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  1. DIY Screens
    I used to work in a school. During lunch break I would use the SmartBoard as a movie screen. The picture would come out extremely clear. I did some of my own research. The material used on the SmartBoard is a hard-coated polyester front sheet. Where can I buy a gigantic SmartBoard front...
  2. DIY Screens
    i live in east texas and i really want to finish my screen tomorrow and just really need something for a border material. painted wood frame or felt tape or just a cheap fabric i can purchase locally can i cover wood with something? stores around me walmarts hobby lobby Hancock fabrics...
  3. Home Audio Acoustics
    I've been trying to come up with a plan for ceiling/wall corner mounted bass traps, being that the vertical corners of my living room are unavailable. To clarify, they would be mounted horizontally at the ceiling/wall intersection. I'd like to use a locally available "Safing" insulation (4pcf...
  4. Home Audio Acoustics
    I hope this is in the right section i wasn't too sure. I would like to add some curtains to my room, beginning with the 2 side walls, and possibly the rear. I only have one small window in the room, and most viewing is done at night so light block out isn't really an issue. What i would like...
  5. DIY Screens
    First off, i am quite excited to say i'm in the process of buying my first house! I am also excited to say that i have a 13x25 foot room free, for which i plan on doing a home theater in. I'd like to go with a fixed screen, 140-150 inches (16:9), and would like to put the LcR speakers behind the...
  6. Home Audio Acoustics
    Hello, I have read through many of the other DIY acoustic panel post, but I have not come across an answer to my question and was hoping someone could help me. I have been looking to make some DIY acoustic panels. OC 703 is not locally available, so to get it will include a shipping cost...
  7. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    Can you use 1x4 lengths (fir) for enclosure bracing? I notice most people use the same material as their enclosure and then cut out holes/windows.....can 1x4's be used instead? Glued together to make "crosses" and then secured inside?
  8. Classifieds - Speakers and Subwoofers
    WANTED: Da-Lite High Power 2.8 material Looking to buy some of the original 2.8 material at ~110" wide, give or take a few inches. Don't need the frame. You can just cut the material out, roll it up and mail it in a shipping tube.
  9. DIY Screens
    Does anyone know where to find the new metalic screen material. I normally go though ProScreens at BuildYourOwnProjectionScreen com. These guys normally have everything but they do not have the width I need for the job.
  10. General Screen Discussion
    I recently contacted Chris at SeymourAV about their XD material, as to whether a viewing distance of 9' would be practical..He was concerned that it might be too close for that material but couldn't really say one way or the other.. Is there anyone on this forum (particularly anyone using a CIH...
  11. Ported Subwoofer Build Projects
    I am begining to build my subs FI Q18's 625L 30" sonotube 8" port tuned to 13.6 My question is do you have to line the inside side wall of the tube. And if so what is best. Thanks
  12. System Setup and Connection
    I've got some 12awg speaker wire with transparent PVC. Now it looks cool on its own... not so much as part of the room decor... I'm sure you can imagine... that it looks like a super-thick copper line running straight to the speaker... ugly! What do you recommend to blend it in with some...
  13. DIY Screens
    I'm trying to decide which way to go. If I go with the screen material, I would buy the pulldown screen, cut the material off and use my wood frame. I just don't know if the screen material is pliable enough to get a tight fit on the frame with staples. 1) Designer White laminate screen 2)...
  14. DIY Screens
    I want to have my speakers behind the screen. I have a panasonic ae4000u projector. I am using a 2 to 1 ratio. My screen needs to be 140'' wide by 70'' high. The projector will be 19 feet away from the screen. Although the room is a dedicated theater with no light, I am afraid that I will need a...
  15. Manufactured Screens
    Full press release I will acquire a sample of this from Da-Lite when I get caught up. I have Vutec and Stewart material reviews to do yet.
  16. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    I've gotten the 12" CSS Trio so my build can finally begin!!! Just a minor question. I want to flush-mount the driver and pass.rads. I am going to build in 18mm MDF, should I add material to the back side to add stability or is roughly 5mm enough to withstand the pressures involved??? I had...
  17. Home Audio Acoustics
    This probably isn't the right place for this, but... Doses acoustically transparent material as is used for speaker grills also let IR remote signals thru? I was thinking of using it to hide my electronics. Thanks Moto
  18. Manufactured Screens
    The following report contains test results for various materials from Carada, Da-Lite, Elite Screens, Seymour AV and Stewart.
  19. Manufactured Screens
    The attached file contains results of screen material tests for some Carda, Da-Lite and Stewart screen materials. The screen materials tested in this report in no way encompass all of the materials on the market, but does explore some of the products from Carada, Da-Lite and Steward. These...
  20. Home Audio Acoustics
    I'm planning to build some basstraps. Probably triangle ones stacked with rockwool. Let's say I want them to be reflective of migh mids and the highest frequencies. What reflective material do I then use? I would also like to know what different types of reflectives can do as to which...
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