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Going Spandex AT- Need to be sure I'm ordering correct stuff!

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Gonna be building a new theater room, so the Front LCR (and possibly sub(s)) will finally be able to be put behind a screen. smile.gif

After reading a bunch of threads, I have assumed that the items I am looking for come from SpandexWorld, and I THINK these are the items I need:

Moleskin Matte White (# 977):
http://spandexworld.com/c3/catalog/product/977
Moleskin Matte Silver (# 6409)
http://spandexworld.com/c3/catalog/product/6409
Are these the correct Items I am looking for?

I was going to order the Matte Black (# 976) as well, but it doesn't seem like many are using it for backing.

I'm not sure if I'm going silver over white, or white over silver yet, but I wanted to be certain that the items I linked above are the correct ones...........and why are they so expensive all of the sudden, I keep reading $9 a yd, where it lists them as $12 rolleyes.gif....demand has jacked the price up?
Is this the only place that sells that particular brand, I know other places sell the "millskin" stuff(cheap too!!), and I read an early thread where that was used, and see MM is trying it out.....just don't want to experiment much right away, but want the fabric here for when I need it.

Thanks for the help!

muzz
post #2 of 10
You have linked to the spandex that most have used for their AT screens. The "milliskin matte" spandex could also be used. The differences are that the moleskin matte is a heavier cloth (8 oz per square yd vs. 6 oz per square yard for the milliskin) and the milliskin spandex also has greater stretch, since it contains 20% spandex vs the 13% spandex in the moleskin matte. The milliskin spandex will allow for more light loss because of the greater stretch and lighter weight leads to larger "pores" that the light can travel through. This cam be alleviated some by not stretching too tightly. As far as whether to go silver over white as opposed to white over silver, that depends on the amount of lumens your projector delivers, your throw distance and whether or not you have light control. White over silver gives a brighter image but silver over white improves contrast. The milliskin is usually about $9 a sq. yd and the moleskin $12 a sq. yd.
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
That's what I figured after reading a bunch of stuff.
The white/silver front will come later, I just wanted to be certain that I was ordering the correct stuff, and that this stuff wasn't available cheaper elsewhere.

Thanks ahajr143 !

m
post #4 of 10
Thats the right stuff!

Just finished mine after weeks of reading and asking questions here at AVS! I've seen a handful of BluRays and it works great! It's wonderful to have the speakers behind the screen! And i think the image looks great. But of course there are better screens, but this one is great for me!!
post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by muzz View Post

That's what I figured after reading a bunch of stuff.
The white/silver front will come later, I just wanted to be certain that I was ordering the correct stuff, and that this stuff wasn't available cheaper elsewhere.
Thanks ahajr143 !
m
there is a 15% discount right now which adds up to about shipping cost its on theies home page i think its NEWYEAR
so take advantage of that before Jan 6th
post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by jjoboh View Post

there is a 15% discount right now which adds up to about shipping cost its on theies home page i think its NEWYEAR
so take advantage of that before Jan 6th

Funny you say that now, I went looking for coupon codes before ordering just after my last post, and that is the 1 I found.
Saved me $10+

I ALWAYS look around for codes, they've saved me some good coin over the years.

Thanks Guys!

m
post #7 of 10
Gotta set these aside for reference. smile.gif
Quote:
Moleskin Matte White (# 977):
http://spandexworld.com/c3/catalog/product/977

Moleskin Matte Silver (# 6409)
http://spandexworld.com/c3/catalog/product/6409

Milliskin Matte White (#795)
http://spandexworld.com/c3/catalog/product/795

Milliskin Matte Silver (#5954)
http://spandexworld.com/c3/catalog/product/5954
/quote]
post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by MississippiMan View Post

Gotta set these aside for reference. smile.gif
Quote:
Moleskin Matte White (# 977):
http://spandexworld.com/c3/catalog/product/977
Moleskin Matte Silver (# 6409)
http://spandexworld.com/c3/catalog/product/6409
Milliskin Matte White (#795)
http://spandexworld.com/c3/catalog/product/795
Milliskin Matte Silver (#5954)
http://spandexworld.com/c3/catalog/product/5954
/quote]

Thanks MM
post #9 of 10
I'm picking up the lumber tomorrow and some of which will be used for my screen frame. It may be a week or two before I have it ready for spandex but i figure I should buy it soon.

Unlike others making spandex screens I don't need mine to be AT I'm doing it because it's cheap. The entire screen wall sill be black velvet so I'm going witha zero edge design.

So I'll be going with the moelskin matte as it's thicker unless someone knows of an even thicker spandex that works as well?
post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by design1stcode2nd View Post

I'm picking up the lumber tomorrow and some of which will be used for my screen frame. It may be a week or two before I have it ready for spandex but i figure I should buy it soon.
Unlike others making spandex screens I don't need mine to be AT I'm doing it because it's cheap. The entire screen wall sill be black velvet so I'm going witha zero edge design.
So I'll be going with the moelskin matte as it's thicker unless someone knows of an even thicker spandex that works as well?
If not using the screen to put speakers behind it, there are other options that are cheaper than the spandex screens, with better results.
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