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This is my first post (very long time reader and recent member), and hopefully a worthy one.

 

There is a seller on eBay that is selling GOM fabric for $10.99 a yard for various colors.  I picked up 25 yards of GOM Anchorage in Goose (@10.99/yd) and 20 yards of GOM Open House (the 54" wide version of Anchorage @$2.99/yd) in black onyx for a whopping total of about $330, shipped.  It just came in and as far as I can tell, it's just like the sample I got directly from GOM.  The sellers name is "cliff112" and after I received my invoice, it looks like the company that is selling this stuff is Magna Fabrics (based in NJ)  You may also want to check out their website too, because it looks like they sell acoustic fabric (although it doesn't explicitly say "GOM", the color names seem to indicate it is GOM) for great prices there.  I would call and make sure...

 

I do not have any affiliation with either the company or the seller.  Seeing as how this is way cheaper than the $17-$2x a yard price I've seen (plus add on top of that outrageous shipping costs), I figured it was worth posting about.  Hopefully I'm not wrong...

 

NOTE: It does seem that the eBay seller as well as the actual website seem to have exclusively Anchorage/Open House fabric.  Also, it looks like the posted website prices are even lower, but I'm sure they offset it by have shipping charges.  Either way, both options seem great.
 

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^.  A quick search in the theater building forum or DIY section will show that it is basically THE first named fabric for fabric covered panels for your home theater walls.  I think it's popular because of its fire rated properties and acoustical transparency.  the Anchorage/Open House line is slightly less transparent than the 701 (i.e. don't use it in front of your speakers), but IMO looks a little better if you are covering your walls with it.
 

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Originally Posted by booz11  /t/1520185/gom-for-10-99-yd-or-less-free-shipping/0_50#post_24421323


I think it's popular because of its fire rated properties and acoustical transparency. 

I like it because of the wide variety of nice colors; I've found few visually appealing fabrics in other brands.


As for what the ebay stuff is, I asked the seller about this one

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=221374604183&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:US:1123


and he says it's Knoll Fabrics Basket Draft in the topaz color.


Knoll has some nice stuff, which for me is a burlap-like texture with variegated thread color.

www.knoll.com
 

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I like it because of the wide variety of nice colors; I've found few visually appealing fabrics in other brands.


As for what the ebay stuff is, I asked the seller about this one

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=221374604183&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:US:1123


and he says it's Knoll Fabrics Basket Draft in the topaz color.


Knoll has some nice stuff, which for me is a burlap-like texture with variegated thread color.

www.knoll.com
 

It seems that the seller has a range of items.  Guilford of Maine fabrics is among them, as well as the Knoll stuff you mentioned. 
 

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Thanks for the find! I'm nearing this stage -- looking for black AT fabric for the false wall around the screen and something in brown the wall panels.
 

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seems like this one is advertised for screen walls
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-Out-Fabric-Black-Commando-Cloth-16-ounces-Fire-Retardant-NFPA-701-/221401225142?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item338c8a97b6

That's probably a good one.


In my case, I have acoustic panels with the FR701 so I need to match that, to keep things harmonious. But it is beginning to look like an expensive proposition....
 

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$10.99/yard for GOM sounded good enough for me to check this out. For what I ordered, I ended up paying WAY less than $10.99/yd. I was considering ATS Acoustics burlap before, but this ended up costing less!


I went to the Magna Fabrics website and checked out the ebay user Id in the original post. They have limited selection, and the selection changes. If you don't have to have GOM, they have a lot of other nice fabrics. Go to the Magna Fabric website (google it), and then call the company. The guy running things is Larry. Very friendly and very helpful - he really knows his stuff and is aware of the acoustical properties of different fabrics. He can tell you what they have if you tell him what you're looking for. He had GOM Anchorage, Open House, Sensa, Metallation and others in various colors when I called (I didn't ask about 701). Buy a "full" roll (40-55 yds) for the best price.


I ordered a full roll of GOM Open House in Onyx (47 yards on the roll he had) and 15 yards of Anchorage in Aubergine yesterday. Fed-ex tracking shows it will arrive tomorrow. I'll report back on condition when it arrives. Shipping is not free unless you order from Ebay. However, the cost savings by ordering over the phone WAY more than made up for that. Shipping was only $33 for the 62 yards of GOM I ordered.
 

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$10.99/yard for GOM sounded good enough for me to check this out. For what I ordered, I ended up paying WAY less than $10.99/yd. I was considering ATS Acoustics burlap before, but this ended up costing less!


