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AV Rant #613: Stacking Small Subs

October 19th, 2018 Leave a comment Go to comments

Our Listeners of the Week are Brannon for his donation, our 73 Patreon Patrons, and Shawn W. for letting RBH know his Impression Series R-515 Center speaker purchase was because of our recommendation.

In the news, the first IMAX Enhanced Ultra HD Blu-ray titles have been announced, and they’re also the first HDR10+ discs.

Nick B. recommends the headphone DAC and amp reviews from Audio Science Review Forum. Bobby M. sent us a very nice thank you note. And PJ let us know that Denon replaced his malfunctioning X2200W Receiver with a B-stock X2400H.

0:15:41 Jerrod K. wants to maximize his audio quality, so he asks about potentially adding more room treatments, making changes to his speakers, and what he can do using dual subwoofers, a miniDSP 2×4, and the Multi-Sub Optimization Software to get the best bass performance possible.

0:40:04 Brandon N. surprised his wife with an Epson 4000 projector and Seymour AV Center Stage UF screen. He asks about connecting a projector and a flat panel to his AV Receiver at the same time, getting his Apple TV to play nice with both displays, corrects Rob’s statement about the new Epson 4010 supporting 4K60 (it only supports 4K24), and gets a recommendation for a 50-foot Series-3 Blue Jeans Cable active HDMI cable.

0:51:08 Andrew T. installed Philips Hue lighting, and now he wants more home automation. We suggest a Harmony Hub and Lutron Serena shades, and highly recommend the Home: On Podcast for more home automation advice. Then Rob obliges Andrews gear lust with a $25K shopping list, including: HT Design seatsJVC DLA-X790 projector, Seymour AV screenDenon AVR-X8500H Receiver, dual SVS PC-4000 subwoofers, and Ascend Acoustics and Focal Bird speakers.

0:57:25 Tom N. has a tiny space available for a subwoofer, so our only recommendation is the JL Audio Dominion D108. Then we recommend he stick to using a white projection screen, but we talk about ambient light rejecting screens, too, including the EluneVision Aurora.

1:13:13 Nick B. and Todd J. ask about the best external streaming box in light of Xbox One S/X getting (limited) Dolby Vision support.

1:17:37 Abhue F. asks about HD DVD deep color, daisy-chaining Surround speakers, and our go-to movie for showing off our displays.

1:24:20 Ken B. wonders if the new Denon X3500H is worth paying extra over the X3400H, and he wants to know if having a TV that supports HDR10+ requires an HDR10+ Ultra HD Blu-ray player. We also suggest a Rent4K.com subscription for getting Ultra HD Blu-ray discs by mail.

1:29:50 sea R pea and Jonathan F. both ask why there isn’t some way to calibrate your desired quietest and loudest volume levels ahead of time so that you never have to adjust the volume during playback. Then we answer what happens when you play Atmos without any overhead speakers, and why we don’t do more interviews.

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