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post #1441 of 1505 Old 08-01-2014, 06:47 PM
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Carada was launched 11 years ago today! The AVS Forum, and its awesome member base, has been a huge part of our success, so I just wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone here.
Congratulations! I've had my 118" 16:9 BW (with DIY masking) for many years now and I'm still loving it.

Wished I could afford a new Masquerade!
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Wished I could afford a new Masquerade!

I second that! I'm in the process of doing a DIY masking system and would LOVE to just get the Masquerade instead. I'm sure they have got to need a beta tester for a custom size screen.
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Believe me, I wish we could sell Masquerade systems for just a few hundred bucks. Heck, every front projection theater should have one!! But unfortunately they contain expensive components, they are very labor intensive to build, test, calibrate, and package, and they are incredibly expensive to ship.

But in celebration of our anniversary, they are fair bit more affordable right now than ever in the past. So if you really want one, now's the time....
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love the discount on the screen - not ready yet but i have the 110" saved when i am -
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I want to publicly thank David Giles for helping me purchase Carada's CIH Masquerade. David's concerns for my being able to start such a project (I'm 72) to finally walking me through all the ins and outs was just great!

David, thank you for all your help.
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David - you able to say how long the anniversary sale will last? Congrats on the anniversary by the way!

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I want to publicly thank David Giles for helping me purchase Carada's CIH Masquerade. David's concerns for my being able to start such a project (I'm 72) to finally walking me through all the ins and outs was just great!

David, thank you for all your help.


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David - you able to say how long the anniversary sale will last? Congrats on the anniversary by the way!
Thanks for the congrats tcramer! We don't have a definite end-date planned for the sale, but it will last at least through the end of September.
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Well I finally got off my hemming and hawing and pulled the trigger. Have a brand new 118", Carada 1.0 gain Criterion frame on the way. I wish I could have afforded the Masquerade masking, but I will have to delay that purchase.

I am very excited to replace my current Elite Screen pulldown with irritating waves in it. I'll report back on my impressions. This will be the fourth screen I've owned.

Previously, I have had a Da-lite model B High Power, a 2.05:1 Stewart Firehawk, an Elite Screen piece of garbage, and now a Carada Criterion. I'm anxious to compare the fit and finish between the (memory I have of my) Stewart and the Carada.

It's hard to love Martin Logans and 2.35:1 CIH at the same time...
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Well I finally got off my hemming and hawing and pulled the trigger. Have a brand new 118", Carada 1.0 gain Criterion frame on the way. I wish I could have afforded the Masquerade masking, but I will have to delay that purchase.

I am very excited to replace my current Elite Screen pulldown with irritating waves in it. I'll report back on my impressions. This will be the fourth screen I've owned.

Previously, I have had a Da-lite model B High Power, a 2.05:1 Stewart Firehawk, an Elite Screen piece of garbage, and now a Carada Criterion. I'm anxious to compare the fit and finish between the (memory I have of my) Stewart and the Carada.

Welcome to the club. Did you get brillant white or classic cinema? I went with BW and love it.

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I chose the cinema classic 1.0 gain. My projector is already too bright for the space and I almost got the gray one.

It's hard to love Martin Logans and 2.35:1 CIH at the same time...
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Carada was launched 11 years ago today! The AVS Forum, and its awesome member base, has been a huge part of our success, so I just wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone here.
As an early adopter, and still loving my screen, the thanks go to you ..

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Believe me, I wish we could sell Masquerade systems for just a few hundred bucks. Heck, every front projection theater should have one!! But unfortunately they contain expensive components, they are very labor intensive to build, test, calibrate, and package, and they are incredibly expensive to ship.

But in celebration of our anniversary, they are fair bit more affordable right now than ever in the past. So if you really want one, now's the time....
Hi David,

I would be thrilled to see an affordable manual system from Carada.
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Good job with your company and product! I've been enjoying my BW screen for about 7 or 8 years - thanks!

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Good job with your company and product! I've been enjoying my BW screen for about 7 or 8 years - thanks!

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I would be thrilled to see an affordable manual system from Carada.
Thanks for the suggestion robnix! I don't know if we'll ever sell a manual system, but it's nice to know there is some interest.

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Thanks for the suggestion robnix! I don't know if we'll ever sell a manual system, but it's nice to know there is some interest.

Do it! I'd love to have a manual system to where you slid one panel up or down, the other moves accordingly.

Here's how manual works here. It's as manual as it gets! And yes, that's a Carada screen on the wall!

My latest masking trial

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Thanks for the suggestion robnix! I don't know if we'll ever sell a manual system, but it's nice to know there is some interest.
I think there may be a good bit of interest for a quality, easy to assemble, manual masking system.

Looky here!
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Thanks for the suggestion robnix! I don't know if we'll ever sell a manual system, but it's nice to know there is some interest.
There is DEFINITELY interest. I would have certainly bought one with the screen I ordered yesterday. I couldn't swing the masquerade.

