Acoustically transparent Fixed Frame projection Screen

Sable Frame AcousticPro1080P3 Series

Acoustically Transparent Screens

Fixed frame projector screen featuring the AcousticPro 1080P3 material. The AcousticPro 1080P3 is an acoustic transparent material that allows sound to pass through with minimal attenuation.

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Screen Material

Compatible Projection

Ultra Short Throw, Short Throw, Standard "Long" Throw

Material Type

Acoustic Transparent

Material Hole Size

0.178 mm

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Sable Frame AcousticPro 1080P3 – Acoustic Transparent Fixed Projector Screen

Available in the following front projection materials

Material NameGainViewing AngleDescription
AcousticPro 1080P31.0 180°AcousticPro1080P3 is an acoustically transparent front projection material. The perforated weave eliminates the moire effect while presenting warm neutral colors for today’s HD 1080P (1920×1080) and 4K UHD projectors. This material allows speaker placement behind while allowing an exceptional acoustically transparent performance.

 

Screen Material

  • Flat tensioned screen material
  • Active 3D, 4K Ultra HD, and HDR Ready
  • Standard black backed screen material eliminates light penetration
  • Available in the following diagonal sizes:
    • 100″ in 16:9 format
    • 96″ and 166″ in 2.35:1 format

 

Design and Installation

  • Home Theater fixed frame screen is designed for today’s 720P, 1080P and 4K Home Cinema projectors
  • Black velvet surfaced covered 2.36″ aluminum frame enhances overall appearance and absorbs projector light overshoot
  • Easy to assemble and install in minutes
  • Adjustable fix plates provide equal tension over the entire projection surface
  • Sliding wall brackets allow screen to slide horizontally for properly centered installation.
  • Installation kit includes: sliding wall brackets, drywall anchors, and screws.

Quality and Reliability

  • 2-year limited warranty, and 3-year warranty for ENR-G – Education, Non-profit, Religious and Government/Military organizations
  • Lifetime Tech Support by Elite Screens Professional Service Team through Email, Phone or Online Form.

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Acoustic Transparent Material FAQ’s

Q: Can I use the AcousticPro UHD/CineWhite A8K material in a room with ambient light?
Q: Can I use the AcousticPro UHD/CineWhite A8K material in a room with ambient light?

The AcousticPro UHD/CineWhite A8K performs at its best in a light controlled environment, not in a room that will have ambient light. The material is a fabric with a special weave pattern for projection use. It is suggested to go with our standard CineWhite® material if a matte white screen is needed. Or better yet, our very best CineGrey 3D® or CineGrey 5D® material will perform better with a higher gain and Angular-Reflective front projection with ambient light rejecting technology.

Q: Can I use the CineGrey 3D®(AT)/CineGrey 4D (AT)/CineGrey 5D® material for Active 3D technology?
Q: Can I use the CineGrey 3D®(AT)/CineGrey 4D (AT)/CineGrey 5D® material for Active 3D technology?

“Yes they can be used with Active 3D projectors.”

Q: Do the AcousticPro UHD/CineWhite A8K/CineGrey 3D AT/CineGrey 4D AT support passive 3D (polarized glasses)?
Q: Do the AcousticPro UHD/CineWhite A8K/CineGrey 3D AT/CineGrey 4D AT support passive 3D (polarized glasses)?

No they are not polarized and do not support passive 3D.

Q: Does the AcousticPro UHD material have a black backing in the electric drop down series products?
Q: Does the AcousticPro UHD material have a black backing in the electric drop down series products?

Currently, the AcousticPro UHD does not have black backing. However, the AcousticPro UHD incorporates a dense synthetic weave with an average size perforation of 0.32mm designed to mitigate light penetration.

Q: How can I determine the front and rear side of an AcousticPro material?
Q: How can I determine the front and rear side of an AcousticPro material?

Please refer to the images below to the determine the front and rear side.

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Horizontal
Q: How far should I place my speakers behind the CineWhite A8K/CineGrey 3D AT/CineGrey 4D AT and AcousticPro UHD (Acoustically Transparent) screen materials?
Q: How far should I place my speakers behind the CineWhite A8K/CineGrey 3D AT/CineGrey 4D AT and AcousticPro UHD (Acoustically Transparent) screen materials?

