AV Rant #831: Firehouse Acoustics
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.
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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
00:45:23 – Kiran: Plugging Subs
Turn ported subs into sealed, or extension mode?
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
– JVC NP5: https://bit.ly/3TIvn1K
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
– 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.
– 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.
02:02:34 – Mark: Nearfield Sub Revisit
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