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Owner and his wife have another business and that business has been taking more of their time. So I think they had to make a choice.
Thanks for the info, Mike.

While I do fine with my manual masking system, I've always longed for the Masquerade. Just too expensive for me, all things considered.
 

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Sad to hear about this. I was hoping to add a Masquerade one day to my 134" BW screen. Like everyone says, Dave was always quick to respond and cared about his customers. Carada is a great product and I hate to see the business go.
 
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I've enjoyed my Carada screen for many years and intend to enjoy it for many more .. Dave is a great guy .. likely another casualty of lower priced alternatives and a Home Theater market that's just not what it used to be ..
 
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Like everyone else has already said, great people and great value. I'm only changing out my BW material after 7 years because I'm going AT, but I'm trying to reuse the Carada frame.
I was thinking of doing the same but wasn't sure it would work. Let us know how it goes, maybe post your results to the thread I started with the title "Retrofit Carada screen to AT material" (edit: link to my post below)

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/19-de...arada-frame-screen-material.html#post46473785
 

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I was thinking of doing the same but wasn't sure it would work. Let us know how it goes, maybe post your results to the thread I started with the title "Retrofit Carada screen to AT material" (or similar, I'll post a link when I'm at my computer).
Absolutely. I'll post it there and in my build thread. I *may* get around to it this week, though I've been saying that for 2-3 weeks now! I've had the Falcon material, cut to size with the grommets already installed, since November...
 

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Absolutely. I'll post it there and in my build thread. I *may* get around to it this week, though I've been saying that for 2-3 weeks now! I've had the Falcon material, cut to size with the grommets already installed, since November...
Now I'm even more interested, as the Falcon Vision Horizon screen material is in my short list. Go go go! :)
 

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Love my Carada screen and their customer service was top notch.
 
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Very sad to hear that Carada has closed. I bought my screen from them about 7 years ago. I absolutely love my screen, and have never had a single problem with it. Assembly and mounting were easy, and the result is just beautiful.

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Just a coincidence, I was researching screens for a friend and saw their website closed, then headed over here. I have a Carada BW that I ordered through Mike at AVS and love it. I thought Carada provided exceptional value for the money.

I wonder if it is just pricing pressure though. Not sure if they sourced the material from overseas or not but it is very difficult to manufacture and market entirely in the US.

Hopefully another company can pick up on the idea and make it viable. Now that we are going to make America great again :laugh:

(sorry could not resist that)
 

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I don't think the market for HT projection is what it was some years back .. in addition to the cheaper screens being readily available, a screen, once you settle on what you like, is generally not something you upgrade or change later .. so, unlike TV's, projectors, AVR's, an owner tends to keep what they have .. especially if it a high quality product like Carada .. that leaves the manufacturer with mostly the need to attract new customers that are new to HT projection ..
 

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Just a coincidence, I was researching screens for a friend and saw their website closed, then headed over here. I have a Carada BW that I ordered through Mike at AVS and love it. I thought Carada provided exceptional value for the money.

I wonder if it is just pricing pressure though. Not sure if they sourced the material from overseas or not but it is very difficult to manufacture and market entirely in the US.

Hopefully another company can pick up on the idea and make it viable. Now that we are going to make America great again :laugh:

(sorry could not resist that)
Carada is a great product for sure. When the little guys get punished for doing work in the U.S. it is no wonder they go under. I hope my screen lasts another 20 yrs.
 

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I don't think the market for HT projection is what it was some years back .. in addition to the cheaper screens being readily available, a screen, once you settle on what you like, is generally not something you upgrade or change later .. so, unlike TV's, projectors, AVR's, an owner tends to keep what they have .. especially if it a high quality product like Carada .. that leaves the manufacturer with mostly the need to attract new customers that are new to HT projection ..
Great point. Not really a growth market of screens is all of your business.
 

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Carada is a great product for sure. When the little guys get punished for doing work in the U.S. it is no wonder they go under. I hope my screen lasts another 20 yrs.
I don't believe it's really an issue of punishment .. Monoprice screens are not cheap and I'm sure they are all made overseas .. with relatively cheap 75" flat screens, and screen size increasing and decreasing in price, projection HT is just not a huge market like it used to be .. I love my Carada and I hate it shuttering down .. that said, it's the market in this case, there are just not enough new enthusiasts coming in ..
 

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I don't think the market for HT projection is what it was some years back .. in addition to the cheaper screens being readily available, a screen, once you settle on what you like, is generally not something you upgrade or change later .. so, unlike TV's, projectors, AVR's, an owner tends to keep what they have .. especially if it a high quality product like Carada .. that leaves the manufacturer with mostly the need to attract new customers that are new to HT projection ..
And let's face it. There's a much bigger market for belts than for projector screens.
 

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I think Carada screens were not bright enough for a lot of applications. The CCW was about a 1.0 gain and the BW in all reality was only slightly higher and nowhere near 1.4. They were great screens for the money; but a lot of people need something brighter although higher quality projectors are getting brighter now...but it might have been too late.
 

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Wow..that's too bad about their closing. I really appreciated my carada screen. It was certainly the easiest to assemble and mount of any screen that I've owned.
 
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