Originally Posted by Nilk29
Why not just buy these cheap electric screens; replace the screen material with acoustically transparent screen material? I think everyone would love the idea of buying cheap screen and then supercharging it with different material just like tiddler has proved that you can paint those.
What Budwich said. Also, with the cheaper screen I am going to get a smaller roller that means WAVES. That's the main issue with those screens. I am planning a 120 wide screen with masking. If I put a weaved non-tension material on that small roller, it will 100% sag in the middle. So the solution is a larger roller. With the larger roller, the motor in the cheap screen will not be able to turn the roller long term. I need about 65 foot pounds. I doubt the cheaper screen motor is doing over 12 foot pounds. I would just burn up the motor even if it worked. One thing that the cheap screen have in common are WAVEs and I am avoiding that like the plague. If the roller does not deflect, then the SMX720 material will not need to be tensioned. That is going to solve a lot of problems. Tiddler has what you are talking about covered, throughly. I am doing something else. If my plan goes correctly, I'll spend double the money but spend 0% in time trying to solve the wave issues . I know DIY is usually to save money. My main reason for doing this is because the screen that I want to buy does not exist. A 1.2 gain acoustically transparent electric screen. Sandman is working on one and will produce a solution. I just decided I wanted one like yesterday
I am trying to make the point which I do not seem to be making well
that cheap is not what this is about. Steve already did that one. Electric screw driver and a closet rod with no waves for less than 100 bucks!