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AV Rant #469: The Night of 65-inch TVs

January 21st, 2016

Tom was away this week, but thankfully, Producer Austen was available! We thank Michael as our Listener of the Week for his donation. In the news, Monoprice announced their $1500 7 x 200 Watts/channel Monolith 7 amplifier. PSB announced their $500/pair Imagine XA Dolby Atmos-enabled upward-firing Modules. And ELAC unveiled their Uni-Fi Series of speakers, Andrew Jones’ step up designs from the Debut Series. We take a moment for a major correction; Rob screwed up pretty bad last week explaining how sound waves interact, so we do our best to remedy that this week. Srini thanks us for recommending the Shure SE215 IEMs, and Tom K. points us to the REW guide for soundcard drivers and settings. “McMansion” Kris asks for details on bitstream vs. LPCM output for Atmos. Mark H. wants to know if his money is best spent on a new center speaker, a new TV, or if selling some gear to buy different gear is the way to go. Alexandre M.’s wife wants a 65-inch Kuro and Chris T. is yet another listener with a full theater build underway and many questions, including: pre-wiring options, subwoofer placement, projector screen recommendations, riser height, DLP-Link 3D glasses, and Aura Bass Shakers. Jared M. asks if inexpensive foam bass traps are a good buy,  David M. wonders if Netflix and Redbox will offer Ultra HD Blu-ray disc rentals, and John M. plans on getting a Sony projector with an Elite Screens tab-tensioned, motorized screen, and he asks about placement, light output, distractions, and whether he’s making good purchases. Scott S. made DIY acoustic absorption panels and wants placement recommendations. Tom K. tried Spotify Premium using an HDMI Chromecast and a Chromecast Audio and asks if he should be hearing any difference. Bill the Stumper has a mysterious hum in his multi-zone setup. And Infinite Gary questions Onkyo’s “full range” Atmos Modules, JBL’s Synthesis 4367 $15,000/pair speakers, and why his new Power Sound Audio S1500 subwoofers sound SO much louder. 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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