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Is Stewart 130 G3 AT better than Carada Cinema White even if I don't use AT

I found a local Stewart 130 G3 AT screen locally at a good price. I don't know if it would work as an AT screen for me as I would have to mount the center speaker (Kef Reference Ci THX) directly behind the screen on the drywall due to space limitations. I recall reading that the ST130 AT needs the speaker to be at least 8" from the screen to work well.


If I can't use the AT feature, would this still be a worthwhile upgrade that I could appreciate from a visual perspective? I really enjoy my Carada Classic Cinema White which has a 1.0 gain. I believe the ST130 AT drops to a 1.1 gain due to the micro-perfs.


The Stewart 130 AT screen recommends seating at 1.3 times screen width and we sit almost exactly at that distance. Would there be noticeable moire, sparkle or other negative attributes that I'm better of sticking with the Carada?

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I forgot to mention - I'm using a JVC X790 / RS540 projector in a fully blacked out room. I'm using high lamp -7 for HDR content.

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I don't know anything about that screen, but I'm in the process of swapping out a Carada Brilliant White Screen for a Silver Ticket AT screen and there is a visual difference. A side by side comparison shows the Carada is MUCH brighter. If you have no need to put speakers behind the screen I think that would be a bad upgrade.
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I found a local Stewart 130 G3 AT screen locally at a good price. I don't know if it would work as an AT screen for me as I would have to mount the center speaker (Kef Reference Ci THX) directly behind the screen on the drywall due to space limitations. I recall reading that the ST130 AT needs the speaker to be at least 8" from the screen to work well.


If I can't use the AT feature, would this still be a worthwhile upgrade that I could appreciate from a visual perspective? I really enjoy my Carada Classic Cinema White which has a 1.0 gain. I believe the ST130 AT drops to a 1.1 gain due to the micro-perfs.


The Stewart 130 AT screen recommends seating at 1.3 times screen width and we sit almost exactly at that distance. Would there be noticeable moire, sparkle or other negative attributes that I'm better of sticking with the Carada?
If you can't use that screen as an AT screen, you might consider a Stewart Cima Neve 1.1 gain screen. They are excellent screens, and much less expensive than the StudioTek 130 screens.
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@drunkpenguin and @Craig Peer - Thank you for your recommendations!
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