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SV Staff  |  Jun 11, 2024  |  1 comments
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John Sciacca  |  May 30, 2024  |  2 comments
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Q I am installing my first home theater setup and using five ceiling speakers that were already pre-wired into the house when we bought it. Should I buy a receiver with Dolby Atmos or a better quality non-Atmos receiver? I do not want to add any more speakers, so I’m wondering if the Dolby Atmos is worth it or would I not notice the Atmos effect using only the ceiling speakers? — Mark Miller

John Sciacca  |  Apr 16, 2024  |  4 comments
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Q I have an existing housewide audio system with a receiver connected to a speaker selector and speakers and volume controls in four rooms. The bass isn’t very good, and I’d like to improve it. How can I add a subwoofer to my housewide audio system? — Don Hamilton

John Sciacca  |  Mar 25, 2024  |  5 comments
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Q When I switch to the Netflix app on my Sony TV, the receiver doesn’t switch to ARC; it stays on HDMI and I get TV audio instead of Netflix. Sometimes, powering down everything works to restore the connection, but the issue soon returns. Any thoughts on this? — Larry Hochstetler

John Sciacca  |  Mar 11, 2024  |  2 comments
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Q Is it possible to combine wired and wireless speakers in a Dolby Atmos setup? —Divyesh Patel

SV Staff  |  Feb 08, 2024  |  0 comments
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John Sciacca  |  Jan 23, 2024  |  5 comments
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Q Last year, Nakamichi introduced a home theater/audio speaker system bearing the iconic Dragon nameplate. What’s the latest news on the system and what are your impressions of it? — John Werner

Chris Chiarella  |  Dec 19, 2023  |  1 comments
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Q There are so many versions of Eyes Wide Shut, censored, uncensored, different durations, Director’s Cut, Studio Cut, Theatrical Release USA, Theatrical Release Europe ‐ ugh! Out of all of these, which Blu-ray version is considered, in 2023, to be closest to what Kubrick intended? — Dan Labriola

SV Staff  |  Dec 18, 2023  |  3 comments
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John Sciacca  |  Nov 07, 2023  |  5 comments
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Q I’m wondering which upgrade will make a more significant audible difference in my home theater: upgrading the power amplifier or treating room acoustics? — Michael (last name withheld)

John Sciacca  |  Oct 16, 2023  |  4 comments
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Q Is there a way I can play music from my iMac’s music app through my [vintage] Pioneer SX-1250 stereo receiver? — Paul A.

John Sciacca  |  Sep 13, 2023  |  4 comments
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Q Essentially this is a two-for-one, as both Ed Mendelson and Sam V had very similar questions about connecting an external amplifier to a Marantz AV receiver. Ed wants to add a 3-channel amp to his Marantz SR7012 to power his L/C/R speakers. Sam wants to use his Marantz SR5013 for the audio processing but use a Yamaha RX-A3020 for the amplification. How do we do this?

SV Staff  |  Aug 25, 2023  |  4 comments
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John Sciacca  |  Aug 07, 2023  |  2 comments
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Q I have a follow-up to a previous question from one of your readers about connecting a subwoofer. Once the sub is correctly connected, how do you make sure it is set up to be fully integrated in a stereo system? —Benoit Blond

John Sciacca  |  Jul 24, 2023  |  5 comments
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Q After several decades of renting and townhome ownership, I’m finally at a point where I’m looking to buy a single-family home. When I look at houses, I’m trying to find an area that will eventually become a dedicated home theater. What factors should I be looking at? What sizes and shapes of rooms are best? Should I be considering what materials the walls (and maybe the floor?) are made from? Are there modifications that are best done before we move in for sound isolation purposes or to improve the acoustics of a room? —Michael Brown

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