AV Rant #368: Interview with Lauren Theobald from Sanus

February 27th, 2014 No comments

Just on the heels of our interview with President of SVS, Gary Yacoubian, we bring you Lauren Theobald, Marketing Communications Manager at Sanus Systems. Sanus is one of the best manufacturers of dedicated home theater equipment and accessories on the market. Their line of furniture ranges from functional to beautiful all while remembering that AV Gear actually has to go in there and not overheat. We love their stands and their in-wall power solutions for wall mounting displays. If you haven’t checked them out, you should. If you want to know more about them, Lauren will fill you in on the details.

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AV Rant #367: Put Your Hands Down

February 21st, 2014 No comments

This week we have a full crew to discuss more topics than we have time for – and we went way long. Questions from Steve about in-wall speakers and sound bars (which leads to a discussion of the term WAF – Wife Acceptance Factor), Abby about $500 center channel recommendations and timbre, and Michael about SVS, 4k, and video upscaling and upconversion are all addressed. Rob recommends this site for amazing art and Tom recommends you check out this Dolby YouTube video. Liz has a stunner at the end of the podcast.

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AV Rant #366: Interview with Gary Yacoubian from SVS

February 19th, 2014 No comments

That’s right kids, we’ve got an interview with President of SVS, Gary Yacoubian. Gary’s been in the AV business as everything from an installer to reseller to head of SVS. Tom and Rob talk with Gary about SVS’s past, future, and everything in between. We talk about the new 2000 series subs, the new drivers and how much work it took to design them, and much, much more. Enjoy!

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AV Rant #365: Exclusive SVS Announcement

February 14th, 2014 No comments

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.┬áRob 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.

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AV Rant #364: Rob’s Man Crush

February 11th, 2014 No comments

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.

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