In the news, full details of the Nintendo Switch were revealed. It will launch March 3rd for $299.
John P. informed us that Dirac Live does set distances and speaker trim levels. Zach R. decided to spring for a Denon AVR-X4300H. Fred R. found a fun DIY Tractor Beam project using sound wave levitation. Ted M. wants us to interview someone from Legacy Audio to explain why he loves their speakers so much. And Chris D. plugged his employer, James Loudspeaker, as a source for in-wall speakers, plus their cool stand-alone Mod-Theater.
Nathan D. gets some clarification on an Anandtech HDMI 2.1 article, and thinks the HD Guru HDMI 2.1, ATSC 3.0, and HDR formats article is a good summary. Jack H. found pictures of a large DIY Center speaker and wants to know what’s inside. And Kris I. needs speakers for his bar, and Tom and Rob disagree about the best solution and placement. Tom prefers SVS Prime Elevation speakers, and Rob prefers a KEF HTF8003 SpeakerBar.
Carl M. doesn’t want to bother his neighbors. If he gets new subwoofers, we think SVS PC-2000 cylinders are the right choice, but a Smyth Realiser A16 plus high-end headphones from the likes of Audeze, Oppo, or Sennheiser might be the ultimate Immersive Audio solution. Robert G. wants to know why more people don’t use regular satellite speakers as in-ceiling speakers since we always recommend backer boxes. And Joe S. gets our thoughts on viewing 4K HDR content using an HTPC, as well as combining a Dayton Audio iMM-6 Microphone with an Android phone and the Bofinit AudioTool App for basic measurements.
Alan C. wants to know why the front row seats in movie theaters are even legal. Tom K. gets our thoughts on adjusting the positioning of his Surround and Surround Back speakers for Atmos. And Mike wants to know more about region coding on Blu-rays and potentially playing back out-of-region discs on his PS3.
Steve W. wants battery backup power protection for his projector. We recommend APC and their J35B, J25B, Back-UPS BE750, or Back-UPS Pro BG500. Pieter J. wants to nail down the positions of his in-ceiling speakers for Atmos in the living room and whole-house audio in his other rooms. And Casey P. gets our recommendations for the BenQ HT2050, HT4050, Epson Home Cinema 3020, and Home Cinema 3700 projectors, as well as HSU HIW-1, Aperion Audio Intimus L6-IW, Monoprice in-wall, and Dayton Audio in-wall speakers, and NHT SuperZero satellite speakers.
Mike M. has enjoyed his Paradigm Monitor Series speakers for several years, but he wants to expand his experience and upgrade his sound quality. We offer some advice. Troy has a Yamaha Aventage Receiver that stops showing the volume on-screen when he activates its video processing. And Stephen M. wants to figure out the best way to proceed now that its clear that no 2017 flat panel TVs will include 3D capability. He might opt for a DLP projector, in which case, the BenQ W7500 or Optoma HD91+ would fit his needs.