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post #1 of 4 Old 07-11-2001, 12:03 PM - Thread Starter
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At present I'm using a 7' (diag.) double curved hard shell screen, with an old 7" CRT. The screen really works great!
The sound from the projector (Pulsar,electronics made by Zenith) comes out 2 speakers on the front and bounces off the hard shell, and it does sound like the sound is actually coming from the screen.

Here's the question: When I change to a DLP or LCD projector, how well will the sound of a center channel bounce off a screen like grayhawk or other type vinyl/cloth screens (54" X 96").

If you have had any experiments with this, I would appreciate your opinions.

My setup/WAF prevents the typical center channel positions.

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Isn't placing the center speaker such that the sound will "bounce" off the screen more intruding and uglier than placing it right under the screen??

Sounds like a really bad idea to me.

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It's not a good idea to try that with a flexible screen, I doubt you will get good performance. Doing that on a rigid screen has obviously given you acceptable results, but I think it will be much softer on a flexible screen and the frequency response will be much worse.

If you can't place your center speaker in the regular place, you might consider a perforated screen so that you can place the speaker behind the screen, out of sight.

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Thanks Kam, your suggestions are helpful.
I have a line of subs (4 15")just underneath my screen, I may try raising the screen and placing a center there between the screen and the subs; I just don't like the voices coming from below the screen.
So I'll continue to experiment. Or I may stay with a phantom center.
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