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AV Rant #766: Kenwood-Level Good

August 7th, 2021

It’s the return of Lee Overstreet! Tom is away on vacation this week, so our favorite pinch hitter is back. And that means an extra long episode!

00:00:00 – Intro & Lee’s new Tesla

– https://twitter.com/LeeOverTweet

– https://twitter.com/teslaloosa

00:13:19 – Listeners of the Week

Our Listeners of the Week are our 128 Patreon Patrons, including Steve.

We also greatly appreciate the notes of gratitude for keeping the podcast going from: Kevin, Eric, Joey, Steve, Raf, Jorge, Dave B. & David F.

Thank you to everyone for continuing to listen!

Pictures shown in this episode:


00:17:18 – CORRECTION: David F. sorts out HDMI signals

– Wikipedia on TMDS: https://is.gd/ll2GsH & LVDS: https://is.gd/uWyynr

In the news:

00:23:49 – HD Fury 8K VRROOM

The first HDMI 2.1 Matrix Switch & Processor is up for pre-order: https://is.gd/SIe66e

00:26:21 – Hisense U7G 4K LCD TV

is a value TV winner, especially for gaming features: https://is.gd/4H2L9j

00:32:35 – via JT: SPK618 delays

00:34:54 – Comment: Remote 12V Triggers

Infinite Gary & Rob came across the:

– Emotiva ET-3: https://is.gd/bTSLs9

– Pro-Ject Tuner Box S2: https://is.gd/JPonvH


00:36:53 – Dazz: KEF Q150 vs. Q350

Dazz also asks how six overhead speakers should be labelled, and request we talk him out of a speaker upgrade.

– HSU CCB-8: https://is.gd/6qGdq7

00:45:58 – John Q: Gain vs. level matching

John also asks about using an upmixer on Atmos soundtracks, and Arendal speakers.

– Subwoofers: Optimum Number & Locations: https://is.gd/Rk2ngW

– Arendal 1723 THX speakers: https://is.gd/c8WrBb

00:57:28 – Clint: Irregularly-shaped room design

Clint also asks about converting an ethernet cable into an RCA interconnect, and potentially powering a second setup in a different room with the same AV Receiver as his theater.

-Dolby Atmos Home Theater Installation Guidelines: https://is.gd/GYE9EP

– twisted pair cable to RCA jack: https://is.gd/H5OG49

01:13:16 – Kevin H.: Can you compare lumen specs?

Kevin also asks if he still needs individual battery backup UPS units if he has a whole house battery.

– Projector Central Reviews:

– Epson 5050UB: https://is.gd/WUZXvB

– Sony VW325ES: https://is.gd/Kpnqm9

– JVC NX5: https://is.gd/7wmluZ

01:24:04 – Eric R.: Photo examples of room treatments

Also, fellow Listener Andrew L. helps us explain Bookshelf vs. Tower speakers and when a room might be too small for Towers.

01:45:30 – Joey T.: Maximum Apple Music quality

We also discuss Audyssey and other digital processing limiting the sampling rate.

01:52:00 – Mike S.: Which amp for expanding to 13 speakers?

– Outlaw Model 5000X: https://is.gd/fjHynZ

– Emotiva BasX A5: https://is.gd/6MOQH3

01:55:34 – Steve W.: YouTube TV in 5.1?

– https://is.gd/FsTKV7

01:59:50 – Infinite Gary: Blu-ray player no longer reads discs

02:03:46 – Brandon N.: Subs & HD Fury Dolby Vision

– SVS PC-4000 cylinder: https://is.gd/kivHl4

– SVS SB16-Ultra: https://is.gd/GRWDiG

– Power Sound Audio S1812: https://is.gd/Oh4T3W

– Rythmik F18: https://is.gd/NomX84

– HSU ULS-15 MK2: https://is.gd/SEjYL0

– How to use an HD Fury with a projector for Dolby Vision: https://is.gd/ZkXqKF

– Optimizing your projector for HDR: https://is.gd/DWS0mo

– HD Fury Vertex 2: https://is.gd/OYUYqQ

02:13:48 – Raf: Connecting a sub with power on

02:15:48 – Paul T.: All about HLG

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