|Originally posted by Art Sonneborn|
I have one of the best performing facilities for it's intended purpose.This requires a perforated or acoustic screen and total light control.
While I agree that the execution of your cinema is probably flawless, I still think that had you done the TORUS Tour I proposed, where you would have visited the only two Torus Rooms designed by the now defunct Gerald Nash (original patent holder), you would have realized that the TORUS is a requirement for immersive light controlled screening rooms.
"This requires a perforated or acoustic screen ."
This part now is a fallacy of Babylonian proportions, and I would use the gas chamber on the idiot(s) that convinced the planet that this is the only way.
That would have been proved to you beyond doubt upon experiencing a 166" Torus flanked by 7 foot tall line arrays, and with the center channel under neath physically, but not psycho-acoustically. Even phantom center "images" well within the center of the screen from any of the 13 seats. Obygin has mentioned that the person I most respect in audio, Peter McGrath is now advocating phantom center. "Perf screen's best" IS a fallacy and I am stopping it's viral-like dissipation right here right now. On that one you are wrong.
In addition to the HT Torus I would have shown you 4 different TORUS movie theater configurations also designed by Gerald Nash. These AMC auditoriums have also been fitted with cinema dlp in Orlando and LA.
Of all these 2 are mediocre,1 is good, but one in particular is drop dead spectacular it has to do with constant height 2.35 torus using the anamorphic lens in the Turret.
To me at the present time this is the only good solution for single lens FP. Had you seen it you would have agreed. The 70 mm effect is instantaneous. You sit there nearly crying from the glorious visual extravaganza. Then you can walk over to the next auditorium showing the same movie on a flat perf, and the image looses it's vividness and nuance, the image dies. That is what a perf screen is, an image killer.
So I truly believe that you have the finest implementation of your school of thought, but frankly that school of thought does not represent the ultimate no compromise Picture with the appropriately corresponding sound.
Now the rear screen remodelling solution for the G-90's would be a step in the right direction, although the sound issues would have to be resolved.
You may not even need an expensive optical screen, if you can find a greyish stretch screen sample you could try it in your room.
I just found out that by going with 10 mm float glass instead of 6 mm float glass that the reflectivity increases from 92% to 97% (wich is important for the G-90 stack).
No siree bob you still can make your room much better Art. Perhaps one day you will thank me for this "intervention".