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#361620 - 12/22/11 12:19 PM Re: Sneak Peak: VP160 Prototype [Re: CatBrat]
casey01 Offline

Registered: 07/03/08
Posts: 789
Loc: Toronto
Originally Posted By: CatBrat
It'll be interesting also to see how the VP160 will sound with my 2 pair of M22 mains with EP350. Panning from side to side "might" be noticeable, but maybe not by that much. I'm hopeful for deeper male vocals and better bass guitar. I plan on setting L/R M22's to small (Cut off at 80hz), and VP160 center to Large (no cutoff).

Prior to obtaining my current M80s, I had M22s as my mains. Because of the cabinet and driver size of the VP160, I would suspect there would be a natural noticeable difference since even if you had, for example, both the M22s and VP160 set for an 80HZ cutoff, of course, as you know, these crossovers are gradual and you would still hear some direct sounding bass(60>80HZ) in the VP160 that the M22s are not capable of producing to the same degree anyway. In my opinion, the VP160 set to LARGE would probably even be more noticeable. (M60s/80s here we come?).

#361623 - 12/22/11 12:31 PM Re: Sneak Peak: VP160 Prototype [Re: casey01]
CatBrat Offline

Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 5987
Loc: Milky Way Galaxy
Originally Posted By: casey01
(M60s/80s here we come?).

Not for this room. The speakers are forced to be too close together. M50's with M22's paired up on top would be the biggest I'd be willing to go. I'm trying to get other projects done, so purchases for this room will be few and far between.

#361625 - 12/22/11 12:38 PM Re: Sneak Peak: VP160 Prototype [Re: saillard]
Ian Offline

Registered: 03/13/01
Posts: 822

saillard and michael d,

Since your questions are in the same vein I would like to take the liberty to just cover them together. Mixing our various fronts and centres together will certainly work just fine as the timbre characteristics are the same in all of our products. The introduction of the VP180 and now the VP160 are really just putting a finer point on the little details. So the VP180 is an exact match to the M80s and the VP160 is an exact match to the M60s. I hate to bring it up but I guess connecting these dots means a centre for the M50s would have to be next.

It is really a matter of practicality. If your particular environment does not allow for the keeping it all the same (M80s with VP180 or M60s with VP160) then it is no problem to mix it up; your system will perform wonderfully.
Ian Colquhoun
President & Chief Engineer

#361648 - 12/22/11 03:49 PM Re: Sneak Peak: VP160 Prototype [Re: Ian]
Philippe Offline

Registered: 07/01/09
Posts: 282
Does a new center for the M50 will replace the actual VP150/100 ? I guess it would be a smaller box including 2 6.5" driver and i tweeter, like the VP100 but a little bigger.

Edited by Philippe (12/22/11 03:49 PM)
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#361672 - 12/22/11 10:27 PM Re: Sneak Peak: VP160 Prototype [Re: Philippe]
Bayne Offline

Registered: 10/19/06
Posts: 266
Loc: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Sigh... It's been almost exactly 5 years since I ordered all the speakers for my home theatre and now I just pre-ordered the VP160. I'll miss my VP150, but can't wait to hear it matched to my M60's. Too bad my home theatre is shutdown for a major renovation so I won't be able to try it out for a few months, but I just had to take advantage of the pre-order price.

Curse you Axiom for encouraging my upgradeitis!
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#361679 - 12/22/11 11:11 PM Re: Sneak Peak: VP160 Prototype [Re: Bayne]
jakewash Offline
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Registered: 12/26/03
Posts: 10400
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
Bayne, Welcome back, long time no read!

You can come over to my place and listen to the VP160 which should be delivered TOMORROW!!!!!!!!(YES, I typed that right) It was actually on truck for delivery today but I wasn't home frown


#361681 - 12/22/11 11:23 PM Re: Sneak Peak: VP160 Prototype [Re: Bayne]
JohnK Offline
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Registered: 05/11/02
Posts: 10447
Bayne, long time no see; welcome back! It's good to see that you're still enjoying your Axioms. Apparently you'll also be able to enjoy Jason's for the next few months.

Enjoy the music, not the equipment.

#361707 - 12/23/11 10:37 AM Re: Sneak Peak: VP160 Prototype [Re: JohnK]
SBrown Offline

Registered: 11/16/10
Posts: 813
Loc: Victoria,BC
I just ordered mine, but how did you manage to get yours early Jason?
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#361748 - 12/23/11 06:22 PM Re: Sneak Peak: VP160 Prototype [Re: SBrown]
Socketman Offline

Registered: 07/12/09
Posts: 1295
Loc: Whitehorse YT
I would like to know some more about the dimensions. How much of a slope is there to the back. The vp 180 is just too big for my current arrangement. Basically i would like to know how high the rear is.
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#361750 - 12/23/11 06:35 PM Re: Sneak Peak: VP160 Prototype [Re: Socketman]
Ian Offline

Registered: 03/13/01
Posts: 822


The rear is 9.75" (247mm) high.
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