Just when everything looked nice and finished, it's front screen area tear down.
two weeks ago we powered the amps connected to the speakers to listen for possible imperfections, it was all dead silent until we head a loud pop, much like a 22 caliber shot. It was one of the 436's dying. When we removed the grille the amp was not turning on.
We reassigned the center channel amp to the left channel and listened to stereo.
The c4's sounded great considering the degree of separation.
As you recall the first screen was full of blotches, as per Alan it had mottling.
Stewart quickly dispatched a warranty replacement but this time in ST130 gain.
The new screen potentially would suffer of cross reflectivity (in a Torus that may wash out minute details). It is less "in your face looking" than the previous screen and certainly a lot less bright (from 2.2 to1.3) but I can comment that the uniformity is beyond perfection and the slight diffuseness of the screen does bnot detract form the razor sharpness of the image. The enhanced depth is still there in all it's glory and I had a once in a longtime chance to enjoy the paragon of movie watching with Narnia 2.
The most dreaded part of the TORUS procedure is installing the tongue in groove slide in ballast for the shadowbox.
At no point is there more risk to smear or damage the screen surface.
Later we assigned the center channel in -3db to the left and right channels of the TACT using the mixing facilities of the TCS MK II. The TCS MKIII DCI compatible unit is being built.
The dialog is highly inteligible and the sound stage enhances the moving image.
The tact audio blows away of the water the Denon in fidelity and resolution.The surround channels delivered from the voice of god sounded natural in panning and timbre. We have not done the autoeq just yet.
We also fired up the d-box with chronicles of narnia 2 and the whole experience began to confirm that this is indeed the finest system on earth.
On Monday we had moved the projector back 4 inches to gain access to the front controls (the lens mount) in order to centralize the range of adjustment
for focus (Core focus adjustment), the lens mount is very sensitive to even the most minor adjustment and the pressure applied to the screws at any given time, coupled with the order of adjustment is crucial, but we did and the focus is humming.
There are still a myriad of other adjustments left with the projector but those have more to do with the GPIO automation part and the DCI 3D part.
In addition we want to integrate a steering whell and pedals to the d-box platform. This may be a very difficult task.