reflections.

I, for one, am thrilled to see Axiom making a W T/M W center channel. Another option for the customer. If it is not for you, you still have several other Axiom options that should satisfy.

My vote is a "BRAVO"

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