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AV Rant #831: Firehouse Acoustics

October 27th, 2022

Apple is using HDR10+ and a smaller, cheaper Apple TV 4K, GiK Turbo Trap freestanding cylinders, a detailed article on how sound works, and downsizing your theater.

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

00:00:00 – Intro & What We Watched

Progress on Rob’s apartment, and he watched Marcel The Shell With Shoes On. Tom started The Peripheral, and has thoughts on streaming Thursday Night Football.

00:12:27 – Listeners of the Week

Our Listeners of the Week are Peter for his PayPal donation, plus our 139 Patreon Patrons.

Chris and Greg gave permission to use their photos on https://avgadgets.com/

And we appreciate the notes of gratitude for keeping the podcast going from: Ilango, Jay, Will, Gurinder, Eric, Marc, Chris, Julian, Peter, Greg & Tony.

Thank you to everyone for continuing to listen!

In the news:

00:16:08 – New Apple TV 4K

Smaller, faster, less expensive, and HDR10+: https://bit.ly/3FsbUhk

00:18:53 – HDR10+ on Apple TV+

Apple’s video services offer HDR10+ content: https://bit.ly/3W97pyb

00:19:44 – GiK Turbo Trap

Cylinder, freestanding bass traps: https://bit.ly/3TZBbUh


00:21:39 – Comment: Bob – How Sound Works

Interactive web article: https://ciechanow.ski/sound/

00:22:34 – Comment: Karl – Screen Innovations & MadVR Service

Experiences with customer service.

00:24:10 – Comment: Infinite Gary – High End CD Player

Marantz SA-KI Signature: https://bit.ly/3FkH4Ye


00:25:09 – Dazz: Shape of Speakers

Aperion Theatrus, THX Ultra on-walls, ideal speaker form factor, Ascend Sierra Duo LCR thoughts.

00:45:23 – Kiran: Plugging Subs

Turn ported subs into sealed, or extension mode?

– https://avgadgets.com/the-case-against-port-plugs/

– https://avgadgets.com/everything-you-know-about-bass-in-home-theater-is-wrong/

00:50:27 – Nick: Tripp Lite vs APC

Belkin, Tripp Lite, and APC power protection.

00:55:11 – Greg P: Headphone Amp Connection

After downsizing, and optical to headphone solution is needed.

– JDS Labs Atom DAC+: https://bit.ly/3TEobDR

00:59:35 – Kamran: Weird Sub Rattle

Changing to “audiophile” power protection and amplification created a rattle?

01:07:48 – Stefan: Projector & Speaker Decisions

Upper end projectors & speakers, Auro-3D vs Atmos placement with AT screens.

– Perlisten R-Series: https://bit.ly/3NainiP

– https://arendalsound.com/

– https://www.jtrspeakers.com/

– JVC NP5: https://bit.ly/3TIvn1K

– https://avgadgets.com/what-is-fov-field-of-view-and-why-is-it-important/

– https://avgadgets.com/qotd-how-you-should-label-your-atmos-speakers/

01:22:32 – Eric: Vibrating Image

Projector’s image shakes when the bass hits. Get bigger subs?

– SVS Soundpath Isolation: https://bit.ly/3fb8lBE

01:28:37 – Dan: Big $2K TV

Bang-for-buck TVs; affordable, powerful sub.

– LG A1 OLED: https://amzn.to/3Fp9T5T

– B2 OLED: https://amzn.to/3DxDqsu

– TCL R655: https://bit.ly/3SGVmoZ

– Hisense U7H: https://bit.ly/3N7duau

– SVS PB-1000 Black Friday: https://bit.ly/3f41ABH

– RSL SpeedWoofer 10S MKII: https://bit.ly/3DwZtzE

01:33:23 – Marc: Wireless HDMI & Firehouse Acoustics

Long, hidden HDMI solution, acoustically treating a firehouse door.

– Monoprice SlimRun 8K Fiber: https://bit.ly/3DawIrc

– https://avgadgets.com/hiding-speaker-wires-in-an-apartment/

– GiK Foam: https://bit.ly/3N7thWP

01:40:43 – Joseph: Big Theater, Big Budget

Larger theater than we’re used to means a different class of projector.

– https://avgadgets.com/why-you-shouldnt-have-a-projection-screen-larger-than-135/

– Sony GTZ380: https://bit.ly/3N7HK4W

01:45:54 – Chris: Projector Alignment

Physical solution to a keystone problem.

01:49:50 – Julian: Always Output HDR?

SDR signals in an HDR container.

01:52:57 – Peter: Back Wall Treatment

How much coverage? Plus Dolby Volume discussion.

– https://avgadgets.com/dolby-volume/

– https://avgadgets.com/shhh-people-are-sleeping-dynamic-range-compression-and-your-receiver/

02:02:34 – Mark: Nearfield Sub Revisit

Four big subs for tactile feeling?

– https://avgadgets.com/quad-subwoofers-are-four-subs-worth-it/

– https://avgadgets.com/how-to-get-bass-you-can-feel-from-your-home-theater-subwoofer/

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