Room will be approx. 35' in length, 31' in width and 10' in height. Are there any affordable screens that are 20' in length? Preferably AT. I like the idea of curved screens, and SMX has caught my attention, but I've heard that they are extremely expensive.
If one is going to make a simplistic assessment of the value of different alignments, it would be that sealed/IB goes the lowest, at the highest cost per dB; horns have the lowest cost per dB at the expense of size, and vented box characteristics lie in between the other two. None is inherently superior across the board, neither is any inherently inferior across the board. The one to use is the one that fits your response and output needs, available space and bank account. -BFM