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AV Rant #733: Audyssey Tutorial

January 1st, 2021

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0:05:39 Tom shares his Oculus Quest 2 impressions.

In the news:

– Vizio launched their 85-inch P-Series Quantum X TV: https://is.gd/tXNTL3
– And Walmart has the 1st batch at the best price: https://avgadgets.com/deal-alert-85-vizio-p-series-for-3k/

– Lots of CES 2021 rumors: https://is.gd/9Fnvu6

– 0:20:37 LG announced new flagship “QNED MiniLED” LCD TVs that twist a different display technology’s acronym that requires explanation: https://is.gd/dxkoa7


– 0:23:20 Mario clarifies how to run an in-wall power extension cord.

0:25:11 Brandon N. & Andrew L. prompt an Audyssey mic placement tutorial after reading Tom’s article: https://avgadgets.com/digital-room-correction-systems-and-dsp/ , and we also discuss subwoofer placement: http://www.avrant.com/a-12-step-guide-to-setting-up-dual-subwoofers/

0:42:22 Nelson asks if his Denon Receiver is woefully underpowered.

0:49:48 Chris H. figured out why the projection screen at his church has a hot spot, and we discuss inexpensive, small, white speakers.
– Revel M8: https://is.gd/GEQDHm
– Jamo S 801: https://is.gd/bH3WWE

0:55:37 Gurinder gets some more false column advice and notes on acoustically transparent, dyed fabric.

0:59:09 Bob H. asks which Surround speakers to get to match his NHT Classic 2 Fronts, and asks about Dolby Atmos-enabled, upward-firing options.
– NHT SuperZero: https://is.gd/XtTLU5
– NHT MS Satellite: https://is.gd/fu9wNT

1:06:22 Romaine T. asks about UST projectors, standard throw options, and Rob’s memory.
– https://www.projectorcentral.com/VAVA-4K-vs-Optoma-CinemaX-P2.htm
– BenQ HT3550: https://is.gd/BrJjDa
– Epson 3800: https://is.gd/UDZesp
– Epson 4010: https://is.gd/QYy4wI

1:17:06 Infinite Gary asks if ceiling height determines the need for diffusion.

1:19:49 J.R. asks if you can plug two pre-amps into one amplifier by using both its RCA and XLR inputs.

1:27:37 Julian L. gets clarification about SVS vs. REL subwoofers, and advice on which subs to buy in the UK.

– Harman Subwoofers: Optimum Number & Locations white paper: https://is.gd/Rk2ngW
– BK Electronics: https://www.bkelec.com/HiFi/Sub_Woofers.htm
– https://avgadgets.com/three-myths-about-ported-and-sealed-subwoofers/
– https://avgadgets.com/qotd-do-i-eq-dual-subs-separately/

1:39:13 PyroBuilder asks about Audyssey vs. manual speaker setup, and how to sort through all the available listening modes in an AVR.

1:50:24 Curt G. tries to help his brother-in-law with a neighbor’s complaints about bass.
– https://avgadgets.com/the-three-best-options-to-decouple-your-subwoofer/
– https://avgadgets.com/how-to-add-tactile-transducers-to-your-home-theater/

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