AV Rant #834: Rob Betrays Us All!
Rob’s paint choices leave Tom shocked & appalled. SVS released their new Prime Wireless Pro Speakers & SoundBase, and they’re running a Black Friday sale. We discuss how to evaluate audio gear and nail down speaker toe-in.
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00:00:00 – Intro & What We Watched
Rob watched Barbarian, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and King Richard. Tom watched The Northman, and School of Good & Evil.
00:23:00 – Listeners of the Week
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In the news:
00:27:03 – News: SVS Prime Wireless Pro Speakers
Bigger, more capable, more expensive: https://bit.ly/3EafkTT
00:31:23 – News: SVS Prime Wireless Pro SoundBase
More wireless audio options, a remote, and higher price: https://bit.ly/3tBZYm4
00:32:22 – News: – SVS Black Friday Sale
$100 off most subs & Ultra Series speakers: https://bit.ly/3Ob6aek
00:35:06 – Julian H: Low Lamp HDR Mode?
Using a projector’s low lamp mode for HDR, a lamp’s first 200 hours, and using recycled cotton insulation for DIY panels.
00:42:08 – Karl: Acoustically Transparent Screen Choice
Woven vs micro-perforated.
00:51:12 – Henry: New Speakers, No Space
Will replacing his Paradigm on-walls be an upgrade? We suggest spending his money a different way.
00:57:03 – Infinite Gary: Phono Pre-amp & Audiophile Nonsense
Screen up vs screen down listening, evaluating phono pre-amps, self-powered speaker gain, and audiophile speaker placement.
01:11:13 – Joe: CinemaScope Lens Memory
Wishes that would make using a 2.35:1 screen easier, and thoughts on digital masking.
01:20:38 – Jon: OLED Gaming Choice
A beloved HDTV gets replaced, and long UHS HDMI cable recommendations.
– Ablink Fiber Optic HDMI: https://amzn.to/3twChf8
– Maxonar Fiber Optic HDMI: https://amzn.to/3tzAcyV
01:29:52 – Jonathan: Leave Projector Running?
Better to turn it off for a 30 minute break, or leave it on?
01:31:01 – Dazz: Speaker Toe-in
Our processes for nailing speaker width and toe-in.
01:38:28 – John: Headphone Choice
Our take on his list of candidates. If you know a good source for replacement ear pads, let us know!
01:44:10 – Peter: Tricky Room, Dual Subs, and Treatments
With a better look at his room, we discuss dual subwoofer placement and setup, plus GiK’s acoustic treatment plan.Facebook Page. Click here for our YouTube channel where you can see the recordings of our show videos. Download Tom’s FREE superhero-themed ebook Bob Moore: No Hero wherever ebooks are sold (or given away in this case). Visit Tom's website for download links as well as links for the two full-length followups - Bob Moore: Desperate Times and Bob Moore: Hostile Territory. Check out AVGadgets.com where Tom is the new Editor-in-Chief! Download Tom's NEWEST book, Touch of Pain from Amazon now!