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#359672 - 11/29/11 10:45 AM Re: VP150 [Re: chesseroo]
BlueJays1 Offline

Registered: 09/19/08
Posts: 4102
Loc: Porch,enjoying Bombay Sapphire
Here is a sound dock that would work well in your situation. Give it to her for Christmas. You would be able to find it even cheaper at stores in the US.

I’m armed and I’m drinking. You don’t want to listen to advice from me, amigo.

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#359673 - 11/29/11 11:00 AM Re: VP150 [Re: chesseroo]
cb919 Offline

Registered: 02/17/09
Posts: 1041
Loc: Ottawa, Canada
Hi Chess, I have a Sonos system that I have been using for the past ~4 years. Let me know if I can help answer any questions.

In/On Wall 500 w M2 Center Channel

#359680 - 11/29/11 11:45 AM Re: VP150 [Re: cb919]
CatBrat Offline

Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 6015
Loc: Milky Way Galaxy
There's no way that these things are going to even come close to sounding like the Axiom speakers. Seems more like offering her a slap in the face to me.

#359681 - 11/29/11 11:50 AM Re: VP150 [Re: CatBrat]
dakkon Offline

Registered: 02/08/04
Posts: 1849
While it is an "easy" solution, it costs 2/3 what a pair of Algonquin 's would. However, if the spouse would not want to use the second zone speakers, or forget to use it, then it might be a better idea to go with the portable music idea.

Edited by dakkon (11/29/11 11:50 AM)

#359685 - 11/29/11 12:02 PM Re: VP150 [Re: dakkon]
michael_d Offline

Registered: 07/23/04
Posts: 4080
Loc: Up yonder
I had an HK 7200 for a while, driving M80's. This is one hell of a receiver and not like the playschool receivers being marketed now. That was back when HK made simple and robust amps for what WAS excellent gear (not like the crap they pedal now). There's no way in hell it was ever clipping.

Just get your wife a set of M80's. No need to carry an Ipod dock or anything like that around with M80's in the house.

#359689 - 11/29/11 12:53 PM Re: VP150 [Re: michael_d]
tomtuttle Offline

Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8431
Loc: Tacoma
Mike, that wasn't the one that caught fire, right?
bibere usque ad hilaritatem

#359691 - 11/29/11 01:06 PM Re: VP150 [Re: tomtuttle]
chesseroo Offline

Registered: 05/13/02
Posts: 5051
Loc: western canada
Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
Mike, that wasn't the one that caught fire, right?

Wasn't that a Marantz?
"Those who preach the myths of audio are ignorant of truth."

#359692 - 11/29/11 01:14 PM Re: VP150 [Re: chesseroo]
Murph Offline

Registered: 10/05/06
Posts: 6955
Loc: PEI, Canada
As many here know, my Squeezebox has been, for years, the absolute favorite gadget in my house. I use it daily almost without fail. Internet radio in the morning for local news and such and then it's primary purpose to access my music collection during the evenings and weekends. I was feeling the need to upgrade my older 'Line of sight controlled' unit for a while there but since the remote control apps for iPods and iPads came out I no longer have that urge. It remains my favorite gadget ever.

It's also fun to hand the iPad control over to guests and let them have at my music collection. At nearly 7000 songs, they sometimes dig up stuff I have forgotten that I even had.
With great power comes Awesome irresponsibility.

#359703 - 11/29/11 02:11 PM Re: VP150 [Re: Murph]
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Registered: 11/26/11
Posts: 19
FYI, replacement drivers are $46USD each, so at this point in time I believe that I will take the two step approach:

1) Replace the 3 drivers in the VP150
2) Use the feature on the HK 7200 which limits the volume.

Only question is, how do I know what to set the upper limit at? Is there some physical way to know just by listening? Or would I need an oscope?

BTW, I did not have the receiver set to "Loud", it was on "Soft"

#359706 - 11/29/11 02:26 PM Re: VP150 [Re: hawk1061]
dakkon Offline

Registered: 02/08/04
Posts: 1849
i set mine to 28... It's an arbitrary setting, and the number scale on my processor is more than likely completely different than your receiver... For a reference, "normal" TV viewing is 12 on my processor. i think it is a 0-100 scale.

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