AV Rant #787: Monoprice Monolith M1070 Headphone Review
Tom reviews the Monolith M1070 planar magnetic, open-back headphones. Audyssey launched MultEQ-X. HDMI Licensing has declared HDMI 2.0 no longer exists. And we tackle a ton of questions. Packed show!
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00:00:00 – Intro & Listeners of the Week
Our Listeners of the Week are Chad for his PayPal donation, plus our 137 Patreon Patrons.
We also appreciate the notes of gratitude for keeping the podcast going from: James, Julian, Shawn, Jason, Dan, Chad, Gurinder, and David.
James recommends The Cycling Dads Podcast: https://is.gd/fJeRaZ
00:07:52 – Monolith M1070 Review
Open-back, planar magnetic headphones from Monoprice for $400: https://avgadgets.com/monoprice-monolith-m1070-planar-headphones-review/
In the news:
00:11:57 – News: Audyssey MultEQ-X
$200 Windows program expands the info & capabilities of Audyssey built into your Denon or Marantz Receiver: https://avgadgets.com/audyssey-multeq-x-what-you-need-to-know/
00:26:52 – News: HDMI 2.0 no longer exists
HDMI 2.0 is now a subset of HDMI 2.1. Does that mean “fake” 2.1? https://youtu.be/qo9Y7AMPn00
00:32:22 – News: Disney on YouTube TV
Disney-owned TV channels were pulled from YouTube TV…for one day: https://is.gd/sRoEGx
00:34:41 – Comment: Jay – Steve Yedlin article on HFR
An argument is made for continuing to shoot at 24 fps, and using frame interpolation if you want the high frame rate look: https://is.gd/XD3hbJ
00:35:18 – Comment: Nathan – HT consultant recommendations
Nathan has a correction about in-wall speaker dimensions. Then he suggests https://pmiltd.com/ , http://www.acousticfrontiers.com/ & Elite Home Cinema (https://is.gd/G5kB6B) for theater planning.
00:36:29 – Comment: Brad – Garage conversion progress
00:37:30 – Errol: 21:9 aspect TVs
Will ultrawide TVs return, since 21:9 PC monitors are popular?
00:45:01 – Karl: In-wall subwoofers
We go over some in-wall subwoofer, acoustically transparent screen material, and THX in-ceiling speaker options.
– RBH SI-1010 in-ceiling sub: https://is.gd/rZZwx1
– JL Audio Fathom Sys-213: https://is.gd/P61IXP
– Seymour AT screens: https://is.gd/IuXSNf
– EluneVision AudioWeave: https://is.gd/RwNAyu
– Monolith THX-265IW: https://is.gd/gEXN1A
– KEF Ci160RR-THX: https://is.gd/y3twLj
00:57:04 – Jeff: Guest house theater
How should Jeff orient a theater in a small guest house?
01:04:21 – Cesar: Surrounds in a narrow room
We make our arguments for which model of wall-mountable speaker Cesar should buy for his narrow room. And why he shouldn’t upgrade his in-ceilings.
– SVS Prime Satellite: https://is.gd/HQJy64
– SVS Prime Elevation: https://is.gd/AJgIoX
– SVS Ultra Surround:https://is.gd/0Fdwxs
– Sonance MAG6: https://is.gd/En6IMW
– MAG6 back cans: https://is.gd/fMUSjl
01:09:32 – Junior: Surround Backs or slim Surrounds
With super tight space, we say what to do in the rear half of Junior’s theater.
– Paradigm Millenia LP2: https://is.gd/xLmHsJ
– Sonance MAG6 in Canada: https://is.gd/vex3gg
01:26:33 – Bob: Speaker upgrade kits
What’s our general take on after-market kits?
01:32:29 – Zach: Apple TV+ judder
Fixing an NVidia Shield frame rate glitch.
– Shield app judder fix: https://is.gd/jshTEu
01:37:39 – Jason: Basement theater planning
We go over screen installation ideas, speaker placement, seating and rows, drop tile ceiling, soundproofing, and light construction.
01:57:17 – Dan: Receivers vs Separates
What to do about TV channel carrier disputes. And some nuance about Receivers vs Separates.
02:07:28 – Brandon: Rotate sub, rerun Audyssey?
What to do after physically rotating your sub.