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Acoustically Transparent Black Velour

Does anyone know of a source/manufacturer of acoustically transparent black velour? I have a black velour surround all around my acoustically transparent screen with my three front speakers behind and two subwoofers are below the screen in cutouts of the black velour. I would like to cover them with two pieces of acoustically transparent black velour.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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Does anyone know of a source/manufacturer of acoustically transparent black velour? I have a black velour surround all around my acoustically transparent screen with my three front speakers behind and two subwoofers are below the screen in cutouts of the black velour. I would like to cover them with two pieces of acoustically transparent black velour.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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Why not use speaker cloth? Staple it on the back side of your openings. You can get that at any textile shop. Hope this helps

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Why not use speaker cloth? Staple it on the back side of your openings. You can get that at any textile shop. Hope this helps
I have that now and it just doesn’t have the same look as the black velvet on the rest of the wall.
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At one time Hancock fabrics (now bankrupt) had a Micro Velvet that had a good openness factor and I suspected it was about as good as you can expect from Velvet. Keep in mind that there isn't a single fabric that is perfect, Some equalization may be required. some pictures comparing FR 701 a favorite for hiding speakers and the Micro Velvet.
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At one time Hancock fabrics (now bankrupt) had a Micro Velvet that had a good openness factor and I suspected it was about as good as you can expect from Velvet. Keep in mind that there isn't a single fabric that is perfect, Some equalization may be required. some pictures comparing FR 701 a favorite for hiding speakers and the Micro Velvet.
Any sources that you know of?
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http://projectiondream.com/en/protos...velvet-devore/
Might try Whaleys in the UK for Devore.
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I have used the Devore black velvet for my front stage around the screen. I also have two subwoofers below the screen, which I was planning to cover with normal speaker fabric. However, maybe it would be possible to use velvet for that as well, if it doesn't block the sound that much. After all, it is only the low frequency sound waves that needs to travel through the velvet, so it might not impact the SPL that much. I guess some quick measurements with REW would confirm/deny that hypothesis. I might go ahead and try that soon(ish)...

I have quickly snapped a few pictures, which show the difference between the two pieces of fabric. Obviously, the Devore velvet is much darker, although in real life the difference is not as big as the pictures would indicate (the speaker fabric is more dark in real life).



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If you search for Micro Velvet there are a number of vendors including Amazon. You would have to order a sample to see how open it is.
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https://www.morexfabrics.com/stretch...0-width-58-60/

I have a sample of this. It def seems porous enough to be AT when stretched just a bit, but just make sure you dont have anything bright or light colored behind it, because it will show some of it. Heres with morning sunlight.
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I have used the Devore black velvet for my front stage around the screen. I also have two subwoofers below the screen, which I was planning to cover with normal speaker fabric. However, maybe it would be possible to use velvet for that as well, if it doesn't block the sound that much. After all, it is only the low frequency sound waves that needs to travel through the velvet, so it might not impact the SPL that much. I guess some quick measurements with REW would confirm/deny that hypothesis. I might go ahead and try that soon(ish)...



I have quickly snapped a few pictures, which show the difference between the two pieces of fabric. Obviously, the Devore velvet is much darker, although in real life the difference is not as big as the pictures would indicate (the speaker fabric is more dark in real life).







You'll be 100 percent fine I have royalty 3 velvet from joann fabrics over my subs on the side and literally with the panel off you can hear no difference

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You'll be 100 percent fine I have royalty 3 velvet from joann fabrics over my subs on the side and literally with the panel off you can hear no difference

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Ok, will get it. Thanks.
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I have the stretchy Joann Black Velvet covering part of my subs, no issues.







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