The Big­ger Pic­ture

Sound & Vision - - LETTERS -

As a sub­scriber to Sound & Vi­sion for over 10 years, I can hon­estly say that I haven’t pur­chased a sin­gle piece of A/V equip­ment—and I’ve pur­chased a lot—with­out it first be­ing scru­ti­nized by the S&V team. To say that your pe­ri­od­i­cal has been in­flu­en­tial in my life is an un­der­state­ment. But the rea­son for my note is to raise an is­sue I’ve had for a while. I thor­oughly en­joy equip­ment re­views, tech­nol­ogy news, and other ar­ti­cles on all things A/ V. But the one thing that S&V doesn’t do is to put the whole en­chi­lada to­gether and show­case ac­tual home the­aters. There used to be ex­am­ples of full-blown home the­aters fea­tured in the mag­a­zine, but I haven’t seen one ex­am­ple in years. It would be awe­some to see var­i­ous de­signs, ar­chi­tec­ture, and lay­outs of real home the­ater rooms. Per­haps you could even pro­vide re­views of sound pan­els and the­ater chairs? One idea would be to pro­file a home the­ater build so we could see it come to­gether over sev­eral is­sues. I’m sure John Sci­acca, who does a great job giv­ing ad­vice on in­stalling equip­ment, could pro­vide you with the con­tent. So, there you have it: in­put from a long-time sub­scriber. I have a home the­ater and am cur­rently look­ing to re­hab the whole room. I would love to see some ex­am­ples and get in­spi­ra­tion from S&V! Chris Wall Via email

Thanks for the feed­back and sug­ges­tions. We ac­tu­ally do have a home the­ater in­stal­la­tion fea­ture in the pipe­line, though that’s not some­thing you should ex­pect to see in every is­sue. What you’re sug­gest­ing would con­sti­tute an en­tire mag­a­zine on its own! Mean­while, I’m in to­tal agree­ment with your as­sess­ment of long-time con­tribut­ing

edi­tor John Sci­acca, who com­bines cus­tom in­stal­la­tion ex­per­tise with pro­fes­sional writ­ing chops. John’s Top De­sign Mis­takes se­ries, which wraps up with this is­sue’s The Con­nected Life col­umn, pro­vides very use­ful ad­vice for any­one seek­ing to in­stall a DIY home the­ater. I my­self have taken sev­eral steps to im­prove my home the­ater’s hy­giene in re­sponse to this se­ries. Check it out on page 26.—

AG

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