Originally Posted by samsakk
I am Samrat from India and very much inspired with you DIY approach.
I am in process to set up my HT room. Now for me is the time to make the Screen. I would like to get some more information on the Screen Material you used. Which one to prefer Spandex or Ponte fabric? I would like to go for AT type as I need to place LCR behind the Screen.
Ponte Fabric is a fabric that is comprised of a blend of 3 materials, 65% Rayon / 31% Nylon / 4% Spandex. It have a very minimal stretch capability, and is not a porous as Miliskin Spandex. Also, it's weave is a bit more apparent.
Miliskin Spandex is a blend of 2 materials, 80% Nylon, 20% Spandex. It is much smoother and texture free than Ponte, and stretches considerably more in all four directions.
Most importantly, Milliskin Spandex has been thoroughly tested for acoustic transparency and has been found to be excellent, even better in some cases than expensive, less forgiving Mfg AT material.
If you can access Milliskin Spandex at the given ratio of Nylon / Spandex, you would be well advised to do so.
Milliskin Spandex is applied in a "2 layer" manner, usually Matte White over Matte Silver or matte White over Black.