AV Rant #827: From the Car-Cast
Tom is away this week, under hurricane evacuation order. So Lee Overstreet is here to pinch hit for us. And Rob’s already makeshift setup gets even whackier as he records from his car! Obviously, audio quality is suspect this week.
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00:00:00 – Intro & What We Watched
Rob watched the first episode of Andor, and has thoughts about its frame rate. Lee watched 1917 and Things to Come.
00:11:19 – Listeners of the Week
Our Listeners of the Week are our 138 Patreon Patrons, as well as Dale P for sending Rob an Amazon gift card.
We also appreciate the notes of gratitude for keeping the podcast going from: Dale, Aras, Jim, Gurinder, Dale P, Dazz, Matt, Luke, Greg, and Nathan. Thank you to everyone for continuing to listen!
In the news:
00:17:33 – News: Official Denon & Marantz AVR Lineups
New Receivers and a Pre-Pro were officially announced, with the rumors of HDMI 2.1 switching, and (future) Dirac support all proving true. We also dig into the good (dedicated tactile transducer output) & bad (“directional” subs) options afforded by those four subwoofer pre-outs.
– Denon: https://bit.ly/3RiGtbJ
– Marantz: https://bit.ly/3ChDpbK
00:30:55 – News: Google’s Project Caviar
Alternatives to Dolby Vision & Atmos “based upon existing codecs”: https://bit.ly/3fvuZog
00:45:48 – Leighton: “Roasting” his Room
Suggested acoustic treatment changes based on his photos.
00:53:00 – Jeremy: JPorter Studios Waterloo Demo Room
Projector and acoustic treatment advice for a demo room at https://www.jporterstudios.com/
– Epson LS12000: https://bit.ly/3dPsf4t
– JVC NP5: https://bit.ly/3LNwdXY
01:01:04 – Mike: Salk BePure 2 Center
Fireplace heat, and Center speaker options to go with Salk’s BePure 2 Towers: https://bit.ly/3SE0eLV
– Revel Performa C208: https://bit.ly/3UKOYiL
– KEF R2c: https://bit.ly/3UKdrVm
01:13:25 – Vasanth: Bi-amp Connections
Double checking a projector & Receiver upgrade, and how to connect bi-amp speakers.
01:21:32 – Allen: Wireless Workout Earbuds
Inexpensive, waterproof, wireless workout buds.
– Anker Soundcore Life Dot 2 w/ AirWings: https://amzn.to/3SDkNbh
01:27:10 – Kiran: Repurposing Surround Backs
How to wire in Series, and what to do with unused Surround Backs.
01:32:46 – Ryan: Lip Sync Issues
Suggested settings to fix lip sync between an Apple TV 4K & Sony OLED. Bonus advice for Lee with his LG OLED.
01:39:06 – Dale: New 9-Channel AVR
9-channel AVR w/ pre-outs suggestions.
– Denon X3700J from A4L: https://bit.ly/3rc8w23
– Marantz SR6015 from A4L: https://bit.ly/3SGbBmI
– Denon X3800H: https://amzn.to/3rfd7QR
01:42:44 – Aras: Internal Speaker Wire Connections
Should he use Spade or Banana plugs inside his DIY speaker cabinets?
01:44:24 – Infinite Gary: Speaker Dynamic Compression
Do more woofers really lower dynamic compression? Can you tell just by looking at a speakers which one will dynamically compress more?
01:48:58 – Dane: In-wall HDMI Wall Plate
Suggested in-wall HDMI cable and keystone wall plates.
– Cable Matters HDMI 2.1 keystone couplers: https://amzn.to/3LOWx3I
– Zeskit Certified Ultra High Speed in-wall HDMI cable: https://amzn.to/3y1bSbP