A projection screen mounted flush against the wall over a properly installed in-wall speaker will have a sufficient distance by itself. There will generally be about a 1” total distance between the speaker’s dust cap (depending on make/model) and the screen with a 5mm (.2”) spacing between an in-wall speaker’s grill and the AT screen material itself.

Q: How much room is recommended between in-wall speakers and acoustically transparent screen materials AcousticPro UHD/CineWhite A8K/CineGrey 3D AT/CineGrey 4D AT?
Q: How much room is recommended between in-wall speakers and acoustically transparent screen materials AcousticPro UHD/CineWhite A8K/CineGrey 3D AT/CineGrey 4D AT?

As long as the in-wall speakers do no touch the materials or approximately 1”.

Q: How well does the CineGrey 5D®/CineGrey 3D® (AT)/CineGrey 4D (AT) perform in a dark room environment?
Q: How well does the CineGrey 5D®/CineGrey 3D® (AT)/CineGrey 4D (AT) perform in a dark room environment?

The CineGrey 5D®/CineGrey 3D® (AT)/CineGrey 4D (AT) are great for dark room environment also, but we must understand its limitations. First of all, both materials have narrow viewing angles. So if you wish to have a wide seating arrangement after 80 degrees, you will notice a drop in brightness. Second, because they are higher gain screens they reflect more projector brightness. This may tire your eyes, so we recommend using a less brighter mode if your projector has a such setting. If that is not a problem, then these materials will work. And the best thing is, because they are angular reflective material, the projector’s light will not diffuse in all directions like a matte white material. Meaning that they will not scatter the projector’s light and create side lighting. Thus, eliminating the need to absorb it with black velvet or paint a room really dark. Third, because both of these materials are made with a neutral gray substrate, the color balance and temperature will be exceptional. The dark gray also enhances contrast and great color saturation.

Q: I have a short throw/ultra-short throw projector, will this projector work with the ambient light rejecting CineGrey 3D® (AT)/CineGrey 4D (AT)/5D® angular-reflective materials?
Q: I have a short throw/ultra-short throw projector, will this projector work with the ambient light rejecting CineGrey 3D® (AT)/CineGrey 4D (AT)/5D® angular-reflective materials?

No, ultra-short and short-throw projectors are not compatible with CineGrey 3D® (AT)/CineGrey 4D (AT)/5D® angular-reflective materials.

Q: Is the AcousticPro UHD/CineWhite A8K/CineGrey 4D AT/CineGrey 3D AT compatible with my 3D projector?
Q: Is the AcousticPro UHD compatible with my 3D projector?

The AcusticPro UHD/CineWhite A8K/CineGrey 4D AT/CineGrey 3D AT is compatible with Active 3D projectors.  As the screen is not polarized, it will not work with Passive 3D applications.

Q: Is the black border around the AcousticPro UHD material acoustically transparent as well in the electric drop down series products?
Q: Is the black border around the AcousticPro UHD material acoustically transparent as well in the electric drop down series products?

“Yes, the black border is made of the same material as the AcousticPro UHD, thus it is acoustically transparent.”

Q: Is the black top drop also “acoustic” material on the electric drop down AcousticPro UHD models?
Q: Is the black top drop also “acoustic” material on the electric drop down AcousticPro UHD models?

The entire material is made of the AcousticPro UHD, so it is transparent.
Note: Black masking borders are entirely made of the AcousticPro UHD sound transparent material.

Q: What are the benefits of using CineGrey 3D® (AT)/CineGrey 4D (AT) or CineGrey 5D® material in a dark room with white ceiling and walls?
Q: What are the benefits of using CineGrey 3D® (AT)/CineGrey 4D (AT) or CineGrey 5D® material in a dark room with white ceiling and walls?

Projecting on a matte white screen material in a dedicated Home Cinema, typically requires a dark room environment for a great theatrical experience. Matte White materials diffuse light in all directions since that is their nature. This means that light will scatter everywhere in the room. That is why a dedicated Home Cinema room should try to have as much black walls and light absorbing materials to reduce the amount of scattered light. This scattered light eventually reflects back to the projection image and degrading the contrast ratio, color, and black levels which affect the fidelity of the picture. The CineGrey 5D’s CLR/ALR technology allows the projector’s light to reflect back at the mirror opposite end. This greatly reduces the amount of light scatter and instead focuses the light to the viewer’s sweet spot. In addition, the black microscopic layers improve black levels and color purity to increase the contrast ratio vs a matte white screen material.

