Originally Posted by m0j0
The monos are good for the money, but they do seem to occasionally go bad, so I have to deal with the RMA hassle every once in awhile. The PB4000 is a beast so you will be happy with that for sure! Thanks for the compliments on the theater entrance! As for the drapes, they are hung in a very pedestrian manner and not professional looking for sure. I'm not much of an interior decorator unfortunately, but it's not really an issue with the lights off. They do the job perfectly. I have big sliding glass doors on the far side of the room, and there are actually several layers of curtains, the original sliding panels, which I modified with black material to prevent light from penetrating, then a set of black curtains over that, then triple black fabric on top of that to prevent any light reflection from the screen. All in all, I don't find any acoustic reflectivity issues at all with this setup and it helps give me that black hole experience I always wanted. As for speaker grill cloth, it would reflect light so would not be better than triple black fabric. The whole goal is to see nothing but a floating movie screen when you're watching, so putting triple black velvet everywhere really helps achieve that goal, even if it looks a bit silly or whatever with the lights on.
I figured that it was "for the picture stupid" for those measures, so makes sense. I still think your son's girlfriend needs to do something about it hehe because well the entrance is incredbily cool. I'm one to talk as I'm one of those idiots who does not like room treatment for audio.
I know a touch about projectors, but I kind of pick up stuff by osmosis from backtracking through the AVRant podcast (over 1 year back.) No doubt you've nailed the video, but I can't help thinking their might be a solution that would compliment your amazing theater entrance area visually with sonic benefits. I guess with the slider it has to be drapes and I've not doubt you've got the best material for the job of enhancing picture quality. And the 12 foot ceiling really make any kind of removeable seemless panel unwieldy. I'm stumped for solutions, but here are some straws:
1. For sound (and those fronts look pretty amazing, but I don't know them) I'd think narrow dispersion home theater fronts might eliminate the sonic impact of drapes.
2. For looks with subs maybe take the fabric and stretch it over a frame that is seperated from sub outside by a bit of foam so it can't resonate. Velvet box there would help.
3. If sub looks good then the more ambitous idea of a velvet case for speakers might work. This almost unworkable with all the drives, but maybe once could fashion a tight sock and sew back material for each driver so its like you have a velvet cased speaker.
4. One last crazy idea for the sliding glass wall. Install wall panels for all but the door with the fabric (maybe there is some kind of acoustic backing that would work or sound isolate.) so now you have flat black wall with your fabric. Then find some Alexa commnaned rollup screen or blind for above door that rolls down maybe even with a track so its a complete light seal. Then you stick Obi Wan Kenobi on other side of door.
I'll leave it alone, but the perfection of your entrance is the cause of all this.
What are your back lights on the wall?