AV Rant #779: Monolith V2 Subs
Our 2nd Annual Thanksgiving get together with the HT Guys (http://www.htguys.com/) and The Bright Side Home Theater Podcast (https://www.brightsidehometheater.com/) is coming up! So send us a question you’d like answered by Tom, Rob, Lee, Ara, Braden & DJ!
Tom appeared on Bright Side Home Theater to talk about The Crow, and the origins of AV Rant: https://is.gd/1IkPo4
Tom had a hard out this week, so that means some alone time with Rob for the final few questions 😉
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00:00:00 – Intro & Listeners of the Week
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We also appreciate the notes of gratitude from Chris T, Chris H, John, Brad & Bertrand. Thank you to everyone for continuing to listen!
In the news:
00:08:56 – News: Monoprice Monolith V2 Subs
Prices go up, looks improve, performance stays the same on Monoprice Monolith Subs:
– $550 M-10 V2: https://is.gd/S6MuOS
– $850 M-12 V2: https://is.gd/dz4GF7
– $1400 M-15 V2: https://is.gd/dDGtqY
00:12:20 – News: Locast copyright damages
Via Karl – streaming broadcast TV for free on the internet isn’t just dead, it has to pay
00:14:18 – Comment: Paul – Channels DVR & Tesla
00:18:44 – Comment: Karl – THX Ultimate Cinema visit
00:19:51 – Derek: $300/pair speakers
Ascend’s HTM-200SE are on backorder, so we suggest alternatives. Derek also asks about sufficient room size & seating distance.
– Ascend HTM-200SE: https://is.gd/npXANQ
– HSU HB-1 MK2: https://is.gd/3H8ICg
– Paradigm Monitor SE: https://is.gd/OZ4Sfv
– Elac Debut 2.0: https://is.gd/LKYZsj
00:36:44 – David: HDBaseT Dolby Vision
David asks about Dolby Vision via Cat6. Monoprice has new, longer, certified Ultra High Speed HDMI cables.
– Emotiva e-connects: https://is.gd/Rbx7de
– Monoprice Blackbird 41097: https://is.gd/OoN1eh
– Monoprice SlimRun Certified UHS HDMI: https://is.gd/SS1Qce
00:40:34 – Charles: Def Tech Surrounds
Charles has bi-pole Def Tech Towers, and wants to know if ProMonitors will match as Surrounds.
00:48:18 – Karl: Biggest Dolby Cinema
Spoiler: we don’t know!
00:50:31 – Chad: NVidia Shield voice control
Can you still skip & fast forward using your voice?
00:54:23 – John: ToneWinner EQ
John asks about powering Roku devices, XLR cables, and ToneWinner’s auto-EQ and parametric EQ.
– Roku Express 4K+: https://is.gd/6KTzS5
– Emotiva XLR to RCA adapter: https://is.gd/742VsS
– ToneWinner AT-300 7.3.6 Pre-Pro: https://is.gd/2RUzKK
– Onkyo TX-RZ50: https://is.gd/voDAXT
01:08:59 – Jonathan: Surround Backs?
Can you guess Tom’s answer? No points if you do :p
01:16:55 – Luke: $2K 75″ TV
Specific needs lead to a specific TV model recommendation.
– Samsung QN75Q80T: https://is.gd/bucdYZ
01:21:01 – Brad: Garage reno theater
Brad’s fighting “analysis paralysis”, so we go over what we think he should do in his garage renovation to make it into a cozy home theater.
– Aperion Novus Atmos: https://is.gd/NJOpha
01:41:58 – Martin & John: Apple TV audio
What should it say on the front panel of your Receiver?
01:47:54 – Chris: Actual 4K vs UHD
JVC’s (and Sony’s) 4K projectors have 4096 x 2160 resolution, not 3840 x 2160. Rob goes over what that means for setup, sources, and playback.
01:55:31 – Terry: Black & White on OLED
“Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” doesn’t look good on Terry’s OLED. Rob discusses the TV and NVidia Shield settings that might be to blame.