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post #1 of 9 Old 09-24-2012, 03:54 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm in the process of speccing out my home theater PJ setup.

There are children in my future, and I am incredibly nervous about one day finding that they have drawn on the screen with permanent marker or done some other sort of damage, so I want very much to have an electric screen that tucks itself away nicely when not in use.

I also want a nice center channel speaker (I am thinking of a wall-mounted Ascend Acoustics CMT-340C SE). I would prefer to mount it behind the center of an acoustically transparent screen.

I have only done a small amount of searching, but my findings have consistently been that all AT screens are fixed. Is this true, or have I simply missed it in my searches?


Secondarily, how important is acoustic transparency to a non-audiophile that just wants to enjoy a good movie? I don't want it to sound muffled, but I'm not going to be hooking up a microphone + oscilloscope and comparing waveforms. If I put the speaker behind, say, one of these, how bad is it going to be? Has anyone tried such a setup?

Alternatively, I'm thinking of upgrading to more powerful front mains and just doing a 4.1 setup with speakers on either side of the screen. I think I'd end up spending less that way anyway! smile.gif

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Thanks. They don't appear to have any sales reps anywhere in my area -- the nearest is in Rockton, IL; six hours away.

After posting, I found the Elite AcousticPro VMAX2 series, which remain quite affordable -- I can get the 106" version for under $400. Does anyone have experience with that line?

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On further research, it looks like Amazon's listing is wrong, and that the VMAX2 line do not use the AcousticPro material. However, the Spectrum line does, and is priced similarly. I'm now thinking about this one:

http://www.amazon.com/Elite-ELECTRIC100H-A1080P2-100-Inch-Spectrum-Projection/dp/B00934CQ1K/ref=reg_hu-rd_add_1_dp

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Give AVS a call they carry these brands at decent prices. They are a step up from Elite but more $.
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But I believe these are more than you were looking to spend...?

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Order one direct from here and install it yourself. No dealer needed. Email with any question-Chris is a great guy.
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+1 on Seymour. I have had one for about 4 years now and Chris helped me through the build process. He built one to my specifications and the screen is great. Very high build quality.
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