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AV Rant #820: Rob Hates Everything

August 4th, 2022

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Pictures shown in this episode: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjA1twm

00:00:00 – Intro

Rob watched Everything, Everywhere, All at Once. Tom watched the latest season of Love, Death & Robots, and started Only Murders in the Building.

00:10:45 – Listeners of the Week

Our Listeners of the Week are Doug & Carolyn, Dane, and Michael for their PayPal donations, plus our 138 Patreon Patrons, including Chris and Bertrand, as well as Gurinder and Stan for sending movie codes, and Seth for helping us out with those Audio Advice Home Theater & Audio Show tickets & promo codes.

We also appreciate the notes of gratitude for keeping the podcast going from: Julian, Greg, Gurinder, Dale, Kris, Shawn, Martin, Raf, Bertrand, Stan, and Seth. Thank you to everyone for continuing to listen!

In the news:

00:17:36 – News: Power Sound Audio Promo

10% – 20% off speakers (except Towers): https://bit.ly/3oSlsca

00:18:29 – News: Auro-3D Bought Out

Auro Technologies has been purchased by Saffelberg Investments: https://bit.ly/3SmivOC

00:19:32 – News: Aperion Theatrus Series

High sensitivity, high power-handling, on-wall speakers using folded ribbon tweeters: https://bit.ly/3Qiyag4


00:26:21 – Doug & Carolyn: Open Room Upgrades

We have TV, speaker & AV Receiver suggestions for their “concert hall corner”.

– LG C1 OLED: https://bit.ly/3BEt5uy

– Samsung QN90A QLED: https://bit.ly/3BDKRhb

– HSU CCB-8: https://bit.ly/3Slvb8l

– Martin Logan Motion 35XTi: https://bit.ly/3vxIhpl

– Klipsch RP-600M II: https://bit.ly/3cZ7OkO

– https://avgadgets.com/do-i-need-an-external-amplifier/

– Emotiva BasX A2: https://bit.ly/3cXavDn

– Marantz NR1711: https://bit.ly/3BDHo2c

– Marantz SR5015: https://bit.ly/3P4J9sA

– Denon X3700H: https://bit.ly/3bt5HoQ

00:45:32 – Jack: Cleaning AT Screen

We say to contact the manufacturer, but suggest methods we’re comfortable with.

– https://bit.ly/3d3NgaF

00:47:32 – Mark: A Bit More Bass

Do you turn up the sub’s dial, or the AVR’s trim level?

– https://avgadgets.com/subwoofer-output-clipping-real-problem-or-urban-legend/

00:50:20 – Julian: Projector Flicker, Focus & HEOS

We discuss projector lamp flicker, uneven focus when using lens shift, upgrade options, HDR to SDR conversion, and why HEOS stopped working.

– Lamp Reconditioning: https://bit.ly/3ztH7MO

– HEOS Support: https://bit.ly/3JzlCi7

– HEOS App Reset: https://bit.ly/3PYZCPZ

01:05:35 – Sean: 4K Projector Screen Sizes

We detail the distances required when installing a 4K projector, and what a “4K screen” means.

01:10:37 – Infinite Gary: Audyssey Flat, Projector Sharpness

We explain the Audyssey Flat setting, Dolby Atmos Module placement, identical amp channels, and why a 1080p projector can look sharper than a 4K one.

– https://avgadgets.com/best-placement-of-up-firing-dolby-atmos-enabled-modules/

01:19:30 – Travis: Sub Crossover with 2.0 Setup

With only 2 speakers, how do you get Audyssey not to EQ down to 20Hz?

– https://avgadgets.com/__trashed-3/

– Dayton SUB-1000: https://bit.ly/3JtDECz

– SUB-1000L: https://bit.ly/3zRR8oq

01:26:28 – Greg: From Pioneer to PSB

Greg double checks that his speaker replacement wasn’t a mistake.

01:30:31 – Chris: Stable Speaker Stands

His thin, adjustable-height stands fell over.

– Dayton SSWB36: https://bit.ly/3BDArOJ

01:32:20 – Vince: Matching Front Wides

How identical do Front Wides need to be to your Fronts & Surrounds?

01:34:38 – Kris: Upgrades for Fun

Kris just wants to change something. New amp? Or Kaleidescape?

01:38:21 – Dan: Subwoofer Setup Tedium

Trial & error worked. But is there not a better way?

01:42:18 – Shawn: Big Amp, Prettier Speakers

Suggestions for lots of Watts, and higher output speakers that still look nice.

– Emotiva BasX A2: https://bit.ly/3vD5l66

– Crown XLi 1500: https://bit.ly/3JzoZph

– Outlaw Model 2220 Monoblocks: https://bit.ly/3vy4mE8

– Emotiva XPA-3: https://bit.ly/3Jqok9A

– Martin Logan Motion 35XTi: https://bit.ly/3ORKqCV

01:47:36 – Ryan: Best $2,000 Projector

Unhappy with his Optoma UHD55, we give alternatives.

– https://www.projectorcentral.com/BenQ-HT3550-vs-Epson-Home-Cinema-4010.htm

01:53:29 – Martin: Insulation Density

We detail which density of insulation is best for absorption panels, and discuss Martin’s room layout.

01:58:31 – Raf: Hearing Receiver Differences

Online reviewers always say they hear a difference. How can that not be true?

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