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AV Rant #485: Stack of Mousepads

May 12th, 2016

PrintIt’s AV Rant Podcast’s 9th Anniversary! Thank you to ALL the AV Rant Listeners for supporting us all these years! A stack of mousepads to all! Wait, no, we don’t have that. Plus, what possible AV problem could mousepads solve? You’ll have to listen to find out!

A special thank you to our Listeners of the Week: Jeff for his generous donation, and Tom K. for letting Accessories4Less know he bought his Marantz SR7010 from them because of AV Rant, and for letting us know that A4L is starting to notice all the referrals!

In the news, Tom K. gave us the heads up that Warner Music Group has signed a deal with Meridian to use their MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) system on future releases. Infinite Gary sent us a report that Star Trek Beyond will be released in Barco Escape, a 3-screen format similar to the old Cinerama experience. And Tyler F. noted the reports that Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) has been purchased by EVA Automation.

Nathan D. got word directly from Oppo that their Ultra HD Blu-ray players should release in late 2016 and early 2017. Jeb B. thinks the reason curved TVs exist is so they can be mounted in old CRT cubby holes. And James B. like our AV Rant-sponsored racing car so much, he sponsored one of his own with his installation company Dynamic Technologies!

Nathan W. wonders if Audyssey is doing a good job of EQ’ing his Triad speakers. Jonathan F. is getting choppy video when upscaling to 4K/60 and wants to know the best connection path, as well as a the best options for adding two more speakers to his setup. And Jefferson G. is finalizing his quad subwoofer setup, and he also wants to know the best way to integrate a Nintendo 64 console into his system.

Simran S. asks about some lesser known audio companies: Bossobass, and Arendal Sound. Infinite Gary asks about Home Theater Geeks’ Darbee Vision interview. And Rusty wants to know what microphones we use and our recommendations, which include the Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB, ATR2500, and Blue Yeti.

Leighton asks about lossy vs. lossless audio, analog vs. digital output, and Ascend Acoustics Sierra RAAL vs. Aperion Audio Verus Grand speakers. Ted M. also asks about Ascend’s RAAL tweeters. And Adriano M. got his in-wall subwoofer cable situation fixed, and asks about SVS products in Australia, as well as using mismatched subwoofers together as a pair.

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