If you made it so you could get the manual system, and then buy the motors and IR pieces to turn it into a masquerade later, you'd have a nice upgrade path.

I was literally a coin flip away from buying the mono price manual masking system instead of the Carada I did end up purchasing, and just the short track record and potential reliability issues pushed me back to Carada.

It's hard to love Martin Logans and 2.35:1 CIH at the same time...
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So I've found a deal on a used Carada that I'm really tempted to buy, but it's a little less than ideal for my space. It's a 114" cinema white , and my space has a fair amount of ambient light during the day , that I'm just not willing to block completely , so I was leaning toward a gray screen to help fight that. The other issue is that the 114" is going to end up only 3 1/2" from each side wall . I really don't want to project more than about 106" , speakers have to be above screen due to doors on each side of screen wall , projector can't be hung lower than where it is now , etc. etc.
My questions are , how silly will this look with side and bottom masking somewhat permanently mounted to drop the 114" to 106" ? Has anyone done this?
Secondly , does anyone know if Carada will sell their gray screen without frame , so I can switch it out?
This deal seems to be great enough to give it a shot , so I might do it even if I don't get a response before i get too jazzed about it, but I'd like some feedback on whether or not I'm nuts for thinking about it. I might even go totally crazy and cut the frame down to 104"-106" size before ordering the gray screen so I don't have to worry about masking. Thanks

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Carada will sell the screen without the frame but the savings over just buying a whole new screen is minimal.

It's hard to love Martin Logans and 2.35:1 CIH at the same time...
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Does anyone know of a replacent screen material that is acoustically transparent for a 16:9 142" screen?
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Looking forward to receiving my Carada -- ordered a Criterion 92" 1.78 in brilliant white yesterday. Will be paired with a Sony HW30ES from about 10.5 feet...

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Thanks for the suggestion robnix! I don't know if we'll ever sell a manual system, but it's nice to know there is some interest.
Any pricing and release date on this yet?

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Just ordered my carada 118" precision 16x9 yesterday morning! Fed ex says delivery by Saturday. Amazing can't wait to get it up
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I received and put up a 100" Criterion screen with Classic Cinema White material five days ago. I'm pairing it with a recently purchased Epson 5030UB and it's my very first projector setup.

Assembly and installation was dead easy. It took me about 90 minutes and I did it all myself. I second the suggestion made by another poster to put up the assembled frame to verify that everything fits before attaching the screen material. Also, it would be nice if measurements rather than instructions for taking measurements for lower bracket placement were provided. I was lucky and got it right the first time but I can see how someone could easily misunderstand the instructions. Overall it was really simple and hassle-free though.

Since I have no experience with this type of setup I didn't really know what to expect in terms of picture quality. However, I must say that I'm very impressed. I was originally going to go with a Stewart Cima Neve screen but ended up buying the Criterion due to its gap between wall and back of screen (which I needed). After having watched a variety of content on the Criterion I'm having a really hard time imagining what the much more expensive Stewart screen could possibly do better.

Long story short: I'm a happy Carada owner

Picture attached in case anyone's interested. As you can see I could have gone a little bigger but my viewing distance is only about 8 feet, and 100" seems like a good choice.
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Which screen material to go for with Criterion series 126" 16:9? Classic Cinema or Brilliant White with a Sony VPL-HW40ES or BenQ W1075 projector?
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Which screen material to go for with Criterion series 126" 16:9? Classic Cinema or Brilliant White with a Sony VPL-HW40ES or BenQ W1075 projector?
David Giles (owner) recommends the BW. I have the BW in a light controlled room and love it.
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I received and put up a 100" Criterion screen with Classic Cinema White material five days ago. I'm pairing it with a recently purchased Epson 5030UB and it's my very first projector setup.

Assembly and installation was dead easy. It took me about 90 minutes and I did it all myself. I second the suggestion made by another poster to put up the assembled frame to verify that everything fits before attaching the screen material. Also, it would be nice if measurements rather than instructions for taking measurements for lower bracket placement were provided. I was lucky and got it right the first time but I can see how someone could easily misunderstand the instructions. Overall it was really simple and hassle-free though.

Since I have no experience with this type of setup I didn't really know what to expect in terms of picture quality. However, I must say that I'm very impressed. I was originally going to go with a Stewart Cima Neve screen but ended up buying the Criterion due to its gap between wall and back of screen (which I needed). After having watched a variety of content on the Criterion I'm having a really hard time imagining what the much more expensive Stewart screen could possibly do better.

Long story short: I'm a happy Carada owner

Picture attached in case anyone's interested. As you can see I could have gone a little bigger but my viewing distance is only about 8 feet, and 100" seems like a good choice.

You have the right screen size with that distance. Looks great.

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