Q: What Screen Series is the AcousticPro UHD available on? Do you have a tab-tension series with the AcousticPro UHD material?
Q: What Screen Series is the AcousticPro UHD available on? Do you have a tab-tension series with the AcousticPro UHD material?

The AcousticPro UHD is available in our Spectrum Series (non-tensioned), Saker Tab-Tension Series (Tensioned), and Evanesce Series.

Q: Will I sacrifice picture quality using Elite’s AcousticPro UHD/CineWhite A8K/CineGrey 3D AT/CineGrey 4D AT (Acoustically Transparent) screen materials?
Q: Will I sacrifice picture quality using Elite’s AcousticPro UHD/CineWhite A8K/CineGrey 3D AT/CineGrey 4D AT (Acoustically Transparent) screen materials?


All acoustically transparent materials on the market today are light enough in thickness to allow sound to penetrate it with low-level attenuation (decrease in sound quality) but normally come at the cost of having considerable light loss as well. Elite’s AcousticPro 1080P3 acoustically transparent (AT) material is an exception to this rule.  It has an astonishingly fine (.01mm) micro-perforated texture that allows sound to breathe through the fabric with minimal attenuation. At the same time, it allows the video aspects of the material to perform on the same level as a typical matte-white (non-acoustic) material does. The ultra-fine perforations of the AcousticPro 1080P3 “AT” material allows it to be used with high resolution (4096×2160 pixel ratio)  projectors. A special reflective compound coats the surface of Elite’s 1080P acoustic material to compensate for light penetration by reflecting the brightness of the projected image. All these features come together to form a product with superior acoustic transparency that has just 1% light loss while presenting a neutral color temperature (6500°-7000° Kelvin). This is equivalent and in some cases, even surpassing in video performance to a standard matte white non-acoustic projection screen.

Q: Will the AcousticPro UHD material develop waves or curl over time?
Q: Will the AcousticPro UHD material develop waves or curl over time?

The AcousticPro UHD material is a self-supporting, rigid material making it capable of withstanding curling/waving over time as long as it is not in a cold environment.  We strongly recommend using the product in a controlled environment with a temperate of approximately 74 degrees Fahrenheit.

Q: Will the CineGrey 3D (AT)/4D (AT)/5D® ambient light rejecting screen material cause the “hot spot” effect?
Q: Will the CineGrey 3D (AT)/4D (AT)/5D® ambient light rejecting screen material cause the “hot spot” effect?

Elite Screens’ CineGrey 3D® (AT)/4D (AT)/5D® is a color neutral smooth surface with sparkling elements to increase screen gain in an ambient light room environment. These special characteristics incorporates a diffusion layer over a highly reflective surface which scatters ambient light while improving picture performance with a brighter image. The projector itself, however also plays a big part in creating a hot spot. Projectors highest brightness levels are focused in the center, and only about 70% to 80% in the corners. In other words, the uniformity itself is not spread entirely even across the screen, thus creating a brighter spot in the center area. To combat this, we recommend the following.

1. Reduce the projector’s light output by choosing an economy mode
2. Install the projector further away from the screen, minimum of 1.5 x the image width
3. Go with a lower gain screen

Q: Your website says that CineGrey 3D® (AT)/CineGrey 4D (AT)/CineGrey 5D® are not compatible with ultra-short throw projectors. Can you explain what this combination will look like and why it will not work?
Q: Your website says that CineGrey 3D® (AT)/CineGrey 4D (AT)/CineGrey 5D® are not compatible with ultra-short throw projectors. Can you explain what this combination will look like and why it will not work?


The CineGrey 3D® (AT)/CineGrey 4D (AT)/CineGrey 5D® are angular reflective front projection materials that reflect at the mirror-opposite angle. If an ultra-short throw projector is used, the material will reflect the steep narrow light and reflect it upwards instead of to the viewer’s eye level.

Image shows how a UST projector with CineGrey 3D looks like in a room with ambient light.
Image shows how a UST projector with CineGrey 3D looks like in a room with ambient light.


