First of all, I would like to thank everyone on AVSforum, and our customers over the years that have helped our company grow. We are still a small company, but in the last few years have brought out two great products: the Reference Studio Fixed Frame and Tab Tension screens.
Finally after a good year of R&D, I have the pleasure of launching our new Acoustic Weave: the Reference Studio AudioWeave screens.
In short, the AudioWeave combines Reference Studio 100 Video quality with sound transparency that is second to none. During our R&D phase, we experimented with numerous weave patterns and materials, using our Anechoic Chamber to test them. When we first started our design process, we used the industry's best materials as reference. However, we found their audio and video performance was far from ideal. Our tests showed that the attenuation from 2000 Hz would increase from 1db - 2db to over 5db at 20,000 Hz. In other words, even the high-end products today had poor mid-frequency and high frequency performance. We simply deemed this unacceptable. Everyone knows that the mid frequencies are important for almost everything, so for our competitors to have poor performance in that frequency range is unacceptable. Furthermore, the roll-off in the higher frequencies results in a loss of airiness or sparkle from the sound. Therefore, we engineered a material that has minimum attenuation from 20Hz to 20000Hz. The final result is that we have an AW material that has by far the best audio transparency in the industry.
For more details on the AudioWeave and our analysis please go to this link:http://www.elunevision.com/audioweav...-features.html
The features page is a quite long and often times also pretty technical as well. Please post any questions in the thread and I will do my best to answer them.
-very fine weave material with over 2000 perforations per square inch
-15 degree shift to eliminate moiré
-very fine and smooth weave with black backing to achieve Reference Studio 100 video quality (Fixed-Frame only)
-average attenuation of less than of 0.35 db for the AudioWeave material and less than 0.75db for AudioWeave + Black Backing
-the attenuation is completely linear and frequency response of the weave follows the original speaker all the way up to 20kHz with no roll off. This is an industry first, as every competitor that we have tested (and we tested pretty much every high-end material that we could purchase) has at least 20% attenuation in the mid-range frequencies, and almost 40% attenuation in the higher-end frequencies
-Frames increased in mass in aluminum by 3 fold over standard Reference fixed-frames. This drastically lowers the resonant frequency of the screen so that powerful speakers and subwoofers going down to 20Hz can be installed behind the screen without any vibration. The L joiners are now made of 2 solid steel pieces.
December 3rd: Reference Audio Weave Fixed Frame
Later half of December.
We are now also taking custom builds, delivery time is 3 weeks.