AV Rant #610: Un-Super Tweeters
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In the news, the Sony PlayStation Classic mini console will launch Dec. 3 for $100. Samsung released a final Evolution Kit for their TVs in response to complaints. Amazon announced a whole bunch of Echo devices. And Aperion Audio earns our ire by announcing an add-on super tweeter.
HDTV Test confirms the new JVC 4K projectors will have faster HDMI handshaking.
0:15:43 Mike S. wants to nail down the wiring for his speakers, make sure it’s ok to use a mono 3.5mm extension cable with his Audyssey setup microphone, decide which JVC projector to buy, and sell his old speakers on Audiogon.
0:27:13 Boshko gets clarification about which forms of power protection are offered by APC battery backup UPS devices.
0:38:20 Nathan D. spotted FLAC as a supported audio codec in iOS 12, and he wants to know if that means iPhones will play FLAC files now.
0:42:40 Bob H. wants to add streaming sticks to a couple of older TVs that only have a single HDMI input, so we suggest giving a Sewell SwitchDeck or a Sewell IBIS Switch a try, or using a Logitech Harmony remote.
0:48:51 Joe S. is getting an NVidia Shield, but he isn’t certain his AV Receiver will pass through 4K60 signals. We believe it will, but if not, an HD Fury AVR Key would be the solution.
0:57:59 Total Babble Podcast gets our take on whether we think the Emotiva TA-100 integrated stereo amp would be a worthwhile upgrade.
1:01:55 Bob gets details about setting up a Plex Server on his NVidia Shield.
1:10:41 Brandon N. asks for the exact dimensions and price of Rob’s custom made “skinny” Ascend Sierra Horizon RAAL Center speaker.
1:15:04 Infinite Gary wants to know what we think about tweaking TV picture settings for specific content, such as sports.
1:29:19 Curtis D. wants to know exactly which specifications we look at to indicate whether a subwoofer really plays down to 20Hz or not.
1:39:38 Moanis gets our recommendation for a Silver Ticket fixed frame, white material projection screen, unless he wants masking or an acoustically transparent screen, in which case, we recommend Seymour AV.
1:43:06 Nick B. asks for clarification about using a drop tile ceiling as part of soundproof construction. And we recommend the sealed Sony MDR7506 headphones, as well as the Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 or Sennheiser HD 598 Cs or Audio-Technica ATH-M50x headphones, plus a Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS if he needs a USB DAC.<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!