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Entry level AT screen?

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Thread Starter 
I'm looking to upgrade my screen to something acoustically transparent. So far everything I've looked into seems to be way out of my price range. I wouldn't mind a DIY fixed screen, but due to my room lay out and my wife's preference its pulldown or bust.

Is there anything available in an AT pulldown in the $500 range, or is this too much too hope for? I know you get what you pay for, but as it is I am throwing my Panny onto a cheap eBay screen, so anything is really an improvement.......Thanks in advance for any tips or advice
post #2 of 9
Naveed148,

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...Glenn
post #3 of 9
I assume you have checked out Smx?
post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
Yes, SMX does appear to be great quality at a great price. But i would like to avoid fixed frame if possible, and I can't find a tutorial for applying the material to a DIY pulldown application.

Has SMX released an electrical model? Or will they in the near future?
post #5 of 9
I too am searching for a cheap acoustically transparent solution. After viewing some projectors this week I found where the sound comes from (top/bottom) to be distracting. Being my first FP setup I also don't want to jump in with too much $$ so is it possible to do AT on the cheap?
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Go to http://www.northsolarscreen.com/index.html and inquire about having them make you a pull down window shade out of Shearweave 4500. Cost about 500.00. Now a window shade is going to have a smaller roller and that likely means some waves in the screen. For no compromises, it is going to cost more and you should check out SMX.
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Originally Posted by Bulldogger View Post

Go to http://www.northsolarscreen.com/index.html and inquire about having them make you a pull down window shade out of Shearweave 4500. Cost about 500.00. Now a window shade is going to have a smaller roller and that likely means some waves in the screen. For no compromises, it is going to cost more and you should check out SMX.


Thanks. I checkd out SMX and the prices are great! I just need to make a frame then.

I'm still deciding wether to build in the speakers or just make a stand for the screen and use speaker stands too (saving $$)
post #8 of 9
Be very careful with the idea of "build in" the speakers. there are a lot of acoustic considerations and you don't Build in speakers that are not built in speakers.

Many of us with dedicated theaters build a false screen wall that has platforms for the speakers allowing them the room they need, My entire screen wall is covered in Black stretch velvet with the speakers on platforms behind the Smx screen, I have no velvet behind the screen.

Enclosing speakers not designed to be enclosed will ruin your sound.
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Originally Posted by McCall View Post

Be very careful with the idea of "build in" the speakers. there are a lot of acoustic considerations and you don't Build in speakers that are not built in speakers.

Many of us with dedicated theaters build a false screen wall that has platforms for the speakers allowing them the room they need, My entire screen wall is covered in Black stretch velvet with the speakers on platforms behind the Smx screen, I have no velvet behind the screen.

Enclosing speakers not designed to be enclosed will ruin your sound.

Thank you for that! Your method would also make it easier to service and slightly move and tweak things. I think a false wall is the way to go.
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