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#272348 - 2018-01-27 06:57 Re: Help with room layout [Re: Chris G]
Registered: 2011-08-22
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Registered: 2011-08-22
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Chris; if I went down the 3 x HC approach, I'd angle them up so the sound fired at the listener. Should be easy enough to achieve I hope.

gizzE; I was amazed to see you suggesting running just a stereo pair. I've always believed that on a screen of any great size, a centre was vital for locking dialogue to the screen, but running a stereo pair on a 3.5m screen? That's asking an awful lot of a phantom, but you have the experience of it & I don't. As I already have a 5500HC then I can't see me doing away with one, but it's certainly a left-field approach, which I appreciate!

I've since had another thought....The opposite end of the room, down the 'normal' length, is largely window with an external shutter. As the room in going to be a dedicated cinema room, I'm thinking about having the screen at that end of the room, effectively doing away with that window. That takes the door out of play so I think I'm down to either 3 x HCs or a transparent screen. Some GIK bass panels would be easy to slip in behind a screen while I was at it...

The other long wall has a large window in it so the room would still look fine during the day for social-acceptability purposes!


Audio: MC200, G61R SL, HD621, DSP5500, 5500HC, DSP3100. Subs: 2 x REL Gibraltar 2.
Video: JVC X70, Black Diamond Zero Edge screen 129"(2.35).

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#272354 - 2018-01-27 10:16 Re: Help with room layout [Re: Not'arf]
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I wouldn't wan't to do it unless they were behind the screen, or under it in your case.


Go outside of the screen and it will just sound wrong.


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#272403 - 2018-01-29 13:05 Re: Help with room layout [Re: gIzzE]
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Well I'm thinking more about a transparent screen & starting to price some up. Does anyone have an acoustically transparent screen that they are happy (or not!) with?

I've had a quote from Screen Innovations & they are reasonably £££ but I know & like their products. Some others seem to be very much cheaper but I have no idea about relative quality.


Audio: MC200, G61R SL, HD621, DSP5500, 5500HC, DSP3100. Subs: 2 x REL Gibraltar 2.
Video: JVC X70, Black Diamond Zero Edge screen 129"(2.35).

Meridian owner since 1998
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#272465 - 2018-01-30 14:31 Re: Help with room layout [Re: Not'arf]
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I have had an Screen Research acoustically transparent screen for over ten years now. In the same time, I have swapped out three projectors and two center speakers. The center needs only a couple of dB lift to equalise and that's about it.

I have a JVC pixel shifter for pseudo-4K at the moment and I still can't fault the picture or the sound transmission quality. I definitely think it's worth spending the extra on the screen as the tech doesn't improve all that quickly and you are likely to own it longer than the projectors.


Main System: 861v8+ID41, HD621, 3 x 8KuSE, 4 x M6 Surrounds, Velodyne DD18, Oppo 203, Popcorn Hour A500, Roon.
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