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AV Rant #738: Pop-Up Plus

January 29th, 2021

Be sure to check out our interview with Todd Welti from Harman for his very informative take on using multiple subwoofers: http://www.avrant.com/av-rant-737-interview-with-todd-welti-on-subwoofers/ . And if you usually enjoy the audio-only version, following along with Todd’s diagrams towards the end might be easier while watching our YouTube video version for this one: https://youtu.be/BZtRNVG078A . And thanks again to AVRant Listener Joe K. for introducing us to Todd!

Our Listeners of the Week are Dan, Jose, and Nathan for their PayPal donations, plus our 126 Patreon Patrons, as well as Jason S. for telling Accessories4Less and GiK he found them because of us, Michael I. for talking us up to GiK, Bertrand for sending Rob an Amazon.ca gift card, and Nicholas over at Linus Tech Tips for the very nice shout out to AVRant at the end of their Optoma UHD30 gaming projector video: https://youtu.be/poVxiPTJrW0 . We also want to thank Dan for giving Tom permission to use his photos on https://avgadgets.com/ . And Rob K., Andrew, Patrick, Dan, Kamran, Christian, Jason, Jonathan, Nathan, Vince, Wayne, Gurinder, and Brian for their notes of gratitude to us for keeping the podcast going. Thank you all for continuing to listen!

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In the news:

– KEF’s first Uni-Core product is the KC62 subwoofer: https://avgadgets.com/kef-announces-kc62%e2%80%8b-subwoofer/

– AMC Theaters will avoid bankruptcy: https://is.gd/HLBib3

– The name change from CBS All Access to Paramount+ happens March 4th: https://is.gd/TRkHZG

– Xbox Series X has a good Ultra HD Blu-ray player now: https://youtu.be/aE92YNgn3kw , and HDR support for YouTube: https://is.gd/cH1m2K


– Andrew L. shares his DIY absorption panels.

0:17:52 Bertrand L. asks where to buy cables in Canada, whether to use banana plugs, which Receiver to get, how much we think 83″ OLEDs will cost, if his Center needs an acoustic panel behind it, whether to vary panel thickness, and if it’s ok to leave gaps, how to figure out precise heights for screens, risers, and projectors, and our thoughts on the Leviton Pop-Up Floor Outlet: https://is.gd/geQQK2
– https://avgadgets.com/your-high-end-cables-are-hurting-your-sound/
– Zeskit Ultra High Speed HDMI Cable: https://is.gd/5CV4ng
– Prime Cables: https://is.gd/k5XXPz
– Sewell Strike Banana Plugs: https://is.gd/SkUjWd
– Sewell Deadbolt Spades: https://is.gd/3boteB
– Anthem AV Receivers: https://is.gd/rVwS6D
– 83″ Sony A90J price: https://youtu.be/OhEtqmFaeaY

0:40:01 Brian Z. gets $1,000 Front 3 speaker suggestions.
– KEF Q-Series: https://is.gd/7TayqT
– SVS Prime Series: https://is.gd/0FjIxv
– Ascend HTM-200SE: https://is.gd/npXANQ
– HSU: https://is.gd/3H8ICg

0:45:01 Bob has a strange, infrequently recurring problem with his OLED inverting colors.

0:48:47 Ralph M. asks if LG TVs are known to have weak WiFi.

0:51:35 Rob K. has a challenging room, and asks about: subwoofer placement, seating arrangement, whether to use bi-pole Surrounds, how to add Atmos, and which speakers to get.
– HSU: https://is.gd/3H8ICg
– KEF Q-Series: https://is.gd/7TayqT

1:03:59 Jeff B. has a $2,000 budget for a 75″ TV in a bright room.
– Vizio P Quantum X: https://is.gd/WpC6E4
– Sony X900H: https://is.gd/nzbrPN

1:05:47 Dan C. would prefer SVS Prime Elevation speakers over his current Orbs, but he needs advice tackling placement.

1:11:37 Derek L. asks where to place dual subs, what his seating distance should be, and how high and far back to mount Surrounds.

1:16:48 Jason S. has interference issues with our favorite Outlaw OAW-4 wireless kit: https://is.gd/dISn3T

1:18:47 David prompts Rob to update his 12 Step Guide: http://www.avrant.com/a-12-step-guide-to-setting-up-dual-subwoofers/

1:22:02 Kamran H. double checks the advice he got from GiK about room treatments and RSL about crossovers.

1:26:41 Lt. Sulu gets clarification about which pair of speakers to buy and how to deploy the ones he already owns. Then he gets clarification about the labels on the back of his Pre-Pro not necessarily matching the speaker channels he wants to assign.

1:34:38 Infinite Gary asks why colors on his 1080p OLED don’t match the subtlety of his Kuro plasma.
– Impulse vs. sample-and-hold displays: https://is.gd/azLlXf

1:38:42 Jonathan asks if your choice of Atmos speakers truly doesn’t matter, even when you have unusually high efficiency speakers.

1:41:53 Wayne has weird issues with swapped L/R speaker channels and HBO Max, plus questions about speaker and acoustic treatment placement, and using Sonos with his Denon’s Zone 2.

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