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AV Rant #829: Dirac Spatial Room Correction & Matter 1.0

October 13th, 2022

Matter 1.0 is finally here to help all our Smart Home products talk to each other. Emotiva’s running an interesting sale. And we dive into Dirac’s Spatial Room Correction future.

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00:00:00 – Intro & What We Watched
Rob used the TV Cast App to watch non-televised preseason hockey: https://apple.co/3RW8lCL
Tom finished The Imperfects, and watched Werewolf by Night.

00:13:34 – Listeners of the Week
Our Listeners of the Week are Jarret for their PayPal donation, plus our 137 Patreon Patrons.
We also appreciate the notes of gratitude for keeping the podcast going from: Dazz, Karl, Rafael, and Greg. Thank you to everyone for continuing to listen!

In the news:

00:17:23 – News: Matter 1.0 Launches
The Connectivity Standards Alliance’s certification program is live: https://bit.ly/3RP37c4
– https://csa-iot.org/members/
– Matter: what you need to know: https://bit.ly/3TkqDyR

00:25:04 – News: Emotiva Bring Us Your Dead
Emotiva 16-channel Pre-Pros are on sale. And you can trade in almost any AVR for more money off: https://bit.ly/3g3XI3t


00:27:54 – Comment: Jim – True Lies from Spain
It’s still only on DVD in North America. Spain has a region-free Blu-ray.


00:30:15 – Dazz: Triangle Sub, Primary-Secondary Subs
Our take on a DIY triangular sub, and Power Sound Audio’s Primary-Secondary Series:
– https://bit.ly/3Tb4J0K
– https://avgadgets.com/stop-putting-two-subwoofers-at-the-front-of-your-room/

00:41:53 – Carlos: Anthem ARC Genesis Results
We compare listed settings to what Audyssey would have done.

00:46:57 – Rafael: Room Treatment Advice
Most noticeable and bang-for-your-buck treatments in a dedicated home theater.
– https://avgadgets.com/where-to-place-absorptive-panels-in-your-home-theater/
– https://avgadgets.com/movie-poster-acoustic-panels-heres-the-trick/

00:59:03 – Nick: Low-Profile Surge Protector
90 degree plug so your furniture can be closer to the wall.
– APC Home Office SurgeArrest 8: https://bhpho.to/3Vo94iW

01:02:11 – Ilango: New Layout, New Speakers?
Renovation plans have changed. We discuss in-wall speaker choice & positioning, backer boxes, and faux columns.
– https://avgadgets.com/is-symmetry-important-for-home-theater-speaker-placement/
– https://avgadgets.com/using-a-bookshelf-as-a-center-speaker/

01:22:48 – Gurinder: Male & Female Outlets in One?
Is there a single-gang electrical outlet with both male & female plugs?
– https://avgadgets.com/safely-running-power-to-your-projector-or-wall-mounted-tv/

01:25:27 – Infinite Gary & Stan: Dirac Spatial Room Correction
We dive deep into Audioholics’ discussion of Dirac Spatial Room Correction Technology. We look at the theory and graphs, and also walk back our hatred of Denon & Marantz’ “Directional Subwoofer Mode” a bit. Plus, we touch upon curves of equal loudness.
– https://www.dirac.com/the-arrival-of-spatial-room-correction-technology/
– Audioholics: https://youtu.be/kX0mspSqRpA

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