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AV Rant #437: Oh-Poe

June 17th, 2015

This week we thank Adam for his donation. Thanks buddy! John has a few tagline suggestions, Denon and Marantz announce an impressive receiver lineup (LINK, LINK, and LINK), and Oculus Rift has some consumer-level gear (LINK, LINK, and LINK). Jonathan found an interesting article about guitar amps (LINK), Sean has a question about hush boxes (LINK), and Kevin needs help calibrating his planned four subwoofers. Joshua is beginning to believe that CD quality is good enough (LINK), Brian needs a new subwoofer for under $200, and Gary has a slew of questions about jaggies, lip sync, LED color drift, projector calibration, and the new ELAC speakers (LINK). Adam is liking his AudioEngine A5’s more than his Marantz/Verus Grand Bookshelves and want to know why. Jim needs subwoofer placement help, Kris needs a new surge projector (LINK and LINK), and Michael has converted to Android and wants to stream to his home theater (LINK). Barney found an article on converting Dire Straits’ Brothers in Arms to 5.1 (LINK) and wants to know about how UltraHD will work (LINK), while Bob is wondering how to pronounce Oppo. 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. Check out AVGadgets.com where Tom is the new Editor-in-Chief! Download Tom's NEWEST book, Touch of Pain from Amazon now!

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  1. June 20th, 2015 at 13:09 | #1

    Great podcast guys. I just wanted to point out that setting delays of each sub is still very important. You can’t always assume to use one delay for all of your subs. The results can change even at or below the crossover region. This is why systems like Audyssey and Harman’s SFM adjust sub level and delay BEFORE applying a global EQ to all subwoofers. I’ve been lobbying for years to get Receiver companies to offer independent sub outputs to adjust level/delay and thankfully Denon and Yamaha offer this on their high end features. I do wish more sub companies would offer adjustable group delay like Revel does, for those that are stuck with just one delay setting for their sub output.

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