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Topic: Fabric Screen Choice Help Needed
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I presently have a hard-surface 120" screen. When I moved my projector from a 2' stand to the ceiling, I experienced major hot spots, high reflection stuff, etc. 12' throw at present position. PJ is InFocus Screenplay 7210. Second problem: Room priority is audiophile listening, 22'L x 12w x 9h. I need to treat the front wall where the new screen will go, replacing the present screen. Objective: fabric screen to place on top of acoustic treatment that will be placed on wall behind new screen, then also to determine how to calculate the material type, gain, and so on in order to eliminate bright wash-out I'm getting. Also, I can't afford high dollar screens I know a lot more about HiFi than I do HT, so I'm a bit of a home theater novice, so thanks for understanding.
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I answered in your other thread already about swapping screens.

I've never seen anyone setup a home theater using a acoustically transparent screen without putting speakers behind them. I don't really have a good determination of how audio reacts with acoustical treatment behind it, but I would think that if the goal is to tame the audio as opposed to perfect clarity of speakers behind the screen, then most standard fixed frame screens would be okay, and you still would get the 'best' results with a woven acoustically transparent screen.

The problem is that good AT screens aren't typically all that cheap.

Seymour AV, is one of the leading providers of woven AT screens and it's a good $1,700 or so for one of their 120" models.
http://www.seymourav.com/default.asp

Really, on a budget, I think I would try the Silver Ticket model...
https://www.amazon.com/STR-169120-WAB-Silver-Ticket-Cinema-Projector/dp/B00I4WT9Q2/ref=sr_1_3?crid=2N8XHFGYFVP4Z&keywords=acoustically+transparent+screen&qid=1567780648&s=gateway&sprefix=acoustically+%2Caps%2C112&sr=8-3

It's available from 92" to 150" diagonal in a woven material and the price is about as low as you will possibly see unless you decide to make a screen yourself.

For DiY materials at the proper size, you can check out Carl's Place.
https://www.carlofet.com/shop/projector-screen-material?screen_material=Nano+Acoustic+FlexiWhite&finished_edge=Raw+Material&seam=Seamless&aspect_ratio=16%3A9&size=145%22+%2871x126%29

IMO, it's a lot of work to make a properly framed screen and you will need about $100 in good materials to do it right, so count on only saving about $100 or so if you DiY over buying a Silver Ticket screen.
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@AV_Integrated - - Thanks so much for the great information! Yeah, could not afford the $1,700 right now (daughter's getting married). I'll look at the less expensive screen you suggested.

Just to clarify about the "fabric" screen (as opposed to the hard-surfaced screen now have): It won't be necessary to be acoustically transparent, but it will allow sound waves to penetrate (esp. bass waves) to the acoustic treatment - mostly for absorption purposes.

The speakers are out from the screen wall about 60"

Thanks again for the informative response...much appreciated.