I went to the Magna Fabrics website and checked out the ebay user Id in the original post. They have limited selection, and the selection changes. If you don't have to have GOM, they have a lot of other nice fabrics. Go to the Magna Fabric website (google it), and then call the company. The guy running things is Larry. Very friendly and very helpful - he really knows his stuff and is aware of the acoustical properties of different fabrics. He can tell you what they have if you tell him what you're looking for. He had GOM Anchorage, Open House, Sensa, Metallation and others in various colors when I called (I didn't ask about 701). Buy a "full" roll (40-55 yds) for the best price.


I ordered a full roll of GOM Open House in Onyx (47 yards on the roll he had) and 15 yards of Anchorage in Aubergine yesterday. Fed-ex tracking shows it will arrive tomorrow. I'll report back on condition when it arrives. Shipping is not free unless you order from Ebay. However, the cost savings by ordering over the phone WAY more than made up for that. Shipping was only $33 for the 62 yards of GOM I ordered.

Wow those are great prices. I really with I had started with something other than FR701. Got a message in to Magna.


Hopefully they have got it, at a competitive price. Elsewhere, including shipping on just 6 yards of 701 is costing $160 easily. (Yes, that's one tenth the amount of fabric.)
 

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Sorry if I wasn't clear about the price. I was discussing the fact that shipping is only free if you order from his ebay sales. The shipping charge on my order was $33 - that's not the total price for my order.
 

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Thanks. I'm just saying the best price I found was $16/yard and shipping at $25, for a eight yard order. So your pricing sounds much better. Shipping was barely more, even though much heavier, and your cost per yard was much better.


Hopefully I hear back from Magna soon.
 

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The Guilford of Maine Sensa is not as popular as the Anchorage or 701 and it has incredible acoustic properties.  Perhaps it is because the Sensa is thinner than the Anchorage, but in my opinion the aesthetics are a 10+.
 

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$10.99/yard for GOM sounded good enough for me to check this out. For what I ordered, I ended up paying WAY less than $10.99/yd. I was considering ATS Acoustics burlap before, but this ended up costing less!


I went to the Magna Fabrics website and checked out the ebay user Id in the original post. They have limited selection, and the selection changes. If you don't have to have GOM, they have a lot of other nice fabrics. Go to the Magna Fabric website (google it), and then call the company. The guy running things is Larry. Very friendly and very helpful - he really knows his stuff and is aware of the acoustical properties of different fabrics. He can tell you what they have if you tell him what you're looking for. He had GOM Anchorage, Open House, Sensa, Metallation and others in various colors when I called (I didn't ask about 701). Buy a "full" roll (40-55 yds) for the best price.


I ordered a full roll of GOM Open House in Onyx (47 yards on the roll he had) and 15 yards of Anchorage in Aubergine yesterday. Fed-ex tracking shows it will arrive tomorrow. I'll report back on condition when it arrives. Shipping is not free unless you order from Ebay. However, the cost savings by ordering over the phone WAY more than made up for that. Shipping was only $33 for the 62 yards of GOM I ordered.

Have you received your order yet? eBay doesn't have the color I'm looking for and I'm a little concerned about this statement if ordered directly from Magna -- "There are some imperfections in the fabric which will not affect the use and wear of this long lasting fabric." I'll call them sometime tomorrow to see if I can ease my concern.
 

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For what it's worth, I didn't see any imperfections on the 45 yards I got! Hopefully it wasn't luck of the draw and your orders show up without a hitch also. The fabric came neatly rolled up in a couple of those heavy duty cardboard tubes.
 

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Thanks for the info. I spoke with Magna today and confidently placed my order for GOM Anchorage (Henna) with an expected delivery date of early next week. This is an exciting stage of a HT DIY build that has lasted a little over a year so far.
 

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Have you received your order yet? eBay doesn't have the color I'm looking for and I'm a little concerned about this statement if ordered directly from Magna -- "There are some imperfections in the fabric which will not affect the use and wear of this long lasting fabric." I'll call them sometime tomorrow to see if I can ease my concern.

Yes, I received my fabric April 4 (sorry for the delay, been out of town this week). My fabric arrived in perfect condition - no flaws, pilling, streaking etc. I too saw that warning about imperfections before I ordered, so I asked Magna before I ordered. He said he puts that warning on the website so that people can't return cut fabric since he'd have a hard time selling it etc. He charges extra on ebay for the same fabric with no such warning - the extra you pay if you order from Ebay is basically for the guarantee.


Like I said before, call him up and see what he's got (other nice fabrics too, like knoll basket weave). I went with anchorage/open house for aesthetic purposes knowing that it's not quite as good acoustically as 701, but I'm using it for panels, not in front of speakers. The price I got was really low because I ordered a whole roll of open house in black (way more than I need, but at $3/yard, how could I not).
 
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