Originally Posted by Kain
I posted that picture to show the stand, not the short throw projection section. The projector will be at the back of the room on the back wall. I actually will require an AT screen as I am quite sure I'll end up with three JBL M2s as LCR. The screen size I am looking at is around 100" (diagonal) 16:9.
Ah, then I take back everything I said...
M2s are great speakers, and if you do want to use an AT screen, the UltraWeave V6 has basically been designed with the performance of my favourite non-AT fabric, the Studiotek 100, as a guideline (well, not as a product as such I should probably add, the UltraWeave is totally different in terms of overall buildup, but in terms of its non-speckled, D65 neutral, finely structural and gain neutral appearance), and in my humble (I am almost tempted to say unbiased, but I guess that´s a hard sell...
) opinion the current very best AT fabric available out there. I do see a number of competitors trying now to compensate for the structural issue of regular weave jumping fence to knit / spandex. Although knit has some very nice features, the problem is its softening of the image. This was why we - at our 3. gen - moved from knit to weave - and on our 5. gen found the now patented method of combining these fabrics. Another advantage with the UltraWeave is that AT is at reference levels, which is certainly an important factor when using speakers at the level you are considering. Please also remember that AT is reduced at lower SPL. This is a fact that we will place more emphasis on for future measurements of AT. Especially relevant in terms of comparing to regularly perfed (nano or micro) PVC fabrics, but also in comparison to other weaved fabrics as some alternatives tend to try to increase their gain at the cost of AT which might measure a drop of 4dB @ 20KHz @ 90dB, but at 70dB the drop might double, thus stealing micro details at a far more excessive level than one would originally think based on specs. By other words, the AT level is a very very important part of an acoustical transparent fabric design and should be as low as possible. In terms of AT, spandex, as long as it is not too heavy, is quite good in that regards. We have made out our "spandex" / knit portion of the fabric in a very special manner to further improve both gain and AT. We use a more open mesh facing audio and closer mesh facing video, improving AT at each layer by about 0,1-0,2dB @ 90dB as well as improving gain and sharpness even further.
Also, in comparison to other alternatives, please also notice the integrated black backing. This is really an important part of the design too; leaving even a slight gap of 1/10 of a mm, it will cause light bleed and as such reduced sharpness as well as halo - especially important in highly contrasted objects in dark scenes. Dropping the black backing is neither a good choice unless the fabric is very thick, as it washes out contrast - even when the backing compartment is totally black.
Probably enough technical talk for now - albeit I do feel it is important to try to explain the advantages of the UltraWeave V6 rather too often than too seldom as a lot of people seems to tend to forget about some of the arguments that we did spend so much time and effort working into this fabric...
So, yes, the stand is certainly possible to make for you, not sure if we can get the wheels on it, but we´ll try. Please send an e-mail to info @ dreamscreen . no for further details.