Originally Posted by Andreas
The Kipnis SS was just reviewed over here, you find that review on Mr. Kipnis' own site in the press area. One point anyone simply has to notice is, what is that setup worth, when you have a 60db projector backround noise, like of a slow car driving through your home theather all the time, when watching a movie, although at reference SPL ? With that backround noise it is for sure his own "standard". Once that tiny problem is solved I think it will get what is deserves. This is not the "dollar = quality thread", right ?
WoW! Is that what that rushing sound is? I thought the central vacuum was left on!
But in reality, the projection booth is well on its way, and will completely close off all the equipment in its own HVAC cleanroom enclosure, which will be entirely soundproof. Along with a seating pedestal to both raise the listening area up 21" and allow the complex wiring to be completely hidden, we will be finishing this particular installation, shortly.
I hazard to say that the SRX-R110 projector is far less noisy than a 35mm or 70mm projector in the same place in the cinema (something that happens when we need to make a direct comparison of formats on the same screen). And it is only really noticeable during near total silence in a film's mix, because the 4" Auralex Studio Wedge Foam (which frames off the projection booth wall) damps the rushing sound quite succesfully, and no worse than a double stack of Barco 909s or Sony G-90s located over or near the seating.
As a projectionist for over 37 years, and an audio and video calibrator for 12, I completely agree that a booth is an absolute necessity when it comes to defining a standard of both picture and sound. You'll be pleased to know that the in-room noise floor is about 4 dB/SPL (NC4), owing to both the acoustic treatment, architectural design that includes noise proofing as for a recording studio, and way out in the country (that is woods) quiet!!!
But in the spirit of the first movie shows of the 20th century, which I speak about half-way down the "Screening Room" page on my website, I created our logo movie which is found here:www.Kipnis-Studios.com
Can you hear the projector chatter, just like some of us used to hear all the time in grade school?
And . . . can anyone name all the films (in order) that I used for this movie? You will probably have to still frame!!!
Cheers, and thanks for noticing the fine points!