Image shows how a UST projector with CineGrey 3D® looks like in a room with lights turned off
Image shows how a UST projector with CineGrey 3D® looks like in a room with lights turned off


The image appears to look good, but is still reflecting the projector light upwards and causing a hotspot in the middle of the image. Overhead lights are being absorbed/reflected off the material while providing great color saturation, image brightness, and black levels for a contrast rich presentation. Model# AR100DHD3 – CineGrey 3D® EDGE FREE 100” Diagonal 16:9 Fixed Frame with JVC LX-NZ3B 4K HDR Laser Projector



Image shows how good a performance can be obtained using a standard throw projector with ceiling lights above

Sable Frame Series FAQ’s

Q: What is the difference between the version 1 and version 2 of the (Lunette, SableFrame, ezFrame) Series?
Q. What is the difference between the version 1 and version 2 of the (Lunette, SableFrame, ezFrame) Series?

While the frame structure and screen material performance remain the same between the version 1 and version 2 of the (Lunette, SableFrame,ezFrame) series, there are two main differences.

– Version 2 features a newly designed material that has a rubber-edge border (does not apply to AcousticPro materials) which makes installation a lot easier and a lot less time consuming.
– Version 2 comes with an installation kit that includes wood screws & improved dry-wall anchors, wall brackets, screwdriver, and a mallet.

Both of these new features help speed up the overall process of assembly and installation of your fixed frame projection screen.

Q: What is the difference between the ezFrame and the Sable Frame series?
Q. What is the difference between the ezFrame and the Sable Frame series?

The Sable Frame and ezFrame frame have different frame designs. The SableFrama has an Astragal (half round surface flanked by 2-flat sides) profile as opposed to the ezFrame’s standard (wedge or sloped-edgethe frames are different only to suit different aesthetic needs.  Please see this PDF for an illustration of the differences.  Both frames come in 16:9, 16:10, and 2.35:1 aspect ratios. Both are also available in Cinegrey, Cinegrey5d, Cinewhite, Powergain, and AcousticPro1080P2. The ezFrame is different in that it is also 4:3 aspect ratio and it is available with AcousticPro1080P3 and WraithVeil(rear projection) screen material.

Q: What are the model numbers for replacement screen material for my fixed frame screen?
Q. What are the model numbers for replacement screen material for my fixed frame screen?

Elite Screens offers replacement materials for 4:3, 16:9, and 2.35:1 fixed frame screens.

Decoding the model number: ZR92WH1-M

ZR- Sable Frame / ezFrame Series Replacement Material
92= Diagonal Size of 92″
W= CineWhite
H= 16:9 Aspect Ratio (V= 4:3, Wide= 2.35:1)
-M = Screen Type

ZAR : Aeon Series Replacement Material
Z-SBSF : Sable Frame B2 Series Replacement Material

Shop links : Sable Frame / ezFrame Series Materials, Aeon Series Materials, Sable Frame B2 Series Materials

General Fixed Frame Screens FAQ’s

Q: What is the advantage of having a black velvet covered frame?
Q. What is the advantage of having a black velvet covered frame?

In addition to an appealing aesthetic appearance, the advantage of having a black velvet covered frame is to help absorb projector overshoot.

Q: Where do I place the center support bar for a fixed frame screen?
Q: Where do I place the center support bar for a fixed frame screen?

Center support bar for larger size fixed frame screens goes inside the top of the groove located on the back of the frame.

Center support bar

Q : Can I flush mount my fixed frame screen directly to the wall/ceiling? I would like the top of the frame to be exactly where the ceiling and wall meet.
Q : Can I flush mount my fixed frame screen directly to the wall/ceiling? I would like the top of the frame to be exactly where the ceiling and wall meet.

Elite Screens does not recommend attempting such an installation as in most cases it would not be possible. This is because the frame has to be lifted directly above and then placed down onto the brackets. The brackets will then latch onto the grooves of the frame and hold it in place. Mounting the wall brackets flush to the wall and ceiling would not provide the clearance needed for the frame to be lifted above the brackets. Elite Screens recommends the wall brackets be placed no closer than 4-6”(depending on the thickness of the frame) below the ceiling as that ditstance would give you the clearance needed to lift the screen above and then onto the brackets.

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