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AV Rant #656: Get Thee Room Treatments

Our Listeners of the Week are our 85 Patreon Patrons, as well as Carlton B. for offering to help us with our website bandwidth issues, and Sammy C. for letting Accessories4Less and SVS know we sent him their way.

Pictures shown in this episode: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmG7kbze

In the news:- Disney announced their Disney+, Hulu (with ads) & ESPN+ streaming bundle for $13/month: https://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1565154828
– Congrats to long-time listener Nathan D. on his engagement!
– Andrew L. says wheeling and dealing was well worth it to get his Paradigm speaker setup, and he suggests using Dricore subfloor tiles as inexpensive DIY subwoofer isolation platforms, and giving bi-pole Atmos speakers a chance.

– Sammy C. shared his updated theater that includes Focal Aria speakers, and SVS sub, and a Vizio P-Series TV, all of which we recommended to him.

– 0:18:40 Jaremy Pyle entered GiK’s photo contest, so toss a vote his way to support an AVRant Listener: https://www.gikacoustics.com/summer-giveaway-photo-contest-2019/#!gallery/1/image/27/Jeremy%20Pyle%203-min

0:20:15 Kris B. needs some help sorting through his Harmony Activities now that he has a JVC projector with a slow boot up and HDMI handshaking.

0:24:44 Phil V. was told he MUST stop using Bluetooth. We explain why we disagree in his case, but mention an HDMI audio extractor if he wants to try one. And we explain why “stereo subs” aren’t a thing
.- ViewHD HDMI Audio Extractor: https://www.amazon.com/ViewHD-Newest-Extractor-Support-Vision/dp/B06XRT9VGL/

0:35:24 Ben F. requests comments on his plans for acoustic treatments, speakers and subs, in-ceiling Atmos speakers, and a white vs. a grey or ALR screen.
– NHT C-Series: https://www.nhthifi.com/products?categories=c-series
– SVS PC or SB-2000: https://www.svsound.com/pages/subwoofers#2000-series
– Monoprice Sycamore in-ceiling: https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=35748
– Aperion in-ceiling: https://www.aperionaudio.com/collections/in-wall-in-ceiling-speakers/products/aperion-6-5-in-ceiling-speaker-pair

0:45:43 Terry G. hears all about what he’d have to do to make a hush box or otherwise silence his JVC projector.

0:53:03 DJ wants an in-cabinet speaker upgrade.
– Ascend HTM-200SE: http://ascendacoustics.com/pages/products/speakers/htm200/htm200.html
– Aperion Novus: https://www.aperionaudio.com/pages/novus
– NHT C-Series: https://www.nhthifi.com/products?categories=c-series
– Ascend Sierra Horizon: http://ascendacoustics.com/pages/products/speakers/horizon/horizon.html
– KEF R2c: https://www.shop.us.kef.com/speaker/hi-fi-speakers/rseries-2018/r2c.html
– RBH SV-661W: https://rbhsound.com/on-wall_sig.php
– RBH SI-770: https://rbhsound.com/si770.php

1:03:53 Victor D. is building his whole theater himself. We go over distances and dimensions, and urge him to avoid putting big holes in his walls for speakers.

1:13:48 Steve B. gets our pick for an Ultra HD Blu-ray player, and a suggestion for listening to music stored on his NAS.

1:19:27 Wayne A. gets our list of alternative forums to AVS Forum.
– Audioholics: https://forums.audioholics.com/forums/– AV Forums UK: https://www.avforums.com/
– Ascend Acoustics: http://forum.ascendacoustics.com/
– AV Science: https://discuss.avscience.com/index.php?action=forum

1:25:07 Iriz S. updates us on her killer speakers. She has an OLED with burn-in, so we suggest a Samsung QLED, or a particular Sony from 2017 if she wants a 75-inch TV.
– 2018 Samsung Q9FN: https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-QN65Q9FN-FLAT-QLED-Smart/dp/B079Z511K2/
– 2018 Q8FN: https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-QN55Q8F-Flat-QLED-Smart/dp/B07B5FR99H/
– 2017 Sony X940E: https://www.amazon.com/Sony-XBR75X940E-75-Inch-Ultra-Smart/dp/B01N1VMTBE/

1:30:08 Stefan B. asks about upgrading his Surround and Back speakers, adding Atmos speakers, and what to do about his lighting, but we can’t get past his need for absorption panels. We also confirm his SoundBar choice for his bedroom.
– Boston SoundWare 4.5:https://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/bossoundwareblka/boston-acoustics-soundware-4.5-speaker-atmos-dts-x-on-wall-speaker-black-each/1.html
– SVS Prime Elevation: https://www.svsound.com/products/prime-elevation

1:38:25 Monty N. asks about mounting a TV where a CRT used to go. Then we tackle plans for his future theater above his garage.

1:49:20 Robin K. wants to confirm some Audyssey MultEQ XT32 with SubEQ HT settings, and we refer him to Rob’s 12 Step Guide to Setting Up Dual Subwoofers: http://www.avrant.com/a-12-step-guide-to-setting-up-dual-subwoofers/

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