Encore Screens Arrives in Australia
The fixed cinema screen market is set for a shakeup in Australia with the arrival of Encore Screens. Developed from the outset to offer an extensive range of high quality yet affordable screens, Encore promises to be the best value for money acoustic weave screens available.
The range comprises two lines starting with CineVue, which is a fixed frame screen with 1.1 gain featuring Theatre White 4K material, 80mm aircraft-grade aluminium frame with a bevelled edge, premium plush black velour, and split frame design.
The Theatre White 4K fabric is a classic texture free home theatre material offering 1.1 Gain, Soft white, and is 4K & 1080p suitable. It is said to provide perfect colour uniformity and detail clarity and is a double-layered, black-backed screen material that is mildew resistant and flame retardant. The fabric is 0.30mm thick and offers a wide viewing angle of 165 degrees.
CineAcoustiq builds on the CineVue line except for being acoustically transparent for those wanting speakers positioned directly behind the screen. Featuring 80mm aircraft-grade aluminium frame with a bevelled edge, it also features a premium plush black velour and a split frame design.
The AcoustiWave 4K is a woven projection fabric for acoustic transparency. It utilises a super-fine 4K weave which is said to be finer than the projected pixels, ensuring you get the full visual experience. It offers 1.1 Gain with a natural white surface and is moiré-free, meaning fabric rotation is not required. According to Encore, it provides “enhanced sound performance - attenuation between 20Hz and 16 kHz < 1db”. With perfect colour uniformity and detail clarity, a black backing stops projected light travelling through the screen. It's also mildew resistant, and flame retardant and the fabric is 0.55mm thick.
Both CineVue and CineAcoustiq screens are available in 16:9 and 2.35:1 Cinemascope formats in 5-inch increments from 100-inch up to 200-inch size. Encore Screens use an extensive array of self-tensioning springs to ensure the projection fabric is consistently pulled taut and therefore super-flat, which contributes to the most accurate image quality.
Available now, Encore is exceptionally priced, starting at $849 RRP for the 100-inch CineVue (16:9), or $899 (2.35.1 Cinemascope). Prices start at $1,299 for 100-inch CineAcoustiq (16:9), or $1,399 (2.35.1 Cinemascope). The range tops out at $1,999 for the 200-inch CineVue (16:9) or $2,049 (2.35:1 Cinemascope). Finally, a 200-inch CineAcoustiq sells for just $2,549 (16:9), or $2,649 (2.35:1 Cinemascope).
For more information visit Encore Screens. Dealer enquiries are welcome.
StereoNET’s Founder and Publisher, born in UK and raised on British Hi-Fi before moving to Australia where he worked as an Engineer in both the audio and mechanical fields.