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For Immediate Release
January 31, 2011
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SEYMOUR-SCREEN EXCELLENCE RELEASES ACOUSTICALLY TRANSPARENT REFERENCE FIXED FRAME PROJECTION SCREENS IN NORTH AMERICA

The Only Acoustically Transparent Screens Designed for Future Resolutions (4K+); No Minimum Seating or Loudspeaker Distance or EQ Required

Ames, IA – Acoustically transparent projection screen company Seymour-Screen Excellence, today announced the release of its new Reference Fixed Frame (RF) screens for North America.

According to Managing Director Chris Seymour the RF screens are upgraded versions of existing models - a result of his design influences and materials sourced in Iowa, where the venture operates from.

New is RF’s Infinite Black™ velvet border material, which Seymour claims absorbs 99.7% of projected light for the sharpest border and over-scan absorption available today. Upgraded is the Enlightor™ 2 material, presently the highest gain woven acoustically transparent (A.T.) material available on the market and the Enlightor 4K, the industry’s only ISF-certified A.T. material designed for super-high 4K resolution Digital Cinema.

With 10 to 100 times more holes per square inch than perforated vinyl screens, the Enlightor screen materials are woven fabrics that make possible placement of the screen over in-wall loudspeakers (as close as desired) without imposing a minimum speaker or sitting distance. The Enlightor material is free of the historical limitations of moiré and needing EQ compensation.

“The ability to perfectly match and place at the same height the left, center and right front channel speaker behind the screen, for consistent voicing (as opposed to placing a center channel below the screen), makes possible using a larger image, and a much more immersive experience,” says Seymour. The screens are currently being installed in leading mastering studios around the US.

Available in standard 1.78, 2.37 or custom aspect ratios, the screens are available in image widths from 70 to 250-inches. Featured is a full-perimeter groove tensioning system that locks the screen with a perfectly continuous support. Pricing starts at $2,500 (MSRP).

Interested dealers and sales reps can call Chris Seymour at 515.268.3369 or email chris@s-se.us.

About Seymour-Screen Excellence
Founded as a joint venture by US-based Seymour AV and UK-based Screen Excellence, SSE combined the leadership and innovation of their acoustically transparent projection screen materials for high-end custom installers and specialty AV retailers in North America. Using the latest in materials and design from Patrice Congard, originator of the modern acoustically transparent screen, the company’s state-of-the-art screens provide flawless picture quality and acoustic transparency, superior to traditional perforated screens or other less exacting woven screen materials. www.seymourscreenexcellence.com

 

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