AV Rant #457: Sorting Weird Rooms
This week we thank Scott for his donation, Jefferson and Kevin for purchasing because of us, Ash for the updated logos and sticker designs, and Pieter (and others) for offers of help with our Patreon video. Thanks guys! In the news – Steinway Lyngdorf has a new processor (P200), Rob finds a deal on the new Harmony Elite remotes (LINK), and JRiver takes over for Windows Media (LINK). We get updates from Ash about his room, from Nathan about his Emotiva XDA-2 Gen2 purchase, a link to a biaural recording from CoffeeManDave (LINK), Barney finds a video about 4K (LINK), Karl adds to our list of other podcasts (listed at the bottom), and Kyle still can’t fix his AVR-X5200W. Anthonio isn’t loving his subs for music and is thinking of upgrading his mains, Jonathan wonders why anyone would buy a CD player and is curious of our thoughts on a home cinema guru article (LINK), and Tim has found conflicting evidence on how to calibrate dual subs. Adriano is designing his home theater and has lots of questions (LINK to the GoldenEar Invisa HTR 7000 directional in-ceiling speakers), Michael’s remote died and wonders what to replace it with, and Brandon wonders if it is better to have a large sub and bookshelf speakers or a small sub and tower speakers. Infinite Gary has questions about Atmos, David is upgrading to Atmos and wonders when we think it might fail, and Ken wonders which room correction system we think is best (and Rob can’t pick any on the list). Martin really wants a pre/pro over a receiver and tells us why, Greg is backing up all his Blu-rays in MKV and has some questions, Steve got a deal on a Denon AVR-1912 that now doesn’t work, and lastly Kris is looking for headphones to fit under a hat (Shure SE215, RHA MA-750, and Om Audio Inearpeace (on sale for $55 no less!). 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!
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