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AV Rant #679: Backlog Trifecta

January 21st, 2020 Leave a comment Go to comments

This episode was recorded just a day after the last two! Rob is joined by Lee Overstreet as we nearly finish catching up on our holiday backlog.

Our Listeners of the Week are our 102 Patreon Patrons, including Justin B.

Pictures shown in this episode: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmKKeT2i

In the news:

– Warner Bros. will use Cinelytic AI to help decide which films to make: https://is.gd/4LeisB

– Samsung’s QD-OLED production is facing delays: https://is.gd/kov5EB

– LG Display also has OLED production delays, so big price drops on large screen sizes soon seem unlikely: https://is.gd/G3sQgq

0:19:01 Rob M. asks if there is an app to add curves of equal loudness to iOS devices.

0:21:37 Biv wants to know if he can plug two separate subwoofer outputs into a single subwoofer.

0:25:34 Mike S. wants to know if he should spread his Surround Back speakers farther apart, if we think he should add diffusion to the back of his room, whether he should bring his Front L/R speakers forward, and what he’ll be looking for in measurements.
– Measurements of treatments in a small room: https://youtu.be/dB8H0HFMylo

0:38:49 Michael I. and Dan H. both have questions about how much audible difference there is between cheap vs. expensive AV Receivers or Separates. Michael also asks about the Audyssey Editor App, and whether he should try 5.1.2 Atmos.
– Audioholics’ Do Expensive AV Receivers Sound Better than Cheap Ones?: https://youtu.be/4sq2dyzJYvA

1:05:00 Bastian gets our input on constructing a 2-channel demo room in a store, including orientation, dimensions, acoustic treatment, and dealing with a noisy pipe.

1:19:27 Travis D. asks if he should continue altering the volume of different programs on his computer if he is also using Audyssey Dynamic EQ.

1:24:59 Monty N. asks about the mounting height for his screen, how much distance he needs for two rows of seating, and how high his seating riser should be.

1:34:38 Ian E. wants to know if we prefer IMAX theaters or Dolby Cinemas, if given the choice.

1:38:07 Tom D. needs in-ceiling Surround speakers to go with his Boston Acoustics Towers.
– Monoprice Sycamore: https://is.gd/fYeYQx

1:40:49 Michael R. wants to know how to always hear surround sound from his Amazon Fire TV Cube, except for when he wants to listen to 2-channel music in stereo.

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