Happy Valentine’s Day for all you AV lovers out there. Why don’t you buy yourself an amp to celebrate! We have an exclusive SVS announcement at the end of this podcast. Stay tuned for the full story. We start off talking about target response curves for headphones – and yes, it is a curve and not a straight line. The full story here. We have questions from Nicolas about Axiom vs Aperion speakers, Andrew about MOSFET circuits, Gaylen about the “best” Epson projector for $1000-$2500, and Gary about audio mixes and 4k. Rob recommends the Supermicro AOC-SAS2LP-MV8, which is pretty much the least expensive way to connect 8 internal hard drives for massive storage in an HTPC. Tom recommends you check out this bookshelf speaker shootout article – 32 pairs in four different price brackets discussed…in Hebrew so you’ll need to use Google Translate.
Yep, another late one. Something weird happens to Tom’s mic at the end there and we’re not sure what the deal is. We’re looking into it. Questions from Jay, Gary, and Andrew on soundbars, Home Theater Direct (HTD.com), and projectors.
That wasn’t the original name of the podcast but Tom can’t remember what they settled on. Probably ‘Liz is Back’ because Liz is back! She reports on the worst thing that happened to her during her travels. We’ll be hearing more stories over the coming weeks. This week we take questions from Steve about setting sharpness for your display or projector, Austin about ripping vinyl to digital, and Gaylen about upgrading your projector plus a ton of listener comments. You’ll want to check out Facebook for all the links we mention. Rob recommends finding a local store with a Sony XBR-X900A 4K TV on display, and viewing the passive 3D experience that it provides because he doesn’t want to be the only one that likes 3D (even though he is). Liz recommends this YouTube video, and Tom recommends Shapify.me if you have a Kinect and want a 1/20th scale model of yourself for $60.
Posting this podcast early is Tom’s way of stopping twice at the next stop sign. If you don’t know what we’re talking about, you’ve never driven with someone over 50. This week there is no news because of CES SARS. Tom and Rob still manage to talk for over an hour while Liz catches up on work. We’ll see her next week for sure. This week, more on Net Neutrality courtesy of listener Jonathan. We have more from Gary about video color gamut and big ugly dishes. Check out SatTalk for all your satellite talking needs. If they talk about lasers, Tom wants to know. Michael wants to know more about amplifier specs and how to interpret them. Austin wants our opinion on Pass Labs’ one-off VFET amps. Rob is excited about VR and Valve’s announcement that they are working with Oculus Rift. Gary recommends this iPad stand for your bathroom, Rob recommends these B-tech Speaker Wall Mounts, and Tom suggests you look up Attack on Titan on Netflix.
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Wow, Tom was very tardy in posting this podcast. He has lots of excuses but none of them really all that good. This week, net neutrality and Aereo are in the news and we recap the things that bugged us most about CES (curved TVs anyone?). Listen questions include Gary on Luminance (and others), Paul on big satellite dishes, Andy on DIY display calibration, and a couple of comments from Richard. Rob recommends this Kinect mount and Tom recommends this nuclear soap.