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AV Rant #675: Interview with Gary Yacoubian and Nick Brown from SVS

January 3rd, 2020 No comments

Happy New Year!

This week we interview Gary Yacoubian, President and CEO of SVS, and Nick Brown, Vice President of Marketing for SVS:
– https://www.svsound.com/

Naturally, we discuss subwoofers, going back to the introduction of the SVS flagship 16-Ultra Series, and following the path that led to the 4000 Series, 3000 Series, and now the newest 2000 Pro Series. We dig into some details you won’t hear covered anywhere else. And get some exciting hints about what might be coming next!

But we don’t stop there. We talk about SVS Prime and Ultra Series speakers, including the Prime Pinnacle Towers and Prime Wireless products. And outside of products, we learn about the business side of things, sales strategies, and customer service.

It’s a fun, educational, and exciting hour of conversation. So we hope you enjoy it. And we’ll be back next week to answer your home theater and A/V questions for the first time in 2020!

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AV Rant #674: Interview with Phil Jones from Sound United

December 27th, 2019 No comments

Merry Christmas!

This week, we interview Phil Jones of Sound United:
https://www.soundunited.com/

We talk about the future of AV Receivers, HEOS, HD Audio, and much more.

This interview was pre-recorded on Dec. 11, 2019, and no sooner had we finished recording, Sound United announced new Denon Home High-Res Wireless Multiroom speakers with HEOS, AirPlay 2, and Bluetooth!
https://is.gd/9Y3Q4e

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AV Rant #673: Last Q&A of 2019

December 20th, 2019 No comments

PRIZE DRAW: When we reach 100 Patreon Patrons, Andrew L. has graciously offered to send a hand-made collectible of a Sci-Fi-themed model to one lucky Patron! Let’s see if we can get to 100 by Christmas!

Our Listeners of the Week are Michael and Rohan for their donations, our 96 Patreon Patrons (getting close!), including Richard P. Jim D. & TurnedToast, as well as James “House of Cards” for talking us up to Parts-Express, and Tom K. for sending Rob an Amazon gift card.

Pictures shown in this episode:
https://flic.kr/s/aHsmK5rQPT

In the news:

– Canada’s Cineplex is sold to Cineworld: https://is.gd/Iao5Ze

– Tidal brings Dolby Atmos Music to Android: https://is.gd/VMm12O

– Microsoft unveils Xbox Series X: https://is.gd/b33yNv

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– Ryan T. updates us on his speaker and Receiver choices, and home theater build.

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AV Rant #672: Frame Rate Roulette

December 13th, 2019 No comments

PRIZE DRAW: When we reach 100 Patreon Patrons, Andrew L. has graciously offered to send a hand-made collectible of a Sci-Fi-themed model to one lucky Patron! Let’s see if we can get to 100 by Christmas!

Our Listeners of the Week are Ryan for his donation, our 92 Patreon Patrons, including James “House of Cards”, as well as James again for letting SVS know we sent him their way, Andrew L. for telling Gibby’s his Denon X3600H purchase was our recommendation, and Damien D. for telling Ascend that our recommendation, “and little else,” convinced him to go with them.

Pictures shown in this episode:
https://flic.kr/s/aHsmJVUsv5

In the news:

– SVS released new 2000 Pro Series subwoofers: https://www.svsound.com/collections/2000-pro-series

– Plex added “free”, ad-supported movies and TV shows: https://is.gd/rM6Wyr

– Ang Lee’s Gemini Man will be in 60 fps on Ultra HD Blu-ray: https://is.gd/RsJrin

– OLED comes to Coke bottles: https://is.gd/OdeUwh

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AV Rant #671: Gurinder the Grim

December 6th, 2019 No comments

ANNOUNCEMENT: We will be interviewing Phil Jones from Sound United on Dec. 11, so email us your questions for him!

PRIZE DRAW: When we reach 100 Patreon Patrons, Andrew L. has graciously offered to send a hand-made collectible of a Sci-Fi-themed model to one lucky Patron! Let’s see if we can get to 100 by Christmas!

Our Listeners of the Week are Raf for his donation, our 92 Patreon Patrons, including Jack R. and Andy S., as well as Mike S. for sending Tom and Rob Amazon gift cards, Damien D. for giving us a shout out when he bought some Ascend Acoustics speakers, and Gurinder for talking us up to EluneVision when he bought a projection screen.

Pictures shown in this episode:
https://flic.kr/s/aHsmJLPUok

In the news:

– JansZen Audio Lotus will be the world’s first fully self-contained electrostatic headphones once their Kickstarter is funded: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/davidjanszen/janszen-lotus-electrostatic-headphones-bliss-on-the-go

– Ascend Acoustics has officially launched their Sierra Duo LCR wall-mountable, M-T-M, RAAL ribbon tweeter speakers: http://ascendacoustics.com/pages/products/speakers/duo/duo.html

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