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AV Rant #826: Kill Your Bass to Make it Better

September 22nd, 2022

We have thoughts about bass. Controversial? Maybe. Against the grain of most of the online home theater community? Definitely. Also, Perlisten has the first THX Dominus certified in-walls.

Pictures shown in this episode: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjA82Nc

00:00:00 – Intro & What We Watched
Rob didn’t watch anything, but it turns out he did have covid-19! And Tom watched Thor: Love and Thunder, and The Imperfects.

00:17:29 – Listeners of the Week
Our Listeners of the Week are our 138 Patreon Patrons, including Jeremy & Michael, as well as Ilango for sending Rob an Amazon gift card.
Thanks to Gurinder, Bertrand & Jeremy 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: Gurinder, Ilango, Brandon, Aras, Bertrand, Michael, Jonathan & Jeremy. Thank you to everyone for continuing to listen!

In the news:

00:22:08 – News: Infrasonic Bass Doesn’t Matter
We’re bound to ruffle some feathers with this one. You don’t need frequencies below 20Hz: https://avgadgets.com/everything-you-know-about-bass-in-home-theater-is-wrong/

00:24:35 – News: Perlisten THX Dominus In-Walls
New S-Series & R-Series in-walls: https://bit.ly/3ByzjdI

Comments:

00:28:30 – Comment: Josh – Blast from the Past
It’s Tom’s old, old setup: https://bit.ly/3xHKY8H

00:31:23 – Comment: Kerry – FM Radio Delay
A profanity buffer is the likely explanation.

00:32:02 – Comment: Dazz – MDF & Blank Screens
Tips about buying DIY panel framing material, and still getting black screens.
– https://avgadgets.com/why-does-my-screen-go-blank/

00:33:15 – Comment: Jonathan – Sofabaton X1 Disappointment
Not the Harmony replacement he hoped for.

00:35:09 – Comment: Damien – TriCorn Black Paint
Blacker than your projector’s black bars: https://bit.ly/3Bw0VQF

QUESTIONS:

00:37:57 – Ryan: Corner Surround Setup
Where to place Surround speakers in a corner setup, and speaker stands.
– https://avgadgets.com/childproofing-and-pet-proofing-your-speaker-stands/
– Sanus: https://bit.ly/3UtxRBR
– Dayton: https://bit.ly/3LztPDX
– Mount-it: https://bit.ly/3f9jrGJ
– Monolith: https://bit.ly/3DJTGHs

00:46:11 – Sherry? Atmos Labels
Front Heights vs Top Fronts: what changes?
– https://avgadgets.com/qotd-how-you-should-label-your-atmos-speakers/

00:51:18 – Stan: iPad Measurement Software
Equivalent to REW and a UMIK-1 for iPad?

– AudioTools: https://bit.ly/3xGEWoK
– iTestMic2: https://bit.ly/3S3Fxt3
– Dayton iMM-6S: https://bit.ly/3S1TMyl

00:54:25 – Reginald: Bi-wire Connection
Bi-wire speaker wire with a single binding post.

00:56:27 – Mark: Calculating Brightness
We go through Projector Central’s Throw Distance Calculator, and recommend a screen size.
– https://avgadgets.com/why-you-shouldnt-have-a-projection-screen-larger-than-135/

01:04:03 – Scott: Baffle Wall & Conduit
Non-in-wall wires in conduit? And should you surround your in-wall speakers with absorption?

01:10:25 – Gurinder: Insulating Walls & Risers
Insulate a staggered stud wall, planning doorways, stuffing risers, and corner bass trap placement.

01:15:23 – Infinite Gary: Audyssey Dynamic EQ & Volume
Gary tried an author’s settings.
– Simple Home Cinema: https://bit.ly/3DMRfnt
– https://avgadgets.com/audyssey-reference-level-offset-what-is-it-what-does-it-do/
– https://avgadgets.com/shhh-people-are-sleeping-dynamic-range-compression-and-your-receiver/

01:18:33 – Brandon: Settle a Flame War
How loud can an SVS PB-1000 Pro really get? What in-walls & on-walls match his Ascend Sierra RAAL speakers?

– Focal 300 in-walls from A4L: https://bit.ly/3qSLU6B
– Back Can: https://bit.ly/3qWJCTP
– Focal 301 on-walls: https://bit.ly/3DZSGPN
– Focal Chora Surround: https://bit.ly/3Sjd0PS
– Focal Dome 5.1 package: https://bit.ly/3Lw1yhA
– Focal Sib Evo: https://bit.ly/3UoqCvb

01:32:25 – Bertrand: New Bass Traps, Brighter Sound
New corner bass traps made his system sound brighter.

– https://avgadgets.com/perfect-speaker-toe-in/

0141:46: – Ilango: Family Room Plans
TV height above a fireplace, in-wall & on-wall speakers, Atmos positions, hidden subs.
– https://avgadgets.com/is-my-tv-too-high/
– https://avgadgets.com/mantelmount-fireplace-tv-mount/
– HSU HIW-1: https://bit.ly/3BWCdKE
– Klipsch RP240D: https://bit.ly/3f9yDnu

01:53:33 – Michael: Audyssey Adjustments
Dynamic EQ, Editor App Curves, Crossover Frequencies, room size & treatments, panels behind speakers, and are SoundBars the future?
– https://avgadgets.com/curves-of-equal-loudness-what-are-they-and-do-i-want-them/
– https://avgadgets.com/audyssey-flat-vs-reference-which-is-best-for-your-room/
– https://avgadgets.com/is-room-correction-actually-important-for-your-home-theater/
– https://avgadgets.com/just-stop-with-the-atmos-soundbars/

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