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VP180 Center Channel
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VP180 Center Channel
"I thought I had experienced a seamless front soundstage, but the VP180 redefined my perceptions in a big way."
 
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Overview

Product Information

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Questions We Get All The Time

What size room does this work in?

How much power does my receiver need for this speaker?

Where can I put this speaker?

Why 4-ohm Speakers?

Benefits of 4-ohm?

Why Dual Tweeters?

It was an idea borne of Axiom fans on the message boards . . . a monster center channel capable of delivering spine-tingling clarity in voices, regardless of the size of room or distance from the screen.  It had to be big, it had to be loud, but most importantly, it had to be accurate.

Enter the VP180 center channel speaker and, just to take it one step further, the VP180 High Powered version. This 60-lb beast thrilled our most critical listeners, Alan Lofft and Ian Colquhoun. Alan said: "As an especially critical center-channel listener, I'm excited by the music and dialogue accuracy of the VP180."

You've never heard or seen anything like this speaker before: a no-compromise center channel that will thrill you with powerful dynamics, bass extension and musical transparency. The VP180 unleashes a magical performance, offering the truest presentation of a movie or music soundtrack, exactly as the recording engineers intended.

This center is the perfect mate to Axiom's M80 or M100 tower speakers, or the LFR880 or LFR1100 omnidirectional speakers, but it can also be coupled with all speakers to deliver the level of high-fidelity and transparency your system deserves.

The VP180 uses six drivers: two 6.5-inch aluminum-cone woofers, two 5.25-inch aluminum midwoofers, and two 1-inch titanium dome tweeters in a horizontal array arrived at after months of listening tests to music and dialogue program sources, on- and off-axis.  All this is contained within a ported, bass-reflex cabinet, with a 4-ohm impedance.

The VP180 cabinet is flat on the bottom side and tapered back on the top.  The flat bottom works perfectly if your VP180 is right below or above your TV.    If your VP180 is going to be well below the TV you may want to choose the inverted version available in Customize Yours at no extra cost.  This will angle your VP180 upwards slightly pointing it at the listening position. The VP180 can be shelf-mounted, placed in a cabinet, or you can place it on our dedicated center channel stand under your screen.

Supercharge your home theater with the VP180 - audition it in your home theater with our 30-day in-home trial. Includes a five-year warranty for the standard version / a 10-year warranty for the high powered version, and free shipping!

Recommended with: M80, M100, LFR880, or LFR1100

 

Professional Reviews

Industry Reviews of our Center Channels

"From the VP180 I heard unusually good dialogue intelligibility and rich male voices. The sound was clean -- I never had to strain to understand what was going on."
-- Vince Hanada, SoundStageExperience.com

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"Thanks to the VP180's extra low-end, vocals sounded as if they were coming from a quality full-range tower; appropriate since that's pretty much what it is in character."
-- Chris Eberle, Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity

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"One thing I immediately noticed about the VP180 was how much richer and broader the center channel audio experience was. Compared to my Definitive, as well as countless other center speakers that I have heard, the sound field was wide and extremely dynamic."
-- Dale Rasco, HomeTheaterShack.com
 

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Specs

Specifications

Specs VP180
Enclosure:
Triple Vortex / Reflex
Max Amp Power:
400 Watts
Min Amp Power:
10 Watts
Freq Resp +/-3dB (Hz):
34 Hz – 20 kHz
Frequency Graph
Freq Resp +3dB- 9dB (Hz):
25 Hz – 20kHz
Impedance (Ohms):
4 Ohms
Impedance Graph
SPL in Room1w/1m(dB):
92 dB
SPL Anechoic 1w/1m(dB):
88 dB
X-Over 150 Hz & 2.7 kHz
Tweeter:
Dual 1"
Woofer: Dual 5.25"
Sub Woofer: Dual 6.5"
Dimens. H W D (inches):
9.25" x 39.5 " x 17 "
Dimens. H W D (mm): 235 x 1003 x 432
Weight (lbs) each
56.8 lbs
Weight (kg) each 25.76 kg

All Axiom Centers feature:

  • Titanium Tweeters

  • Aluminum Woofers and Midranges

  • Anti-Standing-Wave cabinets that suppress internal resonances which color sound

  • 5-way gold-plated binding posts

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Customer Comments

Customer Comments

Below are just a few of the many center channel reviews that our customers have been kind enough to send us.

Yesterday, I received your new Center Speaker VP-180. I have heard a lot of speaker systems. Your new center channel is fantastic. When you are listening to a marching band like on the movie "The Patriot Games" the sound "Pans" Left-to-Center-to-Right speakers in a seamless fashion it sounds like the band is marching in front of you!

All other aspects of the sound are just great.
Congratulations on a "Super-Center_Channel_Speaker."

-- Gustavo Menéndez, IEEE Senior Member

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My new VP-180 Centre channel is a beast! I love it.
-- Colin O., Victoria BC

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This year i purchased the Axiom VP-180 center channel speaker and couldn't be happier. Excellent for movies and my audio listening is now done using surround sound settings. Voices and instruments are realistically portrayed with good depth and height of the sound stage. A well-engineered product.My previous center channel was fine for movies (a VP-150) but not equal to the task of meshing with the PSB T6 mains for surround sound audio reproduction.I plan to upgrade the Paradigm rear speakers to QS8's this year. Keep up the good work!
--Prof. Gord Nickerson,
University of Western Ontario


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The VP150 is truly the best center channel I have heard that does not cost thousands of dollars. It tops Paradigm, PSB, Mirage, JMLab Chorus, Athena, and all those other companies out there. It's loud, it's clear, it's detailed, and it's very much worth the money. A true audiophile speaker at a true budget price.
-- Ravi S., QC CA


Movies are absolutely blowing me away.
-- Lonnie G., TX

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I found out about your products from internet sites like Home Theater Shack, AVSforum ect... I was looking for an upgrade to my home theater system. In my research you had the best product for the price. I was sold the second I saw the VP180. I was looking for big sound, and that was the biggest Center of any other manufacture in my price range.Price. You had the best bang for the buck. I spent a year looking, and I kept coming back to your products. Quality. I spent alot of time researching, and no one had anything but good things to say about your products. I will end by saying your products are AWESOME. I am EXTREMELY happy with my purchase, and will be coming back to you for more products in the future. 
-- Tim P., CA

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I love the sound of the center channel speaker. It is head and shoulders above the quality of the Bose speaker it is replacing.
-- Chris M., TX


Read more customer reviews of Axiom Center Channels here.


 
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