AV Rant #824: Denon & Marantz 2022 Rumors
Sorry, once again, for Rob’s poor audio quality, but we’re stuck like this for quite a while yet. Information about Denon & Marantz 2022 Receivers & Separates supposedly leaked last week. We’re not sure we believe all of it. LG’s OLED Flex bends on command. And several 7.1.4 SoundBars were announced.
Pictures shown in this episode: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjA64As
00:00:00 – Intro & What We Watched
Rob watched The Purge and Star Trek: Lower Decks. Tom watched The Dragon Prince, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, and Grace and Frankie.
00:13:21 – Listeners of the Week
Our Listeners of the Week are Allen and Raf for their PayPal donations, plus our 138 Patreon Patrons, including Rob M, as well as Aras for sending Rob a donation for his apartment restoration, and Eddie for sending Rob a Canadian movie code.
Thanks to Jason for sending photos with permission to use them on https://avgadgets.com/
And we appreciate the notes of gratitude for keeping the podcast going from: Dazz, Rob M, Aras, Gurinder, Jason, and Allen. Thank you to everyone for continuing to listen!
In the news:
00:17:20 – News: Denon & Marantz 2022 AVRs
Official announcements are supposed to happen at CEDIA in about a month. So we’ll soon find out how much of this “leaked” information is correct: https://bit.ly/3THUVfM
00:32:22 – News: LG OLED Flex
Bend your OLED monitor on command: https://bit.ly/3x343BW
00:33:52 – News: 7.1.4 SoundBars
– Sennheiser AMBEO Max & Plus: https://bit.ly/3QoOqvt
– TCL X937U: https://bit.ly/3cOgYB6
– JBL BAR 1000: https://bit.ly/3RqZrxR
00:40:46 – Kiran: 8K TVs Worth It?
A store demo convinced Kiran 4K is fine.
00:50:23 – Dave: Limiting Roku TV Bandwidth
Is there a way to limit the built-in apps of a TCL Roku TV to only stream 720p?
00:53:01 – John: SonoSub Design
John asks about bracing, port design, stuffing, EQ, and finishing for some DIY cylinder SonoSubs.
– SonoSub build: https://bit.ly/3cTMQnL
– SonoSub Design Program: https://bit.ly/3cZKl3b
01:05:47 – Aras: DIY On-Ceiling Speakers
How to attach them, and worries about aiming.
– HushRaft: https://bit.ly/3RIUS1z
01:13:16 – Karl: Acoustics of Flooring
What effect will different types of flooring have on your home theater’s acoustics?
01:18:13 – Sean: New 4K Projector, New HDMI Cable?
Sean tried his BenQ HT3550 projector with his old HDMI cable, and 4K HDR seemed to work fine. Should he bother pulling a new HDMI cable through his walls?
– Murideo HDMI Bandwidth Calculator: https://bit.ly/3RqBh6m
– CL2-rated Fiber Optic UHS HDMI: https://amzn.to/3euE3Jx
– CMX-rated Certified UHS HDMI: https://amzn.to/3cU6Jeg
01:26:27 – Will: Apple TV 4K Black Screens
What settings will prevent black screens and new HDMI handshakes every time the content changes?
01:30:06 – Jason: More Panels? Front Heights?
Jason made beautiful DIY printed acoustic panels. Would he benefit from making even more? And should he add Front Heights if it’s easy to do so?
– SVS Prime Elevation: https://bit.ly/3RLPAT8
01:41:11 – Daniel: In-Wall Subwoofer Cable
Is it ok to use coax cable with an F-Type, screw-on connection, rather than RCA plugs?
– F-Type to RCA Keystone: https://amzn.to/3qkmkHm
01:43:19 – Ron: 32″ Monitor for PS5
40″ is too big. OLED is too expensive. So which 32″ Monitor should he get?
– Samsung Odyssey Neo G7: https://bit.ly/3cU7FiM
– Gigabyte M32U: https://amzn.to/3QqlB1P
– Gigabyte M32UC: https://amzn.to/3U0GVhw
01:48:24 – Raf: Two HDMI Outputs Better Than One?
His Ultra HD Blu-ray player has two HDMI outputs, one for audio-only. Would using both improve picture & sound?
01:50:14 – Infinite Gary: One Speaker, Two Wires
Gary asks if he can connect two pairs of speaker wire to the same speaker, and run them to the Speaker A and Speaker B outputs of the same Integrated Amp in order to compare the speaker wire itself.