AV Rant #695: SVS SB-2000 Pro Subwoofer Review with Lee Overstreet

May 7th, 2020 No comments

Today we present a special episode in which Lee Overstreet, our frequent “pinch hitter” guest co-host, reviews the pair of SVS SB-2000 Pro subwoofers that were graciously provided for review by https://www.svsound.com/

Not only do we talk about the subwoofers themselves, but we also delve into Lee’s experience of following our guidance on how to first set up a single subwoofer, and then how to set up dual subwoofers. Plus, it’s a comparison of how things sounded going from no subs, to one sub, to two subs.

You can read all about the SVS SB-2000 Pro on SVS’ website: https://www.svsound.com/products/sb-2000-pro

And you can find the 12 Step Guide to Setting Up Dual Subwoofers by our very own Rob H. on AVRant’s website: http://www.avrant.com/a-12-step-guide-to-setting-up-dual-subwoofers/

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AV Rant #696: XBox Borked

May 1st, 2020 No comments

Our Listeners of the Week are Fred for his donation, and our 113 Patreon Patrons, as well as Nathan W. for looking out for Rob’s shared info, Brian F. for mentioning us to Accessories4Less, and everyone who continues to express their gratitude to us for keeping the podcast going, including: Jeremy, Adam, Michael, Ryan, Anthony & Neil. Thank you to everyone for continuing to listen!

Pictures shown in this episode:
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AV Rant #695 is our SVS SB-2000 Pro Subwoofer Review with Lee Overstreet: http://www.avrant.com/av-rant-695-svs-sb-2000-pro-subwoofer-review-with-lee-overstreet/

– Video version here: https://youtu.be/JY6TTYe0yxs

Not only do we talk about the subwoofer themselves, but we also delve into Lee’s experience of following our guidance on how to first set up a single subwoofer, and then how to set up dual subwoofers. Plus, it’s a comparison of how things sounded going from no subs, to one sub, to two subs.

In the news:


– Vincent Teoh from HDTVTest reviewed the first Dolby Vision home theater projector, the ChangHong CHiQ A5U 4K DLP Ultra Short Throw Laser: https://youtu.be/KDxzd40gv-4

Comments:


– Andy S. shared an image of his nine ceiling speakers, where he has used three Dolby Pro Logic processors to derive “voice of god” positions in between the left and right Top Fronts, Top Middles, and Top Rears.

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AV Rant #694: Shelter in Theater

April 24th, 2020 1 comment

Our Listeners of the Week are our 112 Patreon Patrons. And a huge thank you to everyone who continues to send their well wishes and express their gratitude.

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

Aspect ratio test patterns by Ian E.:
https://youtu.be/d-z6LOGwOj4

In the news:

– Via Karl R. & Damien D. – Fandango bought Vudu: https://is.gd/i2RgEU

– HBO Max will launch on May 27: https://is.gd/i3ugbs
– Crave TV will carry HBO Max content in Canada: https://is.gd/Cl6ZZm

Comments:

– Jacob B. recommends using ZK Electronics comparison tools, which helped him decide to get a Denon X3500H: https://www.zkelectronics.com/

– Ken B. wants to remind people that Netflix still offers discs by mail, and Rob mentions Ultra HD Blu-ray rentals by mail from: https://rent4k.com/

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AV Rant #693: Zsa Zsa Gabor Hat for Your Speakers

April 17th, 2020 No comments

Our Listeners of the Week are Rohan and Andrew for their donations, our 112 Patreon Patrons, including Nathan, as well as Ben F. for talking us up to Accessories4Less, Joseph S. for mentioning us to miniDSP, and Nathan and Gurinder for light-heartedly keeping Rob in check. And a big thank you to all our AVRant Listeners for your continued support!

Pictures shown in this episode:
https://flic.kr/s/aHsmMB8PXq

In the news:

– Sony revealed PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller: https://is.gd/Ndv1GB

– Disney+ reached 50 million subscribers in 5 months: https://is.gd/vLNkWE

– AMC Theaters is close to bankruptcy: https://is.gd/rEUkRv

Comments:

– Brian F., John B. & Joe K. want to remind everyone to keep an eye out for webinars and online video conferences from your favorite manufacturers and AV companies.

– Carl let us know that automatic frame rate switching works on the Amazon Fire TV 4K and Roku Ultra.

– Jay A. shared Tom Norton’s dual subwoofer measurements and setup guide from Sound & Vision: https://is.gd/XKpdII

– Dan shared his method for mounting a JVC NX7 projector close to his ceiling, as well as warning about its mounting holes, which are farther apart than usual.

– Brandon N. says we were “spot on” about opting for physically larger satellite speakers.

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AV Rant #692: Sealed vs. Ported Subs Demystified

April 10th, 2020 No comments

Our Listeners of the Week are Joseph for his donation, our 112 Patreon Patrons, including Kevin H., as well as Kevin A. for mentioning us at Accessories4Less when he bought a Denon X7200WA, and everyone who continues to express their gratitude to us for continuing to do the podcast, including: Patrick, Justin, and Hank. Thank you all!

Pictures shown in this episode: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmMrKH81

MKV files of Dolby’s Blu-ray demo disc test tones: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1WzfwAoVvUNsdPI5dQLBCERXJQ_PBLplR?usp=sharing

0:01:00 Tom shares an update on installing his SVS Prime Elevation speakers on his ceiling: https://www.svsound.com/products/prime-elevation

In the news:

– Disney will fix The Simpsons incorrect aspect ratio on Disney+ in May: https://is.gd/Ff00ge

– Samsung Display will cease manufacturing LCD panels in 2020, but Samsung Electronics will still make LCD TVs: https://is.gd/vicDod

Comments:

– Mike S. recommends Behr Scuff Defense paint: https://is.gd/CXls7l

– Herb M. warns that eARC still isn’t working on his Denon X4400H, even after a firmware update.

– RD shares his experience adding some Class-D Crown amplifiers to his setup.

– Gurinder shares his home theater “blunder”, and would like to hear other people’s mishaps, too.

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