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Matte White or Acoustically Transparent Materials

Elite Screens' Blog Team

Elite Screens' Blog Team

This discussion reveals the difference between matte white and acoustically transparent materials. There are a lot of sound aficionados out there who don’t want the screen to muffle their speaker’s ability to deliver a good sound. This discussion is a good one for those shopping for a new acoustically transparent screen.

Here are the links used in the discussion that are for some favorite UST projector-friendly screens:

*The discussion below is based on actual chat transcripts with the omission of any personal/confidential material to protect the customer’s privacy. An example in this case is to change the contact’s identification name/number to “Customer” or a generic name.



[15:15]        Jaime: Hello, how may I help you?

[15:16] Customer: I am looking at Lunette series screens in 135 inch.

[15:17] Customer: I see that there are 2 types in this, CineWhite and AcousticPro1080P3.

[15:17] Customer: 1) what is the difference between these two?

2) Also what is the difference between Lunette and Lunette series 2?

[15:17]        Jaime: Acoustically transparent materials like the AcousticPro1080P3 are for placing in front of in-wall speakers.  This allows sound and image to come from the same point of origin without the sound being muffled by the screen.

[15:18]        Jaime: The only difference with the Lunette and Lunette 2 is that the second version comes with a full installation kit.

[15:19] Customer: ok, CineWhite & AcousticPro?  How is Cinewhite different.

[15:20]        Jaime: Acousticpro is acoustically transparent is for use with in-wall speakers behind it.

[15:20]        Jaime: Cinewhite is solid white material. It costs a bit less but gives a little more picture brightness.

[15:20] Customer: Ok got it. You mean I can put the speakers behind the AcousticPro 1080P3 screen?

[15:20]        Jaime: that is correct

[15:20] Customer: There would not be any problems with the sound?

[15:20]        Jaime: No, the material is specifically designed for sound to pass through with minimal attenuation.

[15:21] Customer: I am going to use Bose speakers.

[15:21]        Jaime: Nice choice.  If they are in-wall, use the acoustically transparent material.  If they are not, get a regular Cinewhite screen.  The two will work great together.

[15:21] Customer: Ok, speaker brands don’t matter?

[15:22] Customer: bose, xyz etc....?

[15:22]        Jaime: Brands only matter to your preference, not the screen. To learn more about the acoustic material, please follow this link: 

[15:24] Customer: Ok I am looking at one on Amazon. Lunette series AcousticPro 1080P3 is cheaper than your website.  What’s the difference?

[15:25]        Jaime: Prices simply vary from place to place.  The product is the same.

[15:25]        Jaime: We don't compete with our dealers' prices; we only list the MSRP.

[15:25] Customer: Ok got it.

[15:25]        Jaime: Sometimes, Amazon will sell open box items or refurbished

[15:26] Customer: It is from Elite screens.

[15:26]        Jaime: We are the maker, yes.

[15:26]        Jaime: Just make sure you buy it new.

[15:26] Customer: got it. thx Jaime.

[15:26]        Jaime: sure thing it was my pleasure to help.

[15:26]        Jaime: thank you for choosing Elite Screens.

[15:26] Customer: Thanks, bye.