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AV Rant #779: Monolith V2 Subs

November 5th, 2021

Our 2nd Annual Thanksgiving get together with the HT Guys (http://www.htguys.com/) and The Bright Side Home Theater Podcast (https://www.brightsidehometheater.com/) is coming up! So send us a question you’d like answered by Tom, Rob, Lee, Ara, Braden & DJ!

Tom appeared on Bright Side Home Theater to talk about The Crow, and the origins of AV Rant: https://is.gd/1IkPo4

Tom had a hard out this week, so that means some alone time with Rob for the final few questions 😉

Pictures shown in this episode:
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00:00:00 – Intro & Listeners of the Week

Our Listeners of the Week are Chris and Allen for their PayPal donations, plus our 132 Patreon Patrons, including Bertrand.
We also appreciate the notes of gratitude from Chris T, Chris H, John, Brad & Bertrand. Thank you to everyone for continuing to listen!

In the news:

00:08:56 – News: Monoprice Monolith V2 Subs
Prices go up, looks improve, performance stays the same on Monoprice Monolith Subs:
– $550 M-10 V2: https://is.gd/S6MuOS
– $850 M-12 V2: https://is.gd/dz4GF7
– $1400 M-15 V2: https://is.gd/dDGtqY

00:12:20 – News: Locast copyright damages
Via Karl – streaming broadcast TV for free on the internet isn’t just dead, it has to pay

Comments:

00:14:18 – Comment: Paul – Channels DVR & Tesla

00:17:39 – Comment: Weldon – Panel thickness
– AVRant on DIY panels: https://youtu.be/FAt5IU8ZoYY?t=1682
– http://www.acousticmodelling.com/porous.php

00:18:44 – Comment: Karl – THX Ultimate Cinema visit

QUESTIONS:

00:19:51 – Derek: $300/pair speakers
Ascend’s HTM-200SE are on backorder, so we suggest alternatives. Derek also asks about sufficient room size & seating distance.
– Ascend HTM-200SE: https://is.gd/npXANQ
– HSU HB-1 MK2: https://is.gd/3H8ICg
– Paradigm Monitor SE: https://is.gd/OZ4Sfv
– Elac Debut 2.0: https://is.gd/LKYZsj

00:29:34 – Raul: Projector vs TV in Mexico
Raul asks what to get with a $1000 US budget.
– Optoma HD146X: https://is.gd/ugIU3R
– Hisense U7G: https://is.gd/dALNpf
– TCL R615: https://is.gd/CnLeWt

00:36:44 – David: HDBaseT Dolby Vision
David asks about Dolby Vision via Cat6. Monoprice has new, longer, certified Ultra High Speed HDMI cables.
– Emotiva e-connects: https://is.gd/Rbx7de
– Monoprice Blackbird 41097: https://is.gd/OoN1eh
– Monoprice SlimRun Certified UHS HDMI: https://is.gd/SS1Qce

00:40:34 – Charles: Def Tech Surrounds
Charles has bi-pole Def Tech Towers, and wants to know if ProMonitors will match as Surrounds.

00:48:18 – Karl: Biggest Dolby Cinema
Spoiler: we don’t know!

00:50:31 – Chad: NVidia Shield voice control
Can you still skip & fast forward using your voice?

00:54:23 – John: ToneWinner EQ
John asks about powering Roku devices, XLR cables, and ToneWinner’s auto-EQ and parametric EQ.
– Roku Express 4K+: https://is.gd/6KTzS5
– Emotiva XLR to RCA adapter: https://is.gd/742VsS
– ToneWinner AT-300 7.3.6 Pre-Pro: https://is.gd/2RUzKK
– Onkyo TX-RZ50: https://is.gd/voDAXT

01:08:59 – Jonathan: Surround Backs?
Can you guess Tom’s answer? No points if you do :p

01:16:55 – Luke: $2K 75″ TV
Specific needs lead to a specific TV model recommendation.
– Samsung QN75Q80T: https://is.gd/bucdYZ

01:21:01 – Brad: Garage reno theater
Brad’s fighting “analysis paralysis”, so we go over what we think he should do in his garage renovation to make it into a cozy home theater.
– https://avgadgets.com/best-atmos-speakers-for-your-home-theater/
– Aperion Novus Atmos: https://is.gd/NJOpha

01:41:58 – Martin & John: Apple TV audio
What should it say on the front panel of your Receiver?

01:47:54 – Chris: Actual 4K vs UHD
JVC’s (and Sony’s) 4K projectors have 4096 x 2160 resolution, not 3840 x 2160. Rob goes over what that means for setup, sources, and playback.

01:55:31 – Terry: Black & White on OLED
“Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” doesn’t look good on Terry’s OLED. Rob discusses the TV and NVidia Shield settings that might be to blame.

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