AV Rant #415: Welcoming the New Year
Or “Welcome to the New Year.” Something like that. With our three-week backlog, we’ve got a lot of listeners to thank and a lot of questions to get through. We thank Infinite Gary, Lior, Efrain, Wilson, Ronald, Chris, Nelson, and John. Thanks to all and Happy New Year! Lior wants to know if there is ever a downside to getting “too much” subwoofer. Michael gives us his opinion of his Fluance SX Series speakers (LINK) and suggests for people looking to us a Mac as an HTPC to run Windows within VMware Fusion so that any necessary Windows programs can easily be launched from within Mac OS X. Barney wants to know if we think there will be an Atmos soundbar at CES this year and wants to know what “Dolby Surround” is on TV shows. Ilango linked us up to a description of off the Philharmonic mods of the Andrew Jones speakers (LINK) and has a suggestion for those thinking about a Denon AVR-X4000 but don’t like the thought of refurbs (LINK). Infinite Gary saw a review of the Stewart StudioTek 100 screen and wants to know if we think he should upgrade (LINK) and wants to know how he might implement Atmos in his custom theater. Jason has an older amp without 12-volt triggers and wants to know how to turn it on and off (LINK and LINK), Andrew wants our take on the Devialet Phantom speaker (LINK) and let us know about NASA’s Reverberent Acoustic Test Facility (LINK), and Nikhil has a pre-wired home theater woes. Chris has a Velodyne DEQ-8R subwoofer that is getting VERY hot and is concerned, Toby sent us a link to an SVS SB-2000 “review,” and Leighton is loving his X4000 and tells us all about it! Thanks for listening. Check out our Facebook Page. Click here for our YouTube channel where you can see the recordings of our show videos. Download Tom’s FREE superhero-themed ebook Bob Moore: No Hero wherever ebooks are sold (or given away in this case). Visit Tom's website for download links as well as links for the two full-length followups - Bob Moore: Desperate Times and Bob Moore: Hostile Territory. Lastly, if you live in the Tampa Bay area and are interested in a mobile climbing wall, check out Fearless Mobile Climbing and meet Tom in person!